Stephan Tobler wrote:
> I guess an answer to Charlie's question would be of great interest
> for many of us. Till now I never heard about a runtime version or
> compilation facility. Only tracing used modules and installing them
> selectively cannot be the one an only truth.
> Please let us now if SAS provides some enhancements to create
> executables! Are there official statements?
Stephan, thanks for clarifying your interest in the "run-time" version of
SAS. According to a conversation I had with Rick Langston about a year and a
half ago, the RTV (run-time version) does require you to track the DLLs that
your application uses, and then to distribute these to your client. You had
caught all these details to date. What has apparently not been mentioned is
the financial/legal/support details between the app developer, the client,
and SAS Institute. The client need not license SAS software; the app
developer needs to negotiate with SI re/the licensing fee to distribute
specific DLLs on the client's behalf; and SI will not provide Tech Support to
the client--this is the responsibility of the developer.
Now, if this scheme has been updated since my conversation with Rick, or if I
am omitting/misstating relevant details, I apologize in advance. I think
these are important pieces of information for anyone interested in developing
and distributing apps. Please contact me for further information on my own
perspectives on app development using SAS-based tools, but as the above
represents a total brain dump on this issue, I'm afraid I'm not the person to
ask for further clarification on SI policies and procedures.
Thanks again for your interest in more information.
Barakat & Chamberlin, Inc.