Mike Hearn mh at codeweavers.com
Mon May 16 07:15:59 CDT 2005

On Sun, 15 May 2005 11:17:15 -0700, Kenneth Porter wrote:
> Another developer pointed this out to me for use with a Windows binary, and 
> is not releasing Linux betas because there's no native Linux equivalent. 
> (The app works fine native in Linux, but the dev want's to prevent 
> unauthorized use until GA.)

The lack of any decent copy protection on Linux *is* a problem. There is
Shiva but it's quite old and has a crack available for it. The problem is,
I don't think there is quite enough demand to spur a commercial
development of one (and I fail to see how to make an open source copy
protection system without hardware support).

As to whether he can use exeCryptor on a native Linux app, no, I'm afraid
that's not possible. It might work in Wine but then you'd have to run the
Windows version of this app.

thanks -mike

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