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Dan dan at dbdigitalweb.com
Wed Apr 10 23:04:32 EDT 2019

On 4/10/2019 10:16 PM, Mark Rollins wrote:
> The sharing of data on NewtOS was only possible if the “soup” storing it allowed access, and the package was set up to read said soup, it didn’t just happen from package to package to package. 
Yes very true, I was not specific as I could have been in my previous post.  However, most of them did use the the default soups unless the package was doing something different (or thought they were such as Action Names although that one did have import and export to the standard names soup).  At least the packages I use on a regular basis utilize the standard soups.  

But it should be mentioned that it wasn't a matter of "allowing" access.  Any app/package can access any soup at any time, it was just a matter of if it understood what was in it/compatibility (what frame had what data etc).  There isn't any sort of security other than using a different format.  Most data was not encrypted and you can read it with any soup reader/explorer.  Which was mainly my point, as to why such sharing won't be done these days.  It would be too easy for someone to make off with all the data on the device in a format that was easily read.


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