English language learners and LiveCode
richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Wed Jun 13 03:42:32 EDT 2012
On 06/12/2012 11:36 PM, Richard Gaskin wrote:
> Richmond wrote:
>>> Actually, RunRev should specifiy which Linux versions they
>>> support. It's impossible to support every Linux distribution
>>> available... [Where is LiveCode for Puppy Linux?] ;-)
>> If RunRev do not support Ubuntu they are probably excluding a very large
>> number of current and potential clients using Linux.
> System requirements for each platform are noted here, under the
> section "Platforms Supported":
> For Linux:
> Create native executables for 32-bit installation, or a
> 64-bit Linux distribution that has a 32-bit compatibility
> layer, 2.4.x or later kernel, X11R5 or later, glibc 2.3.2
> or later, gtk/gdk/glib (optional – required for native
> theme support), pango/xft (optional – required for pdf
> printing, anti-aliased text and unicode font support),
> lcms (optional – required for color profile support in
> JPEGs and PNGs), gksu (optional – required for elevate
> process support)
> In my experience, aside from the IDE bug with the Dictionary it seems
> to run very well on Ubuntu.
> In fact, I recently noticed that in v5.5 they now use the native theme
> color for list selection hilites (thanks Mr. Waddingham!).
I am sure Mr Waddingham is not to blame for the fact that 5.5. would not
run on my machine.
I am sure that Linux is a beast with many heads, and , unlike the
monolithic Mac OS and Windows OS,
each individual installation has its foibles.
My Xubuntu install has XFCE 4.10 sitting on it; what I haven't done is
tried to run 5.5. with a different windows manager.
I would be daft in the extreme if I thought RunRev had the time, money
and so on, to test Livecode for Linux on even 10% of all possible Linux
One thing that was mentioned once, and died a death, was to issue a
Linux distro based on one of the majors (Ubuntu, Redhat, Debian and so
on) with a working, functioning Livecode pre-installed.
> Richard Gaskin
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