RELEASE LiveCode 6.5.1

Peter Haworth pete at lcsql.com
Fri Dec 20 13:44:12 EST 2013


Bug # 11620.  pixelScale is not in the dictionary or the message box
globals tab.

Pete
lcSQL Software <http://www.lcsql.com>


On Fri, Dec 20, 2013 at 6:43 AM, Benjamin Beaumont <ben at runrev.com> wrote:

> Dear List Members,
>
> We are pleased to announce the release of LiveCode 6.5.1. This is a stable
> release and recommended for all LiveCode users.
>
> *Release Contents*
> Control the screen pixel scaling.
> 26 bug fixes:
> *- 11564 - Italic text on Windows clips for certain fonts*
> - 11609 - Getting the rect of Android native controls returns empty rect
> - 11606 - Text wrapping and metrics issues.
> - 11604 - Image rotate, move, rotate resets image location to that of first
> rotation.
> - 11592 - Import / export snapshot not working on Windows & Linux
> - 11590 - Fullscreen stacks on multiple monitors always appear on the same
> screen.
> - 11586 - Android native controls are positioned incorrectly for certain
> fullscreen modes
> - 11572 - Certain iOS fonts clip vertically
> - 11571 - iPhoneUseDeviceResolution does not update the current pixelScale
> - 11568 - Bitmap effect colors are incorrect on iOS and Android
> - 11567 - Scaled OS themed parts render aren\'t filtered
> - 11563 - Drag-n-drop hotspot is in wrong location on OS X stack with
> menubar
> - 11560 - Fix graphical anomalies in outer glow effect
> - 11559 - Crash of standalone -ui mode and server engine on some Linux
> distributions
> - 11558 - Artefacts when drawing Windows checkmarks
> - 11553 - Fill overlaps borders for arcs
> - 11551 - Stacks with many referenced images can take a long time to save.
> - 11549 - Text fails to render if a single native encoded character is
> followed by a unicode character in a field in certain cases.
> - 11547 - Setting the textColor of a line in a field doesn\'t work
> - 11535 - Monospaced fonts do not have consistent character width.
> - 11528 - Gradient colors incorrect on Android
> - 11527 - Unicode text on Android clipped
> - 11513 - If a stack has font attributes set, then ideal text layout is not
> used in fullscreen mode.
> - 11507 - Prevent crash in revBrowser on OSX when there is no data source
> - 11505 - Multiply blend mode does not work correctly for graphic effects
> - 11447 - \'put the MCSSendString of\' crashes
>
> *pixelScale Property*
> We have added a new ‘pixelScale’ property (global) that allows you to
> control the density at which your stack is rendered. This property
> deprecates iphoneUseDeviceResolution.
>
> By default, LiveCode will automatically set the density of your stack to
> the density of the device it is running on. For example:
> - iPad (1.0)
> - iPad retina (2.0)
>
> In the example above, the height of the stack (in portrait) will report
> back at 1024 on both devices, even though the iPad retina has 2048 physical
> pixels. To access all the devices pixels in previous version of LiveCode
> you set the “iphoneUseDeviceResolution” property to true. However, with the
> changes made in 6.5 Android developers needed a similar feature to iOS.
>
> So, to turn off automatic scaling on a high-density display you can set the
> pixelScale to ‘1.0’.
>
> *Getting this release*
> To upgrade to this release please select "check for updates" from the help
> menu in LiveCode or download the installers directly at:
> http://downloads.livecode.com/livecode/6_5_1/
>
> Warm regards,
>
> The LiveCode Team
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