RELEASE LiveCode 6.6.2 RC1

Benjamin Beaumont ben at runrev.com
Thu Apr 24 19:22:08 CEST 2014


Dear List Members.

We are pleased to announce the release of LiveCode 6.6.1 RC1.

This is a maintenance release for the 6.6 series and contain 43 bug fixes.
Many of the visual glitches on high resolution screens have been resolved
and a number of other general fixes have been applied.

*Release Contents*

43 bug fixes:

   - 12239 - Magnification window shows corrupted image.
   - 12237 - Attempt to attach to the launching console on Windows (if any)
   in standalones.
   - 12236 - Dropdown menus are clipped on Windows when text scale > 100%
   - 12235 - Tooltips clipped on Windows when text scaling > 100%
   - 12227 - When Windows screen display is set to 125% popups sometimes
   break
   - 12223 - Windows backdrop doesn\'t cover the full desktop area when
   displayed on a high-dpi screen.
   - 12206 - Buttons of menu type can\'t be inspected if first created
   object
   - 12200 - Some filesystem entries in the root of a volume on Mac report
   as files when they are really folders.
   - 12185 - Standalone engine crashes when -ui specified on Linux.
   - 12183 - Clicking in the scrollbar well doesn\'t work if the click is
   too short.
   - 12182 - \'the pageRanges\' doesn\'t work on fields with more than 64K
   chars.
   - 12175 - Setting the usePixelScaling property doesn\'t update all
   windows on Mac.
   - 12170 - Non-existant command line parameter variables ($) behave
   strangely with split.
   - 12146 - setting tabstops to 2 equal numbers and then turning vGrid on
   hangs LC
   - 12125 - put the executionContexts crashes LiveCode server
   - 12107 - exit causes livecode server to crash
   - 12105 - Livecode server crashed if you call paramCount()
   - 12101 - Graphics missing from imported Hypercard stack
   - 12099 - On awakening Android device from sleep, part of app is blacked
   out
   - 12088 - The script editor doesn\'t scroll horizontally as text is
   entered
   - 12058 - The backdrop on Windows is always black
   - 12044 - Opaque groups do not completely draw their backgrounds when
   acceleratedRendering is enabled
   - 12037 - Slow-down in setting contents of fields on Windows since 6.1.3.
   - 12027 - On Retina Mac\'s scrollbars with small thumbs render smaller
   than they should.
   - 12020 - Caret is too thin on Retina displays.
   - 12010 - Windows engine hangs after multiple stack redraws.
   - 12008 - import screen snapshot on iOS creates image of incorrect size.
   - 12006 - HTTP (HTML) URLs encoded with anything other than a native
   character set are retunred incorrectly
   - 11975 - \"import snapshot from rect ...\" only imports part of the
   screen on Windows
   - 11964 - Spacing is incorrect for Windows scaled text
   - 11933 - effective textColor returns empty value for styled text
   - 11920 - Memory leak in bitmap effects with spread of non-zero radius
   (e.g. spread 100%, radius 1; spread 50%, radius 2).
   - 11904 - Italic characters with underhang are clipped on windows
   - 11884 - Stoked graphics clipped when printed
   - 11860 - uuid and randomBytes functions don\'t work on iOS when
   Encryption support is not included
   - 11708 - Anroid apps only partially drawn after rotating device during
   lock sreen
   - 11690 - Once large scripts start scrolling the script editor, it
   won\'t stop for a long time on Windows.
   - 11689 - ResizeControl is not sent when resizing images
   - 11662 - Round buttons are drawn incorrectly
   - 11603 - Backdrop not displayed on Linux
   - 11370 - Anti-aliasing inconsistent for 1 pixel lines and curves
   - 11072 - magnify and edit image crashes LC
   - 2627 - The machine() function returns \"unknown\" under Mac OSX

*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/

*Reporting Bugs*
If you encounter an issue with this release please submit a bug report to
our quality centre: http://quality.runrev.com/enter_bug.cgi

Warm regards,

The LiveCode Team


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