RELEASE: LiveCode 7.0 DP8

Benjamin Beaumont ben at
Fri Aug 1 18:08:00 CEST 2014

Dear List Members.

We are pleased to announce the release of LiveCode 7.0 DP8.

* Warning, this is a pre-release with new features which have the potential
to cause issues. Please ensure you backup your stacks before testing this

*Release Focus*

   1. Bug fixes
      1. 50+ in 7.0 related engine changes
      2. 50+ in 6.7 related engine changes
   2. 64 bit Linux support

*Important Changes*
- We’ve update the platform component of the engine on Linux substantially.
Think of it as the equivalent of the cocoa port for MacOS X. As a result,
windowing related activities on Linux are subject to change. If you are
testing on Linux we would encourage you to focus on windowing, window
shapes, shortcuts, copy/paste and drag/drop.
- LiveCode 7.0 is now based on LiveCode 6.7. It includes cocoa, the webkit
browser, the new AVFoundation player on Mac.
- The file format has changed for this release to accommodate Unicode. Old
stacks will still work in 7.0, but stacks saved in 7.0 format will not open
in previous versions of LiveCode. Therefore it is doubly critical to backup
your stacks.

*Known issues*
- LiveCode 7 64-bit Linux installer does not run for "All Users". To
install for all users use the command line install or install for "you
- 10 outstanding reports against 7.0:
- 15 outstanding reports against 6.7:

*Release contents*
The number of bugs fixed is so large that it no longer makes sense to
include a summary in the release email. Instead, please look at the bug fix
section of the release notes which can be found here:

*Getting this release*
LiveCode 7.0 is not yet part of the auto-update process yet. We'll add it
once 7.0 once we enter the RC cycle. For the time being we're looking to
our more experienced community members to help with initial testing by
downloading directly at:

*Feeding Back*
If you find an issue in this release, please report a bug at

Warm regards,

The LiveCode Team


Benjamin Beaumont . RunRev Ltd

LiveCode Product Manager
mail : 25a Thistle Street Lane South West, Edinburgh, EH2 1EW
email : ben at
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