The status of 6.5.1

Richmond richmondmathewson at
Sun Jan 19 13:37:11 EST 2014

On 19/01/14 20:30, J. Landman Gay wrote:
> On 1/19/14, 10:45 AM, Richard Gaskin wrote:
>>> So, instead of a mad scramble to get out a version 7, a period of
>>> retrenchment would seem called through, with a far longer
>>> period of beta-testing, and a more rigorous one at that.
>> Where did RunRev announce that they're refusing to make another
>> maintenance build between now and v7?
>> The radically-enhanced v7 has been in development for some time, during
>> which they've continued to roll out many new versions of the v6 series.
>> I haven't seen any indication from them that this will somehow stop -
>> did I miss something?
> I was going to reply to this too but I hesitatated. You didn't miss 
> anything, there's no "mad scramble", v. 7 is part of a dual-track 
> development effort. There will be a 6.6 release soon and probably 
> others after that. V. 7 is going to take a while to finish because it 
> requires a huge rewrite of many existing components -- not the least 
> of which is the field object, which is probably the most complex 
> object the engine has.
> My primary concern with posts like the OP are that they are based on 
> conjecture and might influence potential users looking into LiveCode. 
> The mousecolor bug used as an example was fixed within days of being 
> reported. It certainly wasn't a bug severe enough to reflect on the 
> reliability of the entire product, but casual internet visitors would 
> not have known that from the tone of the post.

I understand your concern.

I waited a few days before posting!

What concerns me is the impression that releases such as 6.5.1 might be 
more than they are; interim releases, as
there is nothing really to indicate that.


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