richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Wed Aug 26 23:28:44 CEST 2015
So; had a "bash" with LiveCode 8.0.0 dp3 on Windows 7 (thanks to the
good offices of VMware Player 7 on Xubuntu 64-bit 15.04*) and found that
there is no obvious differences to the 64-bit Linux version.
So (bad habit that, keeping writing 'so'), back to Linux and trying to
learn something about the widget/extension (see abusive remarks on
nomenclature in earlier post):
[parenthetically; slightly p*ssed off that I cannot get at IDE stacks
via the props palette as I want to turn the menuBar and the Tools black.]
1. "Start by creating a plain text file and save it *do* disk with the
extension "lcb" " [Grammatical error hilited]
Well, that's a mug's game to start with; these should be possible to
make from within the Extension Builder.
2. Well, there we are; created a document called "cheese.lcb" in my '8
ball' directory where I am messing around right now. Used
'LeafPad' - bog standard text editor that comes with Xubuntu -
nothing special; saved in UTF - 8 (LF) format; let's see if LiveCode
2.1. I wonder why the Extension Builder keeps defaulting to the
/extensions/ directory and won't 'fixate' on my directory?
3. OK: apparently I have opened the text document in the Builder . . .
4. "Start by declaring the type of extension, either 'widget" or
"library" followed by your identifier" . . . err . . . OK . . .
4.1 Where? Neither of the 2 fields in the Builder will let me select
them so I can type anything: neither the 'Resources' fld, nor
the 'User Guide' (which is obviously not the right place.
4.2 I tried clicking on the 'Script' button ["Opens the lcb script in
an external default editor." - AND how does one set that?] nothing happened.
5. Grind to a halt because the Documentation seems insufficient . . .
6. Here's another funny one: "See "Select A Developer ID" below" . . .
scrolling all the way through the Guide this section is missing.
7. Being a clever sort of chap (?) I thought I'd just open up my text
file using my *external text editor* (at which point one
starts to wonder what the point of the Builder is . . . and copy
and adapt the example given in the Docs:
//metadata title is "Daft Try"//
//metadata author is "Richmond"//
//metadata version is "1.0.0"//
As the Documentation does *NOT* let one copy-paste I had to type all
that out . . .and that is silly.
At this point I got fed up and decided to go to bed.
I might continue tomorrow . . .
*2 MAIN CRITICISMS*:
1. Use of text editor; not good.
2. Inability to copy-paste: Shakespeare must be turning in his grave!
* VMware Player 7 is FREE, but it is only available Linux-wise for
64-bit distros, the most recent version for 32-bit distros being version 6;
to which the only serious response can be "mene mene tekel upharsin" and
get a 64-bit distro running as soon as possible.
To install Windows 7 on VMware is no more difficult than installing it
on a physical computer.
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