Release 8.0 DP 14

RM richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Thu Feb 4 16:00:52 EST 2016



On 4.02.2016 22:36, Ali Lloyd wrote:
> Yes, 6 and 7 will be EOLed when 8.0 GM is released - at the moment they are
> being updated only for critical reasons (eg SSL update, or XCode
> compatibility).
>
> So yes, you should be considering wholesale transfer to 8 ASAP. The vast
> majority of further work on 8.0 will be LiveCode Builder or IDE related, so
> the core engine is pretty stable and has many improvements over the 7.1
> engine.

Well, I'll transfer just as soon as the Dictionary has been sorted out.

Richmond.

>
> On Thu, 4 Feb 2016 at 19:23, RM <richmondmathewson at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>>
>> On 4.02.2016 21:18, Ali Lloyd wrote:
>>> On Thu, Feb 4, 2016 at 5:49 PM Dr. Hawkins <dochawk at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> On Thu, Feb 4, 2016 at 5:49 AM, Ali Lloyd <ali.lloyd at livecode.com>
>> wrote:
>>>>> *Script Editor Performance*
>>>>> The script editor's performance with large scripts has been improved.
>>>>>
>>>> Is there any way that this can make it into 7?  I lose amazing amounts
>> of
>>>> time on a daily bases to my 10k line scripts . . .
>>> I'm afraid not - even if
>>> the current crop of 7.1 RCs weren't intended to be
>>> the last ones,
>> Hmm? Does that mean that the LiveCode 7 series is very nearly EOL, and
>> we should
>> be considering wholesale transfer to LiveCode 8?
>>
>> This seems a bit odd when a new LiveCode 6 series has just been released.
>>
>> Richmond.
>>> and the 8.0 script editor weren't forked, there were several
>>> changes in the engine facilitating the performance boost which cannot be
>>> easily backported.
>>>
>>> Can I encourage you to give 8.0 a try instead?
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