[ANN] Release 8.0.0 DP 15

Peter TB Brett peter.brett at livecode.com
Mon Feb 22 10:24:06 EST 2016

Dear list members,

We are pleased to announce the release of LiveCode 8.0.0 DP 15.

Developer Preview Release
Warning: this is not a stable release.  Please ensure you back up your 
stacks before testing them.

*IMPORTANT*: It is especially vital that you back up your stacks before 
testing them in 8.0 DP 15, as there has been a change to the save 
command in DP 13. The IDE has been updated to accommodate this change, 
but we strongly recommend making back-ups in case there is unforeseen 
data loss.

*IMPORTANT*: Your stacks may appear different on first opening in 8.0 DP 
15, due to the improvement in desktop OS theming introduced in DP 14. 
The theming can be reverted to legacy on a per-object basis using the 
new "theme" property. For more information, see the release notes.

Getting the Release
You can get the release at https://downloads.livecode.com/livecode/ or 
via the automatic updater.

Release Contents
64-bit Mac OS X deployment
You can now deploy apps as Mac OS X 64-bit programs.  See the "Mac 
Deployment Guide" in the IDE for more information.

Better control editing
The outline and handles of selected control are now shown on the top 
layer, even if other controls are on top of it.

Multiple fonts in HTML5 standalones
You can now include and use your own fonts in HTML5 standalones.

Default scripts for widgets
Widget developers can now provide a default script.  It's used to 
initialise the widget's script the first time the user edits the widget 
in the script editor.

...and 45 bug fixes!

Known issues
* Windows 10 theming causes display issues with the dictionary, script 
editor and property inspector

* CEF Browser (and therefore the dictionary and browser widget) does not 
currently work on 32-bit Linux

* HTML5 standalones do not currently work when they contain extensions 
with dependencies

* 64-bit standalones for Mac OS X do not have support for audio 
recording or the revVideoGrabber external

LiveCode 8 is still in development, so we'd love to hear any feedback 
you have on it.  There are a number of features that we'd like to 
implement but aren't ready yet, and the existing features are subject to 
change during development - we can't guarantee that extensions written 
in Developer Previews will continue to work the same way in later versions.

Please report any bugs encountered on our Bugzilla at 

We have a forum available for discussing LiveCode Builder at

Have fun!

The LiveCode Team

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