LC 8 on Windows

Skip Kimpel skiplondon at gmail.com
Sat Jul 9 22:37:28 CEST 2016


I am running Windows 8.1 with LC 8.0.2 RC3

On Sat, Jul 9, 2016 at 4:27 PM, Richard Gaskin <ambassador at fourthworld.com>
wrote:

> Skip Kimpel wrote:
>
> > I have to ask.... has anybody actually tested LC8 on a Windows
> > machine?  It seems like so many features are missing or don't
> > work that I am surprised there is not more outrage.
>
> The members of this list are not known for shyness.  If you're seeing
> obvious things in a build that aren't discussed here, it's not only managed
> to elude the core team while they were making it, but also the automated
> test tool and the human users here.  Such cases may require us to dig a
> little deeper to understand what's going on.
>
> The following are my efforts to help confirm these in v8.1 dp2 under
> Windows 8.1:
>
> > A FEW examples:
> > *Can't right click on a field to get options
>
> Can't reproduce; works as expected.
>
>
> > *Script window, after making changes, APPLY button does nothing
> > and you have to force yourself out of the script to get it to
> > save the changes (3 attempts to complete)
>
> When I first tried this is failed as you described, but then I found that
> switching to the Browse tool allowed the Apply button to work.
>
> But weirder, subsequent attempts to use the Apply button all worked,
> regardless whether the Browse or Pointer tool was active.
>
> And in all cases Shift+Enter consistently worked (which is what I always
> use anyway, so I wouldn't have noticed this if I weren't testing from your
> recipe, and possibly why this has eluded others).
>
> So while I was able to confirm this once, I'm unable to come up with a
> recipe to reproduce it.  Is the issue consistent in your install?
>
>
> > *Selecting an object on the screen, clicking on it and trying to
> > position it with the arrow keys does nothing.
>
> Can't reproduce; works as expected.
>
>
> SUMMARY:
>
> I was unable to reproduce two of three of these, and the other I was only
> able to reproduce once, but never again.
>
> Can anyone else here please test these recipes on Windows and report back
> what you find?
>
> If we see further variance we may want to explore our respective mix of
> plugins to see if those might be affecting things.  FWIW my plugins folder
> is chock full o' stacks, but they're all ones I wrote.
>
> Also, which version of Windows are you running, and which version of :C?
>
> If your LC is not the most recent you may want to try LC 8.1 dp2, since
> that represents the most recent and most feature-rich version, and likely
> targeted to go to RC soon so let's get anything we need fixed identified
> and into the bug queue ASAP.
>
> --
>  Richard Gaskin
>  Fourth World Systems
>  Software Design and Development for the Desktop, Mobile, and the Web
>  ____________________________________________________________________
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>
>
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