[ANN] Release 8.1.0 DP 2

Richmond richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Thu Jun 30 18:02:50 CEST 2016


Still waiting (64-bit, Linux) for the Dictionary.

Richmond.

On 30.06.2016 16:00, Peter TB Brett wrote:
> Dear list members,
>
> We are pleased to announce the release of LiveCode 8.1.0-dp-2, a 
> development preview of LiveCode 8.1.
>
> Developer Preview Release
> =========================
> Warning: this is not a stable release.  Please ensure that you back up 
> your stacks before testing them.
>
>
> Getting the Release
> ===================
> You can get the release at 
> https://downloads.livecode.com/livecode/#8_1_0 or via the automatic 
> updater.
>
>
> Release Contents
> ================
> Full release notes: 
> https://downloads.livecode.com/livecode/8_1_0/LiveCodeNotes-8_1_0_dp_2.pdf
>
> Improved return command
> -----------------------
> You can now "return error <value>" and or "return error <value>" to 
> set the "it" variable and/or "the result" directly from LiveCode 
> Script commands and functions.
>
> LiveCode "Infinite" improvements to LCB
> ---------------------------------------
> * Out parameters are now initialized by default
> * Variables now have lexical scope
> * You can now include hand-written LCB bytecode in "bytecode" blocks
> * Foreign handlers are now unsafe by default; the language now has 
> "unsafe" blocks and handlers
>
> New mobile GPS support on Android & iOS
> ---------------------------------------
> * Location history is now available, so that detailed location 
> resolution over time can be tracked even if the processing of the 
> "locationChanged" message is delayed.
> * The accuracy of Android GPS timestamps has been improved
>
> New Windows player control
> --------------------------
> * Several problems with the new Windows player control have been 
> addressed, including the default set of codecs supported, and some 
> rendering and control issues
> * Important changes to the default value and interpretation of the 
> "dontUseQT" property
>
> More!
> -----
> * Get synchronous modifier key state with the "eventAltKey", 
> "eventShiftKey" (etc.) functions
> * New "vectorDotProduct()" function
> * Improved dictionary user interface, including clear indication for 
> deprecated entries
> * More than 50 bugs fixed, including many crashes
>
> Known issues
> ============
> * 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
> * The default video is in .mov format which is not supported by the 
> new Windows player (bug 17696), and several player properties have
> not yet been implemented (see release notes)
>
>
> Feedback
> ========
> Please report any bugs encountered either to our support team 
> <support at livecode.com> or on our Bugzilla at http://quality.livecode.com/
>
>
> Have fun!
> The LiveCode Team
>
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