[EOL] glx2 script editor

Peter TB Brett peter.brett at livecode.com
Wed May 4 11:06:42 EDT 2016

On 04/05/2016 16:00, Mark Wieder wrote:
> Now that LC8 is out I'm offically announcing an end-of-life for the glx2
> script editor.
> There is an LC bug that renders glx2 unusable on linux - it still works
> fine on osx, and as far as I know, on Windows, although I haven't
> bothered testing that. There's really no incentive for the LiveCode team
> to fix the bug, as it so far only has an impact on the script editor,
> and only on linux. I do appreciate the time the team has put into trying
> to fix it so far, but the ROI isn't there to narrow this down.
> http://quality.livecode.com/show_bug.cgi?id=15617
> http://quality.livecode.com/show_bug.cgi?id=16880

Fraser has spent a lot of time trying to figure out why these issues are 
happening, and it's got him (and the rest of us) stumped.  All the 
engine source code is available, so we'd be overjoyed if someone 
cleverer than us was able to solve the problem!

Then Mark would be able to continue to support GLX2, people wouldn't get 
funny hangs if they disable the toolbar, and the LiveCode world would 
generally be a happier and more Linux-script-editory place as a result.


> The glx2 script editor is still available online at
> https://bitbucket.org/mwieder/glx2/downloads
> and will continue to be there. I'm not getting rid of it, I'm just not
> working on it any more. Linux is my main operating system, and has been
> for some years now. If I can't use tools, especially code that I've
> written myself, then there's no point in maintaining them. The latest
> version is GLX2_Code19_beta7.zip. I had hoped this bug would be fixed so
> that I could release a real version 19, but that's something that has to
> be done at the engine level, not from a scripted level.
> Feel free to grab the script editor, use it on other operating systems,
> do what you want with the open-source code, etc. Have fun, don't hurt
> yourselves, look both ways when crossing the street.

Dr Peter Brett <peter.brett at livecode.com>
LiveCode Open Source Team

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