[ANN] Release 8.0.0

Ali Lloyd ali.lloyd at livecode.com
Thu May 5 14:45:33 CEST 2016


Hi Andrew,
We did indeed consider if the screenshots should be updated. Here is a bug
report:
http://quality.livecode.com/show_bug.cgi?id=16610
which led to the changes that need to be made being detailed in GitHub
issues:
https://github.com/livecode/livecode-ide/issues?utf8=%E2%9C%93&q=is%3Aissue+is%3Aopen+Guides%3A

Unfortunately we didn't have time to actually implement these updates,
other than the quick scan and minor revisions I made here (which themselves
took quite a while):
https://github.com/livecode/livecode-ide/pull/728/files

With the limited resources available to us, we decided that converting the
guide to Markdown and putting them onto GitHub, incorporating them into the
in-product dictionary and automatically generating a user guide pdf from
those source files would be a much more productive way to advance the
current state of the user guides - in particular we can accept community
contributions to those guides which will (almost) immediately be reflected
in the product. A community-led drive to improve all of the guides has been
vaguely in the works for a while now. In the meantime we are trying to
ensure the guides are incrementally improved by suggesting code changing
pull requests also come with corresponding guide changes if applicable.

If there are any issues with the guides that are not present in the list of
issues above, please submit bug reports for them.





On Wed, May 4, 2016 at 4:37 PM Andrew Meit <meitnik at bellsouth.net> wrote:

> I see now that the lc user guide was shoehorned into the dictionary
> without considering if the screenshots should  be updated…and yes the
> formal LC user guide has a toc.
>
> > On May 4, 2016, at 11:27 AM, Andrew Meit <meitnik at bellsouth.net> wrote:
> >
> > Really, wow….the guide….r
> >
> > Using many screenshots of the old dictionary within the new
> dictionary/guide!
> > Using a screenshot of an ancient marketing model: Revolution 3.0 for the
> forums!
> > There is no toc to navigate the guide, sometime pretty basic for a guide.
> > Is the screenshots current for the current Revonline?????
> > IDE screenshots in the guide still use an older version of LC!
> > OS themes screenshots in guide is way off too!
> > Wait, drawers and sheets have been removed long ago in Mac OS so why in
> the guide??
> > Stack decorations, OMG, showing a ten yr old screenshot!!
> > The list goes on and on….
> >
> > I am at lost for words….or better not say anything to get flamed or get
> elegantly get chewed on ;-)
> >
> > Kevin, this is the best guide to give in the box — for those who paid 1k
> or newbies ??
> >
> > Andrew
>
>
> _______________________________________________
> use-livecode mailing list
> use-livecode at lists.runrev.com
> Please visit this url to subscribe, unsubscribe and manage your
> subscription preferences:
> http://lists.runrev.com/mailman/listinfo/use-livecode


More information about the use-livecode mailing list