[ANN] Release 9.0.0 DP-5
ambassador at fourthworld.com
Tue Mar 7 14:31:53 EST 2017
Richmond Mathewson wrote:
> One of the points that might be brought up at this point is that
> LiveCode in presented as a complete programming language/packet
> in itself; there is no indication given that users of LiveCode
> are expected to know other, lower-level languages too.
> I suspect that a very high proportion of people who use LiveCode,
> whether one of the 2 commercial offerings, or the free offering,
> do so just because they have either (like myself) done their level
> best to forget all the command-line languages of their youth, or
> don't know any and don't wish to learn any.
With engine code, much of LC's community - including me - is in the same
place as those using other scripting engines: as scripters, relatively
few among us have the C chops to contribute to that part of the project.
But with LiveCode we have options beyond the engine itself. As you
noted, it's more than just a scripting engine, it's a complete IDE, and
with LiveCode everything in the IDE is written in LiveCode.
Those in a position to contribute fixes and enhancements can search the
bug DB for items involving the IDE.
And to make that even easier Peter Brett provides a shortlist in each
weekly community newsletter, grouped by difficulty - here's the most recent:
Want to get involved in the LiveCode open source project but
don’t know where to start? Try one of these:
- (Easy) Update & complete documentation for "the processor"
- (Easy) selectionChanged does not appear in the player object page
of the dictionary
- (Easy) Fix format of "mobileControlDo" dictionary entries
- (Medium) Add info on manipulating field contents to the User Guide
- (Medium) Make guide outlines in the Dictionary expand/collapse
with repeated clicks
- (Medium) Reduce whitespace in Dictionary
- (Hard) Allow Windows line endings in script-only stacks
- (Hard) Create a LiveCode Community build for Raspberry Pi
LiveCode Community Laison
richard at livecode.org
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