[ANN] This Week in LiveCode 82

Richmond Mathewson richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Mon May 15 21:24:08 CEST 2017


What does that word "fair" mean? I have always wondered whether
it isn't a bit like "luck", something nebulous (c.f. "rights") to cover up
a multitude of rather more difficult ideas.

Richmond.

On 5/15/17 10:01 pm, Ali Lloyd via use-livecode wrote:
> To be fair, the docs claim the legacy blend modes have been deprecated
> since LC 5! We've supported thm for quite a long time post-deprecation...
>
> On Mon, May 15, 2017 at 7:56 PM Roger Eller via use-livecode <
> use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>
>> Oh no!  I use the legacy blendModes all the time!
>>
>>
>> On Mon, May 15, 2017 at 2:40 PM, Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode <
>> use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>>
>>>> Read about new developments in LiveCode open source
>>>> and the open source community in today's edition of
>>>> the "This Week in LiveCode" newsletter!
>>>> Read issue #82 here: https://goo.gl/8HNhau
>>> Looks like Skia Graphics Library dropped support
>>> for some features and LC9 will not show anymore
>>> these types of gradients:
>>> 'XY', 'SqrtXY', 'Diamond' and 'Spiral'
>>> and most of these legacy Blend Modes:
>>> clear, noop, notSrcAnd, notSrcAndReverse,
>>> notSrcCopy, notSrcOr, notSrcOrReverse,
>>> notSrcXor, reverse, set, srcAnd,
>>> srcAndReverse, srcCopy, srcOr,
>>> srcOrReverse, srcXor, blend, addPin
>>> addOver, subPin, transparent
>>> adMin, addMax
>>>
>>> If you check all paint features available
>>> from Skia Library: https://skia.org/user/api/skpaint
>>> there are many useful features that LC9
>>> could implement, like:
>>> setTextScaleX (and setTextScaleY)
>>> SkPathEffect
>>> SkLine2DPathEffect
>>> SkDiscretePathEffect
>>> SkComposePathEffect
>>> SkSumPathEffect
>>> Two-Point Conical Gradient Shader
>>> Fractal Perlin Noise Shader
>>> Turbulence Perlin Noise Shader
>>> Compose Shader
>>> Blur Mask Filter
>>>
>>> Could LC implement first some of
>>> these Skia features like Perlin Noise
>>> and Blur filter?
>>>
>>> Al
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