[ANN] This Week in LiveCode 82

Richmond Mathewson richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Mon May 15 16:05:44 EDT 2017


"the modern era"

Ah; such an awful pity that both Thee and Me have more important things 
to do;

we could have such fun playing "semantic squash".

Best, Richmond.

On 5/15/17 10:50 pm, Mark Waddingham via use-livecode wrote:
> In this case it means when you take into account the number of global uses of the (now in the modern era) non-standard inks / blend modes we provide... Does that percentage justify the reimplementation effort and continued maintenance (particularly when they have been explicitly deprecated for years) when it could be used on more widely usable things :)
>
> Mark.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On 15 May 2017, at 20:24, Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>>
>> 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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