LC8 release structure

Monte Goulding monte at
Tue Nov 28 19:32:59 EST 2017

The 8.2 release cycle is mainly for IDE features like autocomplete that could potentially be disruptive and need a bit of iteration.

> On 29 Nov 2017, at 10:15 am, Mark Wieder via use-livecode <use-livecode at> wrote:
> I'm confused now by the number of unstable releases in flight.
> I'm seeing
> LC8.2.0-dp2 dated 11 October 2017
> LC8.1.8-rc2 dated 23 November 2017
> and of course
> LC9.0.0-dp10 dated 23 October 2017
> I'm fine with the slow progress on LC9, although I keep waiting for the CEF business to be fixed, but I'm puzzled by the two-pronged approach to LC8. Is there any reason I should even bother with 8.1.8 now that 8.2 is in the works? 8.1.8-rc2 is a month newer than 8.2.0-dp2. In that case, is there any reason to bother with 8.2.0 given that there's a month's worth of bugfixes and improvements in the 8.1 stream that haven't been incorporated into 8.2?
> I take it that if I want to work with Xcode 9.1 I would need to use 8.1.8, not 8.2.0. But if I want to use the Community Plus features I would need 8.2.0, not 8.1.8.
> ...and btw I *like* the fact that we have gone back to dp releases, it's just the confluence of bifurcation and timing that has me confused.
> -- 
> Mark Wieder
> ahsoftware at
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