[ANN] Release 8.1.7 RC-1

Richmond Mathewson richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Wed Sep 6 08:24:27 CEST 2017


Possibly several steps back might be better than total stagnation.

As I have demonstrated by my article in "Hello World" I'm not always
averse to backward steps if they serve some purpose.

Richmond.

On 9/5/17 10:18 pm, panagiotis merakos via use-livecode wrote:
> Well, that would take us a step (or lots of steps!) back :)
>
> The dictionary in LC < 8 is totally different, it is a .livecode stack that
> displays .xml files (e.g. the dictionary entries).
>
> In LC 8+ it uses a browser widget, and all the entries have been re-written
> to .lcdoc files. This makes it more easily maintainable and extensible.
>
> BTW the bug I was referring to (in LC 8), which describes a workaround is
> this one:
>
> http://quality.livecode.com/show_bug.cgi?id=16848
>
> Workaround described in comment 81(!) and/or 96(!)
>
> On Tue, Sep 5, 2017 at 7:49 PM, Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode <
> use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>
>> Here's a really dangerous, radical thought . . .
>>
>> as the Dictionary DOES WORK for LC 7.1.4 with Linux would it not be
>> possible to
>> port that for LC 9?
>>
>> Richmond.
>>
>>
>> On 9/5/17 9:25 pm, panagiotis merakos via use-livecode wrote:
>>
>>> Hi all,
>>>
>>> There are 2 different issues:
>>>
>>> 1. The dictionary on Linux (and the browser widget in general) does not
>>> work **in some systems** in LC 8.x. This is not distro-specific, but
>>> rather
>>> locale-specific, and there is a workaround described in the bug report.
>>>
>>> 2. The dictionary on Linux (and the browser widget) does not work at all
>>> in
>>> LC 9.0 DP-7+. This is mentioned as a "known issue" in the release email.
>>> We
>>> have spent *a lot* of hours trying to fix this, but with no result. We
>>> believe that the issue is caused by an incompatibility of the current
>>> version of CEF we use (needed for the browser widget), and we think the
>>> issue will be fixed when we update the version of CEF we use.
>>> Unfortunately
>>> this is not an easy task, so I do not expect it to be fixed in LC 9.0
>>> DP-9.
>>>
>>> best,
>>> Panos
>>> --
>>>
>>> On Tue, Sep 5, 2017 at 7:07 PM, Richard Gaskin via use-livecode <
>>> use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>>>
>>> Warren Samples wrote:
>>>> On 09/05/2017 12:06 PM, Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode wrote:
>>>>>> The Linux version of LiveCode is STILL NOT loading a dictionary.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> [ I see that that problem has been "solved" in LC 9 dp 8 by simply
>>>>>> inactivating the Dictionary button on Linux. ]
>>>>>>
>>>>> I have no problems with the dictionary in openSUSE (an unsupported
>>>>> distro!) in any LC 8.x version including this one. In fact, I haven't
>>>>> encountered this issue in any of the many different unsupported
>>>>> distros I've tested.
>>>>>
>>>>> I do, however, suffer from the problem with the dictionary/browser in
>>>>> the later versions of LC 9. Aren't these issues the result of at least
>>>>> two distinct problems?
>>>>>
>>>> Thanks for the info, Warren.  I see similar results here under Ubuntu
>>>> 14.04 and 16.04:  v8.1.7rc1 opens the Dictionary well, v.9dp8 doesn't.
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>>    Richard Gaskin
>>>>    Fourth World Systems
>>>>    Software Design and Development for the Desktop, Mobile, and the Web
>>>>    ____________________________________________________________________
>>>>    Ambassador at FourthWorld.com                http://www.FourthWorld.com
>>>>
>>>>
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