LC 9 and Externals

Richmond richmondmathewson at
Tue Mar 19 07:36:19 EDT 2019

We have been waiting a long time to be able to do anything reliably with 
sound and video
in Linux . . .


On 19.03.19 13:29, Dan Soneson via use-livecode wrote:
> This brings up a rather pressing question. In the release notes for every
> version of LC9, one of the few known issues listed is “64-bit standalones
> for Mac OS X do not have support for audio recording.” As the Apple
> deadline approaches for eliminating all but 64-bit applications, this
> LiveCode issue is increasingly troubling. Are there any plans in the works
> to enable audio recording in 64-bit Mac standalones?
> In addition to this limitation, we have been waiting a long time to be able
> to reliably do audio recording in Windows without the use of QuickTime.
> This functionality has been talked about in the conference discussions with
> Mark and Kevin, and promised for implementation in 9.03, but I still don’t
> see any mention of it in the release notes nor in the dictionary.

> As a creator of language learning applications, I rely heavily on the
> ability to do audio recording. How does the future look?
> Dan
> On 2019-03-18 16:59, Mark Wieder via use-livecode wrote:
>>> On 3/18/19 8:43 AM, Mark Waddingham via use-livecode wrote:
>>> ... although if you're using the external in a stack you're shipping
>>> to others, it may well be worthwhile to recompile it as a 64-bit
>>> external. Especially keeping in mind that apparently Apple will soon
>>> no longer support 32-bit applications.
>> Heh - yes I perhaps should have taken the opportunity to mention that...
>> 32-bit support on Mac is very very near being terminated (it would seem)
>> - whilst 32-bit apps
>> do still run in 10.14, they've made it virtually impossible to switch an
>> app
>> which has both slices to run in 32-bit mode, and (perhaps worse) almost
>> impossible
>> to switch an app which was previously marked to run in 32-bit mode back
>> to running
>> in 64-bit mode!
>> So - probably best to ensure that any apps which need to run on Mojave
>> and future
>> macOS versions are built and work in 64-bit mode.
>> Warmest Regards,
>> Mark.
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