[ANN] Release 9.6.6 RC-1
MikeKerner at roadrunner.com
Tue Dec 21 12:18:47 EST 2021
I didn't mean that I did not understand. I completely understand. It was
Both of those issues have annoyed the heck out of me for nearly a decade.
I am hoping, if I am reading the silent fail correctly, that it won't just
be for moveStack and resizeStack, but any time that there is a script fail
on mobile, because that is (or maybe was) so unbelievably annoying.
On Tue, Dec 21, 2021 at 12:09 PM Ben Rubinstein via use-livecode <
use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> Christmas is a time of gifts indeed!
> Thanks to everyone at LiveCode for all your hard work.
> best wishes,
> On 21/12/2021 14:44, panagiotis merakos via use-livecode wrote:
> > Dear list members,
> > We are pleased to announce the release of LiveCode 9.6.6 RC-1.
> > Getting the Release
> > ===================
> > You can find the release in your LiveCode account area or get it via the
> > automatic updater. To find the 9.6.6 RC-1 test release in your LiveCode
> > account, please scroll down to below the list of stable releases, to find
> > your available test releases.
> > Release Contents
> > ================
> > LiveCode 9.6.6 RC-1 comes with several changes, including fixes for lots
> > the bugs you requested in the recent survey:
> > New Features:
> > - iOS device safe area insets function
> > An iphoneSafeAreaInsets function has been added to enable getting the
> > area insets of the device the app is running on. These can be used to
> > adjust your app's user interface elements to avoid areas that are covered
> > by device furniture, e.g. the notch.
> > - Android adaptive icons
> > It is now possible to configure your Android apps to use adaptive icons.
> > To use adaptive icons, generate them using the Image Asset Editor in
> > Android Studio and
> > then choose the resulting res folder in the android standalone settings
> > pane.
> > - Android app query whitelist
> > Support has been added for specifying which other apps can be interacted
> > with via the intent and other (custom) URL schemes.
> > Since Android 11, by default, an app cannot interact with any others due
> > changes to package visibility. You must now specify which apps you need
> > access to by adding their ids to the App ID Query Whitelist field in the
> > Android standalone settings.
> > Bug Fixes:
> > - Opening HyperCard stacks will no longer cause a crash
> > - Support for the system date and the system time has been added on
> > - A stack's rect will no longer become out of sync with its actual
> > after being moved in the IDE on macOS
> > - A wider range of TrueType font files will now work on Android and Web
> > - Use of the term Tutorials have been replaced by the term Lessons
> > throughout the IDE
> > - When a runtime error occurs in a context where the script debugger
> > run, the error dialog will be displayed rather
> > than failing silently
> > - Conversions between global and local co-ordinates are now correct on
> > multi-screen macOS systems.
> > - The welcome tutorial can now be started on first run via the Start
> > Interative Welcome button in the start center
> > - Starting a new tutorial will now close the previous tutorial's stack,
> > present
> > - The performance of the script editor while typing has been improved
> > - Downloading large amounts of data using tsNet on Windows is now
> > substantially faster
> > - Invalid PDFs will no longer be generated when using the open printing
> > PDF command on Windows using the 64-bit engine
> > - Script debugging will no longer fail to work intermittently when
> > the IDE with pro features
> > - Scripts which run without locking the screen are no longer slower on
> > macOS Big Sur and later
> > - The drawing library now correctly handle gradients which are referred
> > using an id containing - or _
> > - Key events will now work correctly after a modal dialog is shown from a
> > mouseUp handler in a grouped control
> > - The iphoneDeviceModel function now returns the correct model string
> > run on an iOS/iPadOS simulator.
> > - Default buttons and progress bars will no longer cause unnecessary CPU
> > usage on macOS 10.10 (Yosemite) or later
> > - The byteOffset function will no longer cause incorrect results in some
> > cases nor cause a crash
> > - Scripts containing accented characters will no longer incorrectly
> > being externally modified
> > - Using the print link command when printing to PDF on Windows no longer
> > causes a crash
> > - The copyright notices in the engine app bundle (macOS) and exe
> > have been updated
> > - A significant memory leak in the browser widget on macOS has been
> > resolved
> > - POST data larger than 64kb is now parsed correctly by the Windows
> > engine
> > - Audio-only players no longer consume excessive CPU when in Edit Mode on
> > macOS Big Sur
> > - WebGL content now displays in the browser widget when running on macOS
> > 12.x (Monterey)
> > - The union (and other set operation) commands now throw an error if
> > is no into clause and the target is not a declared variable
> > - Building iOS apps using Xcode 13.2 with the iOS 15.2 SDK is now
> > - Local file and content access has been re-enabled in the browser widget
> > and native control on Android
> > - Touch events now occur at the correct location when handled by objects
> > underneath a disabled Android scroller
> > - SVG elements with a stroke-width of 0 are no longer drawn with a
> > stroke
> > - There is no longer a delay when opening the IDE menus on macOS
> > - Selecting a specific browser to test a web project against now works
> > correctly
> > browser widget on Android has been greatly reduced
> > For the full list of all fixes, updates and enhancements please see the
> > release notes:
> > Known issues
> > ============
> > - The Browser widget's native layer is not shown in some Linux distros
> > Cinnamon window manager.
> > - The use of the Browser widget is not supported on Ubuntu 18.04 64 bit
> > yet.
> > Required Software
> > =================
> > To build iOS apps with LiveCode you must have the appropriate versions of
> > Xcode as follows:
> > - macOS 10.13.4: Xcode 10.1 - LiveCode builds iOS apps using the iOS
> > SDK
> > - macOS 10.14.4: Xcode 11.3.x - LiveCode builds iOS apps using the iOS
> > 13.2 SDK
> > - macOS 10.15.4: Xcode 12.4.x - LiveCode builds iOS apps using the iOS
> > 14.4 SDK
> > - macOS 11+ : Xcode 13.2.x - LiveCode builds iOS apps using the iOS
> > SDK
> > There is a full list of working LiveCode/macOS/Xcode combinations here:
> > https://livecode.com/docs/9-5-0/faq/faq/
> > Note: Whilst we endeavour to release updated versions of LiveCode
> > supporting the latest Xcode/iOS SDKs as quickly as possible; we strongly
> > recommend disabling automatic update of Xcode or downloading the specific
> > version of Xcode required directly from the Apple developer portal and
> > installing it separately.
> > Important: From the start of April 2021, Apple is only accepting apps
> > using iOS14.x SDKs. This means that, if you wish to submit apps to the
> > AppStore you will have to be running at least macOS 10.15 in order to be
> > able to install the necessary version of Xcode.
> > Feedback
> > ========
> > Please report any bugs encountered on our quality center at
> > http://quality.livecode.com/
> > We have a forum available for discussing LiveCode at
> > http://forums.livecode.com
> > Have fun!
> > The LiveCode Team
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