[ANN] Release 9.6.5 RC-1

panagiotis merakos panos.merakos at livecode.com
Thu Sep 23 11:29:34 EDT 2021

Dear list members,

We are pleased to announce the release of LiveCode 9.6.5 RC-1.

Getting the Release
You can get the release at https://downloads.livecode.com/livecode/ or via
the automatic updater.

Release Contents
LiveCode 9.6.5 RC-1 comes with several changes, including:

New Features
  - Android standalones can now be deployed as app bundles
  - The Android engine is now built using version 30 of the Android API
  - In-app purchases for Google Play Store now use v4 of the Google Billing

Bug Fixes:
  - Fix browser widget on iOS not sending load events in response to user
  - Fix library conflicts between maps and barcode widgets on Android
  - Improve speed of appending to large strings and encoding large arrays
on Windows
  - Fix long engine exit time when many loaded fonts and objects/paragraphs
are still in memory

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 with
Cinnamon window manager.
- The use of the Browser widget is not supported on Ubuntu 18.04 64 bit LTS

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 12.1
  - 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.x.  : Xcode 12.5.x - LiveCode builds iOS apps using the iOS
14.5 SDK

There is a full list of working LiveCode/macOS/Xcode combinations here:

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 built
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.

Please report any bugs encountered on our quality center at

We have a forum available for discussing LiveCode Builder at

Have fun!
The LiveCode Team

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