RELEASE LiveCode 6.5.1

Richmond richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Fri Dec 20 16:16:31 EST 2013


On 20/12/13 20:44, Peter Haworth wrote:
> Bug # 11620.  pixelScale is not in the dictionary or the message box
> globals tab.

There is a school of thought that the Dictionary lags behind versions; 
in some parts as much as 5 years.

Mind you, I'd like to be wrong.

Richmond.

50 grammes Rakia at 60 percent, 2 bottle of Rose, 2 big fat gross 
cigars, and half a pint of strong black coffee.

> Pete
> lcSQL Software <http://www.lcsql.com>
>
>
> On Fri, Dec 20, 2013 at 6:43 AM, Benjamin Beaumont <ben at runrev.com> wrote:
>
>> Dear List Members,
>>
>> We are pleased to announce the release of LiveCode 6.5.1. This is a stable
>> release and recommended for all LiveCode users.
>>
>> *Release Contents*
>> Control the screen pixel scaling.
>> 26 bug fixes:
>> *- 11564 - Italic text on Windows clips for certain fonts*
>> - 11609 - Getting the rect of Android native controls returns empty rect
>> - 11606 - Text wrapping and metrics issues.
>> - 11604 - Image rotate, move, rotate resets image location to that of first
>> rotation.
>> - 11592 - Import / export snapshot not working on Windows & Linux
>> - 11590 - Fullscreen stacks on multiple monitors always appear on the same
>> screen.
>> - 11586 - Android native controls are positioned incorrectly for certain
>> fullscreen modes
>> - 11572 - Certain iOS fonts clip vertically
>> - 11571 - iPhoneUseDeviceResolution does not update the current pixelScale
>> - 11568 - Bitmap effect colors are incorrect on iOS and Android
>> - 11567 - Scaled OS themed parts render aren\'t filtered
>> - 11563 - Drag-n-drop hotspot is in wrong location on OS X stack with
>> menubar
>> - 11560 - Fix graphical anomalies in outer glow effect
>> - 11559 - Crash of standalone -ui mode and server engine on some Linux
>> distributions
>> - 11558 - Artefacts when drawing Windows checkmarks
>> - 11553 - Fill overlaps borders for arcs
>> - 11551 - Stacks with many referenced images can take a long time to save.
>> - 11549 - Text fails to render if a single native encoded character is
>> followed by a unicode character in a field in certain cases.
>> - 11547 - Setting the textColor of a line in a field doesn\'t work
>> - 11535 - Monospaced fonts do not have consistent character width.
>> - 11528 - Gradient colors incorrect on Android
>> - 11527 - Unicode text on Android clipped
>> - 11513 - If a stack has font attributes set, then ideal text layout is not
>> used in fullscreen mode.
>> - 11507 - Prevent crash in revBrowser on OSX when there is no data source
>> - 11505 - Multiply blend mode does not work correctly for graphic effects
>> - 11447 - \'put the MCSSendString of\' crashes
>>
>> *pixelScale Property*
>> We have added a new ‘pixelScale’ property (global) that allows you to
>> control the density at which your stack is rendered. This property
>> deprecates iphoneUseDeviceResolution.
>>
>> By default, LiveCode will automatically set the density of your stack to
>> the density of the device it is running on. For example:
>> - iPad (1.0)
>> - iPad retina (2.0)
>>
>> In the example above, the height of the stack (in portrait) will report
>> back at 1024 on both devices, even though the iPad retina has 2048 physical
>> pixels. To access all the devices pixels in previous version of LiveCode
>> you set the “iphoneUseDeviceResolution” property to true. However, with the
>> changes made in 6.5 Android developers needed a similar feature to iOS.
>>
>> So, to turn off automatic scaling on a high-density display you can set the
>> pixelScale to ‘1.0’.
>>
>> *Getting this release*
>> To upgrade to this release please select "check for updates" from the help
>> menu in LiveCode or download the installers directly at:
>> http://downloads.livecode.com/livecode/6_5_1/
>>
>> Warm regards,
>>
>> The LiveCode Team
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