RELEASE LiveCode 6.5.1

Peter Haworth pete at lcsql.com
Fri Dec 20 17:52:01 EST 2013


Unfortunately, that's true but perhaps if more people file bug reports,
more attention will be paid to omissions like this.

Pete
lcSQL Software <http://www.lcsql.com>


On Fri, Dec 20, 2013 at 1:16 PM, Richmond <richmondmathewson at gmail.com>wrote:

> 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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