Printing in LC 7.0.3
ambassador at fourthworld.com
Thu Mar 5 10:47:47 EST 2015
Terence Heaford wrote:
> Will you report it please.
> Perhaps you will have better luck reporting BUGS than me.
> I’ve never had a reported bug resolved.
..except for this one:
Yes, it took them a while to reproduce it, requiring the lead engineer
to work with you to figure out why the issue wasn't initially something
they could see on their systems, but once they did it was fixed in the
very next build.
As for the other three you've reported, their status varies:
Bug 12586 - LC 6.6.1 Crashes when creating a chart using field objects =
Status: RESOLVED CANNOT_REPRODUCE
Hanson's final comment notes the effort they put into reproducing the
issue, and invited you to re-open the report if you find the issue
Bug 11308 - Corrupt display when scrolling a data grid in OS X Mavericks
Status: RESOLVED NO_FOLLOW_UP
Similar case here, unable to reproduce and without follow-up from you
they closed the report, inviting you to re-open it if you find the issue
Bug 14061 - Printing a data grid using print card shows artefacts
This one took some time to reproduce, and ultimately the team found that
the issue appears to be specific to LiveCode under OS X 10.10, not
present on other OS X versions.
The report was filed against an old version of LC (6.7.1 RC 2); have you
had a chance to test this in 6.7.3?
> Out of interest and not to be to provocative, how are you supposed
> to migrate to LC 7 as suggested by Richard Gaskin when something as
> obvious as printing does not work?
Printing is indeed obvious and essential, and for that reason if it
didn't work for most folks we'd expect to see posts here from them daily
Have you considered the possibility that perhaps the reason we're not
seeing such posts here is because printing is working well for them?
LiveCode is very flexible and provides a wide range of options for
printing. It may be some unique combination of options used in your
scripts that's causing the very specific and evidently-hard-to-reproduce
issues you've found.
Of course once an issue is identified, if it worked in previous versions
and doesn't work in the current version is should be reported and fixed.
When reporting, if the team notes that they're unable to reproduce the
issue and require more info from you to identify the cause, it's helpful
to provide the requested info so that it becomes possible to fix it.
In this most recent case, I noticed that the source and dest rects are
the same, so as far as I can tell you can get the same result with this,
which seems to work well in LC 7.0.3 under OS X 10.7 (haven't tested on
OS X 10.10 as I need that system to maintain parity with a client for now):
print card from 0,0 to 300,200 --into tPrintRect
I would be interested to know if that doesn't fix it, and perhaps we can
work with you to find another solution while we continue to coordinate
with the team to see this resolved in v7.0.x.
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