Release 8.0 DP 5

Ralph DiMola rdimola at
Fri Sep 25 14:11:29 EDT 2015

I'm a little late to the party but I am getting into LC8.

1) Settings for The Tool Box and Project Browser don't show the checkmarks
next to the current selected option and one can't change any of the options.

2) My Library stacks are not loading??? or showing up in the Project
Browser. Although the plug-ins in the "My Livecode/Plugins" folder show up
under the Development==>plugins, they don't show up in the pull down in
Development==>plugins==>Plugin Settings. What is really odd is that when I
load a stack the looks for the library stack...

if "MyLibrary" is not among the lines of the stacksinuse then
         start using stack (StackPath & Slash & "MyLibrary.livecode")	 

I get the dreaded "A stack with the same name as the one you are trying to
load is already open." Dialog box.

I wonder if this is related to MW's I added to this QCC report.

Just wanted to throw this out and see if anyone has a seen this or has any
solutions. I am very excited about creating widgets and want to get into LC8
in a big way.

IDE Load times Desktop Win XP SP3:
LC 6.7.7    ==> 9  seconds
LC 7.1      ==> 35 seconds
LC 8.0 dp 5 ==> 40 seconds

IDE Load times MacBook Mac OS X 10.9.5
LC 6.7.7    ==> 5 seconds
LC 7.1      ==> 6 seconds
LC 8.0 dp 5 ==> 7 seconds

To be fair the Windows box has 854 fonts installed the Mac has 273. Mega
Fonts with any Unicode app will slow the load time(ex:photoshop).

Ralph DiMola
IT Director
Evergreen Information Services
rdimola at

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