[ANN] Release 9.0.0 DP-11

Mike Kerner MikeKerner at roadrunner.com
Fri Dec 22 11:24:50 EST 2017


I'm sure someone already asked this:  Why not have one native button, that
when we build for platform x compiles for that platform?  We have a mac
button, an android button, and an ios button.  We have an android field, a
mac field (no ios field)...
I can't wait for someone to hack the navigation bar so you can add whatever
icons you like.  I've looked at doing it, but it's not on the front burner.

On Fri, Dec 22, 2017 at 11:10 AM, Mike Kerner <MikeKerner at roadrunner.com>
wrote:

> Thanks for ruining it for me, Ralph.  Any thought of analog makes me ill.
>
> On Fri, Dec 22, 2017 at 10:54 AM, Ralph DiMola via use-livecode <
> use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>
>> Wheeeeeeee....
>> You folks rock!
>>
>> I feel like the xmas I got my first Heathkit oscilloscope. I spent the
>> entire first day building it and the next year using it. Excitement on both
>> fronts just like dp11 will.
>>
>> Margaret and I send our best wishes to the mother ship and all you good
>> people on the list.
>>
>> Ralph DiMola
>> IT Director
>> Evergreen Information Services
>> rdimola at evergreeninfo.net
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: use-livecode [mailto:use-livecode-bounces at lists.runrev.com] On
>> Behalf Of panagiotis merakos via use-livecode
>> Sent: Friday, December 22, 2017 9:31 AM
>> To: How to use LiveCode
>> Cc: panagiotis merakos
>> Subject: [ANN] Release 9.0.0 DP-11
>>
>> Dear list members,
>>
>> We are pleased to announce the release of LiveCode 9.0.0 DP-11.
>>
>> Developer Preview Release
>> =========================
>> Warning: this is not a stable release.  Please ensure that you back up
>> your stacks before testing them.
>>
>>
>> Getting the Release
>> ===================
>> You can get the release at https://downloads.livecode.com/livecode/ or
>> via the automatic updater.
>>
>>
>> Release Contents
>> ================
>> LiveCode 9.0.0 DP-11 comes with more than 40 bugfixes. Moreover, more than
>> 90 bugfixes that were fixed in LiveCode 8.1.x and 8.2.x, are now merged
>> into LiveCode 9.0.0 DP-11.
>>
>> In addition, LiveCode 9.0.0 DP-11 includes several amazing new features:
>>
>> - Great progress on Obj-C FFI: support for dynamic instance binding,
>> dynamic property binding and delegate support is added. With LCB, you can
>> easily wrap an API of your choice and use it from LiveCode Script. For
>> example, see the code in http://quality.livecode.com/sh
>> ow_bug.cgi?id=20733,
>> which wraps NSUserNotification, used to send a notification.
>> - Target folder variant of the detailed files and the detailed folders:
>> The
>> files() and folders() function now have a second optional argument,
>> allowing “detailed” to be specified.
>> - Image Object SVG support: Include high quality SVG images at a very
>> small cost on the standalone size
>> - HTML5 windowing: This allows tooltips, dialogs, and pop-up menus to
>> work within the HTML5 engine. This also allows multiple stacks to be opened
>> on the HTML5 page.
>> - Windows cameraControl enhancements: Support to the windows camera
>> control for exposure, focus and white balance mode properties has been
>> added.
>> - Data Grid 2 visual / interactive elements: datagrid edit mode swipe
>> actions / drag reordering
>> - New LCB syntax: added support for "the architecture", "trigger all" and
>> access to system error
>> - Android AAR support: Add support for AAR files as extension dependencies
>> - Android manifest merging: An android manifest merging mechanism has
>> been added to the android standalone builder. This enables manifests to be
>> included in extension jvm-android code folders which are then merged into
>> the main manifest at build time.
>> - Android Toast Notification Library
>> - Extension code library support: Extensions can now include compiled
>> libraries on which they depend.
>> - New Native Map Widget for Android, iOS and Mac 64 bit (Indy+)
>> - New Signature Widget for all platforms (Indy+)
>> - New SecureKey Library for Android, iOS and Mac (Business): The
>> SecureKey library provides a way to encrypt data with a private key which
>> is held securely on the device and tied to the application owning it.
>> - New Media Foundation External (Business): A new external has been
>> implemented to allow transcoding and basic editing of videos on Windows.
>> The external supports Windows 8.1+.
>> - Browser Widget now works again in 64 bit Linux
>> - Browser Widget now works in 32 bit Linux as well :)
>>
>> Last, but not least, LC 9.0.0 DP-11 includes a new version of our
>> prebuilt OpenSSL library, new versions of tsNet and mergExt* externals, as
>> well as support for the latest version of Xcode (9.2).
>>
>> For more details on this release, read Ali's exciting blogpost:
>>
>> https://livecode.com/livecode-9-the-final-preview/
>>
>> Important Note: The shortcuts for Autocomplete have changed, since they
>> were conflicting with existing shortcuts in some platforms. So, now:
>>
>> - The F1 key (or Fn+F1 in some keyboards) is now used for presenting
>> autocomplete when the user has the live autocomplete preference off. If the
>> completions pane is already presented, the F1 key will launch the
>> dictionary if the chosen completion is documented.
>> - The tab key is now used to apply the completion, or to move to the next
>> placeholder.
>>
>>
>> Known issues
>> ================
>> - The Browser widget's native layer is not shown in some Linux distros
>> with Cinnamon window manager.
>> - DataGrid swipe (and drag-reorder) actions seem to interfere with the
>> scroller on Android, requiring an additional swipe (and drag-reorder)
>> action to make it work. This will be fixed in next release.
>> - You might not be able to run HTML5 standalones locally using the most
>> recent version of Safari or Chrome (Firefox is OK). This is due to those
>> browsers now prohibiting cross-origin-requests. To test out standalones
>> locally using these browser, we suggest using a local HTTP server as
>> described in the HTML5 deployment guide. However, this will not be a
>> problem if you use the new HTML5 deployment library, which does this for
>> you: You just have to choose one of the installed browsers (click on the
>> "Development -> Test Target" menu item), and then click on the "Test"
>> button.
>> - Although the Mac MapKit API is supported from OS X 10.9 onwards, Apple
>> restricts use of the API on 10.9 and 10.10 to apps which are distributed
>> from the Mac AppStore with an appropriate entitlement. Due to this, general
>> use of the Map widget only supports OS X 10.11 onwards.
>> - Setting the text of an image to a SVG file *dynamically* in a
>> *standalone* does not work on Windows. Probably a path-related issue,
>> which will be fixed in the next release. It does work in the IDE, as well
>> as in standalones for the other desktop platforms.
>> - In the release notes, the SecureKey library, as well as the Script
>> Profiler library, are in the section "LiveCode Indy Extension changes".
>> This is incorrect, as these features are only available in the Business
>> edition.
>>
>> The full release notes are available from:
>>
>> http://downloads.livecode.com/livecode/9_0_0/LiveCodeNotes-9
>> _0_0_dp_11.pdf
>>
>>
>> Feedback
>> ========
>> Please report any bugs encountered on our BugZilla at
>> http://quality.livecode.com/
>>
>> We have a forum available for discussing LiveCode Builder at
>> http://forums.livecode.com/viewforum.php?f=93
>>
>> Have fun!
>> The LiveCode Team
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> On the second day, God created the oceans.
> On the third day, God put the animals on hold for a few hours,
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> And God said, "This is good."
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-- 
On the first day, God created the heavens and the Earth
On the second day, God created the oceans.
On the third day, God put the animals on hold for a few hours,
   and did a little diving.
And God said, "This is good."



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