[ANN] Release 9.0.0 DP-11

panagiotis merakos merakosp at gmail.com
Fri Dec 22 11:36:33 EST 2017


Hi Mike,

I think both of these features (a "universal" native button widget and the
ability to add your own icons) will be added in the upcoming LC 9.x
releases.

Best,
Panos
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On Fri, Dec 22, 2017 at 4:24 PM, Mike Kerner via use-livecode <
use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:

> 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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