[ANN] Release 9.0.0 DP-11

Ali Lloyd ali.lloyd at livecode.com
Fri Dec 22 11:45:40 EST 2017


Yes, that is indeed the intention- but we thought we’d give you the
components along the way until we’ve figured out the correct API for the
cross platform version and actually implemented for all platforms.

The single platform versions will likely stay around in some form, probably
in the extensions store, as their properties and messages can be more
closely mapped to the native ones and they can have features not available
on other platforms.

The map widget is a slight anomaly in that we’ve gone straight for the
cross-platform approach - but mainly because it’s unclear what platforms it
will be possible to add support for, but we can be fairly confident if a
platform supports it then we can implement everything in the current map
widget feature set

On Fri, 22 Dec 2017 at 16:36, panagiotis merakos via use-livecode <
use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:

> 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
> --
>
> 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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