CEF Browser - what is wrong with my script

Mark Waddingham mark at livecode.com
Sun Jul 30 05:46:02 EDT 2017


Yes please do - also maybe mention we should make revBrowserOpenCEF throw a more appropriate error in macOS.

General advice on Mac use open, on win/Linux use openCef. This will give you reasonably consistent environments on all three desktop platforms.

Mark.

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> On 30 Jul 2017, at 05:10, Matthias Rebbe via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> 
> The dictionary in 8 and 9 shows CEF as available for Win and Mac. So i will at least file a report about that.
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>> Am 30.07.2017 um 10:20 schrieb Mark Waddingham via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com <mailto:use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>>:
>> 
>> The solution here is to use revBrowserOpen.
>> 
>> I missed the fact this is on macOS. We removed CEF on Mac in 8, as it was not possible to use CEF on Mac as a slave (for technical reasons).
>> 
>> The system web view on Mac is still WebKit based so they are very similar.
>> 
>> Sorry for the confusion!
>> 
>> Mark.
>> 
>> Sent from my iPhone
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>>> On 29 Jul 2017, at 19:06, Matthias Rebbe via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com <mailto:use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>> wrote:
>>> 
>>> Mark,
>>> 
>>> I cannot use the widget because of bug #20200.
>>> 
>>> If we can expect a fix for 20200 then there would be no need for a  bug report for the browser external.
>>> 
>>> Or is it more realistic that if i report it as a bug that  the browser external is fixed earlier than bug 20200?
>>> 
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>>>> Am 30.07.2017 um 00:57 schrieb Mark Waddingham via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com <mailto:use-livecode at lists.runrev.com><mailto:use-livecode at lists.runrev.com <mailto:use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>>>:
>>>> 
>>>> On 2017-07-30 00:44, Matthias Rebbe via use-livecode wrote:
>>>>> stack "Untitled 1": execution error at line n/a (External handler
>>>>> execution error: creation failed) near "creation failed"
>>>>> Am i missing something?
>>>> 
>>>> It might be a bug - there's been a fair amount of churn in CEF stuff in recent versions so we might have missed something with regards revBrowserCEF.
>>>> 
>>>> Is there any reason you are using revBrowser rather than the browser widget?
>>>> 
>>>> If there is then please let us know asap (file a bug) so we can fix it.
>>>> 
>>>> The fact is that revBrowser is on the verge of being deprecated and then quickly axed (for a number of reasons).
>>>> 
>>>> [ For existing projects, this isn't really a problem - its an external so current built versions will work for some time to come - and we'll make sure the S/B still plays nicely with it as it requires some special fu to get to work - it would be better if we weren't having to support two variants of the same rather complicated thing, and people didn't start using it 'by mistake' because they hadn't discovered the widget ].
>>>> 
>>>> Warmest Regards,
>>>> 
>>>> Mark.
>>>> 
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