[ANN] Release 8.1.7 RC-1

Richmond Mathewson richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Tue Sep 5 14:49:00 EDT 2017


Here's a really dangerous, radical thought . . .

as the Dictionary DOES WORK for LC 7.1.4 with Linux would it not be 
possible to
port that for LC 9?

Richmond.

On 9/5/17 9:25 pm, panagiotis merakos via use-livecode wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> There are 2 different issues:
>
> 1. The dictionary on Linux (and the browser widget in general) does not
> work **in some systems** in LC 8.x. This is not distro-specific, but rather
> locale-specific, and there is a workaround described in the bug report.
>
> 2. The dictionary on Linux (and the browser widget) does not work at all in
> LC 9.0 DP-7+. This is mentioned as a "known issue" in the release email. We
> have spent *a lot* of hours trying to fix this, but with no result. We
> believe that the issue is caused by an incompatibility of the current
> version of CEF we use (needed for the browser widget), and we think the
> issue will be fixed when we update the version of CEF we use. Unfortunately
> this is not an easy task, so I do not expect it to be fixed in LC 9.0 DP-9.
>
> best,
> Panos
> --
>
> On Tue, Sep 5, 2017 at 7:07 PM, Richard Gaskin via use-livecode <
> use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>
>> Warren Samples wrote:
>>
>>> On 09/05/2017 12:06 PM, Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode wrote:
>>>> The Linux version of LiveCode is STILL NOT loading a dictionary.
>>>>
>>>> [ I see that that problem has been "solved" in LC 9 dp 8 by simply
>>>> inactivating the Dictionary button on Linux. ]
>>>
>>> I have no problems with the dictionary in openSUSE (an unsupported
>>> distro!) in any LC 8.x version including this one. In fact, I haven't
>>> encountered this issue in any of the many different unsupported
>>> distros I've tested.
>>>
>>> I do, however, suffer from the problem with the dictionary/browser in
>>> the later versions of LC 9. Aren't these issues the result of at least
>>> two distinct problems?
>> Thanks for the info, Warren.  I see similar results here under Ubuntu
>> 14.04 and 16.04:  v8.1.7rc1 opens the Dictionary well, v.9dp8 doesn't.
>>
>> --
>>   Richard Gaskin
>>   Fourth World Systems
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