[ANN] Release 8.1.7 RC-1

panagiotis merakos merakosp at gmail.com
Tue Sep 5 15:18:55 EDT 2017


Well, that would take us a step (or lots of steps!) back :)

The dictionary in LC < 8 is totally different, it is a .livecode stack that
displays .xml files (e.g. the dictionary entries).

In LC 8+ it uses a browser widget, and all the entries have been re-written
to .lcdoc files. This makes it more easily maintainable and extensible.

BTW the bug I was referring to (in LC 8), which describes a workaround is
this one:

http://quality.livecode.com/show_bug.cgi?id=16848

Workaround described in comment 81(!) and/or 96(!)

On Tue, Sep 5, 2017 at 7:49 PM, Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode <
use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:

> 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.
>>>
>>> --
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