eBook Academy error

panagiotis merakos merakosp at gmail.com
Wed Apr 4 09:24:34 EDT 2018

Hi Andrew,

I suggest filing a bug report to quality.livecode.com. This report would be
a good candidate for a community pull request, as it requires changes in
the Dictionary.


On Wed, Apr 4, 2018 at 2:00 PM, Andrew Bell via use-livecode <
use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:

> I have some students working through the LiveCode academies in class and
> have found an error in the first lesson (previously we have encountered
> issues with the Parallax Effect lesson). On the Project Setup and Splash
> Screen, the user is instructed to play a splashscreen video by doing the
> following:
>         play videoClip (specialfolderpath("desktop") &
> "/BitterRevenge/Video/Intro.mp4")
> When I go to the Dictionary to search for the term videoClip I see it was
> introduced in 1.0, but I have to read all the way to the end of the entry
> to find out this was deprecated in 8.1 (and isn't indicated at the top of
> the entry or with a ! in the list before selecting the entry). The
> dictionary entry also seems to be missing bits and pieces (I thought this
> was a filed bug, but couldn't find it in Bugzilla) reading unintelligible
> like this:
> ...
> The use of was deprecated in version 8.1 of LiveCode with new defaults for
> and as true on all systems apart from pre OS X 10.8. The Windows build of
> LiveCode no longer supports any features and setting the and
> will have no effect. Additionally does not include 64 bit support and
> therefore can not be supported on OS X 64 bit builds of LiveCode.
> ...
> I showed the student how to use a player object and execute the play
> player command as a workaround. Does this get filed as an Enhancement
> Request, email to support, or both?
> --Andrew Bell
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