Zygodact queries

J. Landman Gay jacque at hyperactivesw.com
Wed Apr 4 18:54:11 EDT 2018

I'm not quite sure how this ended up on the list, but it's info for 
anyone who might be interested. ;)

On 4/4/18 5:00 PM, J. Landman Gay via use-livecode wrote:
> Hi Graham, nice to hear from you.
> The first issue with the malformed text is related to a thread on the 
> mailing list where a bug was discussed; plain text copied to the 
> clipboard would generate styled versions all by itself, and that's what 
> gets pasted. Brian Milby wrote a bug fix for that which appears in LC 
> 9.0 so if you recompile with that engine it might solve the problem. It 
> does rely on the copied text being plain text only, so your idea to 
> distribute serial keys as plain-text mail is probably a good one.
> The inactive Register button is a known issue. The activation of the 
> button depends on a keydown message so if the user pastes the key, no 
> message is sent. Hitting any key -- arrow keys, space key, etc. -- is 
> the workaround for now. I haven't quite figured out why it sometimes 
> works on my Mac and not on some other machines; it may be a Windows 
> issue but I haven't nailed it down yet. It doesn't happen to everyone.
> Hope that sheds some light,
> Jacque
> On 4/4/18 4:37 PM, Graham Samuel via use-livecode wrote:
>> Hi Jacque
>> It’s a long time since I wrote to you about Zygodact, but I’m using it 
>> quite happily to support Art DiVito’s PointPlots app, which I know you 
>> contributed to some time ago.
>> Zygodact works well, but there are a couple of small issues. I realise 
>> this is all ancient history to you, but I wonder if you have any 
>> comments:
>> 1. When the user pastes in the user name (their email address) and the 
>> licence code generated by Zygodact, the paste isn’t “plain text” - I 
>> suppose it’s whatever size and style the email which we sent to the 
>> user generates. The result is that often, especially on Windows for 
>> some reason, the code looks large and lumpy and somewhat overflows the 
>> frame of the dialog box one pastes into.
>> 2. On the Mac version, when one pastes in the code, sometimes the 
>> “register” button doesn’t activate (sometimes it does, but I can’t 
>> understand the difference between the two cases). If one presses for 
>> example the right-arrow key, then it does. Of course it’s trivial to 
>> explain this to users, but can you think why this happens?
>> I suppose I can solve (1) by making sure our emails - which come via 
>> FastSpring - are actually plain text. Would you recommend this?
>> Be assured that there are no show-stoppers here, but I’d like to see 
>> your comments, if any.
>> Thanks in advance
>> Graham
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Jacqueline Landman Gay         |     jacque at hyperactivesw.com
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