[ANN] Release 9.0.0

panagiotis merakos panos.merakos at livecode.com
Sat Apr 7 03:15:36 EDT 2018


Thanks for the update Ron. I confirm the auto updater is slower compared to
a direct download from the downloads page. I'll file a bug so as we
investigate further.

Best,
Panos

On Sat, Apr 7, 2018, 04:12 Ron Metzker <rmetzker at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Panos,
>
> I updated my two Macs today with LiveCode 9.0.0. Unfortunately I also had
> a very slow download on both. I have a very fast internet connection. I
> dowloaded them from within LiveCode by doing an update.
>
> After I had downloaded them, I tried to see what the problem was. I did a
> test on my internet. It was at the correct speed in the test. So I went to
> the LiveCode download page and downloaded both the Indy and the Business
> dmg from the site at the same time. It took only a couple of minutes. So
> the slowness of the download appears to caused by using the LiveCode
> download stack. It was probably 20 to 30 times slower than using the
> download page.
>
> Best Regards,
> Ron
>
> > On Apr 4, 2018, at 10:51 AM, panagiotis merakos via use-livecode <
> use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> >
> > @Peter
> > One more thing to try before filing a bug report:
> >
> > 1. Clear Prefs again
> > 2. Open LC, you should see the revFileAssociation dialog ("LiveCode files
> > are not currently associated with this version. Would you like to make
> this
> > association?")
> > 3. Choose "Yes"
> >
> > Does the splash screen close after that?
> >
> > BTW if you want to close this stack manually, you can try that:
> >
> > - type in the msg box "close the mousestack" but do NOT press Enter
> > - place the cursor on the splash stack
> > - press enter
> >
> > I am wondering if an error occurs on startup, so LC stops execution, and
> > the line of code in the IDE startup scripts that closes this stack is
> never
> > reached.
> >
> > @Richard
> > Thanks for the update, I'll pass it to the team. I know we had at least
> > another 3 users in your area that suffered from very slow download
> speeds.
> > Network issues are hard to diagnose :)
> >
> > Best,
> > Panos
> > --
> >
> > On Wed, Apr 4, 2018 at 6:35 PM, Richard Gaskin via use-livecode <
> > use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> >
> >> @Peter Bogdanoff bogdanoff:
> >>> Yesterday it took me 3-4 hours to download LC 9. I’m in California.
> >>
> >> Good to know I'm not the only one.  Thanks.
> >>
> >>
> >> @Panos:
> >>> Do you still experience slow download speed? I had no problem
> >>> yesterday from my home internet connection
> >>
> >> Thanks for asking. Yes, and it's been the darndest thing.  Not even my
> ISP
> >> could explain it.  It's been this way for more than a week, and persists
> >> this morning, even across multiple computers.
> >>
> >> I was able to find a workaround that demonstrates that it's not the
> >> livecode.com server per se:  I shelled into one of my VPSes in New
> Jersey
> >> and used wget to download the builds I needed - each took less than a
> >> minute there.  Then I copied them to my web folder, and on my local
> machine
> >> downloaded from that VPS - at normal speed.
> >>
> >> So to summarize what I've learned thus far:
> >>
> >> - It's not my computer: all computers here show this slow download
> >>
> >> - It's not your server: I can download from it to another computer
> >>  in a different geographic region with no delay.
> >>
> >> - It's not my local network setup: Peter has the same issue, and
> >>  downloading from my VPS is speedy.
> >>
> >> Given all this, my wild guess would be that this is something related to
> >> the CDN you're using (Cloudflare?), affecting only southern California,
> or
> >> maybe even more limited than that since Peter and I are less than about
> 20
> >> miles from one another.
> >>
> >> While Cloudflare's status page shows the Los Angeles area to be
> >> "Operational", a quick search at Google turned up a few discussions
> about
> >> issues in my area, the most recent I stumbled across being just 22 hours
> >> ago.
> >>
> >> The bigger mystery is that this has persisted as long as it has.  Most
> >> CDNs are super on top of things, and a multi-day issue is rare.
> >>
> >> At least I have a workaround for now, and if I learn anything more I'll
> >> pass it along.  In the meantime, if you hear of anything with your CDN
> it
> >> may be helpful to share.
> >>
> >> --
> >> Richard Gaskin
> >> Fourth World Systems
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