some thoughts on version 9.0.0

Richmond Mathewson richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Fri Apr 20 18:15:58 EDT 2018


As has been pointed out in the Forums: as new LiveCode versions come
out with new capabilities and new features quite a few of the features 
available in previous versions
are removed: this may well be, as has been explained, the necessary cost of
the new features.

About 4 years ago I had to 90% recode my Devawriter Pro because of this 
"feature drift" . . . a time-consuming
and tedious exercise, but the end result was that my App continued to 
function on more recent recensions of
operating systems.

While my recode was a bother, I gained more than I lost.

Richmond.

On 21/4/2018 12:54 am, Douglas Ruisaard via use-livecode wrote:
> Maybe, Panos... BUT what if someone (like me!) is using one of those "disappearing" inks (sorry for the pun!).  The number of inks which were removed is HUGE! .... I'm supposed to go back to all of my project and live apps and find and replace them???  I don't think so!
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> Doug
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>>>> Hi all,
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>>>> The inks that were removed were legacy inks which were deprecated a long time ago, and were not supported in the version of Skia library that LC 9.0 uses.
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>>>> Best,
>>>> Panos
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> On Fri, Apr 20, 2018 at 11:20 AM, Keith Martin via use-livecode < use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
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>> On 19 Apr 2018, at 17:00, Douglas Ruisaard via use-livecode wrote:
>> Next is the significant decrease in the "Ink" choices... I've found
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>>> process of elimination) the "notSrcOrReverse" ink works for me in
>>> several situations.... there ain't no such thing in v9.0.0.
>> Yep, I found that strange and very disappointing too. I cannot see a
>> reason why this has been changed. Inks are things I sometimes use a
>> lot in projects for both practical and creative effects. Please
>> restore the full set!
>> k
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