Windows 10 and LC9.0
curry at pair.com
Fri May 25 13:42:58 EDT 2018
> The kluge is turning off everything that is offered to support
> script hiliting and debugging such as bracket completions, etc.
This is one of the reasons I used LiveCode 6.7, and not 8 or 9, for my
LC Conference presentation. When displaying code to others, nice to have
the script coloration turned on! :)
> Opening LiveCode 9.0 on my computer (8MB RAM, 2 years old,
> Acer Aspire) takes about 30 seconds.
Every time LC starts, I'm guessing it also runs "Setup" (which shows as
"Installer" in Task Manager) to check for LC updates.
And something there is SERIOUSLY messed up! Over time you can wind up
with multiple Setup processes hung in memory per LC version, and this
can happen for multiple versions. Big system drag.
So I've gotten in the habit of deleting the Setups (not the real
installers) and another way is turning off all update features in
Preferences. That helps with LC startup and system performance.
Has anyone done bug report on this?
> For this reason, I would like to see much
> more attention towards Windows and Android.
I fully endorse Richard's suggestion for the LC team to spend some
weekly time on Windows. Hopefully a real native installation, but in any
case, the Windows session needs to be kept running for days (or at least
one full day) as it does for a real user, not just for minutes.
I could add a similar suggestion - to have the team spend some time
using LC itself, that is using the IDE. Perhaps spending a couple hours
weekly in the IDE working on a continuing project stack, not just a few
minutes on a test stack from scratch. That intimacy with the IDE will
pay off! Use 6.7 as a reference point of what you had before in terms of
features and polish.
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