Windows 10 and LC9.0

Curry Kenworthy curry at pair.com
Fri May 25 13:42:58 EDT 2018


Roland said:

 > 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.

Yep!

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.

Best wishes,

Curry Kenworthy

Custom Software Development
LiveCode Training and Consulting
http://livecodeconsulting.com/





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