Animated Gifs - Keep them Running

Bob Sneidar bobsneidar at
Wed Dec 11 16:48:26 EST 2019

I read and agree. I think certain tasks ought to have independent threads separate from the code engine. That shouldn't be too hard to implement, and those tasks would not need to communicate with the main thread, since they are essentially utilitarian in nature. 

Bob S

> On Dec 10, 2019, at 20:57 , Richard Gaskin via use-livecode <use-livecode at> wrote:
> Sannyasin Brahmanathaswami wrote:
> > I switched from the mobileIndicator to installing an animated gif for
> > Loading. This way I have control over the load process and can let
> > users bail out.
> >
> > It is a lovely gif, but it "hangs" when the processor on phone is
> > doing something else. It there are way to keep it's frames "circling"
> > until get we get a good download and dismiss it / vis is false?
> -- 
> Richard Gaskin
> Fourth World Systems
> Software Design and Development for the Desktop, Mobile, and the Web

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