Animated Gifs - Keep them Running

Richard Gaskin ambassador at
Thu Dec 12 17:29:00 EST 2019

Does the SVG widget run in a separate thread?

  Richard Gaskin
  Fourth World Systems

Richmond wrote:
> If you can convert the gif into a series of SVG images you could, 
> possibly, import them into a widget.
> Richmond.
> On 12.12.19 19:38, Sannyasin Brahmanathaswami via use-livecode wrote:
>> Hmmm. "Indeed, without even the option of threaded GIF playback, it isn't possible to
>> make a progress indicator that doesn't affect overall performance, in
>> addition to having disturbingly jerky appearance."
>> Yes, I suspected the "LC - Single thread" issue. at least the mobileIndicator while "ugly" runs smoothly as expected.
>>> 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

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