[ANN] Release 9.0.3 RC-1

Terry Judd terry.judd at unimelb.edu.au
Mon Feb 25 21:43:51 EST 2019

FWIW I've seen similar issues to this going back a while (I'm on MacOS but not sure what LC versions were involved). No recipe that I could find but restarting LC generally got things moving again.


On 26/2/19, 1:19 pm, "use-livecode on behalf of J. Landman Gay via use-livecode" <use-livecode-bounces at lists.runrev.com on behalf of use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:

    Just an update. I relaunched and have been working fine in 9.0.3 for 
    several hours now. I'm at a loss to explain it.
    On 2/25/19 1:43 PM, J. Landman Gay via use-livecode wrote:
    > On 2/21/19 8:00 AM, panagiotis merakos via use-livecode wrote:
    >> We are pleased to announce the release of LiveCode 9.0.3 RC-1.
    > I was hoping the strange problems would diminish with this release but I 
    > lasted about 5 minutes before I had to quit and return to an earlier 
    > version. I'm not sure how anyone can trace this, but thought I'd just 
    > post what the circumstances were. Maybe someone will find a commonality 
    > in their experience.
    > I'm working on a splash app that opens a separate mainstack, call it 
    > StackA. The script of the app stack is inserted into the back. I was 
    > debugging a handler on a card in StackA. The script editor was open and 
    > a red-dot breakpoint was set.
    > I called the handler from the message box. -> Can't find handler
    > The message box indicated that StackA was the target stack, and typing 
    > "the defaultstack" in the message box also returned "StackA"
    > Repeated the message box call. -> Can't find handler.
    > Used the keyboard shortcut to summon the contextual menu and send the 
    > handler name's message to the card. -> Works. Handler runs. Stops at 
    > breakpoint.
    > I immediately saw a problem and aborted the handler in the middle. Made 
    > some corrections and applied the script.
    > Called the handler from the message box. -> Can't find handler.
    > Tried the contextual menu -> No response, no menu
    > Tried "edit script of this cd" -> No response
    > Tried "edit script of this cd of stack "StackA" -> no response
    > Use keyboard shortcut to switch to Edit tool -> no response
    > Tried clicking the Edit tool on the palette -> hilites, returns to 
    > browse tool
    > Repeated Edit tool selection from tools palette -> hilites, returns to 
    > browse tool, but now I see it actually did choose the edit tool. I see 
    > arrow-with-cross cursor.
    > Double-click a field just to test -> no response
    > Type in msg box: there is a fld "blah" -> true
    > Use Application Browser to get the field property inspector -> works
    > Click the Script button in property inspector -> no response
    > At this point I know I'm a hair's breadth away from a crash, so I quit 
    > and return to LC 9.0.2 where this happens frequently but not quite as soon.
    > Anyone have anything in common with this sequence? I don't know what 
    > triggers it, but the symptoms are usually the same: loss of keyboard 
    > control, inability to find the current stack or card (although the 
    > message box knows what it is,) inability to select or edit objects 
    > except via Application Browser, and eventually a crash if you persist 
    > long enough.
    Jacqueline Landman Gay         |     jacque at hyperactivesw.com
    HyperActive Software           |     http://www.hyperactivesw.com
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