Livecode Dictionary

Geoff Canyon gcanyon at gmail.com
Sat Jan 19 22:02:57 EST 2019


So I have to sign an agreement -- I thought I had, but I have now.

And I have to link my LiveCode account and my GitHub account, meaning LC
can read and write all user data, including private email addresses,
private profile information, and followers. Is that really necessary?

gc


On Sat, Jan 19, 2019 at 6:59 PM Geoff Canyon <gcanyon at gmail.com> wrote:

> 1. Not everyone (very few people?) understand how git/GitHub works.
> 2. Even if you have a reasonable grasp of how to use git it's not obvious
> how to contribute to the dictionary using git. I've maintained Navigator in
> git/GitHub for about a year, and I'm sure I don't know the detailed steps
> -- just the general sense of "clone the repository, make changes to the
> dictionary, do a pull request." I just gave this a shot (pull request
> <https://github.com/livecode/livecode/pull/6856>) for the
> thinly-documented merge function. We'll see if I did it right.
>
> As an aside, I just checked, and the dictionary is now just two widgets?
> It seems counterproductive and unnecessary to convert the dictionary to
> widgets. There's no special functionality needed(?). And the dictionary
> functionality is now expressly beyond the ability of a large portion of the
> community to contribute to.
>
> gc
>
> On Sat, Jan 19, 2019 at 8:55 AM Brian Milby via use-livecode <
> use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>
>> We have an even better option now.  Contributions to the actual
>> dictionary can be submitted via GitHub.
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Brian
>> On Jan 19, 2019, 9:48 AM -0600, Richmond via use-livecode <
>> use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>, wrote:
>> > Some of those user entries were extremely useful.
>> >
>> > It would be good if user entries could be restored to the dictionary
>> > once again.
>> >
>> > Richmond.
>> >
>> > On 19.01.19 9:49, Simon Knight via use-livecode wrote:
>> > > Hi all,
>> > >
>> > > I have just read about two “issues” and both would be resolved or at
>> least helped with a more detailed dictionary entry. Now in the dim distant
>> past the RunRev dictionary use to allow humble users to add comments and
>> examples which I for one found useful. Does anyone know why this useful
>> feature was removed? Security ?
>> > >
>> > >
>> > >
>> > > Simon Knight
>> > >
>> > >
>> > >
>> > >
>> > >
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