[ANN] Release 9.6.0 DP-1

JJS jjs at krutt.org
Tue Nov 26 14:37:58 EST 2019

Well i'm happy at least PDF printing is a step in the right direction.

Via html and opening in a browser one could get to pdf / print on paper, 
so we can skip that.

Hopefully printing on paper will be a next step on Android.

Thanks a lot!


Op 26-11-2019 om 19:34 schreef Mark Waddingham via use-livecode:
> On 2019-11-26 17:51, Mark Wieder via use-livecode wrote:
>> On 11/26/19 1:58 AM, panagiotis merakos via use-livecode wrote:
>>> Dear list members,
>>> We are pleased to announce the release of LiveCode 9.6.0 DP-1.
>> Really?
>> A major point release while still in the queue there are
>> 186 pull requests for the engine (dating back to 2014)
>> 42 pull requests for the IDE (dating back to 2016)
> Its not a major point release, its a minor point release a la semantic 
> versioning (https://semver.org/) - major.minor.maintenance.
> It contains a number of changes which are definitely not suitable for 
> a maintenance release (as they add or change functionality) but are 
> critical to quite a number of people's apps (iOS player issues, in 
> particular; but also some android issues too) [ otherwise they would 
> have been in a 9.5.2! ]
> [ Note: We do sometimes change functionality in a backwards 
> incompatible fashion in minor point releases so we aren't strictly 
> semver - but only if it is focused in specific areas - in this case, 
> we had to remove some features from the mobile player control as we 
> could not replicate them with the replacement OS APIs, and we had to 
> tweak how you setup the camera control to stop iOS complaining about 
> permissions. ]
> At least 100 of the engine pull requests are either incomplete (no 
> release note yet, no issue filed yet, no docs updates yet etc.) or WIP 
> so are not mergeable as they stand. Probably half of the remainder are 
> probably stale/no longer relevant/not going to get merged - so they 
> probably could do with a cull (which is something for when I have a 
> 'spare' afternoon).
> The IDE PRs (after a very brief perusal) look like about half are not 
> yet complete and a few are WIP so not too dissimilar % wise.
> We felt it better to get dp-1 almost feature complete, addressing the 
> critical issues holding up people's apps first before lumping a lot of 
> fixes from all over the place. The latter always risks a greater 
> increase in the possibility of regressions and thus potential for a 
> largely unusable build.
> We're planning to get at least 20 further bugfixes merged for dp-2, 
> and how many more than that depends on how testing goes, regression 
> reports go and how much time we have before christmas :)
> Warmest Regards,
> Mark.

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