[ANN] Release 9.6.1

panagiotis merakos panos.merakos at livecode.com
Wed Aug 19 11:29:55 EDT 2020

Dear list members,

We are pleased to announce the release of LiveCode 9.6.1 STABLE.

Getting the Release
You can get the release at https://downloads.livecode.com/livecode/ or via
the automatic updater.

Release Contents
LiveCode 9.6.1 STABLE comes with more than 50 changes since the last stable
release (9.6.0), including:

New Features
  - Support for building against API 29 on Android - which is now (since
the 3rd of August 2020) a requirement for new apps submitted to the Play
  - Support for building with Xcode 11.5, using the iOS 13.5 SDK
  - New tsNet and mergExt builds, built with the iOS 13.5 SDK
  - Improved security, by using a New OpenSSL version (1.1.0g)

Bug Fixes:
  - Several improvements and bug fixes in HTML5
  - Faster auto-updater
  - Improvements in the barcode scanner widget
  - Several crashes have now been addressed

For the full list of all fixes, updates and enhancements please see the
release notes:

Known issues
- The Browser widget's native layer is not shown in some Linux distros with
Cinnamon window manager.
- The use of the Browser widget is not supported on Ubuntu 18.04 64 bit LTS

Required Software
To build iOS apps with LiveCode you must have the appropriate versions of
Xcode as follows:

  - macOS 10.13.4: Xcode 10.1 - LiveCode builds iOS apps using the iOS 12.1
  - macOS 10.14.4: Xcode 11.3.x - LiveCode builds iOS apps using the iOS
13.2 SDK
  - macOS 10.15.2: Xcode 11.5.x - LiveCode builds iOS apps using the iOS
13.5 SDK

There is a full list of working LiveCode/macOS/Xcode combinations here:

Note: Whilst we endeavour to release updated versions of LiveCode
supporting the latest Xcode/iOS SDKs as quickly as possible; we strongly
recommend disabling automatic update of Xcode or downloading the specific
version of Xcode required directly from the Apple developer portal and
installing it separately.

Important: Since the end of June 2020, Apple has only been accepting apps
built using iOS13 SDKs. This means that, if you wish to submit apps to the
AppStore you will have to be running at least macOS 10.14 in order to be
able to install the necessary version of Xcode.

Please report any bugs encountered on our quality center at

We have a forum available for discussing LiveCode Builder at

Have fun!
The LiveCode Team

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