CentOS Death in 2021

merakosp merakosp at gmail.com
Tue Dec 15 04:24:15 EST 2020

Hello Sean,

Off the top of my head, the main Linux issues that are currently unresolved

1. The player object is broken on all Linux distros. You might be able to
workaround this by using shell commands with mplayer.

2. The browser widget is broken in most Linux distros. It might work for
just displaying a webpage, but not for typing into input fields of the
webpage. I am not sure if there is a workaround for this.

3. Also, you might experience window layering problems with some Linux
window manager (e.g. Cinnamon).

Hope this helps,

On Tue, 15 Dec 2020 at 10:42, Pi Digital via use-livecode <
use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:

> > On 15 Dec 2020, at 02:52, Richard Gaskin via use-livecode <
> use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> >
> > As Mark Weider noted, the "official" support is merely a reflection of
> their build system, and it relies on a version of Ubuntu still actively
> getting security updates.
> That doesn’t seem to be stated or inferred in the release notes. It’s
> under the heading ‘Platform Support’ which infers, like ‘System
> Requirements’ might, “This is what it will run on”. Indeed, under the
> heading it states:
> >> The engine supports a variety of operating systems and versions. This
> section describes the platforms that we ensure the engine runs on without
> issue (although in some cases with reduced functionality).
> Then under Linux it states:
> >> LiveCode supports the following Linux distributions, on 32-bit or
> 64-bit Intel/AMD or compatible processors:
> >> Ubuntu 14.04 and 16.04
> >> Fedora 23 & 24
> >> Debian 7 (Wheezy) and 8 (Jessie) [server] CentOS 7 [server]
> Then lists the Core and ‘optional’ GUI feature requirements. None of this
> states or infers that >=Ubuntu 18, >=Fedora 25, >=Debian 9 or >=CentOS 8.
> So we are left assuming that these unlisted platforms/versions, much like
> macOS 10.16, is “Unsupported”! Hence my initial question/request for
> community knowledge/experience. I’m not seeking to stir up trouble (for a
> change). I’m seeking understanding and wisdom. If LC is Not Supported on
> later builds, what aspects do not function in your (plural, ie, everyones)
> experiences.
> Because LC write “This section describes the platforms that we ensure the
> engine runs on without issue”, it would just be useful to know what issues
> later builds experienced.
> Thanks for the input though.
> Sean
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