CentOS Death in 2021

Richmond richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Tue Dec 15 06:51:09 EST 2020


I would pick a small fight here.

On 15.12.20 11:24, merakosp via use-livecode wrote:
> Hello Sean,
>
> Off the top of my head, the main Linux issues that are currently unresolved
> are:
>
> 1. The player object is broken on all Linux distros. You might be able to
> workaround this by using shell commands with mplayer.
I have a feeling that the player object is not broken as it NEVER worked 
properly on Linux in the first place.
>
> 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,
> Panos
> --
>
> 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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