LC 9.6.0 DP2

Richmond richmondmathewson at
Tue Feb 18 02:02:16 EST 2020

"Richmond as Dodo with ruffled feathers." Discuss. ;-)

Banging on about endless upgrades is pretty pointless because, unless 
one lives in a cave, one already
knows about that.

What might be better is to offer the OP a practical solution to their 


On 18.02.20 0:21, Richard Gaskin via use-livecode wrote:
> Richmond wrote:
> > Yeah, yeah, yeah . . . sick of that stuff about endless upgrades; and,
> > frankly banging on about them does not really help anyone who asks the
> > sort of question the OP asked.
> The OP asked about using the latest version of LiveCode on an OS that 
> was EOL'd many years ago.
> I replied that the LC version he's asking about doesn't run on XP. 
> That older versions do is self-evident.
> What exactly ruffles your feathers about providing an accurate answer 
> to the question?
> > There is a simple fact that some people round "these parts" as well as
> > elsewhere overlook . . .
> >
> > Not everyone has oddles of money to endlessly upgrade, or the
> > inclination to do that.
> I agree it would be ideal if OS vendors supported every version 
> forever, but as a practical matter they simply don't.  It isn't LC's 
> fault, and I can't even blame the OS vendor.
> If there's any "bad guy" here it's the literal bad guys:
> We can reply on nearly every popular OS version to be patched forever, 
> but after EOL the only new patches are coming from organized crime.
> As long as the machine isn't connected to the open Internet it may be 
> safe to use.
> Beyond that, yes, it's unfortunate that OS vendors will drop support 
> for hardware, and fortunate that Linux is available to give a second 
> life to hardware abandoned by its maker.
> With such a vast ecosystem behind it, there's probably a Linux version 
> for just about any computing device made in the last 20 years.
> Linux is free and open, ready to step in whenever another OS vendor 
> lets you down.

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