HyperCard: the Myst story

2020-02-10 Thread Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode
Hi Colin, I found this Mac User magazine! https://vintageapple.org/macuser/pdf/MacUser_9311_November_1993.pdf Al On Tue, Feb 4, 2020 at 9:21 PM Colin Holgate wrote: > In 1993 Mac User magazine had a review > of the top 50 CD-ROMs, and of those there > was an overall winner. > The A Hard Day’s

Re: Groups in the message path: Trapping Mouseup

2019-12-10 Thread Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode
Just for reference, Dar Scott wrote a Primer in Message Mechanics: http://pages.swcp.com/dsc/revstacks.html Al on Tue, 10 Dec 2019, Paul Dupuis wrote: [snip] Richard Gaskin, at one point, had a really excellent diagram of the LiveCode message hierarchy. If he sees this post and still has it

Re: Is it possible to implement Weizenbaum's original Eliza as a chatbot with LIVECODE?

2019-10-11 Thread Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode
Hi Ingar, Check this stack: https://forums.livecode.com/viewtopic.php?f=10=33212 based on this HyperCard stack: http://umich.edu/~archive/mac/hypercard/fun/spectresmart2.5.sit.hqx Al ___ use-livecode mailing list use-livecode@lists.runrev.com Please

Re: Ideas for my book

2019-09-19 Thread Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode
Hi All, Just for reference, Professor Manuel Agustí i Melchor from Universidad Politécnica de Valencia published a book on MetaCard and Revolution: http://www.disca.upv.es/magustim/mmmultiplataforma/book1.html By the way, Google Translate works fine on these pages. Al

Mail List Archive Error

2019-08-27 Thread Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode
Hi All, There is an error on the LiveCode Mail List Archives. http://lists.runrev.com/pipermail/use-livecode/ Please compare these Mail List Archives: July and August http://lists.runrev.com/pipermail/use-livecode/2019-July.txt http://lists.runrev.com/pipermail/use-livecode/2019-August.txt

x-eyes

2019-03-19 Thread Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode
Hi Klaus, Check the stack posted in this forum thread: http://forums.livecode.com/viewtopic.php?f=10=32358 Al ___ use-livecode mailing list use-livecode@lists.runrev.com Please visit this url to subscribe, unsubscribe and manage your subscription

LiveCode Builder language Library Tutorials

2019-02-07 Thread Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode
Hi All, Where could I find Tutorials for creating LCB Libraries (not widgets)? Thanks in advance! Al ___ use-livecode mailing list use-livecode@lists.runrev.com Please visit this url to subscribe, unsubscribe and manage your subscription preferences:

Widget TurnImage89_v100

2019-02-06 Thread Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode
Hi Hermann, > TurnImage is a pure LiveCode Builder widget, > there is no essential script access and > no use of JavaScript. This a wonderful example of your developer prowess and LCB power. :-) The rotating movie is a real surprise. Brings me memories from the Commodore Amiga days.

LC-apps for HC

2019-01-15 Thread Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode
Please dismiss these stray words at the end of my previous message: > but > notice that Al ___ use-livecode mailing list use-livecode@lists.runrev.com Please visit this url to subscribe, unsubscribe and manage your subscription preferences:

Re: LC-apps for HC

2019-01-15 Thread Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode
Hi Ingar, Since last year, I am using Livecode in Mac, Linux and Windows (and running stacks on Android 2.3 and 4.0.1). Previously, I have run Livecode only on windows, much later on linux, then on android and only since last year on mac osx. (ios and raspberry pi are in my plans too) Livecode

Understanding Image Sizes, Before And After Display

2018-12-23 Thread Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode
Hi All, In this moment that I could not sleep because the fever, the mail list is a good reading to keep me awake. There is another way to read the width and height of a jpg image. Read the binary data for the Start of Frame tag within the jpg image. Please test and improve this script: on

Gradient Property Palette Bug

2018-09-17 Thread Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode
Hi All, After editing an imported gradient, the Gradient Property Palette shows two "OK" buttons and every graphic imported receive a green color overlay. Please verify this Gradient Property Palette bug in your own setup: 1) Download the stack Eps Import v05c:

[OT] Xara Design Suite 25 dollar special

2018-09-12 Thread Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode
Hi All, Check this "Once in a Lifetime" special offer: https://www.humblebundle.com/software/magix-ultimate-creative-design-software?hmb_source=humble_home_medium=product_tile_campaign=mosaic_section_2_layout_index_1_layout_type_threes_tile_index_2 This is the best offer of Design Software that

Re: ImageStatistics_v100

2018-08-28 Thread Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode
Hermann, Many Thanks for publishing your work! Klaus Major, Wilhelm Sanke, Bernd Niggeman and you are outstanding role models for German developers. Out of curiosity, Have you implemented in LC an image processing algorithm that segment images in background and foreground? For example:

Re: LC-ImageToolbox_v185

2018-08-27 Thread Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode
Thanks a lot! This week, I will find time to study and learn from your work. By the way, reading the links that you posted, I found about other dither algorithms: Riemersma Dither and Stochastic Dithering. Have a nice week! Al On Sun, 26 Aug 2018 12:09:47 +0200 > Hermann wrote: > >

Re: LC-ImageToolbox_v180 (hh)

2018-08-25 Thread Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode
Hi Hermann, Many thanks for sharing your excellent work with all LC developers! I hope that you include color dithering in your next version. Check the more recent stack in this forum thread: http://forums.livecode.com/viewtopic.php?f=10=29935 Where could I send you an screenshot of a message

Re: [OT] The problem with programming and how to fix it

2018-08-05 Thread Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode
Mark Wieder wrote: > Dang. And I was *so* waiting around for LC11. We already have revSpeak, so I could wait a few years for the command revListen :-D http://docs.runrev.com/Command/revSpeak Al ___ use-livecode mailing list

Re: [OT] The problem with programming and how to fix it

2018-08-05 Thread Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode
Hi Mark, > H - I think that is missing the point about what the > current 'AI' technologies that exist actually do (as far as > I can see anyway - I'd be more than happy to be > proved wrong!)... Well, the point is that all current AI technologies requires an internet connection to work and

Re: [OT] The problem with programming and how to fix it

2018-08-05 Thread Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode
Hi Mark, > Lost sight of what? If I understand Richmond correctly, he is talking that for many developers the name HyperCard is synonymy with "vastly easier and more accessible programming" and that RunRev could have taken advantage of this for positioning LiveCode among other development

Re: [OT] The problem with programming and how to fix it

2018-08-05 Thread Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode
Richmond wrote: > Who said LiveCode lost sight of that? > Oh, it was me. Actually, I understand why RunRev do not want to sell LiveCode as a HyperCard replacement. LiveCode is multiplatform and this single fact set it apart from all previous x-talk languages. In my humble opinion, the future of

[OT] The problem with programming and how to fix it

2018-08-05 Thread Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode
"Programming could be much much easier most of the time. This unnecessary difficulty wastes the effort of professional programmers, but worse, prevents many people from programming at all. The problem is a nasty hairball of culture and technology and money that is not easily untangled"

Re: Best practise approach for artwork for iOS and Android?

2018-06-12 Thread Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode
on Tue, 12 Jun 2018, Lagi Pittas wrote: > I don't know what sort of images you have but > take a look at xara (xara.com/designer-pro/features) I use Xara Photo Graphic Designer and agree with Lagi's recommendation. Check these videos about intelligent scaling:

Livecode Content Management System

2017-12-01 Thread Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode
Andre Garzia wrote: > If you choose to store your data on flat files and use git > on that folder, you get branching, rollback and backups > for free for your CMS. Those data flat files could be stored as base64 encoded text files, Right? Al ___

Livecode Content Management System

2017-11-30 Thread Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode
Hi Alex, Alex Tweedly wrote: > Thanks for any suggestions, input, etc. Could your LCMS import (and use) templates and themes from other CMS platforms like Joomla or WordPress? I would like to answer another questions, but have no experience using RevIgniter, so could not comment about your

Re: [OT] The Internet is Living on Borrowed Time

2017-11-30 Thread Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode
Hi Bob, > Well it must be true. It was on the internet. Funny enough, we are on the Internet, too. :-D Staying outside the looping groundhog day! http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107048/ Jokes aside, I have to pause for a while to catch up with pending projects and new ideas. Too much to do and too

LC8 release structure

2017-11-28 Thread Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode
Does exists some way to install only the files changed between each version and keep all common files available for each LC version in use? In this way, instead of using 1 Gb for each new Livecode version installed, we could keep a folder with common files and each new LiveCode version would

[OT] The Internet is Living on Borrowed Time

2017-11-28 Thread Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode
This is Bryan Lunduke's today advice about the Internet: "Use the Internet for what it's good for. Enjoy it. Plan for it not existing" http://lunduke.com/2017/11/28/the-internet-is-living-on-borrowed-time/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VD_pJOFnZ0 Recently, I asked a similar question in

Re: [OT] Blind Deconvolution Algorithm

2017-11-27 Thread Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode
Hi Bob, Bob Sneidar wrote: > The first thing I noticed in the article was that the source image > was artificially blurred, that is mathematically. > I wonder how it would do with an analog optically blurred image, > or one which was taken through a dirty lens? The article uses artificially

New Books/Dictionary

2017-11-27 Thread Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode
James Hale wrote: > For those wanting to read the docs in an i-device > Dash for iOS is FREE. > I have posted some screenshots on the forum > if you want to see how the docs look. > http://forums.livecode.com/viewtopic.php?f=16=29745=160713#p160712 Really nice! Thanks a lot for posting these

New Books/Dictionary

2017-11-25 Thread Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode
Greg Miller wrote: > Will it be possible to buy electronic versions of > the new dictionary and lessons book? Ideally, in a near future, lessons and dictionary would be available as interactive stacks or downloadable apps. Until then, here is a LiveCode 4.6 PDF dictionary, uploaded by

[OT] Blind Deconvolution Algorithm

2017-11-23 Thread Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode
Today I learned about this impressive image processing algorithm named Blind Deconvolution: Theory: http://yuzhikov.com/articles/BlurredImagesRestoration1.htm Practice: http://yuzhikov.com/articles/BlurredImagesRestoration2.htm Check the examples: (Text defocus blur is eye-opening. Look for the

Creating LC IDE plugin - is it possible to check if plugin was started automatically or from menu?

2017-11-20 Thread Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode
Hi All, Where could I found a guide for creating LC IDE plugins? Al > On 20 Nov 2017, at 7:21 pm, Matthias Rebbe wrote: > So is there a way to check if a plugin was run at > startup or if it was started from the menu? > Then, Monte Goulding answered: > Yes, check if revMenubar is in the

Building a variable length code Huffman Tree in LiveCode

2017-11-20 Thread Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode
Hi All, Which methods could I use in Livecode, to build a Huffman tree? http://www.ics.uci.edu/~dan/class/165/notes/zHuff.pdf The idea of building a tree with nodes, leafs suggest to use an xml file for this task, but all examples that I have read uses a different method with data structures

Re: SVG (in LiveCode) can do that?!

2017-11-17 Thread Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode
Richmond wrote: > "the path of less resistance" > um: > the path of least resistance Thanks a lot for correcting this. :-) Previously, I have asked for corrections and received no response. The information about Compress function was reposted without any change or correction. :-(

Re: SVG (in LiveCode) can do that?!

2017-11-16 Thread Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode
Richard Gaskin wrote: > Not Linux users who use Google Hangouts, or Jitsi, > or Talky, or Appear.In, or Kamailio, or Linphone... Skype represents the path of less resistance and now I understand why. Check the answers that slashdotters gave to the question: Which Software/Devices Are Unusable

Re: Image Offset in Frame

2017-11-16 Thread Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode
Hi Jacque, > In the Position pane, at least in LC 9. Which one? Do you set clipstorect property using the checkbox labeled "Resize when setting rect property"? > I've wondered why we need clipsToRect when we have boundingRect. > The only difference I can see is that boundingRect works with a >

Re: Image Offset in Frame

2017-11-16 Thread Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode
I was wrong. There is at least 3 (maybe more) different ways to clip an image using a group: Method 1 using lockLocation: Method 2 using clipstorect Method 3 using boundingRect The following detailed description is useful mostly for newcomers in this platform... 1) create a new stack 2) import

SVG (in LiveCode) can do that?!

2017-11-16 Thread Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode
Given that you posted in the mail list, instead of sending a private message, you would not mind read our opinions too: SVG is not about graphics, scalable or vectors. SVG is a document format that includes text, images and vector graphics driven by javascript, a programming language. In

Image Offset in Frame

2017-11-16 Thread Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode
Looks like there are two different ways to clip an image using a group: Method 1 using lockLocation: 1) create a new stack 2) import an image 3) set the script of this image to: on mousedown grab me end mousedown - 4) group this imported image 5)

Image Offset in Frame

2017-11-15 Thread Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode
Hi Sannyasin, > This is probably covered somewhere, but I can't find it. > In CSS we can position in image in frame with an offset like -20,-20 > In most layout programs you can move the image around inside the > frame. How can we do that with an image in LiveCode? > I can use crop, but this is

mouseWithin and mouseLeave problem

2017-11-15 Thread Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode
Today, while trying to understand why my own code does not work, I learned about the text field scrollbarWidth property. :-) 1) create a new stack 2) create/insert/drag and drop a scrolling text field in this new stack 3) edit the text field script and insert these handlers: --

[OT] Google TensorFlow Lite

2017-11-14 Thread Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode
Today, Google announced the release of TensorFlow Lite https://research.googleblog.com/2017/11/on-device-conversational-modeling-with.html "TensorFlow Lite is TensorFlow's lightweight solution for mobile and embedded devices. As part of the library, we have also released an on-device

Re: The coming of SVG

2017-11-08 Thread Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode
Martin Koob wrote: > what about calling it a *viewer* object which would then > allow us to view SVGs, images, graphics or any other > drawing or illustration format. Actually, I like the name "viewer" too, but if we could use the word "viewer" then "viewport" is more descriptive:

Re: Control properties not included in the Property Inspector

2017-11-06 Thread Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode
Bob Sneidar wrote: > put the Properties of field "fldCustID" into tProps;put printKeys(tProps) The Message Box produces an error: Object does not exists Hint: fldCustID Al On Mon, Nov 6, 2017 at 3:31 PM, Alejandro Tejada wrote: > > Hi All, > > Where could I find a list

Control properties not included in the Property Inspector

2017-11-06 Thread Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode
Hi All, Where could I find a list of control properties that are not included within the Property Inspector? For example: clipstoRect (a Boolean (true or false) property of groups) capsStyle (a property of graphics) joinStyle (a property of graphics) miterLimit (a property of graphics) fillRule

The coming of SVG

2017-11-03 Thread Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode
Jim Lambert wrote: > I like Mark's ‘picture' because it is general. A picture can contain > both vectors and bitmaps. Richard Gaskin wrote: > Seconded. When I first read Mark's post I was wary of "picture", > but on further reflection I remembered Apple's PICT file/data type, > distinct from

The coming of SVG

2017-11-03 Thread Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode
Mark Waddingham wrote: > we are now firmly on the road to full SVG support in LiveCode! These are great good news! Congratulations. :-D > the name is currently vectoricon Actually, I like the name "Picture" because it remembers me about the PICT file format that could include bitmaps, vectors

Android Oreo Infinite Boot Loop

2017-11-01 Thread Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode
Interfaces are beautiful and dangerous: https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/mobile/android-oreo-adaptive-icons-bug-sends-thousands-of-phones-into-infinite-boot-loops/ "A bug in the new "Adaptive Icons" feature introduced in Android Oreo has sent thousands of phones into infinite boot loops,

The Shrinking size of animated gif

2017-10-30 Thread Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode
Hi All, Could you verify if always that we convert an animaated gif in a series of png images the resulting images are always smaller than the original animated gif? Here is the recipe: 1) Create a new stack 2) create a button and paste this script into the button: (check for broken lines in

LiveCode Windows Applications on Ubuntu

2017-10-25 Thread Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode
Hi All, Recently, I was running a few LiveCode Windows applications in Ubuntu (using Wine) and found that all of them run really well. Do you have some advice and caveats for creating and using LiveCode Windows applications that runs fine under Wine in Ubuntu or any other Linux distribution?

Re: Interview wtth inventor of hypercard Bill Atkinson

2017-10-20 Thread Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode
By the way, according to this article, we already knew which could be the next breakthrough in technological progress... but, we don't know who will pour their blood, sweat and tears to build and sell it to the people. https://zurb.com/blog/the-next-big-innovation-it-s-already-10-o On Fri, Oct

Interview wtth inventor of hypercard Bill Atkinson

2017-10-20 Thread Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode
Hi All, Being English my second language, frequently I have to read again (and reread some time after) many of the messages that I post in the mail list and in the forum. In the forum, we could simply edit, reedit and edit again any message until it means what we meant... but in the mail list

Atkinson dither algorithm

2017-10-19 Thread Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode
Tom Glod wrote: > wow! my brain hurts. Still pending: 1) creating a command line application 2) compiling an external 3) building a widget In the forum thread, Hermann already demonstrated how to apply this algorithm using Javascript within the browser widget. But creating each one of these

Interview wtth inventor of hypercard Bill Atkinson

2017-10-19 Thread Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode
Tom Glod wrote: > Here is a great interview with Bill. in which he reveals > among other things.. that when he invented Hypercard he was If you ask Walter Cooke, he answers: "I too miss HyperCard, but I also used Xerox's Notecards software BEFORE Bill invented Apple's version

Re: [OT] Myst and The Manhole

2017-10-19 Thread Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode
I remember Cosmic Osmo. :D Still today, this game is available from Steam gaming platform: http://store.steampowered.com/app/63620/Cosmic_Osmo_and_the_Worlds_Beyond_the_Mackerel/ and Archive.org running within the web browser in an emulated Mac Plus:

[OT] Myst and The Manhole

2017-10-18 Thread Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode
Hi All, Before I catch some well deserved hours of sleep, I have to leave here, this video and article from a few weeks earlier: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOGZNG8jA7Q http://www.businessinsider.com/photos-psychedelic-funhouse-george-rr-martin-2017-9 Why this interactive art project

Re: Clipboard pastes into single spreadsheet cell

2017-10-18 Thread Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode
I suspect that Unicode is working behind the scenes to produce the result that Paul is getting in his own MacOSX setup. Al On Wed, Oct 18, 2017 at 9:37 AM, Alejandro Tejada wrote: > Hi Paul, > > Paste this in a button (or the message box) and > post back your results. >

Clipboard pastes into single spreadsheet cell

2017-10-18 Thread Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode
Hi Paul, Paste this in a button (or the message box) and post back your results. Results after copying data from Livecode Results after pasting in BBEdit Results after copying text from BBEdit put base64encode(md5digest(the clipboarddata["text"])) & cr & the clipboarddata["text"] Al

OT Toxoplasmosis (was : Send "rawKeyUp")

2017-10-17 Thread Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode
Hi Jacque, Jacqueline Landman Gay wrote: > There are several downloads in that thread. > Which one is best? I am using Mark's version downloaded from his dropbox folder, probably it's similar to this version: http://forums.livecode.com/viewtopic.php?f=93=27811=30#p154437 By the way, in the

OT Toxoplasmosis (was : Send "rawKeyUp")

2017-10-17 Thread Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode
By the way, now that we are talking off the record about off-topic themes, let me ask a question: Richmond, Have you installed SVG Multicolor widget? This widget could help a lot with your current projects. Please, download and install from this forum thread:

Re: Atkinson dither algorithm

2017-10-17 Thread Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode
Hermann, your script version won the LiveCode Script speed contest! :-) I feel humbled and grateful that many of you have taken time to look at this. Although an image dithering algorithm seems trivial an barely useful, the fact is that in this thread, we have pushed Livecode script almost to

Re: Atkinson dither algorithm

2017-10-16 Thread Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode
Hi Alex, This is Amazing! :-D Alex, your function saved another 34% in the running time of this handler! In retrospect, only now it seems very obvious that merging two functions could save more running time in this handler... but I just keep wondering: How far can we go merging functions to save

Send "rawKeyUp"

2017-10-16 Thread Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode
Hi Bob, Bob Sneidar wrote: > Nowhere in the symptoms is any description > of mental disorder. In fact, it does affect the behavior of SOME people. Take a look: https://www.salon.com/2015/03/27/the_parasite_made_me_do_it_how_a_common_infection_could_manipulate_our_behavior_partner/ In this blog,

Send "rawKeyUp"

2017-10-16 Thread Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode
Hi Richmond, Richmond wrote: > My experience is that adolescents have considerably > less foibles than adults; merely that adolescents are > honest enough to admit them openingly. > However, what I meant was labelling a program with > "don't do this" would produce the opposite > with

Atkinson dither algorithm

2017-10-16 Thread Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode
Hi Bob, Bob Sneidar wrote: > I didn't post any code I don't think, but I will certainly > take some credit for having done so! ;-) In fact, you are not late! :-D Please, take a look at the script of Atkinson Dither 04 (Fastest Version) and make it faster. How would you do this? Making the

In GRAB control

2017-10-15 Thread Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode
Hi Richmond, Tell me if this recipe works in your own setup: 1) Import an image 2) Create a small rectangle graphic with no fill (rectangles without fill is the default style) 3) Paste this script into the image: local tLocation, OriginalXposition, OriginalYposition on mouseDown put the

Re: Atkinson dither algorithm

2017-10-14 Thread Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode
Hi All, This forum message contains the final version of this stack. It includes a Color version of this algorithm. https://forums.livecode.com/viewtopic.php?f=10=159173#p159173 Thanks again to Malte Brill, Richard Gaskin, Hermann Hoch, Mark Waddingham, Peter Reid, Ben Rubinstein, Bob Sneidar

Rotating widgets

2017-10-14 Thread Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode
Hi All, Effectively, SVG Icon widget grows and shrink when rotating, but Peter Thirkell SVG Multicolor widget does not. This Multicolor svg widget only clips it's content and stays the same size. Richmond, Have you installed SVG Multicolor widget? Download and install from this forum thread:

Atkinson dither algorithm & 'for each' loop

2017-10-13 Thread Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode
After reading Mark Waddingham explanation, now i am using a sequential ordered array for this handler. Check this much shorter and faster version: on mouseUp put the millisecs into startTime set the cursor to busy put the alphadata of img "Image" into tAlphaData put the imagedata of

Atkinson dither algorithm & 'for each' loop

2017-10-12 Thread Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode
Hi Hermann, Hermann Hoch wrote: > So all considerations to improve the LCS script are, > TMHO, of rather theoretical value. Here are some more: > The Atkinson algorithm uses multiples of 1/8 = 0.125 for > the diffusion-error, the Floyd-Steinberg algorithm uses > multiples of 1/16 = 0.0625. > And

Atkinson dither algorithm & 'for each' loop

2017-10-12 Thread Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode
A few hours ago, I send a message to the mail list, a message that vanish without trace. Now I am resending parts of that message. The rest of the message is in the forum... Peter Read wrote: > One note of caution regarding the use of the "repeat for each" loop, > whilst you will get a loop

Re: Atkinson dither algorithm

2017-10-07 Thread Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode
Hi Malte, Malte Brill wrote: > I already posted on the forums, but for completeness also here: > a lot can be done by replacing repeat with with repeat for each where you can. > > --repeat with i = 1 to the number of words of fldhexa3 > --put 00 & word i of fldhexa3 & word i of fldhexa3 &

Re: Atkinson dither algorithm

2017-10-07 Thread Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode
I have posted a demo stack in the forums: https://forums.livecode.com/viewtopic.php?f=10=29935 Have a nice weekend! Al On Sat, Oct 7, 2017 at 1:52 AM, Alejandro Tejada wrote: > Hi All, > > I am stuck trying to make this code for Bill Atkinson > dithering algorithm much

Atkinson dither algorithm

2017-10-06 Thread Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode
Hi All, I am stuck trying to make this code for Bill Atkinson dithering algorithm much more faster. Any ways to speed this code? Follow the recipe and watch out for lines broken by mail character length limit. Recipe: 1) Import an small image (200x200 pixels) and name it as "Image" (you could

Re: [OT] Alternative to Inkscape

2017-10-04 Thread Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode
Hi Richard, Richard Gaskin wrote: > The difference with open source is that if it's really holding you back > you can rally the resources to get it done yourself right now, something > that would be impossible with any proprietary code base. In my humble opinion, after 12 years it has to be

Re: 60 years of the Space Age

2017-10-04 Thread Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode
And Gmail allowed to send my previous message without subject and no warnings... precisely in the day (October 4) where they announce that each of their products now have Artificial Intelligence Algorithms incorporated... :-o On Wed, Oct 4, 2017 at 9:22 PM, Alejandro Tejada

60 years of the Space Age

2017-10-04 Thread Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode
Mark Wieder wrote: > I am really sorry to have started this thread Where else could we have learned about the messageMessages global property and messageHandled message (useful for logging and debugging Livecode apps? This mail list, like our own life, allows us to focus on our immediate

[no subject]

2017-10-04 Thread Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode
Mark Wieder wrote: > I am really sorry to have started this thread Where else could we learned about the messageMessages global property and messageHandled message (useful for logging and debugging Livecode apps? This mail list, like our own life, allows us to focus on our immediate projects or

[OT] Alternative to Inkscape

2017-10-04 Thread Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode
Hi Ryan, I use Xara since many, many years ago. Their technical support is excellent and rarely (if ever) I had a problem with their application except a rare bug that I found, reported and they fixed. Recently, I am testing their online design application: https://cloud.ixara.com/ Everyone

Re: [OT] Alternative to Inkscape

2017-10-04 Thread Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode
After reading again Bug Reports about Inkscape page origin, I noticed that I was wrong. That Bug Report have existed for more than 12 years so... read by yourself: https://bugs.launchpad.net/inkscape/+bug/170049 https://bugs.launchpad.net/inkscape/+bug/364036 Al On Wed, Oct 4, 2017 at 4:30

[OT] Alternative to Inkscape

2017-10-04 Thread Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode
Include SVG-Edit and current versions of these editors: https://www.sitepoint.com/6-free-web-based-svg-editors-compared/ I just keep wondering why nobody have forked Inkscape and included the most requested feature: a plain simple palette that translate page coordinates from bottomleft to the

Re: not really OT: The Coming Software Apocalypse

2017-10-03 Thread Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode
Richard Gaskin wrote: > They're still undocumented, designed for IDE use > and subject to change. Ok, that explains why Google could not find any information about this. Maybe this info could help developers that are having trouble with their mobile apps. Could we save our log files and sent

Re: not really OT: The Coming Software Apocalypse

2017-10-03 Thread Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode
Hi Richard, Richard Gaskin wrote: > I've found logging useful. Turn on the messageMessages > and write all messageHandled messages to a file with the > executionContexts - verbose, but when information is lacking > better to have too much than too little. Great to know! Thanks for this

not really OT: The Coming Software Apocalypse

2017-10-03 Thread Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode
Ralph wrote: > This is possible because all current consumer OSs > have the same problems outlined in the article. Deep truth, but... Are you sure that hardware is not to blame for many of these unexplained bugs? Intermittent hardware failures, due to faulty soldering or overheating (etc...) are

not really OT: The Coming Software Apocalypse

2017-10-03 Thread Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode
Hi All, Lagi Pittas wrote: > That's why I said the Function part would be good - > basically a LIVE interactive debugger - the coding > to do all the rest in a REAL programming language > rather than an animation studio or a testbed is way > out of my league - But given time and money anything >

OT: OMGwebsites

2017-09-27 Thread Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode
Hi Bob, Bob Sneidar wrote: > Almost inevitably, they would get back to him days > or even weeks later and say, "How's that web page > coming along. We really need it." He would reply that > he asked for content and had not gotten it yet. > They would usually reply something like, "I thought >

Offset Referenced Image Data

2017-09-26 Thread Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode
Until LC fills this request, check these options discussed before: 1) Ink Effects for masking an image within a group Scott Rossi wrote: > Try this stack (in your message box): > go url "http://www.tactilemedia.com/site_files/downloads/masking_options.rev; > The reason why a group with ink

Re: Chipp Walters 3D object viewer stack

2017-09-25 Thread Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode
Hi Sean, Sean Cole wrote: > It only seems to display a flat image in 2d space. There is a DLL based in Ogre3D that displays 3D images in a stack. Some developers in this mail list received this DLL as part of their LiveCode license. Ask them about it. Al On Mon, Sep 25, 2017 at 6:02 PM,

Re: Chipp Walters 3D object viewer stack

2017-09-25 Thread Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode
Found it in my backups! :-D After learning the stack name's, it was easy to find it in the mail list achives. This is Chipp's message: http://lists.runrev.com/pipermail/use-livecode/2007-October/103466.html This is Chipp's stack: http://www.gadgetplugins.com/chippstuff/3Dviewer.rev Al On Sat,

Re: Chipp Walters 3D object viewer stack

2017-09-23 Thread Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode
Hi Colin, on Sunday Sep 24 2017, Colin Holgate wrote: > It may be a different one, but is it this?: > https://github.com/angerangel/LCR3D LCR3D is the work of Massimiliano Vessi (MaxV) Chipp Walters stack is a different one. In the 90's, there was a HyperCard stack that could open *.obj 3d

Chipp Walters 3D object viewer stack

2017-09-23 Thread Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode
Hi All, I was looking in the mail list archives, the name of Chipp Walters Stack that could import and display 3d models in *.obj format, but could not find it. Does anyone remembers the name of this stack or could point me to the mail list message where Chipp posted it? I remember that Scott

[OT] Alan Kay is angry

2017-09-18 Thread Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode
I learned this again, a few weeks ago, in the forum: After many developers explained to a newbie the same concept in many different ways, this person said: Yes, I understand... but when this person tried to apply these concepts in a stack, we learned that these explanations were not clear enough.

[OT] Alan Kay is angry

2017-09-18 Thread Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode
There are many critics about the dumbing down of education in many countries, but only in USA, critics could afford to publish and sell their ideas: https://www.amazon.com/Dumbing-Down-America-Nations-Brightest/dp/1618211668 Just imagine that in the country where I live, to get a paying work in

[OT] Alan Kay is angry

2017-09-17 Thread Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode
Richmond wrote: > All my upper-intermediate pupils will be going > through this article in class this week. These talking emoji remembers me Microsoft's Agent Animated Characters Showcase project. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6umxhkdKzSY If I remember well, the characters could be used by

[OT] Alan Kay is angry

2017-09-16 Thread Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode
Read the interview: https://www.fastcompany.com/40435064/what-alan-kay-thinks-about-the-iphone-and-technology-now I think that he could be... much more angry if he learns about all memes that compare Mobile Phones users with zombies... Al ___

Re: Android Audio Playback & Recording

2017-09-12 Thread Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode
About Android Audio Recording using LiveCode, check this and read the comments for very useful additional information: https://livecode.com/android-audio-recording-library-using-java-ffi/ Al ___ use-livecode mailing list use-livecode@lists.runrev.com

Android Audio Playback & Recording

2017-09-12 Thread Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode
Hi Peter, This part of your message caught my attention. Peter Reid wrote: > 3. Figure out how to compare the two sound clips > (sample against user), or convert the user speech input > into text for comparison with the original Word. Again, > any good ideas would be welcome, but I'm prepared to

Export vector graphics v05

2017-09-10 Thread Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode
Hi All, This download is an update to a stack posted 10 years ago in the mail list. This stack exports all vector graphics pasted in the first card as PDF, Adobe Ilustrator (v7) or SVG. Please test first if you could open every type of file produced by this stack. Before pasting your graphics,

Vector graphics, again

2017-09-09 Thread Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode
This second version works better because includes a transparent background rectangle that effectively corrects the border cropping problem from first version: On Sat, Sep 9, 2017 at 4:52 PM, Alejandro Tejada wrote: > Hi Richmond, > > I posted 2 files

Vector graphics, again

2017-09-09 Thread Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode
Hi Richmond, I posted 2 files (1-SVG file 2-LiveCode v8 stack) and code in the forum: http://forums.livecode.com/viewtopic.php?f=6=29737=158014#p158014 Just create a new MultiColor SVG widget and paste this: If you notice a few glitches, like cropped borders, please contact the

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