Re: Unreliable File Deletion

2021-03-28 Thread ELS Prothero via use-livecode
Folks, This alarms me. In my app, I write a file to specialFolderpath(“desktop”). What are the conditions to make this work on Apple or Windows standalones? Bill William Prothero https://earthlearningsolutions.org > On Mar 28, 2021, at 10:22 AM, Klaus major-k via use-livecode > wrote: > >

Re: New(?) Idea for Standalones

2021-03-27 Thread ELS Prothero via use-livecode
I thought that if you set up beta testers, with the id of the device an app would be run on, others could run your app as a beta tester. But, perhaps,you need an apple license to do even that? Bill William Prothero https://earthlearningsolutions.org > On Mar 26, 2021, at 10:10 PM, David

Re: New(?) Idea for Standalones

2021-03-26 Thread ELS Prothero via use-livecode
Folks, That sounds pretty interesting. Wouldn’t that be doable by creating a splash stack the looked for a stack to launch in its folder. That stack would be the app. But I don’t know if a stand-alone compiled splash stack could call and run a raw xxx.livecode stack. Can it? Best, Bill

Re: Help! I'm stuck

2021-03-20 Thread ELS Prothero via use-livecode
openstack and >>> closestack messages during standalone build, now with the fixed standalone >>> builder they do. >>> Therefore some lines of code need to be added to avoid this. >>> >>> See here on page 2 for an explanation what you have to add to your

Re: Help! I'm stuck

2021-03-19 Thread ELS Prothero via use-livecode
> https://downloads.livecode.com/livecode/9_0_1/LiveCodeNotes-9_0_1_rc_1.pdf > > > - > Matthias Rebbe > Life Is Too Short For Boring Code > >> Am 20.03.2021 um 01:31 schrieb ELS Prothero via use-livecode >> : >> >> It’s mystifying that all mess

Re: Help! I'm stuck

2021-03-19 Thread ELS Prothero via use-livecode
Matthias, I know, I don’t think I’m using the remote debugger. I’m building a standalone app for the computer I’m developing on, so I wouldn’t need the remote debugger. I have some code that is never called...I wonder if that could cause problems. Of course, that is the situation for libs, so I

Re: Help! I'm stuck

2021-03-19 Thread ELS Prothero via use-livecode
Thanks, Bob, I tried it and got the same error message. Tnx, Bill William Prothero https://earthlearningsolutions.org > On Mar 19, 2021, at 4:10 PM, Bob Sneidar via use-livecode > wrote: > > Do you have a copy of 9.6.0? Try compiling with that. > > Bob S > > >> On Mar 19, 2021, at 4:03

Re: LC Roadmap

2021-02-15 Thread ELS Prothero via use-livecode
Great to hear Andre’s input! One point I hoped to make is that there is also a possibility of monetizing a help site that is created outside the mothership but coordinates and supports it. I think this kind of resource would be a significant investment and it is unrealistic to expect that the

Re: LC Roadmap

2021-02-14 Thread ELS Prothero via use-livecode
Curry, Your comments echo some of my experiences with Livecode. In olden times, when I realized that I could significantly improve my students’ learning by enlisting computers, I began with HyperCard, went to Supercard, and when it failed at cross platform, I went to Macromedia Director. I’ve

Re: No visual effects on Big Sur?

2021-02-08 Thread ELS Prothero via use-livecode
Folks, I get effects in Apple’s Big Sur when I use v9.6.1 in Livecode. But 9.6.2(rc2) fails. It’s not the Mac OS. Something happened in 9.6.2. I haven’t tried it in 9.6.2(rc1). Bill William Prothero https://earthlearningsolutions.org > On Feb 8, 2021, at 2:29 AM, Richmond via use-livecode >

Re: OT Friendly customers....

2021-01-26 Thread ELS Prothero via use-livecode
Matthias, I regularly get emails that threaten to do financial harm if I don’t do some kind of payment to them. If it’s a scam, the return email may be spoofed also. Once I got an email from a known friend requesting assistance during a travel problem, but the email had been hijacked. From that

Re: Considering work with livecode server

2021-01-20 Thread ELS Prothero via use-livecode
Andre, You are probably correct. Thanks to all of you who have responded to my question about deployment on the web. Best, Bill William Prothero http://es.earthednet.org > On Jan 20, 2021, at 8:22 AM, Andre Garzia wrote: > >  > Bill, > > :-) that topic is too large for a book to be

Re: Considering work with livecode server

2021-01-20 Thread ELS Prothero via use-livecode
Thank you, Andre, for you wisdom. What I take from your comments is if I want to develop dynamic interactive web based apps with Livecode, I should get up to speed on JavaScript and will need to either use Livecode to generate html5, compiled with webAssembly, or find another platform to

Re: Trying to use the Segmented Control

2020-11-28 Thread ELS Prothero via use-livecode
Brian and Ralph, Thanks. I gave up because there are easier, more obvious ways to do what I want. Several posts have mentioned shortcomings in the segmented control widget and I think if it would respond to mousedown and mouseup messages, it would be easier to use in more situations, as well.

Re: Chromebook apps?

2020-11-27 Thread ELS Prothero via use-livecode
Rick, Thanks for your perspective. Frankly, I don’t think it will be particularly easy to make it an app either. I need to do a fair bit of code optimization and on the map, there will have to be a small magnifier that moves with the finger. In the meantime, the desktop version is coming

Re: Chromebook apps?

2020-11-26 Thread ELS Prothero via use-livecode
Thanks for the perspective, Jacque, Hmm, it could be venturing into a swamp for me, tho. Given the popularity of Chromebooks, it would be great if Livecode could be invested in support for them. In my own case, I need to be cautious about where I spend my effort. I’m a happily retired

Re: Design Question

2020-11-17 Thread ELS Prothero via use-livecode
I’m re-sending this because I used the wrong email server. Bill William Prothero http://es.earthednet.org > On Nov 17, 2020, at 8:46 AM, William Prothero wrote: > > David and Graham, > One approach that occurred to me is this. > There are 2 components to the work that students would “hand in”

Re: POST to https in LC5.0.2 - Error socket closed

2020-10-22 Thread ELS Prothero via use-livecode
Sean, I wonder if you used http without ssl, but did 256 bit encryption and decryption at source and in the php connecting to mysql. I posted a link to a sample stack using this method awhile back. It’s pretty simple. I am traveling and not at my computer, but if you searched the emails for the

Re: Livecode Podcast Player

2020-10-21 Thread ELS Prothero via use-livecode
Sean, Amen on making the guide searchable. I find it useless. A challenge for me is solving problems that are beyond the basic level covered in the dictionary. Usually I can find help using google searching, though. Keeping all the help docs up to date is a big task, but vital for growing the

Re: LC Server- Optimum setup

2020-10-20 Thread ELS Prothero via use-livecode
Thanks, Richard! RevIgniter also looks like something I should explore. Would a program that needs to produce graphs be practical? My current work requires various plots of earth data. Just wondering if I could think about getting it on a web server. Best, Bill William Prothero

Re: SSL cPanel mySql setup

2020-10-19 Thread ELS Prothero via use-livecode
t;> On Mon, 19 Oct 2020 at 17:30, ELS Prothero via use-livecode < >> use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: >> >> Folks, >> I’ve been thinking about experimenting with Livecode server. I have a vps >> and root access, but I’m wondering what are the spee

Re: SSL cPanel mySql setup

2020-10-19 Thread ELS Prothero via use-livecode
Folks, I’ve been thinking about experimenting with Livecode server. I have a vps and root access, but I’m wondering what are the speed and user consequences of installing it at root level, or as a cgi. The cgi is fairly large and I’m concerned about both speed and memory issues when multiple

Re: Textsize of label of copied btn changes

2020-10-19 Thread ELS Prothero via use-livecode
Richard, Yes, if my memory doesn’t fail me, it was in italic. Hmmm, I guess I was supposed to know that meant it wasn’t set and the value shown was a default? Best, Bill William Prothero http://es.earthednet.org > On Oct 18, 2020, at 11:38 PM, Richard Gaskin via use-livecode > wrote: > >

Re: Textsize of label of copied btn changes

2020-10-19 Thread ELS Prothero via use-livecode
Richard, Yes, I realize that. However, when I first created the button, on the source card, I expected that the text size and font would be what was displayed in the ide. However, none were actually set. Confusing for one who trusts that the ide displays the actual properties of the object.

Re: Livecode and Non-Responsiveness

2020-10-12 Thread ELS Prothero via use-livecode
Bob, Since I upgraded to the latest Mac OS on my MacBook Pro, I have been getting delays using various apps, like Safari. I use a mouse and keyboard connected through a USB port. Sometimes when I get this delay, I quickly move to the laptop’s trackpad and there seems to be no delay. I suspect

Re: Certificate Problems

2018-05-12 Thread ELS prothero via use-livecode
Ok, I’ve answered some of my own problems. Panos’ suggestion to make sure “Beta Version” was not checked in the iOS preferences, worked. So, until the next time when I lose a bit more hair, my app is loading and I can test it. Thanks, Colin and Panos, for the few words of wisdom that it took

Re: date libraries/routines for LCG

2018-05-09 Thread ELS prothero via use-livecode
Dave: Done. Bill William Prothero, PhD Professor Emeritus University of California, Santa Barbara http://earthlearningsolutions.org > On May 9, 2018, at 8:32 AM, Mike Kerner via use-livecode > wrote: > > Thank you... > > On Wed, May 9, 2018 at 11:29 AM Brian

New stack window has 2 title bars

2018-03-19 Thread ELS prothero via use-livecode
Folks: I’m setting up my app, which involves moving from a splash stack to a setup stack, then to one I”m using for an index to the application. The first stack opens fine and there is a single title bar, but when that setup stack opens a third stack, it has two title bars. Each time I open a

Best way to copy from one stack to another

2017-09-20 Thread ELS prothero via use-livecode
Folks: With all of the new versions and capabilities being added to livecode, I have found need to copy parts of one stack which is older, to a new stack, which is new and better. I have found it difficult to use cut and paste to copy groups or other elements from one stack to another using the

sms,MMS, and Push Notificstions

2017-08-14 Thread ELS prothero via use-livecode
I’m curious. Has anybody done much with push notifications on mobile? There is a lesson on the livecode web site which is quite detailed, but leaves out the server side of the equation. I have been thinking about an emergency alert app and am exploring how difficult it would be to implement

SMS message in LC?

2017-08-09 Thread ELS prothero via use-livecode
Folks: Has anybody done sms and voice messaging in livecode apps? I’m looking into whether it would be feasible to create an app for emergency alerts. I am in a neighborhood where there is a high wildfire danger and various existing emergency alert systems are either very expensive or more

Re: Preference for Keeping Saved Empty Button Scripts Empty

2017-06-21 Thread ELS prothero via use-livecode
What about Mike Doub’s MasterLibrary? I just tried it in latest LC, and it fails because there is a function named a reserved word. But, it seems like a valuable resource that might be used as a starting point? Best, Bill William Prothero, PhD Professor Emeritus University of California, Santa