Re: LiveCode 10 - what are your thoughts on the new features?

2021-09-08 Thread Keith Martin via use-livecode
> On Sep 7, 2021, at 11:04 PM, Martin Koob via use-livecode > wrote: > > My wife and I have an ongoing disagreement about the term 'couple of’ in > terms of counting. I say it means around 2 or 3ish. She says it means 2. > Further she says if you wanted to say 3 or 4 you would say ‘a few’.

Re: Suggestion: Non-Appbuilding Community Edition

2021-09-06 Thread Keith Martin via use-livecode
> On Sep 6, 2021, at 12:22 PM, Andre Garzia via use-livecode > wrote: > > I’m happy paying for my license because I can see the value LC provides me, > and how my money directly affects their ability to output quality stuff. I > love FOSS, but I’d rather have a healthy LC Ltd around with the

Re: Suggestion: Non-Appbuilding Community Edition

2021-09-02 Thread Keith Martin via use-livecode
I think this is (potentially) an excellent idea. Running stacks is more important in education use than building standalones, and the knowledge that a standalone CAN be made by simply ’trading up’ to a paid-for version of LC might be an interesting sell. But I would be surprised if this sort of

Re: Bye, and thanks for the fish

2021-09-02 Thread Keith Martin via use-livecode
Unless someone’s hoarding gold that’s an interesting but not all that useful pricing comparison. I prefer the Big Mac Index (https://www.statista.com/statistics/274326/big-mac-index-global-prices-for-a-big-mac/

Re: Custom URLs

2021-09-01 Thread Keith Martin via use-livecode
Only one thought: the protocols that do work on iOS are general declarations that are routed to an app/service as the host OS thinks is appropriate. Less common ones and app-specific ones do have to be registered... in the app that wants to be able RECEIVE them. So if the FB app doesn’t have

Re: Licensing model change

2021-09-01 Thread Keith Martin via use-livecode
> On 1 Sep 2021, at 10:02, matthias rebbe via use-livecode > wrote: > > Whenever I suggested to people, who used the software for creating internally > for their company, to support LC at least with a Community Plus subscription, > I always got the same answer: Why should I buy a license when

Re: LiveCode community edition is gone

2021-09-01 Thread Keith Martin via use-livecode
I just hope that my Price Lock Indy subscription will continue as promised. Kevin did say yesterday that "if we promised something in the past we do honour it” and back when I started my Indy sub I was told that my subscription will 'remain at the same cost for as long as I keep it active' –

Re: M1 Mac mini for LC: First Impressions

2021-08-02 Thread Keith Martin via use-livecode
> On 1 Aug 2021, at 21:28, Curry Kenworthy via use-livecode > wrote: > > M1 Chip with LC: Snappy but not amazing. > In fact, my i5 budget Windows laptop > was faster on the only task I've timed. Very good to see this thoughtful list of your reactions and feelings. It will be fascinating to

Re: building standalone FAILS with German Umlaute in app name

2021-06-15 Thread Keith Martin via use-livecode
OT: Fortunately (in a sense) when I got a frozen shoulder four years ago I had surgery to release it. Because I'd also dislocated and fractured it. Longboard injury. Anyway, it worked well. But I hope the solution for this problem is faster and less painful! Keith Keith Martin 360 media

Re: Forum?

2021-06-15 Thread Keith Martin via use-livecode
> On 15 Jun 2021, at 09:58, Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode > wrote: > > Has the Forum gone bottom up? It’s a little quieter than normal I think, but there are posts there from as recent as 20 minutes ago. k ___ use-livecode mailing list

Re: We don't need a Player (was Re: New(?) Idea for Standalones)

2021-04-13 Thread Keith Martin via use-livecode
> On 13 Apr 2021, at 11:28, Andre Garzia via use-livecode > wrote: > > On the other hand, I think that the SB should create standalones that can > actually be deployed, this means that it should be able to handle > notarisation on the mac out-of-the-box. Oh boy, THIS! And everything

Re: Find Replace in Script Editor with cr

2021-04-08 Thread Keith Martin via use-livecode
Mailing lists such as this aren’t perfect oracles and they’re not pure technical reference sources either. Most importantly, they are not one-to-one conversations; MANY more people will be reading a thread than may be actively posting to it. When a question is asked, people will respond with

Re: Checking the Milliseconds

2021-04-08 Thread Keith Martin via use-livecode
I ran the original code on my MacBook Pro (16in 2019, 2.3GHx 8 core i9). Three quarters of the results were over 4000, almost 150 of those were 4400 or above. The highest value was 4493. Average: 3873 (rounded) Median: 4081 Standard Deviation: 611 (rounded) k

Re: OT: Completely OT: Reading list recommendations.

2020-02-06 Thread Keith Martin via use-livecode
I've been *really* enjoying this, and I've just asked my university library to get multiple copies for my students. Creative Selection Subtitle: Inside Apple's design process during the golden age of Steve Jobs Ken Kocienda I was reading the print book but I left it behind in my office at

Re: HyperCard: the Myst story

2020-02-05 Thread Keith Martin via use-livecode
On 5 Feb 2020, at 3:19, Mark Wieder via use-livecode wrote: On 2/4/20 6:19 PM, Colin Holgate via use-livecode wrote: In 1993 Mac User magazine ...them was the days, eh? [Deep sigh] I spent *many* years in MacUser magazine – the original and best UK one of course, not the Ziff-Davis copy.

Re: Start using font

2020-01-08 Thread Keith Martin via use-livecode
Personally, I’ve used it to make a font management tool for dealing with large font libraries. It’s not something ‘fit for prime time’ as it looks abysmal at the moment but it works. :) Keith Keith Martin Senior Lecturer, LCC (University of the Arts London) 360 media specialist

Re: My old man vs LC Standalone

2019-10-23 Thread Keith Martin via use-livecode
On 22 Oct 2019, at 4:02, kee nethery via use-livecode wrote: it would look for Hypercard itself on their disk and start erasing stuff in it I applaud the ingenuity and totally understand the reasons for her doing that, but it should be said that damaging *other* software – beyond the stack

Re: My old man vs LC Standalone

2019-10-23 Thread Keith Martin via use-livecode
On 22 Oct 2019, at 20:47, Tom Glod via use-livecode wrote: i am counting on his limited willingness to put hours into it. Either way, it will be absolutely fascinating to read about the outcome. Good luck! k ___ use-livecode mailing list

Re: Give a bug a hug

2019-10-09 Thread Keith Martin via use-livecode
I'm less than convinced by the crowdfunding ideas that have been mentioned so far. But there is something that is important to understand: 1. All Kickstarter campaigns are 'all-or-nothing.' From the Kickstarter FAQ: "No one will be charged for a pledge towards a project unless it reaches its

Re: OT: Catalina - the end of ad hoc & in-house development?

2019-09-12 Thread Keith Martin via use-livecode
On 11 Sep 2019, at 16:21, Dar Scott Consulting via use-livecode wrote: At one time one could get past OSs, but I don't think it is the case now If a past OS has been downloaded through one's standard Mac/me/iCloud account in the past it can be downloaded and installed again. It can also be

Re: setting file created date in livecode from script

2019-04-15 Thread Keith Martin via use-livecode
Hi Stephen, I made a little tool (in LiveCode, natch) for doing this using touch. It's here: http://panoramaphotographer.com/software/likeaversion/index.html and there's a link near the bottom of the page to download the LiveCode stack. k On 14 Apr 2019, at 22:52, Stephen Barncard via

Re: LiveCoders from London, lets meet!

2018-11-10 Thread Keith Martin via use-livecode
Hi Andre, I'm based in London – I live in Mitcham/Tooting and I work in Elephant & Castle. I'm game! k On 9 Nov 2018, at 17:04, Andre Alves Garzia via use-livecode wrote: Hey Friends, Who here is from London or nearby and would be interested in regular meetups? We could meet once a

Re: [OT]Silly weekend LC poll

2018-08-25 Thread Keith Martin via use-livecode
For me... > CHAR Rhymes with “car” and > LOC Rhymes with “mock” I know they’re abbreviations but I mentally elevated them to regular word-hood many years ago. :) k ___ use-livecode mailing list use-livecode@lists.runrev.com Please visit this url

Re: LC & Java

2018-05-30 Thread Keith Martin via use-livecode
On 29 May 2018, at 17:57, Bob Sneidar via use-livecode wrote: Ever since Hypercard I have loved the "do something to something else with some other things" approach, and also that I don't have to worry about variable typing, declaration and scope. Amen brother! This is an important part of

Re: Mac app code signing for beginners

2018-04-30 Thread Keith Martin via use-livecode
On 30 Apr 2018, at 4:07, Mark Smith via use-livecode wrote: Hi Bill, reading your message I thought for a second it was something I had written myself. You stole the words out of my mouth. Always challenging, never seems repeatable the same way twice. May I second this? Getting things set

Re: Forums down: locally or globally?

2018-04-26 Thread Keith Martin via use-livecode
On 26 Apr 2018, at 19:16, Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode wrote: > The forums are inaccessible here in Bulgaria at the moment. They were for me too (in London, UK), for a bit. k ___ use-livecode mailing list use-livecode@lists.runrev.com Please

Re: some thoughts on version 9.0.0

2018-04-20 Thread Keith Martin via use-livecode
On 19 Apr 2018, at 17:00, Douglas Ruisaard via use-livecode wrote: Next is the significant decrease in the "Ink" choices... I've found (by process of elimination) the "notSrcOrReverse" ink works for me in several situations there ain't no such thing in v9.0.0. Yep, I found that strange

Re: [OT] Web based HyperCard

2018-03-27 Thread Keith Martin via use-livecode
On 27 Mar 2018, at 14:28, Rick Harrison via use-livecode wrote: Tell us about it again once it is full color and not just B When he has the Colorizing HC XCMD simulated? ;) But seriously, while I don't see a hard-nosed practical use for this it is an astounding feat! k

Re: Rotating PNG images

2018-03-05 Thread Keith Martin via use-livecode
On 5 Mar 2018, at 18:34, Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode wrote: I set the angle on PNG images and they deteriorate. For clarity, are you setting the angle to something other than 90/180/270 degrees? k ___ use-livecode mailing list

Re: Text Styles: Expanded, condensed

2018-02-20 Thread Keith Martin via use-livecode
On 20 Feb 2018, at 16:34, Ralph DiMola wrote: We had many font issues over the years and I figured that the industry would get it together. Given that the font world calls eighteenth century font designs 'Modern' and early/mid 19th century sans-serifs 'Grotesque', I wouldn't hold my

Re: Text Styles: Expanded, condensed

2018-02-20 Thread Keith Martin via use-livecode
On 17 Feb 2018, at 16:51, J. Landman Gay via use-livecode wrote: LC no longer manipulates text directly to produce styles, it now uses the equivalent font. And as a typographer, let me say YAY! Distorted type hurts my soul. :( k --- Keith Martin Senior Lecturer, LCC (University of the Arts

Re: Using this list

2018-01-11 Thread Keith Martin via use-livecode
On 11 Jan 2018, at 17:00, Mark Wieder via use-livecode wrote: I'm using Thunderbird. Email comes in, I click Reply, email goes out. I use MailMate on my laptop, Mail on my iPhone. Same behaviour for me: click reply, type stuff, send. k ___

Re: videoClip

2017-12-12 Thread Keith Martin via use-livecode
On 12 Dec 2017, at 11:05, Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode wrote: One of the reasons why videoClip and AudioClip are useful is to do with portativity. This is a VERY good reason to support this properly. I still find it frankly weird that LC isn't able to handle MP3 media more flexibly

Re: Was I hallucinating? Totally OT, perhaps relevant

2017-11-08 Thread Keith Martin via use-livecode
On 8 Nov 2017, at 10:25, prothero--- via use-livecode wrote: Admittedly, I was laying sick in bed at the time I suspect that may be the reason. I've heard (well, misheard) pretty weird stuff when I've been unwell enough to be bed-ridden. :) k --- Keith Martin Senior Lecturer, LCC

Re: livecode changes image colors without being asked to do it

2017-08-31 Thread Keith Martin via use-livecode
On 30 Aug 2017, at 15:31, Robert Brenstein via use-livecode wrote: The stack is used to produce a PDF file and the printing shop requested CMYK A slight aside – please forgive me. I teach publishing and have worked in the print industry (among others) since the 1980s. It's now the norm for

Re: Sending a message to users that floats above everything

2017-08-24 Thread Keith Martin via use-livecode
On 21 Aug 2017, at 18:53, J. Landman Gay via use-livecode wrote: If you want native appearance they are inappropriate. Ah, a slightly different thing to what I first assumed. Answer dialogs as a concept have an important place, of course. But yes, non-standard UI/appearance for stuff that

Re: Mark in a kilt...

2017-08-03 Thread Keith Martin via use-livecode
On 1 Aug 2017, at 7:53, Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode wrote: I salute Kevin and Mark for their adoption of kilts. It's certainly not new! I remember when Runtime Revolution got its first MacUser award nomination (MANY years ago!), Kevin and a couple of others came to the ceremony in

Re: play sound plays the wrong sound

2017-07-06 Thread Keith Martin via use-livecode
On 6 Jul 2017, at 15:45, Matt Maier via use-livecode wrote: Why is this stuff not in the dictionary? Also, given the massive prevalence of MP3, it would be great if the (apparent) limitation of the 'play' command was addressed. :/ k ___

Re: HTML5 deployment: progress comes into sight

2017-06-16 Thread Keith Martin via use-livecode
On 16 Jun 2017, at 5:15, hh via use-livecode wrote: if the webpage starts with "hyperhh.de" then the images have to be called explicitly from hyperhh.de while download from "hyperhh.org" (which is simply another name for the same domain) fails. Thanks for the example! Re the domain thing, I'd

Re: English Like?

2017-05-25 Thread Keith Martin via use-livecode
On 25 May 2017, at 20:10, Bob Sneidar via use-livecode wrote: I almost ace'd grammar in grade school, but I kept complaining that the English language had more exceptions than it had actual rules. Sounds like you *should* have aced it. :D k ___

Re: English Like?

2017-05-25 Thread Keith Martin via use-livecode
On 24 May 2017, at 16:19, prothero--- via use-livecode wrote: Or conversely, would people new to coding find htalk easy and intuitive? These are two different questions and a rigorous answer will most likely not come from knowledgeable livecode programmers. Speaking as a university lecturer

Re: Font embedding for iOS in LC9

2017-04-25 Thread Keith Martin via use-livecode
On 25 Apr 2017, at 15:36, Andrew Bell via use-livecode wrote: Digging around through my stack I found some old commented out code for "start using font file tFont" but that seems to be Mac/PC standalone code not needed for mobile. Not actual insight, at least in the sense of answers, but I

Re: Cognitive load

2017-04-23 Thread Keith Martin via use-livecode
On 23 Apr 2017, at 15:14, Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode wrote: Until about 1600 is was a "well-known fact" that the world was flat Heh. Nice analogy. Except that even this fact itself isn't true! Most educated people much further back than that believed that the Earth was round.

Re: Cognitive load

2017-04-23 Thread Keith Martin via use-livecode
On 23 Apr 2017, at 8:55, Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode wrote: I'm not sure why smaller should necessarily be better. Surely a better equation might be how much one gets out for what one puts in. Well, that would be *another* measurement – related but not the same. Even harder to

Re: Downloads - Immodest Proposal

2017-04-14 Thread Keith Martin via use-livecode
On 14 Apr 2017, at 13:49, Lagi Pittas via use-livecode wrote: The $500,000 limit on INDY is on an honour system anyway - LC can't tell whether I made a million last week or not. An interesting point. Personally, I prefer positive incentives for upgrading. Making someome think even for a

Re: HyperCard on your current Macintosh computer

2017-04-05 Thread Keith Martin via use-livecode
On 5 Apr 2017, at 7:48, Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode wrote: https://github.com/jedahan/hypermac I couldn't get that version of Mini vMac to run; it couldn't find the vMac.ROM file. But there's a slightly newer version of the app () that works well if you put it in there instead. It's

Re: SHA1 cracked .... What are the chances this will be addressed in LC?

2017-02-25 Thread Keith Martin via use-livecode
An aside response... > Read between the lines Google doesn't use it so obviously people will start > using Google's which will with 100% certainty will have a backdoor in it > looking as to how they removed 140,000 indexed pages of www.naturalnews.com > after the owner didn't give in to

Re: HTML5 and different editions

2017-01-23 Thread Keith Martin via use-livecode
On 23 Jan 2017, at 12:16, Heather Laine via use-livecode wrote: in short, its not a question of changing a button in the Standalone Builder. If you want to build open source licensed, free, Community edition standalones, then you need to use Community. Thanks Heather, getting this additional

Re: HTML5 and different editions

2017-01-23 Thread Keith Martin via use-livecode
On 22 Jan 2017, at 23:36, hh via use-livecode wrote: Keith writes about the ability to make standalones, not about the license. I thought *every* edition of LiveCode can create HTML5 standalones? The Standalone Application Settings window in the standard Indy LiveCode does show an HTML5

HTML5 and different editions

2017-01-22 Thread Keith Martin via use-livecode
HTML5 production is part of the LiveCode Community edition, which is fantastic. It's in the Business edition too, of course. The Indy edition, however, doesn't allow HTML5 production at all. Would it make sense to add the Community edition's capability to Indy, maybe with a nudge to encourage

Re: International LiveCode Mini Conference

2017-01-09 Thread Keith Martin via use-livecode
On 9 Jan 2017, at 18:32, Mark Schonewille via use-livecode wrote: Probably not. It is just too much work to organise. I concur. I help run the IVRPA conferences, and I know capturing and producing event video that's of usable quality is a serious task. It's a shame, but that's reality.

Re: I'm a stupid GIT

2017-01-09 Thread Keith Martin via use-livecode
On 7 Jan 2017, at 21:00, Richard Gaskin via use-livecode wrote: The team makes _using_ LC so easy that we often forget that the behind-the-scenes work is so complex almost no other company even attempts to support as many platforms with this level of integrated GUI support. THIS is worth

Re: TS Net for Indy vs Business

2017-01-06 Thread Keith Martin via use-livecode
On 6 Jan 2017, at 12:49, Heather Laine via use-livecode wrote: "A bit like devs are being milked" seems a somewhat extraordinary statement. LiveCode is a business, with expenses and a stable of highly skilled and valuable developers. I meant this in the traditional 'online pushy chatty'

Re: Changes to use-livecode list.

2017-01-06 Thread Keith Martin via use-livecode
On 6 Jan 2017, at 12:55, Heather Laine via use-livecode wrote: Well. That's the problem you see. DMARC rejects mail on the basis that it does not come from the same address as the sender ie the posting person's email is not the list address. Actually, what *I* now see is emails being marked

Re: Changes to use-livecode list.

2017-01-06 Thread Keith Martin via use-livecode
On 6 Jan 2017, at 12:29, Alex Tweedly via use-livecode wrote: > I please plead with Heather to reverse that particular change. Seconded, with bells on! :( k --- Keith Martin Senior Lecturer, LCC (University of the Arts London) Technical Editor, MacUser magazine (1997-2015)

Re: TS Net for Indy vs Business

2017-01-06 Thread Keith Martin via use-livecode
On 30 Dec 2016, at 12:41, Skip Kimpel wrote: +1 LC needs to reconsider breaking up functionality based upon licensing. Indeed! I haven't looked in depth at the differences, but I thought it was more (or even entirely) about support, which makes sense for high-level business requirements,