Re: Printing BackgroundColor of text

2021-03-07 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
hakan wrote: > Looks like a bug to me, and on top of that the HTML should be updated > IMHO as the -tag is officially deprecated in HTML 5. The relationship between HTML and HtmlText is very much like the relationship between Java and JavaScript. Which is to say, aside from sharing four

Re: Did I dream this ?

2021-03-05 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Jim Lambert wrote: They would be handy properties. But in the meantime try this behavior: getProp xLoc return item 1 of the loc of me end xLoc getProp yLoc return item 2 of the loc of me end yLoc After assigning the behavior to any object you can

Re: S3 API vs AWS

2021-03-05 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Good news for those following along: Mark Clark's request has just had its status changed to "AWAITING_MERGE", so any compliant S3 storage should be addressable with the lib included in the next release. https://quality.livecode.com/show_bug.cgi?id=22919 -- Richard Gaskin Fourth World

Re: tsNet mail message not formatting

2021-03-03 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Bob Sneidar wrote: > OK Now I am interested. I have a little utility that converts a Konica > Minolta address book to a Toshiba one. If I run the utility on a Mac, > the address book will not import into a Toshiba copier, but if I first > OPEN the csv file in WINDOWS, then save and close it,

Re: tsNet mail message not formatting

2021-03-03 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Brian Milby wrote: > If you export as text, then you get what is expected on Win/Linux and > get CR on Mac (which is wrong in my opinion). Wrong, but at least consistently so. ;) As a dialect of HyperTalk, LC maintains the "CR = ASCII 13" rule because way back in '87 when HC was born that was

Re: sort container parameters

2021-03-03 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Paul Dupuis wrote: > I just discovered much to my dismay that you can not execute the > following: > > put "ascending" into tDirection > soft lines of tContainer tDirection international > > apparently neither the sort direction (ascending|descending) nor the > sort type

Re: S3 Compatible?

2021-02-25 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Kee Nethery wrote: > From this conversation am I to assume that if I am planning > on building a project that relies on AWS S3, I’m gonna have > to roll my own connector to it? It seems the opposite: if you need S3 storage, AWS is the only one supported by the LC lib included in proprietary

Re: S3 Compatible?

2021-02-25 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Tom Glod wrote: My goal is to be able to outsource the cloud services entirely I know digital ocean has managed kubernetes and I can choose to use that. So yes, if LC S3 library is corrected, then that would be my chosen option Minio on managed kubernetes. Otherwise I think WebDAV will be a

Re: S3 Compatible?

2021-02-24 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Tom Glod wrote: > Richard Gaskin wrote: >> If WebDAV could work for your needs there are at least three FOSS >> WebDAV libs for LC on Github - here are the forum posts where I >> learned about them, with links to the repos (IIRC all three are >> MIT License): >> >> With tsNet: >>

Re: S3 Compatible?

2021-02-24 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Thanks for that background, Tom. If it *must* be s3 then either working with LC Ltd or crafting an open competing lib would be necessary. Open source competing libs are problematic on both sides, since the dev needs to replicate the effort and the company loses one more advantage to their

Re: S3 Compatible?

2021-02-24 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
about the S3 library ... Livecode ...but the library stack is password protected. Thanks, Tom On Wed, Feb 24, 2021 at 2:52 PM Richard Gaskin via use-livecode < use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote: Tom Glod wrote: > I'm really annoyed at the moment realizing that our AW

Re: S3 Compatible?

2021-02-24 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Tom Glod wrote: > I'm really annoyed at the moment realizing that our AWS library > only works on amazon. > > Is there currently any workaround for using the AWS S3 library with s3 > compatible hosts? > > Its beyond me why the endpoints needed to be hardcoded and require > EXPERT REVIEW to

Re: "within graphic" question

2021-02-22 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
jbv wrote: I have a graphic made of a list of points. This graphic is opaque and invisible, its filled property is set to true (according to the doc). In my card script I have something like : on mousedown put within(grc "mygraphic", the clickloc) end mousedown but it always returns false,

Re: [ANN] Release 9.6.2 RC-2

2021-02-20 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Michael Kristensen wrote: > Richard Gaskin wrote: > >> We've been here before... >> >> 68k -> PPC >> Classic -> OS X >> PPC -> Intel >> 32-bit -> 64-bit > > > More form memory-land: > > Yesterday I downloaded SuperCard 4.8.1 Trail wich still is maintained. > > I was able to convert some 30 years

Re: Wasm and the LC Roadmap

2021-02-17 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
David Bovill wrote: > Anyone know the wasm plans? > > I’m Woking on a project in collaboration with a number of other > platforms and partners that are using wasm. Would like to play > in the same place with LiveCode. Given the vast gulf between the browser DOM and LC's object model, and the

Re: SSL Error - question from Stack Overflow

2021-02-16 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Devin Asay wrote: I came across this question on stack overflow. I like to try to give good LiveCode answers there when I can, just to do a little to boost the reputation of the LC community there. But I don’t have a clue on this one. A Livecode script: get URL

Re: Using MySQL on (headless) Linux

2021-02-16 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
at the upcoming LIVECODE NYC 2022? If so, I think it would be one of those topics that makes it worth the price of admission. Cheers Mark On Feb 4, 2021, at 9:52 AM, Richard Gaskin via use-livecode mailto:use-livecode@lists.runrev.com>> wrote: Mark Waddingham wrote: On 2021-02-03

Re: Polygon fill algo?

2021-02-16 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
.: |--->---| |...| |...|--->---| ^...|...| |...|...| |-- |...v |...| |---| set the fillmode to layered --? -- Richard Gaskin Fourth World Systems Mark Waddingham wrote: On 2021-02-16 05:55, Richard Gaskin via use-livecode wrot

Re: How do I interpret this Build Error dialog?

2021-02-15 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
William Prothero wrote: ... > https://www.dropbox.com/s/brlvvtrbb8xeh6j/buildFail-1.png?dl=0 What we see there is two bugs: the error being reported, and the dumping of raw error data in that IDE dialog with no effort made to turn a format designed for machine parsing into anything useful for

Re: Polygon fill algo?

2021-02-15 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Bernd Niggemann wrote: > > Richard wrote > > a way to coerce discontiguous polygon regions to always be filled? > > I assume you have set the opaque of the polygon graphic to true? Yep. My expectation was almost beyond anything reasonable, but it would seem useful if there was some way to

Re: Polygon fill algo?

2021-02-14 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
nte > >> On 15 Feb 2021, at 9:25 am, Richard Gaskin via use-livecode wrote: >> >> I was hoping to use a single polygon draw a box, using the old trick of making discontiguous regions by adding a blank line between lists of points. >> >> The results draws the line

Polygon fill algo?

2021-02-14 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
I was hoping to use a single polygon draw a box, using the old trick of making discontiguous regions by adding a blank line between lists of points. The results draws the lines as I expected, but the fill is unpredictable, at least for me. Apparently the fill rules for a polygon cause it to

Re: LC Roadmap

2021-02-14 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Bill Prothero wrote: > I would like to see: > Better help files that go deeper. If I gave you a thousand pages of deep material but they were unrelated to your work, would you read them? If I gave you ten pages that completely nailed the subject you've been grappling with, would you kick in

Re: Using MySQL on (headless) Linux

2021-02-04 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Mark Waddingham wrote: On 2021-02-03 20:07, Richard Gaskin via use-livecode wrote: LC Server had already been ruled out (for whatever reason) in an earlier part of the thread... That's too bad. LC Server is LiveCode build designed specifically for command line use. Interesting - I don't

Re: Double sided PDF Problem

2021-02-03 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Curry Kenworthy wrote: Richard: > 1. Because we can. It's fun to figure stuff out. Yes, it is! :) > 2. Print-and-Play tabletop games. This special printer paper looks way too fun: https://www.avery.com/products/cards/4785 (Discontinued already? Que lastima! This thread is giving me

Re: Using MySQL on (headless) Linux

2021-02-03 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Mark Waddingham wrote: On 2021-02-03 00:31, Richard Gaskin via use-livecode wrote: As for my post, it was a question in reply to Mark Waddingham's note about how only standalones can be expected to use externals. That is, at least as I read it. Mark said nothing of the sort :) Very glad

Re: Double sided PDF Problem

2021-02-02 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Paul McClernan wrote: > I'm sure this could all be worked out as far as how to do the > layout and printing directly from LiveCode... but why? Why? On a LiveCode list you have to ask why? :) Two reasons come to mind, but doubtless there are many more: 1. Because we can. It's fun to figure

Re: Using MySQL on (headless) Linux

2021-02-02 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
10:58 AM, Richard Gaskin via use-livecode wrote: LC Server doesn't handle externals, so for that we need a standalone? I think I'm missing something. -- Richard Gaskin Fourth World Systems Mark Waddingham wrote: On 2021-02-01 22:25, Ben Rubinstein via use-livecode wrote: Undesirable thi

Re: open secure socket... using certificate

2021-02-02 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
If the goal were point-scoring gotchas, that I frequently advocate industry best practices for security redundancy might indeed seem out of place here. I am normally a belt-and-suspenders kinda guy, and I make no apologies for it. Those redundancies usually come up in discussions about

Re: Smooth scrolling

2021-02-02 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
JeeJeeStudio wrote: > Panos wrote: >> This bug report contains a workaround for smooth scrolling - hope it >> helps. >> https://quality.livecode.com/show_bug.cgi?id=19759 > > > Maybe it's me but i don't see any difference in scrolling between the > left and right on win10 The original

Re: Using MySQL on (headless) Linux

2021-02-02 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
LC Server doesn't handle externals, so for that we need a standalone? I think I'm missing something. -- Richard Gaskin Fourth World Systems Mark Waddingham wrote: On 2021-02-01 22:25, Ben Rubinstein via use-livecode wrote: Undesirable things found: 1. I've not found how to access

Re: Smooth scrolling

2021-02-01 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
David Epstein wrote: > My impression is that a LiveCode field scrolls less smoothly than > a comparable field in some other programs, such as MS Word and > Scrivener. If I paste about 25,000 words into a word wrapped > scrolling field, and then drag the scrolling thumb up and down > there is

Re: open secure socket... using certificate

2021-02-01 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Tom Glod wrote: > Richard, > > Lets say one of my users is targeted by a hacker and they manage > to install a malware process on their system that will capture all > the data flowing between the 2 processes. > Then they do not need to be sitting in the victim's chair. > But if the data was

Re: open secure socket... using certificate

2021-02-01 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Tom Glod wrote: > On Fri, Jan 29, 2021 at 1:09 AM Richard Gaskin wrote: >> The main benefit of encrypted sockets is to mitigate man-in-the- >> middle attacks. >> >> If you have a man in the middle of processes on a local computer that >> isn't you, it would seem you have bigger concerns. ;) ...

Re: Which of the current FTP legends should I be using?

2021-02-01 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
PrestoBruce wrote: > I need to upload a binary file (jpg,pdf,png,etc) to an FTP account. How will the resulting upload be used? -- Richard Gaskin Fourth World Systems Software Design and Development for the Desktop, Mobile, and the Web

Re: open secure socket... using certificate

2021-01-29 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Bernard Devlin wrote: > On Thu, Jan 28, 2021 at 4:44 PM Richard Gaskin wrote: >> Is this specific to the server "accept" not supporting SSL, >> or something client-side? > > Hi Richard, it's client side. > > The project is a messaging app, principally for mobile. SSL/TLS > certificates issued

Re: Double sided PDF Problem

2021-01-28 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Brian K. Duck wrote: > I’d like to print decks of cards, front and back Are you making components for a tabletop game? Is it one of your own design? I've begun designing games here myself as something to do that takes me away from the computer now and then. Modern tabletop games are

Re: open secure socket... using certificate

2021-01-28 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Tom Glod wrote: > Richard. in the labs .. I am testing the viability of using > Livecode as ONLY a UI layer. So I have to find the fastest way of > getting decrypted JSON data from Core process (Go binary) to the UI > Layer that is a LC stack. SLL encryption/decryption adds overhead to

Re: OT Friendly customers....

2021-01-28 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Before this thread gets shut down, let me voice my views on these very important subjects: I have a strong preference for camembert. I trust this communication is well understood. There are many places for discussions of cheese and other matters, and the hosts of this list have made it clear

Re: Stack check-out/check-in

2021-01-28 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Marty Knapp wrote: > I have an app that allows user to create specialized editable > documents (stacks) that open in my app. Some customers use Dropbox, > iCloud, OneDrive or similar to store these documents so that they > can be accessed from 2 different computers. Is there a way to tell > if a

Re: open secure socket... using certificate

2021-01-28 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Bernard Devlin wrote: > I feel like a sucker. I started on this project a few months ago on > the assumption that socket certificates now worked as they'd been > included in the Dictionary for years. I was away from development for > a few years and hadn't noticed the complaints that the

Re: open secure socket... using certificate

2021-01-28 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Tom Glod wrote: > Wondering if it will be super hard to create certificate and make it > work on localhost sockets. Pardon my naivete, but what is the value of a secured socket in local socket comms? -- Richard Gaskin Fourth World Systems Software Design and Development for the Desktop,

Re: Call lc from php?

2021-01-23 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Erik Beugelaar wrote: We do have revIgniter or am I missing the clue? -Original Message- Richard Gaskin via use-livecode Rick Harrison wrote: > Why are you still using PHP when LC is better? I agree of course that LC is a strong contender against any popular server-side langu

Re: Call lc from php?

2021-01-21 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Rick Harrison wrote: >> On Jan 21, 2021, at 6:13 AM, Neville Smythe wrote: >> A slightly less cursory investigation informs me that >> > > Why are you still using PHP when LC is better? I agree of course that LC is a strong contender against any popular server-side language, as LC's chunk

Re: Call lc from php?

2021-01-20 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Neville Smythe wrote: > Quick question: is it possible to execute a .lc server script from > within php (eg from an index.php page)? > > This other way is documented, but on a cursory perusal I couldn’t see > how to do it, and I’ve forgotten more about php than I remember. > > Maybe using a

Re: GRID and GRIDSIZE

2021-01-20 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Klaus wrote: > Am 20.01.2021 um 21:02 schrieb Richard Gaskin: > >> Klaus wrote: >> >>> is it correct that "snap to grid" does only work in the IDE in >>> "Pointer" mode? >> >> Given its role in snapping the dragging of selected objects, what >> else might it do? > > I actually exspected a simple

Re: GRID and GRIDSIZE

2021-01-20 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Klaus wrote: > is it correct that "snap to grid" does only work in the IDE in > "Pointer" mode? Given its role in snapping the dragging of selected objects, what else might it do? -- Richard Gaskin Fourth World Systems Software Design and Development for the Desktop, Mobile, and the Web

Re: Considering work with livecode server

2021-01-19 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
kee nethery wrote: > On Jan 19, 2021, at 7:58 AM, Mark Smith wrote: >> >> Hi Andre, how are “apps to bundled content” different from “apps that >> are portals to web content" (Jacque’s description)? Or put another >> way, if someone wanted to design a tourist app that highlighted >> interesting

Re: Considering work with livecode server

2021-01-19 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
William Prothero wrote: > It would sure be nice if there was some equivalent to shockwave... For all practical purposes we do: The Shockwave plugin was an executable engine you could download and install once, and then play a wide range of scripted interactive media with it. A LiveCode

Re: Considering work with livecode server

2021-01-19 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Andre Garzia wrote: > But apps that are browsers to bundled content are OK. That is how you > get Apache Cordova and Phonegap to work. > > On Tue, 19 Jan 2021 at 02:06, Mark Wieder wrote: >> >>> On 1/18/21 2:20 PM, William Prothero via use-livecode wrote: >>> Building a single web-based app that

Re: Considering work with livecode server

2021-01-18 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
William Prothero wrote: > Richard, > I did understand that the server was pretty much like php, but I > didn’t know how much beyond that it could go in terms of dynamic > interaction with screen objects. LC Server does have the ability to export graphics, but being at the far end of an HTTP

Re: Considering work with livecode server

2021-01-18 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Bill Prothero wrote: > I’m considering doing some work with LiveCode server. ... > Can I position and drag graphic images around. For example, I’m > thinking of the capability to create an image with various parts > that I can click to hide and position based on mouse drags or > clicks or

Re: Cmi5 eLearning Standard in LiveCode MEETING TODAY AT 1 PM EST

2021-01-18 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Brian K. Duck wrote: > Later today, I will summarize the notes from these meetings for the > list and provide xAPI, CMI5 and LRS references; as well as the gitHub > URL to prior LiveCode xAPI Project for #team-MakeyMakey. Thank you. This is a very interesting project, eager to see where it

Re: mobileControlCreate (set, do, etc)

2021-01-18 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Sannyasin Brahmanathaswami: > How in this done on desktop? It takes 15 minutes to build a standalone > on iOS. Do we have make adjustments the mobile controls. AND then do > another standalone. > > This would intro a Big factor in time development. Yes, it is. The workflow productivity LC

Printing borked for LC Linux?

2021-01-16 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
I've been printing almost exclusively to PDF for the last several years, but this morning I wanted to print to actual paper, and found that LC doesn't print from Ubuntu. There's nothing in the result after the print command, so LC thinks it's doing fine. And I can print from any other app

Re: [ANN] Release 9.6.2 RC-2

2021-01-12 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Bob Sneidar wrote: > Up until the time Apple decides everything has to be M1, at which > support for Rosetta is withdrawn. The question is, how long do Intel > apps have to live? Deja Vu all over again. (see what I did there?) We've been here before... 68k -> PPC Classic -> OS X PPC -> Intel

Re: Threads in LC

2021-01-07 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Peter Bogdanoff wrote: > On Jan 7, 2021, at 3:07 PM, Richard Gaskin wrote: > >> Maybe. >> >> Does your Pi_gpio_output function use file I/O calls to the virtual >> file system in /run, or call an LCB or external using a lower-level >> interface for GPIO? > > > Maybe. Maybe not. In spite of all

Re: Threads in LC

2021-01-07 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
JeeJeeStudio wrote: > So what i actually meant is multiprocessing, would that give > advantage? Maybe. Does your Pi_gpio_output function use file I/O calls to the virtual file system in /run, or call an LCB or external using a lower-level interface for GPIO? -- Richard Gaskin Fourth

Re: Threads in LC

2021-01-05 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
JeeJeeStudio wrote: > i will experiment some more and else continue with the Puthon version. Both Python and LiveCode are single-threaded. IIRC, Python offers parallelism as a programming style, but unless you're using one of the special builds I don't believe it offers true concurrency

Re: Livecode server configuration: tracking down and Apache redirect

2020-12-20 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
David Bovill wrote: > The server return 400 Not Found when routing for a *.json file, while > 200 OK when routing for a *.txt file - all other conditions seem the > same. ... > The .htaccess in the $DOCUMENT_ROOT folder does not mention json file > endings. Ah, we may have been looking at this

Re: Livecode server configuration: tracking down and Apache redirect

2020-12-18 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
David Bovill wrote: > I have a Livecode server running Revigniter under Apache on Ubuntu. I > installed it 8 years ago or so, and it is causing redirect problems > with files ending in .json. I am assuming that a long time ago a set > the configuration somewhere to handle .json files in a

Re: CentOS Death in 2021

2020-12-16 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
LC Server had graphics capabilities added a few versions back. You can lay out objects on cards and export images with it now. I'm not sure if those extend to the PDF external, but if you happen to try it please let me know. If nothing else, being able to run faceless should save quite a

Re: CentOS Death in 2021

2020-12-16 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Pi Digital wrote: > Ah, i see your POV now. You distinguish a difference between ‘runs on’ > and ‘deploys on’. Where as I infer that there is no difference and > that ‘supports’ is as ‘system requirements’ or ‘supported systems’. To me "runs on" and "deploys on" can only be the same thing when

Re: CentOS Death in 2021

2020-12-15 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Richmond wrote: >On 16.12.20 2:14, Richard Gaskin via use-livecode wrote: >> Richmond wrote: >> > Well . . . they could install a later version of Ubuntu (takes >> > about 30-120 minutes) and build and test on that version. >> > >> > Surely no

Re: CentOS Death in 2021

2020-12-15 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Sean - This thread began with a concern over how Linux compatibility is described in the Release Notes. I proposed a solution, but it didn't resonate. Perhaps a different approach may work: The audience for the Release Notes is developers, and what developers need to know is where

Re: CentOS Death in 2021

2020-12-15 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Pi Digital wrote: > But that does not seem to correlate to the way it is for MacOS or Win. > Are you saying they compile from all of those versions of MacOS and > Win they reference to supporting. Mac and Windows are each made by a single organization, with specs defining compatibility.

Re: CentOS Death in 2021

2020-12-15 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Richmond wrote: > Well . . . they could install a later version of Ubuntu (takes about > 30-120 minutes) and build and test on that version. > > Surely not that arduous. Exactly how sure are you? What they need to do is more than what customers need to do. How familiar are you with the LC

Re: CentOS Death in 2021

2020-12-15 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Sean Cole wrote: > On 15 Dec 2020, at 02:52, Richard Gaskin 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

Re: CentOS Death in 2021

2020-12-14 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Sean Cole wrote: > You're probably right. However, with security issues constantly > needing keeping up to date with, it's probably worth working out > if it is worth supporting Linux at all, then. If they, LC, feel > it 'is' worth supporting Linux, it is surely, then, essential > to keep up

Re: Encrypting Stack Breaks Field References

2020-12-14 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Mark Waddingham wrote: On 12/13/20 6:02 PM, Richard Gaskin via use-livecode wrote: >> >> Copying objects is disallowed in an encrypted stack, since of course >> once an object is copied it could be pasted into an unencrypted >> stack, and thus expose the sour

Re: Encrypting Stack Breaks Field References

2020-12-13 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Ron Noice wrote: ? My program (built with LC 9.6.1 Indy Windows) contains a large number > of references to fields by variables. ... > only when I encrypt it does it fight back. Here's a simplified example > of what I'm doing: > > create group "grpTree" > ... > copy fld "baseBox" to grp

Re: return "error" code from standalone compile

2020-12-11 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Mark Wieder wrote: > On 12/11/20 10:57 AM, Richard Gaskin via use-livecode wrote: > >>> @ Mark Weider: where did you learn about the quit command supporting >>> an exit code? > > I just always assumed this was part of the canon. Seems reasonable. Dr Raney was

Re: return "error" code from standalone compile

2020-12-11 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Ken Ray wrote: > Mark Wieder wrote: >> See the quit command in the dictionary. >> >> quit 42 > > > Wow... I've been using Livecode since its inception (and Revolution > before that, and even MetaCard before *that*!), and I never knew this > existed! Me neither. If this optional exit code param

Re: Can LC read QR-Code?

2020-12-08 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Mark Wieder wrote: > But eh? If I click on the Dictionary link in the IDE toolbar in the > Indy version I get my local dictionary: > > file:///home/mwieder/.runrev/documentationcache/9_6_1_commercial > /api.html > > and from there searching for "qr" brings up the correct entries. > Are you seeing

Re: Can LC read QR-Code?

2020-12-08 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Mark Weider wrote: On 12/7/20 6:07 PM, Richard Gaskin via use-livecode wrote: Where is LC's QR code plugin documented? I have Indy, but LiveCode has no functioning browser widget for Linux, and so it has no Dictionary; instead it opens the Dictionary from the public site, which apparently

Re: Can LC read QR-Code?

2020-12-07 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Klaus wrote: > Question, the dictionary says the "Android Barcode Library" works with > LC INDY. But I remember there was one feature falsely reported as > supported by INDY, but was BUSINESS only in the end. Was it this > library? Where is LC's QR code plugin documented? I have Indy, but

Re: Some sad news

2020-12-06 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Heather Laine wrote: > I have today received some sad news. I am told that Hermann Hoch > passed away in April this year, from a stroke. That is indeed sad news. He was among the most prolific contributors to this community. In my private correspondence with him he was insightful, and was

Re: Printing To Pdf Linux Rendering

2020-12-03 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Sean Cole wrote: I've got a CentOS7 server that I am printing reports from as PDFs. No matter which font or style I use I get occasional anomalies where characters from words get placed over each other like a kerning issue gone mental. Bad rendering:

Re: Google and OpenSource apps

2020-11-23 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
J. Landman Gay wrote: On 11/23/20 11:59 AM, Richard Gaskin via use-livecode wrote: The issue with deploying apps governed specifically by the Gnu Public License (GPL, which is used for LC Community distribution) has to do with Apple's limitation on the number of downloads per account

Re: Google and OpenSource apps

2020-11-23 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
J. Landman Gay wrote: > With the caution that apps made from open source libraries usually > can't charge money. It depends on the license. Given the range of licenses out there I suppose anything's possible, but I've never seen an open source license that explicitly prohibits per-use

Re: Google and OpenSource apps

2020-11-23 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Klaus - Does Google allow apps that have been created with the Community Version of LC? Apple does definitively not, as I know. AFAIK Apple has no policy prohibiting any open source app, provided it meets their other requirements. The issue with deploying apps governed specifically by the

Re: Design Question

2020-11-17 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Scott Morrow wrote: > For getting it FROM the student, why not just use a livecode stack > file. It could contain everything and be highly editable. ^ this LiveCode stack files are an underrated document format. -- Richard Gaskin Fourth World Systems Software Design and Development for

Re: Design Question

2020-11-17 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
William Prothero wrote: > It seems the effort to make this app work with learning management > systems would be huge, something I’m definitely not up for. It may not be. I've made standards-compliant courseware in the past (a while ago; the data format was XML ), and it wasn't as bad as I'd

Re: The Most Stupid Question Ever?

2020-11-11 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Details on how the Message Box behaves, which explains the seeming anomaly and is perhaps just fun to know (esp. if you ever want to write a drop-in Message Box replacement): https://forums.livecode.com/viewtopic.php?f=9=34903#p198108 -- Richard Gaskin Fourth World Systems Software Design

Re: Best way to add an image to an oval graphic?

2020-11-11 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Using the backgroundPattern seems intuitive, but read the fine print: image dimensions have very specific requirements, and not heeding those can yield unpredictable results. Earlier this year I had a project that used backgroundPattern as a way to use the graphic shape to mask an image. It

Re: Windows startup issue

2020-11-10 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Paul Dupuis wrote: > I imagine that they could be added to the Inclusions - if on > automatic, use of the "scriptExecutionErrors" in your code > would lead to automatic inclusion. If on manual, you get to > include them or not. FWIW it's only 29k uncompressed, 7k compressed. -- Richard Gaskin

Re: Windows startup issue

2020-11-10 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
J. Landman Gay jacque wrote: > On 11/10/20 3:28 PM, Richard Gaskin via use-livecode wrote: >> But at the time it seemed to me the tool was for edge cases where one >> might encounter raw error data with no UI. It never occurred to me >> to ship an application without error

Re: Windows startup issue

2020-11-10 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Gaskin via use-livecode wrote: J. Landman Gay wrote: > On 11/9/20 3:54 PM, Richard Gaskin via use-livecode wrote: >> And WTH happened to LC's error reporting dialog? > > Standalones have always reported this way on both desktop and mobile. > It is up to the developer to inclu

Re: Windows startup issue

2020-11-09 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
J. Landman Gay wrote: > On 11/9/20 3:54 PM, Richard Gaskin via use-livecode wrote: >> And WTH happened to LC's error reporting dialog? > > Standalones have always reported this way on both desktop and mobile. > It is up to the developer to include the translated references if

Re: Windows startup issue

2020-11-09 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Marty Knapp wrote: I have a customer who is having a weird issue with a Windows app built in LC (9.6.1). It worked fine for about a month, it works fine here for me all the time and it works fine for all our other customers. On startup is begins to launch then gets a bunch of errors:

Re: Livecode server UNIX version (not Linux).

2020-10-29 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Brian Milby wrote: > On Oct 28, 2020, at 11:57 PM, Richard Gaskin wrote: >> But Heriberto's up for an adventure, one enhancement that would lower >> RAM use and speed things up a bit is this one: >> >> https://quality.livecode.com/show_bug.cgi?id=14115 >> >> Heriberto, if that's interesting to

Re: Livecode server UNIX version (not Linux).

2020-10-28 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Pi Digital wrote: > Here’s my take (for what it’s worth). Although Unix is used in 71.6% > (source: w3techs.com) of all known websites as of today and Linux only > 29.0%, at least we have ‘a’ distro that works on some server. That struck me as odd, so I took a moment to see how they derived

Re: Livecode server UNIX version (not Linux).

2020-10-28 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Heriberto Torrado wrote: > So, here is my idea: What about to create non official versions of > Livecode server (for scripting purposes) for other platforms not yet > supported? > I think it could be good for RunRev: They won't have to work > supporting those versions and Livecode language will

Re: How to resolve "unable to locate play service dependency base version 9.4.0"

2020-10-25 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Panos wrote: > This will probably help: > > https://quality.livecode.com/show_bug.cgi?id=22384 The instructions in your comment there certainly did. Thank you. -- Richard Gaskin Fourth World Systems Software Design and Development for the Desktop, Mobile, and the Web

How to resolve "unable to locate play service dependency base version 9.4.0"

2020-10-24 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
When trying to compile an app for Android I get an error: "unable to locate play service dependency base version 9.4.0" No further guidance is provided. Clues? -- Richard Gaskin Fourth World Systems Software Design and Development for the Desktop, Mobile, and the Web

Re: Websockets

2020-10-21 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Tom Glod wrote: > Does anyone know if there are any plans for introducing websockets > to livecode? I've not seen any indication of a commitment to add websockets to LC. Websockets were added to browsers to provide a constrained way to allow persistent connections without exposing web pages

Re: LC Server- Optimum setup

2020-10-20 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Fourth World Systems William Prothero wrote: Thanks, Richard. Good info. I’m not quite ready to jump in on this yet, but soon, and probably with Trevore’s Levure app. Best, Bill William A. Prothero https://earthlearningsolutions.org On Oct 19, 2020, at 11:03 AM, Richard Gaskin via use-livecode

Re: Question about Windows 10 for Surface

2020-10-20 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
jbv wrote: > But what about devices like Surface tablets that run Windows 10 ? > Can a LC app compiled for windows run on these devices ? The Microsoft Surface is an awesome piece of hardware. If it wasn't notoriously difficult to install Linux on (needs a lot of specialized drivers which are

Re: LC Server- Optimum setup

2020-10-19 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
prothero wrote: > 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

Re: Textsize of label of copied btn changes

2020-10-19 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
ELS Prothero wrote: > 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? Yes, more or less, though to be precise it's not so much default per se as inherited. As Jacque noted yesterday,

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