Re: Divide Large Data Blob?

2022-05-16 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
and thinking about the starting points. It still presents a looping problem for me that I’m trying to avoid. If other methods aren’t more efficient I will play with it more. Thanks, Rick On May 16, 2022, at 2:32 PM, Richard Gaskin via use-livecode wrote: The offset function has an optional third param

Re: Divide Large Data Blob?

2022-05-16 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Rick Harrison wrote: I have a large chunk of data that I want to search as quickly as possible. Unfortunately the part I want to search is the middle third of the data. The other thirds at the beginning and at the end are just junk and slow down my search so I want to get rid of them.

Re: Re Pulldownmenu button bug on Windows

2022-05-12 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Klaus wrote: > Am 11.05.2022 um 20:27 schrieb Richard Gaskin wrote: >> ... make sure the buttons you're using in the menu stack have >> their autoArm set to true, ... > > Hint: > that property "autoarm" did not make it into the inspector somehow, > so you need to do this by script! It's far

Re: Sqlite and Monterey on M1

2022-05-12 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Bob Sneidar wrote: > I don't think the latest Apple operating systems allow the writing > to the App Support folder, even if you have explicit write > permissions. Where are we supposed to write application support files if not to Application Support? First they demanded control of the file

Re: Re Pulldownmenu button bug on Windows

2022-05-11 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Neville Smythe wrote: > Thanks again Richard > > In my case I don’t actually need a workaround. Once I had corrected > my own error, the only effect of the inconsistent event order is that > on Windows and Linux the colour coding of the selection turns off a > fraction of a second earlier than on

Re: Re Pulldownmenu button bug on Windows

2022-05-10 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
of messages is, and whether or not it could be compensated for by send in time? Sent from my iPhone On May 7, 2022, at 13:44, Richard Gaskin via use-livecode wrote: It's definitely an inconsistency, but the bug's status as requiring "EXPERT REVIEW" prompts us to consider why these d

Re: Decrypting (and encrypting) Large files

2022-05-10 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Mark Clark wrote: > Wondering if anyone has used LiveCode for encrypting-decrypting large > files? ... > I’m thinking about using LC for decrypting zip compressed log files > that can be multiple gigabytes in size. I’d like to use just LC vs. > resorting to shell if possible. What is behind the

Re: Re Pulldownmenu button bug on Windows

2022-05-09 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Neville Smythe wrote: > My use-case was as follows. I have a pulldownmenu, not an application- > wide menu, which applied to only certain selected items in a field. > On mouseEnter, the selection changed colour, as a visual cue to the > user that these menu items could be applied to the

Re: Re Pulldownmenu button bug on Windows

2022-05-07 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
It's definitely an inconsistency, but the bug's status as requiring "EXPERT REVIEW" prompts us to consider why these differences exist, and which, if any, should be considered "wrong" or "right". It may not be as simple as it seems at first glance. Background: -- MetaCard (the

Re: devcon 2022 recap

2022-04-30 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Mark Talluto wrote: > I am happy to say that Richard Gaskin is our first 3rd party provider. > He wants to make connections for many things external. Databases is > top on the list the last time we spoke. I’ll ping him to chime in with > more details. Thank you, Mark. The current vision for

Re: Native Android input field

2022-04-28 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
J. Landman Gay wrote: > In the after-party that Richard set up on the last day of the > conference, the question came up whether the native Android > field widget would scroll. The answer is, yes it does. > > There is one little glitch. If the widget is editable, and your > finger lifts inside

Re: devcon 2022 recap

2022-04-28 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Richard Gaskin Fourth World Systems Mark Wieder ahsoftware at sonic.net Thu Apr 28 16:08:44 EDT 2022 Previous message (by thread): devcon 2022 recap Next message (by thread): devcon 2022 recap Messages sorted by: [ date ] [ thread ] [ subject ] [ author ] On 4/28/22 12:54, R

Re: devcon 2022 recap

2022-04-28 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Mike Kerner wrote: > * This wasn't discussed, but there is supposed to be some > fixing coming in dp's of 10 for behaviors, especially > nested behaviors I missed a bug report: what are the issues with nested behaviors? > * Still nothing on dealing with the way groups are handled. What

Re: devcon 2022 recap

2022-04-28 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
To clarify: "low code" is just a modern term for what LC's been providing the whole time. "no code" is what Appli does, an adjacent but very different market for those whose needs can be satisfied without the nuance scripting provides. -- Richard Gaskin Fourth World Systems Mark Wieder

You're invited: LC DevCon After-Party

2022-04-27 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
The LC DevCon is so much fun it seems fitting to add one more session off-schedule and completely informal: a Zoom after-party. Come and hang out anytime today (Weed, 27 April) from 6:00 PM EDT until 6:40 PM EDT. That gives us an hour after the close of the last session to take a moment

Re: Pixel 5

2022-04-20 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Mike Kerner wrote: > I am on my second droid phone, and I agree, I probably could never > go back - but, for corporate app deployment and deployment, ios is > happier place. What have I been missing? Last time I did native mobile Apple was still making devs jump through hoops just to install

Re: Using LiveCode with Mac Photos App

2022-04-18 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
David Epstein wrote: > Is there any way from within Photos to gain access to the file > locations for convenient use by LiveCode? Apple's Photos app stores all the metadata in an SQLite file, no? If so, you may be able to poke around in the DB file directly. If Apple prevents that, you may be

Re: Encountering slow navigation to a card containing very large fields? Do this one simple trick.

2022-04-17 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
David V Glasgow wrote: > On 16 Apr 2022, at 8:20 pm, Richard Gaskin wrote: >> >> How many is "many many thousands of lines"? 10k? 100k? More? > > Typically 30,000 to 800,000. What is the user asked to do with 800,000 lines of data? That is, does this need to be displayed? >> Is the data

Re: Encountering slow navigation to a card containing very large fields? Do this one simple trick.

2022-04-16 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
David Glasgow wrote: > I have a card (A) with two fields in separate groups. Field 1 > contains many many thousands of lines of text which are filtered > for keywords and the results displayed in field 2 (which can also > be many thousands of lines). The user can navigate to a separate > card

Re: Widget properties

2022-04-07 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Thank you for your reply, Monte. Comments inline: Monte Goulding wrote: >> On 7 Apr 2022, at 11:25 am, Richard Gaskin wrote: >> Can you help me understand how it's better than "the properties", >> and why this superior method isn't used for engine controls? > > Because the array created by

Re: Widget properties

2022-04-06 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Mark Wieder wrote: > On 4/6/22 16:39, Richard Gaskin via use-livecode wrote: > >> > ...there has never been any intention of supporting the properties >> > for widgets as far as I’m aware... >> >> If the company wants widgets to be seen as first-class c

Re: Widget properties

2022-04-06 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Monte Goulding wrote: > It seems a stretch to imply the lack of support for a property that > has little to no use case outside the IDE means the company doesn’t > take widgets seriously but I’m not going to argue with you about that. A reasonable choice, given that "seriously" is a

Re: Widget properties

2022-04-06 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Monte Goulding wrote: > ...there has never been any intention of supporting the properties > for widgets as far as I’m aware... If the company wants widgets to be seen as first-class citizens, a little more conformity with existing object syntax would go a long way to making that happen.

Re: Text overwriting itself in non wrapping field

2022-03-18 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
David V Glasgow wrote: > Fixed line height didn’t fix the problem but thanks for the > suggestion. > > However, looking more closely there are 3 visible characters where cr > should be. They are â9u except 9u is constant and the first > character is almost always there, but varies wildly.

Re: Solution for how to allow LC 9.6.6 and up standalones to control other apps in macOS - was:Excel_Lib on Mac

2022-03-18 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Thank you for submitting that report, Matthias. Those of us who do consulting understand that there's been a huge transition over the last several years away from custom development of complete systems to integrating between existing systems. On macOS, AppleScript plays a key role in

Re: revOpenDatabase over SSH tunnel?

2022-03-14 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
matthias wrote: > As more and more servers do not allow remote MySQL access due to > security restrictions... It's almost like experienced hosting vendors and even the MySQL team itself are trying to tell us something... How does most of the world outside of the LC community handle remote DB

Re: Speed up a slow loop

2022-03-02 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Jacque wrote: > so I'm not really looping through the keys, just looking for > a matching one. The loop is for each user word I need to find. > If there's no key, then the word isn't legal. What is the ratio of keys whose values are "true" and those which are "false"? And what is the ratio

Re: Loading a LONG list with images

2022-02-23 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
You seem to have good progress toward a workable solution already, but FWIW here's how I handled a similar case: I was building a bespoke authoring system which included an image library. There were some 2600 images in the collection when we started, and at the rate of new additions we

Re: [ANN] Release 10.0.0 DP-2

2022-02-21 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Pi Digital wrote: > It’s so frustrating because I just spent the last week making my own > widget to make bar and pi charts. LOL! Now it feels like a futile > gesture with something far superior ‘just around the corner’. Your > teams have done a really good job of making them. > > I’ll get back

Re: Loading a LONG list with images

2022-02-21 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
How many images? I once made a solution for 3,000 images, but it may not scale well above 8,000 or so depending on memory and connection speed. -- Richard Gaskin Fourth World Systems Dan Friedman wrote: > Does anyone have any answers to the issue of loading a long list with > images so

Re: Reviving CD-ROM material [was: Re: Livecode and interactive video]

2022-01-23 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Thank you for the mention, Jeff. Without your adding that here I would have missed Richmond's reference; he's among a small number of members I generally don't read anymore (so much to learn, so little signal in a noisy world...) FWIW I agree with what you wrote, and felt it was important

Re: scripted Show tooltip not a thing?

2022-01-14 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Tooltips can be a solution, but the mechanism has some limitations in this context. First, tooltips are a sort of hidden feature, where the user discovers them only after moving the mouse over the object. Prior to that moment they're invisible, offering no guidance at all. And in this

Re: Creating a simple menu

2022-01-08 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
David Squance wrote: > I want to create a mock-up of a web site... How will this LC stack be used in the web dev process? -- Richard Gaskin Fourth World Systems Software Design and Development for the Desktop, Mobile, and the Web

Re: How to extract whole text from a PDF file with the PDF

2021-12-13 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Richmond wrote: > On 12.12.21 21:33, Richard Gaskin wrote: >> Stam Kapetanakis wrote: >> > i presume the pdf widget in pro is the opensource xpdfReader but >> > don’t know for sure. >> >> If it is that would be problematic, as the open source edition of >> xpdfReader is licensed under GPL, and

Re: Ghost in the Machine?

2021-12-12 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Peter Reid wrote: > We want a way to upload a group of new members by 'driving' the input > fields, i.e. our app would click into each field, checkbox, radiobox > and 'type' in the details. If the goal is to submit new member info you can do that with a single POST command. Examine the

Re: How to extract whole text from a PDF file with the PDF

2021-12-12 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Stam Kapetanakis wrote: > i presume the pdf widget in pro is the opensource xpdfReader but > don’t know for sure. If it is that would be problematic, as the open source edition of xpdfReader is licensed under GPL, and LC no longer has an edition compatible with GPL. -- Richard Gaskin

Re: Control of Text Fields.

2021-11-04 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Possibly memory corruption, but unlikely. More likely a plugin or IDE element with test code hanging around. If only there was a way to trace message handlers so you could see where the culprit lies... http://lists.runrev.com/pipermail/use-livecode/2021-October/266125.html :) -- Richard

Re: Message Tracer

2021-10-29 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Bob Sneidar wrote: > Has anyone written something that will trace the flow of a command > or procedure and create some kind of rudimentary flow diagram? It > can be text based something like: > >stack "Main Form" >Openstack >setSubscriptions >

Re: Keep stack proportions when resizing

2021-10-08 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
I had a similar request from a client a few years ago. We couldn't find any apps from the 21st century that do that, so instead we opted for what we see in apps from Apple and many others: We leave the user in control of their desired window size, and adjust our media in the content region

Re: OT: Priorities (was: Re: Stack with the same name loop)

2021-10-07 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Curry Kenworthy wrote: > (I never have, and never will, > quote the entire post. Misguided trend.) I edit down to the relevant portions, so people have the opportunity to know what I'm replying to. -- Richard Gaskin Fourth World Systems ___

Re: OT: Priorities (was: Re: Stack with the same name loop)

2021-10-07 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Curry: > Richard: >> Heather politely called cheese on this topic some time ago. >> May we please respect the wishes of the list owner? > > I propose reducing the attempts to silence one another? > > That cheese remark doesn't sound like a very accurate portrayal; > that license change topic

Re: Stack with the same name loop

2021-10-07 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
with different long names and end up with multiple stacks with the same short name but different long name. My demo is on bug 18793. It works in the IDE. Sent from my iPhone On Oct 7, 2021, at 1:58 PM, Richard Gaskin via use-livecode wrote: Brian Milby wrote: > Clone stack avo

Re: Stack with the same name loop

2021-10-07 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Brian Milby wrote: > Clone stack avoids the check. It is not that hard to get > multiple stacks with the same short name but different > long names in memory (in a standalone). Clone alters the name of the new clone stack. The engine prepends it with "Copy of ". AFAIK it's done that since

Re: Stack with the same name loop

2021-10-07 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Standalone building needs to be a separate process. In the olden days, standalones were build by merging the stack file on disk with the engine, with no changes or additions to objects inside the stack. When new features were introduced which requiring adding library button inside a

Re: OT: Priorities (was: Re: Stack with the same name loop)

2021-10-07 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Heather politely called cheese on this topic some time ago. May we please respect the wishes of the list owner? -- Richard Gaskin Fourth World Systems Bob Sneidar wrote: +1. Gave me the heebie jeebies when they announced the Open Source model. I survived the age of freeware. There

Alternative to Nabble for RSS for this list

2021-09-12 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
The old Nabble RSS feed for this died some time ago. So far the only alternative I've found is the RSS from mail-archive.com, which is darn near useless because it contains no body info from a post, not even the first sentence or two, just the title and the sender. Is there another RSS feed

Re: AW: List fields question...

2021-08-10 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Paul Dupuis wrote: > Using the message watcher is practically useless unless I took the > time to filter out all the existing messages I am not looking for. How about in addition to filtering by message name you could also filter by any part of the long name of the object containing the

Re: workaround for cut-off text in native scroller?

2021-06-01 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
J. Landman Gay wrote: > Richard wrote: >> Alternatively, you could handle your layout >> the way most apps on your phone do, with >> responsive design. > > That would manage the overall layout but wouldn't fix the error in > the native scroller. Seems I'd misunderstood the two bug reports and

Re: workaround for cut-off text in native scroller?

2021-06-01 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Klaus wrote: > Am 01.06.2021 um 22:49 schrieb Richard Gaskin: >> No worries. All GUI OSes have had resizable windows since 1984. >> If you've ever scripted for them on the desktop you already have >> 90% of the habits needed to do the same on mobile. > > I never needed to do so in the last 21

Re: workaround for cut-off text in native scroller?

2021-06-01 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Klaus wrote: >> This quickie responsive setup took me about 5 minutes, less time >> than spent working around the bug, and now with a UI that works >> on all device types and screen ratios, with fixed predictable control >> sizes, and no cropping, padding, or distortion. > > yes, thank you, but

Re: workaround for cut-off text in native scroller?

2021-06-01 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Alternatively, you could handle your layout the way most apps on your phone do, with responsive design. 1. Add this to your stack script: on ResizeCommon x,y -- Header: set the rect of grc ID 1003 to 0,0,x,92 set the rect of fld ID 1005 to 0,19,x,90 -- -- Footer: set the

Re: Stacks not removed from memory?

2021-05-14 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Thanks. So many things can legitimately change the value of "this" I generally prefer more explicit references. Maybe with this apparent bug there's one more reason I'm grateful to have adopted this habit. -- Richard Gaskin Fourth World Systems When you close a stack that has its

Re: Stacks not removed from memory?

2021-05-14 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Thanks, Marty. I used to use stacks for preferences, but I found arrays to be simpler in addition to being slightly faster. But it seems the core of your issue isn't so much about LC's cache management as with object referencing with "this" - do I understand the issue correctly? --

Re: Stacks not removed from memory?

2021-05-14 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Devin Asay wrote: > I have seen what you’re describing on all of the recent releases—9.5 - > 9.6.x; i.e., a stack with destroyStack set to true, then closed, is > not always removed from memory. Sometimes this has caused an infinite > loop with the Save - Purge - Cancel dialog. I would report

Re: Problems with Multiple Monitors

2021-05-05 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Gaskin Fourth World Systems Paul Dupuis wrote: On 5/4/2021 8:20 PM, Richard Gaskin via use-livecode wrote: Paul Dupuis wrote: With multiple monitor, zero vertical is the top of the top most monitor - regardless of whether it is the primary monitor or not. If the screenRect is no longer

Re: Problems with Multiple Monitors

2021-05-04 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Paul Dupuis wrote: > With multiple monitor, zero vertical is the top of the top most > monitor - regardless of whether it is the primary monitor or not. If the screenRect is no longer based on the main monitor, what is the screenloc? In a multi-monitor setup, with metrics like that how can

Re: Complete Crash or Engine Hang: which is better?

2021-05-03 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Mark Smith wrote: > Frightening and wonderful at the same time. When I did these exercises > and then copy pasted a styledText string from LC into TextEdit, it was > interesting to see what they agreed on, and what they didn't. For > example, when colouring “numbers” both fields ignored numbers

Re: Complete Crash or Engine Hang: which is better?

2021-04-29 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Mark Smith wrote: > Thanks Richard, that probably explains it. There are style runs in > the TextEdit text (and not, say, in Atom or some other editor). It > was just odd to me because I think (quite simplistically) of text > being text and not expecting them to have style runs, but of course >

Re: Complete Crash or Engine Hang: which is better?

2021-04-29 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Tom Glod wrote: > when the clibpboardData["html"] is set ...and then you paste into > VSCode... the spaces are unrecognized characters. All spaces, or just multiple spaces being rendered as a single space? If the latter, that would seem a design choice by the host app for that data format

Re: Complete Crash or Engine Hang: which is better?

2021-04-29 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Mark Smith wrote: > here’s an odd pasting issue I ran into the other day. To cut to the > chase, basically I can make a field become unmodifiable with respect > to TEXT parameters (excluding align) by pasting anything from Apples > TextEdit tool into the field. By what means were you attempting

Re: What exactly does "put" do on Server?

2021-04-20 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
e buffers the writes. -- Richard Gaskin Fourth World Systems Tom Glod wrote: Following, I've wondered this, but never had enough motivation to test it. On Tue, Apr 20, 2021 at 4:00 PM Richard Gaskin via use-livecode < use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote: Normally, HTTP is used for req

What exactly does "put" do on Server?

2021-04-20 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Normally, HTTP is used for request-reply patterns, where the server receives the request, does some processing to it, and then sends back the reply. In a faceless environment like Server, "put" goes to stdout, yes? So when we say "put tData", then the contents of tData are handed back to

Re: Snapshot image density

2021-04-17 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
David V Glasgow wrote: > On 16 Apr 2021, at 4:17 pm, Richard Gaskin wrote: >> >> Is the metadata["density"] settable? >> >> I haven't used it so I can't say, but given how snapshotting works >> I'd be surprised if it lets us control the pixel density of LC's >> imaging buffer. My hunch is that

Re: Snapshot image density

2021-04-16 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
David V Glasgow wrote: > Is it right that import snapshot doesn’t offer image density options > as export snapshot does? Is the metadata["density"] settable? I haven't used it so I can't say, but given how snapshotting works I'd be surprised if it lets us control the pixel density of LC's

Re: Positioning object in a loclocked group

2021-04-15 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Klaus Major wrote: I have a group set to 600*600 pixel and loclocked. Inside of the group there are two invisible objects, a button and a graphic. Now if I: ... create btn "b1" in grp "THE group" ## and set the loc of btn "b1" of grp "THE group" to whateverX,wahteverY ... where whateverX and

Re: On the dangers of automated refactoring

2021-04-13 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Andre Garzia wrote: > What I didn’t realise was that there was variable shadowing happening > in which handler arguments were named with the same name as script- > local variables, my smart replacing removed those arguments because > there was no need to redeclare the script-local vars. I didn’t

Re: Intermittent typing delay in script editor.

2021-04-08 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Based on the sum of anecdotal evidence, it would appear contributory factors may be primarily outdated/suboptimal Win timer APIs, coupled with overzealous file I/O from frequent DB (Dict?) accesses, perhaps others. The workaround would be time spent focusing on just those specifics. The

Re: Find Replace in Script Editor with cr

2021-04-08 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
#cheese If a post is offensive, delete it. If a poster is frequently offensive, add a filter to have it delete automatically. May we please discuss LiveCode? -- Richard Gaskin Fourth World Systems Software Design and Development for the Desktop, Mobile, and the Web

Re: [ANN] Release 9.6.2 RC-4

2021-04-08 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
At the turn of the century, so soon after HyperCard's death, it was understandable that Mac users would be disproportionately represented among LC customers. For this to remain the case more than two decades later -- long past the time when most devs have never heard of HyperCard, Windows

Re: Help! I'm stuck

2021-04-08 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Standalone building needs to be moved to a separate process. Handling it within the IDE process was fine as long as the only thing the Standalone Builder did was bind a copy of the engine to a copy of the stack file. But today, building a standalone means deep modifications to the stack

Re: Find Replace in Script Editor with cr

2021-04-05 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
The Find feature in the Script Editor is limited to the script being viewed. For larger-scope searches type Cmd-F in any other window. -- Richard Gaskin Fourth World Systems Software Design and Development for the Desktop, Mobile, and the Web

Re: autohilite FUBAR?

2021-04-04 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Thanks for the feedback, Clarence and Jim. I found a report for this originally specifying Android only (where I first noticed it), and added a note about the scope affecting both Windows and Linux too: https://quality.livecode.com/show_bug.cgi?id=22965#c6 -- Richard Gaskin Fourth World

Re: "tsnet (1) Received HTTP/0.9 when not allowed"?

2021-04-04 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
ong while, you can see more about this protocol at: https://medium.com/platform-engineer/evolution-of-http-69cfe6531ba0 <https://medium.com/platform-engineer/evolution-of-http-69cfe6531ba0> To what server you’re connecting? On 31 Mar 2021, at 20:29, Richard Gaskin via use-livecode wrote

autohilite FUBAR?

2021-04-02 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
I recently noticed that if you hold the mouse down on a button and move it, the button doesn't stay highlighted, but instead the highlight flashes. Anyone else seeing this? Anyone have a clue as to when it first went south? -- Richard Gaskin Fourth World Systems Software Design and

Re: "tsnet (1) Received HTTP/0.9 when not allowed"?

2021-04-01 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Ralph DiMola wrote: > Richard, > > I also have a problem when requests come too fast. This might be > related? I'm on an on-rev server. My problem was that using sessions > caused the LC server to choke about 50% of the time when sending back- > to-back requests. I confirmed this when stress

Re: "tsnet (1) Received HTTP/0.9 when not allowed"?

2021-04-01 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Good morning, Charles - Thank you for your assistance, and your offer to look into it. TL/DR: As work progresses I'm increasingly convinced this isn't a client-side issue at all, but a side-effect of how LC Server's insistence on loading fonts that aren't needed triggers some host's CGI

Re: "tsnet (1) Received HTTP/0.9 when not allowed"?

2021-03-31 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Matthias wrote: > was there a change in the configuration of your web server recently? > Is your web service using php or LC server? LC Server. Hosting likely had changes, since this app has been in production for a long time without issue. I believe the change most significant here is

"tsnet (1) Received HTTP/0.9 when not allowed"?

2021-03-31 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
I have an LC app that recently started reporting this error when calling a web service we wrote: tsnet (1) Received HTTP/0.9 when not allowed Searching around the web I see many varied descriptions of how one might remedy that, but none seem to fit our circumstance. Anyone else seen

Re: [bug] strange memory leak in LC

2021-03-31 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Andre Garzia wrote: > The stack that was opened is a project that has many mainstacks in > it’s stackfiles. Some of those stacks make use of the browser > widget... Don't know if this may be related to the leak, but worth heeding anyway - apparently WebKit has some serious issues, including an

Re: mouseenter/mouseleave and pointer tool

2021-03-29 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Jim Lambert wrote: > Every time I click on a button in the IDE with the pointer tool > in order to select and, say, move it, I'd prefer if the mousedown/up > scripts didn't fire off because I'm editing the UI not running it. > If I recall correctly this was not how LC/Revolution originally >

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

2021-03-29 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Trevor DeVore wrote: > We agree that LiveCode should include a sensible baseline for building > a standalone. We also agree that they shouldn't try to write solutions > for all possible ways that someone may need to distribute a > standalone. My 2 cents is that LiveCode should provide a way for

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

2021-03-29 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Trevor DeVore wrote: > On Mon, Mar 29, 2021 at 1:24 PM Richard Gaskin wrote: > >> Trevor DeVore wrote: >> >> > On Mon, Mar 29, 2021 at 12:31 PM Richard Gaskin wrote: >> >> Add-ons to the product experience can be a useful temporary >> >> workaround for long-time users, but if we step back and

Re: mouseenter/mouseleave and pointer tool

2021-03-29 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Jim Lambert wrote: >> Klaus wrote: >> when the pointer tool is active, "mouseenter" and "mouseleave" >> handlers are executed nevertheless!? >> >> I don't this this is correct behaviour! > > I agree. > When the pointer tool is selected in the IDE one is supposedly in > Editing Mode. This is a

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

2021-03-29 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Trevor DeVore wrote: > On Mon, Mar 29, 2021 at 12:31 PM Richard Gaskin wrote: >> Add-ons to the product experience can be a useful temporary >> workaround for long-time users, but if we step back and look >> at the gestalt of the user experience they're not a true solution. >> > > Do you think

Re: New(?) Idea for Standalones

2021-03-29 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
matthias_livecode_150811 wrote: > Don't blame Microsoft and Apple I'm not sure anyone here is. Jumping through hoops is painful, of course, but I think the folks here recognize that having their data and devices compromised is even more painful. > And purchasing a code signing certificate

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

2021-03-29 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Trevor DeVore wrote: > On Mon, Mar 29, 2021 at 10:57 AM Richard Gaskin wrote: > >> TL/DR: >> >> We don't need a generic player. >> >> What we need is an updated Standalone Builder, to provide >> more complete tooling and better guidance for building a >> modern standalone. > > > An easy way to

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

2021-03-29 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
TL/DR: We don't need a generic player. What we need is an updated Standalone Builder, to provide more complete tooling and better guidance for building a modern standalone. - more complete version Background -- This thread, and many

Re: New(?) Idea for Standalones

2021-03-28 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Alex Tweedly wrote: > On 27/03/2021 02:43, Richard Gaskin via use-livecode wrote: >> This makes the Community Edition a natural fit for a generic player, >> since the proliferation the license explicitly encourages would be >> very much with the grain of its goals. >>

Re: Unreliable File Deletion

2021-03-28 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
R.H. wrote: > The similar or same problem as you have: I want to delete the text > file. The command I issue is "detele file ". The error it > returns: "Can't delete file". LC's result will tell you only the general fact that a file I/O operation failed, but not why. The syserror() function

Re: New(?) Idea for Standalones

2021-03-27 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Roger Guay wrote: > On Mar 26, 2021, at 5:35 PM, Richard Gaskin wrote: > >> What are you looking for? When were these "good ol days" >> in which one could run stack files without an engine, and >> how did that work? > > In the good ol days, I could build a standalone for the Mac, > Windows and

Re: New(?) Idea for Standalones

2021-03-26 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Alex Tweedly wrote: > On 27/03/2021 00:35, Richard Gaskin via use-livecode wrote: >> >> What are you looking for? When were these "good ol days" in which >> one could run stack files without an engine, and how did that work? >> > I can describe what I

Re: New(?) Idea for Standalones

2021-03-26 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Roger Guay wrote: > I guess I’m just thick headed, Richard, but I don’t know how anything > you said solves my problem. Say I want to share a standalone with my > wife or a friend. How can I do that easily like the good ol days? It seems I'm the one who didn't understand. Here you're asking

Re: New(?) Idea for Standalones

2021-03-26 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Roger Guay wrote: > Has anyone thought of building a “legal” and “blessed" app for > Mac, WIndows and Linux that would open standalones for for each > of those platforms? Why put each of us through the agony (and > expense) of shifting/changing requirements to be able to easily > distribute

Re: Problem with Script Editor in LC 9.6.2 (rc3)

2021-03-25 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Sean Cole wrote: > RichardG, Feel free to use simply "Richard" if you like. > That was a very long way of not answering the question. Very > insightful regarding the DG though. :) > It also went a long way of assuming the skill levels of the audience. > Some of us are not limited to xTalk

Re: [ANN] This Week in LiveCode 259

2021-03-25 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Andre Garzia wrote: >> On 25 Mar 2021, at 14:58, Richard Gaskin wrote: >> >> Defaulting to HTTP for customer-facing systems simplifies a >> lot of decision-making, and since most of the rest of the >> world makes the same choice at least we're in good company. :) > > Also, HTTP/HTTPS are usually

Re: Problem with Script Editor in LC 9.6.2 (rc3)

2021-03-25 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Sean Cole wrote: > On Wed, 24 Mar 2021 at 21:45, Richard Gaskin wrote: > >> I believe it may be related to the complicated way the line >> number field is kept in sync. > > Quick question. Why would the line number field be complicated? I > can’t imagine anything that would necessitate making

Re: [ANN] This Week in LiveCode 259

2021-03-25 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Andre Garzia wrote: > On 24 Mar 2021, at 23:50, Richard Gaskin wrote: >> >> And with Windows 10, Microsoft is now embracing Linux in its Windows >> Subsystem for Linux, so Win folk can enjoy industry standard tooling >> on all OSes: ... > If you have control of the Windows machine, then you can

Re: [ANN] This Week in LiveCode 259

2021-03-25 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
Andre Garzia wrote: > Devising your own binary file transfer protocol based purely on TCP > sockets is a very tedious and error prone process that will get you > no advantages unless you really have some special need that is not > solved by any of the solutions that already exists. > > The

Re: Set and get dgData and dgText delay

2021-03-25 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
The difference between the working and non-working examples seems to be limited to the introduction of a delay in the working one, between setting the dgData array and later obtaining its text. Since the array form is what the DG uses internally, perhaps something during loading of that array

Re: [ANN] This Week in LiveCode 259

2021-03-24 Thread Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
I don't understand. FTP, SFTP, FTPS, scp, and rsync all use sockets. Are you suggesting Jacque write her own file upload protocol? -- Richard Gaskin Fourth World Systems Bob Sneidar wrote: > Or sockets. > > Bob S > > > On Mar 24, 2021, at 4:22 PM, Richard Gaskin wrote: > >> FTP is a

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