Re: Anybody tried to import data to Quicken for Mac?

2022-05-06 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
did you ask about another management program? what up? > > On Fri, May 6, 2022 at 4:41 PM William Prothero via use-livecode < > use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: > >> Folks: >> I have a nasty accounting problem and need to somehow get data into >> Quicken

Anybody tried to import data to Quicken for Mac?

2022-05-06 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
Folks: I have a nasty accounting problem and need to somehow get data into Quicken (or perhaps find another management program). My question is whether it’s possible (or known) how to take csv data (easy) and convert to acceptable QIF form, which quicken requires. Best, Bill Prothero William

Re: New desktop freeware app

2022-03-29 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
Klaus, It looks interesting. The url to your site works, but I get only German language. The second link gets me nowhere. But, I'd like to try it out. Best, Bill Prothero William A. Prothero, PhD Prof Emeritus, Dept of Earth Science University of California, Santa Barbara > On Mar 29, 2022, at

Re: Speed up a slow loop

2022-03-06 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
Folks: I've been following this thread in wonder at the creative ways of optimizing this word search. I hope that the code will be published somewhere, available to all, with credits to the multiple idea authors. Kudos and congratulations to those who offered such creative and thoughtful

Re: Into the future

2022-02-28 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
Dealing with Apple certificates is the most onerous part of building a standalone. I really wish the livecode team could help address this issue and help us out. best, Bill William A Prothero > On Feb 28, 2022, at 12:56 PM, Tom Glod via use-livecode > wrote: > > I use a mac in the cloud

Re: Question about organization of large projects

2022-02-05 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
Jacqueline, Thank you very much! Your explanation will save me a load of time. There really ought to be a lesson on this, rather than making folks figure it out for themselves. It’s so simple, yet so time consuming to figure how to implement from the dictionary. Best, Bill William A.

Re: Question about organization of large projects

2022-02-05 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
Scott, Thanks. That answers some of the questions I have about old code and refreshes my memory on that issue. I’m wondering if there is a lesson that clarifies this issue, including the way “the stack files” property works and setting up the auxiliary data files. Best, Bill William A.

Re: 9.6.6 build errors

2022-02-01 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
d any trouble before. >>> -- >>> Jacqueline Landman Gay | jac...@hyperactivesw.com >>> HyperActive Software | http://www.hyperactivesw.com >>> On February 1, 2022 11:12:51 AM William Prothero via use-livecode >>> wrote: >>> >>> > Thanks,

Re: 9.6.6 build errors

2022-02-01 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
to. > > Kind regards, > Panos > -- > >> On Tue, 1 Feb 2022 at 18:46, William Prothero via use-livecode < >> use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: >> >> Regarding this, I don’t recall seeing a reply to my query about whether >> you still need to

Re: 9.6.6 build errors

2022-02-01 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
Regarding this, I don’t recall seeing a reply to my query about whether you still need to disable error messages when building a standalone. Hopefully this has been fixed, but … Best, Bill William A. Prothero, PhD Prof Emeritus, Dept of Earth Science University of California, Santa Barbara >

Re: question re lock screen

2022-01-30 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
ractivesw.com >> On January 30, 2022 10:29:29 AM William Prothero via use-livecode >> wrote: >> >> I’m working on a transition from one stack to another, and initializing to >> destination stack’s screen before I show it. >> So, my question is whether the lo

question re lock screen

2022-01-30 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
I’m working on a transition from one stack to another, and initializing to destination stack’s screen before I show it. So, my question is whether the lock screen command actually works on the invisible destination screen. Or does it only apply to a screen that is visible. How does it determine

Re: LC 9.6.6 oddities when showing/hiding text

2022-01-28 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
w.hyperactivesw.com >> On January 28, 2022 10:51:03 AM William Prothero via use-livecode >> wrote: >> >> Craig, >> Tnx, the reason I did the “do” stuff is because I wanted to programmatically >> vary the speed of the dissolve, initially, but it’s probably not n

Re: LC 9.6.6 oddities when showing/hiding text

2022-01-28 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
Roger, It has always worked fine for me, too. That’s why I’m perplexed. I will also try older versions of Livecode. I remember that there was an issue with “showing” in one of the previous versions. Best, Bill William A. Prothero, PhD Prof Emeritus, Dept of Earth Science University of

Re: LC 9.6.6 oddities when showing/hiding text

2022-01-28 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
; > end mouseUp > > Works just fine. > > Why go through all the “do” stuff? Why not just: > > show fld 1 with visual effect dissolve > > Craig > >> On Jan 27, 2022, at 9:12 PM, William Prothero via use-livecode >> wrote: >

LC 9.6.6 oddities when showing/hiding text

2022-01-27 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
I have a stack where I’m hiding and showing text fieldsm, in LC 9.6 I’m doing a show field with effect. I made it work by putting in a delay before each action, like: put "show "&" with visual effect " into tDo --wait for 1 second with messages wait 500 milliseconds with messages do tDo It

Re: Sharing a desktop app, or with beta testers

2022-01-27 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
a free tool available from Late Night Software called SD Notary, >> which also does the needed steps to get a notarized app. >> https://latenightsw.com/sd-notary-notarizing-made-easy/ >> <https://latenightsw.com/sd-notary-notarizing-made-easy/> >> >&

Question Re desktop app construction

2022-01-27 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
Folks, Just wondering if, in the latest versions of Livecode we still need to silence error messages when we build the app? I’m wondering if I might be missing some useful build errors. Thanks, Bill William A Prothero > On Jan 27, 2022, at 3:30 AM, matthias rebbe via use-livecode > wrote: >

Re: Sharing a desktop app, or with beta testers

2022-01-26 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
Matthias: I tried the command in the shell It didn’t work as shown in the status field. I then switched to superuser, with the password, and it ran the following without complaint. xattr -cr "/Users/prothero/Oceanography Projects/LiveCode-RunRev Projects/1-AA-Current Projects/PT_Explorer

Re: Sharing a desktop app, or with beta testers

2022-01-26 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
Folks: I’m using the notarizing app. I have it set to only “Sign, notarize and staple App”. I’ve tested the suDo password in the terminal and it’s ok. In debug mode, I get: ***DEBUG MODE*** deleting zip file... can't delete that file can't

Sharing a desktop app, or with beta testers

2022-01-26 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
Folks: Sorry for this question which probably has been answered many times, but …. I’m trying not to waste my day searching around. What’s the best way to send a desktop app on Apple OS 12.1 to a friend or beta tester? I sent an app and a security issue came up. Thanks, Bill P William A.

Thinking out loud

2022-01-14 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
Folks: Just thinking out loud. My hobby and gift to pay back all of the money I got from the National Science Foundation over my career, is to program and make educational applications about Earth Science. I’m finding, tho, that for younger kids, Chromebooks are mostly used. So, tapping into

Re: I wish all a Happy & Prosperous New year

2022-01-01 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
Folks: Happy New Year to you all too.. A special thanks to Curry K for the fabulous word import, Wordlib, product. I just tried it and I love it. Bill Prothero Sent from my iPad > On Dec 31, 2021, at 10:11 PM, Curry Kenworthy via use-livecode > wrote: > >  > Dittos! Welcome to 2022,

Re: Sorting cards

2021-12-30 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
each item and sort on item # of the lines. Hope this makes sense. Bill P Easy peasy. Best, Bill P Sent from my iPad > On Dec 30, 2021, at 1:15 PM, William Prothero via use-livecode > wrote: > > It might be less work to just implement your own sorting code. I’ve found > t

Re: Sorting cards

2021-12-30 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
It might be less work to just implement your own sorting code. I’ve found them pretty easy to implement. A bubble sort is very simple, but inefficient for a large number of items to sort. If you have a lot of cards, you would want to use a more efficient algorithm. Check out the link below if

Re: Is there a better way to check if images are the same? I now use imagedata

2021-12-29 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
William, My basic suggestion is that you use the location data of each connected dot, rather than the image data. Good luck, Bill P Sent from my iPad > On Dec 29, 2021, at 8:42 AM, William Prothero via use-livecode > wrote: > > William, > I understand that you want to

Re: Is there a better way to check if images are the same? I now use imagedata

2021-12-29 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
William, I understand that you want to see if the dots that are connected in one path are also connected in another path which may have them connected in a different order. Seems you could just loop through each dot in the reference path, then see if the same dots are included in the user’s

Re: Livecode downloads VERY slow

2021-12-22 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
Win32 simultaneously via the download >>> page in about a minute. Using “SpeedTest”, I get 110Mb/sec. >>> >>> I remember when got our first t1(1.544mb/sec) and thought we >>> were styling ridiculous >>> >>> Ralph DiMola >>> IT Direc

Re: Livecode downloads VERY slow

2021-12-22 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
Director >> Evergreen Information Services >> rdim...@evergreeninfo.net >> >> -Original Message- >> From: use-livecode [mailto:use-livecode-boun...@lists.runrev.com] On Behalf >> Of William Prothero via use-livecode >> Sent: Wednesday, Decem

Re: Livecode downloads VERY slow

2021-12-22 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
remember when got our first t1(1.544mb/sec) and thought we were > styling ridiculous > > Ralph DiMola > IT Director > Evergreen Information Services > rdim...@evergreeninfo.net > > -Original Message- > From: use-livecode [mailto:use-livecode-boun...@lists.runr

Livecode downloads VERY slow

2021-12-22 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
Folks: When I download an update to Livecode, it takes hours. I’m wondering why. Locally, using “SpeedTest”, I get 160Mb/sec internet speeds. Could it be the livecode server that serves the updates? Just wondering. Best, Bill William Prothero waproth...@gmail.com

Re: IDE line number doesn't update

2021-09-22 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
Sean, Sending much hope for your good recovery. Bill Prothero Sent from my iPad > On Sep 22, 2021, at 7:29 AM, Pi Digital via use-livecode > wrote: > > Have you logged these on the quality site? I didn’t see them when doing my > research. > > Sean Cole > Pi Digital Productions Ltd > >

Re: Is there an issue with beep on iOS?

2021-08-07 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
ibrator. > > On Thu, Aug 5, 2021 at 17:11 William Prothero via use-livecode > mailto:use-livecode@lists.runrev.com>> wrote: > Folks: > This is a small thing, but I wonder if there is an issue with the beep > command on iOS. I am on LC 9.6.3 and iOS 14.7.1, I get sound for othe

Is there an issue with beep on iOS?

2021-08-05 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
Folks: This is a small thing, but I wonder if there is an issue with the beep command on iOS. I am on LC 9.6.3 and iOS 14.7.1, I get sound for other apps but my LC app only gives me the vibration. Best, Bill Prothero William Prothero waproth...@gmail.com

Re: Open a folder on the desktop from a LiveCode app

2021-06-23 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
Klaus and others: I love it! I can use this too. Bill Prothero > On Jun 19, 2021, at 12:50 PM, Klaus major-k via use-livecode > wrote: > > Hi Paul, > >> Am 19.06.2021 um 20:48 schrieb Paul Dupuis via use-livecode >> : >> >> What is the "best" way (or any way) to open a folder on the Windows

Re: Simple Datagrid task?

2021-04-27 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
f > > end if > > pass mouseDoubleUp > end mouseDoubleUp > > > —— > > Hope this helps. > > Martin Koob > > >> On Apr 27, 2021, at 8:20 AM, hakan--- via use-livecode >> wrote: >> >> On the second tab in the preferences pane there i

Simple Datagrid task?

2021-04-26 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
Folks: I’m wanting to use a datagrid to store data that I enter by hand. Seems this oughta be quite simple, but ….. messing with the docs is frustrating. I want to be able to click on an empty cell in a datagrid, have it open, and enter a number or text. Then I want to store the values to a

Re: Help! I'm stuck

2021-04-08 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
Richard: What you suggest makes a lot of sense. As someone who doesn’t build complex apps very often, my first question is “why would I turn off error notifications?” Would I miss something by turning them off when making a build? Anyway I think it would be far more straightforward to just have

Re: Help! I'm stuck

2021-04-07 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
Ralph and Curry: Fortunately, I took a break for a week before trying your solutions. For someone who doesn’t do this every day, it is a confusing mess and I suppose that somewhere there is an explanation in the help files of what to do, but my cursory searches didn’t find anything for such a

Re: Help! I'm stuck

2021-04-05 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
eakpoints. Then resave. (Close and reopen your stack >> and LC if you like). Rebuild. It will be ok. >> >> Sean >> >> On Sun, 4 Apr 2021 at 01:10, William Prothero via use-livecode < >> use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: >> >>> Matthias, or any

Re: Help! I'm stuck

2021-04-05 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
com > HyperActive Software | http://www.hyperactivesw.com > On April 3, 2021 7:13:25 PM William Prothero via use-livecode > wrote: > >> Also, I wonder if disabling all these open …. handlers during build might >> cause build problems. If it was a universal problem/bug, I would th

Re: Help! I'm stuck

2021-04-03 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
ease notes yesterday. > > > Regards > Matthias > > > > > > > - > Matthias Rebbe > Life Is Too Short For Boring Code > >> Am 20.03.2021 um 18:22 schrieb William Prothero via use-livecode >> : >> >> Matthias: >&

Re: Help! I'm stuck

2021-03-20 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
Matthias: I see that openstack and closestack messages are inhibited during application build, using: on closeStack if the mode of stack “revStandaloneProgress” > 0 then exit closeStack end if end So, before I start adding this to all openstack, closestack,

Re: LC, Mac Mail & Rules

2021-02-24 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
I’ve noticed some odd behavior with Apple Mail since I upgraded to Big Sur, too. There has been some work on it and I don’t think it’s for the better. Bill Prothero > On Feb 24, 2021, at 2:22 PM, Rick Harrison via use-livecode > wrote: > > Thanks for the discussion link. More confirmation

Re: Another question about multiple stack projects

2021-02-16 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
ny time before you make a > call to them. For instance, I have a database setup card that configures the > database connection when the card is opened. I start using my database > library on openCard. > > Bob S > > >> On Feb 15, 2021, at 9:40 PM, William Prothero via use-li

Another question about multiple stack projects

2021-02-15 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
Folks: I have a question about multiple stack projects. My project starts with a splash stack. In the standalone preferences of this stack, I list all stacks the project uses, including script only stacks I use as libraries. Should I do a “Start using” on all of these stacks at this point? But

Re: How do I interpret this Build Error dialog?

2021-02-15 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
Mark and Jacqueline: Thanks. That’s very helpful! Bill > On Feb 15, 2021, at 5:54 PM, Mark Wieder via use-livecode > wrote: > > On 2/15/21 5:29 PM, J. Landman Gay via use-livecode wrote: >> In Sample Stacks, search for LiveCode Error Lookup. I keep it my Plugins >> folder. You can paste the

Re: How do I interpret this Build Error dialog?

2021-02-15 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
hings that likely led up > to the fault. There are more 219 and 241 errors and it starts with a 490 > (repeat: error in statement). Work your way through the error codes and see > what you find. > > All the best > Sean > > On Mon, 15 Feb 2021 at 23:24, William Prothero via

How do I interpret this Build Error dialog?

2021-02-15 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
Folks: I have a pretty complex app that I’ve been adding onto for awhile and now I’m getting a seemingly informative error dialog when I try to build it. It works fine in the IDE. The app consists of numerous stacks and libraries launched with a splash stack. I get an error dialog but have no

Re: LC Roadmap

2021-02-15 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
s. > > On 2/15/21 2:21 PM, William Prothero via use-livecode wrote: >> Codesigning is always a trudge for me because I don’t do it very often and >> Apple is regularly changing the parameters. So I also very much appreciate >> Matthias’ lesson. >> Thanks from me too!

Re: LC Roadmap

2021-02-15 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
Codesigning is always a trudge for me because I don’t do it very often and Apple is regularly changing the parameters. So I also very much appreciate Matthias’ lesson. Thanks from me too! Bill > On Feb 15, 2021, at 11:32 AM, Roger Guay via use-livecode > wrote: > > I definitely owe an

Re: LC Roadmap

2021-02-14 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
Jacqueline: I didn’t know about http://lessons.livecode.com . Thank you for letting me know of that resource. It looks very useful and I like the user feedback part. To be clear, it is my intent to stimulate thought toward opportunities, not to complain. In a

Re: LC Community Ask Password

2021-01-24 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
I tried it on LC 9.6.2 RC-2 in Big Sur and it worked, but it didn’t put the window title on the entry window. on mouseUp ask password "Please log in:" titled "Password Test" answer it end mouseUp Bill > On Jan 21, 2021, at 12:35 AM, panagiotis merakos via use-livecode > wrote: > >

Re: Considering work with livecode server

2021-01-19 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
from the dev team. Sounds much more useful than HTML5. >> >> Best, >> Bill >> >>> On Jan 19, 2021, at 11:13 AM, Dan Brown wrote: >>> >>> When livecode supports WebAssembly as a build target you'll be able to do >>> what you've asked &

Re: Considering work with livecode server

2021-01-19 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
> When livecode supports WebAssembly as a build target you'll be able to do > what you've asked > > On Tue, 19 Jan 2021, 20:46 William Prothero via use-livecode, > mailto:use-livecode@lists.runrev.com>> wrote: > Thanks, all, for your comments. It would sure be nice i

Re: Considering work with livecode server

2021-01-19 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
Thanks, all, for your comments. It would sure be nice if there was some equivalent to shockwave, back in the days. Of course, downloadable plug-ins like shockwave and flash apparently have too many security issues and are not allowed anymore. HTML5 eventually? I assume HTML5 apps would run in

Re: Considering work with livecode server

2021-01-18 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
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. The reason I wanted to look into it’s use in a browser is that for education, lower level grades use a lot of browser

Re: LiveCode Advanced Application Architecture eBook price reduced

2021-01-03 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
Andre, Thanks for this. I very much agree with you about the need for more Livecode books. For example, online education has become a big deal because of the pandemic. It won’t go away after it’s over, because media and content are being developed that will be applied to support live classes

Re: Design Question

2020-11-20 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
Software > (Now with 20% less chalk dust!) > web https://elementarysoftware.com/ > email sc...@elementarysoftware.com > booth1-360-734-4701 > ------ > >> On Nov 17, 2020, at 11:18 AM, William Prothero via us

Re: Design Question

2020-11-19 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
Jim: What I’m thinking is that my app would allow students to write their text and create the images. I would export the “composition” in pdf format. That would be imported into the LMS or sent to the teacher external to my app. The teacher could then comment on the writing either in the LMS or

Re: Design Question

2020-11-17 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
Richard, I kinda like the pdf idea. Seems it would give me a way to encapsulate and format the text and images and perhaps a fairly defined pdf format would make it straightforward to edit it using Livecode as well. Best, Bill William A. Prothero https://earthlearningsolutions.org > On Nov 17,

Design Question

2020-11-16 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
Folks, I’m refining an application I used to teach Plate Tectonics when I was a working prof. The application’s core is access to Earth data (that scientists used to develop the theory of plate tectonics) and capturing and annotating plots that can be incorporated into student writing. I am

Re: LC Server- Optimum setup

2020-10-19 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
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 > wrote: > > prothero wrote: > > > I’ve

Re: Textsize of label of copied btn changes

2020-10-18 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
Richard: I found that when I created a button, the textsize property had not been set, even though the IDE showed it to be 13. I then went to the IDE to click the size up to `4, then back down to 13 and then, when I did: put the texsize of btn “mybutton”, it showed the textsize correctly. It’s

Re: SSL cPanel mySql setup

2020-10-16 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
Sean: You might find this download interesting, perhaps useful: http://earthlearningsolutions.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/RemoteDbEncryption.livecode.zip It is a demo of AES encryption that I use.

Re: Textsize of label of copied btn changes

2020-10-13 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
Richard: After the button is copied to the destination card, I do: set the textsize of btnRef to the textsize of srcBtnRef the contents of btnRef is: btn "doNext2" of card "WhatsTheMystery-2" of stack "/Users/AfilePath/PlateTectonics.livecode" srcBtnRef is pretty much the same thing with the

Textsize of label of copied btn changes

2020-10-13 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
I am copying a button from one card to another. The font size of the label changes from that of the original to a large font and I can’t figure out how to change the textsize of the label. I keep getting an error. I’m probably missing something, but ….. How do I change the textsize of the font

Re: Anyone archived the information from http://andregarzia.com/async.irev

2020-10-11 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
Matthias: Try: https://use-livecode.runrev.narkive.com/faoKGyaT/revserver-tips-spreading-the-load-or-why-wise-developers-use-asynchronous-workflows Bill

Re: Basic question about behaviors

2020-08-26 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
property, but there’s nothing stopping > you from using it if you wish, you just need to populate it first. :) > > Paul > >> On 25Aug, 2020, at 15:48, William Prothero via use-livecode >> mailto:use-livecode@lists.runrev.com>> wrote: >> >

Re: Basic question about behaviors

2020-08-25 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
I assumed the script would be: on mouseUp put this me into theName —theName is blank. end mouseUP However, it gave me a blank. I found that this works, though. on mouseUP put the exectionContext into theName end mouseUp Thanks, Bill William A. Prothero

Re: Playing movies in LC_ Docs??

2020-08-20 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
video in a player and letting the user play it, you should search > the LiveCode quality center for player bugs - there are many dozens. Some > minor, some more serious. > > > > On 8/20/2020 6:15 PM, William Prothero via use-livecode wrote: >> Folks: >> I’m buil

Playing movies in LC_ Docs??

2020-08-20 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
Folks: I’m building an app that needs to play movies. It’s a desktop app that I need to work on Mac and Windows. But, when looking at the dictionary and the lessons, all I get is references to Quicktime and the dictionary is hopelessly uninformative about what formats are required. I haven’t

Re: Integrating Desktop or mobile application with LMS using LTI 1.3

2020-08-05 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
gt; some participation in a LiveCode LTI library. I've just started my work so >> no code yet though... >> >> Best wishes, >> >> Håkan >>> On 27 May 2020, 01:34 +0200, William Prothero via use-livecode >>> , wrote: >>> Martin and

Re: Live code server with Debian 8 Jesse

2020-07-15 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
Hery: I know that I would appreciate this. I have been at the periphery of deciding to mess with the livecode server, and a good tutorial that is up to date would be very helpful. My server is on Centos 7, and I would probably debug locally on my Apple using MAMP, though. But, before I invest

Re: [off-topic-ish] do you prefer LC-related content as books or video courses?

2020-07-08 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
FYI, I’ve found some of the MovAvi apps to be good and very inexpensive. That said, I’m not doing a lot of video editing these days, but found the video editing app to be easier to use than iMovie. I used Final Cut Pro, but didn’t renew when Apple went to 64bit

Re: What the heck? Writing and reading ios files??

2020-06-25 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
Jacqueline: Thanks for responding. I am really stuck on this. I can write the file, and get a list of the files I write, but when I try to read the file using the same code to create the filepaths, etc, the read routine says the file doesn’t exist. It all works in the dev environment. I had

Re: Chromebook apps?

2020-06-22 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
Thanks, Jacqueline! I’ll file that info away for future pondering. I’m glad there was one positive response to the possibility of using Livecode on a chromebook. Best, Bill William A. Prothero https://earthlearningsolutions.org > On Jun 22, 2020, at 2:52 PM, J. Landman Gay via use-livecode >

Re: Chromebook apps?

2020-06-22 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
Colin: Probably HTML5 would be better, ultimately. But, I look at the HTML5 postings, limitations, and quirks and it would most likely require me to become an expert in javascript and various server technologies that put me over the interest level that would be required. I’m fine with

Re: Set Line color in dG?

2020-06-16 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
ts.runrev.com> wrote: >>>> >>>> Bill, >>>> >>>> The example you mention is probably using a custom column behavior >> script >>>> for accomplishing this. >>>> Do you have copied the button in your project? The button m

Set Line color in dG?

2020-06-16 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
Folks: I’m having trouble getting the line color of a dataGrid to change. The lessons shows a very simple tutorial and the download example works. However, in my application, it doesn’t. The code is: on mouseup put the dgDataOfLine[3] of group "meterReadings" of this cd into theDataA

Zoom or others-and Livecode

2020-06-05 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
Folks: I’m curious if anybody has explored a way to interact over one of the online sharing resources, like Zoom of Google Groups, to interface with livecode apps. There is so much going on with folks trying to continue to teach during the pandemic, that a connection of one of these resources

Re: Map Widget - how does it actually work?

2020-05-29 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
Graham: Here is a link to an example that I, with lots of help from Hermann created. Maybe it will be useful. All done in livecode, so it should work. Haven’t tried it since 2017, tho. Bill https://www.dropbox.com/s/kg5l80bi82u1sap/google-maps-demo.livecode?dl=0

Re: Integrating Desktop or mobile application with LMS using LTI 1.3

2020-05-26 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
Martin and Peter: I am retired, but still creating one (big) educational application. I thought the LMS integration idea had died a death by silence, so I am so glad you are looking into this. I’m very interested, but have not put forth any effort in this direction. Please keep me informed

Re: Is it possible to get the clicked cell for a table field, if the table is empty?

2020-05-02 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
e cCol of the target to item 1 of tName > set the cRow of the target to item 2 of tName > end if > end getline > > I just tried a quick test and tName has the cell row and column. > > Paul > >> On May 1, 2020, at 22:21, William Prothero via use-liveco

Is it possible to get the clicked cell for a table field, if the table is empty?

2020-05-01 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
Folks: I have an app that requires that I be able to get the cell row and column when I click on the cell. I know a dataGrid can do this, but is it possible with a table field? I know I can get the clicked line, but what about the cell, when the table is empty. I use, to get the line (from the

Corona Virus app idea

2020-04-29 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
Folks: I had an idea for a Corona Virus app that Livecode is perfect for, and which could be coded up fairly quickly. I don’t have the time for doing it, but offer this idea just in case someone on the list wants a project for this. The idea is to solve the problem that is now being created as

Re: A short question about Xcode

2020-04-17 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
Graham: I’ve been where you are, with the maze of requirements to get an app on iPhone. One thing I found was that the trail of mis-steps left a confusing mess of invalid entries in the keychain and Xcode app, and in the other places in my . When I got rid of every entry that I had made and

Re: Getting HTML5 going

2020-03-25 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
> Sean Cole > Pi Digital > > >> On 25 Mar 2020, at 23:34, William Prothero via use-livecode >> wrote: >> >> What I was thinking of was distributing a fairly basic educational >> application, then adding features and lessons as life goes on. Sounds like >

Re: Getting HTML5 going

2020-03-25 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
What I was thinking of was distributing a fairly basic educational application, then adding features and lessons as life goes on. Sounds like it would depend on how extensive the features were. Perhaps lessons would only trigger a problem if they required the addition of significant new

Re: Getting HTML5 going

2020-03-25 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
Richard and Sean: My app is desktop. One of the actions is clicking on a map to specify a data (of various kinds) profile across a great circle path. You really need a mouse to accurately select a point (although there are ways of magnifying small area to get precise location). Anyway, it does

Re: Getting HTML5 going

2020-03-24 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
latively easy steps. What I’ve achieved > in about a year on and off is evidence that it is capable once the ‘caveats‘ > get ironed out. Watch this space. > > Sean Cole > Pi Digital > > >> On 23 Mar 2020, at 21:57, William Prothero via use-livecode >> w

Re: Getting HTML5 going

2020-03-23 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
Sean: It looks really nice If HTML5 deployment didn’t look so quirky and require such a variety of other than livecode skills, I’d give it a try. I hope it will mature before I get too old to care. Bill William A. Prothero https://earthlearningsolutions.org

Re: Problem opening version 9.6.0 (dp3)

2020-03-20 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
Doh: Yeah, it helps. I got a new Macbook and it came with Catalina, which opens “unsafe” files differently than I was used to. All good. Tnx for the help. Bill William A. Prothero https://earthlearningsolutions.org > On Mar 19, 2020, at 8:24 PM, Devin Asay via use-livecode > wrote: > > Bill,

Re: ... in iOS 13....

2019-10-20 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
Folks: I have a bit of a worry about the Apple Catalina update. I want to keep a bootable copy of the latest Mojave OS on an external disc. That way I can run any older 32 bit programs I might need. However, I have a backup program (Tri-Backup) that says it can’t make a bootable drive because

Questions about LC Server Apps

2019-10-08 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
Folks: I’m doing web stuff with php and Wordpress, and reading all of the postings about LC’s HTML5 deployment. Since I have done a lot of programming of LC and have a business license, it could be a lot easier to use LC in a server environment than struggling with my minimal php skills. The

Re: Writing a Book on LiveCode need your help

2019-09-16 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
Patrick: I also would find a book that covered server resident apps. I know HTML5 is in progress (I think) so regular updating may need to fit into your plans, as well. Hermann has produced some wonderful examples that combine Javascript and LC. Anyway, you will have to think about whether

Re: BasicGeoLib_v100

2019-09-12 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
Nice contribution. Thanks! Bill > On Sep 12, 2019, at 1:16 PM, hh via use-livecode > wrote: > > Some specialists may be interested in the following, please report if you > have any problem with the stack. > > BasicGeoLib is a collection of very basic functions for using geoPoints. >

Re: Is HTML5 really practical?

2019-08-31 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
Folks, Thanks for your thoughts on LC HTML5 for web pages. I use LC increasingly only for my own projects, even though I own a commercial license. I’m retired and give away any education applications that I create. For simple web page projects, though, I start with WordPress. There is a lot of

Is HTML5 really practical?

2019-08-30 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
Folks: I’m considering making a web site that will use livecode’s html5 engine. Is this practical? What I want to create is a signup system for a kayaking club. Paddles are scheduled for each week and members enter their names for various paddle times. The member list would be in a database

Reading a file from icloud on ipad

2019-05-20 Thread William Prothero via use-livecode
Folks: Is it possible to read a file from the iCloud drive, in iOS, using LC? I’m trying to read a csv file downloaded from my browser, into an application that will use that downloaded file. I can’t immediately see how to do this. If I use a browser widget, where will a downloaded file go? I

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