Re: Find Replace in Script Editor with cr

2021-04-06 Thread doc hawk via use-livecode
sean slipped > For instance, suppose I have multiple commands on one line separated by ; > and I want to search for semicolon and replace with semicolon followed by > return character to drop the remaining script onto a new line. put the script of someThing into tscript replace “;” with “;” &

Re: [ANN] This Week in LiveCode 259

2021-03-25 Thread doc hawk via use-livecode
andre amplified, >Next time, I’m leaving them in. Ahh. The director’s cut . . . :_) ___ use-livecode mailing list use-livecode@lists.runrev.com Please visit this url to subscribe, unsubscribe and manage your subscription preferences:

Re: Why is livecode sniffing around my network

2021-03-11 Thread doc hawk via use-livecode
The only process that I have anything to do with that could have reached off-machine would have been reaching to the Postgres server, but that doesn’t use a local address (although the server is indeed local). This is the business edition, but it has never had an iOS or android

Why is livecode sniffing around my network

2021-03-11 Thread doc hawk via use-livecode
Little Snitch just reported, > LiveCode Business 9.6.2 (rc 1) (LiveCode-Business) wants to connect to docs-12-pro-max.local on TCP port 62078 Why in the world is livecode sniffing about my localnet? ___ use-livecode mailing list

Re: [ANN] Release 9.6.2 RC-2

2021-02-21 Thread doc hawk via use-livecode
michael mentioned, > Yesterday I downloaded SuperCard 4.8.1 Trail wich still is maintained. I still have my SuperCard 1.5 install disks . . . I bought it because it could have two windows open at once. When HyperCard 2.0 came out, it did everything I needed from supercard, but there was no

Re: Livecode IDE question

2021-02-12 Thread doc hawk via use-livecode
I don’t know if this helps, but I turn off the icons and just have the text buttons, giving back space. Or you can just hide both . . . macOS can assign keystrokes to application menu items in settings ___ use-livecode mailing list

Re: OT Friendly customers....

2021-01-26 Thread doc hawk via use-livecode
Bob bumbled, > WAIT… THAT was a SCAM??? Definitely. He actually sent the money to me. There was a great website years ago that I can no longer find, in which a women strung along one of these guys, posting what she was doing and the correspondence. She became increasingly salacious,

Re: lock screen

2021-01-22 Thread doc hawk via use-livecode
Not so much either/or as it’s a counter, with 0 being unlocked. Lock increments the counter, and unlock excrements. The counter gets set to 0 when the engine idles, as well -- Dr. Richard E. Hawkins, Esq. (702) 508-8462 ___ use-livecode mailing list

Re: Threads in LC

2021-01-05 Thread doc hawk via use-livecode
richard reminisced, >I wonder if we can tailor an LC approach to more closely resemble it, or at >very least arrive >at a language feature proposal to give us parallelism within a single-thread >like Python does. I put some thought into this a few years ago. It could begin with some

Re: Secure connection to server

2020-12-26 Thread doc hawk via use-livecode
There was supposedly an effort to enable secure Postgres connection a few years ago, but it seems to have withered and died. I had to give up on mysql for postgesql one the need to send compound queries. AFAIK, you still can’t do a block mysql transaction in mysql with livecode, making

Re: PDF Manipulation was Design Question

2020-11-19 Thread doc hawk via use-livecode
*IF* the pdf files are simple enough, there are some substitutions that you can “just make”. A string literal can be replaced with a string of the same length. It could also be replaced with a shorter string and space-padded for the extra space. You want to put a string that is three

Re: Livecode server UNIX version (not Linux).

2020-10-31 Thread doc hawk via use-livecode
heriberto harrumphed >3) Today's macOS is descended from NeXT (which Apple acquired and > transitioned macOS to in 1999) And they got a free Jobs to go with it! Or did they buy a Jobs, and get a free OS. I’ve never quite been clear . . > 6) The Mach microkernel was replaced with the

Re: ProtonMail vs Apple

2020-08-10 Thread doc hawk via use-livecode
Jerry jesticulated, > Are you sure? The W12 used in some Bentleys is made by VW, and many years of > Phantoms used a V12 of the proper displacement. Of course they don’t talk > about mundane stuff like that! But VW now makes “Bentley", while “Rolls” is now a BMW brand. In either case, you

Re: Q re monetization via ads

2020-07-31 Thread doc hawk via use-livecode
Richard rumbled, > > How many LC devs have earned more than $500 from in-app ads? For that matter, did *anyone* ever manage to get that company to even run an add. The answer I got back (after an unreasonably long delay) made it pretty clear that they weren’t interested until there was a huge

Re: Downloading LiveCode Slow...

2020-07-08 Thread doc hawk via use-livecode
I've never seen it *not* slow. When I'm going to download, I clip the link and use "wget -c" from the command line, so it can continue from where it left off if interrupted. ___ use-livecode mailing list use-livecode@lists.runrev.com Please visit this

Re: Test

2020-06-29 Thread doc hawk via use-livecode
Henry hollered, >This is a test. Please ignore Kids have been saying that every time they get a C- for generations . . . ___ use-livecode mailing list use-livecode@lists.runrev.com Please visit this url to subscribe, unsubscribe and manage your

Re: Sockets (again)

2020-06-29 Thread doc hawk via use-livecode
I have a pair at http://dochawkbk.com/lcImages/ of master and slave stacks to talk to one another. They're meant to be compiled. They're probably 5.x stacks . . . I haven’t looked at them for a while. ___

Re: test

2020-06-20 Thread doc hawk via use-livecode
Jee jee jabbered > = > it seems my emails do not always arrive on this use list. Can't find the > cause why. This is usually the mail client, not the mailing list. Gmail, for example, does not show your own messages until and unless someone replies.

Re: test

2020-06-20 Thread doc hawk via use-livecode
flunk ___ use-livecode mailing list use-livecode@lists.runrev.com Please visit this url to subscribe, unsubscribe and manage your subscription preferences: http://lists.runrev.com/mailman/listinfo/use-livecode

Re: Moving object out of a group

2020-06-16 Thread doc hawk via use-livecode
Mark meandedered, > > On 6/15/20 12:32 PM, doc hawk via use-livecode wrote: >> by scripting the past. > I thought Jacque was the only who had that superpower… She had been, but no longer was, once I adjust it. (Gosh,inter- temporal

Re: Moving object out of a group

2020-06-16 Thread doc hawk via use-livecode
Mark mumbled, > Have I mentioned lately how much I hate the Project Browser? I still find it far too painful to use. A couple of times a year to work around another bug or crash situation, but that’s it. ___ use-livecode mailing list

Re: Moving object out of a group

2020-06-16 Thread doc hawk via use-livecode
Mark mentioned, > > The only way I can ever do something like this is with the messagebox command > line. There appears to be something generally wrong when trying to manipulate the layers of objects when groups are involved. I think this goes back (at least) to version 5. The only

Re: Moving object out of a group

2020-06-15 Thread doc hawk via use-livecode
I believe that I’ve also used cut to get things out of groups by scripting the past. > On Jun 15, 2020, at 11:48 AM, Alex Tweedly via use-livecode > wrote: > > two possible, but not great, answers ... but (something like) this has worked > for me in the past. > > 1. - drag/drop the grc rect

Is the speech library really there?

2020-06-15 Thread doc hawk via use-livecode
I tried to play with the speech library this morning, and on business 9.6, I can’t even prove that it’s there! (I would think that if nothing else, it would hit the online version of the dictionary Even more interesting, when I try “speechInitializeLibrary” it comes up with *no* results . . .

Re: checking we are back

2020-06-15 Thread doc hawk via use-livecode
Heather hailed, >If you see this, no need to reply. Not required, but permissive? :_) ___ use-livecode mailing list use-livecode@lists.runrev.com Please visit this url to subscribe, unsubscribe and manage your subscription preferences:

Re: on cheese

2020-06-08 Thread doc hawk via use-livecode
Martin mentioned, > Suppose someone made a cheese related app I tried that once but the code was full of holes. On the bright side, I could debug it just by heating it . . . ___ use-livecode mailing list use-livecode@lists.runrev.com Please visit this

Re: Times ARE changing

2020-06-06 Thread doc hawk via use-livecode
On Jun 6, 2020, at 1:29 PM, PEL via use-livecode wrote: > They pointed out, correctly, that “Little Black Sambo” was Indian, not > African. And it was obvious that most protesters had not “read” the book. I don’t think this went whereto meant :) However, skids, we thought Sambo was cool,

Re: [ANN] Release 9.6.0

2020-06-02 Thread doc hawk via use-livecode
> Panos protested, > I have not seen that error before, Now *those* are words to make one shudder . . . :_) But I once got a new high-end laptop from it . . . Remember several years ago, when the MacBooks had a problem when switching video cards (the Pros had two, one for performance,

Re: Most obscure HC question

2020-05-02 Thread doc hawk via use-livecode
On May 2, 2020, at 4:46 PM, Colin Holgate via use-livecode wrote: > > That is the whole reference guide. I have physical copies of that! Was there > a particular part that might help with the ‘maximize’ card size problem? I was thinking the menu reference, but that didn’t survive pasting

Re: Most obscure HC question

2020-05-02 Thread doc hawk via use-livecode
Colin called, > > But between you all you may remember something that will help me. I have a > standalone HC application, and it opens with a window that shows that you are > only seeing part of the card window. The card window doesn’t resize, and I > can’t remember how to make it be bigger.

Re: Best relational database for IOS / Android

2020-04-29 Thread doc hawk via use-livecode
Rick remanded, > Nice! Not just nice, but necessary for consistency—if I have a variable change which also causes two more to change, it is absolutely critical that either all three change, or that the whole thing fail. You just can’t do that without begin/end, AFAIK, unless you have a

Re: Best relational database for IOS / Android

2020-04-29 Thread doc hawk via use-livecode
Rick rejoined, > I have a preference for PostgreSQL. I recoded for Postgres from mysql a few years ago simply because, at the time at least, livecode can send a compound transaction to Postgres, and only single transactions to mysql. ___

Re: Wildcard? replaceText, offset?

2020-04-26 Thread doc hawk via use-livecode
On Apr 26, 2020, at 11:24 AM, Rick reasoned > In the middle-end part of the string I have “(x)” where x represents some > integer. > it could be (4) or (10) or (5) etc. If you’re certain that this is the only, or even the first, integer, a regular expression search and replace or [0-9]+

Re: What is a real?

2020-04-25 Thread doc hawk via use-livecode
On Apr 25, 2020, at 10:19 AM, Kee Nethery via use-livecode wrote: > > In FORTRAN, any variable that starts with a letter in the alphabet from “I” > to “N” is an INteger. All other variables are reals (something expressed in > scientific notation). Leading to the observation that “GOD is

Re: What is a real?

2020-04-25 Thread doc hawk via use-livecode
Mark mumbled, > If it helps any (hint: it doesn't) it's the currency of Brazil. I think it has something to do with strawberry fields . . . ___ use-livecode mailing list use-livecode@lists.runrev.com Please visit this url to subscribe, unsubscribe

Re: Which git service suits a LiveCoder best?

2020-04-23 Thread doc hawk via use-livecode
Andreas announced, > Thanks everyone for your feedback and insights. Nothing speaks against > GitHub, it seems, so I’ll give that a try then. I’m curious though: *how* are you gong to do this? Don’t you need to reduce the stacks to text files first?

Re: Which git service suits a LiveCoder best?

2020-04-22 Thread doc hawk via use-livecode
It’s no substitute for GitHub and the like, but I have a rather simple system that intercepts saveStackRequest, checks the date, and saves a new version with the date as part of the name. I also have a bmpVrsn routine that can be used to advance a letter during the day, so things like 200422b

Re: Even Distribution

2020-04-17 Thread doc hawk via use-livecode
Bob belabored, > BAs I said, all else being equal, roughly same work required, localized > territory, no chance of a job being rescheduled, etc. Use a Round Robin > approach. For that matter, if it is an ongoing situation, where this is simply a daily load of randomly sized tasks, round

Re: Even Distribution

2020-04-16 Thread doc hawk via use-livecode
On Apr 16, 2020, at 7:23 PM, Skip Kimpel via use-livecode wrote: > > I have 15 "jobs" that need to be assigned to 7 "drivers". How would you > evenly distribute the jobs to the drivers? Fire two drivers. :_) If they complain, fire two more, and it’s still easy . . .

Re: Damn You Unicode!

2020-04-14 Thread doc hawk via use-livecode
I’m thinking that possibly there is a violated assumption as to what the other end is using within that, yes. Or that the other end makes an assumption, and puts the “wrong” type back in. Which kind of SQL server is that? Microsofts? I can probably rig access to my Postgres server if you

Re: Damn You Unicode!

2020-04-14 Thread doc hawk via use-livecode
Mark mumbled > and in doing so you could unUnicode it. OK I made up that word, but still… Verbing nouns again, the man is . . . ___ use-livecode mailing list use-livecode@lists.runrev.com Please visit this url to subscribe, unsubscribe and manage

Re: Damn You Unicode!

2020-04-14 Thread doc hawk via use-livecode
Mark mentioned > > Try a picnic basket instead Given that someone actually implemented RFC 1149, why not? ___ use-livecode mailing list use-livecode@lists.runrev.com Please visit this url to subscribe, unsubscribe and manage your subscription

Re: Damn You Unicode!

2020-04-14 Thread doc hawk via use-livecode
Shooting from the hip, but could it be differences in cr, lf, and the like getting processed differently? That is, being intrereted by your yogi as a break in one implementation and not another? (Which, of course, would be a boo-boo.) pawk, who couldn’t manage to get “Cindy” or “ranger smith”

Re: Go to card has become slow

2020-04-06 Thread doc hawk via use-livecode
On Apr 5, 2020, at 11:18 AM, Bob Sneidar via use-livecode wrote: > > I don’t think LC accepts multiple statement transactions at all, does it? I’d be dead int the water if it didn’t. ;) I’m flat out *dependent* on these—opening a debtor in my software requires several hundred entries to be

Re: Go to card has become slow

2020-04-05 Thread doc hawk via use-livecode
If server performance is at all an issue, SQLite may be the wrong choice. It has a kind of, very reluctant, simultaneous access that the developers warn you not to use. They suggest PostgreSQL for heavy loads. I use SQLite within the application (the in-memory access is blindingly fast), and

Re: Our first Community Zoom Session

2020-04-02 Thread doc hawk via use-livecode
On Apr 2, 2020, at 12:05 PM, Pi Digital via use-livecode wrote: > > That article is based on out of date information. Yeah. Zoom has enough recent issues without resorting to the old ones! :_) ___ use-livecode mailing list

Re: Our first Community Zoom Session

2020-04-02 Thread doc hawk via use-livecode
I actually create a throwaway user account on my Mac, and run zoom from the .dmg file . . . ___ use-livecode mailing list use-livecode@lists.runrev.com Please visit this url to subscribe, unsubscribe and manage your subscription preferences:

Re: Our first Community Zoom Session

2020-04-02 Thread doc hawk via use-livecode
I think you’re right. I added 5 from London to EST, and 3 more to the et. So (no longer trueing my time math), 8AM PST? Err, and Friday still in PST, right? ___ use-livecode mailing list use-livecode@lists.runrev.com Please visit this url to

Re: Our first Community Zoom Session

2020-04-02 Thread doc hawk via use-livecode
I think the that’s midnight PST . . . Also, I would ask that you to *not* submit our email address to zoom, but instead send the code to the lit, or by your own servers to our email—it came out in the last couple of days that, just a zoom was nearing a whole week without a new security or

Re: Using Shift + Cmd + 1 as a menu short in LiveCode

2020-03-30 Thread doc hawk via use-livecode
On Mar 30, 2020, at 8:02 AM, Bob Sneidar via use-livecode wrote: > > Cmd-E will eject a mounted removable disk. I've never heard of Cmd-Shift-1. Newbie :) It seems to have disappeared some time ago. I know that I used it some years ago on a CD, to my surprise. -3 and -4 are still live,

Re: Ordering text

2020-03-29 Thread doc hawk via use-livecode
As more cobwebs and dust fall away . . . First impose a (temporary?) index column, idx, ordering the transactions, with a step of 1. And then you do something like UPDATE theTable SET tBal=tBal(idx -1) + charge WHERE idx > MIN(idx); ___

Re: Ordering text

2020-03-29 Thread doc hawk via use-livecode
I haven’t fully followed the queries that led to this, but would something like SELECT SUM(OLD -NEW) FROM some_table WHERE need_to_calc IS true; get you anywhere? I’m also thinking of a lag within the list, to assign them all at once, but the commands coming to memory are from statistical

Re: Idea to keep us all connected

2020-03-25 Thread doc hawk via use-livecode
On Mar 25, 2020, at 12:33 PM, Mark Wieder via use-livecode wrote: > > On 3/25/20 12:11 PM, doc hawk via use-livecode wrote: > >> I used yesterday’s version, and not installed globally (ran from the opened >> dmg). And will purge that account today, and make another i

Re: Idea to keep us all connected

2020-03-25 Thread doc hawk via use-livecode
On Mar 25, 2020, at 11:37 AM, Mark Wieder via use-livecode wrote: > > the problem being that the server daemon was still active after ending a zoom > session. And also that it was done without user consent, and in violation of the rules enforcedly apple . . . I used yesterday’s version,

Re: Using Shift + Cmd + 1 as a menu short in LiveCode

2020-03-25 Thread doc hawk via use-livecode
Isn’t that the key sequence for ejecting the internal floppy, err, first removable disk? It does seem to be removed from recent releases, though (although -3 an -4 still work, though not quite how they used to . . ) These were in the original release for the 128k . . .

Re: Idea to keep us all connected

2020-03-25 Thread doc hawk via use-livecode
On Mar 25, 2020, at 10:37 AM, Sean Cole (Pi) via use-livecode wrote: > > Zoom is fantastic. A Be very cautious with zoom, and note it’s snarky privacy policy which acknowledges they sell data about you . . . I had to use it yesterday for a nonprofit board meeting. I created a throw-away

Re: Guessing the encoding of a test file... [OT]

2020-03-20 Thread doc hawk via use-livecode
On Mar 20, 2020, at 4:04 PM, Mark Wieder via use-livecode wrote: > > Even Morse code got a new character recently. But does livecode support that character? :) ___ use-livecode mailing list use-livecode@lists.runrev.com Please visit this url to

Re: Guessing the encoding of a test file... [OT]

2020-03-20 Thread doc hawk via use-livecode
On Mar 20, 2020, at 12:51 PM, Ralph DiMola via use-livecode wrote: > > Just for a laugh... one of the more esoteric codings I used in the quasi > modern error (besides EBCDIC) was the 5 bit Quotron stock ticker system in > the mid 90s. It used different codes for requesting/receiving quotes

Re: Guessing the encoding of a test file...

2020-03-20 Thread doc hawk via use-livecode
On Mar 20, 2020, at 11:09 AM, Paul Dupuis via use-livecode wrote: > > Okay, now you going for the low blow :-)\ What part of “lawyer” wasn’t clear? B b :_) > Next, you'll be suggesting I need to check for EBCDIC encodings! That will be a start, but it’s not done until you include Baudot.

Re: Guessing the encoding of a test file...

2020-03-20 Thread doc hawk via use-livecode
On Mar 19, 2020, at 1:31 PM, Paul Dupuis via use-livecode wrote: > > “ASCII" Wait, you’re not going to distinguish between six and seven bit ASCII? :_) ___ use-livecode mailing list use-livecode@lists.runrev.com Please visit this url to subscribe,

Re: ChangeImage Widget

2020-02-24 Thread doc hawk via use-livecode
You got my hopes up at first glance . . . I bought it said “champagne” widget . . . :) ___ use-livecode mailing list use-livecode@lists.runrev.com Please visit this url to subscribe, unsubscribe and manage your subscription preferences:

Re: Progressive Web App (PWA)

2020-02-16 Thread doc hawk via use-livecode
On Feb 16, 2020, at 5:15 AM, Paul Dupuis via use-livecode wrote: > > "A progressive web application is a type of application software delivered > through the web, built using common web technologies including HTML, CSS and > JavaScript. It is intended to work on any platform that uses a >

Re: SQL(ite) question

2020-01-13 Thread doc hawk via use-livecode
On Jan 13, 2020, at 11:39 AM, Mark Wieder via use-livecode wrote: > > Single command? No. Also, note that you *can* submit compound commands from LiveCode to SQLite and PostgreSQL, unlike with mySQL. (Or, maybe the interface to mySQL has changed in the years since I learned this the hard

Re: shell() and pdftotext

2020-01-13 Thread doc hawk via use-livecode
To elaborate further, if you can use pdftotext from the command line, but this is failing, it is because the path declared for your login shell is not getting picked up, or a different shell is being used by livedcode. Come to think of it, I have *no* idea which shell livecode defaults to—I’d

Re: using stdout

2019-12-18 Thread doc hawk via use-livecode
On Dec 18, 2019, at 1:24 PM, JB via use-livecode wrote: > > Thank you very much! > You’re quite welcome. > I will be playing around with these a lot. > I’m interested to see what you do with it. Also, at the conference this year, I asked panagiotis, who bounced me to Mark on the

Re: using stdout

2019-12-18 Thread doc hawk via use-livecode
On Dec 18, 2019, at 1:03 PM, JB via use-livecode wrote: > > Actually as I said in the first post I do not really need it. I was > reading the manual about something else which I have already > forgot and I ran across the code so I tried it. Investigate “sockets” in the dictionary. > > But

Re: using stdout

2019-12-18 Thread doc hawk via use-livecode
On Dec 18, 2019, at 12:51 PM, JB via use-livecode wrote: > > A year or so ago I was messing around with the terminal in c code > and found some code that opens two terminals and they talk to > each other. > > Is that something I can use to communicate with live code too? Conceivably, but

Re: using stdout

2019-12-18 Thread doc hawk via use-livecode
On Dec 18, 2019, at 12:38 PM, JB via use-livecode wrote: > > open process "/Applications/Utilities/Terminal.app" for write > write tMessage && the long time & return to stdout *That* is the problem. If you open a terminal from within livecode, that doesn’t turn it into stdout, which already

Re: using stdout

2019-12-18 Thread doc hawk via use-livecode
On Dec 18, 2019, at 11:06 AM, Bob Sneidar via use-livecode wrote: > > Well, sudo already offers a mechanism to prevent volatile teminal activity. But that’s a privilege restriction about superuser. Generally, I would think that a process shouldn’t be able to write to a random other

Re: using stdout

2019-12-18 Thread doc hawk via use-livecode
On Dec 18, 2019, at 9:36 AM, JB via use-livecode wrote: > > I didn’t know you needed to launch it from > the command line. Without that, I don’t think that livecode could be associated with any particular terminal. In fact, I suspect that OSX would block any attempt from any non-descendent

Re: [OT] Hmmm...

2019-11-09 Thread doc hawk via use-livecode
On Nov 9, 2019, at 4:03 PM, Richard Rumbled, > > > Did everyone stop using LiveCode, or is this mailserve down again? You didn’t get the memo? We all switched to NewHyper. (So why is the list still running at all?) ___ use-livecode mailing list

Re: checking the list is here

2019-11-07 Thread doc hawk via use-livecode
On Nov 7, 2019, at 1:29 AM, Heather Laine via use-livecode wrote: > > No need to respond… Hmm, a conspiracy of silence. Indeed, a coverup,. :) ___ use-livecode mailing list use-livecode@lists.runrev.com Please visit this url to subscribe,

Re: "empty" background in printed pdf is actually grey

2019-11-02 Thread doc hawk via use-livecode
On Nov 1, 2019, at 5:42 PM, Mark mentioned, > > Is it possible to pick up the background color from the mouseColor or the > backgroundColor or something and set the background color of the field to > that? (and obviously forget the bit about setting the blendlevel) The problem there is that

Re: "empty" background in printed pdf is actually grey

2019-11-01 Thread doc hawk via use-livecode
On Nov 1, 2019, at 10:03 AM, Richard rumbled > > I'm certain that I don't understand the layout, because from the description > it sounds like you have an object which is not visible and therefore cannot > be printed but which is causing a problem when printed. > > I'm sure you've considered

Re: "empty" background in printed pdf is actually grey

2019-10-31 Thread doc hawk via use-livecode
On Oct 31, 2019, at 5:42 PM, J. Landman Gay via use-livecode wrote: > > A light gray is the system default on OS X windows. You might have better > luck setting the stack background to opaque and white. But take that with a > grain of salt, I've never done what you're attempting. But if

Re: Red Dot Breakpoint Crashes

2019-10-28 Thread doc hawk via use-livecode
I *am* truly fascinated that for once, I’m the one not having problems while others are being terrorized by the dreaded Pirate Code Dots . . . . They sill move around the script in odd ways at times, but the ones that stay put do indeed stop execution where they’re supposed to . . .

Re: Can I find out what handler I am in?

2019-10-25 Thread doc hawk via use-livecode
On Oct 25, 2019, at 10:32 AM, Tom Glod via use-livecode wrote: > > Phil.NICE! ...everything seems like a no brainer in hindsight. That actually came up in litigation over the patent for the shaving cream can. The challenger claimed that it was too obvious, and not patentable. The

Re: Push Card

2019-10-22 Thread doc hawk via use-livecode
On Oct 22, 2019, at 8:49 AM, Bob Sneidar via use-livecode wrote: > > I have tried push and pop before but you really have to keep track of the > pushed cards or you end up somewhere unexpected. Every time I’ve tried to use push/pop, it’s been more trouble than it was worth—with the lone

Re: My old man vs LC Standalone

2019-10-22 Thread doc hawk via use-livecode
On Oct 21, 2019, at 8:02 PM, kee nethery via use-livecode wrote: > > My wife built a Hypercard stack standalone that was protected by a dongle. > But, every call to the dongle was something you could search for in the > scripts. So she had scripts that did hashes of the scripts that talked

Re: Merge PDF

2019-10-21 Thread doc hawk via use-livecode
On Oct 17, 2019, at 12:04 PM, hh via use-livecode wrote: > I'll publish this weekend on SampleStacks a pdfLib (split and merge) > based on a JS library (via a browser widget). Already 95% are done. Did it publish? And will this only be for server? Do I sound anxious? :)

Re: Merge PDF

2019-10-17 Thread doc hawk via use-livecode
On Oct 17, 2019, at 9:27 AM, FlexibleLearning.com via use-livecode wrote: > > Has anyone got an LC-based method to merge pdf files? LC business can’t even output a pdf widget save as low density raster at the moment. I’m currently working on an interim solution that creates a PyPdf2

Re: Set font dynamically to fit text

2019-10-13 Thread doc hawk via use-livecode
On Oct 12, 2019, at 8:05 PM, Brian Milby via use-livecode wrote: > > You probably could get close with math but line breaks would not be uniform > and will introduce variability. You could probably get it down to 2 or 3 > checks. This. Font scaling itself is nonlinear enough, but the way

Re: high resolution when printing to pdf, either from images or pdf widgets

2019-09-07 Thread doc hawk via use-livecode
On Sep 7, 2019, at 4:29 AM, Mark Waddingham via use-livecode wrote: > > On 2019-09-06 21:10, Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode wrote: >> On Aug 28, 2019, at 12:07 AM, Mark Waddingham via use-livecode >> wrote: >>> On 2019-08-27 17:24, Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode wrote: >>> I'm not entirely clear

Transparent layer between pdf widget and field?

2019-08-01 Thread doc hawk via use-livecode
As I’ve had to build every form myself in the past, they were constructed of fields, lines, and boxes. As such, with them not being opaque, I could put a rectangle behind the group that was turned visible when the group was active, as a visual cue. Now that I’m using pdfs, this isn’t working

Re: 9.5.0 crash to desktop

2019-08-01 Thread doc hawk via use-livecode
On Aug 1, 2019, at 2:26 PM, JJS via use-livecode wrote: > > what are you doing, or what is running when that happens? When I’ve seen it with the dp and rc, it tends to be after I move objects, or perhaps copy and paste objects, and then a delay, a brief moment of returning to apparent

Re: breakpoint conditions scrambled

2019-07-29 Thread doc hawk via use-livecode
On Jul 29, 2019, at 6:14 AM, dunbarxx via use-livecode wrote: > > Do you mean that if you have: > > if then breakpoint No. I mean if I set a condition on the pirate code dots. The first one or two I set work, at least for the moment, but then they seem to start scarfing up one

Re: Purge a stack from memory

2019-07-26 Thread doc hawk via use-livecode
On Jul 26, 2019, at 3:40 PM, Bob Sneidar via use-livecode wrote: > > K! Don’t be scared. Be *very* scared . . . There is something wonky about the whole in and out of memory thing. My project is (during development) a bunch of main s tacks, with an mcp to rule them all . . .

Re: Rename object

2019-07-04 Thread doc hawk via use-livecode
On Jul 4, 2019, at 1:30 AM, Klaus major-k via use-livecode wrote: > > set the name of last img to “XXX_2" Also clone control “gizmo” set the name of it to “blivet" Will handle your new object. If I’m going to work with the new object for a few lines, I always use put the long id of it

Re: CTD meaning?

2019-06-28 Thread doc hawk via use-livecode
Dar delivered, > Only those who write code that crashes. ;-) Uhm, don’t all of us here use livecode? 4-5 times an hour for 9.5 at the moment . . . fortunately, I have an autosave every 30 seconds when not in the group editor . . . And I never did get 6 to stay up long enough to use (or to

Re: CTD meaning?

2019-06-28 Thread doc hawk via use-livecode
Bob belabored, > I thought ALL developers knew what that meant! :-) Some of us just call it, “Damnit!” 9.5 is doing a *lot* of damniting . . . ___ use-livecode mailing list use-livecode@lists.runrev.com Please visit this url to subscribe,

Re: anyone still using altMobileResizer?

2019-06-28 Thread doc hawk via use-livecode
J jbied, > . It's not so big but good enough (2x3mtr) :) I sure hope that that’s the pool and not the yard . . . :) ___ use-livecode mailing list use-livecode@lists.runrev.com Please visit this url to subscribe, unsubscribe and manage your

Re: Using shell as administrator on Windows 10

2019-06-28 Thread doc hawk via use-livecode
dar delivered, > > There is a note on open process in the Dictionary that says that on OS X > systems you can start an application but not a Unix process, Tha’ts not right: From the message box, put shell("pwd") Yields /Applications/LiveCode Business 9.5.0 (dp 1).app (Under Catalna)

Group misbehavior in 9.5

2019-06-28 Thread doc hawk via use-livecode
I can’t come up with a recipe for this one, either . . . When using the group editor and cutting a subgroup, it seems not to lose all of its information. I then paste back in, and it frequently becomes part of its prior owner, and sometimes part of another group. So if I edit group A, and

Re: LC905rc1 Standalone Weirdness with External Stacks

2019-06-28 Thread doc hawk via use-livecode
On Jun 28, 2019, at 8:24 AM, Paul Dupuis via use-livecode wrote: > > When the standalone opens the external stack (which could be in an older > stack file format), when the mouse is in the external stack window, LiveCode > thinks the mouse is about 30-40 pixels ABOVE where the mouse actual

Re: Groups do not receive mouseEnter messages?

2019-06-25 Thread doc hawk via use-livecode
bob belabored, > > You are probably right. But the workaround is so simple, putting an opaque > green graphic in the group behind all the other objects, that it would be a > lot of work to implement just so we didn't have to put a graphic in a group. I actually use that background rectangle

Re: Setting conditional breakpoints

2019-06-24 Thread doc hawk via use-livecode
On Jun 24, 2019, at 8:11 AM, Bob Sneidar via use-livecode wrote: > > True, but I need itto break AT the line of code that changes a property of a > stack. If there is a script running while when the send in time command is > due, the existing script will continue to run, THEN at the first

Re: one computer, but not other, cannot use breakpoints of any type under 9.5.0_dp1

2019-06-14 Thread doc hawk via use-livecode
On Tue, Jun 11, 2019 at 1:13 PM JJS via use-livecode < use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: > try delete your preferences file and restart LC. > > Thanks. I ultimately did this this morning, but it always seems to take weeks to get things back like aI had them I tried copying the file from the

Re: Windows 64

2019-05-25 Thread doc hawk via use-livecode
On May 24, 2019, at 1:31 PM, Richmond via use-livecode wrote: > >> A 32 bit OS can only address around the first 2 gigs of memory. Not very >> good for running multiple apps. > Dunno about that: I've been running multiple apps ever since I bought a > Macintosh LC475 running MacOS 7.0.1.

Re: Messages for selecting region?

2019-05-23 Thread doc hawk via use-livecode
Oh, and . . . how do I get that pulsing/sliding selection region marker around the region as I work. ___ use-livecode mailing list use-livecode@lists.runrev.com Please visit this url to subscribe, unsubscribe and manage your subscription preferences:

Messages for selecting region?

2019-05-23 Thread doc hawk via use-livecode
I think I used to know this, but . . . Aren’t there messages for when the mouse is held down and dragged, as if selecting an area? Or is it something we do with mosueDown, mouseStillDown, and mouseUp? Specifically, in the new pdf widget, I’m looking to, during development, selecting a

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