Re: Auto scrolling a locked field when mouse comes to edge

2017-02-01 Thread Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode
On Wed, Feb 1, 2017 at 3:33 PM, David Epstein via use-livecode < use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: > When the mouse drags across text in an unlocked (horizontally and > vertically) scrolling field, the field automatically scrolls at a legible > rate to display the (previously hidden) text

Re: revDatabaseColumnNames fails to recognize table

2017-01-31 Thread Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode
On Mon, Jan 30, 2017 at 8:07 PM, Mike Kerner via use-livecode < use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: > What's the type of db, and did you try sending a pragma to pull the table > names to doublecheck? > It's postgreSQL I'll be doing that kind of read today. I was so mystified yesterday, and

some, but not all, custom properties survive paste to new stack

2017-02-08 Thread Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode
more hair-pulling time . . . I paste a group from a source stack to an output stack in a script. Some, but not all, of the custom properties that I set survive this pasting. For example, my source field has properties mrgns, txtFnt, txtSiz, and txtHgt. Its group, supergroups, card, and stack

How big of a request can be sent with https?

2017-02-08 Thread Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode
I am contemplating the changes to, instead of direct postgres communication, using an https wrapper. How big of an inquiry can I send? Most are small, but when opening the file, there are something like a thousand queries as a single transaction, -- Dr. Richard E. Hawkins, Esq. (702) 508-8462

Re: some, but not all, custom properties survive paste to new stack

2017-02-08 Thread Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode
On Wed, Feb 8, 2017 at 1:34 PM, Paul Dupuis via use-livecode < use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: > All properties and > values were copied. > They had been for me until recently. At this point, I have it cleared, but I'm suspecting a deeper bug is behind it. I had set the properties for a

repeated crashing on save in 8.x

2017-02-03 Thread Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode
My project is in a dozen or so stacks which I turn into substacks before filing. In 8.x, as I go through this dance, in addition to the bug that stops "save as" from working (although it does seem to change the name on the next save after, some of the time. I've worked around it with "set the

Re: revDatabaseColumnNames fails to recognize table

2017-01-31 Thread Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode
On Tue, Jan 31, 2017 at 7:35 AM, Mike Kerner via use-livecode < use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: > SELECT table_name FROM information_schema.tables WHERE > table_schema='public' AND table_type='BASE TABLE'; > It wasn't so much getting the names, but trying to find out what the db thought it

Re: Boring but important - selling a download product for Windows

2017-01-23 Thread Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode
On Sun, Jan 22, 2017 at 12:53 AM, Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode < use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: > First caveat: I do not sell my software in large quantities (anyone for > Sanskrit?). I have an uncle fluent in both 14th Dynasty Egyptian and Etruscan; does that count ? :) --

set the menubar activates in-window menu on mac

2017-01-24 Thread Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode
I'm battling new stacks having one of the menus largely disabled. I'm starting to wonder if the right menu is even being used, but stepping through in the IDe in itself switches the menu, so . . . Anyway to force things, I tried set the menubar of stack st to stMen This causes a X-style menu

Re: Delete element from array

2017-01-27 Thread Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode
On Thu, Jan 26, 2017 at 3:32 PM, Ali Lloyd via use-livecode < use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: > > Goes without saying perhaps but it would be extremely helpful if you could > articulate *why* you find this information harder to come by in the current > dictionary. Thanks! > The new

Re: Delete element from array

2017-01-27 Thread Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode
On Fri, Jan 27, 2017 at 8:55 AM, Richard Gaskin via use-livecode < use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: > What is "the other way?" > > I almost never click anything other than results from the search list. I > open the Dict window, type my query, review the results. > > What would we do to

revDatabaseColumnNames fails to recognize table

2017-01-30 Thread Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode
After opening a database, I check for the names of a table *put* revDatabaseTableNames(licMkrDb) into theRes *filter* theRes with "dhbk_*" ck char -1 of theRes *put* revDatabaseColumnNames(licMkrDb,theRes) into clmNms at this point, clmNms contains revdberr,invalid table name Uhm, how can

Re: revDatabaseColumnNames fails to recognize table

2017-01-30 Thread Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode
On Mon, Jan 30, 2017 at 6:41 PM, Mike Bonner via use-livecode < use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: > Most likely thing I can think of is that on opening the database, something > is wrong with the path so it created a new and empty database.. somewhere.. > Just to test, I would "put theRes"

Re: revDatabaseColumnNames fails to recognize table

2017-01-30 Thread Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode
On Mon, Jan 30, 2017 at 7:03 PM, Dr. Hawkins wrote: > theRes holds "dhbk_lcnsees", as it should. The name was created, found in > revDatabaseTableNames, > and filtered to the sole line of theRes. > I just checked with 7.1.4 rc and got the same behavior. -- Dr. Richard

Re: "lightening" a color

2017-01-27 Thread Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode
[hopefully pulling the colors brought this down to the size limit] Bringing up an old topic . . . I got interrupted after asking, but here's a cute way to do it. Hopefully, someone can help with a couple of the deficiencies of this script: 1) backgroundPixel no longer works. Older examples to

Re: Storing and object reference in a var

2017-01-24 Thread Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode
On Tue, Jan 24, 2017 at 4:19 PM, J. Landman Gay via use-livecode < use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: > But better news: Zombies will buy anything. We'll be rich. I think the average zombie has far less money than my average bankruptcy client . . . they always seem to get cheated by the

restore table exported with pg_dump from within livecode?

2017-02-16 Thread Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode
I have a table that I want each customer to get as a starting point (abbreviations for creditors)> I've tried exporting with pg_dump for only the table /Library/PostgreSQL/9.5/bin/pg_dump -t stockabrevs -f abrev_bkp.sql -Udhadmin dhbk_dbtrs I then use this within a script, put "BEGIN

back to slow compile with 8.1.3?

2017-02-23 Thread Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode
I mentioned a bit ago that with the RC sequences of 8.1.3, I had to go to 7.1 to combine my stacks, but then they compiled quickly with 8.1.3. Now, I'm at 8 minutes and counting with the released 8.1.3 . . . -- Dr. Richard E. Hawkins, Esq. (702) 508-8462

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

2017-02-25 Thread Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode
On Sat, Feb 25, 2017 at 5:15 AM, Keith Martin via use-livecode < use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: > While Google may include a backdoor (something I consider unlikely but I > realise that's no less conjecture than '100% certainty'), the Natural News > issue isn't what the site owners paint

Re: Goofy Drawing question

2017-02-25 Thread Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode
On Sat, Feb 25, 2017 at 2:07 AM, hh via use-livecode < use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: > Assuming you wish to draw, not to paint: > I assumed he wanted to see it draw, so . . . > > local gg="goofy", fc="255,0,0", ls=3 > > local x0=250, x1=375,y0=250, y1=275 --starting & ending coordinates

preOpenCard not called when opened from project browser

2017-02-22 Thread Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode
I just found, after trying to open a stack from the project browser, that preOpenCard is not called when the stack is opened this way, whereas it is when using the application browser. Is this correct behavior? -- Dr. Richard E. Hawkins, Esq. (702) 508-8462

Re: How big of a request can be sent with https?

2017-02-10 Thread Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode
On Fri, Feb 10, 2017 at 9:00 AM, Mark Talluto via use-livecode < use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: > The size of the request is determined by your PHP settings. Most default > settings range from 5MB to 10MB. You can set it to a much higher value if > you really need it. But, it would be

Re: Windows and OSX 64-bit builds?

2017-02-10 Thread Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode
On Fri, Feb 10, 2017 at 8:54 AM, Bob Sneidar via use-livecode < use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: > Granted LC should never crash, it whould warn the end user that the data > exceeds limits, but if I understand what you are doing, it's unreasonable > to expect any application to do this. > >

automating enabling of plugin settings on new versions

2017-02-10 Thread Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode
WE went through parts of this a while ago, and being naturally lazy, I came up with chmod -R u+w `ls -rtd /Applications/LiveCode*/Contents/Tools/Plugins/revapplicationoverview.rev | tail -1` as an invocation to write enable the plugin folder and its contents for the most recent version (OS X;

Re: [ ANN ] Release 8.1.3 RC-2

2017-02-10 Thread Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode
I opened and tried to build my compilation amalgam of stacks. It promptly crashed "unexpectedly" This is consistent (and was the case with rc1, 8.1.1, etc.) Back to combining with 7.1 . . . -- Dr. Richard E. Hawkins, Esq. (702) 508-8462 ___

Re: automating enabling of plugin settings on new versions

2017-02-14 Thread Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode
On Mon, Feb 13, 2017 at 7:51 AM, panagiotis merakos via use-livecode < use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: > I think that changing the permissions of the app bundle may cause issues > with OSX's Gatekeeper. If you want to customize or change the settings (and > make sure the changes do stick)

Re: automating enabling of plugin settings on new versions

2017-02-14 Thread Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode
On Tue, Feb 14, 2017 at 4:12 PM, J. Landman Gay via use-livecode < use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: > > I did that and it works fine. The user plugins folder is shared with all > copies of LC you have installed. I put my own copy in there some months ago > after submitting the bug report. >

Re: How to run a hidden standalone under OSX?

2017-02-15 Thread Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode
On Wed, Feb 15, 2017 at 12:09 PM, Paul Dupuis via use-livecode < use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: > Is there any way under OSX to make launch/run/open a standalone under > script control where it really is a background process and in no way > appear to the user? > perhaps a & at the end of

Re: PUT method where is returned data?

2017-02-10 Thread Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode
On Fri, Feb 10, 2017 at 6:52 AM, Trevor DeVore via use-livecode < use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: > It’s been so long I don’t recall the exact reasons why ‘it’ > wasn’t used but I much prefer reading ’the urlresopnse’ in my code than > dealing with ‘it’ which is meaningless until put into

Re: side effect on mac with LC

2017-01-17 Thread Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode
On Tue, Jan 17, 2017 at 12:42 PM, Yves COPPE via use-livecode < use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: > Is it possible with LC to have a sliding on side effect when moving > horizontally the finger on the mouse as to let appear a « red btn » > underneath another on front with label for example «

Re: side effect on mac with LC

2017-01-17 Thread Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode
On Tue, Jan 17, 2017 at 2:44 PM, Yves COPPE via use-livecode < use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: > Sorry, but your answer is not enough clear to help me… > can you explain more with a more developed sample > Not without writing one from scratch; that one is pretty much out of my own code

Re: FTP file upload with non-ascii characters in filename

2017-02-28 Thread Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode
On Tue, Feb 28, 2017 at 4:07 AM, Matthias Rebbe via use-livecode < use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: > Because i do not like spaces in URLs. I know, that i could replace it with > %20, but i prefer “_” instead. > I live by the adage that *any* punctuation in a filename other than space or

Is it just the IDE that crashes, or are standalone at risk?

2017-02-28 Thread Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode
As I'm about to send this out to people, I've had a horrible thought: Is it just the IDE that crashes on a regular basis, or do standalones crash just as often? *shudder* -- Dr. Richard E. Hawkins, Esq. (702) 508-8462 ___ use-livecode mailing list

Re: Is it just the IDE that crashes, or are standalone at risk?

2017-02-28 Thread Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode
On Tue, Feb 28, 2017 at 2:33 PM, Bob Sneidar via use-livecode < use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: > My IDE was "crashing" but I traced it to an obscure infinite loop I > inadvertently created, by creating a handler, which triggered something in > a datagrid behavior which automatically called

Re: Script Editor fixable? (was: Configuring a Sublime Text project to notify LiveCode IDE about updates to script only stacks)

2017-02-26 Thread Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode
On Sat, Feb 25, 2017 at 5:05 PM, Mike Kerner via use-livecode < use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: > I don't think SOS is the main future. I think it gives us another option. I don't think it will *ever* be a full-fledged option until stacks themselves can be saved as text files for use

Re: [ANN] Release 8.1.3

2017-02-27 Thread Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode
On Mon, Feb 27, 2017 at 10:55 AM, Graham Samuel via use-livecode < use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: > I couldn’t see the update via “check for updates” in 8.1.2 on a Mac. > Anyone else notice this? Works OK from the downloads site. > I've given up on taking check for updates seriously.

compiling cruft?

2017-02-27 Thread Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode
I'm starting to notice a pattern here. It seems like the first time I merge and compile a version of my code, the resultant stack compiles quickly, but on subsequent compiles, it slows down and takes many minutes longer to compile. To prepare a compile, I have to reload in version 7 (supposedly

Re: save stack as filename failing most of the time

2017-01-10 Thread Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode
livecode has been unable to reproduce the bug. Could someone who was able to make a stack to manifest this please upload? *Comment # 1 on bug 19042 from Panos Merakos

Re: save stack as filename failing most of the time

2017-01-05 Thread Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode
On Thu, Jan 5, 2017 at 9:47 AM, Rick Harrison via use-livecode < use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: > > Searching my entire hard drive doesn’t show > any file named “TestSaveStack”. > Do you get the same result if you make a stack in a known location, perhaps InitialTestStack, and then use

Re: 'effective' discovery

2017-03-21 Thread Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode
On Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 7:42 AM, Bob Sneidar via use-livecode < use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: > I wonder if it is settable. That would seem to be *deeply* undesirable. The point of an "effective" property is that it can either be the set property, or the inherited property. -- Dr.

Re: Producing a list of duplicates

2017-03-22 Thread Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode
On Wed, Mar 22, 2017 at 4:41 AM, Skip Kimpel via use-livecode < use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: > I have a bunch of data records that contain email addresses. I need to > search through that list and produce an list so those duplicates can be > acted upon. > repeat for each line theLin in

Re: LiveCode's handling of Unicode glyphs being dependent on the underlying OS

2017-03-28 Thread Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode
On Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 2:17 AM, Mark Waddingham via use-livecode < use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: > Not necessarily - I believe system 7.5 was pretty advanced when it came to > text and fonts. Introduced in 7.0. -- Dr. Richard E. Hawkins, Esq. (702) 508-8462

Re: DragDrop makes windows unresponsive OS X

2017-03-24 Thread Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode
would using "set the text of me" rather than "put into me" make a difference? On Fri, Mar 24, 2017 at 1:47 PM, Bob Sneidar via use-livecode < use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: > Whoops! Spoke too soon. Still makes the window unresponsive. Apparently > the problem is intermittent. But it also

Re: Libraries To Contribute

2017-03-24 Thread Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode
On Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 2:04 PM, Mike Kerner via use-livecode < use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: > I went looking, today, for a routine to recursively copy folders and files > from one place to another. I have several LC libraries, but none of them > seemed to have such a routine. All of

Re: just some cool stuff

2017-03-26 Thread Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode
This is the the second time in a week that one of these penetrated the list, I believe . .. -- Dr. Richard E. Hawkins, Esq. (702) 508-8462 ___ use-livecode mailing list use-livecode@lists.runrev.com Please visit this url to subscribe, unsubscribe and

Re: Libraries To Contribute

2017-03-26 Thread Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode
On Sun, Mar 26, 2017 at 8:40 AM, Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode < use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: > Funny . . . NOT > > I run Linux very successfully on what you seem to term a 'fake computer'. > > So you turned it real. (OK, that's assuming you installed nethack while you were at it

Re: Libraries To Contribute

2017-03-26 Thread Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode
On Sat, Mar 25, 2017 at 5:06 PM, Mike Kerner via use-livecode < use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: > thanks, I was hoping it would be complete so I could just copy/paste it... > I don't do windows :) You certainly need someone who knows the incantation for windows. I suspect that iOS and

Re: shell("netstat -i") has getting slow on MacOS10.x

2017-03-30 Thread Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode
On Thu, Mar 30, 2017 at 11:16 AM, Mark Wieder via use-livecode < use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: > Tiemo - just use "ifconfig" by itself... no interface specifier. > That will list all the interfaces in your system. > Also, I just tried "netstat -i" from the command line--and it was still

Re: New Iteration of cleanASCII

2017-03-22 Thread Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode
Be sure to use an appropriate video card: Markham, ON - In a joint announcement today the Nethack Devteam announced a new version of the popular text based game, version 3.4.1, but the big announcement came from ATI which announced a new video card, the ATI Radeon 9500 ASC, optimized for ASCII

Re: just some cool stuff

2017-03-27 Thread Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode
On Sun, Mar 26, 2017 at 6:15 PM, Stephen Barncard via use-livecode < use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: > my gmail spam filters caught it first time. But gmail let them both through for me . . . -- Dr. Richard E. Hawkins, Esq. (702) 508-8462 ___

Re: Libraries To Contribute

2017-03-25 Thread Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode
On Sat, Mar 25, 2017 at 6:03 AM, Mike Kerner via use-livecode < use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: > Are you going to write the rest of the routine and make it cross-platform, > already? You're holding up a library contribution! > switch thePlatform case win32 put someCopyCommand && tgt &&

Re: Retroactive background behavior

2017-03-27 Thread Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode
On Mon, Mar 27, 2017 at 9:23 AM, Jim Hurley via use-livecode < use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: > As I recall there is a method of retroactively creating a button with > background behavior, this is appears on all existing cards. > My understanding is that only a group can do that, not a

Re: Cheesed off by 32xxx

2017-04-03 Thread Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode
On Mon, Apr 3, 2017 at 10:06 AM, Stephen Barncard via use-livecode < use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: > Sometimes an illusion of an illusion in the illusion. So that's my > allusion. > elusively alluded alliteration . . . -- Dr. Richard E. Hawkins, Esq. (702) 508-8462

enter causes ide script window to close using livecode over OSX screen sharing

2017-04-04 Thread Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode
I'm seeing this fairly consistently now. At the moment, testing installation, I'm using OSX screen sharing to connect to another Mac. Both are running the very latest Sierra, but it predates this. Several stacks get opened in the project. Much of the time when I hit entyer at the end of a

manipulating attributes of text in fields from scripts

2017-04-10 Thread Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode
I have a number of label fields which inadvertently have bold text in them. I can identify these in a loop from their text, and put the long id of the field into tgTg. Shouldn't one of *set* the textStyle of tgTg to "plain" or *set* the textStyle of char 1 to -1 of the text of tgTg to

html5 feature list anywhere? sqlite? local file access?

2017-04-06 Thread Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode
I am trying unsuccessfully to see what the feature list is for html5, and what, if anything, has been omitted. In particular, is SQLite still built in? (if not, I'd be dead in the water) Can things be saved to local files, and read back from them? (not much point in creating a document that

Re: breakpoints being ignored

2017-03-09 Thread Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode
On Thu, Mar 9, 2017 at 7:43 AM, Mike Kerner via use-livecode < use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: > I need to see if I can make it happen, again. I wonder if going back and > forth between 9 to do remote debugging and 8 because 9 has issues may be > causing it. Will file a bug report if I

Re: ouch: the beginning of the end

2017-03-03 Thread Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode
On Fri, Mar 3, 2017 at 8:55 AM, Heather Laine via use-livecode < use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: > Its likely I'm being dense here... but does the PDF viewer not meet your > needs? > No; it really isn't even in the same range. What I absolutely need is to be able to use an eps (or an

Re: ouch: the beginning of the end

2017-03-03 Thread Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode
On Fri, Mar 3, 2017 at 10:57 AM, Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode < use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: > What I absolutely need is to be able to use an eps (or an arbitrarily sized >> png) as an inserted image in the same way as a jpg, gif, or png. >> > > GIMP can be used to do all of this.

Re: ouch: the beginning of the end

2017-03-03 Thread Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode
On Fri, Mar 3, 2017 at 9:59 AM, Dr. Hawkins wrote: > > As for on screen display, an eps should be far simpler than the containers > for video and so forth. > Also, an eps is/should be the preferred format for a business's logo, for the same scaling reasons. -- Dr. Richard

Re: ouch: the beginning of the end

2017-03-03 Thread Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode
On Fri, Mar 3, 2017 at 12:44 PM, Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode < use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: > What's wrong with an SVG image? > > I suppose those work too. -- Dr. Richard E. Hawkins, Esq. (702) 508-8462 ___ use-livecode mailing list

Re: ouch: the beginning of the end

2017-03-03 Thread Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode
On Fri, Mar 3, 2017 at 1:29 PM, Paul Dupuis via use-livecode < use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: > So the XPDF viewer lets you grab the text from PDFs, the formattedRect > of any selected Text, and the page (or ant portion of the rendered page) > as an Image in addition to just viewing a PDF

Re: breakpoints being ignored

2017-03-08 Thread Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode
On Wed, Mar 8, 2017 at 8:51 AM, dunbarx via use-livecode < use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: > This is SO annoying. I know one can get used to anything, but, sheesh. > > We need to get used to getting used to new forms of the PCDs being ignored . . . -- Dr. Richard E. Hawkins, Esq. (702)

Re: breakpoints being ignored

2017-03-08 Thread Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode
On Wed, Mar 8, 2017 at 3:13 PM, J. Landman Gay via use-livecode < use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: > I haven't seen it in a while either. Craig is still on v6 though. Wow. I had so much problem with v6 and breakpoints that I never used it! -- Dr. Richard E. Hawkins, Esq. (702) 508-8462

Re: "ouch: the beginning of the end"

2017-03-06 Thread Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode
On Mon, Mar 6, 2017 at 12:02 PM, Andre Garzia wrote: > If your objective is just displaying a PDF then you can use a RevBrowser > window to do that, and even use PDF.js if you want: > The intent is to display the pdf file that is about to be created, so that the user can

Re: ouch: the beginning of the end

2017-03-04 Thread Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode
On Fri, Mar 3, 2017 at 8:07 PM, Bob Sneidar via use-livecode < use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: > err... are the forms already created? Or are you trying to create the > forms from scratch programaticaly? If the former, I wrote an application > that does just that. I first create a fillable

Re: ouch: the beginning of the end

2017-03-04 Thread Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode
On Fri, Mar 3, 2017 at 8:10 PM, Bob Sneidar via use-livecode < use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: > What is this XPDF viewer you speak of? Not showing up in the LC dictionary. a unix pdf display program. -- Dr. Richard E. Hawkins, Esq. (702) 508-8462

Re: UI design problem

2017-03-04 Thread Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode
On Sat, Mar 4, 2017 at 2:04 PM, tbodine via use-livecode < use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: > Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode wrote > > pass mousedown > > Err, no I didn't :) But my though would be after pasting, to move the image control (slider, group, whate

Re: ouch: the beginning of the end

2017-03-04 Thread Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode
On Sat, Mar 4, 2017 at 2:05 AM, Lagi Pittas via use-livecode < use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: > If You HAVE tom use the ACTUAL government PDF and be pixel perfect then how > can you be printing anything of any type out as a pdf > whether with eps or any changed fields - maybe I haen't read

Re: "ouch: the beginning of the end"

2017-03-03 Thread Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode
On Fri, Mar 3, 2017 at 1:27 AM, Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode < use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: > I have just tried to import an EPS file in LC 9.0.0 DP-5 on Linux > and couldn't find any menu that would let me do that. > Didn't that depend upon the linux in question supporting

Re: Anyone doing a LiveCode Community Chat Bot? Wondering

2017-03-02 Thread Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode
On Wed, Mar 1, 2017 at 7:27 PM, Alejandro Tejada via use-livecode < use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: > Now that I remember, Scott McDonald also included a chatbot "Dr. Eliza" in > his book about LiveCode games (page 71-77): > And how did that make you feel? :) -- Dr. Richard E. Hawkins,

Re: "ouch: the beginning of the end"

2017-03-02 Thread Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode
On Thu, Mar 2, 2017 at 3:24 PM, J. Landman Gay via use-livecode < use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: > I don't know much about EPS or how it relates to PDF. But on Linux, LC > supports EPS objects. Mac is sorta/kinda Linux. I wonder if something could > be done about that. > At thepdf export

Re: Is it just the IDE that crashes, or are standalone at risk?

2017-03-02 Thread Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode
And today I note that most of the crashes come while attempting to save stacks (thus my suspicion that it's related to that specific bug) ___ use-livecode mailing list use-livecode@lists.runrev.com Please visit this url to subscribe, unsubscribe and

"ouch: the beginning of the end"

2017-03-02 Thread Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode
I just got off the phone with the court clerk in Reno, and received the beginning of the end . . .I figured it would come from some state or anther in a year or two, but they are requiring me to use the *exact* pdf as propagated by the court. As livecode is not capable of rendering a pdf page or

Re: breakpoints being ignored

2017-03-07 Thread Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode
On Tue, Mar 7, 2017 at 6:12 PM, Mike Kerner via use-livecode < use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: > It's ignoring the "breakpoint" text, too, not just the dots. > I see that, but less frequently. "Send in . . ." seems to be related to that. > > Anyway, I trashed my preferences and it seems

Re: breakpoints being ignored

2017-03-07 Thread Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode
On Tue, Mar 7, 2017 at 5:36 PM, Mike Kerner via use-livecode < use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: > breakpoint still doesn't fire. This is why I call them "Pirate Code Dots" (pad). The IDE sees them as merely advisory . . . And I'm again seeing the behavior that a red dot in a script that

Re: [OT] Phishing prevention

2017-04-17 Thread Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode
On Mon, Apr 17, 2017 at 9:26 AM, J. Landman Gay via use-livecode < use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: > I use different browsers for different things. I opened the link with a > browser that has everything turned off. No javascript, no cookies, no > images. I got tipped off to slimjet, a

cannot correctly check keys of array stored as a custom prooperty

2017-04-17 Thread Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode
I have an elaborate routine that sorts through my stacks to find the needed variables, and it saves the array, with the name as a key and the variable type as a property, in my master stack. ("set the swizzle of stack whosit to myArray") This gets used as an integrity check when opening data

Re: cannot correctly check keys of array stored as a custom prooperty

2017-04-17 Thread Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode
On Mon, Apr 17, 2017 at 3:54 PM, Bob Sneidar via use-livecode < use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: > Doesn't the script editor's variable viewer now display the elements of an > array? Can you check it there? Yep. And the element shows there, and also in the property inspector for the

Re: controlNames deprecated??

2017-07-29 Thread Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode
On Fri, Jul 28, 2017 at 3:13 PM, Mark Wieder via use-livecode < use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: > > I recently had a brief flirtation with Firefox for a few weeks, then gave > up in disgust and went back to Chrome. Web browsers are such memory hogs > these days. I used slimjet for a few

Re: E.T.

2017-07-29 Thread Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode
On Sat, Jul 29, 2017 at 1:25 AM, Phil Davis via use-livecode < use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: > > You could distribute your product on flash drives and require that they be > plugged in during use. Each flash drive (thumb drive, whatever) has a > unique ID in its firmware that the OS (and

merge() only evaluating first expression?

2017-08-02 Thread Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode
Before I file the bug report, I want to check that this is an error (or am I missing something I have the custom property blElQry with value SELECT kywd FROM [[dhtbl_dat]] WHERE kywd LIKE '[[the leadFdWc of srcRw]]%' ESCAPE '\' ORDER BY kywd However, the single quote appears to be blocking

Re: Hackintosh

2017-08-02 Thread Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode
On Wed, Aug 2, 2017 at 2:24 PM, Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode < use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: > > > I have just changed my Devawriter licensing system so that each > instantiation of it that I sell is tied to the MAC address of > an individual computer. Therefore there is nothing to

Re: Made with . . .

2017-08-02 Thread Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode
On Wed, Aug 2, 2017 at 2:33 PM, Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode < use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: > > > I will be forever grateful to the Livecode team that they have saved me > from having to learn C++. > I've lost track of how many languages I've learned and used over the last

Re: how to get the value of a custom property if the name of the cProperty is in a variable?

2017-08-02 Thread Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode
On Wed, Aug 2, 2017 at 2:36 PM, Mark Waddingham via use-livecode < use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: > You can put the name of the property into a local var and use that (unless > I misunderstood the problem). > That's what I do > > > Of course, if you'd like to file a bug report /

Re: merge() only evaluating first expression?

2017-08-02 Thread Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode
On Wed, Aug 2, 2017 at 1:00 PM, Mark Waddingham via use-livecode < use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: > If you evaluate the second expression in that merge in the context (i.e. > Same handler) of the call to merge does it throw an error? > Ahh, it was viciously subtle (and visibly taunting)

Re: how to get the value of a custom property if the name of the cProperty is in a variable?

2017-08-02 Thread Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode
On Wed, Aug 2, 2017 at 10:25 AM, Klaus major-k via use-livecode < use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: > > answer the tMyVar of this cd > This is an area that is awkward in live code. The use of unquoted literals for this is inconsistent with most of live code (but quoting would be

Re: Hackintosh

2017-08-02 Thread Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode
On Wed, Aug 2, 2017 at 9:13 AM, Bob Sneidar via use-livecode < use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: > Not to start a riot or anything, but I wasn't aware discussions could > violate a copyright. > > Under some legal systems, discussions about how to engage in a crime, and encouraging others to

Re: Hackintosh

2017-08-02 Thread Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode
On Wed, Aug 2, 2017 at 1:18 PM, Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode < use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: > "a fuzzy line" > > Sounds a bit like the Emperor's USA/Mexico wall. > > Nah, it was Representative Lincoln that questioned where the line was, not Santa Anna . . . :) -- Dr. Richard E.

Re: MouseDown sent to button in group, but MouseUp sent to card

2017-08-03 Thread Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode
On Thu, Aug 3, 2017 at 5:54 AM, dunbarx via use-livecode < use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: > > Note: If there is no mouseWithin handler in the target object's script, no > mouseWithin message is sent, even if there is a mouseWithin handler in an > object that's further along the message

Re: how to get the value of a custom property if the name of the cProperty is in a variable?

2017-08-03 Thread Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode
On Wed, Aug 2, 2017 at 8:39 PM, Monte Goulding via use-livecode < use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: > > Er… why if you know the name wouldn’t you type it unquoted? Are you really > suggesting to put any expression there? The property/function ambiguity > with `the` will make our heads

Re: MouseDown sent to button in group, but MouseUp sent to card

2017-08-03 Thread Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode
On Thu, Aug 3, 2017 at 1:16 PM, Monte Goulding via use-livecode < use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: > > A better mouseWithin would be something like this: > > local sMouseWithin = false > > on mouseEnter >put true into sMouseWithin > end mouseEnter > that would take some serious work on

Re: [OT-ish] Updating MacBook from El Capitan to Sierra to install Xcode 8.3+

2017-08-03 Thread Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode
On Thu, Aug 3, 2017 at 1:13 PM, Colin Holgate via use-livecode < use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: > It’s High Sierra that has APFS, and I did have major problems in trying > that. It may be better by now, but when I had to wipe my drive I went back > to regular HFS+. I would expect that

Re: Hackintosh

2017-08-03 Thread Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode
On Thu, Aug 3, 2017 at 2:35 PM, Bob Sneidar via use-livecode < use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: > The French revolution, the Russian revolution. Point out the > longest lived totalitarian state that still exists today. They all fall > eventually > Rome, however, took 1,500 years from the

Re: MouseDown sent to button in group, but MouseUp sent to card

2017-08-03 Thread Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode
On Thu, Aug 3, 2017 at 1:38 PM, hh via use-livecode < use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: > > Monte wrote: > > ... G drinking holiday ;-) > tsk, tsk. Alcohol and math don't mix: don't drink and derive! [*duck*] -- Dr. Richard E. Hawkins, Esq. (702) 508-8462

Re: MouseDown sent to button in group, but MouseUp sent to card

2017-08-03 Thread Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode
On Thu, Aug 3, 2017 at 4:29 PM, Mark Wieder via use-livecode < use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: > On 08/03/2017 02:58 PM, Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode wrote: > > tsk, tsk. >> >> Alcohol and math don't mix: don't drink and derive! >> > > They d

Re: Forum: Waves of Russian Nonsense

2017-08-15 Thread Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode
On Tue, Aug 15, 2017 at 5:51 AM, Mark Waddingham via use-livecode < use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: > > > Anyway, this has been on Heather's mind - hopefully she will come up with > an alternate solution in due course. > I assume that the software uses either mySQL or postgreSQL? The

Re: Bug 20255 - Simple Loop Labeling

2017-08-11 Thread Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode
On Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 6:24 PM, Monte Goulding via use-livecode < use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: > > 2. automagical maintenance if the comments exist and you change the > conditio > Oooh, yes; automagical maintenance would be wonderful! (really? my spellchecker recognizes "automagical"

Re: [OT] Draconian computer company policies, was: Mobile LC Apps Downloading Stacks After installation

2017-08-11 Thread Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode
On Fri, Aug 11, 2017 at 9:54 AM, Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode < use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: > Well, I always drive below the speed limit and I always wear a seatbelt > (and have always done so whether or not it was > a legal requirement in the country I happened to be living in

Re: common code patterns

2017-08-10 Thread Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode
On Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 11:12 AM, Jerry Jensen via use-livecode < use-livecode@lists.runrev.com> wrote: > Switch constructs without breaks are almost like having a 21st century > “goto”. You can really make a mess if you try. While doing the code for my dissertation, I actually found that I

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