Re: Call for testing with 6.6.2 RC3

2014-05-04 Thread Earthednet-wp
I'm having troubles with making snapshots on this release. I have numerous images and the snapshot (previously fine on 6.6) is not reliably working, even tho I have is wrapped in wait 0.1 seconds with messages. A test stack worked, so it may be the other images on my card. I'll try some other

Re: Call for testing with 6.6.2 RC3

2014-05-05 Thread Earthednet-wp
Jacqueline, I have a very simple test stack the moves 3 colored rectangles to random positions, then takes a snapshot. Without a wait before the snapshot command, it doesn't get the snapshot. Or, it takes the snapshot before the randomization finishes. I'm new to livecode, so I'm not sure what

OT Mavericks mail

2014-05-05 Thread Earthednet-wp
Folks, My mail server won't come online and I've read that a lot of folks are having mail server showing up offline, on Mavericks. Probably related to the ssl bug. I'm wasting a lot of time trying things. Anybody got a fix for this? Fortunately, my iPad email still works. Thanks, Bill William

Re: Call for testing with 6.6.2 RC3

2014-05-06 Thread Earthednet-wp
Jacqueline, Thanks, I'll file a bug report. Bill William Prothero http://es.earthednet.org On May 6, 2014, at 10:41 PM, J. Landman Gay jac...@hyperactivesw.com wrote: On 5/6/14, 3:26 PM, William Prothero wrote: The complete code to test snapShot in my test stack is below. It runs ok in

Re: Modularising Code

2014-05-08 Thread Earthednet-wp
Folks, What I am doing is using the stack script of substacks to hold code modules. This way, the search command works nicely. If I use external stacks for my libraries the search command doesn't seem to have an option to include them in a search without including the entire library, which

Snapshot quirks bug

2014-05-08 Thread Earthednet-wp
Folks, FYI, I just got a confirmation notice from livecode about my bug report about snapshot quirks, failures. It's bug 12404. Man, these guys are really on top of things! Best, Bill William Prothero http://es.earthednet.org On May 8, 2014, at 3:06 AM, Neil Roger n...@runrev.com wrote:

Re: Modularising Code

2014-05-08 Thread Earthednet-wp
Thanks for the reference to Richard's page! Excellent! It clarified some items I've had on my mind. Btw, Dar's post suggests to me that one could create an infinite loop if there was a script in the substack that passed a message, then a script with the same name in the main stack also passed

Re: [OFF] Cool Plugins

2014-05-10 Thread Earthednet-wp
I completely agree. Naive or new users can provide invaluable input to documentation authors. Bill William Prothero http://es.earthednet.org Being here asking questions is a valuable contribution in itself. For every question posted here there are many subscribers who had the same

Re: [ANN] tmControl2 First Release

2014-06-01 Thread Earthednet-wp
Scott, This looks awesome! It should save me loads of time when I put my app on iPad. I'm going to buy it as soon as I get onto my work computer. For this much work, the price seems quite fair. Best regards, Bill William Prothero http://es.earthednet.org On Jun 1, 2014, at 12:45 AM, Scott

Re: Memory and CPU Usage Script

2014-06-06 Thread Earthednet-wp
Kay, Thanks for that. It may come in handy some time. Bill William Prothero http://es.earthednet.org On Jun 6, 2014, at 4:38 AM, Kay C Lan lan.kc.macm...@gmail.com wrote: For the first time, on OS X, I ran out of memory. Whilst Activity Monitor is good, it doesn’t really give you a way to

Re: please help!!

2014-06-08 Thread Earthednet-wp
I've had similar problems using the snapshot command, where the engine seems to get behind. My latest problem was my own fault, though where I had locked the screen and it couldn't update. What fooled me was that when I put in a breakpoint, the breakpoint unlocked the screen and it looked as I

Re: Learning about server

2014-06-10 Thread Earthednet-wp
Dar, I'd definitely buy your book. Some of the things I would be interested in is how to create a reasonable looking ui, which will require html5, JavaScript, and css3. I've dabbled in all 3 of these but since I use them rarely, it's a pain to use them. It would be nice to have a prescription

Re: Ordinal numbers

2014-07-04 Thread Earthednet-wp
+1 Bill William Prothero http://es.earthednet.org On Jul 4, 2014, at 9:09 AM, Mark Wieder mwie...@ahsoftware.net wrote: Richmond- Friday, July 4, 2014, 1:04:33 AM, you wrote: My feature request would be to REMOVE the ordinals! Then one could ONLY do: delete char 3 and so on and

Re: Arrays in LC [was: Re: [TAO] value() to obtain pointer functionality]

2014-08-20 Thread Earthednet-wp
Richard, I'm still pretty new to livecode, so my first exposure to LC arrays left me a bit skeptical. I am an experienced Director programmer and had gotten very fluent with lingo property lists, which is the closest analogy to the LC array. In Lingo (Director's main language), there are

Re: Sunset, sunrise, twilight calculations in LC?

2014-08-23 Thread Earthednet-wp
I found this link. It might be easier to convert this code to LC. http://williams.best.vwh.net/sunrise_sunset_algorithm.htm Bill William Prothero http://es.earthednet.org On Aug 23, 2014, at 5:17 AM, Richmond richmondmathew...@gmail.com wrote: On 23/08/14 15:13, FlexibleLearning.com wrote:

Re: Sunset, sunrise, twilight calculations in LC?

2014-08-23 Thread Earthednet-wp
, e.g. floor(-4.0) should be -4. Bill William Prothero http://es.earthednet.org On Aug 23, 2014, at 8:09 AM, Richmond richmondmathew...@gmail.com wrote: On 23/08/14 17:44, Earthednet-wp wrote: I found this link. It might be easier to convert this code to LC. http://williams.best.vwh.net

Re: Should dispatch be extended for timers?

2014-08-27 Thread Earthednet-wp
I've wondered what, specifically, blocking means. Does it mean that there are no idle messages sent? What is being blocked? Bill William Prothero http://es.earthednet.org On Aug 27, 2014, at 8:16 AM, Bob Sneidar bobsnei...@iotecdigital.com wrote: You cannot dispatch in time. But you can

Re: Sunset, sunrise, twilight calculations in LC?

2014-08-27 Thread Earthednet-wp
Beware: This function fails when the number is a negative integer. Bill function Floor pValue if pValue 0 then return trunc(pValue) - 1 else return trunc(pValue) end Floor William Prothero http://es.earthednet.org On Aug 27, 2014, at 9:11 AM, Bob Sneidar bobsnei...@iotecdigital.com wrote:

Re: [OT] Spies under the bed.

2014-08-31 Thread Earthednet-wp
An attorney relative of mine is a lawyer who specializes in Drunk while driving cases. He found that when he sent emails to his clients using gmail, with the word DUI, his clients, on their webmail pages, had ads for DUI lawyers (his competitors) on their browser pages. Needless to say, he

Re: preOpenStack

2014-09-07 Thread Earthednet-wp
Terence, Interesting, but it seems counter-intuitive to have a handler that references the stack being required to be on a card script. Which card? I assume it's the card that first opens in the stack? Bill William Prothero http://es.earthednet.org On Sep 7, 2014, at 12:02 AM, Terence Heaford

Re: preOpenStack

2014-09-07 Thread Earthednet-wp
Mark, Ok, you answered my concern. I guess it's another item to add to the dictionary somehow. Bill William Prothero http://es.earthednet.org On Sep 7, 2014, at 8:22 AM, Mark Wieder mwie...@ahsoftware.net wrote: Terence Heaford t.heaford@... writes: Putting it in the card script does

Re: Making data plots

2014-09-08 Thread Earthednet-wp
Folks, Thanks for all the good ideas. For line plots, I do create a line and set the points of the line to the values I want. For plots with discrete symbols (there may be many thousands), I draw directly into an image using a derivative of code I got from Colin's simple draw program. This

Re: Slowdown when putting symbols into image data

2014-09-09 Thread Earthednet-wp
I'll drink to that, too. It will save me reprogramming my plot routines. Bill William Prothero http://es.earthednet.org On Sep 9, 2014, at 7:42 PM, J. Landman Gay jac...@hyperactivesw.com wrote: On 9/9/2014, 6:17 PM, Alex Tweedly wrote: accessing bytes (or historically chars) is 'direct' -

Re: Slowdown when putting symbols into image data

2014-09-10 Thread Earthednet-wp
Alex, Thanks so much for looking into this! Bill William Prothero http://es.earthednet.org On Sep 10, 2014, at 6:28 AM, Alex Tweedly a...@tweedly.net wrote: On 10/09/2014 00:17, Alex Tweedly wrote: I'll go experiment -- Alex. Experimenting with copying a block of bytes in 7.0.0 RC1

Re: How do you grant executing rights to your app for all users?

2014-09-29 Thread Earthednet-wp
Tiemo, What I do is use the finder for this action. Single click on the app bundle, use the menu at the top to get info. An info window comes up and there is a little popup at the bottom where you can set access rights. You should then use the adjacent popup to make all files in the same

Re: Problem/strange behavior with older version of Mergpop (2.0.7) and Retina screens?

2014-09-29 Thread Earthednet-wp
There was a problem with snapshot that, I think, got fixed in 6.7, or possibly one of the 6.6 releases. I use snapshot heavily in my app, reported a bug a while ago, and it was verified and fixed. You might try one of the newer releases. I'm doing all of my work on 7.0 now, and the app I'm

Re: AW: How do you grant executing rights to your app for all users?

2014-09-30 Thread Earthednet-wp
you set execution right via the info menu? Tiemo -Ursprüngliche Nachricht- Von: use-livecode [mailto:use-livecode-boun...@lists.runrev.com] Im Auftrag von Earthednet-wp Gesendet: Montag, 29. September 2014 16:55 An: How to use LiveCode Betreff: Re: How do you grant executing

Re: Can you please enlighten me on the LiveCode versions?

2014-10-18 Thread Earthednet-wp
Is it possible to build a standalone in LC 7 rc3 at this time? Unfortunately, I have been working in 7 for awhile and want to have a standalone in January. Bill William Prothero http://es.earthednet.org On Oct 18, 2014, at 12:12 AM, Kay C Lan lan.kc.macm...@gmail.com wrote: On Fri, Oct 17,

Re: Can you please enlighten me on the LiveCode versions?

2014-10-18 Thread Earthednet-wp
still haven't tries to make a standalone in LC, so Bill William Prothero http://es.earthednet.org On Oct 18, 2014, at 3:05 PM, Richard Gaskin ambassa...@fourthworld.com wrote: Earthednet-wp wrote: Is it possible to build a standalone in LC 7 rc3 at this time? Unfortunately

Re: how to disturb newbies

2014-10-25 Thread Earthednet-wp
If there was a way to include user comments from a link in the dictionary entry, it would be helpful to those who work to improve the dictionary. Or perhaps a direct link to the location where dictionary bugs are reported. Many of the comments would probably be made by newer users, who wouldn't

Re: how to disturb newbies

2014-10-26 Thread Earthednet-wp
Folks, To me, allowing the entire LC user base to modify the dictionary that we all use, will cause more problems than it solves. Richard's idea to form a team of experienced live coders to at least review additions and changes and brainstorm improvements is a great idea. Also, a feature that

Re: [TEASER] Book about LiveCode Application Architecture

2014-11-10 Thread Earthednet-wp
Andre, I would buy this book. I would be also interested in various strategies for organizing code for large projects, and auto update strategies. Good luck, Bill William Prothero http://es.earthednet.org On Nov 9, 2014, at 6:41 PM, Andre Alves Garzia an...@andregarzia.com wrote: Hey

Re: Whats the proper way to show a help field?

2014-11-18 Thread Earthednet-wp
Al, Ahah! Didn't know there was a mouse move message. Thanks! Bill On Nov 18, 2014, at 5:58 PM, Alejandro Tejada capellan2...@gmail.com wrote: Hi William, Still not well from Cold, but here is a very simple method: Create a small field named cursorpos Create an opaque rectangle

Re: Whats the proper way to show a help field?

2014-11-18 Thread Earthednet-wp
Yeah, I use the tool tips a lot. But the field I need displays the x,y values under a data plot, as the user moves the mouse within the plot axes boundary. . In that way, the user gets a convenient way of getting values from a data plot. Bill William Prothero http://es.earthednet.org On Nov

Re: Whats the proper way to show a help field?

2014-11-19 Thread Earthednet-wp
-Original Message- From: Earthednet-wp proth...@earthednet.org To: How to use LiveCode use-livecode@lists.runrev.com Sent: Wed, Nov 19, 2014 1:04 am Subject: Re: Whats the proper way to show a help field? Yeah, I use the tool tips a lot. But the field I need displays the x,y values under

Re: External files in Standalones

2014-11-27 Thread Earthednet-wp
Tom, I've been developing a large app in LC, while learning LC, and am just now at the stage of building a standalone. So, I haven't faced the apple store requirements yet. I guess I should spend more time looking at the forums, because for now I've concentrated on this list for info, and

Re: [OT] baby

2014-11-27 Thread Earthednet-wp
Congrats on a new life adventure. Bill William Prothero http://es.earthednet.org On Nov 27, 2014, at 12:14 PM, Monte Goulding mo...@sweattechnologies.com wrote: Hi Folks We just had a baby so I won't be able to get to mergExt related questions for a few days. Rebecca(mum) and

Re: Bug reported for crashing LC V7.0.1(rc2)

2014-12-02 Thread Earthednet-wp
Bob, Not half as funny as some of the substitutions that autocorrect can make, if I don't carefully proofread my emails. Best, Bill William Prothero http://es.earthednet.org On Dec 2, 2014, at 7:47 AM, Bob Sneidar bobsnei...@iotecdigital.com wrote: Oh. heh heh. This is the product of my

Re: How to open a second window w/o disturbing calling stack.

2014-12-03 Thread Earthednet-wp
Graham, Thanks for checking this. I'm working in lcv7.0, on Mavericks. I'll retest. Sometimes LC needs to be restarted to get things working right. Unfortunately, V7.0.1 ( rc2) crashes on one of my operations, so I'm using v7.0, which crashes on quit. Oh well, hope it gets fixed next release.

Re: Error; Tree not made

2014-12-07 Thread Earthednet-wp
Jim, You can download the free community version on the livecode site. I think that will save you a lot of grief and provide you a more rewarding experience. Bill William Prothero http://es.earthednet.org On Dec 6, 2014, at 6:07 PM, Jim Beckmann jimbeckm...@comcast.net wrote: I use a very

Re: Using polygon as line and childControlNames

2014-12-07 Thread Earthednet-wp
Terry, Try delete object of group me I had a similar issue and this fixed it. Bill William Prothero http://es.earthednet.org On Dec 7, 2014, at 1:17 AM, Terence Heaford t.heaf...@btinternet.com wrote: I use polygons to draw a line using this script. Me is a group. on drawLine

Scorm

2013-09-18 Thread Earthednet-wp
Folks, Has anybody made SCORM compliant livecode modules? It would be wonderful to find a template or helper app to create one. Best, Bill William Prothero http://es.earthednet.org ___ use-livecode mailing list use-livecode@lists.runrev.com Please

Re: Pitch shifting Audio

2013-09-21 Thread Earthednet-wp
Midi would be a very different setup than digital audio. In midi, only events need to be sent, while digital audio, especially independent tempo and pitch translation require some fancy signal processing. Bill William Prothero http://es.earthednet.org On Sep 21, 2013, at 6:59 AM, René Micout

Re: Using Post tData?

2013-09-22 Thread Earthednet-wp
John, I use post and php for remote MySQL database interaction. To use the LC MySQL commands directly, you have to open permissions to the database to the world (assuming your app accesses it). This makes an extremely insecure system. You can open an ssh tunnel using shell commands, but I find

Re: Hacking the GUI

2013-10-08 Thread Earthednet-wp
The docs under point, in the docs accessed through the script editor mention adding points. Bill William Prothero http://es.earthednet.org On Oct 8, 2013, at 4:38 PM, Alex Tweedly a...@tweedly.net wrote: I don't believe you can do that, I've always just added item by item - but I could

Re: Hacking the GUI

2013-10-08 Thread Earthednet-wp
Folks, Thanks for the comments. What I'm doing is dragging an image that is larger than the viewing area. I set the loc of the image (according to the mouseloc) inside a repeat loop. The general idea is below. On drag repeat while the mouseStillDown --set the loc of the image according

Re: Hacking the GUI

2013-10-09 Thread Earthednet-wp
, Earthednet-wp proth...@earthednet.org wrote: Folks, Thanks for the comments. What I'm doing is dragging an image that is larger than the viewing area. I set the loc of the image (according to the mouseloc) inside a repeat loop. The general idea is below. On drag repeat while

Re: Is there a way to stop execution?

2014-01-19 Thread Earthednet-wp
Thanks, Stephen. I did notice that some of the toolbar menus worked, tho, so I could save the file anyway before I nuked it. Bill William Prothero http://es.earthednet.org On Jan 19, 2014, at 2:20 PM, stephen barncard stephenrevoluti...@barncard.com wrote: On Sun, Jan 19, 2014 at 12:50

Re: The status of 6.5.1

2014-01-19 Thread Earthednet-wp
Tom, I'm a Director escapee too and I can't tell you how refreshing it is to be working with livecode now. Bill William Prothero http://es.earthednet.org On Jan 19, 2014, at 4:40 PM, tbodine lvhd...@gmail.com wrote: So far, I find the resolution independence and fullscreen features of 6.5.1

Re: [OT] MIA

2014-01-21 Thread Earthednet-wp
My sincere condolences, Monte. I think losing a child is one of the saddest things that can happen to a parent. Bill William Prothero http://es.earthednet.org On Jan 20, 2014, at 9:31 PM, Paul Hibbert paulhibb...@mac.com wrote: So sorry to hear your sad news, sincere condolences. Paul

Re: [OT?] Bad news???

2014-01-24 Thread Earthednet-wp
Richard, Appreciating your positive spin on happenings, I am. Bill William Prothero http://es.earthednet.org On Jan 24, 2014, at 11:31 AM, Richard Gaskin ambassa...@fourthworld.com wrote: Richmond wrote: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25851739#threeG Why the hell are they

Re: [OT?] Bad news???

2014-01-24 Thread Earthednet-wp
You folks are talking broadly about trying to create change in a system that may have little incentive for change. What I have found is that among the groups of those resistant to change, you need to find at least one person who finds your solution interesting, intriguing, or what not. You get

Re: 'Hopping' in the IDE?

2014-01-28 Thread Earthednet-wp
I get the same behavior with 6.5.1 Bill William Prothero http://es.earthednet.org On Jan 28, 2014, at 6:09 AM, dunb...@aol.com wrote: Graham. I have seen something like this sporadically as well. I think it comes more with if statements though. As you say, they are harmless but

Re: Best Practice for Library Stacks

2014-02-13 Thread Earthednet-wp
I also am concerned with the organization of large script libraries. I like the idea of putting libraries into buttons, then copying them into the front script at startup. When you say there is a limit of some number of scripts, what counts for a script? Is a single script counted as all the

Re: Best Practice for Library Stacks

2014-02-13 Thread Earthednet-wp
, the method wouldn't be very useful for library purposes. Bill William Prothero http://es.earthednet.org On Feb 13, 2014, at 7:46 AM, Richard Gaskin ambassa...@fourthworld.com wrote: Earthednet-wp wrote: I like the idea of putting libraries into buttons, then copying them into the front

Re: Delete char in string

2014-02-19 Thread Earthednet-wp
What about: Replace char 1 of mystring with Bill William Prothero http://es.earthednet.org On Feb 19, 2014, at 4:28 AM, Richmond richmondmathew...@gmail.com wrote: On 19/02/14 14:09, John Dixon wrote: as in something like this... put char 2 to (the number of chars of fld 1) of fld 1

Script local variables

2014-02-22 Thread Earthednet-wp
Mats' posting on encryption difficulties got me thinking about local variables. Are they supposed to persist after the script is done executing, so that the next time a handler within that script is called, they can be expected to hold previously set values? I notice that they don't. Or would

Re: offset broken?

2014-02-23 Thread Earthednet-wp
Folks, Perhaps I missed it in the docs, but I didn't see where it said the char count returned by offset was measured from the skipped chars count. I do skim, so could have easily missed the fine print. The way that it's implemented means to get the char position of the found char, you need

Re: offset broken?

2014-02-23 Thread Earthednet-wp
Prothero http://es.earthednet.org On Feb 23, 2014, at 2:41 PM, J. Landman Gay jac...@hyperactivesw.com wrote: On 2/23/14, 2:53 PM, Earthednet-wp wrote: Folks, Perhaps I missed it in the docs, but I didn't see where it said the char count returned by offset was measured from the skipped

Re: Fairly offensive message - Domain does not exist

2014-02-24 Thread Earthednet-wp
Folks, I've been following this discussion with interest and, as a newby to livecode, but with a history going back to HyperCard and Supercard, you might be interested in my perspective. I've programmed in Fortran, Pascal, C, Corona, Php, Adobe Director (extensively) and Basic, so I've been

Re: Fairly offensive message - Domain does not exist

2014-02-25 Thread Earthednet-wp
Bob, Sounds like your forms generator could be very useful to me, too. Any plans to share, make public, or .? Bill William Prothero http://es.earthednet.org On Feb 25, 2014, at 12:38 AM, Matthias Rebbe | M-R-D matthias_livecode_150...@m-r-d.de wrote: Bob, Am 25.02.2014 um 02:17

Re: [OT] or may be not..

2014-03-07 Thread Earthednet-wp
Interesting. Built in flash. Bill William Prothero http://es.earthednet.org On Mar 6, 2014, at 9:34 PM, Thierry Douez th.do...@gmail.com wrote: Hi all, Just find these 2 projects so amazing... Hope some of you will too , and if not, sorry for the noise :)

Re: Using Mobile Pick Lists in the IDE

2014-03-07 Thread Earthednet-wp
Me too, Bill William Prothero http://es.earthednet.org On Mar 7, 2014, at 10:41 PM, PystCat pyst...@gmail.com wrote: I second that. On Mar 7, 2014, at 10:53 PM, John j...@onechip.com wrote: Ralph, Although I am not working on anything that could use this currently, it sounds

Re: [OT] My son's fried laptop

2014-03-15 Thread Earthednet-wp
Richmond, No warranty? If it were me, I'd google the laptop type for user experiences first, to see if the laptop is generally crap. Then, if the motherboard isn't more expensive than the original laptop, and you want the laptop, it might be worth it. But it's definitely a personal choice. Bill

Re: Sending mail (invisibly) from inside a Mac LC app

2014-03-28 Thread Earthednet-wp
Richard, I implemented a php script to send mail to me, with some diagnostic information, when my Director program threw a script error. I am not at my desktop, so can't tell you the exact way to find it, but I am sure you can google it. You just post your message and destination to the php

Re: Sending mail (invisibly) from inside a Mac LC app

2014-03-29 Thread Earthednet-wp
Folks, Unfortunately, invisibly sending information about your online activities is a common situation. We don't expect it in standalone apps, but who deals only with standalone these days? I know of no other environment where I am presented with at least several attempts, per day, to do

Re: Advice of cheap/free online server

2014-03-29 Thread Earthednet-wp
Google WAMP. On the Mac, it's MAMP. Easy to install, contains Apache, MySQL, and php. You can run it on your desktop computer. Also, free. Install is trivial. You can install the LC server on it and do your testing. It's so easy I don't know why more folks don't suggest it. Bill William

Re: Change to the label property in 6.7

2014-03-29 Thread Earthednet-wp
Didn't the release notes say it wouldn't run on lion anymore? Bill William Prothero http://es.earthednet.org On Mar 29, 2014, at 12:36 PM, Peter Haworth p...@lcsql.com wrote: I've been looking into my stacks to see how they will be affected by the change to the way the label property of an

Re: Advice of cheap/free online server

2014-03-30 Thread Earthednet-wp
, minimal traffic) can I just keep it on this dedicated PC of mine ? Guess I just need to buy a domain? Is that correct? Remember, please don't laugh... Sent from my iPhone On 30 Mar 2014, at 10:32 am, Earthednet-wp proth...@earthednet.org wrote: Google WAMP. On the Mac, it's MAMP. Easy

Re: Advice of cheap/free online server

2014-03-30 Thread Earthednet-wp
build.. Am I correct with this line of thinking? Sent from my iPhone On 30 Mar 2014, at 4:58 pm, Earthednet-wp proth...@earthednet.org wrote: Nakia, On the Mac, which is the only system I've tried it on, you get a ready to go installation. You can set it to have a different port

Re: Sending mail (invisibly) from inside a Mac LC app

2014-04-01 Thread Earthednet-wp
In 100% agreement. Bill William Prothero http://es.earthednet.org On Apr 1, 2014, at 5:27 PM, Bob Sneidar bobsnei...@iotecdigital.com wrote: To play the Devil’s advocate so to speak, we had people downloading and installing wares and peer to peer software, and then sharing illegal copies

Using google maps

2014-04-02 Thread Earthednet-wp
Has anybody implemented Google Maps or Google Earth? I notice the mergeMK external looks like it has some nice features. I'd be interested in anybody's experience and particularly if the mergeMK external is expected to work with livecode 7. Best, Bill William Prothero http://es.earthednet.org

Re: Using google maps

2014-04-02 Thread Earthednet-wp
John, It looks like I can run Google Earth in a browser window using JavaScript. Is that the best way to access it? I would prefer a solution that works on both mobile and desktop. Bill Bill William Prothero http://es.earthednet.org On Apr 2, 2014, at 8:26 AM, John Dixon dixo...@hotmail.co.uk

Re: Updated app on the iOS store

2014-04-03 Thread Earthednet-wp
Gary, I'm on an iPad 2 with iOS 7. I get the opening screen and clock and top left menu, but it is frozen there. Nothing I touch makes anything happen. Bill William Prothero http://es.earthednet.org On Apr 2, 2014, at 10:59 PM, Gerry Orkin gerry.or...@gmail.com wrote: Comrades An old app

Re: Kill a handler

2014-04-03 Thread Earthednet-wp
Actually, you can kill the process right on the activity monitor. Bill William Prothero http://es.earthednet.org On Apr 3, 2014, at 5:37 PM, Bob Sneidar bobsnei...@iotecdigital.com wrote: GOD BLESS YOU SIR! How many a frustrated night I’ve spent with an unresponsive SQL server, waiting for

Re: [OT] Xojo

2014-04-10 Thread Earthednet-wp
When I was considering a move to Livecode, after spending some time with Corona, I looked fairly seriously at Xojo. The attraction was the programming language syntax. But when I looked deeper, it was behind LC in multi platform support and the discussion forum showed problems with basic

Re: Reference Material Discussion Application Architecture Strategies

2014-04-19 Thread Earthednet-wp
Michael, Thank you for asking this question. There is certainly a need for this in the community. I am also new to livecode and am converting a rather large app from Director. I am building a cross platform app, and perhaps a mobile version later. Currently I am putting most of my code in the

Re: Reference Material Discussion Application Architecture Strategies

2014-04-21 Thread Earthednet-wp
Mike, I haven't tried to build a standalone yet. I'm not at my computer now, but my memory is that you have to open substacks, then do start using. I have an item list of substacks and am planning to associate various library substacks with specific project modules, so I can manage memory. I

Whiteboard animations

2015-01-03 Thread Earthednet-wp
Just wondering if anyone has created whiteboard videoscribe style animations in livecode. Seems like a natural for LC, and not too bad, once somebody has figured out how to translate SVG files into LC lines and colors. Or, has anybody worked with SVG file formats? Tnx, Bill William Prothero

Re: Precision and 'abs'

2015-02-04 Thread Earthednet-wp
Why not try the round function to limit the number of digits being compared? Put round(myNum,nDigits) - round(num2,nDigits)=theDiff Bill William Prothero http://es.earthednet.org On Feb 4, 2015, at 4:17 AM, Peter W A Wood peterwaw...@gmail.com wrote: Graham I think that it is a

Re: Refactoring

2015-01-30 Thread Earthednet-wp
Thanks Geoff, for the clarification. I agree with you. I was thinking more in general, and didn't mean to imply any criticism. As I get more familiar with livecode and it's sometimes unexpected (to me as one more used to conventional syntax) I am growing to love how quickly I can implement my

Re: Question re project organization

2015-02-07 Thread Earthednet-wp
Kay, I think you're right about just putting out an update if I need to enhance the app by writing new code. Certainly, a lot of content can be added or modified without new code. Videos are important and I'm thinking more of streaming them, probably from YouTube, rather than downloading them.

Re: [not quite OT] Serving a standalone

2015-02-08 Thread Earthednet-wp
Graham, I've had a lot of experience doing this for a 300seat oceanography class. I used my own server to store student work. Students downloaded the software in this instance. They were identified by a 7 digit number. I used a combination of files uploaded and downloaded to a local temp

Re: 6.7.2 and Yosemite

2015-01-14 Thread Earthednet-wp
Must have been a mistake. I have run it on Yosemite. Bill William Prothero http://es.earthednet.org On Jan 14, 2015, at 12:32 AM, René Micout rene.mic...@numericable.com wrote: Hello, I read in LiveCode 6.7.2-rc-1 Release Notes 1/8/15, page # 4 : The Mac engine supports: 10.6.x (Snow

Re: What icon editor do you use?

2015-01-16 Thread Earthednet-wp
Tnx for the feedback. I think window 7 and 8 want 512x512 icons, tho. I have a free one for windows that goes up to 256 and the app shows a blank icon for the largest size. I've looked at icofx and they want a monthly fee. I guess I could sign up for a month, make all my icons, then UN-sign

Re: AW: App Software Warranty?

2015-02-17 Thread Earthednet-wp
Tiemo, I feel your pain. Apparently, Android development is very difficult because many of the versions on different phone models have OS bugs and custom configurations that can cause problems. If I were developing for Android, I might specify that the software is only guaranteed on platforms

Re: Set Script Limits in Standalones

2015-02-01 Thread Earthednet-wp
Interesting discussion for a livecode list, but it can't resist jumping in. I think the issue of titles is very cultural. In the US, titles are much less important than they are in English society, for example (at least from my extensive knowledge gained by watching Downton Abbey). After I got

Re: Crash when revCloseBrowser

2015-01-12 Thread Earthednet-wp
Dixie, That's what I see. It works fine on osx but crashes on windows standalones. Works ok in windows IDE. Bill William Prothero http://es.earthednet.org On Jan 11, 2015, at 11:42 PM, John Dixon dixo...@hotmail.co.uk wrote: Bill... I'm not too sure about your closeCard handler... I am

Re: Fields Have Labels

2015-01-13 Thread Earthednet-wp
Hugh, Just a heads up re your lcstackbrowser app. I found that it interferes with some of my code. Also, I got a message that it was trying to open one of your handlers and couldn't because code was protected. I do a lot of creating of fields, lines, and graphic elements. I'm trying to finish a

Re: Android on Speed

2015-03-22 Thread Earthednet-wp
Snorting a couple lines of coke?? Bill William Prothero http://es.earthednet.org On Mar 22, 2015, at 9:58 AM, J. Landman Gay jac...@hyperactivesw.com wrote: On 3/22/2015 11:02 AM, Richmond wrote: http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2015-02-19-2015021914.30.38.jpg Cool. :) I like the

Re: Long KML text file with no return chars

2015-03-18 Thread Earthednet-wp
Terry, Thanks. I'll try that method. Best, Bill William Prothero http://es.earthednet.org On Mar 18, 2015, at 10:29 PM, Terry Judd terry.j...@unimelb.edu.au wrote: Hi William - you should be able to read a text file of that size into LC no worries. Have you tried the 'put url

Re: LC7 Unicode

2015-03-17 Thread Earthednet-wp
Cogent comments, all. One of the functions of this community, I believe, is to support and encourage the livecode dev team, and each other. Another equally important function is to provide honest feedback and a kick in the pants when it seems to be needed. I love the direction the team is

Chromebooks revisited

2015-04-01 Thread Earthednet-wp
Thinking about Chromebooks because my son, a 4'th grade teacher will be using them in his school. Still just a browser in a box? So we'll be waiting for livecode export to html5? Bill William Prothero http://es.earthednet.org On Apr 1, 2015, at 8:55 AM, Richard Gaskin

Re: LiveCode 7.0.3: a new meme

2015-03-02 Thread Earthednet-wp
For disk repair, I use Disk Warrior. Your disc should,be ok using Disc Utility, tho. But Disk Warrior has saved data not readable by Disc Utility for me. Bill William Prothero http://es.earthednet.org On Mar 1, 2015, at 7:48 PM, Paul Hibbert p...@livecode.org wrote: Thanks for reminding me

Re: Beginner reference materials

2015-02-27 Thread Earthednet-wp
I think that what is really needed is intermediate level instruction like in Colin's book. The most basic stuff is covered pretty well in the online tutorials, which don't go far enough, for my purposes anyway. Bill William Prothero http://es.earthednet.org On Feb 27, 2015, at 5:29 AM, Marian

Re: RELEASE 6.7.3 / 7.0.3

2015-02-27 Thread Earthednet-wp
Monte Actually, I still see the same crashing behavior that I reported in the bug report. I think it happens when the browser window isn't closed before purging the stack. Best, Bill William Prothero http://es.earthednet.org On Feb 26, 2015, at 9:41 PM, Monte Goulding

Re: Does Version 7.0.4 work with Xcode 6.3.1?

2015-04-25 Thread Earthednet-wp
Thanks for the reply. I accidentally started downloading the update, but stopped it before it was done, so hopefully the prev version is still ok. Bill William Prothero http://es.earthednet.org On Apr 25, 2015, at 5:04 AM, Mark Waddingham m...@livecode.com wrote: Not yet no - if you've auto

Can livecode do this?

2015-04-25 Thread Earthednet-wp
. This sounds like something Bramaswami would be doing. It also sounds like a very easy app to build, assuming that LC can play two audio files at the same time, with independently adjustable volume. Best, Bill William Prothero http://es.earthednet.org On Apr 25, 2015, at 8:29 AM, Earthednet-wp proth

Re: Keeping a mobile app alive

2015-04-30 Thread Earthednet-wp
Thanks, John! Bill William Prothero http://es.earthednet.org On Apr 29, 2015, at 10:40 PM, John Dixon dixo...@hotmail.co.uk wrote: By default, iOS will dim the screen and eventually lock the device after periods of no user interaction. To control this behavior, use the following commands:

Re: struggling with player

2015-04-27 Thread Earthednet-wp
Richard, I have been using Google to find docs on livecode. I wonder if there was an old, unlinked lesson that Google found. I'll try to find it and make a comment. I think it was titled something like including media. Thanks, Bill William Prothero http://es.earthednet.org On Apr 27, 2015,

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