Re: Data Persistence

2018-08-04 Thread John McKenzie via use-livecode
A little less busy now so I can look at my app some more. As you mat recall I was asking about data persistence. Thank you to the additional people who welcomed me. I contrast this with the time I asked a question on Usenet about a scripting language I was learning and the first reply told me

Re: Data Persistence

2018-07-27 Thread John McKenzie via use-livecode
Tom, thank you for welcoming me. Much different than some online programming groups. :-) Brian and Tom thank you for your replies about my Android data persistence problem. An SQLite database seems like extreme overkill but I will give it a try if it is needed to get the app to work. Does

Re: Data Persistence

2018-07-27 Thread John McKenzie via use-livecode
Thanks for the extra comments everyone. Glad my thought process was correct, databse is overkill, saving every text change is too much, etc, etc. As I said I will not be able to really do anything until next week. Thanks for mentioning the closeField command guys. I will check it out, but

Re: Data Persistence

2018-08-15 Thread John McKenzie via use-livecode
Hello again, everyone. Jacqueline, I enjoyed the fact you shared your story of not conforming to gender stereotypes with your childhood interests. Find it sad that science and engineering in general was (is?) considered a boys thing. Feel like I want to inject my two cents worth about

Data Persistence

2018-07-23 Thread John McKenzie via use-livecode
Hello, all. I am new to Livecode development but not computing. When I heard of something that was inspired by Hypercard I had to know more. Used Livecode to make a little app on my phone for work but the level of interest this app generated now make me want to finish it, and maybe even

Re: [ANN] animationEngine is free now

2018-09-28 Thread John McKenzie via use-livecode
Tom, the original author of the software can release his or her software in dual or multiple licences. This does not affect previous GPL releases. So I could make something available under a commercial and a GPL licence. If someone wanted it for free nothing stops them from using the GPL

Re: [off] Do me a solid

2018-09-29 Thread John McKenzie via use-livecode
Mike, thanks for the link to the Berners-Lee article. Could somebody please explain to me what he is doing as described by the article though? It says he is taking something decentralized like the world wide web and is making it decentralized. I can do that. There I just did it. Anyone can

Re: [off] Do me a solid

2018-09-29 Thread John McKenzie via use-livecode
Mark, I am glad I am not the only one who remembers Lee selling us out. I do not put more validity or faith into the project because of him. I just mentioned him because he was doing it. Still, mostly I want to understand it. What really is it? The article just says it is to create something we

Re: [off] Do me a solid

2018-09-29 Thread John McKenzie via use-livecode
Tom, thanks. Was not aware of IPFS. Looks interesting. When I have more time I must read about it in detail. Have not checked on Xanadu in a while. Little faith it will be further along than last time I checked considering it was started before I was born and how old I am. I do applaud it

OT: Automate Modifying a PDF

2018-11-26 Thread John McKenzie via use-livecode
Hello. There is no concrete reason I should be posting this off topic question to this list but you all just seem like the sort of people who would know how to go about a particular task I need help with. Previous off topic posts showed good knowledge of programming ideas from non-me list

Re: Recommended (simple) Linux distro for Livecode server home dev/test?

2020-05-10 Thread John McKenzie via use-livecode
Hello, Kieth. My health problems have kept me from really participating on the list for a long time but I stayed as I want to get back to using Livecode at some point. Your question about linux distros for server use on old hardware though is something I can comment on. Sorry I did not post

Re: Interface Resolution

2020-10-14 Thread John McKenzie via use-livecode
Peter, thank you for the information about changing the scale of the IDE user interface. You mentioned that if I put a script somewhere to affect the IDE stacks that it should work. I looked up the IDE stacks as per your directions. Thanks for those. I do not know where a good somewhere to

Interface Resolution

2020-10-13 Thread John McKenzie via use-livecode
Hello, all. I do not want to be asking this as it seems like something I can easily look up, and it is a simple thing, but I am asking because I just could not find out on my own despite trying. Trying allot at that. The interface for the Livecode IDE is too small on my fancy, new 4k

Re: Interface Resolution

2020-10-15 Thread John McKenzie via use-livecode
I felt up to trying one of the suggested workarounds for my interface scaling issue, specifically making a script to run as a plug-in. The plugin in does not appear on the plugins menu and I do not know what I did wrong. The link to creating plugins was helpful, but lacked specifics. Do I

Re: Interface Resolution

2020-10-15 Thread John McKenzie via use-livecode
Peter, thank you for those suggestions I will try them once my treatment is done tomorrow. Richard, I am using Kubunutu and KDE for some reason does not get every app when using its interface scaling setting. It gets almost all of them, but does not affect a few. It may be these apps are

Re: Interface Resolution

2020-10-16 Thread John McKenzie via use-livecode
Jacqueline, thank you for adding to my thread about the interface on 4k monitors. I did as suggested but there is no persistence with the plugins dialogue box. If there is a save, OK, or apply type functions I cannot find them. Closing the window does not appear to save the changes as there

Re: Interface Resolution

2020-10-15 Thread John McKenzie via use-livecode
Ralph, thank for for the specific instructions. Thanks to the others and poking around I knew some of that, but the extra info was stuff I needed to know. Unfortunately, the script does not appear in the list of plugins in the Plugin Settings dialogue. Did basic things like double check the

Re: Interface Resolution

2020-10-15 Thread John McKenzie via use-livecode
Never mind, I got the plugin to appear in the list in the plugins dialogue window. I selected it, set it to "LiveCode starts up" and "Invisible". Quit the IDE and restarted it. Nothing happens. Typing each command into the message box affects things though. I can kind of work with doing

Re: Chromebook apps?

2020-06-22 Thread John McKenzie via use-livecode
Could you not just deploy a Linux desktop Livecode app to a Chromebook? ChromeOS is a Linux distribution, if admittedly a stripped down one, after all. You can install some regular desktop Linux software such as regular Libre Office on Chromebooks. Some software you cannot install though and

Re: Chromebook apps?

2020-06-22 Thread John McKenzie via use-livecode
Despite using Raspberry Pi devices allot I somehow did not think of ARM chips. I did not know Chromebooks were based on them. ___ use-livecode mailing list use-livecode@lists.runrev.com Please visit this url to subscribe, unsubscribe and manage your

Re: PDF Manipulation was Design Question

2020-11-19 Thread John McKenzie via use-livecode
Bob S: Thanks for replying to my post. It seems the situation is as I thought although making a GUI with Livecode to activate an external library is easier than using other tools to make a GUI for an external library. When I started this conversation I assumed I would something like that.

PDF Manipulation was Design Question

2020-11-18 Thread John McKenzie via use-livecode
Comments people were making to William in the Design Question thread have caused me to question some things and I am going to the list here to get an answer. Can Livecode edit existing PDF files? I would think this far beyond its scope and just not the sort of thing it would be involved with.