On 2017-06-08 12:04, Richmond via use-livecode wrote:
So, backwards compatibility does not interest you?
Seriously - you ask that question?
LiveCode 9 still happily runs stacks which were written in the early
days of MetaCard.
We are *extremely* careful not to break existing scripts and stacks - we
either do accidentally (if that is so, we fix those issues with a high
degree of priority); if intentionally then it is only for a very good
I, for one, run Mac Machines running MacOS 10.4 PPC.
LiveCode 6.6.5 was the last version of LiveCode to support PowerPC on
Mac - so given we are talking about LiveCode *9* you point is entirely
A lot of these machine are being dumped in poor countries where they
can be used
for good purposes.
I appreciate that, but since Apple haven't supported PowerPC for a very
long time, and their toolchains (the things we need to use to build the
engine) haven't for a very long time - there's little hope of PowerPC
being resurrected in a future LiveCode version unless someone stumps up
a very very large amount of cash (we are talking on the order of
$100,000+ as a start, and then a significant amount for ongoing
maintenance) and even then finding reliable hardware which has the specs
needed to do engine development is becoming increasingly difficult, if
Mark Waddingham ~ m...@livecode.com ~ http://www.livecode.com/
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