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by benr_mc
Thu Mar 12, 2015 10:27 am
Forum: Engine Contributors
Topic: Retaining Backwards Compatibility in a Changing World
Replies: 52
Views: 9917

Re: Retaining Backwards Compatibility in a Changing World

Add me to the omelette lovers (per Monte, i.e. prepared to break some eggs for a more satisfying result). I would also note that these are not all of the same class. Some of Marks list I at least would be prepared to view as always wrong, now righted (eg arrays really should throw an error when atte...
by benr_mc
Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:31 pm
Forum: Databases
Topic: Retrieving UTF8 from Oracle with native driver
Replies: 0
Views: 622

Retrieving UTF8 from Oracle with native driver

Has anyone successfully used LiveCode's database functions, with the native Oracle driver, to retrieve UTF8? The application is running on a Windows 2008r2 machine, addressing Oracle Database 11g Release 11.2.0.2.0 - 64bit Production. The particular column in the database is apparently in UTF8, acco...
by benr_mc
Thu Jun 21, 2007 9:34 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: more modern looking icons in the image library
Replies: 11
Views: 5367

That was a creative thought - using the Tango library - and I got all excited about it - but I took a look at the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike License, and as Obleo says, it includes the requirement Share Alike. If you alter, transform, or build upon this work, you may distribute the res...
by benr_mc
Mon Mar 12, 2007 10:53 am
Forum: Building Externals/Plugins
Topic: XCMD -> Revolution External shim kit?
Replies: 0
Views: 2884

XCMD -> Revolution External shim kit?

I know - and I agree - most of the XCMDs one used to use can be recoded in Transcript, often with no loss of speed, sometimes even an increase, and obviously with a gain in portability. But I am left with a couple of XCMDs that I don't want to be ported to Transcript, because their value is that the...
by benr_mc
Tue May 23, 2006 8:29 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: only announcement shown when not logged in
Replies: 17
Views: 10218

That's right - the announcements forum is public, everything else requires registration. The forums are only partially public by design. Registration isnt asking much if you are a sentient being and have a modest interest in Revolution. Lynn, I disagree with your policy - but that's your decision. ...
by benr_mc
Fri May 19, 2006 8:22 pm
Forum: Rich Media
Topic: various problems playing audio (MP3) on Windows
Replies: 4
Views: 3592

Hi Malte, Thanks for responding. Sorry, I posted in a hurry - I meant that the stack sets dontUseQT to TRUE. As I say, the stack is correct; it works fine on other machines running XP, which don't have QT. The problem is to do with the setup on the machine running XP Embedded; my guess is that on th...
by benr_mc
Fri May 19, 2006 6:30 pm
Forum: Rich Media
Topic: various problems playing audio (MP3) on Windows
Replies: 4
Views: 3592

Hi Peter,

Thanks for your response - I am setting dontUseQT to false in the openStack handler. (Again, this works on various other Windows setups; the issue is not about the stack, but about the Window setup - and how I debug the problem that Revolutino is happening.)
by benr_mc
Fri May 19, 2006 8:09 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Less Topics!
Replies: 10
Views: 5532

Re: More Topics Works Better

The addition of the forums seems less of an "either/or" and more or an "also". Some people prefer "push" systems like email, other prefer "pull" like prowling through each forum topic here for new info. With these forums, there's now an option for every taste, but many like the list and will remain...
by benr_mc
Tue May 16, 2006 8:58 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Less Topics!
Replies: 10
Views: 5532

As it happens, my question is specific to rich media on Windows - it's something that works nem con on Mac; so only a person with experience on Windows will be able to help. But I accept that there are other examples. As regards finding later, that seems to be me less of a problem - that's what sear...
by benr_mc
Tue May 16, 2006 6:28 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Is this where I discuss (as opposed to "report") b
Replies: 4
Views: 3199

My guess is that this isn't the place - but I think it would be a great idea to have one. I've just posted a message supporting the request for 'fewer forums' - however, I would support the addition of this one! I am a big fan of bugzilla (the fact that RunRev maintain an accessible bug database, no...
by benr_mc
Tue May 16, 2006 6:19 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Less Topics!
Replies: 10
Views: 5532

Re: More Topics Works Better

I've spent the better part of my career designing, building, hosting and evaluating online communities. Well, I haven't, so I guess I need to bow to your experience. But while I'll accept your wisdom that it's hard to split topics later, my perhaps naive reaction is that the current list could none...
by benr_mc
Tue May 16, 2006 5:58 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: more modern looking icons in the image library
Replies: 11
Views: 5367

Ooh yes - I do agree. I think this would be a relatively cheap way to remove one of the sharp edges where a new potential client cruising the product would get a very whiffy impression.
by benr_mc
Tue May 16, 2006 5:49 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: only announcement shown when not logged in
Replies: 17
Views: 10218

Just to add my vote to this - if I didn't know from the mailing lists that there were more forums, I'd not have persisted as far as registering. If RunRev don't wish to make more forums readable without registering (which IMHO would be a mistake) then I suggest they should at least put a prominent n...
by benr_mc
Tue May 16, 2006 5:42 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Forums should be linked in more places on the web site
Replies: 9
Views: 5245

Forums should be linked in more places on the web site

I found the forums! Do I win a prize? OK, so the forums are linked from the front page of the runrev site... but I only discovered that by using Google to search for "forums site:www.runrev.com". AFAICT (and AFAGCT) that link on the front page is the only one, and it's below the fold. I went to the ...
by benr_mc
Tue May 16, 2006 4:56 pm
Forum: Rich Media
Topic: various problems playing audio (MP3) on Windows
Replies: 4
Views: 3592

various problems playing audio (MP3) on Windows

I'm trying to play some mp3 audio files from Revolution on Windows. After various interesting excursions and stumbles which I'll report elsewhere, I've finally got a stack which works OK on my Virtual PC Windows 2000, and on a Windows XP machine, in both cases under StackRunner (the old 2.6 variant)...

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