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by FourthWorld
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Linux
Topic: Running Ubuntu Linux on Virtualbox
Replies: 14
Views: 955

Re: Running Ubuntu Linux on Virtualbox

I think I'll stop derailing the main topic here, I can see from your post we're at one of those places that you and I part ways in our thinking. I absolutely believe you if you say it is definitely the engine, then I am now sure that it is. I'm not following. Regardless if a problem is in the engin...
by FourthWorld
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Linux
Topic: Running Ubuntu Linux on Virtualbox
Replies: 14
Views: 955

Re: Running Ubuntu Linux on Virtualbox

All crashes in a scripting language are ultimately engine issues. By its nature, a scripting language is a protected sandbox; error handing for crashes should happen in the engine, as they are beyond what a script can address. The question with Linux distros the company does not finance support for ...
by FourthWorld
Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Linux
Topic: Running Ubuntu Linux on Virtualbox
Replies: 14
Views: 955

Re: Running Ubuntu Linux on Virtualbox

I suspect the engine isn't the problem most people would have with the current distro :) I see poor visual consistency with Gnome Shell, but aside from known engine issues like no video playback support LC seems to run okay on current distros. And I wrote a script to update the UI to better match G...
by FourthWorld
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Linux
Topic: Running Ubuntu Linux on Virtualbox
Replies: 14
Views: 955

Re: Running Ubuntu Linux on Virtualbox

My question would be, are you running it as it shows up out of the box as it were, or are you running the engine with Devolution as the IDE. Just curious really. Being a plugin, I run LC once to register the program before installing Devo. Being a simple plugin, I can't imagine how it could have an...
by FourthWorld
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Linux
Topic: Running Ubuntu Linux on Virtualbox
Replies: 14
Views: 955

Re: Running Ubuntu Linux on Virtualbox

FWIW I have LC 9 running on Ubuntu 16.04, 18.04, and on an older machine with Lubuntu 16.04 - all three work well.
by FourthWorld
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Acid-Free Paper
Replies: 16
Views: 389

Re: Acid-Free Paper

Digital emulation of historical documents impractical to reproduce as physical works is a rather specialized edge case. If you've been hired to produce such a work, no doubt budget includes sufficient funds for using existing extensibility mechanisms to produce the work in LiveCode. But if you've ac...
by FourthWorld
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Merge & Storing input validation logic as a custom property
Replies: 16
Views: 368

Re: Merge & Storing input validation logic as a custom property

...what is the advantage of storing an expression, and then building another expression that incorporates the first one? Generalization. With form input validation specifically, consider the beautifully simple way HTML handles such things: <input type="number" name="quantity" min="1" max="5"> (See ...
by FourthWorld
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Acid-Free Paper
Replies: 16
Views: 389

Re: Acid-Free Paper

richmond62 wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:24 pm
Err . . . Thanks (I think) for the sententious lecture.

Not all of us are 100% convinced of the need to drop metaphors
that have proven useful for millennia. 8)
...just as Aristotle's warning about the limitations of metaphors has also proven useful for millennia. :)
by FourthWorld
Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Talking LiveCode
Topic: Gadget pane
Replies: 19
Views: 342

Re: Gadget pane

OK. "return tText" And this is simpler even than "set the clipBoardData to the clipBoardData". I was determined to promote user handlers, and may have been a little obtuse about what you and Klaus were trying to tell me. I thought you all were saying that you did not understand what sort of text wa...
by FourthWorld
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Acid-Free Paper
Replies: 16
Views: 389

Re: Acid-Free Paper

It is possible to make a much more attractive Page Curl with Apple Keynotes, and the end result can be exported as an animated GIF which can be broken down into its constituent frames with Quicktime. However you end up with a lot of heavy files. Very. With enough pages, prohibitively so. It, also, ...
by FourthWorld
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Talking LiveCode
Topic: Gadget pane
Replies: 19
Views: 342

Re: Gadget pane

I had early on mentioned the sample stacks. I was thinking more of sample handlers.. We have at least four options for satisfying that goal: 1. Local stack : The old MetaCard example Bogs showed is a good one, easily reproduced in minutes. Any of us can make one for ourselves easily. 2. revOnline (...
by FourthWorld
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Batch file with a flag -- need assistance
Replies: 33
Views: 767

Re: Batch file with a flag -- need assistance

What would normally go to the console should be delivered to you as the return value from the shell function.
by FourthWorld
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Talking LiveCode
Topic: Gadget pane
Replies: 19
Views: 342

Re: Gadget pane

Richard, and Klaus, I guess. Any of the offerings, mine and others, will transform styled and property-laden text into "raw" text. The text I am speaking of is of the sort one gets when, say, one copies something from, say, a web page with lots of, er, styled text. When one copies that text into, s...
by FourthWorld
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:27 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Complete Beginners
Topic: Merge & Storing input validation logic as a custom property
Replies: 16
Views: 368

Re: Merge & Storing input validation logic as a custom property

Kim, do you want to run the validation on keyDown, closeField, or something else? Side note: Merge is so useful in so many contexts that I can appreciate your choice to explore it here. I'm with Craig on this, that this particular exercise isn't the best fit for that. But super kudos for such invent...
by FourthWorld
Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: Talking LiveCode
Topic: Gadget pane
Replies: 19
Views: 342

Re: Gadget pane

With the first example, makePlainText, under what circumstances does the return value differ from the input?

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