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by LCfraser
Fri May 23, 2014 12:06 pm
Forum: LiveCode Global Jam
Topic: Unicode Special Casing and Locale Support
Replies: 2
Views: 1242

Re: Unicode Special Casing and Locale Support

Hi Peter, We are aware of all of these issues but the fix isn't as simple as it would seem at first. For issues 11 and 12, as you point out, you need a method to indicate that you want the Turkish rules to be used - this is something that we are considering for future versions of LiveCode. Issues 13...
by LCfraser
Wed May 14, 2014 11:37 am
Forum: Engine Contributors
Topic: Sockets: Multicast or Socket Options
Replies: 22
Views: 6950

Re: Sockets: Multicast or Socket Options

As Mark said in your other topic , the idea of sockets having properties is nicer but more problematic to implement at this stage. A more straightforward approach might be something like the following: local tIpMReq put "224.0.0.1" into tIpMReq["multiaddr"] put "10.1.2.3" into tIpMReq["interface"] s...
by LCfraser
Thu May 08, 2014 10:20 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi
Topic: Release: LiveCode for RPi 6.5.1
Replies: 6
Views: 2805

Re: Release: LiveCode for RPi 6.5.1

None so far, unfortunately. The problem with todo lists is that new things tend to get inserted at the top so older things get further and further down the list... Thanks for the reminder, though.

Hopefully I'll be able to make some more time for RPi stuff once we get 7.0 to the RC or release stage.
by LCfraser
Sat Mar 15, 2014 4:21 pm
Forum: Engine Contributors
Topic: Linux PPC build?
Replies: 202
Views: 23653

Re: Linux PPC build?

git remote add runrevfraser https://github.com/runrevfraser/livecode.git git fetch runrevfraser If you want to merge the RPi branch into your current branch: git merge runrevfraser/feature-rpi Or if you just want to use the RPi branch in its clean state: git checkout runrevfraser/feature-rpi Mergin...
by LCfraser
Sat Mar 15, 2014 3:59 pm
Forum: Engine Contributors
Topic: Linux PPC build?
Replies: 202
Views: 23653

Re: Linux PPC build?

Hi Richmond, I must confess I've been busy and not read the thread thoroughly since I last posted but from what I can gather, you've worked around the problem of the files generated with the prebuilt version of the Revolution engine (so shouldn't need to get a PPC version of it). The problem you are...
by LCfraser
Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:51 am
Forum: Engine Contributors
Topic: Linux PPC build?
Replies: 202
Views: 23653

Re: Linux PPC build?

Richmond - Those files in /prebuilt/bin are old (Revolution 2.x, I believe) versions of the engine. They are used to run a couple of scripts to generate things such as the error message tables and a hash table to speed up the parser. Way back in the mists of time (i.e the beginning of this thread ;)...
by LCfraser
Fri Mar 07, 2014 2:26 pm
Forum: Engine Contributors
Topic: Linux PPC build?
Replies: 202
Views: 23653

Re: Linux PPC build?

As I learned when doing the RaspberryPi stuff, cross-compiling on Linux can be a major pain - even with the version of GCC targeting PowerPC, it still lacks the correct headers and libraries (because it needs the PPC variants of the libraries to link against). I tried it on Debian so maybe Ubuntu do...
by LCfraser
Fri Mar 07, 2014 1:15 pm
Forum: Engine Contributors
Topic: Is There Any Disk Bound Storage?
Replies: 10
Views: 2688

Re: Is There Any Disk Bound Storage?

*cough* StAx *cough* You're quite right. But to seek to an arbitrary node in the XML document, you still need to read all of the file up to that point - you can't just seek to an arbitrary offset in the file and start reading as you have no idea where in the document tree you are. If the first file...
by LCfraser
Fri Mar 07, 2014 11:36 am
Forum: Engine Contributors
Topic: Linux PPC build?
Replies: 202
Views: 23653

Re: Linux PPC build?

GCC supports long long on all platforms so go ahead and uncomment that part. "swab" is (I think) a function for swapping byte orders, i.e little <-> big endian. Given that PowerPC has machine instructions for doing such things, I think it's safe to say you don't need to uncomment that part. On a tan...
by LCfraser
Fri Mar 07, 2014 11:26 am
Forum: Engine Contributors
Topic: Is There Any Disk Bound Storage?
Replies: 10
Views: 2688

Re: Is There Any Disk Bound Storage?

Because you're using XML, there is no option but to load the file as one chunk. XML is not random-access; you have to read the whole file in order to parse it. The other problem is that it is designed for textual data - binary data will need to be encoded with something like Base64, greatly inflatin...
by LCfraser
Sun Mar 02, 2014 4:32 pm
Forum: Engine Contributors
Topic: Linux PPC build?
Replies: 202
Views: 23653

Re: Linux PPC build?

Hi Richmond,

I can honestly say I have no idea what those score.txt files are! Could you alter your make command slightly when you run it:

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ARCH=ppc MODE=release make development
Might give the build system the kick it needs to convince it to not do Intel-type things.
by LCfraser
Sun Mar 02, 2014 12:01 pm
Forum: Engine Contributors
Topic: Linux PPC build?
Replies: 202
Views: 23653

Re: Linux PPC build?

Hi Richmond, It is almost certainly a problem with the LiveCode source files rather than the system ones in /usr (i.e something I should probably fix). "GCC" is the name of the compiler that is most commonly used on Linux systems. I'm trying to get UbuntuPPC installed on my G5 but it isn't happy wit...
by LCfraser
Sun Mar 02, 2014 11:10 am
Forum: Engine Contributors
Topic: Linux PPC build?
Replies: 202
Views: 23653

Re: Linux PPC build?

Looks like I'll need to do some tweaking of the header files to make sure things build on PowerPC - they probably assume all Linux builds are little-endian these days (and not very many people are familiar with the origin of those terms!). I'll let you know when I've made the changes.
by LCfraser
Fri Feb 28, 2014 12:11 pm
Forum: Engine Contributors
Topic: Linux PPC build?
Replies: 202
Views: 23653

Re: Linux PPC build?

I'd be interested to hear how you get on - I've been trying myself but I can't coax a working install out of UbuntuPPC on my G5 PowerMac - the installer either throws a wobbly or the yaboot bootloader refuses to load. I suspect it has something to do with the existing (somewhat messed-up) partitioni...
by LCfraser
Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:44 am
Forum: Engine Contributors
Topic: Linux PPC build?
Replies: 202
Views: 23653

Re: Linux PPC build?

Richmond, It looks like that error happened after you built the engine - it couldn't find the IDE stacks so could not start. The good news is that you don't have to start it; the files you need should already have been generated. There is an environment variable you need to set to tell it where to f...

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