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RELEASE LiveCode 9.6.0 DP-2

Post by LiveCode_Panos » Wed Dec 18, 2019 2:52 pm

Dear forum members,

We are pleased to announce the release of LiveCode 9.6.0 DP-2.

Developer Preview Release
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Warning: this is not a stable release. Please ensure that you back up your stacks before testing them.


Getting the Release
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You can get the release at https://downloads.livecode.com/livecode/ or via the automatic updater.


Release Contents
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LiveCode 9.6.0 DP-2 comes with more than 15 issues resolved, including:
- The ability to pass "detailed-utf8" to the files() and folders() function to preserve unicode filenames has been added.
- A regression where the new iOS native browser control did not resize/redraw is now fixed
- A regression where setting the htmlText of the browser widget could fail on Windows is now fixed
- Support for merging activity attributes is added in the Android Manifest Merging mechanism
- An issue where the cameraControl could show a rotated preview in landscape orientation is now fixed


Known issues
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- This build (for Mac) is not notarized yet, so if your Mac is running MacOS Catalina (10.15.x) you will get a warning dialog saying that the app cannot be opened. In this case, you have to whitelist LiveCode in the System Settings -> Security and Privacy, and then right-click on LiveCode and choose "Open" from the contextual menu. Just double-clicking to open it will not work. Note that you'll only need to do this once, the very first time you open LiveCode 9.6 DP-2. For more details and instructions see here:
https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT202491
- The Browser widget's native layer is not shown in some Linux distros with Cinnamon window manager.
- The use of the Browser widget is not supported on Ubuntu 18.04 64 bit LTS yet.

The full release notes are available from:
http://downloads.livecode.com/livecode/ ... 0_dp_2.pdf


Feedback
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Please report any bugs encountered on our BugZilla at http://quality.livecode.com/
We have a forum available for discussing LiveCode Builder at viewforum.php?f=93


Have fun!
The LiveCode Team

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Re: RELEASE LiveCode 9.6.0 DP-2

Post by FourthWorld » Wed Dec 18, 2019 5:51 pm

Thanks for getting that build out so quickly.

I was especially glad to read this item:
LiveCode_Panos wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 2:52 pm
- The ability to pass "detailed-utf8" to the files() and folders() function to preserve unicode filenames has been added.
Two questions on that:

1. Was there an issue with implementing that so file names would be preserved regardless of encoding without having to add a new arg?

2. With LC's internal encoding being UTF-16, is UTF-8 the best choice there? That is, can we expect to need to run a conversion on that, or does "detailed-utf8" refer to the incoming data, which is then returned to us as LC's native UTF-16?
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Re: RELEASE LiveCode 9.6.0 DP-2

Post by richmond62 » Wed Dec 18, 2019 5:57 pm

Not notarised.

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Re: RELEASE LiveCode 9.6.0 DP-2

Post by FourthWorld » Wed Dec 18, 2019 6:18 pm

richmond62 wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 5:57 pm
Not notarised.
Yes, as noted in the OP: "This build (for Mac) is not notarized yet"
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Re: RELEASE LiveCode 9.6.0 DP-2

Post by richmond62 » Wed Dec 18, 2019 7:11 pm

Err . . . so much in a hurry to see what Father Christmas had sent
I opened the present before reading the card. :D

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Re: RELEASE LiveCode 9.6.0 DP-2

Post by bwmilby » Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:30 pm

There is a bug in the tree widget that is a bit annoying. Since it is due to my PR, only fair for me to fix it:
https://github.com/livecode/livecode/pull/7240
If you compile the lcb file, you can replace the files in the distribution to get the fix.
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