So I was noseying through the LiveCode website and noticed some of the plans for 8.0 and I thus I have a couple of questions I was hoping could be answered regarding the new release:
1) In the website it states that 8.0 will automatically native-themed objects for your stack, will this mean that a progress bar placed onto a stack will look and feel exactly like a progress bar for a native Win32/MacOS application? By this I mean in Visual Studio if I drop a progress bar on a form and then set its value to 50/100 the progress bar shows a sort of pulse in the filled section, additionally will it mean we can have indeterminate progress bars like in Windows Update when it is checking for updates. Because that would be pretty cool, especially if it opens the way towards Ribbons in Windows, the Aqua toolbar on OS X and would make LiveCode apps look like first class citizens on their respective platform.
2) The LiveCode Builder language, will this allow us to possibly override some of the functionality in LiveCode? For example I work on the Nix "virtual" OS and one of the things I'd like to prevent would be the activation of SecureMode (Because it would just well break Nix completely) as well as redirect attempts to use LiveCode's commands such as Open File and Write To File to the actual APIs in Nix so that security would be enforced and it would also be pretty cool to be able to write in that functionality without having to study and work with C and the engine's own source code.
I apologise if these seem like some of the longest questions you have ever read so I shall try and Reddit-ify things up with a TL;DR. Ahem, tl;dr Can I do all the things with?
But seriously, if these two above are true and what you have planned, I will be overjoyed beyond belief.
Currently working on the Nix Operating System, an operating system that runs atop of Windows and Mac with the goal of providing an alternative to those systems without having to leave them whilst providing the features of a standard OS.