Release: LiveCode for RPi 6.5.1

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Release: LiveCode for RPi 6.5.1

Post by LCfraser » Fri Dec 20, 2013 9:12 pm

Version 6.5.1 of LiveCode for the RaspberryPi has now been released. Get it at http://downloads.livecode.com/livecode/ ... ux-arm.arm

New features in this release:
  • Based on the official 6.5.1 release
  • Includes all the externals included in the x86 Linux Community edition
  • Includes the standalone engines for Android-ARM, OSX (PPC+x86 Universal), Win32, Linux-x86 and Linux-RPi
One caveat is that the standalone builder has not been modified to produce Linux-RPi standalones yet. I shall fix this ASAP and release a patcher that modifies the builder to be able to do this. Ideally, this patcher will be able to add RPi standalone support to the IDE running on any platform.

Enjoy!

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Re: Release: LiveCode for RPi 6.5.1

Post by ramav » Sat Feb 15, 2014 2:51 am

Hi: I have posted to various other sub-forums. Am not sure which ones you have the time to read, so sorry if this duplicates, but...is the Linux-ArM (RPI) standalone builder working? It seems to build fine with no error messages on a RPi using LC v6.5.1 that you had posted in December, but the "executable" does not work even with execute bit enabled. Thanks for any suggestions...
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Re: Release: LiveCode for RPi 6.5.1

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Re: Release: LiveCode for RPi 6.5.1

Post by ramav » Sat Feb 15, 2014 8:21 pm

Fully understand, and without hyperbole and in all sincerely, I would say that if there were a Nobel Prize in CS, Mr. Fraser would be my top nomination. I cannot overemphasize the future of ARM in 21st century computing over the next decade. In particular, look for ultralow power ARMs and then the sky is the limit with programming for the masses using Livecode, especially in impoverished regions of the world where even a few dollars and scaling down of energy needs makes a big difference. With standalones, you can distribute lessons, online reviews linked to the cloud, whatever, without having to have the IDE in place. Again, could probably get by with a 1 or 2 GB SD on RPI . [I took the RPI noob distribution, deleted all the options except Raspbian, and then installed, and it is one of the slimmest Linuxes I have seen!] It seems like MR. Fraser has brought us tantalizingly close to this goal with a beautiful port of the IDE that works _flawlessly_ (I tested against the complex Google Wallputer app that i presented at the San Jose LC conference in 2011). I am not asking for standalones for every platform, but only requesting to "activate" the builder for ARM LINUx, since Mr. Fraser says
"Includes the standalone engines for Android-ARM, OSX (PPC+x86 Universal), Win32, Linux-x86 and Linux-RPi". [I understand the Andorid builder is a more labor intensive problem because of the lack of ARM SDK for Android, which in itself is a commentary on the "standards" that are in place to support so called open source Android...]

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Re: Release: LiveCode for RPi 6.5.1

Post by LCfraser » Sun Feb 16, 2014 11:55 am

Hi Rama,

Hermann is right - I've been very busy with other things unfortunately. Real-life gets in the way sometimes! I'm not too far off getting the standalone builder working for RPi; I just need to tidy things up and do some testing to make sure everything still works properly. I'll post a message to this forum when it's ready for release.

Thanks,
Fraser

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Re: Release: LiveCode for RPi 6.5.1

Post by ramav » Thu May 08, 2014 3:33 am

Hi:
Any updates on the standalone builder for Raspberry Pi ARM Linux? Looking forward to hearing about this. Thanks.
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Re: Release: LiveCode for RPi 6.5.1

Post by LCfraser » Thu May 08, 2014 10:20 am

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.

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