[ANN] Release LiveCode 9.6.2 RC-4

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[ANN] Release LiveCode 9.6.2 RC-4

Post by LiveCode_Panos » Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:48 pm

Dear LiveCoders

We are pleased to announce the release of LiveCode 9.6.2 RC-4.


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 9.6.2 RC-4 comes with 1 regression fix:

- Fix unresponsiveness of engine when scrolling on Big Sur

For the full list of all fixes, updates and enhancements please see the release notes:

http://downloads.livecode.com/livecode/ ... 2_rc_4.pdf


Known issues
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- 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.


Required Software
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To build iOS apps with LiveCode you must have the appropriate versions of Xcode as follows:

- macOS 10.13.4: Xcode 10.1 - LiveCode builds iOS apps using the iOS 12.1 SDK
- macOS 10.14.4: Xcode 11.3.x - LiveCode builds iOS apps using the iOS 13.2 SDK
- macOS 10.15.4+: Xcode 12.1.x - LiveCode builds iOS apps using the iOS 14.1 SDK

There is a full list of working LiveCode/macOS/Xcode combinations here:
https://livecode.com/docs/9-5-0/faq/faq/

Note: Whilst we endeavour to release updated versions of LiveCode supporting the latest Xcode/iOS SDKs as quickly as possible; we strongly recommend disabling automatic update of Xcode or downloading the specific version of Xcode required directly from the Apple developer portal and installing it separately.

Important: From the end of June 2020, Apple is only accepting apps built using iOS13 SDKs. This means that, if you wish to submit apps to the AppStore you will have to be running at least macOS 10.14 in order to be able to install the necessary version of Xcode.


Feedback
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Please report any bugs encountered on our quality center at http://quality.livecode.com/

We have a forum available for discussing LiveCode Builder at http://forums.livecode.com/viewforum.php?f=93


Have fun!
The LiveCode Team

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Re: [ANN] Release LiveCode 9.6.2 RC-4

Post by trevix » Sat Apr 10, 2021 6:39 pm

For what i understand, this version is not yet ready for Android 11.
I have a bunch of customers that have already A11 installed on their (mostly) S10, and reporting errors that I cannot explain.
And I don't think it makes sense to disable A11 installs (whenever this cn be done).
Any news or updates coming?
Thanks
Trevix
OSX 10.14.6 LC 9.6.0 Dp2 iOs 9.3>

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Re: [ANN] Release LiveCode 9.6.2 RC-4

Post by LiveCode_Panos » Sat Apr 10, 2021 7:50 pm

Hello Roberto,

What kind of errors do your customers see on Android 11? LC 9.6.2 rc4 does support Android 11, so please do file a bug for every issue you see, so as we fix them asap.

Kind regards,
Panos

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Re: [ANN] Release LiveCode 9.6.2 RC-4

Post by trevix » Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:49 am

Difficult to say since I don't own a A11 hardware device.
Anyway:
- I read from the release notes:
The Android engine supports devices using x86, x86-64, ARM and ARM64 processors. It will run on the following versions of Android:
5.0-5.1 (Lollipop) 6.0 (Marshmallow) 7.x (Nougat)
8.x (Oreo)
9.0 (Pie) 10.0 (Q)
- on the web there are mentions of difficulty on bluetooth on A11. As a matter of fact, we have a customer with GalaxyS10 Android 11 that cannot pair its Bluetooth buttons (the extension that LC built for me), no matter what. I understand that you cannot solve this but I wonder if you know anything about.

- I received report errors, from A11 users, on script lines that cannot possibly be. Like comment lines, or lines that are so minimal that should not report an error, like the last line of:

Code: Select all

put "Tennis" into tSport
put "Card" && quote & "Main" & quote && "of stack" && quote & tSport & "Flic" & quote into gCDmain
go gCDmain
Trevix
OSX 10.14.6 LC 9.6.0 Dp2 iOs 9.3>

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