[ANN] Release LiveCode 9.6.3 RC-1

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[ANN] Release LiveCode 9.6.3 RC-1

Post by LiveCode_Panos » Mon Jul 05, 2021 2:57 pm

Dear LiveCoders,

We are pleased to announce the release of LiveCode 9.6.3 RC-1.


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 9.6.3 RC-1 comes with more than 60 changes, including:

New Features
- HiDPI scaling support to HTML5 engine
- Support for building with Xcode 12.4 (Catalina) and Xcode 12.5 (Big Sur), using the iOS 14.4 and 14.5 SDK respectively
- New tsNet and mergExt builds, built against the iOS 14.4 and 14.5 SDKs
- Support for App Tracking transparency on iOS
- Ability to detect the device model an iOS app is running on
- CameraControl: Include dual and triple camera capture devices when listing 'videoDevices' on iOS
- Updated SQLite to version 3.34.0

Bug Fixes:
- A couple of crashes are fixed
- Several memory leaks are addressed
- Several dictionary fixes and documentation improvements


For the full list of all fixes, updates and enhancements please see the release notes:
http://downloads.livecode.com/livecode/ ... 3_rc_1.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 12.4.x - LiveCode builds iOS apps using the iOS 14.4 SDK
- macOS 11.x. : Xcode 12.5.x - LiveCode builds iOS apps using the iOS 14.5 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 start of April 2021, Apple is only accepting apps built using iOS14.x SDKs. This means that, if you wish to submit apps to the AppStore you will have to be running at least macOS 10.15 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 9.6.3 RC-1

Post by richmond62 » Tue Jul 06, 2021 7:28 am

Have fun!
Well, I am not sure about that, but I will certainly spend some time tomorrow (when I have so free time)
seeing if the "funny PNG problem" has gone away.

If it has not . . . well, I may just have some "fun'. :?

Thank you all for the work anyway!

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Re: [ANN] Release LiveCode 9.6.3 RC-1

Post by richmond62 » Wed Jul 07, 2021 11:45 am

Well . . . there are some funny questions to ask . . .

9.6.3 rc-1 certainly seems to handle PNG images properly,

BUT . . .

so does 9.6.2 on macOS 12 beta 2 . . .

So you chaps and chappesses at LiveCode central can feel extremely happy that is "was not you" so far as
I can tell, but Apple . . .

Currently drafting offensive letter to Mr Cook . . . :twisted:

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