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LiveCode 6.6 Release Candidate 1

Post by heatherlaine » Wed Mar 05, 2014 4:52 pm

Dear List Members.

We are pleased to announce the release of LiveCode 6.6 RC1. This release is
now considered feature complete.

*Warning, this is a pre-release with new features which have the potential
to cause issues. Please ensure you backup your stacks before testing this

*Important Changes*

1. Tiger support dropped. As of version 6.6-dp-1, OS 10.4 (Tiger)
support has been dropped from LiveCode. This is primarily for technical
reasons: In order to support the latest OS X features (e.g. Cocoa -
LiveCode 6.7 - coming soon) as well as include the newest versions of
thirdparty libraries (e.g. LibSkia, LibSQLite), dropping 10.4 support was
required. Users wishing to produce 10.4 compatible executables can still do
so using LiveCode version 6.5.x (and earlier).

*Release Contents*

- This development release contains the following changes:
- 'assert' command (experimental)
- New **showAll** fullscreenmode.
- Hi-DPI support for Windows 7/8 and OSX.
- HTTPS through proxy
- Image Filtering Updates
- Graphics Library Update
- OpenSSL & Encryption Updates
- Proxy automatic configuration support
- 'secure socket' command
- '#!' now recognised by server
- SQLite support updated and improved
- Stack scaling
- OS 10.4 (Tiger) Support
- 31 bug fixes:
- *11874 - BinaryDecode wrong on Android*
- *11858 - Hidden stacks don't update their position when re-shown*
- *11844 - Stack height limited to screen height*
- *11841 - The effective revAvailableHandlers of an object sometimes
contains duplicates*
- *11836 - MouseLoc returns wrong value if pixelScale set to value
other than 1*
- *11816 - Native Android control rects not scaled when set from
preOpenStack handler*
- *11814 - Accelerated rendering causes cards to be rendered in the
bottom left of the screen on iOS Retina devices*
- *11811 - Cannot take screen snapshot at high resolution.*
- *11789 - mobileComposeMail only blocks the first time on Android.*
- *11785 - Option menu with height > 22 draws incorrectly on OSX with
Retina display.*
- *11783 - Setting the fullscreenmode on Windows when not fullscreen
causes text to change.*
- *11781 - Visual effects can display in the wrong place on iOS on
Retina devices.*
- *11778 - averageDeviation returns incorrect result on Mac, Linux,
iOS, Android*
- 11754 - Error (invalid bundle) on uploading app to iOS App Store
- 11753 - Cannot play some video streams on Android
- 11751 - After selecting an item in an option menu containing
unicode, the label is corrupted (Mac only)
- 11732 - <> operator is different from 'is not' operator for arrays
- 11721 - Crash when taking a snapshot of the template graphic
- 11720 - SQLite FTS feature doesn't work on iOS or Mac.
- 11715 - LiveCode crashes if dragsource object is closed during
dragEnd handler
- 11703 - iPhoneSetRemoteControlDisplay crashes
- 11617 - acceleratedRendering will clip the end of long scrolling
- 11462 - Failing to set image data to the image data of self
- 11442 - Can't quit LiveCode after setting the securityPermissions
to "network"
- 11124 - No error message when external not found when deploying to
- 11069 - mobileComposeMail attachment missing in Android
- 10910 - "Crop image" command crashes LiveCode application
- 10467 - Indenting of scripts can go wrong
- 10280 - SQLite binary entries are non-standard.
- 8044 - setting a crop with quotes loses data
- 5331 - Mac live window resizing is off by default.

*Known Issues*
- Text scaling/clipping on Linux with stack scale set

*Getting this release*
To upgrade to this release please select "check for updates" from the help
menu in LiveCode or download the installers directly at:

*Reporting Bugs*
If you encounter an issue with this release please submit a bug report to
our quality centre:

Warm regards,

The LiveCode Team

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Re: LiveCode 6.6 Release Candidate 1

Post by richmond62 » Wed Mar 05, 2014 7:49 pm


I thought the idea was that support for Mac OS 10.4 would be dropped somewhere between 6.6 and version 7.0, not right now.

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Re: LiveCode 6.6 Release Candidate 1

Post by masanga » Thu Mar 20, 2014 11:51 pm

Yes, a sad day, though it's been good to have it while we did. Just to salt the wound, the release notes on the update (and the "Release Contents" section above) teasingly claim that Tiger support has in fact been added...

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Re: LiveCode 6.6 Release Candidate 1

Post by p.schelvis » Tue Apr 01, 2014 2:03 pm

Maybe Is it my computer, but in de code editor of 6.6.1 rc1 my cursor is in the middle of the lettre. Or with another font far beyond the character. I am using windows 7.

I do not have this problem with 6.5

PS. the text on my desktop was set to "Normal-125%". In 6.5 version it worked well. I have set the screen to "Low-100%", now it works well, but i prefer "Normal-125%". Hope that it will be fixed.

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Re: LiveCode 6.6 Release Candidate 1

Post by andy1 » Wed May 21, 2014 1:19 am

Is this the latest release?

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Re: LiveCode 6.6 Release Candidate 1

Post by Simon » Wed May 21, 2014 1:24 am

Hi Andy1,
Welcome to the forum:)
go here:
You probably want the most recent "stable" release which is 6.6.1 but the peeps at liveCode would really like you testing 6.6.2 rc4. But that is not for beginners.

I used to be a newbie but then I learned how to spell teh correctly and now I'm a noob!

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Re: LiveCode 6.6 Release Candidate 1

Post by awesomeuniversal » Thu May 29, 2014 5:52 am

this is the latest realease?

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Re: LiveCode 6.6 Release Candidate 1

Post by FourthWorld » Thu May 29, 2014 6:01 am

awesomeuniversal wrote:this is the latest realease?
Not by a long shot. The latest stable release is 6.6.1, but there are four other versions in development:
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