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RELEASE LiveCode 7.0 DP1

Post by heatherlaine » Wed Mar 19, 2014 7:05 pm

Dear Forum Members.

We are pleased to announce the release of LiveCode 7.0 DP1.

*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

- The file format has changed for this release to accommodate Unicode. Old stacks will still work in 7.0, but stacks saved in 7.0 format will not open in previous versions of LiveCode. Therefore it is doubly critical to backup your stacks.

*Release Contents*

- Transparent Unicode support
- Right-to-left text support (experimental)
- Paragraph, sentence and trueWord chunks (experimental)

Unicode support entails a number of additional features- please see the release notes at for details.

*Known Issues*
Although the engine has undergone significant refactoring work, every effort has been made to ensure that LiveCode behaviour (with the exception of the additional features listed above) is identical to the current unrefactored release. In other words, users should not notice any difference in functionality in their existing stacks. However, users will notice a general slow-down caused by lack of optimisation in this release - this will be addressed for DP2.

-The installer will currently fail if you run it from a network share on Windows. Please copy the installer to a local disk before launching on this platform.
-The engine files are much larger than previous versions due to inclusion of ICU data
-LiveCode does not run correctly when installed to Unicode paths on OSX
-On Windows, executing LiveCode from the installer fails as it cannot find the IDE
-Android app label is not yet Unicode compatible
-Auto-updater process doesn't terminate when dismissed

*Getting this release*
To upgrade to this release please download the installers directly at:

*Reporting Bugs*
A release tag has been set up in our quality control center at where you can report possible problems you are having with this release.
Please ensure you use the correct version tag "7.0 DP 1" in your report, so that we can track exactly where the issue you report originated from. This allows us to address your report as quickly and efficiently as possible.

As with any bug reported for LiveCode, we require a recipe with a simple sample stack that demonstrates the issue you are having, but in addition we also invite you to submit complete stacks that do not work the way they did in a previous version of LiveCode. This is a one off change to the bug submission process for LiveCode "7.0 DP 1" issues ONLY. If you are submitting complete stacks, then please provide use with a recipe that describes what your stack does and under what version of LiveCode it worked reliably. Then describe what it does in LiveCode "7.0 DP 1" and explain how we can replicate the bug you are reporting.

You can attach your sample stacks to your bug report or if you are experiencing the issue in a confidential stack, then please note this in your bug report and we will get back to you with an e-mail address where you can submit your confidential stack to.

Warm regards,

The LiveCode Team

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Re: RELEASE LiveCode 7.0 DP1

Post by richmond62 » Thu Mar 20, 2014 10:23 pm

Here's an incredibly boring and tedious report on an incredibly boring and tedious thing I did just now:

Attempted install on UbuntuStudio [Linux] 13.10 32 bit, Mac OS 10.6.7, Mac OS 10.9.2, Windows XP SP2, Windows 7, WINE 1.7.13 of Livecode 6.6.0 stable and 7.0.0 dp-1 Community.
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Honestly, I must be nuts!

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Re: RELEASE LiveCode 7.0 DP1

Post by richmond62 » Fri Mar 21, 2014 11:55 am

I have extended my report with attempts on Xubuntu 12.04 LTS.
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Re: RELEASE LiveCode 7.0 DP1

Post by Doron » Tue Mar 25, 2014 7:38 pm

I couldn't get this version (community and commercial) to run on my windows computer.
After installation (that seems to go well), when lanuching the program from the menu, it brings up parts of the IDE and then
brings up a windows message "LiveCode stopped working" with the following details:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: LiveCode Community.exe
Application Version:
Application Timestamp: 5329a8a9
Fault Module Name: LiveCode Community.exe
Fault Module Version:
Fault Module Timestamp: 5329a8a9
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 00232754
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 1037
Additional Information 1: 9e27
Additional Information 2: 9e2778096e7e1e2a2e0302fe58f3eea8
Additional Information 3: 9e27
Additional Information 4: 9e2778096e7e1e2a2e0302fe58f3eea8


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Re: RELEASE LiveCode 7.0 DP1

Post by atout66 » Mon Mar 31, 2014 2:25 pm

You write:
please see the release notes at ... 0_dp_1.pdf for details.
This link returns a error page because of the first two chars in the URL...
Discovering LiveCode Community 6.5.2.

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Re: RELEASE LiveCode 7.0 DP1

Post by Dixie » Mon Mar 31, 2014 3:14 pm

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