Updates from the LiveCode open source community
- How to calm down the Standalone Builder?
- SE: restore default handlers?
- Delete imported audioclips?
- update to Mkvmerger
- how to format text for copy-pasting as a spreadsheet table
- Execute multiple MySQL commands
- representing this character from a pdf
- LC-Magick #10
- Put URL into variable and textEncoding
- Navigator Update – Drag and Drop!
- Stack for recompiling widgets when switching between LC 8-9: See attached stack by BerndN (“bn”) in post no 9.
Updates in the LiveCode open source project
10 pull requests were merged since the last issue.
New LiveCode releases
- Remove 32bit slice from Mac externals if we build for 64bit only
- Clipboard always converts plain text to styled text Thanks @BrianMilby
- Serialize behavior in script-only-stack format This patch allows setting the behavior of a script-only stack when the script-only stack is loaded.
- Ensure colors round-trip correctly through styledText
- Make ‘encoding’ analyse the specified range of text
- Fixed bug that causes crash with bad range chunk
Bug of the week
- Bug 20957 - While dragging from a field with a horizontal scrollbar, dragging below/to the right causes bad mouseRelease message
The reporter provided useful info, a detailed recipe as well as a helpful sample stack that helped us to test and confirm the problem quickly.
Want to get involved in the LiveCode open source project but don’t know where to start? Try one of these:
- (Easy) Dictionary: Mention that in ReplaceText function you might need to escape RegExp metacharacters, if the “replacementString” is the char itself (e.g. “.”)
- (Easy) Dictionary: Improve documentation for launch URL & specialFolderPath for Android
- (Easy) Dictionary: Mention that iPhone X does not support “portrait upside down” orientation
- (Easy) Improvement in ‘open socket’ dictionary entry
- (Easy) MouseEnter / MouseLeave infinite Loop trap - documentation enhancement
- (Easy) outputTextEncoding - parameter description format mixed up
- (Easy) Info missing from mobileGetContactData entry
- (Medium) Add info on manipulating field contents to the User Guide
- (Medium) Make guide outlines in the Dictionary expand/collapse with repeated clicks
- (Medium) Dictionary: The LiveCode Script Guide cannot be searched
- (Medium) Dragging Out Multiple Files (on Mac) Freezes LiveCode
- (Hard) Create a LiveCode Community build for Raspberry Pi
Contributors this week
Other LiveCode News
This section brings you other interesting news from across the LiveCode universe over the last week. This section may include non OSS projects.
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