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Beginners Guide?

Bob Sneidar via use-livecode
Hi All,

I’m going to be doing some short introductions to some of our teachers about LiveCode. I was reviewing the support resources, specifically the Beginners Guide. The info seems to need a bit of an update. Is there another link with a more current Beginners Guide?

i.e..

General
To use LiveCode you will need:

1024×768 or larger monitor
True color display (16-bit or 32-bit depth)
At least 256Mb of memory
At least 150Mb of disk space (is this still accurate?)
Windows
LiveCode supports the following versions of Windows:

Windows 2000 SP4
Windows XP SP2 and above
Windows Server 2003
Windows Vista SP1 and above (both 32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows 7 (both 32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows Server 2008
Windows 8 and 8.1 Desktop
Additionally, QuickTime 7 or later is required for most multimedia features.

Mac OS X
LiveCode supports the following versions of Mac OS X:

10.3.9 (Panther) on PowerPC
10.4.11 (Tiger) on Intel and PowerPC
10.5.8 and later (Leopard) on Intel and PowerPC
10.6.x (Snow Leopard) on Intel
10.7.x (Lion)
10.8.x (Mountain Lion)
10.9.x (Mavericks)
10.10 (Yosemite)
Linux
The minimal requirements for LiveCode to run on Linux are:

32-bit installation, or a 64-bit linux distribution that has a 32-bit compatibility layer
2.4.x or later kernel
glibc 2.3.2 or later X11R5 capable Xserver running locally on a 24-bit display
compositing window manager (optional – required for alpha-blended window shapes)
gtk/gdk/glib (optional – required for native theme support)
pango/xft (optional – required for pdf printing, anti-aliased text and unicode font support)
lcms (optional – required for color profile support in JPEGs and PNGs)
gksu (optional – required for elevate process support)
mplayer (optional – required for video playback)
esd (optional – required for audio playback)
Thank  you!

John Patten
SUSD

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Re: Beginners Guide?

Bob Sneidar via use-livecode
John,

The best place to get the most up-to-date platform support is in the release notes. Here’s what is in the release notes for 8.1.7RC3:

Windows
LiveCode supports the following versions of Windows:

Windows XP SP2 and above
Windows Server 2003
Windows Vista SP1 and above (both 32-bit and 64-bit) Windows 7 (both 32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows Server 2008
Windows 8.x (Desktop)
Windows 10

Note: On 64-bit Windows installations, LiveCode runs as a 32-bit application through the WoW layer.

Linux
LiveCode supports the following Linux distributions, on 32-bit or 64-bit Intel/AMD or compatible processors:

Ubuntu 14.04 and 16.04
Fedora 23 & 24
Debian 7 (Wheezy) and 8 (Jessie) [server] CentOS 7 [server]

LiveCode may also run on Linux installations which meet the following requirements: Required dependencies for core functionality:

glibc 2.13 or later glib 2.0 or later

Optional requirements for GUI functionality:

GTK/GDK 2.24 or later
Pango with Xft support
esd (optional, needed for audio output)
mplayer (optional, needed for media player functionality) lcms (optional, required for color profile support in images) gksu (optional, required for privilege elevation support)

Note: If the optional requirements are not present then LiveCode will still run but the specified features will be disabled.

Note: The requirements for GUI functionality are also required by Firefox and Chrome, so if your Linux distribution runs one of those, it will run LiveCode.

Note: It may be possible to compile and run LiveCode Community for Linux on other architectures but this is not officially supported.

Mac
The Mac engine supports:

10.6.x (Snow Leopard) on Intel
10.7.x (Lion) on Intel
10.8.x (Mountain Lion) on Intel
10.9.x (Mavericks) on Intel
10.10.x (Yosemite) on Intel
10.11.x (El Capitan) on Intel
10.12.x (Sierra) on Intel


This could easily be updated in the Beginners Guide using Git, but it seems like there ought be an automatic way to update the guide as the release notes are published.

Devin



On Oct 6, 2017, at 10:37 AM, JOHN PATTEN via use-livecode <[hidden email]<mailto:[hidden email]>> wrote:

Hi All,

I’m going to be doing some short introductions to some of our teachers about LiveCode. I was reviewing the support resources, specifically the Beginners Guide. The info seems to need a bit of an update. Is there another link with a more current Beginners Guide?

i.e..

General
To use LiveCode you will need:

1024×768 or larger monitor
True color display (16-bit or 32-bit depth)
At least 256Mb of memory
At least 150Mb of disk space (is this still accurate?)
Windows
LiveCode supports the following versions of Windows:

Windows 2000 SP4
Windows XP SP2 and above
Windows Server 2003
Windows Vista SP1 and above (both 32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows 7 (both 32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows Server 2008
Windows 8 and 8.1 Desktop
Additionally, QuickTime 7 or later is required for most multimedia features.

Mac OS X
LiveCode supports the following versions of Mac OS X:

10.3.9 (Panther) on PowerPC
10.4.11 (Tiger) on Intel and PowerPC
10.5.8 and later (Leopard) on Intel and PowerPC
10.6.x (Snow Leopard) on Intel
10.7.x (Lion)
10.8.x (Mountain Lion)
10.9.x (Mavericks)
10.10 (Yosemite)
Linux
The minimal requirements for LiveCode to run on Linux are:

32-bit installation, or a 64-bit linux distribution that has a 32-bit compatibility layer
2.4.x or later kernel
glibc 2.3.2 or later X11R5 capable Xserver running locally on a 24-bit display
compositing window manager (optional – required for alpha-blended window shapes)
gtk/gdk/glib (optional – required for native theme support)
pango/xft (optional – required for pdf printing, anti-aliased text and unicode font support)
lcms (optional – required for color profile support in JPEGs and PNGs)
gksu (optional – required for elevate process support)
mplayer (optional – required for video playback)
esd (optional – required for audio playback)
Thank  you!

John Patten
SUSD

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Office of Digital Humanities
Brigham Young University

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