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dunbarx via use-livecode
I have some students working through the LiveCode academies in class  
and have found an error in the first lesson (previously we have  
encountered issues with the Parallax Effect lesson). On the Project  
Setup and Splash Screen, the user is instructed to play a splashscreen  
video by doing the following:

        play videoClip (specialfolderpath("desktop") &  
"/BitterRevenge/Video/Intro.mp4")

When I go to the Dictionary to search for the term videoClip I see it  
was introduced in 1.0, but I have to read all the way to the end of  
the entry to find out this was deprecated in 8.1 (and isn't indicated  
at the top of the entry or with a ! in the list before selecting the  
entry). The dictionary entry also seems to be missing bits and pieces  
(I thought this was a filed bug, but couldn't find it in Bugzilla)  
reading unintelligible like this:

...
The use of was deprecated in version 8.1 of LiveCode with new defaults  
for and as true on all systems apart from pre OS X 10.8. The Windows  
build of LiveCode no longer supports any features and setting the and

will have no effect. Additionally does not include 64 bit support and  
therefore can not be supported on OS X 64 bit builds of LiveCode.
...

I showed the student how to use a player object and execute the play  
player command as a workaround. Does this get filed as an Enhancement  
Request, email to support, or both?

--Andrew Bell


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Re: eBook Academy error

dunbarx via use-livecode
Hi Andrew,

I suggest filing a bug report to quality.livecode.com. This report would be
a good candidate for a community pull request, as it requires changes in
the Dictionary.

Best,
Panos
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On Wed, Apr 4, 2018 at 2:00 PM, Andrew Bell via use-livecode <
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> I have some students working through the LiveCode academies in class and
> have found an error in the first lesson (previously we have encountered
> issues with the Parallax Effect lesson). On the Project Setup and Splash
> Screen, the user is instructed to play a splashscreen video by doing the
> following:
>
>         play videoClip (specialfolderpath("desktop") &
> "/BitterRevenge/Video/Intro.mp4")
>
> When I go to the Dictionary to search for the term videoClip I see it was
> introduced in 1.0, but I have to read all the way to the end of the entry
> to find out this was deprecated in 8.1 (and isn't indicated at the top of
> the entry or with a ! in the list before selecting the entry). The
> dictionary entry also seems to be missing bits and pieces (I thought this
> was a filed bug, but couldn't find it in Bugzilla) reading unintelligible
> like this:
>
> ...
> The use of was deprecated in version 8.1 of LiveCode with new defaults for
> and as true on all systems apart from pre OS X 10.8. The Windows build of
> LiveCode no longer supports any features and setting the and
>
> will have no effect. Additionally does not include 64 bit support and
> therefore can not be supported on OS X 64 bit builds of LiveCode.
> ...
>
> I showed the student how to use a player object and execute the play
> player command as a workaround. Does this get filed as an Enhancement
> Request, email to support, or both?
>
> --Andrew Bell
>
>
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Re: eBook Academy error

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Bug 21156 for dictionary error filed. What about the outdated lesson  
information?

--Andrew Bell

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Hi Andrew,

I suggest filing a bug report to quality.livecode.com. This report would be
a good candidate for a community pull request, as it requires changes in
the Dictionary.

Best,
Panos
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Re: eBook Academy error

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Thanks Andrew.

I will let the support team know about the outdated academy lesson.

Kind regards,
Panos
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> Bug 21156 for dictionary error filed. What about the outdated lesson
> information?
>
> --Andrew Bell
>
> -
> Hi Andrew,
>
> I suggest filing a bug report to quality.livecode.com. This report would
> be
> a good candidate for a community pull request, as it requires changes in
> the Dictionary.
>
> Best,
> Panos
> -
>
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Well I took this as a chance to dip my toes in the GitHub waters. I  
created an account, signed my contributor agreement with LiveCode, and  
linked my GitHub to LiveCode.

I made a commit (but no pull request) on  
docs/dictionary/object/videoClip.lcdoc and it was pretty painless ;)
Can anyone familiar with the process check me work?

--Andrew Bell


>
> Hi Andrew,
>
> I suggest filing a bug report to quality.livecode.com. This report would be
> a good candidate for a community pull request, as it requires changes in
> the Dictionary.
>
> Best,
> Panos
> --
>


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dunbarx via use-livecode
Hi Andrew,

You might find that useful:

https://github.com/livecode/livecode/blob/develop/CONTRIBUTING.md

Best,
Panos
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On Thu, Apr 5, 2018 at 2:33 PM, Andrew Bell via use-livecode <
[hidden email]> wrote:

> Well I took this as a chance to dip my toes in the GitHub waters. I
> created an account, signed my contributor agreement with LiveCode, and
> linked my GitHub to LiveCode.
>
> I made a commit (but no pull request) on docs/dictionary/object/videoClip.lcdoc
> and it was pretty painless ;)
> Can anyone familiar with the process check me work?
>
> --Andrew Bell
>
>
>
>> Hi Andrew,
>>
>> I suggest filing a bug report to quality.livecode.com. This report would
>> be
>> a good candidate for a community pull request, as it requires changes in
>> the Dictionary.
>>
>> Best,
>> Panos
>> --
>>
>>
>
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