As far as I know, you're the only one who couldn't make it work. I
suspect for your stacks you only need to deal with password
protection and embedded MC resources. Also, possibly, you may be
having trouble if you haven't set the HCAddressing property to
false, if your stacks are imported HC stacks.
I did make several attempts to figure out why my main software and
Rev wouldn't play nice in the sandbox and I tried to find workarounds
that didn't require major changes. I do not recall if the
HCaddressing was one of the things I tried, and truthfully, I don't
remember if I ported it directly from HC or simply rebuilt it from
scratch. Either way, I could try the HCaddressing. I no longer port
from HC to MC/Rev, I build new and rewrite the code, but the existing
projects may have been imported.
I remember attempting to change the names of the embedded stacks that
I'd altered in some way, and then having them rename on launch (but
only if it was a standalone). Such as xAnswer for the embedded
stack, renamed to Answer on standalone launch. Then trying the Rev
builder and still running into some issue and throwing up my hands
and saying, Metacard is SOOOOO much better than this (insert cuss
words), I love the MC IDE so why am I trying to fight with that other
thing? Then setting it aside.
I no longer embed those stacks either, and my two newer (in the
works) projects don't use Ask/Answer at all. I created my own
versions and call them up differently. But that doesn't help the
Now I am afraid to move forward because I keep seeing discussions on the
Rev list about bugs in things that have been solid for a decade.
Version 4.6 is very solid. Are you sure the bugs you noticed aren't
for mobile? The desktop build is very good. Can you remember any
bugs you've seen that impact desktop work?
As everything seems to get discussed on the same list, which tends to
be highly active, unless you read every single post it all gets
jumbled up. I have no idea if the bugs would affect me. Just the
sheer volume of bugs that get discussed, and not knowing for sure
which are desktop versus mobile, is distressing.
I don't know how the whole mobile thing is handled. I know that
before, there was ONE engine that deployed to Mac, Win, Linux, etc.
So while there may have been a few platform specific bugs, for the
most part the meat was the same regardless.
With all the additions of mobile, web, etc., and the different
purchase options, I don't know how that is handled in the engine.
Are there totally separate engines now for each area? Is it still
one big engine for all? My license is good until the end of the
world and then far beyond that, so I can upgrade, I've just been
I know the standalone issue will revisit me soon as I'm working on
something actively right now. I dread that moment.
You'll be left in the dust if you don't upgrade, especially if the
MC IDE ports the SB from LiveCode with just a few tweaks. I believe
that's the plan.
I'm still willing to work with you on the standalone issue. I'm not
aware of anyone else having trouble. The LiveCode tech queue hasn't
had a single inquiry about it for at least the last several years.
As I've never found the Rev standalone builder to be user friendly, I
never reported an issue to them, I simply sidestepped it and used MC.
I don't want to set aside the current project to rebuild a project
that's out there and basically happy for most folks. But I will take
you up on the offer of assistance with the standalone issues when the
current project is done and ready for the build. This will be my
first release of something NEW for a long time, as opposed to
something updated. I'm really excited and expect that it will be
well received :-D
So, yes, the short answer is that I will take you up on the offer as
soon as this project is ready. And again when I update the existing
project as that is the cranky one.
-- Shari -- (who took a break from programming to write a book about
a bad dog we adopted, we squashed most of the bugs that we inherited
with her :-) The bugs she still has are livable. There are one,
maybe two more dog books on the horizon. But not until this current
project gets released. Eggs in many baskets and all that.)
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