Richard: What you suggest makes a lot of sense. As someone who doesn’t build complex apps very often, my first question is “why would I turn off error notifications?” Would I miss something by turning them off when making a build? Anyway I think it would be far more straightforward to just have a different (linked) app to do the build.
Also, if there is a separate app, why couldn’t it take care of a lot of the mystery of notarizing, adding certificates, etc, at the same time? That would be a huge help. Maybe it could even include an installer. Yikes, I would even pay a bit for that capability. Best, Bill > On Apr 8, 2021, at 9:43 AM, Richard Gaskin via use-livecode > <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > Standalone building needs to be moved to a separate process. > > Handling it within the IDE process was fine as long as the only thing the > Standalone Builder did was bind a copy of the engine to a copy of the stack > file. > > But today, building a standalone means deep modifications to the stack file, > and this has resulted in multiple successive layers of knock-on effects where > design complications are needed to compensate for design complications put in > place to compensate for earlier design complications. > > The end result of attempting to build standalones within the current IDE > process is not merely cumbersome, but disruptive, confusing, and even > requires CODE CHANGES from EVERY USER to compensate even further just for the > build sequence. > > LC has gone from the simplest way to build apps to something no less onerous > than most, and more confusing than many. > > Standalone building needs to be moved to a separate process. > > With that, LC can begin the return journey back on its path to the simplest > way to build apps. > > -- > Richard Gaskin > Fourth World Systems > > > > Ralph DiMola wrote: > > > I never built a non-mobile standalone for the first 5 years of using > > LC. For a mobile build nothing gets closed and gets built from the > > stack(s) files on disk. What a surprise I got when I built my first > > desktop standalone. I initially thought that something was very wrong > > with the IDE and restarted. > > After some searches I found that this is the correct behavior??? I > > guess there is a reason for closing the stack(s) but I find it very > > odd indeed. > > > > Ralph DiMola > > > _______________________________________________ > use-livecode mailing list > email@example.com > Please visit this url to subscribe, unsubscribe and manage your subscription > preferences: > http://lists.runrev.com/mailman/listinfo/use-livecode William Prothero waproth...@gmail.com _______________________________________________ use-livecode mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org Please visit this url to subscribe, unsubscribe and manage your subscription preferences: http://lists.runrev.com/mailman/listinfo/use-livecode