Can Anyone Give Me A Clue

Chipp Walters chipp at
Wed May 22 01:09:01 EDT 2002

Hey Rob,

Sorry to hear about your problems. I worked yesterday for a couple of hours,
then did a DistroBuild and BAM!!! All my files including the source files
got deleted!!!

Thank God for the ArchivePlugin I wrote. I only save using it nowadays. It
saves the stack, then makes an incremental backup in a folder called
"archive" in the same directory as the stack. I was able to successfully go
back and pull the latest Archived version (which was the same as the
duplicated version).

Check it out if you like. It's at:

good luck,


> -----Original Message-----
> From: use-revolution-admin at
> [mailto:use-revolution-admin at]On Behalf Of Rob Cozens
> Sent: Tuesday, May 21, 2002 1:17 PM
> To: use-revolution at
> Subject: Can Anyone Give Me A Clue
> Hi All,
> I've just spent a very frustrating hour trying to determine what
> happened to changes I had made to my library's database substack AND
> I began the morning by adding tool tips to the buttons on my library
> stack and replacing gif images with new images of the same name & id
> in the database substack.  I'm happily working along, saving the
> stack every few minutes, and shutting down & restarting RunRev once
> in a while until...
> I restart Revolution, open my library stack, and find the name of a
> button I CHANGED THE DAY BEFORE had reverted to pre change & ALL my
> changes for this morning were gone as well.
> What is going on here??
> * Is RunRev saving hidden backup copies of my stack?
> * Can shutting down & immediately restarting RunRev cause problems if
> the development system maps to the same memory locations it was using
> when shut down?
> * Is it better to create a substack as a mainstack and work on it as
> such until it's completely debugged.
> * The icon numbers I assigned to certain buttons seem to be getting
> truncated.  Has RunRev any problem dealing with six-digit icon ids?
> (I was assigned ids 103000 thru 103100 by MetaCard.)
> * What can I do to prevent this, physically save a copy of the stack
> on a different computer?
> --
> Rob Cozens
> CCW, Serendipity Software Company
> "And I, which was two fooles, do so grow three;
> Who are a little wise, the best fooles bee."
> from "The Triple Foole" by John Donne (1572-1631)
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