Stack File Names Changed
wouter.abraham at pi.be
Tue Jul 20 08:22:22 CDT 2004
> tack File Names Changed
> • From: Gregory Lypny
> • Subject: Stack File Names Changed
> • Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2004 05:42:29 -0700
> Hello Everyone,
> I've come across an anomaly with an MC project running in OS X that
> may be of interest to Revolution users. It hasn't happened with any of
> my Revolution projects (yet).
> I have a standalone main stack that has a number of stack files, all
> of which have names that end in .mc. These are stored in the Mac OS
> folder inside the application package. When the application is opened,
> it automatically opens one of the stack files, say, fileName.mc, which
> is the default window the user will be working in. This works most of
> the time, but on rare occasions the main stack opens with its splash
> screen but the stack file that is called via a handler in the main
> stack does not. The user is then left with a menu bar and nothing
> else. The couple of times it has happened, I simply reinstalled the
> standalone because I didn't have time to look for the cause. But two
> days ago, when it happened again, I examined the package contents, and
> found that a tilde (~) had been added to the end of the stack file's
> name, so that it was fileName.mc~. Of course, deleting the tilde fixed
> the problem, but the question is why it appeared in the first place.
Because of a crash or filecorruption.
The <stackname>.rev~ or <stackname>.mc~ are the backup/temp files
the engine makes.
see also :
> The problem is not limited to one machine: I has happened on a dual
> processor G5, a flat-panel G4 iMac, and a G4 iBook.
> Any thoughts?
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