Noob: Amazed yet confused - Dreamcard vs Revolution
revdan at danshafer.com
Tue Aug 9 13:07:10 CDT 2005
Maybe the DC Player is just not well understood or described. There's
precious little in the docs about it.
I found, e.g., that if I copy the Player and put it into a folder
outside the Rev app folder and put a Rev stack in the same folder,
the following behavior is true:
1. Double-clicking on the Player produces no result at all. The
Player appears to start and stop in an instant.
2. Double-clicking the stack in the Player's folder launches the IDE
even when the IDE isn't running.
3. Dragging and dropping the stack onto the Player launches the stack
in the Player as expected.
#1 makes no sense to me unless the Player needs some supporting file
(s) to be copied with it. I don't think so, though, because double-
clicking it in place in the Rev folder has a similar but more
disconcerting outcome: a splash screen appears with the word
"preparing" in the lower right and just stays there forever until I
quit the Player. #2 probably makes sense because of the file
association mechanism. #3 makes perfect sense.
But I'm not seeing the Player launch and open RevOnline as others are
On Aug 9, 2005, at 9:19 AM, Dom wrote:
> Charles Hartman <charles.hartman at conncoll.edu> wrote:
>> By the way, this does NOT happen if you open the player by double-
>> clicking the stack. (This assumes that, under OSX for instance, the
>> stack's "Open With" is set to the Player rather than to Dreamcard.)
> But -- this is exactly what I am doing!!!
> I am clicking on my stack's icon in then dock.
> this launches the Player (if not already opened)*
> And I get the dreadful viewer every time!
> Also, I set my Diary's "open" with the Player.
> * if the development environment is already running, it will open the
> stack (not the Player). I am satisfied with this behaviour ;-)
> Revolutionario (but puzzled)
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