How To Debug "A problem opening that stack"?
rcozens at pon.net
Sat Dec 3 10:41:32 CST 2005
I alluded to this a couple of days ago but saw no response; so once again...
At least half of the Revolution stacks I created on Mac platforms
before switching to Windows XP TPC Edition as my development platform
will not open in Rev 2.6.1 for Windows.
Occasionally I get an answer dialog with the message "restructure
license?" and _no_ response buttons. Usually I get an answer dialog
with the message "There was a problem opening that stack". Sometimes
this dialog includes an "OK" response button; sometimes it doesn't.
I have tried opening some of these stacks with messages suppressed,
and the error persists; so it would seem the problem is stack
structure, not my scripts.
Question 1: Has Revolution stack file format changed between v2.1+
and v2.6+? If so, where is this documented and where is a format converter?
Question 2: How do I debug the problem short of:
* deleting each control in a stack and seeing if it will then open, or
* control-by-control comparison of a stack that opens and one that doesn't
Question 3: Could this be happening because my Studio license is
Windows-specific and the stacks were last saved on Mac OS X? If so,
what does this imply for developers providing stacks to other
developers licensed for a different platform?
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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