Problems using Dreamcard
jimlyons at earthlink.net
Wed Feb 9 16:40:23 CST 2005
I discovered a stack I made wasn't really saving when running under
Dreamcard Player and wrote:
>> Of course, I had tested saving with my menu command, but running in
>> the IDE. Now that I test it with my Dreamcard player, I discover it
>> doesn't work.
>> My menu command is: save stack "Directory" as the filename of this
>> Again, this functions correctly in the IDE, but not under Dreamcard.
Alex Tweedly kindly replied:
> Two possibilities :
> 1. Make sure the Player is not in "secure" mode (which prevents it from
> writing files or accessing the network).
> [ Click on the Rev icon at top right, and set the checkbox for "Run
> in non-secure mode" ]
Yes, that was it. When I bring up Dreamcard Player, the RevOnline
browser appears, and sure enough there is a Rev icon at the top right,
with no rollover message nor any indication that it is a button, or
that it actually has nothing to do with RevOnline, but is actually your
access to the Preferences for the Player application! Jeezy Peezy! I
checked the "Run in insecure mode" checkbox, quit and restarted, and
now my little stack saves correctly in the player.
Thanks for telling me about this, Alex. I just spent a frustrating hour
looking for this information: at the Dreamcard homepage there is
nothing but marketing-speak -- "Do anything!". At RevOnline, I don't
see the Learning Center in my channels (?!) so I didn't check there. I
reread the readme files in my Rev 2.5 distribution for info about
Dreamcard -- "Straight out of the box, Dreamcard provides the features
of a word processor, a presentation tool, a simple spreadsheet...". And
finally I looked again in the Rev documentation -- in Topics,
Dictionary, and FAQ you can only get "dre" into the filter box before
you get the annoying "nothing matches" dialog. Sigh and double-sigh.
> 2. There is a bug (Bugzilla 2294) by which stacks run in Dreamcard
> Player do not have a "home" directory, so expressions such as
> the filename of this stack
> do not produce the correct answer....
Thanks for the warning about this!
> I've just had a quick look through the bugs which mention Dreamcard or
> Player, and while I might have missed some, I don't see anything else
> likely to cause different behaviour between the same stack in Player
> vs Rev.
Thanks so much for your help Alex. By the way, where is the info about
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