Is this possible...
bnz2 at cdc.gov
Wed Mar 23 08:50:55 CST 2005
If doing it this way - it would not really need to be crafted as an
external. You could create a standalone in RunRev, then store the file
that contains that standalone in a compressed custom property in a stack
that you put on your clients computer.
You would program the stack so that when it opens, it writes that
standalone into a file with a .exe extension.
Then, the stack would launch the standalone.
Then, the stack would use the quit command, to close itself and the
engine that is running it.
Next, the standalone, upon starting up, would check to see if a previous
version of the standalone is in the same folder - if it is, it would
delete that file.
Next, the new standalone would have to reset any shortcuts that point to
the old standalone.
Various modifications could be done, depending on the situation, but I
bet such an approach would work.
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[mailto:use-revolution-bounces at lists.runrev.com] On Behalf Of Frank D.
Sent: Tuesday, March 22, 2005 2:00 PM
To: How to use Revolution
Subject: Re: Is this possible...
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Hmm... you could try using the script to somehow launch an external
program and then shut down the running program in order to allow the
external program to replace then relaunch it.
That might be a way to do it, if you can figure out how to launch an
external program without pausing the script (such that the first
program can quit and leave the other program running).
On a Mac you can do this with AppleScript; on a Windows box, you would
need to use the "start" command in a shell() command.
On Mar 22, 2005, at 1:43 PM, Dan Friedman wrote:
> Got a question...
> Is it possible to update the Rev engine in a standalone without doing
> reinstall. Let me explain:
> I have a stack that I have made into a standalone. The standalone,
> launched, opens other stacks that contain the workings of my
> Now, whenever I make changes to my application, I can update the other
> files without having to have my clients reinstall. In fact, I do this
> the web. I have a "Check for Updates" in my "Help" menu that can
> check my
> web site for updates and download newer versions automatically.
> Now that the Rev Engine has been changed, I need to update the
> Is there any way to do this in script? Or, do I have to have my
> manually download the new engine (the standalone)? I don't think you
> write over a running application... Or can you?
> Any thoughts or insight would be appreciated.
> use-revolution mailing list
> use-revolution at lists.runrev.com
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