Multi-standalone communication

Kay C Lan lan.kc.macmail at gmail.com
Tue Dec 12 18:41:17 EST 2006


On 12/13/06, Richard Gaskin <ambassador at fourthworld.com> wrote:

90% of the upload would be redundant, since we all have our own copies
> of the engine here.  Why not just post the shell and let us bind it to
> the engine?  Or better still, run it within multiple copies of Rev if we
> choose?


 Yes I had thought about that but I was trying to do this for the
newbie/hobbyist and therefore wanted to remove as many steps as possible -
just download and click. There are gotcha's with these stacks, mainly that
they 'send "myCustomMessage" to application "alreadyBuiltStandalone" ' so if
you try running them in the IDE they don't do anything!

Is there anyway to script saving a stack as a standalone? I note the
messages 'standaloneSaved' and savingStandalone, but nothing like
saveAsStandalone.

Otherwise I guess I'll just add a dialog box indicating that running the
stacks from the IDE won't produce the desired result. Then I guess I should
add some simple instruction on how to build a standalone.

As usual, only took 15min to whip up 'the core' of these 2 standalones but
it'll take 3 times that long to 'add the extras' to make it workable for my
target audience:-)



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