"There Was a Problem Saving the Standalone Application"

Dan Shafer revolutionary.dan at gmail.com
Sat Jul 22 15:12:57 EDT 2006


Thanks for the explanation. Sounds like a pretty kludgy design to me but I
can live with it as long as  I know it's there.

Of course file extensions aren't required or customary on OS X. That's why I
said the idea was so last-century!


On 7/22/06, J. Landman Gay <jacque at hyperactivesw.com> wrote:
> Dan Shafer wrote:
> > Chipp......
> >
> > Thanks. I can't find that in the docs. Needless to say, it'll be
> > prominently
> > mentioned in a certain forthcoming ebook.
> >
> > Sheesh. That's just stupidly unnecessary. File extensions are so last
> > century.
> To be fair, the reason isn't because we are supposed to use file
> extensions. It's because of naming conflicts. When the standalone
> builder does its thing, it makes a copy of the mainstack and names it
> the same name as the original, removing any existing extension first. If
> the original has no extension to begin with, the stack and the
> standalone will have the same name. The OS won't let you do that, so the
> build fails. Adding an extension -- anything, doesn't have to be ".rev"
> -- allows the original stack to retain a different name than the new
> standalone.
> This is only an issue on Macs, really. Windows files almost always have
> extensions already.
> --
> Jacqueline Landman Gay         |     jacque at hyperactivesw.com
> HyperActive Software           |     http://www.hyperactivesw.com
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