There's no place like Home

James Richards jamesjrichards at
Thu Jun 7 06:50:05 EDT 2007

You could do a lot worse than look at the HyperCard Home stack as a 
starting point for drawing in 'hobbyist' users (like me).  If your Home 
Stack is simply a launcher perhaps you could package different kinds of 
Home stacks for different kinds of users - something along the lines of 
the HC User level approach, or something that would work for different 
kinds of switchers e.g. a Home stack fro switchers from SuperCard - or 

James J Richards

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On 7 Jun, 2007, at 05:39, Richard Gaskin wrote:

> Joe Lewis Wilkins wrote:
> > On Jun 6, 2007, at 8:23 PM, Chipp Walters wrote:
> >> Any stack which launches everytime Rev does, goes into the
> >> memory footprint and possibly adds frontscripts, backscripts
> >> providing more opportunity to mess with the fragile IDE.
> >
> > I agree completely with Chipp. Good readily and obviously available
> > template stacks much as Judy outlined them would be far more useful
> > and much less dangerous.
> I should clarify that I do too. The Home stack is currently a 
> necessity in any IDE, so the impact in memory would not change.  And 
> in keeping with MetaCard's central mandate, "Do No Harm", I can't 
> imagine why any Home stack would need any frontScripts or backScripts. 
>  HC never supported either feature, and we needn't much up any new 
> Home stack with them.  It should be simple and self-contained, far 
> simpler than RevOnline and, unlike RevOnline, open source for user 
> modification.
> -- 
>  Richard Gaskin
>  Managing Editor, revJournal
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