SuckUp-SpitOut OS9 app
scott at elementarysoftware.com
Tue Apr 1 05:03:37 EDT 2008
Fantastic! That does the trick. Thanks so much.
(Now with 20% less chalk dust !)
email scott at elementarysoftware.com
On Apr 1, 2008, at 1:19 AM, Mark Schonewille wrote:
> Hi Scott,
> On both Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 you need to set the filetype to "????
> APPL" (or use whatever creator type you have chosen for your
> application instead of the question marks).
> Best regards,
> Mark Schonewille
> Economy-x-Talk Consulting and Software Engineering
> A large collection of scripts for HyperCard, Revolution, SuperCard
> and other programming languages can be found at http://runrev.info
> On 1 apr 2008, at 09:34, Scott Morrow wrote:
>> While I seem able to suck up a Windows executable (into a custom
>> prop) and then spit it out in working order, I'm having trouble
>> doing the same with Mac OS9 applications.
>> In addition to sucking up the application with < url ("binfile:" &
>> tPathToApp) >
>> I also get the resource fork using < get URL ("resfile:" &
>> tPathToApp) >
>> I then reconstitute the application with < put (the uApplication
>> of this stack) into URL ("binfile:" & tInstallPath) >
>> and reset the resources using < put (the uAppResource of this
>> stack) into URL ("resfile:" & tInstallPath) >
>> ResEdit shows the resources for the reconstituted OS9 app to be in
>> place but something obviously isn't quite right as the app loses
>> its icon and opens with TextEdit when double-clicked. I'm hoping
>> someone will know what I'm doing wrong...
>> Enterprise 2.9.0 rc-4
>> PPC OSX 10.5 (& 10.2)
>> -Scott Morrow
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