Is it a LiveCode bug or a Lion bug?

Bob Sneidar bobs at
Thu Aug 30 12:44:16 EDT 2012

There was other isses that seemed to be related to what you are seeing now, that is opening a stack to launch LC cause some kind of timing issue. Instead of LC waiting until all the plugins and whatnot were loaded before opening the stack, it seemed like LC was trying to run the stack scripts before it was ready. I thought this had been dealt with. I can only think that it may be possible to check some condition to see if LC was fully loaded before proceeding would be a good workaround. Have you tried to see if the revTools stack was open before proceeding and recalling the script in a few seconds if not?


On Aug 30, 2012, at 8:53 AM, stgoldberg at wrote:

> I just upgraded from LiveCode 4.0.0, running on OS 10.6.8 to a new computer with  LiveCode 5.5.1, running on OS 10.7.4, and noticed the following problem for the following script:
> on openStack
>   choose browse tool
>   close stack "revTools"
> end openStack
> In the older versions of LiveCode and Mac, when the above script is placed in the mainstack's stack Script Editor and the stack is opened from scratch (LiveCode is not previously open), the script works fine; the browse tool becomes selected and the Tools Palette closes. However, in the newer setup, it doesn't work; the Tools Palette stays open and the browse tool is not selected.  Interestingly, there is no problem if LiveCode is already open prior to opening the stack.  However, if the stack is opened when LiveCode is not already open, the script fails in the newer setup.
> Does anyone have an idea as to the cause of the bug and how it might be circumvented?  Thanks.
> Stephen Goldberg
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