Standalone won't run

Peter Haworth pete at lcsql.com
Tue Jun 26 15:44:21 CDT 2012


Given that Livecode is supposed to be a cross platform development tool, I
would hope I NEVER have to have different card layouts per platform (
except when crossing over from desktop to mobile of course).

Pete
lcSQL Software <http://www.lcsql.com>



On Tue, Jun 26, 2012 at 1:02 PM, Bob Sneidar <bobs at twft.com> wrote:

> Maybe a better approach would be to have separate card layouts for the
> different OS'es?
>
> Bob
>
>
> On Jun 26, 2012, at 12:38 PM, Peter Haworth wrote:
>
> > I finally tracked this down by using good old fashioned answer dialogs as
> > suggested by Ken.
> >
> > In addition to being the first build I had done under Lion, it was also
> the
> > first build I had done with 5.5 and it seems that the problem was related
> > to 5.5.
> >
> > At startup, I have a handler that goes through my stacks and sets fonts
> > according to platform.  There were no changes in that handler between the
> > stack version I used to make the problematic build and the prior stack
> > version which built fine under 5.0.
> >
> > What I had omitted to to take into accoun was that the substacks
> > property can included some rev stacks in the standalone, for example "ask
> > dialog", "answer dialog", and most significantly in my case
> > "revDatagridLibrary". There are no doubt other stacks that can end up in
> a
> > standalone depending on which libraries it uses
> >
> > My debugging showed that the setting of fonts was causing the standalone
> to
> > abort silently when processing the revDatagridLibrary stack.  This did
> not
> > happen when the application was built using 5.0, only when built with 5.5
> > so some change in the datagrid library brought this issue to light..
> >
> > I changed my code to exclude the rev stacks that are copied into the
> > standalone from the font setting handler and the standalone now runs
> fine.
> >
> > I still don't understand why setting the font of an object would cause a
> > silent abort, seems like there should be an error message of some sort.
> >
> > I am also questioning whether I really need to set fonts like this.  It
> > feels like setting the font of the main stack would cause any other
> > substacks and controls to inherit the main stack's font, except for
> > controls that have a font explicitly defined.  Is that correct?
> >
> >
> > Pete
> > lcSQL Software <http://www.lcsql.com>
> >
> >
> >
> > On Sun, Jun 24, 2012 at 11:04 PM, Ken Corey <ken at kencorey.com> wrote:
> >
> >> Does your code get a chance to run at all?  If so, you can put alerts in
> >> to announce how far the app gets before it's crashing.
> >>
> >> on preOpenStack
> >> answer "preOpenStack"
> >> [...regular code...]
> >> end preOpenStack
> >>
> >> on openStack
> >> answer "openStack"
> >> [...regular...]
> >> end openStack
> >>
> >> and so on.  If LiveCode is running at all before crashing, you get a
> >> chance to find the bug.
> >>
> >> I'm finding with my stacks is that the preOpenCard and openCard handlers
> >> get run much less in the IDE during development.  I'd start by taking a
> >> hard look at those.
> >>
> >> Richard, I don't think it's the executable bit, as the problem seems to
> be
> >> on both platforms, and the computers both are *trying* to run the
> >> standalone.  That wouldn't happen if the executable bit weren't set.
> >>
> >> -Ken
> >>
> >>
> >> On 25/06/2012 02:24, Peter Haworth wrote:
> >>
> >>> Update to this.  I created the standalone on my Windows computer and
> >>> neither the Mac nor the versionswill run so looks like there's a
> problem
> >>> with my stack file.  It runs OK in the IDE though.
> >>>
> >>
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