7.0.0 dp 5

Richard Gaskin ambassador at fourthworld.com
Wed May 28 10:40:55 EDT 2014


Phil Jimmieson wrote:

> Currently, if you save a stack with version 7 of LiveCode and try and open it with version 6.6.1 (for example) you get the message:
>
> "Unable to open stack: Stack is corrupted, check for ~ backup file."
>
> Could Rev not get LiveCode to read the version number off the stack when it tried to open it and report back a different message if you're trying to open a stack that appears to come from a later, incompatible version of LiveCode. This is especially important when we have so many versions of LiveCode that are current and it is easy to make a mistake and save the stack with a test version. Of course they can't retro-fit version 5 et al, but all the currently in progress versions and any future versions could have this feature.  The message you get could be something along the lines of:
>
> "This stack cannot be opened by this version of LiveCode. It was most recently saved by a version of LiveCode newer than this one."
>
> That would help people figure out what the problem was…
>
> What do people think?

I think you should submit that as a feature request.  It would be very, 
very helpful, not only providing specific useful guidance but also for 
maintaining LC's good reputation with its robust file format.

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