Can't Move Backward

Ray ray at linkit.com
Fri Jan 9 22:47:07 CET 2015


Scott - thanks again.  I just tried that and unfortunately it doesn't work.

I forgot to mention that I've also tried 'exit to top' on the first 
card's preOpenStack handler.  I believe this would also stop any scripts 
from running.  Nonetheless, even choosing Open Stack... from Livecode 
6.5.2's File menu produces the same error displaying "There was a 
problem opening that stack: file is not a stack" and does not open the 
stack file in any way.

On 1/9/2015 5:20 PM, Scott Rossi wrote:
> I believe what Mike was suggesting was to turn on lock messages, then use “Open Stack…" in the File menu to launch the stack.  This should prevent any startup scripts from firing, and you should then be able to choose "Save As…" and resave the stack.
>
> I haven’t done this with 7.0.1 but have done this often with 6.x and previous stacks.
>
> Regards,
>
> Scott Rossi
> Creative Director
> Tactile Media, UX/UI Design
>
> On Jan 9, 2015, at 12:08 PM, Ray <ray at linkit.com> wrote:
>
>> Mike - thanks for the idea but even a script like this fails
>>    on mouseUp
>>       lock messages
>>       go stack [legacyStackPath]
>>    end mouseUp
>>
>> The result is the file I chose is not a stack file.
>>
>> So currently I can't open a stack which is a nearly two years of work in an older version of Livecode.  Meanwhile, 7.0.1 is so full of bugs (even playing a sound after 'waiting till sound is done' crashes) I can barely use the stack.  I failed to maintain piles of old versions of my project trusting Livecode's claim that a release is stable and relying on the legacy saving ability.  Both of these have failed leaving me pleading for suggestions.
>>
>> Anybody?
>>
>> -------- Original message --------
>> From: Mike Bonner <bonnmike at gmail.com>
>> Date:01/09/2015 12:38 PM (GMT-04:00)
>> To: How to use LiveCode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>
>> Cc:
>> Subject: Re: Can't Move Backward
>>
>> You might turn off messages before opening the stack to see if it loads.
>> Also, if you're double clicking to open the stack, try using the file menu
>> instead.
>>
>> On Fri, Jan 9, 2015 at 7:19 AM, Ray <ray at linkit.com> wrote:
>>
>>> I'm trying a "Save As" on a stack file last saved in 7.0.1 so I can open
>>> it in 6.5.2, the last stable version of Livecode that I know of.
>>>
>>> The choices are:
>>>     Legacy Livecode Stack (5.5)
>>>     Legacy Livecode Stack (2.7)
>>>     Legacy Livecode Stack (2.4)
>>>
>>> I would imagine my copy of Livecode 6.5.2 would open a stack file saved as
>>> Legacy 5.5, but it doesn't.  I can't remember back as far as 2.7 and 2.4.
>>>
>>> I am able to create a new, empty stack file in 7.0.1, save it in legacy
>>> 5.5 and then open it in 6.5.2 so there's apparently something going on with
>>> the first stack file.  However, Livecode should open it and produce script
>>> errors which I can then find and fix.  If Livecode 6.5.2 doesn't even open
>>> it then I'm stuck.
>>>
>>> Does anybody know how to move backward away from the many problems 7.0.1
>>> has without having to re-write years of work?
>>>
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