savingStandalone message

Ali Lloyd ali.lloyd at livecode.com
Tue Nov 15 22:58:55 CET 2016


Ah yes, I had unthinkingly just corrected the folder parameter to
standaloneSaved, but I will have to do it in the array data for backwards
compatibility I suppose.

On Tue, Nov 15, 2016 at 8:51 PM Richard Gaskin <ambassador at fourthworld.com>
wrote:

> Ali Lloyd wrote:
>
>  > I was thinking a parameter array would be better than many additional
>  > params. That way, additional info is cheap.
>  >
>  > So currently the proposed params are:
>  > - current build platform
>  > - current build target/architecture (to disambiguate between 32 bit/64
>  > bit/both)
>  > - total number of standalones to build
>  > - which standalone of the total is being built
>  > - build folder
>
> That all sounds very good to me.
>
>  > Richard, what's the rationale for having the target folder before the
>  > standalone is built, considering you get the folder as a parameter to
>  > standaloneSaved? It *sort of* strikes me as a recipe for disaster, but
>  > that's just a feeling I'm getting.
>
> I was actually thinking of the other message, standaloneSaved.
> Currently we get an incomplete path, and have to guess what the part
> will be for each OS.  Most of the time we can guess correctly, but if
> that ever changes we need to guess again.  If we just had the complete
> path to the folder containing the freshly-build executable we'd be done
> with guessing altogether.
>
> Middle ground: if we kept the partial path as it is now, and added a
> platform param to standaloneSaved as proposed for savingStandalone, and
> if that param was also the exact name of the target subfolder, I'd be
> quite happy.
>
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>   Fourth World Systems
>   Software Design and Development for the Desktop, Mobile, and the Web
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