where does the standalonebuilder saves the substacks in an Mac OS App?

J. Landman Gay jacque at hyperactivesw.com
Wed Mar 15 02:44:59 EDT 2017

On 3/14/17 6:58 PM, Matthias Rebbe via use-livecode wrote:
> is it correct when the standalone settings of an stack are set to
> move substacks into individual stack files that under Mac OS X the
> substacks in an compiled app (e.g. test.app) are stored
> in 'test.app/Contents/Resources/_MacOS/‘ instead of being stored in
> 'test.app/Contents/MacOS/'

Yes, Apple required that change a while ago.

> And if this is correct, how do i open them? At the moment my button
> script (go stack …) , which works for Windows does not open the
> substacks in MacOS X. If i move the substacks manually to
> 'test.app/Contents/MacOS/' then of course my scripts can open them
> w/o modification.

Apple doesn't want anything in the folder except the executable now. The 
best way to handle the files is to use specialFolderPath("resources") as 
the directory. That will alway point to the correct location on any OS. 
On Mac, it specifies the Resources folder (and is a synonym for the 
engine folder for legacy stacks.) So your path should be:

  specialFolderPath("resources") & "/stackname.livecode"

It will work on Windows too.

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