Sample stacks / revOnline [was: Re: Suggestion: Non-Appbuilding Community Edition]

Kevin Miller kevin at
Mon Sep 6 10:14:18 EDT 2021

Upgrading this could be a very useful project. There is a lot of content in there but it has the issues you list.

Kind regards,


Kevin Miller ~ kevin at ~
LiveCode: Develop Yourself

On 06/09/2021, 14:11, "use-livecode on behalf of Alex Tweedly via use-livecode" <use-livecode-bounces at on behalf of use-livecode at> wrote:

    In the main thread, I mentioned that I found revOnline (aka "Sample 
    Stacks"), but didn't say how or why. Here the answer to that ...

    It has:

    - no differentiation between 'libraries' and 'examples'

    - it has no support for script-only stacks, which is surely the way most 
    libraries will be done nowadays.

    - a left hand scrolling box with ~90 'categories', in no particular 
    order, no grouping

    - grid vs list view - list shows you a list, which is basically the same 
    as a 1-wide grid rather than 2-wide, plus a larger view of some random 
    other item (OK, it's not random - it simply doesn't update when it should)

    - updates when you click on the picture - but gives no cursor hint that 
    you can do that

    - a drop-down list for sort order - which isn't sized adequately when 
    you first open revonline

    - a 'search' box which must search something, but I don't know what. 
    There is a sample stack called "Compare stack scripts", and which is 
    tagged as "compare" - but isn't found if you search for "compare".

    - and I usually find things via "browser + google" (or similar) and the 
    stuff in samples stacks isn't visible that way.

    Hmmmm - maybe I've just found my next project :-)


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