Setting Document Associations With OS X (was Re: Help with setRegistry?)

Ken Ray kray at
Fri Aug 2 14:23:01 EDT 2002


You're right. The problem you're running into is that the latest release
version of Revolution is 1.1.1 which creates Carbon apps, but they are not
Mach-O compatible, so you don't get any Package Contents. I was working with
a prerelease edition of the next version of Revolution which uses the latest
MetaCard 2.4.3 engine which *is* Mach-O compatible, so I used MC 2.4.3 to
build my standalone (which worked following the instructions I provided).

(Sorry about that.)

I'll see if there's something that can be done in the interim...

(BTW: You don't happen to have access to a release copy of MetaCard, do you?
You might be able to build an executable using the MC engine for right now
until the next version of Rev is released...)

Ken Ray
Sons of Thunder Software
Email: kray at
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Troy Rollins" <troy at>
To: <use-revolution at>
Sent: Friday, August 02, 2002 1:07 PM
Subject: Re: Setting Document Associations With OS X (was Re: Help with

> On Friday, August 2, 2002, at 11:49  AM, Ken Ray wrote:
> > OK, I'm back. :-)
> >
> > Here's what you need to do in OS X... I'm assuming a creator code of
> > "STS1"
> > and an extension of "sts" - remember the original app was called
> > "TestAE":
> >
> > 1) Create your standalone (in my case it was "").
> > 2) Find your standalone in the Finder, control-click it and choose "Show
> > Package Contents".
> Ken,
> My tests break down at step 2. My machine lists the standalone as a
> "classic application" (obviously I built as an OSX application), and not
> a package - therefore it will not open with "Show Package Contents"
> (that menu item never gets shown).
> ???
> --
> Troy
> RPSystems, LTD
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