Standalones from Old HyperCard Stack

Chipp Walters chipp at
Fri Jul 5 20:26:01 EDT 2002

When I started with RR, I also encountered some strange behavior in the IDE.
After awhile, it seemed to go away. I guess I just figured out where the
potholes are. Also, I'm running on WinXP -- my experience running under
MacOS 9+ was worse. More crashes during development. But, the executables
seem remarkably stable!

Once you get the hang of it, it just gets better and better. It has so many
more handlers and functions. I'd recommend you purchasing the manuals if you
get a chance. Great bedtime reading;-)


> in working on a very simple stack, I ran into:
> *numerous execution errors that are clearly pointing to built-in
> RR scripts
> I didn't write
> * mysterious and sudden relocation of the window I am working on as I
> switch out of RR and back
> * on two occasions, the button to return to RR after suspending its UI
> became empty and non-responsive and I could not for the life of me figure
> out how to get back. Even quitting the app didn't work. I had to quit RR.
> * mysterious case where a card/stack suddenly had multiple groups
> (maybe a
> user error, but there was no way I could see that would remove
> the unwanted
> groups; everything I tried seemed to work but the groups never went away)
> * an inability to get create card to make a card with a group on it.
> (Finally sent a note on this one to the list a bit ago).
> It does seem to be stabilizing some, but, boy, it feels like there are a
> lot of rough edges here. Is this just me? I'm running on OS X, by
> the way;
> I have it installed in Win2K and haven't tried building anything there at
> all since Mac is my native environment. But maybe these are OS X
> issues and
> I'd be better off building on Win2K. (I refuse to back to Mac
> Classic; I'd
> switch to WIn2K first!)>

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