J. Landman Gay
jacque at hyperactivesw.com
Fri Dec 17 11:22:29 EST 2004
On 12/17/04 7:45 AM, doug rogers wrote:
>> New to Revolution. May be a convert from HyperCard :-) Playing with
>> the 30 day demo.
I think you'll be happy. After an initial unlearning curve -- you have
to forget a few HC-specific behaviors and reorganize your brain around
some others -- you will be amazed at what this engine can do.
>> 3) :-) I have had Rev quit a couple of times developing this little
>> stack, as Rev pages in and out of RAM, I think. Maybe it's the calls
>> to the applescript, which seem to launch HyperCard in Classic. So I
>> need to get that applescript up to where I can deal with it.
There are some issues if you imported your original HC stack. Crashes
are often because the stack wasn't compacted well enough in HC before
the import. Try going back to HC, and compact three times in a row,
doing nothing else in between. Then bring the stack into Rev. I can't
tell you how important this is. Stacks that crashed for me intially
behaved fine after I did a triple-compact in HC first.
If the problem still occurs, try setting the hcAddressing of the stack
to false. This turns off the HC-specific object referencing
requirements, but also seems to help in some other ways. I'm not sure why.
Make sure you save the stack to disk immediately after bringing it into
Rev. That seems to help too.
>> 5) and I forget because I was interrupted by my daughter... hmmmm....
>> you can't help me with that :-) Oh! MIDI! I have another stack which I
>> would like to work on which depends on an xcmd (XCMD?) which does a
>> call to Quicktime to export out a MIDI file. Anyone working on this
>> kind of stuff?
If your XCMD doesn't work, you might try just issuing AppleScript
commands to QuickTime Player. I haven't looked, but I suspect Player
would support this sort of thing.
Jacqueline Landman Gay | jacque at hyperactivesw.com
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