Real-time stack updating

Richard Miller wow at
Wed Oct 11 11:02:45 EDT 2006

Hi Mark,

I solved the problem by initiating everything from the standalone.  
The problem had to do with the stack (the one being updated)  
remaining in memory even though its destroystack was true, it had  
been closed, and "the openstacks" showed no sign of it.

Thanks for your help.


On Oct 11, 2006, at 9:25 AM, Mark Schonewille wrote:

> Hi Richard,
> The info you provided doesn't make anything clear, because it says  
> nothing about how your scripts work. If I understand your original  
> post correctly, the problem is not the updating or downloading of  
> the stacks, but the inability to access the data. So, what triggers  
> the script that reads the data? Can you post the handler which  
> calls this script, for a start?
> Mark
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> Op 11-okt-2006, om 14:33 heeft Richard Miller het volgende geschreven:
>> Hi Mark,
>> We actually have two programs that have similar updating  
>> processes. Both of these are downloaded by our users from our web  
>> site.
>> This second program has three possible substacks, any one of which  
>> may have an update waiting for download. We could have gone with  
>> an automatic update process that occurs at startup, but the  
>> thought was to give our users the option to update at their  
>> convenience. With this second program, one of the substacks is a  
>> fair bit larger and not something we necessarily wanted to force a  
>> user to wait for upon startup. So an "update" button simply  
>> becomes visible on the opening page of the main stack at startup  
>> if an update is available.
>> To answer your first questions, there's no preopenstack handler  
>> involved and no lockmessages command used anywhere. The sequence  
>> of commands is:
>> (From inside stack 2.. the .rev stack)
>>     Close this stack
>>     Open stack 1
>> (From inside stack 1.... the .exe stack)
>>     Delete stack 2
>>     Download new stack 2
>>     Open stack 2
>> Thanks.
>> Richard
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