externals and Rev 2.7.x

Chris Sheffield cmsheffield at gmail.com
Tue Sep 26 17:12:25 EDT 2006


If that's the case, then something is not working right. I've got  
"VXCMD_Macho_MC" inside ~/Documents/My Revolution Enterprise/ 
Externals. When I check the externalPackages of stack "home" it is  
not listed. And I am using the PPC engine (iMac G5).

Any other ideas? This is very strange. If I copy the external into / 
Applications/Revolution Enterprise/2.7.4-gm-1, then the external  
becomes available. But it still doesn't show in externalPackages of  
stack "home". It does show in externalPackages of my stack so long as  
I set the externals of my stack to "VXCMD_Macho_MC". Could it be  
something with the external itself?

Chris


On Sep 26, 2006, at 2:41 PM, Trevor DeVore wrote:

> On Sep 26, 2006, at 1:34 PM, Chris Sheffield wrote:
>
>> I'm just now really diving into using Rev 2.7.4, and I must say I  
>> like it! However, I'm having a problem loading externals. Where  
>> should I put my externals so that when I use "set the externals of  
>> this stack to...", it'll load the externals correctly when I open  
>> my stack in Rev? I've tried placing them in /Documents/My  
>> Revolution Enterprise/Externals, but that doesn't seem to be  
>> working. Is this not the correct location? The externalFunctions  
>> property returns empty.
>>
>> These are the Valentina externals, btw (VXCMD_Macho_MC). Using Rev  
>> 2.7.4 and Mac OS X 10.4.7
>
> Chris,
>
> If you are setting externals manually then it doesn't matter where  
> you put them.  You just have to make sure your path is correct.   
> The path will be relative to the engine, not the alias to the  
> engine that Rev creates.
>
> What I like to use in Dev mode is the 3rd party folder which is  
> located in your documents folder
>
> On mac that would be ~/Documents/My Revolution Enterprise/Externals  
> (or Media/Studio)
>
> Any externals in this folder are loaded automatically at startup.   
> You can check that they are available by looking at the  
> externalPackages of stack "home".
>
> One thing to note with Valentina 1.x and 2.7 - you can only use it  
> with the PPC engine or a UB engine that is forced to run under  
> Rosetta (plist setting).
>
> -- 
> Trevor DeVore
> Blue Mango Learning Systems - www.bluemangolearning.com
> trevor at bluemangolearning.com
>
>
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