Standalone won't run

Peter Haworth pete at
Mon Jun 25 11:53:13 EDT 2012

Thanks for the suggestions.  I was taken aback by the fact that the
standalone quit "silently", no message of any sort except the Finder
message on Snow Leopard that the program had quit "unexpectedly".

That still seems strange to me but I'm realizing that there are several
areas of code that don't get executed in the IDE, only in standalones.  I
have a startup handler for example and there are also sections of code to
do with license checking and checking for updates that I bypass in the IDE
so they are prime candidates.

I'll be checking into all this later today and will take the opportunity to
see if my stack diff tool can help pinpoint any changes in those areas.
lcSQL Software <>

On Sun, Jun 24, 2012 at 11:04 PM, Ken Corey <ken at> wrote:

> Does your code get a chance to run at all?  If so, you can put alerts in
> to announce how far the app gets before it's crashing.
> on preOpenStack
>  answer "preOpenStack"
>  [...regular code...]
> end preOpenStack
> on openStack
>  answer "openStack"
>  [...regular...]
> end openStack
> and so on.  If LiveCode is running at all before crashing, you get a
> chance to find the bug.
> I'm finding with my stacks is that the preOpenCard and openCard handlers
> get run much less in the IDE during development.  I'd start by taking a
> hard look at those.
> Richard, I don't think it's the executable bit, as the problem seems to be
> on both platforms, and the computers both are *trying* to run the
> standalone.  That wouldn't happen if the executable bit weren't set.
> -Ken
> On 25/06/2012 02:24, Peter Haworth wrote:
>> Update to this.  I created the standalone on my Windows computer and
>> neither the Mac nor the versionswill run so looks like there's a problem
>> with my stack file.  It runs OK in the IDE though.
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