AW: Problems with revxml external - solved

Tiemo Hollmann TB toolbook at kestner.de
Wed Oct 17 04:40:16 EDT 2012


Just FYI,
after searching, testing and debugging for 2 days I created another
standalone this morning without changing anything and everything runs smooth
as ever.
Sometimes it seems to me that LC on windows makes strange things.
Tiemo

> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: use-livecode [mailto:use-livecode-bounces at lists.runrev.com] Im
> Auftrag von Tiemo Hollmann TB
> Gesendet: Dienstag, 16. Oktober 2012 16:11
> An: 'How to use LiveCode'
> Betreff: AW: Problems with revxml external
> 
> Hello Mark,
> thanks for jumping in.
> you are right, actually my application is a splash stack, which creates
> the standalone and calls my main program in a second stackfile, where I am
> using the xml functions (while the splash stack keeps in memory, just
> hidden) - which worked fine in the past.
> First I tried your suggestion with "start using ..." my splash stack in my
> "second stack". It results in the same error.
> I couldn't test to make my "second stack" to a substack of my splash
> stack, because itself is a main stack with several substacks.
> I copied the relevant xml statements from my second stack to my splash
> stack in a test button, just for testing and I get the same error already
> in my splash stack, where I am sure it is the standalone.
> So it seems to be something is going wrong in my splash stack.
> Another issue appeared now when closing the standalone after the revxml
> functions failed. When closing the application I get from time to time a
> windows error "mystandalone for windows doesn't work anymore" (translated
> from German). This seems to indicate - for my small knowledge - any kind
> of memory issue. Could there be a memory conflict with a custom external
> or something like this? (I just can't deactivate the custom external for
> testing)
> Thanks, Tiemo
> 
> > -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> > Von: use-livecode [mailto:use-livecode-bounces at lists.runrev.com] Im
> > Auftrag von Mark Schonewille
> > Gesendet: Dienstag, 16. Oktober 2012 15:09
> > An: How to use LiveCode
> > Betreff: Re: Problems with revxml external
> >
> > Dear Tiemo,
> >
> > Did you attach the external to the stack that is actually used to
> > build a standalone? Is it possible that one mainstack is loading the
> > external while another mainstack is calling it? Perhaps you can solve
> > this by making one stack a substack of the other or by using a
> > separate stack that loads all externals and "start using" that stack.
> >
> > --
> > Best regards,
> >
> > Mark Schonewille
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> >
> > On 16 okt 2012, at 12:35, Tiemo Hollmann TB wrote:
> >
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > I have problems with the revxml external in an old LC 4.6.2 program
> > > on
> > W7.
> > >
> > > Everything worked with my xml functions for a long time without
> > problems.
> > > Since I worked on an update and made several other changes the
> > > revxml seems not to work anymore in a standalone. In IDE everything
> > > still works
> > fine.
> > >
> > > I checked the standalone options, selected the XML library manually
> > > and also by search for the required inclusions. The revxml external
> > > seems to be loaded correct, it shows up in the externalpackages in
> > > stack "home" in the IDE and in stack "revExternalLibrary" in my
> > > standalone. But calling xml functions, like "revcreateXMLTree()" or
> > > "revcreateXMLTreeFromFile()" I just get an "error in function handler"
> > as the result.
> > >
> > > Copying the same piece of code into a fresh new stack and testing
> > > the standalone in the same folder (with the revxml.dll in the
> > > externals subfolder), everything works correct. So there must be any
> > > kind of conflict in my old stack. But I have no idea, where to look
> > > for or how to go on testing and debugging. Have you ever encountered
> > > such behavior with externals? Could there be a conflict with other
> externals?
> > >
> > > Any ideas where and what to look for highly appreciated.
> > >
> > > Tiemo
> > >
> >
> >
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