open stack finds stack in wrong path!?

Devin Asay devin_asay at
Tue Jun 16 12:09:40 EDT 2015

On Jun 16, 2015, at 3:46 AM, Tiemo Hollmann TB <toolbook at> wrote:

> Hi Devin,
> thank you for your explanations.
> Either if I am using *go stack "mainStack.rev"*, or using the explicite path
> *go stack item 1 to -2 of the effective filename of this stack & slash &
> "mainStack.rev"*
> Whatever I do, my standalone always prefers the mainStack.rev from the
> bundle directory and ignores the given path inside the bundle. Only if there
> is no file "mainStack.rev" at the bundle level, the standalone takes the
> "mainStack.rev" from inside the bundle.
> Though there must be some more straight forward approach, the only solution
> I now see is using two different names of the "mainStack.rev", one
> "mainStackOSX.rev" for OS X inside the bundle and one "mainStackWin.rev" at
> bundle level for the windows version, so that my OS X standalone can't catch
> the wrong stack at bundle level anymore. 
> Thanks

Could you create an alias (or dynamic link) from the bundle to the app directory? I don’t know if that would be any advantage, but at least you wouldn’t have to include two different copies of the mainstack. 

Beyond that, this seems like a bug to me (LiveCode recently changed the way they look for files in Mac .app bundles, and this may have been an unintended consequence.) It might be worth a bug report.


Devin Asay
Office of Digital Humanities
Brigham Young University

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