Modifying revErrorReport

William Prothero prothero at
Sun Jan 24 01:49:48 EST 2016

One problem with using the built-in error report feature is that if a user is operating on a public computer, it may not have local email support. For instance, I had an app that generated an error report on a Windows machine and it didn’t have outlook set up, so it didn’t happen. 

I’ve set up my server so I can send emails through it, from Livecode standalones. i think that’s a much more robust way of sending error reports. I’ve only just gotten it working so i can also upload and email attachments, mainly so student work can be sent to instructors, if needed. It’s php based. It was a pain getting the headers right and there was a bug in the example in the documentation that made it even more difficult to get working.

Anyway, let me know if you would like my tutorial stack when I get it done in a day or so.


> On Jan 23, 2016, at 3:42 PM, tbodine <bodine at> wrote:
> Hi All.
> Last year, I modified revErrorReport in LC 6.5.1 in order to add more
> environment data (platform, version #, etc) to users' emailed Bug Reports.
> That worked well.
> Now that I'm working in LC 7.1.1, I need to repeat those modifications to
> revErrorReport*. But upon saving the edited stack, I get an error: 
> "Can't save stack revErrorReport due to an error: Can't open stack backup
> file  Check the file path, and make sure you have sufficient permissions."
> I have enabled all permissions (working on Win 7), but the save error
> persists.  Anyone know what "stack backup file" this refers to or have any
> other ideas about this?
> Thanks,
> Tom
> * a substack of "revstandalonesettings.rev"
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