How to calm down the Standalone Builder?

J. Landman Gay jacque at
Tue Feb 6 13:12:16 EST 2018

I'm not sure the problem is profiles. Do you have "search for inclusions" 
selected? If so, the sb has to open every stack to search. Even if you 
don't use any inclusions, it may be doing that anyway, and also the ask and 
answer dialogs are always selected by default.

If you haven't already done it, choose to select inclusions manually so the 
sb won't scan everything.

Jacqueline Landman Gay         |     jacque at
HyperActive Software           |

On February 6, 2018 12:37:43 AM Richard Gaskin via use-livecode 
<use-livecode at> wrote:

> I've been tasked with resurrecting an old app that was last built with
> MetaCard.  What I loved about MC was that it only did what I asked it
> to, so when it comes to building a standalone it couldn't be easier: it
> bound the engine to the stack file I wanted and that was it.  If I
> wanted anything else I scripted it.
> Trying to build with LC is a nightmare.  It's fine for things that I've
> built specifically for the LC IDE (and since it's been years since I've
> used MC that's pretty much everything I work on), but this one is
> driving me crazy.
> I'll spare you the step by step of all the weirdness I'm seeing (the
> duplicate stack warning about stacks in a "Windows" directory that
> doesn't exist, or the error dialog at the end that just displays raw
> error data, and everything in between), and just get to what I think is
> the point:
> How do I tell LC's SB to not do a damn thing but attach the engine to my
> specified stack file?
> I think what it's doing is running through the stackfiles property and
> then loading every stack in those files trying to
> remove/alter/preserver/gawdknowswhat with profiles.  But I never use
> profiles, never needed 'em, never cared for the idea, and all I really
> want is for LC to just stop poking around in things that aren't the
> stack file I'm trying to bind to.  But it seems all my guesses about the
> profile options are wrong, since I can't find a combination which is the
> equivalent of "Stop mucking around in other stack files and just do what
> I'm telling you to do!".
> I can write a handler for the pre- and post-build messages, stripping
> and restoring the stackfiles listing.  If needed.  Seems silly to need
> that, though.
> Am I mising something obvious to get LC's Standalone Builder to calm
> down and just do the one thing I need it to do?
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