Mac Standalone/Pkg Weirdness

Tom Glod tom at makeshyft.com
Wed Nov 21 18:49:34 EST 2018


Hi Rick....unfortunately I don't even own a mac at the moment so I am
afraid I cannot be of much help...but knowing this community, someone else
will come along soon :)



On Wed, Nov 21, 2018 at 3:43 PM Rick Harrison via use-livecode <
use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:

> Hi Tom,
>
> I just checked the size of the icns icon in the resources folder,
> and it says it is 2.9mb in size so I’m assuming that is probably OK.
>
> Other ideas?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Rick
>
> > On Nov 21, 2018, at 2:00 PM, Tom Glod via use-livecode <
> use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> >
> > I'm not sure if this applies fully to your case ......i remember building
> > mac standalones and having to manually replace the standalone icns icon
> in
> > the resources folder.  u can tell which one needs replacing because the
> > byte size of the icon is 0.
> >
> > but i used to set the application icon in the standalone settings.  maybe
> > the problems are related.
> >
> > On Wed, Nov 21, 2018 at 12:26 PM Rick Harrison via use-livecode <
> > use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> >
> >> I have a Macintosh stack that I have set the
> >> Application Icon and the Small Application Icon
> >> to .png icons on a card.  They work fine in the IDE.
> >> (MacBook Pro, macOS High Sierra, LC 9.0.1)
> >>
> >> When I create a Standalone and test it.  It works
> >> fine and they show up in my ask and answer dialogs.
> >>
> >> After packaging everything up in the Terminal I end up
> >> with a package that installs just fine.  The standalone
> >> from that package works fine on my development
> >> computer - (MacBook Pro.)
> >>
> >> I copied the package to a USB Thumb-drive.  I then
> >> plugged it into another older iMac running El-Capitan
> >> to test it. The package installs the app just fine.
> >> The app runs fine except that now the ask and answer
> >> dialogs do not display the icons!
> >>
> >> Also of interest, I had set the Destroy-stack property
> >> set to true so that when the user quits the application
> >> the application doesn’t stay in memory.  (I tried this
> >> stack on a new mac mini running Mojave too, (yes
> >> I know that LC doesn’t officially support Mojave yet
> >> but I thought I would try it anyway.))  The app ran
> >> fine except for the icon problem again, and this time
> >> when I quit the application, the icon down in the dock
> >> that shows running applications never went away
> >> even after the app quit.  It looks like Destroy-stack
> >> isn’t working.
> >>
> >> Suggestions?
> >>
> >> Thanks,
> >>
> >> Rick
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