Mac Standalone/Pkg Weirdness

Tom Glod tom at makeshyft.com
Wed Nov 21 18:50:29 EST 2018


lol..you know what....2.9 megs for a icon seems awefully big...... try
smaller files. ???? shot in the dark literally.

On Wed, Nov 21, 2018 at 6:49 PM Tom Glod <tom at makeshyft.com> wrote:

> 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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