LC905rc1 Standalone Weirdness with External Stacks

Bob Sneidar bobsneidar at
Fri Jun 28 18:47:31 EDT 2019

Oh that is interesting. Still, I can see one use case where separating them is a good thing. There have been times I made a change to one or two substacks, and only needed to replace the versions from the "Standalone" with the new one(s). Also, if a stack is a part of the EXE, aren't the read only? In other words, you cannot save things like properties by saving the stack? 

Bob S

> On Jun 28, 2019, at 10:34 , J. Landman Gay via use-livecode <use-livecode at> wrote:
> On 6/28/19 10:35 AM, Bob Sneidar via use-livecode wrote:
>> I'm under the impression that in a standalone, ALL stacks besides the one in the executable are external stacks. That is, the Standalone Builder will copy any substacks to a folder as individual stacks. Even in a MacOS standalone, the package that is the app can be opened and you will find your individual stacks in Resources/_MacOS.
> There is a switch in the Stacks pane of Standalone Settings to control that behavior. If checked, stacks will be separated out to individual stackfiles. The default is to leave substacks attached to the mainstack as they are in the IDE.
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