how to autodetect inclusions in a password protected stack

Mark Waddingham mark at
Fri Oct 15 03:46:24 EDT 2021

On 2021-10-15 08:41, Tiemo via use-livecode wrote:
> When you build a standalone, the inclusions can't be detected 
> automatically,
> when the stack is pw protected.
> I am working with pw protected stacks and have copied manually the 
> needed
> externals in my externals folder on windows or in the app bundle on mac 
> from
> the beginning of the days.
> After years I am asking myself, what the regular approach is. Is there 
> is an
> automated build including the externals with pw protected stacks? How 
> is
> this meant to be done correctly?

If your stacks are password protected then the automated detection 
process cannot run as it needs to iterated over all scripts looking for 
keywords to suggest what you are using (a process which is, 
unfortunately, not 100% reliable).

Therefore, in this case you have to select inclusions manually in the 
Standalone Builder and choose the things you use explicitly.

Warmest Regards,


Mark Waddingham ~ mark at ~
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