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by Kay Tate
Fri Jan 03, 2014 6:40 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Unexpected file name conversion and stack damage
Replies: 3
Views: 1999

Re: Unexpected file name conversion and stack damage

More than a thousand, I'm sure., and maybe twice that many since I don't have entries every day, but some days I can have up to 8 of them for different meetings. It is my business notebook starting in 2009. If this is the likely problem, I started fixing it last night. I fortunately had a backup fro...
by Kay Tate
Fri Jan 03, 2014 5:56 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Unexpected file name conversion and stack damage
Replies: 3
Views: 1999

Unexpected file name conversion and stack damage

I have been using a converted Hypercard stack with Revolution and now LiveCode for about four years. It is on a Mac. I update it daily with the date at the top of the end card of the stack -- it is my notebook. The first of the year (yesterday), the stack suddenly reverted to a December 18 version a...
by Kay Tate
Tue Feb 03, 2009 6:41 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: Converting HyperCard stacks to separate file substacks
Replies: 8
Views: 1335

One idea is to do basically what you were doing in HC: have the data stacks as separate stacks (and therefore separate files. The alternative is to use a splash screen approach, where your splash screen stack has nothing except a launcher for a different stack. Thanks. I may not have been using ter...
by Kay Tate
Tue Feb 03, 2009 5:13 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: Converting HyperCard stacks to separate file substacks
Replies: 8
Views: 1335

Right - but in the development environment your substacks are... er... substacks of the mainstack. If they were in a different folder from the mainstack you'd either have to use an absolute location (ugh) or use the defaultFolder property. Assuming the substacks are in a subfolder located in the sa...
by Kay Tate
Mon Feb 02, 2009 7:26 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: Converting HyperCard stacks to separate file substacks
Replies: 8
Views: 1335

I have continued to look through postings for other things that I may be missing. Is there some syntax I have to use to ensure that the correct file gets opened for a substack if it is not in the main stack? The buttons I have been using in the development environment just say on mouseUp open first ...
by Kay Tate
Mon Feb 02, 2009 7:10 am
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: Converting HyperCard stacks to separate file substacks
Replies: 8
Views: 1335

"substacks that are in separate files"... Are these in separate files in your development environment or are they substacks of the main stack? If they're substacks, when you created the standalone did you select the checkbox to make them separate files? If so, you may need to set the defaultFolder ...
by Kay Tate
Sun Feb 01, 2009 8:35 pm
Forum: Linux
Topic: Converting a POWER Mac HyperCard app to SuSE Linux
Replies: 8
Views: 4885

In looking at the strace, it looks like the Linux runtime does not even try to find the substack files. When I click on the buttons to open them, the button highlights, but nothing happens. Any other ideas? I was able to fix somethings in the packaging, but now I find that it does not try to open t...
by Kay Tate
Sun Feb 01, 2009 8:23 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: Command-F documentation for HCard Find behavior?
Replies: 0
Views: 570

Command-F documentation for HCard Find behavior?

I need to do arbitrary text string searches on my new Rev stacks. I would like not to have to write a button on each of the stacks just to do this. Is there somewhere that the modal behavior of the Find menu item is documented? I looked in the User Guide and Dictionary and was unsuccessful at figuri...
by Kay Tate
Sun Feb 01, 2009 8:11 pm
Forum: Getting Started with LiveCode - Experienced Developers
Topic: Converting HyperCard stacks to separate file substacks
Replies: 8
Views: 1335

Converting HyperCard stacks to separate file substacks

I built a number of very successful stacks in HCard. They are all opened from my old HCard Home card, sort of like my own desktop. Some of the stacks are quite large. I converted them to run on Rev using a trial of Studio. I have a primary stack that has a bunch of links on it that open substacks th...
by Kay Tate
Thu Jan 22, 2009 4:41 am
Forum: Converting to LiveCode
Topic: Order of closing stacks and files
Replies: 2
Views: 2934

I don't think there is a reason to keep "substacks" in separate files. Thanks, Mark for your advice. I have all of the substacks attached to a single "replacement Home" card as an anchor and main stack. It looks like the original HyperCard Home stack except that the stack icons have been replaced f...
by Kay Tate
Thu Jan 22, 2009 12:06 am
Forum: Converting to LiveCode
Topic: Order of closing stacks and files
Replies: 2
Views: 2934

Order of closing stacks and files

I have a main stack with (so far) 7 substacks. The main stack and each of the substacks is in a separate file because I need to manage each of those data sets independently. I have seemingly randomly lost changes I made to the substacks while I was developing them. I thought I was very careful to do...
by Kay Tate
Wed Jan 21, 2009 11:11 pm
Forum: Converting to LiveCode
Topic: "Find" display is mystifying
Replies: 0
Views: 1922

"Find" display is mystifying

I use the HyperCard "find" on my stack text a lot. I thought I was going to have to program a menu or "find button" on my stacks, and then I discovered the "find" menu in Revolution. The first few times I used it, it picked the stack as the target, picked the fields as a target, searched the text, g...
by Kay Tate
Wed Jan 21, 2009 11:09 pm
Forum: Converting to LiveCode
Topic: "Find" display is mystifying
Replies: 0
Views: 2429

"Find" display is mystifying

I use the HyperCard "find" on my stack text a lot. I thought I was going to have to program a menu or "find button" on my stacks, and then I discovered the "find" menu in Revolution. The first few times I used it, it picked the stack as the target, picked the fields as a target, searched the text, g...
by Kay Tate
Mon Jan 19, 2009 5:37 pm
Forum: Linux
Topic: Converting a POWER Mac HyperCard app to SuSE Linux
Replies: 8
Views: 4885

I do have separate files for the substacks, so I will check the permissions at my next chance. I'm sure my uid is different on the systems, so I am crossing my fingers. Update. I was tranferring the files on a FAT32 file system on a memory stick, so when it was mounted on Linux it came up with my o...
by Kay Tate
Mon Jan 19, 2009 4:23 pm
Forum: Linux
Topic: Converting a POWER Mac HyperCard app to SuSE Linux
Replies: 8
Views: 4885

Thanks, folks. I do have separate files for the substacks, so I will check the permissions at my next chance. I'm sure my uid is different on the systems, so I am crossing my fingers. Mark, I actually downloaded Studio for the trial period. I didn't think Media could make all of the changes I though...

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