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Livecode extension

Posted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:41 am
by MaxV
Hi,
why this forum doesn't accept the .livecode and .rev extensions for attachments?
Zipping and unzipping my stack.livecode every time is a loss of time and newcomers don't understand. Moreover on Mac the zip program add strange folders like .DS_Store or __MACOSX and other operating system users can't understand that they aren't of livecode.

Re: Livecode extension

Posted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:45 am
by Klaus
Hi Max,
MaxV wrote:Hi,
why this forum doesn't accept the .livecode and .rev extensions for attachments?
I have no idea.


Best

Klaus

Re: Livecode extension

Posted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:58 pm
by bogs
Max's question is a good one, though, so I became curious if it was an actual file thing, or just a name thing. I took a script with a livecode extension, and simply changed the extension to something else (works in email, figured why not).
Upload file dialog wrote: The extension text is not allowed.
The extension livecode is not allowed.
The extension pdf is not allowed.
[stack with gif extension]
It was not possible to determine the dimensions of the image.
In the end, I just changed ".livecode" to ".zip", and it uploaded no problem, but I can see issues with people who skim-read and download something like that. Caveat emptor, I think the warning to change the extension back should be enough :)
routineTester.zip
This one is just renamed, change 'zip' to 'livecode' to look.
(4.24 KiB) Downloaded 99 times
Another funny thing I found was that actually zipping the file left livecode in the name, and it uploaded just because .zip was added, go figure.
routineTester.livecode.zip
This is an actual zip file!
(2.1 KiB) Downloaded 96 times
I also can't figure out why you wouldn't be able to just upload the stack directly Max, after all the stacks weigh in at what, 10s of kb ? but ultimately you might want to just host it and link it or add .zip to it, cause this board don't like nothing but images and .zip :(

Re: Livecode extension

Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:31 am
by MaxV
Please, can you advice LCNeil memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=49683 of this?
He usually works on forum settings.

Best regards
Max

Re: Livecode extension

Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:35 pm
by bogs
I assume you mean Klaus, I have no way to contact Neil.