I may be able to turn up a copy on one of my older hard drives, but I can't honestly recommend it. Both SC and LC have changed so much in the decade since it was written that there are likely things it won't handle as well today.strongbow wrote:Anyone know what happened to the Supercard -> Rev converter utility? Is that anywhere around still??
But moreover, even at its best it was a suboptimal solution: SC and LC are just different enough that converting code and objects from SC to LC misses many opportunties for more with-the-grain ways of doing things in LC.
Most of the project I've used the converter on may have saved some time in the initial migration of objects, but ultimately cost more time over the subsequent years due to those lost opportunities. Admittedly, these projects may not reflect everyone's experience, since these are substantial commercial apps with ambitious long-term plans implemented over several versions across many years, so they have performance and extensibility requirements that may exceed smaller projects.
Still, these days I strongly recommend to clients that we use SC-based versions only for inspiration for what their next, LC-based, version will become.
This gives us an opportunity to modernize the app design, moving some multi-window designs into a single window with multiple panels for example, while also restructuring the underlying architecture to better factor code, UI, and data in ways that aren't commonly done in SC but which present tremendous advantages when pursued.
Also, one of the benefits of migrating to LC is deployment to platforms beyond OS X, and doing so will often require redesign of things like menus anyway to deliver a native-looking design for each platform.
All in all, while I recognize the seductive appeal of a converter, I can't recommend using one.