Hi. The User's Guide says:
Caution: You should not run an OrcaScript batch file if PowerBuilder is currently running on the same computer. If the PowerBuilder development environment is not shut down while OrcaScript is running, your PowerBuilder libraries can become corrupted. For this reason, casual use of OrcaScript is not recommended.
I haven't used ORCAScript before but was thinking about using PBC170.exe for developer machine tasks like building PBLs and a local Workspace from source files when starting work on a new application or code branch. It would be slightly less useful if the developer has to remember to quit the IDE and can't use PB at all while this is happening in the background.
Is this practice only unsafe if you are trying to work on the same PBLs using the IDE that ORCAScript may be modifying, or is there a lower-level conflict? In my hypothetical use case the new Workspace and PBLs would be getting created from scratch so there would be no way to connect to them in the IDE yet.