Multiple instances of Abi

Subject: Multiple instances of Abi
From: David Chart (
Date: Sun Aug 19 2001 - 11:23:26 CDT

Nils said that we should use an existing instance of Abi if there is
one, and that doing otherwise is a bug.

It's only a bug if we really aren't using SDI. If we are using SDI, then
this should be the behaviour. We should have a separate instance of Abi
for each window.

If we aren't using SDI, then 'Close' should *never* quit the
application. The application is something over and above its documents.
So, if the multiple instances behaviour is a bug, then the close
behaviour is a bug. (And vice versa.)

Besides, I don't think Abi determines how many instances of itself are
running; I think that's an OS job. I know the Mac won't let you run more
than one instance of an application.

(Sorry about breaking the thread, but the reply was going to altogether
too many people, and Evolution is a bit braindead about trimming
addresses. Or, at least, I can't figure out how to do it neatly.)

David Chart

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