Re: Multiple instances of Abi

Subject: Re: Multiple instances of Abi
From: Håkan Waara (
Date: Sun Aug 19 2001 - 14:51:43 CDT

Paul Rohr wrote:
> At 03:14 PM 8/19/01 -0400, Pierre Abbat wrote:
>> On Sunday 19 August 2001 15:16, Paul Rohr wrote:
>>> I've not seen any use cases where it would be preferable to have
>>> two MSDI instances running in parallel. Instead, each new
>>> document launched should use OS-specific means to detect and
>>> reuse the existing instance, so that the cross-document
>>> features (autosave, window menu, duplicate detection, etc.) all
>>> Just Work.
>> For duplicate detection, how should we handle it if the same user
>> is logged in from two X servers, runs Abi on both, and opens the
>> same document?
> I remember that Shaw *had* a proposal that sounded reasonable, but I
> don't remember what it was. If a search of the mailing list
> archives doesn't locate anything, we could ask.
> BTW, that sounds like a "well, don't do that" kind of situation. ;-)

Just checking: the ultimate fix to the while MSDI/MDI/SDI jihad would
ofcourse be to make Abiword a pure SDI. Is this what you're considering?

That would be the Right Thing to do to solve this issue.

Håkan Waara (

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