Re: Multiple instances of Abi

Subject: Re: Multiple instances of Abi
From: David Chart (
Date: Sun Aug 19 2001 - 16:05:35 CDT

On 19 Aug 2001 12:16:45 -0700, Paul Rohr wrote:
> At 04:23 PM 8/19/01 +0000, David Chart wrote:
> >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.
> Yep. We aren't using SDI, and for an MSDI application, this would be a
> pretty annoying bug. This is already implemented for Win32, and way back
> when (IIRC) Shaw had some pretty reasonable ideas way of how to implement it
> on Unix. If that work never got completed, by all means file a bug.

Will do, unless someone beat me to it.

> The whole point of being an MSDI app is to aggregate together a bunch of
> SDI-like documents so that you can do certain operations on them all as a
> set.

Yes, that sounds sensible, and I like the way Abi does this.

> >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.)
> Ah, the MDI bias creeps out again. ;-)

Nah. Your SDI bias is showing. The M and the S in MSDI are both

David Chart

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