KTextEditor Plugins

Christoph Cullmann cullmann at absint.com
Sun Dec 22 16:49:22 UTC 2013

> On Sunday 22 December 2013 16:46:31 Michal Humpula wrote:
> > Please don't take me too much seriously, but what about doing it with
> > shared
> > memory (shm, mmap)?
> Hmm. It's quite possible there's a clever way to do it, but either way it
> will
> be a huge pain. Just think about deciding which instance of the application
> creates the parse job when a document is modified ... and how do you update a
> document in one instance when it's edited in another one?
> No ... I think we should have either two completely separate processes, or
> the
> same process displaying two windows, but not a mix of both.
> On Sunday 22 December 2013 16:46:57 Christoph Cullmann wrote:
> > I really doubt that people tend to look at the same file from two screens.
> > I have two screens since years but never ever did that.
> If not for this reason, why would you want two mainwindows from the same
> process? I really think this is the reason people want it ;)
> For just having two instances of the application, of course, you can start
> two
> processes.
> Having the very same documents (including synchronized editing) accessible
> from two windows is the key feature you lose when you drop support for
> multiple mainwindows. So the question is what do people use this feature for,
> and what problems will there be when it gets dropped. And I think the most
> prominent answer will be the multi-screen thing (after "I didn't know you
> could do that", of course ;).
> At least the multi-screen thing is what comes up from time to time for
> kdevelop, as a feature request.

thats the question, how it is used and how often.


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