[Konsole-devel] [Bug 161248] New: Please expose detach session DCOP function

Michael Liddle michael at liddle.net.nz
Fri Apr 25 00:49:22 UTC 2008

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           Summary: Please expose detach session DCOP function
           Product: konsole
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: Ubuntu Packages
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: wishlist
          Priority: NOR
         Component: general
        AssignedTo: konsole-devel kde org
        ReportedBy: michael liddle net nz

Version:            (using KDE 3.5.9)
Installed from:    Ubuntu Packages
OS:                Linux

I often like have many Konsole _windows_ open at once (i.e. on multiple desktops). There are two ways to achieve this: 

1. Start multiple processes.
2. Start a single process and detach multiple sessions.

The first of these entails (on my machine) ~13MB resident memory consumption. This can quickly add up to using lots of memory.

The second of these is more practical, but it not scriptable. I'd like to create a script that checks to see if there is a running Konsole process. If there isn't: start one. If there is: create a new session and detach it.

A simple way to allow this would be to expose a "detach" function through DCOP. (Another way would be for Konsole to include the above logic internally, i.e. only ever have a single Konsole process on the system, a la more recent versions of Firefox.)


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