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[bug #6056] Duplicate application launching


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Subject: [bug #6056] Duplicate application launching
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2003 13:46:32 -0500
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=================== BUG #6056: LATEST MODIFICATIONS ==================
http://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?func=detailbug&bug_id=6056&group_id=99

Changes by: Alexander Malmberg <address@hidden>
Date: Mon 10/27/2003 at 19:46 (Europe/Stockholm)

            What     | Removed                   | Added
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         Assigned to | None                      | alexm


------------------ Additional Follow-up Comments ----------------------------
Matt Rice and I have been looking at the duplication issue too. We have a patch 
that fixes it, and currently I'm Thinking Really Hard about whether it's the 
Right Thing.



=================== BUG #6056: FULL BUG SNAPSHOT ===================


Submitted by: stefanu                 Project: GNUstep                      
Submitted on: Sun 10/19/2003 at 21:08
Category:  Gui/AppKit                 Severity:  3                          
Bug Group:  Bug                       Resolution:  None                     
Assigned to:  alexm                   Status:  Open                         

Summary:  Duplicate application launching

Original Submission:  If I launch an application, that is already running, i 
get an alert panel asking me about renaming, ignoring or aborting. I would 
expect that the existing application instance will be activated instead. So the 
behaviour should be: If there is already running application, activate it, if 
there is not, launch it.



Btw. are there any situations, where one would like to have two instances of 
one application open? How are they compared to the usual situations?



>From the point of user, I consider this to be a bug. Moreover, it is another 
>additional confusion.

Follow-up Comments
*******************

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Date: Mon 10/27/2003 at 19:46       By: alexm
Matt Rice and I have been looking at the duplication issue too. We have a patch 
that fixes it, and currently I'm Thinking Really Hard about whether it's the 
Right Thing.

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Date: Sat 10/25/2003 at 14:00       By: ratmice
Alex M. applied something in cvs for me which I believe should 

fix this.

where connecting to the running application would fail in some

cases (see ChangeLog)



though i'm not seeing the ordering front of the clicked on application and 
haven't tried the keyboard modifier, I'm guessing those cases should be handled 
in GWorkspace

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Date: Fri 10/24/2003 at 09:13       By: CaS
I'm not sure what context you are referring to (ie what application launching 
mechanism you are talking about).



Certainly I like the behavior the NeXT workspace used to haver, where double 
clicking on an application in the workspace would simply bring the app windows 
to the front if the app was already running, but a keyboard modifier would 
force the launch of another copy of the application.

I see that as an issue for the workspace manager ...

If it uses the NSWorkspace method launchApplication:shoiwIcon:autolaunche: the 
behavior should be the one we like.  Are you saying that there are 
circumstances where this method does not work properly?

Or are you talking about some other situation entirely?






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