Re: Proposing GtkUnique 1.0 as a blessed external dependency

On Wed, 2006-11-15 at 09:06 +0000, Emmanuele Bassi wrote:
> Hi;
> On Wed, 2006-11-15 at 00:10 -0300, Germán Poó Caamaño wrote:
> > > > Even if it implemented tabs, it's likely that the apps run on different
> > > > workspaces, and it's nice to have the help browser right next to the app
> > > > for which you seek help.
> > > 
> > > GtkUnique would only be used so that there is only one yelp executable
> > > running, so that you do not have several geckos running and so on.
> > > That's orthogonal to the location and number of the yelp windows.
> > 
> > I'm not sure if yelp is a good candidate for GtkUnique.
> > 
> > It's quite annoying when you work in a dual-head station and only able
> > to run the application in only one display.
> GtkUnique should support multi-head environment; I say "should" because
> I cannot test it - so if any has one should download the library and
> launch one of the tests and see if it works.

Try with Xnest :)

> > That is the case of Firefox nowadays.  It complains there is another
> > instance running.  So, you can't follow links in the another one.
> Yelp doesn't have to just complain: it can open a new window and move it
> to the right screen/workspace.  That's the point of having a single
> instance.

Exactly. That, and Firefox is broken. Try using a browser for which the
developers actually use Linux, like Epiphany...

Bastien Nocera <hadess hadess net> 

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