Em 5 de abril de 2013, Riccardo (Jack) Lucchetti escreveu:

On Fri, 5 Apr 2013, Henrique Andrade wrote:

Dear Gretl Team,

Some observations and thoughts about the new "instances"

(1) Let's suppose a situation where we have two opened Gretl
"instances" and we try to open a new data file by double-clicking.
How could we determine which of the (already opened) instance
will handle this new .gdt file? Now, I think Gretl uses the "older"
instances to handle this files (am I correct?).

I thought about that too, but I don't think there's an easy way out
of this. Besides, if you want to open a script in a given instance,
you always have (a) File>Open (b) drag-n-drop.

(2) In Brazilian Portuguese the name "instance" is not intuitive
enough. Is it intuitive in other languages? I mean, I'm concerned
that the term is clear for Programmers, but not for average users.

Same in Italian, I guess. On the other hand, what "instance" means
in this context should be clear from the context, no?

(3) I really do not know how difficult, in terms of coding, is to
implement the name of the new instances, but I think the PID
solution is not good from my aesthetical point of view.

The name? Like what, "Gretl the third"? Benedict XVI? Please explain.


I'm talking about the window titles of the instances. Let me explain using
examples: "Gretl", "Gretl (5516)", "Gretl (4376)".
Henrique Andrade