[Geany-devel] multiple instance save-settings - Re: Race condition when saving geany.conf

Enrico Tröger enrico.troeger at xxxxx
Wed May 19 21:05:26 UTC 2010

On Wed, 19 May 2010 22:13:40 +0400, Eugene wrote:

> On Wed, 19 May 2010 14:09:57 +0300%
> Dimitar Zhekov <hamster at mbox.contact.bg> wrote:
> > On Wed, 19 May 2010 11:07:09 +0400
> > Eugene Arshinov <earshinov at gmail.com> wrote:
> > 
> > > Now committed, together with "Tools > Save configuration" menu
> > > item.
> > 
> > I hope "Save configuration" works for all instances, and not for the
> > "main" instance only, as someone suggested. With "main", the options
> > can be saved by "Edit -> Preferences -> OK" anyway, and I would like
> > to be able to save them from a secondary instance, and run a new
> > Geany with them.
> > 
> Preference -> OK is a good point… I did not know it saves
> configuration file immediately (yeah, again). Seems that it makes
> "Save configuration" unnecessary (at least, for main instance).
> I am against enabling "Save configuration" for secondary instances
> because (in case of current behaviour when the main instance saves
> configuration automatically on exit) it may confuse users. Suppose you
> have main instance and secondary instance running. You change
> preferences in the secondary instance and use "Save configuration",
> then restart the main instance in order to make it apply new
> settings… and when the main instance is closing it silently
> overwrites them. So I thinks it's reasonable to force users to change
> their preferences in main instance only.
> Or, as another option, we can remove automatic saving of preferences
> when closing. As preferences are saved immediately after Preferences
> dialog is closed, this option wouldn't do any harm. Or would it?

The historical reason for save on exit was to store window size and
position and maybe other things (scribble content, maybe more).
So, we still need to save on exit but maybe we can lower the amount of
settings we want to save on exit, only those which are really necessary.


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