Sunday, 1 June 2008

Running multiple copies of the GUI

Elisabeth did a little work over the weekend, and it's now possible to run multiple copies of the GUI simultaneously - this is an important feature that people have been requesting for some time. The solution turns out to be embarrassingly simple. All we needed to do, in the end, was fix things so that it's possible for both the Java and the Prolog processes to specify from the command line which port they use to communicate with each other. As long as different {Java, Prolog} pairs use different ports, they don't interfere with each other.

I've added an example script to Regulus/Java called run_prolog_and_java2.bat - this is just like run_prolog_and_java.bat, but starts a second pair of processes, communicating over a new port.

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