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Re: [StrongED] Re: Swapping versions

In message <5707072cf0Lists@xxxxxxxxxxx>
          "Richard Torrens (lists)" <Lists@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> In article <9a13000757.fjgraute@xxxxxxxxx>,
>    Fred Graute <fjgraute@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > There is simpler way of doing this. If you have StrED_cfg next to
> > StrongED then you can simple install another version of SE along with
> > its own StrED_cfg. You can run either version or even both versions at
> > the same time.
> > If StrED_cfg is in Boot:Choices then it's a bit more complicated. The
> > easiest solution is to move StrED_cfg into the same directory as SE
> > (the one that you run normally). Then as per above paragraph.
> > If you want to keep StrED_cfg in Boot:Choices then you need to be very
> > careful. For each extra version of SE you'll need to put StrED_cfg next
> > to it. You start your main version normally but any other version needs
> > to be run by Ctrl-doubleclick to force the use of the local StrED_cfg.
> Interesting...
> Once the script has been worked out the swap is very simple so I will
> stick with that, but the other method will get into the instructions.

Fair enough.

> The simple method could get confusing as unless you quit one version
> before running the second you would always have two versions running.
> Having several files open, it would need close attention to the file
> path in the header bar.
> Which version would load a clicked file?

That depends on which is in the lower application slot. Apparently RISC
OS uses slots to keep track of running tasks. Message broadcasts are
sent to the lowest slot first then moving up. When a task quits its slot
becomes free ready for a new task.

As an experiment try this (with an 'empty' iconbar):

 - Start Draw, Help, Paint, SciCalc, StrongED
 - Doubleclick a text file, should open in SE
 - Now quit Draw and run Edit
 - Doubleclick a text file, where does it load?

> But I am working from StrongHelp instructions... Are the latest changes in
> StrongHelp?

The 4.70a12 changes? No, I don't think all of them have been added yet.


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