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Author Topic: Is possible to run two instances of Mach4 when developing & using the simulator?  (Read 885 times)

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I often find myself, when working on a Mach4 screen set, wanting to refer back to the unmodified or previous version. Usually just to verify UI layout or behavior. With a single Mach4 instance you have to exit the screen editor, view the other screen set, look at what you loaded the screen for, and then revert back to the screen set you were editing.

Is it possible to run two instances of Mach4GUI on the same machine if they use the simulated motion engine?

I'm not a complete idiot...
    there are some parts missing.

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No, it is not possible.  Why?  Because of the Inter-Process Communication (IPC) that goes on behind the scenes.  There can be only one.  :(

Hi Freeman,
So it sounds like you need a second computer.

We never have the time or money to do it right the first time, but we somehow manage to do it twice and then spend the money to get it right.