Ranting about the state of Python IDEs for Windows
carribeiro at gmail.com
Wed Sep 15 14:59:50 CEST 2004
On Wed, 15 Sep 2004 14:25:57 +0200, Frithiof Andreas Jensen
<frithiof.jensen at die_spammer_die.ericsson.com> wrote:
> [comments about session management]
> The newer graphics cards such as the plain vanilla NVIDIA GF 2 MX, comes
> with such a functionality: N-View.
Well, I was thinking about something a little more complex, and that
would demand support from the individual applications. I've commented
it elsewhere earlier today; it's about having named sessions that
could be saved or resumed at will. For example, I'm a preparing a
presentation. I have the presentation software and a drawing program
opened; Firefox is also open with a dozen of pages for my research.
Instead of just saving the presentation, I would like to save the
entire context of what I was doing -- this way, I can resume it later
frm exactly the same point where I left it. Once saved, I can resume
any other session that I've opened before, and so on...
Of course, for it to work I would need a new machine :-)
Going a little bit forward, and dreaming even higher... there are two
basic approaches here that can be used:
-- Conventional session management done by the OS+WM combination --
saving all information needed to reopen the apps later within the same
-- A VMWare-style of persistence. Each different project runs inside
it's own virtual machine. We can save and resume VMs at will.
I actually think that the later is not only possible, but it may be
where the future is, at least for people that use PCs professionally
to do lots of widely different things. It's technically feasible,
doesn't demand that much from the hardware (at least, not as much as
one might think)... all it needs is someone crazy enough to bring it
to masses. Yes, it's crazy. But it may also be a very good idea.
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