April 8, 2014 at 11:43 am #21703
For the multi-bot setup to work on Mac / Linux this will have to be incorporated in the eggbot extension.
Correct. I just never got around to doing that. At the time, there was no pressing need for it: Windell and Lenore were the only people likely to be running more than one eggbot at a time and they weren’t in dire need of it. They did suggest at one point that I go ahead and put it in, but absent any serious need for it, it seemed prudent to myself at least to leave it out — to reduce likelihood of another potential issue. (E.g., if a new permissions model is introduced and now your lowly, mortal login account needs a permission for locking files. That’s a *real* stretch of the imagination since a lot of established code would break if that were the case.)
From other threads on this forum I see that the inkscape eggbot extensions are “stripped to the bone” to aid code reliability so this might/might not make it to the “official” code.
Sure, I was involved with some of that myself. (You’ll see my name here and there in the various extensions.) But if there is a legitimate need for this support, I can carve out the time to finish it and then discuss over on the eggbot-dev list, or directly with Windell and Lenore, whether or not to move forward with it. We could even make it optional via either (1) a UI element [tick box], or (2) by making a file appear which enables it, or (3) something else.