Multiple DrJava Instances on Mac OS X

Dung Nguyen and I just noticed that double-clicking on the application (or on the jar file) doesn’t bring up a new instance on his Mac (OS X 10.6). It does so on mine (OS X 10.4).

In the end, we started DrJava from the command line, and that worked. I would still like to find out what the difference is. Does OS X 10.5 already behave like this? Is there some setting that governs this behavior?

If you use a Mac, could you please try to start more than one instance of DrJava from the Finder and report back?

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Software development engineer. Principal developer of DrJava. Recent Ph.D. graduate from the Department of Computer Science at Rice University.
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3 Responses to Multiple DrJava Instances on Mac OS X

  1. StephenGilbert says:

    I just tried it on 10.5 and it also only allows one instance when double-clicked.

  2. Mathias says:

    Thanks for letting me know, Stephen. I guess I’m special because I’m still working with 10.4 :)

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