Template Tester: Open second disposable instance

Bug #2002257 reported by ownedbycats
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Charles Haley

Bug Description

Calibre 6.11* (run from source)

When modifying templates, sometimes it'd be helpful to be able to compare the results of two templates. The option to open a second instance of the tester would help with this.

Save conflicts may be a problem, but perhaps this could be dealt with by making the window explicitly disposable and unable to save upon close. (It may also be a good idea to have it listed as disposable in the titlebar so the user doesn't close the wrong one.)

Thanks in advance.

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Kovid Goyal (kovid) wrote :

Changing the component for this bug.


Changed in calibre:
assignee: nobody → Charles Haley (cbhaley)
status: New → Triaged
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Charles Haley (cbhaley) wrote :

I am willing to add the ability to open multiple testers, but only using the template tester action. If a tester is open in some special context like a rule or editing a composite template then only one instance will be permitted. Doing otherwise is a huge can of worms.

@kovid: are you OK with non-modal parentless windows? In this case the user can switch back to the standard gui with alt-tab and windows can cover each other.

Changed in calibre:
status: Triaged → Incomplete
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Kovid Goyal (kovid) wrote :

Should be fine, thats how the viewer and editor work after all. Although
they use QMainWindow not QDialog. I dont think that should cause any
problems though. Just be sure to call raise_() to ensure the
non-parented window has focus/is on top.

Charles Haley (cbhaley)
Changed in calibre:
status: Incomplete → Fix Committed
Kovid Goyal (kovid)
Changed in calibre:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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