pages in new window not updated

Bug #607696 reported by Marc Zinnschlag on 2010-07-20
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Bug Description

Steps to reproduce:

- open a page
- select "Open in New Window" from the index context menu for this specific page
- both the new window and the primary window now show the same page
- edit the page in the primary window
- the page in the new window is not updated

(Zim 0.47, 64 bit Ubuntu 9.04)

Since Zim is using gtk TextView, which already comes with a Model-View-design, it might be a good idea to let all views of a single page share the same model.

An alternative would be to not allow the same page to be opened twice, but unless you are willing to drop the primary/secondary-window distinction (which would be a Very Good Thing IMHO), this would have a negative effect on usability (navigating through the main window could randomly close secondary windows).

This is known behavior. It is due to the fact that currently the
secondary windows are implemented as a quick hack. Making them
editable and make sure they share state with the main window is still
on the development roadmap. See related discussion in the mailing list

Changed in zim:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Wishlist

Related to bug #306256

Combining with bug #306256 for book-keeping.

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