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Problems using IDE as default target for *.ecl files in W7

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Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:01 pm Change Time Zone

Hi,

I'm using Windows 7.
I have the ECL IDE setup as the default program to use for files with extension *.ecl

There are two problems I encounter when attempting to, say open an ecl file attached to some mail:
    1. If the ECL IDE is already running it errors saying that only one instance of the ECl IDE is allowed to run at the same time.
    2. If the ECL IDE is not already running, the IDE loads and runs but does not show the file I want to look at!!!!

I regularly want to look at ecl attached to e-mails so this is a particular irritant!

Yours

Allan
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Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:47 pm Change Time Zone

Thanks for the report.

Some background may be helpful in understanding why this doesn't work today (I will open a GitHub issue specifically for this):

Up until recently ECL files where never stored local, they lived on the platform server and the IDE would load and save them via SOAP calls.

Because of this, the paradigm was such that the user would have to nominate and log into a particular server prior to having access to the IDE features.

The behaviour you are seeing is a direct result of the above (still undesirable I know).

I do have an “ECL” Notepad (based on SciTE) knocking around which may be of interest.

Gordon.
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Wed Jan 11, 2012 1:22 pm Change Time Zone

Hi Gordon,

Nice to know the problem is being addressed.

In the mean time I would very much like your ecl sensitive notepad.

It would be good if someone wrote a syntax definition file for 'TextPad'.
I would, but wife/family are higher priorities :-(
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Wed Jan 11, 2012 1:42 pm Change Time Zone

I was unable to PM you (can you PM me?). I have contacted site admin to see what is up.

Gordon.
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Wed Jan 11, 2012 1:50 pm Change Time Zone

Gordon,
I don't know how to (P)rivate (M)essage you.
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Thu Jan 12, 2012 2:09 pm Change Time Zone

You can grab a windows version of the ECL Notepad at:
https://skydrive.live.com/redir.aspx?ci ... KXp5YxZsdE

Sources and build instructions for Win/Linux will be forthcomming.

Gordon.
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Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:46 pm Change Time Zone

Thanks

Gordon
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Sun Jan 22, 2012 7:49 pm Change Time Zone

Hi,

FYI I've created a ecl.syn for Textpad.

Posted it to the textpad support team, don't know when they will upload it to their site.

Yours

Allan
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