On Sun, Feb 06, 2005 at 08:08:29PM -0800, Manish Singh <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> 
> I think the behavior should be as follows:
> By default, gimp should try to connect to a running instance, but *only*
> if it's on the same machine and running as the same user. gimp --remote
> (or if argv[0] == gimp-remote) should always attempt to connect to a
> running instance, and honor the args that the current gimp-remote has.
> And gimp --new-instance always starts a new instance.
> The default in absence of a command line argument should be controlled
> by an environment variable, for people with uncommon setups (like,
> differing filesystem views).

That's a very good approach, as it can be configured system-wide and
without requiring commandline args.

> That should make everyone happy.

It certainly would make me happy.

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