[Gambas-user] restarting a gambas application

zachsmith022 at ...626... zachsmith022 at ...626...
Fri Jul 15 19:40:34 CEST 2011

Does anyone know how to automatically close and restart a running gambas 

For example, if I have a program update available, I'd like to click a 
button in my program ("Install/Run update") that would start an 
intermediate program that would stop my program, then the intermediate 
program would overwrite the main program with an upgraded version, then 
it would start the upgraded program, and then the intermediate program 
would quit.  The problem is that by using the shell or exec commands a 
child process is created and the parent app. never quits.

The thing I'm looking for would be somewhat similar to what happens when 
you run xfrun4 in Xfce.  There, you press Alt+F2 to bring up a command 
entry box, it then starts the program you have typed in and then xfrun4 
quits.  There are no remaining parent/child issues.

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