ParaView has long supported a rarely used feature, multi-clients – where multiple paraview clients can connect to the same pvserver. While it’s a really neat feature, it’s tedious to maintain and support robustly. I wanted to get a feel for how many people, if any, are actually using this capability. We’d like to remove this feature in future to minimize code complexity.
I agree that the multi client feature is not widely used.
However one of its main usage is for using ParaView and an external python interpreter at the same time.
I think lots of people appreciate this side feature of multi client.
Are users really using it? I doubt it will work seamlessly esp since the pvpython client will need manual sync. Also the ParaView Qt client in that case just becomes a viewer until it’s made master again – in otherwords, too much complexity for a regular user to really use it for real work, methinks.
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worth bearing in mind, but the current implementation is woefully adequate to truly support this use-case. I am sure we can do better if we plan on supporting it properly.
We considered using it but changed course and are not using it.