Muliple Sequencers

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Tony 07/10/2005 04:16 am
Is it possible to have mutliple schedulers?

I want to have projects sheduled to run one after another in sequencer, but each day the list of projects will be different.

ie, on Mondays, projects `a` then `b` then `c` and Tuedays projects `d` then `e` then `f`.

At the moment it seems I have to delete the Monday projects from the sequencer and then add the Tuesday ones. I would rather just have this set up to download auctomatically.

Unfortunately the nature of these projects means I cannot just simply schedule the projects - sequencer is necessary.
Oleg Chernavin 07/10/2005 12:49 pm
It is impossible to have multiple sequencers now, but I can add the ability to save/load sequencer lists to/from a file. Would this work for you?

Best regards,
Oleg Chernavin
MP Staff
Tony 07/11/2005 12:51 am
Hi Oleg,

It sounds possible - could this be somehow automated? I am just wondering how it would be done.

For example, if there are already projects in the sequencer? Could a list of projects be automatically loaded and at the same time remove previous projects from the sequencer?

Could this be done either/both from the command line? Would it be done from a project settings such as an `additional` parameter or something similar to a `runbefore` command?


Oleg Chernavin 07/11/2005 02:16 am
I think, using command-line is possible. You would specify a filename there to load to the sequencer. Also, there will be Save/Load buttons in the Sequencer.

Tony 07/11/2005 03:13 am
Hello Oleg,

Sounds good. Would this be loaded from a text file or an Offline Explorer project file?

I know you are working hard (as always), but any idea on a time frame?

Many thanks,

Oleg Chernavin 07/11/2005 03:24 am
This should be a text file with some new extension. What are your requirements for the time frame?

Tony 07/11/2005 05:40 am
Hello Oleg,

If you could put something together by the end of the week so I can try things out over the weekend, that would be great. Does that fit in with you ok?

Many thanks,

Oleg Chernavin 07/11/2005 08:30 am
OK. I just added it - you can either press Ctrl+S or Ctrl+L in the Sequencer window to save/load files or right-click there. Specifying a .soe file in the command line will load the sequence:

oe.exe "c:\dir\file1.soe"

Here is the updated oe.exe file:

Tony 07/11/2005 11:22 pm
Good stuff Oleg,

I will download and give it a spin later today.

Many thanks,

Tony 07/12/2005 01:29 am
Hello Oleg,

Thank you again. A couple of points though.

1. I wasn`t sure how to try from the command line as I couldn`t find the path to this version.

2. It seems the sequence won`t automatically start once it is loaded? (otherwise I need to start the sequence manually anyway)

3. Is it possible for the sequence to be removed from the sequencer automatially once it is finished? (otherwise I need to remove the files manually or they would still be there when the next project loads).

4. Not sure if this is an easier solution - but I suppose if it were possible to run multiple instances of Offline Explorer Pro it would be possible to run multiple sequencers?

Many thanks,

Oleg Chernavin 07/12/2005 06:56 am
Just click Start, go to Run and type:

oe.exe "c:\path to the file\file.soe"

Yes, you will have to run the sequence manually, but I can add the flag to run it automatically.

Tony 07/13/2005 04:22 am
Hello Oleg,

OK, I see. I was looking for the path to version 3.9 but couldn`t find it - but that is unnecessary as the program opens automatically by clicking on the .soe file.

I see when a sequence loads the previous one is automatically deleted which is perfect.

At the moment the sequencer opens in suspended mode, so yes, if at all possible I would like the sequence to start automatically.

Then everything will be great.

Many thanks,

Oleg Chernavin 07/14/2005 04:09 am
I did the change. Now the loaded Sequence (using the command-line) will automatically start executing.

Tony 07/14/2005 04:40 am
That`s great news Oleg,

Do I need another link to download from?

Also, will this overwrite version 3.8?

Many thanks,

Tony 07/14/2005 05:02 am
OK - took a guess and found it:

Doesn`t overwrite 3.8 though. Should it?

Many thanks,

Oleg Chernavin 07/14/2005 05:04 am

I haven`t uploaded newer version with that change yet. Please wait for a while.

Oleg Chernavin 07/14/2005 07:39 am
OK. This link contains the update now:

Just unzip the file and replace the old oe.exe file with the new one.