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|--==> "MEM" == Meinhard E Mayer <hardy(a)weyl.ps.uci.edu> writes:
MEM> Thanks for your feedbak:0
MEM> gnus (from button) still crashes xemacs,
>>I couldn't reproduce this. Well, I couldn't once I had turned off
>>balloon-help-mode. Have you got that on by any chance?
MEM> I don't think I have it turned on -- unless that means that the
MEM> description of the button appears in the mini-buffer. I looked
MEM> all over in customization but found no way of turning this off.
You would know if it was on, balloon-help pops up a tiny frame. You
obviously don't have it on. :-)
MEM> copy/paste with the mouse only (as in the non-gtk-version) does
MEM> not work. One still needs to highlight a region, click on the
MEM> copy button, move to new locaten, click the paste button.
>>I couldn't reproduce this either. Do you have similar problems with
>>other X apps?
MEM> No -- gtk-xemacs is the only one where mosuse-highting does not
MEM> copy into the clipboard/cut-buffer (in fact if I click on the
MEM> middle button the minbuffer says so: "No selection clipboard or
MEM> cut buffer available". This is reminiscent of Mac OX X behaviour
MEM> (where I have to Command-C a region before pasting it with
MEM> cut buffer
Does this mean that it _does_ work in an XEmacs configured with
'--with-gtk=no'? Perhaps ping Bill Perry (Cc'd)
MEM> The info-lockups seem to be due to the fact that if
MEM> /usr/share/info is not group-writeable, and info-files are
MEM> gzipped, info hangs trying to gunzip some file. My workaround
MEM> was to make /usr/share/info writeable by me as non-root.
>>Yep, you guessed it, couldn't reproduce this either. Not sure about
>>this, maybe one or more of these could have something to do with
>>,----[ What's the value of these variables? ]
MEM> They all come up with "void" (unless I am invoking them
MEM> (eval 'Info-save-auto-generated-dir)
MEM> (eval 'Info-annotations-path)
You need to have loaded info (M-x info) before XEmacs knows about
those variables. But it sounds to me like you haven't changed them
from their default values anyway (you would have said otherwise).
MEM> This needs to be fixed, since most users don't have root
>>I agree, but I don't think I've seen anyone else reporting this kind
MEM> It did not happen to me before either -- or on another platform --
MEM> it seems to have to doo with the way RedHat installs info files
MEM> in /usr/share/info.
Is it just the gzipped files in /usr/share/info? Are the permissions
on that directory, or the file therein, any different from say
'/usr/info' or '/usr/local/info'?
On my system (SteveWare GNU/Linux),
/usr/info drwxr-xr-x root root (0755 user=root, group=root)
and the files are all
/usr/info/*.info.gz rw-r--r-- root root (0644 user=root, group=root)
MEM> I had used some Mandrake stuff, and they
MEM> bz2 their info-files. -- Those were theones -- I think -- did not
MEM> work with standalone info.
XEmacs will handle .bz2 info files, as will newer versions of the
standalone info program.
MEM> I don't use info that often --
MEM> thinking thet my 15 years of emacs-experience exempt me from this
Wow! You've seen a lot of changes, I hope most of them have been
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