Greetings XEmacs, gnuclient and winclient hackers,
Recently, Adrian Aichner and I were having a discussion about running
gnuclient for a native windows package. The current native windows
kits do not include gnuserv/gnuclient-like functionality and I'd like
to remedy that situation.
Here are my thoughts:
1) The gnuserv code currently in the 21.4 and 21.5 branches does not
compile as-is on native windows.
2) I found Guy's gnuserv_beta package available from
. This version
requires fairly extensive changes to gnuclient and gnuserv, but I can
build it by hand and it seems to work OK with a native windows XEmacs.
I'm a little leery of checking in such substantial changes to the
code, because the tool currently works fine on other platforms.
3) winclient works great for file access (although I had to increase
the timeout if I want to use it to *start* XEmacs), but it does not
yet support execution of arbitrary lisp code, nor does it support
passing the starting line number in as an argument. I started to
implement these features (I added a new message for 'eval', but didn't
hook that up to the lisp evaluation engine) and then began to wonder
what the right approach is.
If you have an opinion on how to proceed, please share it with the list.
The Journey by Mary Oliver
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