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Re: Emacsclient ERROR pop-up window and ~/.emacs.d/server/server


From: Jason Rumney
Subject: Re: Emacsclient ERROR pop-up window and ~/.emacs.d/server/server
Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2007 01:02:43 +0100
User-agent: Thunderbird 2.0.0.6 (Windows/20070728)

Christian Schlauer wrote:

> This pop-up window is confusing: the title bar of the pop-up says
> `ERROR', but the text in the window says `No error'. What exactly is
> it trying to tell the user?
>
> On GNU/Linux, doing (roughly) the same on the command line gives this:
>
> ,----
> | address@hidden:~/sw/emacs-22/bin$ ./emacsclient --no-wait \
> | > --alternate-editor=./emacs foo.txt
> | ./emacsclient: connect: Connection refused
>   

Thanks for the report. Windows uses a separate error reporting mechanism
for the socket library, the "No error" was coming from the standard
error report. I have changed emacsclient to use the socket library
version on Windows where appropriate, so you will get meaningful
messages in future.





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