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Re: gnu/emacs client --create-frame somehow?

From: Thorsten Bonow
Subject: Re: gnu/emacs client --create-frame somehow?
Date: Wed, 03 Dec 2003 13:02:19 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.1002 (Gnus v5.10.2) XEmacs/21.4 (Rational FORTRAN, linux)

>>>>> "Stefan" == Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

    >> gnuserv-visible-frame-function on the other hand is frame
    >> oriented. If there is no frame on my virtual screen, one pops
    >> up, even if the file is already displayed in another buffer.

    Stefan> You mean it will reuse a pre-existing window and change
    Stefan> the buffer displayed in that window ?  In that case
    Stefan> indeed, pop-to-buffer might not be what you want, but I
    Stefan> don't understand when a frame is going to be opened, then,
    Stefan> unless you're thinking of a multiple-X-server situation,
    Stefan> in which case the --display argument of emacsclient should
    Stefan> be what you want (although it's only be lightly tested).

    No, I only mean a GNU/Linux box with a windowmanager which gives
    me multiple virtual desktops (LarsWM, 4 virtual desktops). 

    Stefan> Or do you mean that if the buffer is already displayed in
    Stefan> a window but on another display, then pop-to-buffer fails
    Stefan> to open a new window/frame on the right display ?  That
    Stefan> might be: there are many such bugs in a multiple-display
    Stefan> situation.  Please report such problems to gnu.emacs.bug
    Stefan> via M-x report-emacs-bug.
    No, I think pop-to-buffer/pop-up-frame is working as advertised,
    it's just not what I want---or I haven't figured out how to
    configure it right for my needs.

    >> (defun my-xemacs-info-other-frame ()
    >> "my-xemacs-info-other-frame" (interactive) (let (gnuserv-frame)
    >> (info)))

    >> I can call gnuclient -eval "(my-xemacs-info-other-frame)" and a
    >> frame pops up even if *INFO* is displayed in another frame.

    Stefan> But I can't easily check what the above code does: are you
    Stefan> trying to force the creation of a new frame that shows the
    Stefan> same *info* buffer a second time on the same display or is
    Stefan> it on a separate display ?
    On XEmacs, this function forces the creation of a new frame that
    shows the *info* buffer on the virtual desktop I am looking
    at---and yes, if another frame somewhere else is displaying *info*
    too, I end up having two frames displaying *info*.

    Stefan>         Stefan

    Again, thanks for taking your time to figure out what I mean.


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