djr1952 at hotpop.com
Wed Feb 7 21:07:29 EST 2007
On Wed, 2007-02-07 at 20:12 -0500, Ken Kauffman wrote:
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> I've always used VI and know that Emacs is powerful, but never used it.
> Most of what I do can be done with a small script or VI. Sooo....
> since you guys have talked about it, I"m going to give Emacs a spin.
> I notice there are options for compiling emacs, so I'd like to get an
> idea from the gurus out there what these options would provide:
> - -Xaw3d
For fancy 3D-style scroll bars an X Windows support related feature.
> - -leim
The Emacs Lisp code for input methods for various international
character scripts allows you to input characters in scripts which are
not directly supported by your keyboard. It is distributed in a
separate tar file because it amounts to a significant fraction of the
size of the distribution. This tar file is called leim-M.N.tar.gz,
with the same version number as Emacs, and it unpacks into the
IE International support type feature
> - -lesstif
> - -motif
To get more attractive menus, you can specify an X toolkit when you
configure Emacs; use the option `--with-x-toolkit=TOOLKIT', where
TOOLKIT is `athena' or `motif' (`yes' and `lucid' are synonyms for
`athena'). On some systems, it does not work to use a toolkit with
shared libraries. A free implementation of Motif, called LessTif, is
available ftom <http://www.lesstif.org>. Compiling with LessTif or
Motif causes a standard File Selection Dialog to pop up when you type
"C-x C-f" and similar commands. You can get fancy 3D-style scroll
bars, even without LessTif/Motif, if you have the Xaw3d library
installed (see "Image support libraries" above for Xaw3d
IE X Windows support and/or which widget lib to use.
for more information or the README file that came with the source code.
Note to find the above I simply did a Google on:
emacs compile options Xaw3d leim lesstif motif
There where about 579 hits, most of the first 20 of which pointed to useful
and related information.
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