4 Aug 2005 00:15

### Fwd: printing with aquamacs

This is related to Emacs on OSX in general - can anyone help him?
I can print just fine to the default printer.

Begin forwarded message:

> From: "Bradley D. Keister" <bkeister <at> nsf.gov>
> Date: 3 August 2005 20:04:39 BDT
> To: aquamacs-bugs <at> aquamacs.org
> Subject: [Aquamacs-bugs] printing with aquamacs
>
>
> I am using OSX Tiger and the aquamacs version of emacs.  After
> finally figuring out (or so I thought) how OSX assigns names to
> printers (available in /etc/printcap), I tried putting the name of
> a networked printer into the emacs ps-printer-name slot.  When I
> try to print, I just get a blinking red error light on the
> printer.  By contrast, I can print to the same printer from the Mac
> using any other OSX application.
>
> Also, I tried the print-to-file option, specified a name and
> directory, and nothing ever shows up under that name after "set for
> current session."
>
> I'm clearly missing something getting aquamacs to print.  I could
> do this regularly with standard versions of emacs under linux.
>
>

5 Aug 2005 16:23

### problem starting emacs in tiger

I have been using emacs downloaded via fink and  used via the x11
interface under panther.
just recently I upgraded to Tiger, since then every time i run emacs
I get -

>> Fatal malloc_jumpstart() error

other things from fink seem to work fine.
(i tried XV and gv)

any ideas as to what is wrong and how I can fix it would be greatly
appreciated

Uri


5 Aug 2005 16:34

### Re: problem starting emacs in tiger

Uri,

On 5 Aug 2005, at 15:23, Uri Hershberg wrote:

> I have been using emacs downloaded via fink and  used via the x11
> interface under panther.
> just recently I upgraded to Tiger, since then every time i run
> emacs I get -
>
> >> Fatal malloc_jumpstart() error
>
> other things from fink seem to work fine.
> (i tried XV and gv)

You will need to re-compile on Tiger. I would recommend getting the
CVS source and compiling that, but my recommendation is due to my
(mostly anecdotal) negative experiences with fink's reliability -
your mileage may vary. Alternatively, there are much more comfortable
options (Carbon Ports) available (see link below) unless using X11 is
a hard constraint for you.

Dave

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http://www.reitter-it-media.de


6 Aug 2005 17:27

### CVS emacs app does not open in 10.4.2?

I have sent this to emacs-pretest-bug <at> gnu.org, but it occurs to me that
maybe I am doing something wrong?  Has anyone else seen this or is it just
me?

This is on a Apple Macintosh computer running system 10.4.2.
I get the latest CVS version.
I use the commands:
./configure --enable-carbon-app
make bootstrap
sudo make install

This produces a version of emacs that I can run in the terminal app:
GNU Emacs 22.0.50.1 (powerpc-apple-darwin8.2.0, X toolkit) of 2005-08-03 on
Gilbert-Harmans-Computer.local

But when I try to open Emacs.app I get the message:
You cannot open the application "Emacs" because it may be damaged or
incomplete

Gil

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Department of Philosophy
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ 08544-1006  http://www.princeton.edu/~harman


6 Aug 2005 20:13

### Re: CVS emacs app does not open in 10.4.2?


Am 06.08.2005 um 17:27 schrieb Gilbert Harman:

> I have sent this to emacs-pretest-bug <at> gnu.org, but it occurs to me that
> maybe I am doing something wrong?  Has anyone else seen this or is it
> just
> me?
>
> This is on a Apple Macintosh computer running system 10.4.2.
> I get the latest CVS version.
> I use the commands:
>   ./configure --enable-carbon-app
>   make bootstrap
>   sudo make install
>

That's the wrong way (and it's documented).

The proper way is to cd into the mac directory and invoke
./make-package there ...

If there is already a file EmacsInstaller.dmg, delete it! If it exists
at the end of making, no new installer image will be built.

The default is to create a split installation: 15 MB as
/Applications/Emacs.app, a lot more (90 MB) in
/usr/local/share/emacs/≤version>. It will install too a binary
/usr/local/bin/emacs, but this merely a launcher for the Carbon Emacs,
i.e. it's not the X11 client (but of course it can run in Terminal
without windows). There is also an option for make-package to create a


7 Aug 2005 01:20

### Re: CVS emacs app does not open in 10.4.2?

> I have sent this to emacs-pretest-bug <at> gnu.org, but it occurs to me
> that
> maybe I am doing something wrong?  Has anyone else seen this or is
> it just
> me?

Apart from what Peter Dyballa already wrote, it might be more
convenient for you to take a precompiled binary package such as
Aquamacs (see links below) or the Japanese Carbon Emacs package.

--
http://aquamacs.org -- Aquamacs: Emacs on Mac OS X
http://www.reitter-it-media.de


7 Aug 2005 02:35

### Re: CVS emacs app does not open in 10.4.2?

Thanks, Peter.  Your "proper way" does indeed work!  I was following the
instructions at the beginning of the mac/INSTALL file and didn't try the
later instructions.  It would be good to fix the mac/INSTALL file.  I'm not
sure which group to point this out to, however.

Gil

Peter Dyballa wrote:

>
> Am 06.08.2005 um 17:27 schrieb Gilbert Harman:
>
>> I have sent this to emacs-pretest-bug <at> gnu.org, but it occurs to me that
>> maybe I am doing something wrong?  Has anyone else seen this or is it
>> just
>> me?
>>
>> This is on a Apple Macintosh computer running system 10.4.2.
>> I get the latest CVS version.
>> I use the commands:
>>   ./configure --enable-carbon-app
>>   make bootstrap
>>   sudo make install
>>
>
> That's the wrong way (and it's documented).
>
> The proper way is to cd into the mac directory and invoke
> ./make-package there ...
>


7 Aug 2005 12:33

### Re: CVS emacs app does not open in 10.4.2?


Am 07.08.2005 um 02:35 schrieb Gilbert Harman:

> It would be good to fix the mac/INSTALL file.  I'm not
> sure which group to point this out to, however.
>

Hello Gil!

I'd made the corrections to the mac/INSTALL file and send this file
with an explanatory comment to <mailto:emacs-pretest-bug <at> gnu.org> and
to <mailto:emacs-devel <at> gnu.org> -- I did so too a few times, only just
describing things and how it could be made better, or just asking for
some change, never checking whether my annotations or wishes went into
production. I think the maintainers would like it if someone would
offer them a complete solution.

--
Greetings

~  O
Pete       ~~_\\_/%
~  O  o


7 Aug 2005 14:01

### Emacs on Aqua, Version 8.0-rc5, goes Unicode!

Hello!

Puma and Jaguar were missing so much that Emacs-on-Aqua for these OS
does not work correctly with most non-USASCII and on-NeXTSTEP
encodings!

Although based on Emacs 20.7 it is based too on NeXT and therefore
integrates pretty well into Aqua. And although it's so old, it now does
MacRoman, Unicode, and some ISO Latin encodings. Because of its age
marking (selecting) text with the mouse is not working right -- or I
haven't found the right access to it yet. To copy something to another
application you'll have to drag the mouse cursor or set a mark with
C-space and expand to a selection. The M-c (⌘-c) does the job, ⌘-v
pastes from other applications. A bit special is the ibuffer method to
change to another buffer ... Fonts are chosen with ⌘-t, choosing
colours with ⌘-C or ⇧-⌘-c does not seem to work, could be I am
preventing it from work. I need to read the complete Help on ns-emacs!

There is no AUCTeX support yet too because of the code base' age.
Markus Kuhn prepared years ago a UTF-8 encoded text file, TeX.txt,
containing Greek letters, mathematical symbols and operators, dashes
etc. While the Carbon Emacsen mostly show white boxes, Emacs-on-Aqua
can do this:

Lowercase Greek letters

α \alpha	      ι \iota	   ϱ \varrho
β \beta	      κ \kappa   σ \sigma


11 Aug 2005 15:30

### Problem with Emacs fonts

Hello,

I seem to have buggered up the font settings in my Emacs, and was
wondering if people had any suggestions as to what I might need to
change.

After trying out Aquamacs for a couple of days, I deleted it and
installed the newest version of Yaced from http://
yaced.sourceforge.net/.  Upon starting Yaced, I noticed that it was
using etl-fixed for the default face rather than apple-courier (which
is what I had set up before).  I went to customize-faces and changed
the default face back to apple-courier, saved changes, and then
restarted Yaced.  For some reason, Yaced continued to use etl-fixed
as the default face when I restart, ignoring the settings in my .emacs.

I then tried changing the fontsets using the menu option provided by
Yaced, with no success.

After fiddling around with this for a while, I deleted Yaced from /
Applications and re-installed Aquamacs. Now, when I start Aquamacs,
it uses Lucida Grande as the default face, which I suppose is an
improvement over etl-fixed.  However, if I try to change this using
"Set Font...", it always changes to etl-fixed, no matter what I
fontset I select.

Any suggestions as to what might be causing the "use etl-fixed,
always!" problem?

Cheers,