[nSLUG] Emacs + LXDE

Douglas Guptill dguptill at accesswave.ca
Wed Apr 12 21:20:44 ADT 2017

Hi Mike:

On Wed, Apr 12, 2017 at 04:31:41AM -0300, Mike Spencer wrote:

> Douglas Guptill <dguptill at accesswave.ca> wrote:
> > On Tue, Apr 11, 2017 at 09:00:43PM -0300, Mike Spencer wrote:
> >
> > [snip]
> >
> >> But emacs -nw in an xterm is not fully X-aware.
> >
> > That is the point.  When emacs tries to be X-aware, it gets into
> > trouble.  Long latencies when ssh'ing to remote machines.
> Do you mean running emacs on the remote machine with the window on the
> localhost X display?


> > Especially if those remote machines are running a different
> > GNU/Linux.  And/or a different version of X.  Or it used to.
> Huh.  I don't recall any problem with emacs in its own window.  But I
> run a very old emacs (20.7.2)

The issue arose several years, Debian versions, and emacs versions
ago.  After a Debian upgrade, IIRC.  Needless to say, I don't remember
which versions.

> Anybody else trying to read stuff by Yaneer Bar-Yam, New England
> Complex Systems Institute?

Too complex for me.  I'm still trying to figure out what goes on
inside my head.


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