Fixed a seg fault when resizing to one row while on the secondary
screen. I have no clue how that bug crept in there all of a sudden,
but thanks to Marius Gedminas <firstname.lastname@example.org> for pointing it out.
SVN revision: 2772
Dammit! I did something really stupid. For anyone who doesn't know
already, calling X from a signal handler is a NO-NO. The *really*
stupid part is that I already KNEW that! *slaps self*
SVN revision: 2745
Okay, first off I need to thank Marius Gedminas <email@example.com>.
Not only did he point out several issues, he was even willing to send
a patch. :-)
This commit includes Marius' patch which keeps MappingNotify events
from overriding users' modifier settings. It also includes a fix to
a seg fault that he pointed out when menus were loaded without the
menu imageclass having been defined.
He also pointed out that --pause tends to sit and spin, taking up 100%
of the CPU time. Funny how E-Cpu never seemed to get too bent out of
shape over it, but he was indeed correct.
Thus I have fixed it, and while doing so, I have changed the way it
works. It no longer waits for a keypress per se. Actually, it just
ignores the fact that its child went away and keeps right on taking
X events. There are a few exceptions though. Either ESC or Ctrl-C
will exit a paused Eterm. Any other input that doesn't have special
meaning to Eterm will be ignored. (Shift-PgUp and Shift-PgDn still
work however, as do any action bindings you may have.)
SVN revision: 2739
My attempt to track down the strange X errors have revealed that a
pixmap given to me by Imlib2 is getting freed somehow behind my back.
Probably because this part of Imlib2 hadn't been tested before Eterm
was converted. =P
It doesn't seem to happen in XFree86 4.0; I'm wondering if XFree 4 is
smart enough to detect double-frees of old XID's and just ignore them?
Well, I'm going to have to add some debugging code to Imlib2 and see
if I can track down where it's freeing my pixmaps. But I have some
errands to run first, so I'm going to commit this for now. It
shouldn't actually change any functionality.
SVN revision: 2722
Okay, there are a few changes here. First off, I made multi-byte font
support the default now, as long as you have ISO 10646 fonts. In
order to do this, I made the default encoding type "Latin1" so as not
to interfere with 8-bit ISO 8859-1 characters. This means that if you
relied on the default multi-byte encoding method to be SJIS, you'll
need to update your theme files.
I also set it up so that Eterm will ignore SIGHUP, at least until I do
something with it (like reloading the theme or something).
I fixed the proportional font size algorithm. If there is more than
a 3-pixel variance between the minimum and maximum sizes for glyphs in
a proportional font, Eterm will set the size to 2 standard deviations
above the average width. This is so that they won't look so spread
out and ugly, but it still doesn't look perfect. Not much I can do on
that front...terminals must have fixed-width columns.
And then there's the biggie. I put in the ability to configure the
now-infamous font effects. I left a black drop shadow in as the
default, but you can now customize it via the --font-fx option or in
the config file using "font effects <stuff>" in the attributes
context. You can even use "fx" instead of "effects" for short.
So what goes in the <stuff> part? Well, you have several options.
To use a single-color outline, say "outline <color>". Likewise, a
single-color drop shadow is "shadow [corner] <color>"; "bottom_right"
is the default corner if you don't specify one. For a 3-D embossed
look, "emboss <dark_color> <light_color>". The opposite, a carved-
out look, can be had with "carved <dark_color> <light_color>". (Of
course, with those last two, the 3-D look will only work if you
choose the colors wisely.)
Those are all the shortcuts. The long way is to specify a series of
corner/color pairs, like "tl blue" for top-left blue, or
"bottom_right green". You can abbreviate using "tl," "tr," "bl," or
"br," or you can spell out "top_left," "top_right," "bottom_left," or
"bottom_right." If you omit a corner name, the first one defaults to
top-left, the second to top-right, and so on as listed above.
SVN revision: 2714
Added new shade/tint routines, including some done in MMX assembly, by
Willem Monsuwe <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Thanks Willem! These should prove
to be faster than the old stuff, probably by quite a bit.
SVN revision: 2595
Fixed a bug in the handling of resize events thanks to a tip from
Teodor Zlatanov <email@example.com>. While I was at it, I also fixed a
couple remaining issues with the popup menu system. You shouldn't
get any more cases where items remain selected after you've moved your
mouse off of the menu, or where a submenu would stay up even though
another menuitem is selected.
SVN revision: 2594
After getting sick of hearing people whining about the obscure error
messages that resulted from trying to build without pixmap support, I
hacked it until it at least built without it. I also added warnings
to configure.in so that people would know if that happened.
It's still not very happy running that way, which is something I need
to fix. But hopefully it will stop the whining.
Yeah, right. =P
SVN revision: 2590
Added the pixmap beveling support back in so that the glass theme will
work again. Once again, you poor 8 bpp saps are SOL.
I also added the icon support back in, along with a new built-in icon
courtesy of Brian McFee <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
SVN revision: 2501
I fixed the problem reported by Joakim Bodin <email@example.com>
with spawned processes. Also fixed Esetroot as reported by Wayne
Support for buttons higher than 5 was also added to the action
bindings code for those (like me) with IntelliMouse Explorers and
XFree86 4.0. :-)
SVN revision: 2494
This is the initial commit with Imlib2 support. READ THIS CAREFULLY.
There is important information in this commit message that will keep
you from getting screwed.
First off, support for Imlib 1.x is GONE. It is no longer supported
as of now. If you want to continue using it, do NOT install this
version. I tried to support both for awhile, but the code ended up
being way too ugly and hackish. Imlib2 is the future. And trust me,
when you see what we do with this future, you'll be happy for the
The good news is that most of the basics work. Transparency still
works, and the basic image stuff works. Most users won't notice any
major problems, so long as your Imlib2 is 100% up-to-date.
However, a few things still don't work:
1. Auto mode is a bit broken. You'll get X errors in XFree86 4.0.
Don't use it if you're running XFree 4.
2. Color modifiers for images don't work. At all.
3. Transparency shading/tinting will not work in 8bpp or lower. Life
blows sometimes. Sorry. Time for a real video card. :-)
4. The built-in icon is broken.
5. You WILL need to update your theme.cfg files. The borders on the
horizontal and vertical bar images were incorrect when combined with
the new anti-aliased scaling. The horizontal bars should have a right
border of 3. Vertical bars should have a bottom border of 3. The
menu images should have both right *and* bottom borders of 3. You can
either make those changes by hand, or use the --with-theme-update
option to autogen.sh. Your call.
I think that covers everything I've run into. I will point out that
I don't really take advantage of a lot of the Imlib2 features just
yet. My first priority is to make all the stuff that worked before
work again (or at least the important stuff). Then I'll work on
So there it is. If you're not ready for it, don't use it. But if you
are, I hope you like it.
SVN revision: 2478
There are now two different sets of settings you can save. You can
save user settings, which are the things that one would generally
consider to be user-specific (toggles, text colors, etc.). You can
also save theme settings, which saves *everything*, including the
stuff that user settings don't include (like imageclasses, menus,
etc.). Settings are saved to user.cfg and theme.cfg, respectively.
Also, Eterm will now detect if it cannot write to the location from
which it got the theme (i.e., a system-wide directory), and will fall
back on ~/.Eterm/themes/<theme>. It WILL create this directory tree
if it does not already exist.
Hopefully this will make more people happy. :-)
SVN revision: 2440
Quick little option -q/--no-input. It keeps Eterm from accepting
keyboard input, and keeps the window manager from focusing it. Useful
for log tailers and such, maybe. This feature was requested by
Peter Ward <firstname.lastname@example.org>. I will be adding an escape sequence to
SVN revision: 2398
Tint by number or color, and shade by percentage, are now available
via the "\e]6;2;" escape sequence. For example, "\e]6;2;shade;10\a"
will shade the background by 10%. "\e]6;2;tint;lightblue\a" will give
the background a light blue tint. "\e]6;2;shade;sa;30\a" will give a
30% shade to the scrollbar anchor.
SVN revision: 2370
Added a patch from Kimball Thurston <email@example.com> for XIM. I
also added support for two new escape sequences at the request of
Cale Gibbard <firstname.lastname@example.org>. "\e]Pnrrggbb" can now be used
to modify the color palette at runtime, and "\e]R" will restore the
defaults. These are compatible with the Linux console.
SVN revision: 2323
I added accelerated scrollwheel support. I also added a #define in
src/feature.h for specifying the number of lines of context to keep
when paging up or down.
Also, we're back to the old behavior where home on input won't be
triggered unless the key pressed has an associated string value. I
went back on this because Shift causing a jump to the bottom was
really annoying when trying to Shift-PgUp or Shift-PgDown. Sorry,
Darren, but you lose.
SVN revision: 2270
Some further fixes for inline functions, 2 new winop actions, brand
new and improved profiling macros, some miscellaneous fixes for SGI
from Kimball Thurston <email@example.com>, and more robust checking
in the pasting code.
SVN revision: 2235
Added a new --pipe-name option to allow Eterm to read from a console
device/tty/pipe other than /dev/console. This is useful for folks on
Debian, where "console" messages actually go to the /dev/xconsole
named pipe rather than to /dev/tty0.
SVN revision: 2212
Added a new option. -0 (that's a zero) or --itrans will invoke the
immotile optimization for transparency, so named because it works best
on windows that don't move around much on the desktop. It works even
better for windows that are sticky between desktops. So if you have
logging windows (running tail -f and the like) that are shaded/tinted,
you definitely want to have this. It will even benefit ordinary Eterm
windows, provided you don't move them around a lot. Eterms that do
not change desktops may be better off with the other way; Eterms that
are not shaded or tinted at all will not behave any differently.
Here's the technical explanation for those who are interested. The
old (and still the default) behavior is for Eterm to check to see if
any color modifiers are applied to the image_bg class, and if so, to
make a copy of the *entire* desktop image which is then shaded/tinted
appropriately. It then snapshots a portion of that for the actual
background. This way, if the Eterm window is moved, all the shading
and tinting will have already been done, so all it has to do is grab
another portion of the desktop and use it. However, this involves a
LOT of calculations (one per pixel of the desktop pixmap) on startup
and at every desktop switch.
The immotile optimization is intended to reverse that logic by
optimizing for windows that do not move (hence the term "immotile").
It takes the snapshot of the desktop pixmap and applies any shading
or tinting *after* taking the portion it needs. This requires much
fewer calculations on startup and when changing desktops, but the
entire set of calculations must be repeated whenever the window is
moved. This is fine for small windows or windows that don't move
very often, but that's not always the case. So it is to your
advantage to pick one or the other depending on how you use each
particular theme or window.
Two notes. One, keep in mind that the -0/--itrans option doesn't
*activate* transparency; you still need -O/--trans for that. Two,
this does not affect Eterms with no color modifiers applied to the
background. In that case, Eterm still references the existing
desktop pixmap to save memory.
SVN revision: 2191
Tom Gilbert <firstname.lastname@example.org> spotted a fallback
issue with colors which I have now fixed. Tom, your e-mail address is
too damned long. Just thought you should know.
SVN revision: 2181
This fixes yet another resize-to-crash bug, this time with various
applications which use the secondary screen (mutt, mc, vim, etc.).
The fix is deceptively simple and does not convey the fact that it
took around 3 hours to track this bastard down. Credit to Marc Merlin
<email@example.com> for first pointing this out and for helping me
track it down. And credit to Gray Watson for dmalloc, which has saved
my ass once again.
SVN revision: 2172
I'm still not done with the commenting work I've been doing, but I've
made some fixes, so I figured it was time to commit what I've done so
I've added support for multi-byte selection/pastes from programs like
Netscape, thanks in part to a patch from Yasuyuki Furukawa
<firstname.lastname@example.org>. I've also applied a bugfix for pty
allocation on Irix from David Kaelbling <email@example.com>, a display
bugfix pointed out by Valdis Kletnieks <Valdis.Kletnieks@vt.edu>, and
a fix for a missing menu in the auto theme discovered by someone on
I've also added quite a few comments to term.c to help people grok
the parsing of escape sequences a little better.
SVN revision: 2168
Okay, I've added a new option to configure. --config-buffer-size=NNNN
will set the theme parser's line buffer size. What does this mean?
Well, this determines how big a line being parsed can get at any one
stage of parsing. So if you use %dirscan() on a large directory, or
you use %random() on a large list, or you simply have some very large
lines in your config file, making this buffer size larger will enable
them to be handled. The down side to this is that your Eterms will
appear to take up more memory. In reality they don't, since all that
memory gets freed, but it isn't returned to the OS until Eterm exits,
and the RSS won't go down unless part or all of Eterm is swapped out
by the OS. So you've been warned. :-)
For those who didn't go digging by themselves, what I added yesterday
were three new builtin functions:
%get(variable) Retrieves the value of a theme variable
%put(variable value) Sets the value of a theme variable
%put(variable) Removes a theme variable
%dirscan(directory) Returns a list of the files in a directory
Everything here should be fairly self-explanatory. The variables
are internal to Eterm. They will last until Eterm exits, so you
can refer to them in later theme files, unless of course you call
%put() with a variable but no value (which removes the variable).
Also note that %dirscan() returns only the filenames, not the
full pathnames. This is for two reasons: One, you already know the
path to the file since you specified it. Two, it enables handling of
directories with larger numbers of files since the path isn't
uselessly duplicated for each entry it generates.
These new functions will be the backbone for a new random background
system since the *.list files are rather clumsy in a lot of ways. I
am not yet sure how it will work exactly, but I know I'll need these
functions to do it. :-)
SVN revision: 2104
Fixed a bug in the menu code reported by Sung-Hyun Nam
<firstname.lastname@example.org>. There's also some new stuff here, but I haven't
tried testing it at *all*, so I'm not prepared to talk about it.
SVN revision: 2093
Fixed a bug with background colors and proportional fonts. Also added
an escape sequence, \e]30;<filename>\a, to dump the scrollback buffer
to a file. You will not get colors, or bold, or underlining, or any
other rendering information. Just the text. Linebreaks will appear
as they do on the screen.
SVN revision: 2090
The buttonbar can now be toggled on and off both in the config file
and via an escape sequence. The themes in CVS use Ctrl-Shift-Button3.
You can also specify in the config file whether to dock the buttonbar
at the top or the bottom of the Eterm window. You can't move it on
the fly yet, but that will come.
I also fixed resizing so that the term window didn't redraw itself
unnecessarily. Hopefully I didn't break anything in the process. :-)
Plus, I fixed poor handling of X-generated ConfigureNotify events, and
the terminfo stuff is now done at install time instead of build time.
SVN revision: 2077
This is the first public availability of the work thus far on Eterm
0.9.1. There's quite a bit of new stuff here.
* Added scrollbar thumb support.
* Completely redid the terminfo/termcap stuff. The terminfo file is
now compiled (by tic) and installed by default (unless you specify
--without-terminfo). The config files still say xterm, though,
because some programs (like SLang and GNU mc) use the silly algorithm
of "Is $TERM set to xterm?" to detect mouse reporting support in a
terminal. =P But if you don't ever use xterm, you can use Eterm's
termcap and just name it "xterm" instead. Thanks to Marius Gedminas
<email@example.com> for his patch that started this whole revamp.
* Added the kEsetroot script for KDE users from Dax Games
* You can now configure the Home and End emulation via --with-home=
and --with-end= options to configure. The --with-terminfo option is
also new, and --enable-xim is now the default.
* Added a new image state, disabled, for when Eterm loses focus. This
is supported by all widgets (well, all those that could possibly be
on screen when Eterm lost focus), even the background image. So you
could actually have all your images darken on focus out and restore
to normal on focus in.
* Widget colors formerly dealt with as colors (menu text color,
scrollbar color, etc.) are now handled by the imageclasses. Each
image state can have a foreground and background color defined. The
current exception is the background image; I hope to add that later.
The foreground is the text color and the background is the object
color (for solid color mode). So menu text color is set by the menu
imageclass. And again, for unfocused colors, use the disabled state
of the imageclass.
* Proportionally-spaced fonts are now handled much better. They are
still forced into evenly-spaced columns (it's a terminal for crying
out loud!) but at least you don't end up with Eterm's wider than your
* Home on refresh is gone, as is home on echo. It's now much simpler.
There are two options: home on output, and home on input, the former
being a combination of echo and refresh. Also, keypresses that don't
necessarily have corresonding output can trigger a home on input,
like Ctrl-End or whatever...ones that don't have special meaning.
Credit to Darren Stuart Embry <firstname.lastname@example.org> for pointing out
this issue and the one with "m-" in font names.
* I finally got around to re-merging the new parser stuff from my
work on the Not Game. Closed up some old potential behavior quirks
with theme parsing.
* Added a new escape sequence to fork-and-exec a program. Also added
a scrollback search capability to highlight all occurances of a string
in your scrollback buffer. Use the new "Etsearch" utility to access
it. "Etsearch string" to search for a string, then "Etsearch" by
itself to reset the highlighting.
* And of course, the biggie. Eterm now supports a completely-
customizeable buttonbar. Not a menubar, a buttonbar. It can have an
arbitrary number of buttons, and each button can perform an action,
just like a menuitem. So a button could bring up a menu (like a
menubar) or launch a program (like a launchbar) or perform an
operation (like a toolbar). Each button can have an icon, text, or
both. And you can have buttons left- or right-justified in the
buttonbar. You will eventually be able to have an arbitrary number
of buttonbars, but I'm still working on that.
As with any change this big, things could very easily be broken. So
beware. :-) I have tested this myself, and everything seems to work,
but I can't test every possibility. Let me know if you find anything
that's broken, and enjoy!
SVN revision: 2048