Hello Tim, When I go to the customize emacs group - the one that "finds a suitable browser" - all I see is mention of Windows anc Cywin and DOS - I got the emacspeak file from Debian Linux. That also confuses me! I went and found the emacspeak executable in /usr/bin/ or in /usr/local/bin - I forget which and ran it by using ./emacspeak and I still got the notice that I was using the -q option and thus could not save any customization. Thanks for the help. David On 12/20/09, Tim Cross <email@example.com> wrote: > Hi David, > > I suspect the error regarding not being able to use customize because of the > -q option is due to you starting emacspeak with a script. At one time, there > were some scripts floating about that did it this way. > > The solution is not to use the scripts, but to load emacspeak yourself in > some > elisp. You can do this from your .emacs file, but I prefer to do it from a > system wide elisp load file so that all the emacspeak defadvice stuff is > loaded early. I also include some of my config stuff for emacspeak in this > file, though these days, you can pretty much do all of that using customize. > > I put the elisp file in /etc/emacs/site-start.d on my debian and ubuntu > boxes. > However, it won't just drop in and work for you. It is site specific. > However, > it should give you an idea of how to do it. > > What I do is have a directory called svn. In that directory, I have at least > two checked out versions of emacspeak. I check out one version, build it and > then try it by setting the env variable to the name of that version (i.e. > whatever I called it when checking it out of the svn repository). Then, a > few > days later, I might check out a second version, build it and try it out. > > Having two versions gives me some safety against a broken svn build. As I'm > running from svn versions, I cannot guarantee they will always be stable or > will always compile. Rather than end up with only one broken version, I flip > between the two different versions. Tihis allows me to try the latest > version, > but enable me to fall back to the previous version if that is broken. > > With respect to your second question, you need to customize browse-url and > set > the appropriate variables so that it uses w3m raher than netscape. Solve > your > customize problem first and then you will be able to solve this one! > > good luck, > > Tim > > ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the emacspeak list or change your address on the emacspeak list send mail to "firstname.lastname@example.org" with a subject of "unsubscribe" or "help".
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