rxvt-unicode.

Ag. D. Hatzimanikas a.hatzim at gmail.com
Thu Aug 2 12:51:56 PDT 2007


On Thu, Aug 02, at 08:11 Ken Moffat wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 02, 2007 at 08:09:50PM +0300, Ag. D. Hatzimanikas wrote:
> > 
> > I did this because, jugging from the past, the author constantly
> > adds major features between the releases and quite? often brake things
> > (so new versions needs some testing first); and since the terminal is
> > quite critical for the daily activities, I chose 8.2 because it proved
> > stable enough.
> > I am using this version for 5 months and I didn't noticed any serious
> > problems, so I would like 8.2 to be the version, that will ship with the
> > upcoming 6.3 blfs release.
> > 
>  I would welcome more people using to this, and 8.2 has been fine for
> me.
> 

Yes, I think this is an excellent terminal, I am using it from 2004 when
it was in 4 version or something.

It is possible to search with Alt-S in the scrollback buffer, it has tabs
support and is also possible to define paterns in X resources to
make various selections with the mouse, etc...
All these features provided through perl extensions, but that doesn't
make it a heavy terminal and doesn't use a lot of resources.

>  I do, however, think that maybe I should mention that configuring
> the font(s) correctly can be an exercise in frustration, particularly
> if your preferred font lacks a lot of glyphs.  In the spirit of "use
> a few more fonts" here is what I used to have in .Xresources -
> nowadays I don't build the courier, I've only got minimal old fonts
> so that xclock and xcalc will work.  These settings are for a large
> monitor.
> 
> URxvt.faceSize:	12
> URxvt.font:	xft:DejaVu Sans Mono:autohint=true, \
> 		xft:FreeMono:autohint=true, \
> 		-adobe-courier-medium-r-normal--20-140-100-100-n-110-iso10646-1
> 

Yes, I also use the DejaVu family and I am quite satisfied.
I noticed that you defined 3 fonts here. That means that, it falls back to the
next if doesn't find the first/second one?

Randy,
I tried to correct some things, but I suck in English (I know my
sentences make sense to me, but I am never sure if they do make sense for others
too), so some input is needed here (thats why I posted my patch anyway),
from all with better knowledge in English than me, that means pretty much
everyone.

New patch attached. I tried to clean up some things, but I guess there
is a lot of ground for suggestions yet. Please post them.

Ps.
About capitalizing the Unicode. It's a convention I see it often, I can
still change it if desired.

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--- general.ent	(revision 6997)
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@@ -171,6 +171,7 @@
 <!ENTITY graphviz-version             "2.12">
 <!ENTITY recode-version               "3.6">
 <!ENTITY icon-naming-utils-version    "0.8.2">
+<!ENTITY rxvt-unicode-version         "8.2">
 
 <!-- Chapter 11 -->
 <!ENTITY gpm-version                  "1.20.1">
Index: general/genutils/rxvt-unicode.xml
===================================================================
--- general/genutils/rxvt-unicode.xml	(revision 0)
+++ general/genutils/rxvt-unicode.xml	(revision 0)
@@ -0,0 +1,204 @@
+<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
+<!DOCTYPE sect1 PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook XML V4.5//EN"
+   "http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/xml/4.5/docbookx.dtd" [
+  <!ENTITY % general-entities SYSTEM "../../general.ent">
+  %general-entities;
+
+  <!ENTITY rxvt-unicode-download-http "http://dist.schmorp.de/rxvt-unicode/Attic/rxvt-unicode-&rxvt-unicode-version;.tar.bz2">
+  <!ENTITY rxvt-unicode-download-ftp  " ">
+  <!ENTITY rxvt-unicode-md5sum        "7876a1e2a82794c5ebbea8791561daba">
+  <!ENTITY rxvt-unicode-size          "860 KB">
+  <!ENTITY rxvt-unicode-buildsize     "18 MB">
+  <!ENTITY rxvt-unicode-time          "0.2 SBU">
+]>
+
+<sect1 id="rxvt-unicode" xreflabel="rxvt-unicode-&rxvt-unicode-version;">
+  <?dbhtml filename="rxvt-unicode.html"?>
+
+  <sect1info>
+    <othername>$LastChangedBy$</othername>
+    <date>$Date: 2007-06-20 16:12:13 +0300 (Τετ, 20 Ιούν 2007) $</date>
+  </sect1info>
+
+  <title>rxvt-unicode-&rxvt-unicode-version;</title>
+
+  <indexterm zone="rxvt-unicode">
+    <primary sortas="a-rxvt-unicode">rxvt-unicode</primary>
+  </indexterm>
+
+  <sect2 role="package">
+    <title>Introduction to rxvt-unicode</title>
+
+    <para><application>rxvt-unicode</application> is a clone of the terminal
+    emulator <application>rxvt</application>, an X Window System terminal emulator
+    wich includes support for XFT and Unicode.</para>
+
+    <bridgehead renderas="sect3">Package Information</bridgehead>
+    <itemizedlist spacing="compact">
+      <listitem>
+        <para>Download (HTTP): <ulink url="&rxvt-unicode-download-http;"/></para>
+      </listitem>
+      <listitem>
+        <para>Download (FTP): <ulink url="&rxvt-unicode-download-ftp;"/></para>
+      </listitem>
+      <listitem>
+        <para>Download MD5 sum: &rxvt-unicode-md5sum;</para>
+      </listitem>
+      <listitem>
+        <para>Download size: &rxvt-unicode-size;</para>
+      </listitem>
+      <listitem>
+        <para>Estimated disk space required: &rxvt-unicode-buildsize;</para>
+      </listitem>
+      <listitem>
+        <para>Estimated build time: &rxvt-unicode-time;</para>
+      </listitem>
+    </itemizedlist>
+
+    <bridgehead renderas="sect3">rxvt-unicode Dependencies</bridgehead>
+
+    <bridgehead renderas="sect4">Required</bridgehead>
+    <para role="required"><xref linkend="xorg7-lib"/></para>
+
+    <para condition="html" role="usernotes">User Notes:
+    <ulink url='&blfs-wiki;/rxvt-unicode'/></para>
+
+  </sect2>
+
+  <sect2 role="installation">
+    <title>Installation of rxvt-unicode</title>
+
+    <para>Install <application>rxvt-unicode</application> by running the
+    following commands:</para>
+
+<screen><userinput>./configure --prefix=/usr --enable-everything &&
+make</userinput></screen>
+
+    <para>This package does not come with a test suite.</para>
+
+    <para>Now, as the <systemitem class="username">root</systemitem>
+    user:</para>
+
+<screen role="root"><userinput>make install</userinput></screen>
+
+  </sect2>
+
+  <sect2 role="commands">
+    <title>Command Explanations</title>
+
+    <para><parameter>--enable-everything</parameter>: Add support for all 
+    non-multichoice options. Details about the different options can be found in
+    the file <filename>README.configure</filename>.</para>
+   
+    <para><option>--disable-xft</option>: Remove support for Xft fonts.</para>
+
+    <para><option>--disable-perl</option>: Disable the embedded <application>Perl</application>
+    interpreter.</para>
+
+  </sect2>
+
+  <sect2 role="configuration">
+    <title>Configuring rxvt-unicode</title>
+
+    <para>The <application>rxvt-unicode</application> terminal emulator
+    uses the resource class <classname>URxvt</classname> and the resource name
+    <classname>urxvt</classname>. You can add X resource definitions to the user's
+    <filename>~/.Xresources</filename> file, or you can add them to the system-wide
+    <filename>$XORG_PREFIX/share/X11/app-defaults/URxvt</filename> file.
+    The following example provides a way, to load the <classname>matcher</classname>
+    <application>Perl</application> extension (assuming <application>Perl</application>
+    support wasn't disabled), so to be able by middle clicking the underline URL,
+    to open it with the specified browser. It also sets a backgroung and a foreground
+    color and loads an Xft font. In order to do that, add the following definitions as
+    the <systemitem class="username">root</systemitem> user:</para>
+
+<screen role="root"><userinput>cat >> $XORG_PREFIX/share/X11/app-defaults/URxvt << "EOF"
+URxvt*perl-ext: matcher
+URxvt*urlLauncher: firefox
+URxvt.background: black
+URxvt.foreground: yellow
+URxvt*font: xft:Monospace:pixelsize=12
+EOF</userinput></screen>
+    
+    <para>The <application>rxvt-unicode</application> application, can also run in
+    a daemon mode, which make possible to open multiple terminal windows within the
+    same process. The <command>urxvtc</command> client connects then to
+    <command>urxvtd</command> daemon and requests a new terminal window.</para>
+   
+   <note>
+    <para>Use that option with caution. If the daemon crashes, all the
+    running processes in the terminal windows are terminated.</para>
+   </note>
+ 
+    <para>
+    You can start the <command>urxvtd</command> daemon in your system or
+    personal startup <command>X</command> session scripts (eg.
+    <filename>~/.xinitrc</filename>), by adding the following lines near the top of
+    your script:</para>
+    
+<screen><userinput><literal># Start the urxvtd daemon
+urxvtd -q -f -o &
+</literal></userinput></screen>
+
+    <para>For more information, examine the <command>urxvt</command>,
+    <command>urxvtd</command>, <command>urxvtc</command>, and <filename>urxvtperl</filename>
+    man pages.</para>
+
+  </sect2>
+
+  <sect2 role="content">
+    <title>Contents</title>
+
+    <segmentedlist>
+      <segtitle>Installed Programs</segtitle>
+      <segtitle>Installed Libraries</segtitle>
+      <segtitle>Installed Directories</segtitle>
+
+      <seglistitem>
+        <seg>urxvt, urxvtd, and urxvtc.</seg>
+        <seg>Many <application>Perl</application> extensions located under
+        <filename class='directory'>/usr/lib/urxvt/perl</filename></seg>
+        <seg>/usr/lib/urxvt</seg>
+      </seglistitem>
+    </segmentedlist>
+
+    <variablelist>
+      <bridgehead renderas="sect3">Short Descriptions</bridgehead>
+      <?dbfo list-presentation="list"?>
+      <?dbhtml list-presentation="table"?>
+
+      <varlistentry id="urxvt-bin">
+        <term><command>urxvt</command></term>
+        <listitem>
+          <para>is a terminal emulator for the X Window System.</para>
+          <indexterm zone="rxvt-unicode urxvt-bin">
+            <primary sortas="b-urxvt-bin">urxvt</primary>
+          </indexterm>
+        </listitem>
+      </varlistentry>
+
+      <varlistentry id="urxvtd">
+        <term><command>urxvtd</command></term>
+        <listitem>
+          <para>is the urxvt terminal daemon.</para>
+          <indexterm zone="rxvt-unicode urxvtd">
+            <primary sortas="b-urxvtd">urxvtd</primary>
+          </indexterm>
+        </listitem>
+      </varlistentry>
+
+      <varlistentry id="urxvtc">
+        <term><command>urxvtc</command></term>
+        <listitem>
+          <para>controls the urxvtd daemon.</para>
+          <indexterm zone="rxvt-unicode urxvtc">
+            <primary sortas="b-urxvtc">xterm</primary>
+          </indexterm>
+        </listitem>
+      </varlistentry>
+
+    </variablelist>
+
+  </sect2>
+
+</sect1>

Property changes on: general/genutils/rxvt-unicode.xml
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   + LastChangedBy

Index: general/genutils/genutils.xml
===================================================================
--- general/genutils/genutils.xml	(revision 6995)
+++ general/genutils/genutils.xml	(working copy)
@@ -38,5 +38,6 @@
   <xi:include xmlns:xi="http://www.w3.org/2003/XInclude" href="rman.xml"/>
   <xi:include xmlns:xi="http://www.w3.org/2003/XInclude" href="recode.xml"/>
   <xi:include xmlns:xi="http://www.w3.org/2003/XInclude" href="icon-naming-utils.xml"/>
+  <xi:include xmlns:xi="http://www.w3.org/2003/XInclude" href="rxvt-unicode.xml"/>
 
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