[OS X Emacs] aquamacs scratch buffer
david.reitter at gmail.com
Fri May 16 09:10:57 EDT 2008
On 16 May 2008, at 12:30, Ivan Werning wrote:
> So is there any other way then of getting my buffers with their
> frame positions loaded automatically (just like my last quit) when I
> open Aquamacs?
I don't know if there is a package that does just that, but in
principle, everything is in place in Aquamacs to do that. Frame
positions are saved automatically (smart-frame-positioning mode), one-
buffer-one-frame-mode will automatically show files in their own
frames. But desktop-read doesn't seem to do the right thing.
Technically, it shouldn't be all that hard. You merely need to store
the window settings (including what buffer is shown where) for each
frame, along with frame-local variables / parameters (which include
size, position, some colors) and all the frame-specific faces. This
is pretty easy to obtain and to serialize, and easy enough to
restore. The Desktop package seems to handle the rest.
If anyone was to extend desktop.el to do these things, we'd be more
than interested in including that in Aquamacs. It would make a fine
contribution to GNU Emacs in general, if you can put up with a lot of
additional coding constraints.
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