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[PATCH] Allow passing frame parameters to emacsclient

From: Andreas Rottmann
Subject: [PATCH] Allow passing frame parameters to emacsclient
Date: Sat, 26 Feb 2011 18:32:49 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)


This is the first patch I submit for Emacs, so I hope I followed all the
rules :-).  I initially submitted a now-stale version of the patch as a
bugreport[0] -- I assume I should close this, as patches are to be
submitted and discussed on this mailinglist (or address@hidden),

Another thing: the patch is relatively small, but I guess it might be
over the no-copyright-assignment-needed limit; if this is the case,
please tell me so I can request papers from FSF for Emacs (and Org-Mode,
while I'm at it).  I have already signed papers for Guile, but I guess I
need to do this again for Emacs(?).

A description and rationale for the feature as well as ChangeLog entries
are in the patch headers, see below.  As for my personal use-case: I'd
like to create new frames using emacsclient for Email (Gnus) and IRC
(rcirc) and have my window manager (awesome[1]) put these frames on a
fixed tag (= virtual desktop).  The attached patch makes this possible
by allowing to influence e.g. the frame name at frame creation time.
You could do that before using "--eval", but that would set the
properties only after the frame has already been created.

[0] http://debbugs.gnu.org/cgi/bugreport.cgi?bug=5864
[1] http://awesome.naquadah.org/

From: Andreas Rottmann <address@hidden>
Subject: Allow passing frame parameters to emacsclient

Adds a new option `--frame-parameters' to emacsclient, which allows to
set the frame parameter alist for the to-be-created frame.

This feature is useful for window managers that allow matching on X
properties.  Without this patch, it is not possible to influence those
at /frame creation time/, they could only be set after the frame was
already created.  This is too late for windowmanagers who match the X
properties at frame creation time.

* lib-src/emacsclient.c (frame_parameters): New global variable.
  (longopts): New entry "frame-parameters" with short option alias
  (decode_options): Process frame-parameters option.
  (main): Send value of frame-parameters option to emacs if we are
  constructing a new frame.

* lisp/servel.el (server-create-window-system-frame): Add new optional
  argument `parameters' which allows setting additional frame
  (server-process-filter): Handle "-frame-parameters" command, and
  pass its value to `server-create-window-system-frame'

* doc/emacs/misc.texi (Invoking emacsclient): Document the
  "--frame-parameters" option.
* doc/man/emacsclient.1: Ditto.

 doc/emacs/misc.texi   |    5 +++++
 doc/man/emacsclient.1 |    3 +++
 etc/NEWS              |    4 ++++
 lib-src/emacsclient.c |   16 ++++++++++++++++
 lisp/server.el        |   23 ++++++++++++++++++++---
 5 files changed, 48 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/doc/emacs/misc.texi b/doc/emacs/misc.texi
index d7143d1..99e5fbf 100644
--- a/doc/emacs/misc.texi
+++ b/doc/emacs/misc.texi
@@ -1622,6 +1622,11 @@ text-only terminal frame (@pxref{Frames}).  If you omit 
a filename
 argument while supplying the @samp{-c} option, the new frame displays
 the @samp{*scratch*} buffer (@pxref{Buffers}).
address@hidden -F
address@hidden address@hidden
+Set the parameters for a newly-created graphical frame. @xref{Frame
 @item -d @var{display}
 @itemx address@hidden
 Tell Emacs to open the given files on the X display @var{display}
diff --git a/doc/man/emacsclient.1 b/doc/man/emacsclient.1
index cae4d76..4843053 100644
--- a/doc/man/emacsclient.1
+++ b/doc/man/emacsclient.1
@@ -58,6 +58,9 @@ daemon mode and emacsclient will try to connect to it.
 .B -c, \-\-create-frame
 create a new frame instead of trying to use the current Emacs frame
+.B \-F, \-\-frame-parameters=ALIST
+set the parameters of a newly-created frame.
 .B \-d, \-\-display=DISPLAY
 tell the server to display the files on the given display.
diff --git a/etc/NEWS b/etc/NEWS
index cfb7889..0c904bc 100644
--- a/etc/NEWS
+++ b/etc/NEWS
@@ -71,6 +71,10 @@ from load-path.  -Q now implies this.
 client frame in parent X window ID, via XEmbed.  This works like the
 --parent-id argument to Emacs.
+*** New emacsclient argument --frame-parameters can be used to set the
+frame parameters of a newly-created graphical frame.
 *** If emacsclient shuts down as a result of Emacs signalling an
 error, its exit status is 1.
diff --git a/lib-src/emacsclient.c b/lib-src/emacsclient.c
index 836891a..e76e8bf 100644
--- a/lib-src/emacsclient.c
+++ b/lib-src/emacsclient.c
@@ -157,6 +157,10 @@ const char *server_file = NULL;
 /* PID of the Emacs server process.  */
 int emacs_pid = 0;
+/* If non-NULL, a string that should form a frame parameter alist to
+   be used for the new frame */
+const char *frame_parameters = NULL;
 static void print_help_and_exit (void) NO_RETURN;
 static void fail (void) NO_RETURN;
@@ -171,6 +175,7 @@ struct option longopts[] =
   { "nw",      no_argument,       NULL, 't' },
   { "create-frame", no_argument,   NULL, 'c' },
   { "alternate-editor", required_argument, NULL, 'a' },
+  { "frame-parameters", required_argument, NULL, 'F' },
   { "socket-name",     required_argument, NULL, 's' },
@@ -592,6 +597,10 @@ decode_options (int argc, char **argv)
          print_help_and_exit ();
+        case 'F':
+          frame_parameters = optarg;
+          break;
          message (TRUE, "Try `%s --help' for more information\n", progname);
          exit (EXIT_FAILURE);
@@ -1622,6 +1631,13 @@ main (int argc, char **argv)
       send_to_emacs (emacs_socket, " ");
+  if (frame_parameters && !current_frame)
+    {
+      send_to_emacs (emacs_socket, "-frame-parameters ");
+      quote_argument (emacs_socket, frame_parameters);
+      send_to_emacs (emacs_socket, " ");
+    }
   /* If using the current frame, send tty information to Emacs anyway.
      In daemon mode, Emacs may need to occupy this tty if no other
      frame is available.  */
diff --git a/lisp/server.el b/lisp/server.el
index df8cae0..2a883bd 100644
--- a/lisp/server.el
+++ b/lisp/server.el
@@ -728,7 +728,11 @@ Server mode runs a process that accepts commands from the
-(defun server-create-window-system-frame (display nowait proc parent-id)
+(defun server-create-window-system-frame (display
+                                          nowait
+                                          proc
+                                          parent-id
+                                          &optional parameters)
   (add-to-list 'frame-inherited-parameters 'client)
   (if (not (fboundp 'make-frame-on-display))
@@ -743,7 +747,8 @@ Server mode runs a process that accepts commands from the
     ;; killing emacs on that frame.
     (let* ((params `((client . ,(if nowait 'nowait proc))
                      ;; This is a leftover, see above.
-                     (environment . ,(process-get proc 'env))))
+                     (environment . ,(process-get proc 'env))
+                     ,@parameters))
           (display (or display
                        (frame-parameter nil 'display)
                        (getenv "DISPLAY")
@@ -825,6 +830,9 @@ The following commands are accepted by the server:
   Forbid the creation of new frames.
+`-frame-parameters ALIST'
+  Set the parameters of the created frame.
   Request that the next frame created should not be
   associated with this client.
@@ -933,6 +941,7 @@ The following commands are accepted by the client:
+                frame-parameters  ;parameters for newly created frame
                tty-name   ; nil, `window-system', or the tty name.
                tty-type   ; string.
@@ -953,6 +962,13 @@ The following commands are accepted by the client:
                 ;; -current-frame:  Don't create frames.
                 (`"-current-frame" (setq use-current-frame t))
+                ;; -frame-parameters: Set frame parameters
+                (`"-frame-parameters"
+                 (lexical-let ((alist (pop args-left)))
+                   (if coding-system
+                       (setq alist (decode-coding-string alist coding-system)))
+                   (setq frame-parameters (car (read-from-string alist)))))
                 ;; -display DISPLAY:
                 ;; Open X frames on the given display instead of the default.
@@ -1068,7 +1084,8 @@ The following commands are accepted by the client:
                    (if display (server-select-display display)))
                   ((eq tty-name 'window-system)
                    (server-create-window-system-frame display nowait proc
-                                                      parent-id))
+                                                      parent-id
+                                                       frame-parameters))
                   ;; When resuming on a tty, tty-name is nil.
                    (server-create-tty-frame tty-name tty-type proc))))
tg: (498f0e8..) t/frame-params (depends on: master)
Kind Regards, Rotty
Andreas Rottmann -- <http://rotty.yi.org/>

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