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Re: lynx-dev Getting lynx to post news under Windows

From: vtailor
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Getting lynx to post news under Windows
Date: Sat, 26 Feb 2000 21:24:54 -0600 (CST)

>On Fri, 18 Feb 2000 address@hidden wrote:
>> If you look in LYNews.c, you'll find that there is a test to determine
>> whether the external editor generated a nonempty text file whose content
>> is to be posted.  Unfortunately, at least under Windows of all flavours,
>> the test occurs right after the editor is spawned, under the assumption
>> that the editor has completed generating its output file.
>> This is the wrong assumption.  Launching the editor under Windows returns
>> you immediately to the calling program.  Rather than submit a patch, I am
>  It would be interesting to know how Gygwin-lynx works. I expect it really
>waits for editor termination. But there could be problems: if another instance
>of the editor is already running, that already running instance of the editor
>could open that file for editing (I think so - at least this happens when
>typing 'start foo.doc' when word is already running). The question is: what
>will happen with 'second' session of the editor? How cygwin behaves in this
>  May be asking yes/no (as you suggested) in the case of Windows would be
>better choice then - to work around of these potential problems.
I haven't run cygwin-lynx for quite some time, since I uninstalled cygwin,
but I know that cygwin looks very much like BSD Unix, so that is probably
the behavior.

>> pointing this out so that developers can choose whether to force the
>> program to wait for the editor to complete before testing the contents
>> of the news-post file or simply wait for the user to indicate "yes" or
>> "no" to the status-line prompt that follows.
>> I have naturally made my own choice, and I am posting this from the latest
>> February version of lynx.
>> Oh yes.  I had written previously that lynx converts 'v' to '/' on the
>> status line text input.  This happens when lynx.exe is linked to the latest
>> 1.4.1 version of libslang.a.  If you link instead to your archived 1.2
>> version of libslang, the problem disappears.
> Do you mean that pressing 'g' and typing will be
>equal to pressing 'g' and typing ?
Haven't tried it.  Starting the line with a 'v' causes '/' to appear 

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