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From: Benjamin L. Russell
Subject: bug#8674: Typo correction: [RESOLVED: modifying (group ...) setting in (gnus-add-configuration ...) function] [Was: Re: [status update on associated STARTTLS bug] Re: bug#8674: 23.3; Face header rendering bug in Gnus v5.13 on GNU Emacs 23.3.1 (i386-mingw-nt5.1.2600) on Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3]
Date: Mon, 16 May 2011 19:05:17 -0700 (PDT)

The following solution description contained a typo:

> Apparently, upgrading to from GNU Emacs 23.2.1 to version
> 23.3.1 has resolved the issue....

It should have read as follows:

> Apparently, upgrading from GNU Emacs 23.2.1 to version
> 23.3.1 has resolved the issue....

-- Benjamin L. Russell

--- On Tue, 5/17/11, Benjamin L. Russell <address@hidden> wrote:

> From: Benjamin L. Russell <address@hidden>
> Subject: [RESOLVED: modifying (group ...) setting in (gnus-add-configuration 
> ...) function] [Was: Re: [status update on associated STARTTLS bug] Re: 
> bug#8674: 23.3; Face header rendering bug in Gnus v5.13 on GNU Emacs 23.3.1 
> (i386-mingw-nt5.1.2600) on Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3]
> To: "Glenn Morris" <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden
> Date: Tuesday, May 17, 2011, 11:01 AM
> The previous issue in modifying the
> (group ...) setting in the (gnus-add-configuration ...)
> function in ~/.gnus.el (issue #3) has been resolved, as
> follows:
> 
> > 3. How to modifying the (group ...) setting in the
> > (gnus-add-configuration ...) function) in the
> ~/.gnus.el
> > configuration file so that the change takes effect
> even if
> > the maximum length of a group listed in the buffer
> exceeds
> > the specified group buffer layout width.
> 
> (Typo correction; the above issue description should have
> read as follows:
> 
> > 3. How to modify the (group ...) setting in the
> > (gnus-add-configuration ...) function in the
> ~/.gnus.el
> > configuration file so that the change takes effect
> even if
> > the maximum length of a group listed in the buffer
> exceeds
> > the specified group buffer layout width.)
> 
> Apparently, upgrading to from GNU Emacs 23.2.1 to version
> 23.3.1 has resolved the issue; the group buffer layout width
> specification using the (group ...) setting in the
> (gnus-add-configuration ...) function in the ~/.gnus.el file
> works correctly.  (I'm not sure what was causing the
> problem earlier.)
> 
> This solution leaves only the following issue:
> 
> > 2. How to specify multiple NNTP servers in the
> ~/.gnus.el
> > configuration file?
> 
> I'll send an update if there is any progress on issue #2
> above.  Again, please let me know if you have any
> suggestions (or any solutions).
> 
> -- Benjamin L. Russell
> 
> --- On Tue, 5/17/11, Benjamin L. Russell <address@hidden>
> wrote:
> 
> > From: Benjamin L. Russell <address@hidden>
> > Subject: [status update on associated STARTTLS bug]
> Re: bug#8674: 23.3; Face header rendering bug in Gnus v5.13
> on GNU Emacs 23.3.1 (i386-mingw-nt5.1.2600) on Windows XP
> Professional, Service Pack 3
> > To: "Glenn Morris" <address@hidden>
> > Cc: address@hidden
> > Date: Tuesday, May 17, 2011, 10:38 AM
> > The previous STARTTLS-related bug has
> > been resolved, as follows:
> > 
> > > 1. [Possible Bug] In Gnus v5.13, for some
> reason,
> > just
> > > after sending an NNTP post using C-c C-c,
> occasionally
> > (once
> > > in every two to three attempts), Gnus freezes
> when
> > using
> > > STARTTLS, just before requesting my SMTP
> password,
> > and
> > > refuses to respond until I press C-g.  Here is
> > the
> > > corresponding transcript from my *Messages*
> buffer:
> > > 
> > > [...]
> > > 
> > > My folder setup under c:\Emacs is as follows:
> > > 
> > > C:\emacs\.emacs.d
> > > C:\emacs\Deprecated Versions
> > > C:\emacs\emacs-23.1
> > > C:\emacs\emacs-23.2
> > > C:\emacs\emacs-23.3
> > > 
> > > My USER $HOME environmental variable points to
> > C:\home,
> > > where I have my .emacs and .gnus.el files, among
> > others. 
> > > 
> > > The reason that source file
> > > `c:/emacs/emacs-23.2/lisp/gnus/starttls.el' is
> newer
> > than
> > > the byte-compiled file is that I manually edited
> it
> > to
> > > follow the following directions by Uday Reddy on
> > 2010-04-26
> > > on "Question #108267 : Questions : VM" (see 
> > > https://answers.launchpad.net/vm/+question/108267):
> > > 
> > > > 1. Added:
> > > > (defcustom starttls-kill-program
> > > "c:\\cygwin\\bin\\kill"
> > > >   "External kill command to send
> > > SIGALRM to starttls."
> > > >   :group 'starttls)
> > > > 
> > > > 2. Replaced all three instances of:
> > > > (signal-process (process-id process)
> 'SIGALRM)
> > > > with
> > > > (call-process starttls-kill-program nil nil
> nil
> > > >           
> >    
> > >               
> > 
> > >     "-ALRM" (format "%d"
> > (process-id process)))
> > > 
> > > Is this the correct procedure?
> > 
> > Apparently not.  When I moved the
> C:\emacs\emacs-23.1
> > and C:\emacs\emacs-23.2 subdirectories into the
> > C:\emacs\Deprecated Versions subdirectory and reran
> > C:\emacs\emacs-23.3\bin\addpm.exe (effectively
> restoring the
> > original version of
> > C:\emacs\emacs-23.3\lisp\gnus\starttls.el), the
> following
> > error message disappeared:
> > 
> > > `c:/emacs/emacs-23.2/lisp/gnus/starttls.el'
> newer
> > than
> > > byte-compiled file
> > 
> > As stated above, this error message no longer
> appears.
> > 
> > Furthermore, Gnus invoked the STARTTLS protocol
> correctly
> > for three consecutive attempts.  Therefore, this
> > particular problem has apparently been solved. 
> > Accordingly, the
> `c:/emacs/emacs-23.3/lisp/gnus/starttls.el'
> > file should NOT be modified.
> > 
> > However, the other two issues described in my
> previous
> > message remain, as follows:
> > 
> > 2. How to specify multiple NNTP servers in the
> ~/.gnus.el
> > configuration file?
> > 
> > 3. How to modifying the (group ...) setting in the
> > (gnus-add-configuration ...) function) in the
> ~/.gnus.el
> > configuration file so that the change takes effect
> even if
> > the maximum length of a group listed in the buffer
> exceeds
> > the specified group buffer layout width.
> > 
> > I'll send an update if there is any progress on
> either
> > issue #2 or issue #3 above.  Please let me know if
> you
> > have any suggestions (or solutions).
> > 
> > -- Benjamin L. Russell
> > 
> > --- On Tue, 5/17/11, Benjamin L. Russell <address@hidden>
> > wrote:
> > 
> > > From: Benjamin L. Russell <address@hidden>
> > > Subject: Re: bug#8674: 23.3; Face header
> rendering bug
> > in Gnus v5.13 on GNU Emacs 23.3.1
> (i386-mingw-nt5.1.2600) on
> > Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3
> > > To: "Glenn Morris" <address@hidden>
> > > Cc: address@hidden
> > > Date: Tuesday, May 17, 2011, 8:11 AM
> > > > The Gnus manual says
> > > > 
> > > >    Viewing an [sic] `Face' header
> requires
> > > > an Emacs that is able to
> > > >    display PNG images.
> > > > 
> > > > Can your Emacs display PNG images?
> > > > If not, I imagine this is the same as
> > > > 
> > > > http://debbugs.gnu.org/cgi/bugreport.cgi?bug=8324
> > > 
> > > It cannot; however, when I following your link,
> > downloaded
> > > the libpng 1.4.3 package from "GTK+ - Download
> for
> > Windows"
> > > (see http://www.gtk.org/download-windows.html), unzipped
> > the
> > > libpng_1.4.3-1_win32.zip archive, copied the
> > > ..\libpng_1.4.3-1_win32\bin\libpng14-14.dll file
> into
> > both
> > > the C:\WINDOWS\system32 and
> C:\emacs\emacs-23.3\bin
> > > directories, and restarted Emacs 23.3.1, Emacs
> was
> > able to
> > > read PNG files correctly.
> > > 
> > > Subsequently reading a USENET message with a
> Face
> > header
> > > via NNTP in Gnus then caused the Face header to
> be
> > rendered
> > > correctly in the "From" line.
> > > 
> > > Bug solved!
> > > 
> > > Incidentally, I also have three other problems
> with
> > > Emacs-23.3.1 (one is a possible bug, and the
> other two
> > are
> > > possible lack of features), as follows:
> > > 
> > > 1. [Possible Bug] In Gnus v5.13, for some
> reason,
> > just
> > > after sending an NNTP post using C-c C-c,
> occasionally
> > (once
> > > in every two to three attempts), Gnus freezes
> when
> > using
> > > STARTTLS, just before requesting my SMTP
> password,
> > and
> > > refuses to respond until I press C-g.  Here is
> the
> > > corresponding transcript from my *Messages*
> buffer:
> > > 
> > > > Sending...
> > > > You have lines longer than 79 characters. 
> > Really
> > > post? (y or n) 
> > > > Sending news via news20.forteinc.com using
> > nntp...
> > > > Sending via mail...
> > > > Source file
> > > `c:/emacs/emacs-23.2/lisp/gnus/starttls.el'
> newer
> > than
> > > byte-compiled file
> > > > Opening STARTTLS connection to
> > > `plus.smtp.mail.yahoo.com:587'...done
> > > > Quit
> > > 
> > > For some reason, Emacs still references
> > > `c:/emacs/emacs-23.2/lisp/gnus/starttls.el' (the
> > version for
> > > Emacs 23.2.1) instead of
> > > `c:/emacs/emacs-23.3/lisp/gnus/starttls.el' (the
> > version for
> > > Emacs 23.3.1) (still unmodified), even though I
> just
> > ran
> > > C:\emacs\emacs-23.3\bin\addpm.exe.
> > > 
> > > My folder setup under c:\Emacs is as follows:
> > > 
> > > C:\emacs\.emacs.d
> > > C:\emacs\Deprecated Versions
> > > C:\emacs\emacs-23.1
> > > C:\emacs\emacs-23.2
> > > C:\emacs\emacs-23.3
> > > 
> > > My USER $HOME environmental variable points to
> > C:\home,
> > > where I have my .emacs and .gnus.el files, among
> > others. 
> > > 
> > > The reason that source file
> > > `c:/emacs/emacs-23.2/lisp/gnus/starttls.el' is
> newer
> > than
> > > the byte-compiled file is that I manually edited
> it
> > to
> > > follow the following directions by Uday Reddy on
> > 2010-04-26
> > > on "Question #108267 : Questions : VM" (see 
> > > https://answers.launchpad.net/vm/+question/108267):
> > > 
> > > > 1. Added:
> > > > (defcustom starttls-kill-program
> > > "c:\\cygwin\\bin\\kill"
> > > >   "External kill command to send
> > > SIGALRM to starttls."
> > > >   :group 'starttls)
> > > > 
> > > > 2. Replaced all three instances of:
> > > > (signal-process (process-id process)
> 'SIGALRM)
> > > > with
> > > > (call-process starttls-kill-program nil nil
> nil
> > > >               
> > >                
> > >     "-ALRM" (format "%d" (process-id
> process)))
> > > 
> > > Is this the correct procedure?
> > > 
> > > 2. [Possible Lack of a Feature] I wish to
> specify
> > multiple
> > > NNTP servers in my .gnus.el file, but don't know
> how
> > to do
> > > so.  The relevant portion from my ~/.gnus.el
> file is
> > as
> > > follows:
> > > 
> > > > (setq gnus-select-method '(nntp
> > > "news20.forteinc.com"))
> > > 
> > > > (add-to-list 'gnus-secondary-select-methods
> > '(nntp
> > > "news.gmane.org"))
> > > 
> > > > (add-to-list 'gnus-secondary-select-methods
> > '(nntp
> > > "news.gnus.org"))
> > > 
> > > The relevant portion from my ~/.authinfo file is
> as
> > > follows:
> > > 
> > > > machine news20.forteinc.com login
> > <username>
> > > password <password>
> > > 
> > > The <username> and <password>
> portions
> > have
> > > been substituted with the appropriate
> information
> > > accordingly.
> > > 
> > > For some reason, the second invocation of
> > (add-to-list
> > > 'gnus-secondary-select-methods '(...)) seems to
> be
> > ignored.
> > > 
> > > Do you know how to specify a third NNTP server in
> my
> > > ~/.gnus.el file?
> > > 
> > > 3. [Possible Lack of a Feature] For some reason,
> I am
> > > unable to specify a width for the group buffer
> that is
> > less
> > > than the width of the maximum-length group name
> in
> > Gnus when
> > > displaying a customized view with groups in the
> > upper-left
> > > buffer, articles in the upper-right buffer, and
> > article
> > > bodies in the lower buffer in my ~/.gnus.el
> file. 
> > Here
> > > is the relevant code:
> > > 
> > > > ;; The following section controls the
> layout
> > after
> > > displaying the article buffer
> > > > ; change the configuration of a single
> buffer
> > setting,
> > > without using the complicated
> > gnus-buffer-configuration
> > > variable (see "Frequently Asked Questions:
> Window
> > Layout" at
> > > http://gnus.org/manual/gnus_295.html)
> > > > (gnus-add-configuration
> > > >  ; configure the article buffer
> > > >  '(article
> > > >    ; split the screen in two vertically,
> and
> > > use the following settings for the upper half of
> the
> > window
> > > >    (vertical 1.0
> > > >          ; the
> > > original number of rows for the group + summary
> > buffers
> > > together, copied from "Frequently Asked
> Questions: FAQ
> > 4 -
> > > Reading messages" (http://www.gnus.org/manual/gnus_400.html#SEC473)
> > > > ;     
> > >    (horizontal 28
> > > >          ; setting
> > > of the number of rows for the group + summary
> buffers
> > > together, adapted for my borrowed laptop PC from
> JIII
> > > >      
> > >    (horizontal 20
> > > >        
> > >      ; the original number of
> > > columns for the group buffer width setting,
> copied
> > from
> > > "Frequently Asked Questions: FAQ 4 - Reading
> messages"
> > (http://www.gnus.org/manual/gnus_400.html#SEC473)
> > > > ;           
> > >      (group 50)
> > > >        
> > >      ; setting of the number of
> > > columns for the group buffer width setting to
> match
> > my
> > > settings in Forte' Agent 5.0
> > > > ;       
> > >      (group 53)
> > > >        
> > >      ; setting of the number of
> > > columns for the group buffer width setting to
> display
> > all
> > > newsgroup names without truncation
> > > > ;           
> > >      (group 77)
> > > >        
> > >      ; setting of the number of
> > > columns for the group buffer width setting to
> > distinguish
> > > all newsgroup names uniquely
> > > >        
> > >      (group 69)
> > > >        
> > >      ; let the summary buffer take
> > > the remainder of the width of the rows, and
> position
> > the
> > > point (cursor) therein
> > > >        
> > >          (summary
> > > 1.0 point) )
> > > >          ; let the
> > > lower half take up the remainder of the
> horizontal
> > space,
> > > and apply the following settings therein
> > > >      
> > >    (horizontal 1.0
> > > >        
> > >      ; let the article buffer take
> > > up the entire space of the lower half of the
> window
> > > >        
> > >          (article
> > > 1.0)))))
> > > 
> > > In the above code, the modification from (group
> 77)
> > to
> > > (group 69) had no effect.  Further reducing the
> > setting
> > > to (group 50) had no effect, either.  In a
> previous
> > > version of Emacs on Windows XP, Service Pack 3,
> > installed in
> > > circa November 2007, on which I had installed
> Gnus in
> > circa
> > > May of 2009 (that computer has since been
> reformatted,
> > so I
> > > do not have the version information available),
> the
> > settings
> > > worked fine.  How can I make the (group ...)
> setting
> > > modification effective?
> > > 
> > > Solutions to the above problems in using Gnus
> v5.13 on
> > GNU
> > > Emacs 23.3.1 would help enormously.
> > > 
> > > Thank you for your assistance!
> > > 
> > > Sincerely yours,
> > > 
> > > Benjamin L. Russell
> > > 
> > > --- On Tue, 5/17/11, Glenn Morris <address@hidden>
> > > wrote:
> > > 
> > > > From: Glenn Morris <address@hidden>
> > > > Subject: Re: bug#8674: 23.3; Face header
> > rendering bug
> > > in Gnus v5.13 on GNU Emacs 23.3.1
> > (i386-mingw-nt5.1.2600) on
> > > Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3
> > > > To: "Benjamin L. Russell" <address@hidden>
> > > > Cc: address@hidden
> > > > Date: Tuesday, May 17, 2011, 6:43 AM
> > > > Benjamin L. Russell wrote:
> > > > 
> > > > > There is a bug in GNU Emacs 23.3.1
> that
> > prevents
> > > > correct rendering of
> > > > > Face headers in NNTP postings. 
> > Specifically,
> > > the
> > > > following Emacs Lisp
> > > > > code in my ~/.gnus.el file for
> inserting a
> > face
> > > header
> > > > in a USENET
> > > > > posting works on GNU Emacs 23.2.1, but
> not
> > on
> > > version
> > > > 23.3.1, with Gnus
> > > > > v5.13:
> > > > 
> > > > The Gnus manual says
> > > > 
> > > >    Viewing an [sic] `Face' header
> requires
> > > > an Emacs that is able to
> > > >    display PNG images.
> > > > 
> > > > Can your Emacs display PNG images?
> > > > If not, I imagine this is the same as
> > > > 
> > > > http://debbugs.gnu.org/cgi/bugreport.cgi?bug=8324
> > > >
> > >
> >
>





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