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Re: Embedding Emacs in other apps

From: Thierry Volpiatto
Subject: Re: Embedding Emacs in other apps
Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2010 20:14:01 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Tassilo Horn <address@hidden> writes:

> Hi all,
> I've wondered if it is possible to embed emacs in other applications, so
> for example that I can edit textfields in my browser using emacs.  I
> quickly found this NEWS entry for emacs 23.

You can use firefox extension called "it's all text".

> ,----
> | *** Emacs now supports the XEmbed specification.
> | You can embed Emacs in another application on X11.  The new command line
> | option --parent-id is used to pass the parent window id to Emacs.  See
> | http://standards.freedesktop.org/xembed-spec/xembed-spec-latest.html
> | for details about XEmbed.
> `----
> But this --parent-id option is only available to emacs, not emacsclient.
> Is that intended or technically not feasible otherwise?  My emacs needs
> about 20 seconds to start, but I always have a server instance in the
> background.  Clearly, I wouldn't want to wait 20 secs to start editing
> some textfield, but simply embed a new frame...
> The --parent-id option isn't documented in the texinfo docs, btw...
> And the other thing: Is there some example code showing how I can embed
> emacs in my own application?
> Bye,
> Tassilo

Thierry Volpiatto
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