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Re: Global bar to display global information

From: Nicolas Martyanoff
Subject: Re: Global bar to display global information
Date: Wed, 17 Aug 2011 13:38:11 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.110018 (No Gnus v0.18) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

martin rudalics <address@hidden> writes:

>> I have no idea about the complexity about adding this feature; there's
>> already a mini-buffer window which behaves in some aspects like a status
>> bar (split-independant width, fixed position, no mode line), so I
>> believe it would be possible to add a status bar just under (or above)
>> the minibuffer without modifying a ton of code.
>> Would someone know if it's possible to do it in emacs lisp, without
>> modifying the C code ? It would make developement much easier.
> With current trunk you can try (experimentally)
> (display-buffer
>  (get-buffer-create "foo")
>  '((use-side-window bottom 0) (pop-up-window-set-height . 1)))
> How you update the contents of foo is obviously entirely left to you.

I played a bit using your code and got encouraging results; I'll see
what I can do in the next days, and post on emacs-devel if I make
something useful.

Thank you for helping!


Nicolas Martyanoff

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