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Re: More emacs instances

From: Andrea Crotti
Subject: Re: More emacs instances
Date: Sun, 15 Aug 2010 19:13:09 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.2 (darwin)

Richard Riley <> writes:

> Remember my Gnus is NOT using Imap. It uses maildir which in turn is
> populated by offlineimap.
> Its to keep it separate from my main emacs instance which frequently
> needs restarting.
> I used to use a single daemon but find it freezes that little too much -
> not often but enough to make me want a separate email instance. Also I
> like to keep my gnus/erc or irssi hidden away (detach tmux) so I dont
> get too trigger happy ;)

What does "detach tmux" mean exactly?

And how much can I trust Gnus manipulating my Maildir?
Isn't it a server more reliable in general?

I'm also trying hard to finally have this kind of separation working,
and until now I was able to configure bitlbee with erc very nicely.

I think I will have different instances *but* with the same
I could just use a different desktop file for the other instane and
everything would work great.

Now I have for example
--8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
  (defun bitlbee ()
    "connect to bitlbee"
    (select-frame (make-frame))
    (erc :server "localhost" :port "6667" :nick "andrea"))
--8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---

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