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    1 This file is not meant to be proper documentation. See the file gnuserv.1 for
    2 more information.
    3 
    4 ****
    5 NOTE: This version of gnuserv has some enhancements over the original version 
    6   distributed by Andy Norman. See the end of this file for more details. 
    7 ****
    8 
    9 To install, copy gnuserv.el into a directory on your GNU Emacs
   10 load-path. Edit Makefile and change INCLUDES to point to the src
   11 directory underneath your emacs source tree (or make yourself a
   12 config.h file in this directory by hand, starting with config.h.proto
   13 as a first cut) and type:
   14 
   15      make
   16 
   17 This should compile the server and the two clients. Now put gnuserv,
   18 gnuclient and gnudoit in a directory that users have in their executable
   19 search paths.
   20 
   21 File                    : Description
   22 ----------------------------------------------------------------
   23 Makefile		: Makefile to build gnuserv
   24 LICENSE			: GNU General License
   25 README			: this file
   26 gnuclient.c		: editor client C code
   27 gnudoit.c		: eval client C code
   28 gnuserv.1		: gnuserv man page
   29 gnuserv.c		: server C code
   30 gnuserv.el		: server LISP code for GNU Emacs V18,V19, 
   31                           XEmacs/Lucid Emacs and Epoch V4
   32 gnuserv.h		: server/client C header file
   33 gnuslib.c		: server/client C common code
   34 src.x11fns.diff		: diffs to src/x11fns to raise window (for emacs18)
   35 
   36 config.h.proto          : Use this file as the starting point for constructing
   37                           a config.h if you don't have access to the
   38                           one that was used when compiling your emacs. 
   39 
   40 If you find *any* problems at all with gnuserv, or you can think of better
   41 ways of doing things (especially remote file access), please e-mail me at one
   42 of the addresses below.
   43 
   44 ange@hplb.hpl.hp.com
   45 ange@hpl.hp.co.uk
   46 ...!hplabs!hplb!ange
   47 ...!ukc!hplb!ange
   48 
   49 
   50 
   51 This version of gnuserv has been enhanced by a number of people, including
   52 Bob Weiner <weiner@mot.com>, Darrell Kindred <dkindred@cmu.edu>,
   53 Arup Mukherjee <arup@cmu.edu>, and Ben Wing <ben@xemacs.org>. The
   54 modifications are basically as follows:
   55 
   56 Bob Weiner: 
   57 
   58      Integrated support for several versions of emacs. New requests
   59      from gnuclient cause the creation of new frames. Removed the
   60      restriction on the length of the string passed to gnudoit. Later
   61      added a server-done-function variable to control what happens to
   62      a buffer after the user is done with it. Mods to each of the .c
   63      files as well as gnuserv.el.
   64 
   65 Darrell Kindred:
   66 
   67      Removed the restriction on the length of the string returned from
   68      a gnudoit request, for the purposes of unix/internet sockets.
   69      Allow the gnudoit request to be read from stdin if it's not
   70      specified on the command line. Internet sockets are not opened
   71      unless the GNU_SECURE variable is specified. Unix sockets are
   72      created in a protected ancestral directory, since many Unix
   73      variants don't enforce socket permissions properly. An internet
   74      socket accepting local connections is not opened by default
   75      because this would make it possibly to override all security on
   76      the unix socket. See the man page for details. Unless told to do
   77      otherwise by a command-line argument, gnuclient and gnudoit now
   78      try to open a unix socket by default if support for them was
   79      compiled in.  Mods to each of the .c files and to gnuserv.el.
   80 
   81 Arup Mukherjee:
   82      Removed the restriction on the length of the string returned from
   83      a gnudoit request, for the purposes of sysv ipc. Added support
   84      for the "gnuserv-frame" variable allowing you to specify control
   85      whether or not new screens are created in response to each
   86      gnuclient request. Made a number of other bugfixes and changes to
   87      the lisp part of the code, allowing gnuserv to work properly with
   88      newer emacs versions. All the changes are listed in the changelog
   89      at the beginning of gnuserv.el. Also fixed up the man page to
   90      reflect the new gnuserv features. On HPs, stopped the "-r"
   91      parameter (in gnuclient) from defaulting to /net/<remotehost>.
   92      Not all installations want this, and it's much harder to debug
   93      when things stop working. Changed the man page to reflect this.
   94      Mods to each of the .c files, gnuserv.el and gnuserv.1
   95 
   96      More recently - added Xauth(1X11)-style authentication to gnuserv (as 
   97      of version 2.1). Although the code is completely new, credit is
   98      due to Richard Caley <rjc@cogsci.edinburgh.ac.uk> ... he wrote a
   99      prototype implementation from which I borrowed the basic
  100      mechanism for hooking Xauth into gnuserv. 
  101 
  102 Ben Wing:
  103      Added gnuattach.