[Users] Claws completely frozen after the external editor exited

Charles Curley charlescurley at charlescurley.com
Sun Oct 4 15:32:04 CEST 2015

On Wed, 30 Sep 2015 11:29:52 +0200
Michael Schwendt <bugreporter at abwesend.de> wrote:

> > Once upon a time emacs was considered a memory hog ("Eight Megabytes
> > And Constantly Swapping!"). Emacsclient was the solution in those
> > days, and I think it is still the preferred one.  
> Is memory shortage the reason why not to launch Emacs multiple times?

Yep. And shortage of other resources. Also, back when eight megabytes
was a lot of memory, it took a while to launch Emacs. I see a noticeable
delay launching Emacs on my FIT-PC Is (500 MHz, 512 MB main ram). I
don't use those as desktops, though.

> > Launch an email into emacs with Ctl-Shift-x. Save from time to time
> > as usual in emacs: Ctl-s. Invoke mail mode as usual, M-x mail-mode.
> > Exit with Ctl-x #.
> > 
> > I don't know why you use urxvt (I assume it's a variant on rxvt),
> > but you shouldn't need to. Emacs over x should do just fine.
> >
> > That may also solve your crashing problem.  
> Exiting the external Emacs solves the problem, too.

Ah, good to know.

> Claws Mail is just nice and doesn't forcefully quit the external
> editor when exiting. You need to quit that editor yourself.

Good to know also.

> I run the
> old-school "emacs --no-splash %s" as external editor, btw.

Ah, that would work nicely. It does not launch an xterm, so it's more
elegant than M. Moreau's solution.


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