Eterm 0.9 README ---------------- Software Requirements --------------------- - Version 11 of the X Window System. I believe Release 4 is the minimum required, but R6 is highly recommended. - The Imlib image library. Visit http://www.enlightenment.org/ to download it or for more information. - Eterm will work with any window manager (or no window manager at all), but it is designed to work best with Enlightenment. Some features (like auto mode and similar IPC-based functions) will not work with other window managers, and other WM-dependent features (like desktop selection/switching) may or may not work. That's life. Documentation ------------- - Running "Eterm --help" will show you the command line options. - "man Eterm" - The online FAQ's at and man pages at http://www.eterm.org/docs/ - The Technical Reference, also at the above web site, if you want more technical details about Eterm. Building Eterm -------------- From the toplevel Eterm source tree directory: ./configure make Installing Eterm ---------------- After performing the build step above, run: make install It is very important that you perform the "make install" step rather than simply copying the binary into place. The install routine does a lot more, and Eterm will not run properly unless you perform a proper installation. On some systems, you may need to install Eterm setuid root in order for it to appear in a "w" or "who" listing. This includes Debian Linux and HP-UX. Redhat Linux and Solaris are known to not require setuid root. If you need to install Eterm setuid root, here's how: chown root /usr/local/bin/Eterm chmod u+s /usr/local/bin/Eterm If you installed into a location other than /usr/local, change the above paths appropriately. Standard Disclaimer ------------------- The authors don't take any responsibility for any damage this program may do. We are doing this in our spare time. If you don't like this program, don't use it. Eterm was originally based on rxvt, but has been extensively modified. In its current form, most parts of Eterm bear little or no resemblence to rxvt (all the cool parts.) :-) Troubleshooting --------------- Eterm has its own built-in debugging system which is enabled by the --debug option on the command line. Use --debug 2 to start with; you can go all the way up to level 4 debugging. Level 5 debugging slows things down a lot and is disabled by default. Only serious developers should touch that one. Eterm is also capable to using gdb, dbx, and other tools to generate a stack trace of itself when it crashes. This information will help developers find the problem. Make sure that you compiled Eterm with the "-O0 -g3" compiler flags (for gcc, or the equivalent flags for your compiler) if you choose to submit a stack trace. You'll also find people on the IRC channel #E (now on the OpenProjects IRC Network at irc.openprojects.net) who might be able to answer your questions, but please be sure you've read all the documentation mentioned above before asking a question there.