Debian Bug report logs - #614803
O: xtermset -- change the characteristics of an xterm

Package: wnpp; Maintainer for wnpp is wnpp@debian.org;

Reported by: Patrick Schoenfeld <schoenfeld@debian.org>

Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2011 15:09:01 UTC

Severity: normal

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From: Patrick Schoenfeld <schoenfeld@debian.org>
To: submit@bugs.debian.org
Subject: O: xtermset -- change the characteristics of an xterm
Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2011 16:06:14 +0100
Package: wnpp

Hi,

I just orphaned xtermset, because I can't bare enough time for it
and haven't used it for a long long time.

For the brave who wants to maintain it:
There is no upstream for this package anymore. There used to
be a website at least, but appearently it died recently.

Best Regards,
Patrick




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From: Axel Beckert <abe@debian.org>
To: 614803@bugs.debian.org
Cc: Patrick Schoenfeld <schoenfeld@debian.org>
Subject: xtermset possibly could be replaced by xtermcontrol
Date: Thu, 24 Feb 2011 15:48:07 +0100
I haven't used xtermset for quite some time, but I think the general
idea of it can be very useful in scripts.

There's another, on a first glance very similar package in Debian
called xtermcontrol. It seems to have an active upstream and supports
more commands, but not all of xtermset's commands are supported:

$ xtermset
GPF xtermset 0.5.2

  [-store [<filename>]] [-default [<filename>]]
  [-force|f] [-title|T window-title] [-n icon-name]
  [-fg color] [-bg color] [-cr color]
  [-mousefg color] [-mousebg color]
  [-tekfg color] [-tekbg color] [-hc color]
  [-fn|font font-spec] [-geom size-spec]
  [-iconify] [-restore] [-refresh]

Report bugs to bje@dds.nl.
$ xtermcontrol --help
Usage: xtermcontrol [OPTIONS]...

Purpose:
  This program enables dynamic control of XFree86 xterm properties.

Options:
  --fg=COLOR                          set foreground color
  --bg=COLOR                          set background color
  --colorN=COLOR                      set N'th [0-15] color
  --highlight=COLOR                   set highlight color
  --cursor=COLOR                      set cursor color
  --mouse-fg=COLOR                    set mouse pointer foreground color
  --mouse-bg=COLOR                    set mouse pointer background color
  --font=FONT                         set font
  --title=STRING                      set window title
  --geometry=WIDTHxHEIGHT+XOFF+YOFF   set size and/or position
  --get-fg                            report foreground color
  --get-bg                            report background color
  --get-colorN                        report N'th [0-15] color
  --get-highlight                     report highlight color
  --get-cursor                        report cursor color
  --get-mouse-fg                      report mouse pointer foreground color
  --get-mouse-bg                      report mouse pointer background color
  --get-font                          report font
  --get-title                         report window title
  --get-geometry                      report size and position
  --maximize                          maximize window
  --restore                           restore maximized window
  --iconify                           iconify window
  --de-iconify                        de-iconify window
  --raise                             raise window
  --lower                             lower window
  --reset                             full reset
  --raw=CTLSEQS                       issue raw control sequence
  --file=FILE                         alternative configuration file
  --force, -f                         skip TERM check
  --verbose, -v                       print verbose reports
  --help, -h                          print this help and exit
  --version                           print the version number and exit

Report bugs to <jess@thrysoee.dk>
$ 

From the above it seems that xtermcontrol does not have the following
features that are present in xtermset:

* Store settings in a file and load them again
* Everything which has to do with the Tek window.
* Setting the icon name independently of the window title

		Regards, Axel
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