GPS Apr 30 2002 - I recently sent a patch to Thomas E. Dickey (tedickey) for xterm that adds an -into flag. This new flag allows you to embed xterm into a Tk application. It may appear in the release after this (current is #166). In my own application I actually link in the xterm code by renaming xterm's main() to xterm_main(). Then before xterm enters its event loop I fork() and do "signal(SIGCHLD, SIG_IGN);". Then I added a Tcl command (xterm) that calls xterm_main. The end result is that I have an embedded xterm in a stand-alone executable. If anyone is interested I could post my patch on the Wiki.RJ Feb 2, 2004 - Some time has passed. Has this been incorporated into xterm? By "do signal" do you mean [trap]? Yes GPS, I would like to see this patch.AMG: -into is incorporated into xterm, and it works. This page needs to be updated with some examples of its use. Something along the lines of:
toplevel .xterm -container 1 exec xterm -into [scan [winfo id .xterm] %x] &But with support for communicating geometry to xterm, if that's possible. Or if it's not, why?, and how can we fix it?One thing I'm very interested in is writing a Tcl/Tk script that creates a full-screen window into which xterm is parented. xterm lacks a full-screen option, although a patch is available .I'm sure GPS meant trapping SIGCHLD. I added quotes to his comment to make this more clear.
[Nice work, GPS!]