'claws-mail' re-installed, now runs

dushanm at spinn.net dushanm at spinn.net
Mon Aug 30 16:20:48 PDT 2010

Bradley Giesbrecht writes:
> On Aug 30, 2010, at 3:53 PM, dushanm at spinn.net wrote: 
>>> Dushan Mitrovich wrote:
>>>> Claws-mail looks very promising, especially after experiencing some
>>>> of the idiocies of Thunderbird and Seamonkey.  But there is one  thing
>>>> in claws-mail I would very much like to modify but didn't see how  to:
>>>> Changing the background color of received email messages.  I did see
>>>> how to specify the background color of quoted text in a reply, but  no-
>>>> thing else.  The default stark white background of the message  window
>>>> is hard on my eyes (exacerbated by a cataract in one eye from an old
>>>> injury).
>>>> Nothing I found on the Internet has given me a clue about how to ad-
>>>> just main-window colors, and so far nobody on the claws-mail forum  has
>>>> offered an answer to my query.  Are you aware of any way to do this?
>>>> If the color scheme isn't hard-wired, I'd be happy to use modify  some
>>>> config file from the command line, if I knew which file and what to
>>>> modify.
>> Bradley Giesbrecht <brad at pixilla.com> wrote:
>>> I don't use claws-mail.
>>> Make backups first!!!
>>> grep -R color ~/.claws-mail Experiment.
>> ... and
>>> Maybe this plugin will help.
>>> http://www.claws-mail.org/clawsker
>> Brad, thanks for these suggestions.  'clawsker' sounded very  promising,
>> but I found that there's no MacPorts version of it, and that it  depends
>> on some things also not available (AFAICT) on MacPorts.   Dependencies  
>> include
>>   make, sed, install, gettext and pod2man
> All of those are most likely installed on your system. 
> AudioZeus:video brad$ which make
> /usr/bin/make
> AudioZeus:video brad$ which sed
> /usr/bin/sed
> AudioZeus:video brad$ which install
> /usr/bin/install
> AudioZeus:video brad$ which gettext
> /opt/local/bin/gettext
> AudioZeus:video brad$ which pod2man
> /opt/local/bin/pod2man

Brad, you're right.  I checked and they're all there. 

>> I can do very rudimentary things on a Mac, but unfortunately building
>> a Linux program on a Mac isn't one of these.  If you or someone could
>> point me to relevant instructions I might be able to carry them out.
> I would file a port request for Clawsker at trac.macports.com.

Great idea - I'll make that request. 

>> The instruction 'grep -R color ~/.claws-mail' showed the file  'clawsrc'
>> had many entries for "color", and I'll play around with it for a bit  to
>> see what I can modify.
>> At the moment, tho, I'm stuck because when I try to start 'claws- mail',
>> instead of it starting I get the Terminal message
>> Xlib: connection to ":0.0" refused by server
>> Xlib: No protocol specified
>> (claws-mail:72561): Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display: :0.0
>> My '~/.profile' already has
>> # To run X11 apps, we need:
>> export DISPLAY=:0.0
>> # ...and to use X11 as the graphics window server with 'gnuplot',
>> export GNUTERM='x11'
>> and I was able to start 'claws-mail' previously, so I'm not sure what
>> happened.  I'll re-start and try again.
> I'm not much of an X11 user so I would post to the MacPorts list.  There 
> is at least two others using Claws Mail that I've seen on the  list.

First I'll see if I can get it straightened out by myself.  If not I'll
look to the MacPorts list. 

Thanks for the suggestions. 

 - Dushan

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