OK. Decided to rewrite this page in english (or what ever this will be😊. Some comments or messages in my elisp sources might be in german language. Sorry for that.

Speedbar in current Frame

Something I always wanted to have in emacs - the only realy missing thing in the best of all editors. I used ecb for a while but that was too slow and complicated, and had many other drawbacks for me (writing cache files everywhere on my disk, consuming all my memory, slowing down everything - because of endless dependencies). OK - haven’t tried that for ages… But at least I saw one thing: displaying speedbar without a separate frame is feasible and I knew one day I will have a tiny little fast and cute speedbar on the right edge of my emacs. So here it comes.

Nice: this works in a terminal:

Thanks to AndyStewart who did most of the recent work actually which made sr-speedbar what it is today. While this started out as a merely ‘proof of concept’, Andy added genuine usablity to it. sr-speedbar now updateds it’s contents as expected and changes with the active windows contents.

I have write detail describe at SrSpeedbar, enjoy! – AndyStewart

Would be nice if...

Splashscreen showing custom key bindings

To remember my key-bindings I use a special function to add the binding and description to a table. When my emacs starts it displays a splashscreen showing all the bindings. To review them I may press C-M-k at any time. The screen disappears on any key press or click, just like the emacs splashscreen does (thats where I copied the base of it).

Update: nowadays I use loader.el


loader.el organizes my custom elisp files in a simple way and adds a command to check the key-bindings.

Add missing HTML-tags

Since I use HTML all the time (doxygen, javadoc, HTML itself or Php) I defined a little function (Lisp:SrInsertHtml) to correct missing end tags. It’s not working that great though but enough to turn around to work. Sorry for the name of the file but I couldn’t paste the function sr-insert-html. For some reason the wiki doesn’t like the code (contains HTML-tags) and I couldn’t get htmlized code to be displayed correct.

ChangeLog uses _MTN/log if exists

monotone [1] is my SCMS of choice. monotone uses the file _MTN/log in the projects root as log-message if not empty. Lisp:sr-monotone.el defines mtn-add-change-log-entry<code>. This function searches up the directory tree for <code>_MTN/log and, if existent, offers that file for writing your ChangeLog entry. If the file is not found, use the default (ChangeLog).

This functions still works correct, when following a symlink when changing to the projects working directory (I used ~/current as a symlink to the project I’m currently working on). I think a small portion of this is now in monotone.el but I don’t use that file. I prefere to keep it simple and use console for commit and the others.

;; press F8 to add a ChangeLog entry:
(require 'sr-monotone)
(sr-set-global-key [(f8)]  "F8"  'mtn-add-change-log-entry "mtn-add-change-log-entry")


Hallo und willkommen im Wiki! Was Quelldateien anbelangt, empfehle ich diese mit Lisp:sr-monotone.el zu verlinken. Dann macht nämlich der automatische Download Link auch Sinn. Man muss nur darauf achten, dass der Seitentext mit drei Strichpunkten (statt nur zwei wie in Deinem Fall) anfängt. – AlexSchroeder