`fancy-splash-image’ points to the image to show when Emacs starts up. I can think of only two groups who’d need this: the Emacs maintainers and the XEmacs maintainers who’d set it to their respective logos. So naturally I customized mine:
Along the way, I found an interesting history of the design of the Emacs logo.
At one a week, there’s probably several years’ worth in the index of the Emacs Lisp manual, but I’m really not planning on doing this every week: this just seemed like a catchy title for a one-off post.
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for the .emacs entry;
(setq fancy-splash-image (expand-file-name “~/images/pig.xpm”))
I used image-magick to convert from .jpg to .xpm
$convert xx.jpg xx.xpm
(The third group who’d do this are emacs … heavy users 🙂
You can just `customize’ it: M-x customize-variable RET fancy-splash-image RET
Also, you can use a JPEG without converting it.
(And I said groups who need it, not groups who’d do it for fun.)
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