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       MaCoPiX - Mascot Constructive Pilot for X


       macopix [ options ...  ] [ mascot-file ]
       macopix [ options ...  ] --menu menu-file


       MaCoPiX  is  a  desktop  mascot  program  running under UNIX / X window
       systems.  This program could be an evolved one from  ActX  (Activate  X
       window system).
       Currently, you can make following types of mascots using MaCoPiX.

                - Focus follower (Window sitters : likely ActX)

                - Fixed style      (Desktop wappen?)

       Furthermore,  you  can  select with or without a digital clock for each
       types of mascots. So, MaCoPiX can be used as a sort  of  desktop  clock
       applications. (But the clock function is still poor.)
       The  biff  function  is  also  avairable  for POP/APOP/UNIX local spool
       environments.  The all configuration of  MaCoPiX,  even  including  the
       creation and edit of mascots, is aveirable via GUI menu.
       And,  please  pay  attention  that  mascot  files  of  MaCoPiX  has  no
       compatibility with those of ActX.


       MaCoPiX  is  running  on  X  Window  System  (over  16bit  colors   are
       recommended.)  of any UNIX operating systems.  But, you needs

            -  Gtk+        >  ver2.2.0    (or  Gtk+  > ver1.2.0 / gdk-pixbuf >
       ver0.7.0 / libpng)

            - gettext    > ver0.10

       to run this program.
       MaCoPiX can be used on any Window Managers without any problems.


       -  The right click for popup menu.  In this poppup menu, you can change
       the current mascot and all configuration of MaCoPiX.  Furthermore,  you
       can  create  new  mascot  from  this  menu.   If  you want to save your
       changes, you should execute "Save" command in this popup menu.

       - The left drag for mascot’s horizontal position change on  title  bar,
       if  the  mascot  is  in  the  window-sitter  mode.   In the case of fix
       position mascots, the left drag should be the change of fixed  position
       of the mascot.

       - "Click Animation", "Sound Playback" & "Balloon Talk" can be shown
        with the left click on the mascot.

       -  If you started it with the biff-mode, the biff bitmap appears in the
       case that you have new (or unread) mails.  The left click on this  biff
       bitmap enables you to check From: & Subject: of unread mails.

       -  If  your mouse cursor entered the panel of digital clock (if you are
       using it), the date description tip appears on it.


       Usually, you can set a mascot file (.mcpx) to be loaded  at  the  start
       time  in  your  command line option.  If no mascot files are appointed,
       one of mascots in the default menu file are selected randomely.

       All command line options...

       -h, --help     Print help message.

       -c, --common-dir
                      Print COMMON Directory.

       -b, --biff     Turn on the biff function.

       -s, --signal   Turn on the time signal function.

       -o, --offset   [ offset[%] ]
                      Set offset-value for Focus Following.

       -r, --rcfile   [ rc-file ]
                       Set the resource file.

       -m, --menu     [ menu-file ]
                      Appoint a menu file to be loaded.

       -mg, --magnify [ magnification rate (%) ]
                      Set magnification percentage of mascot.

       -i, --ip-style [ (0|1|2|3) ]
                      Set interpolation style for magnification.

       -a, --auto-install
                      Set mascot auto install ON.

       -na, --no-auto-install
                      Set mascot auto install OFF.

       -O, --over-write
                      Permit to overwrite files in user dir.

                      [ mascot-file (.mcpx) ]
                      Install a mascot to your User Directory.

                      [ mascot-file (.mcpx) ]
                      Install a mascot to Common Directory.

                      [ menu-file (.menu) ]
                      Install a menu and mascots in it to your User Directory.

                      [ mascot-file (.menu) ]
                      Install a menu and mascots in it to Common Directory.

                      Start as a socket message reciever.

       --message      [ message ]
                      Send a message to the socket message reciever.

                      [ expire-time[msec] ]
                      The expire time for the socket message (use w/"-message"

       -nc, --no-duet-click
                      Forbid to use the duet animation for click action.
                      Send a message to the socket message reciever.

       -nr, --no-duet-random
                      Forbid to use the duet animation for random action.

Configuration for Biff

       MaCoPiX has the biff function for UNIX mbox and qmil Maildir type local
       spool  and  POP3 (w/ or w/o APOP) access to the mail server.  Froms and
       Subjects list of arrived mails can be avairable by click of small  biff
       image  with  mascot.   MIME-encoded  mail  subjects  are  automatically
       decoded by internal functions.
       In the Configulation Dialog,
            - type of biff mode
            - the spool file to be checked (for local spool only)
            - update interval
            - mail server & user name & password for POP3(APOP)
            - command for the mailer

       should be set.


       HOME$/.macopix/          user directory
       HOME$/.macopix/*.mcpx    mascot files
       HOME$/.macopix/pixmap/*  mascot image files
       HOME$/.macopix/sound/*   mascot sound files


       Kurumi Chimari           <>

                                 Feb 21 ,2005