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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


       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" option).

       -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                                MACOPIX(6)