Stufe Homepage

Welcome to Stufe homepage,

this web page contains all the informations about Stufe you might need to be able to start with Stufe. If you have any questions, if you find bugs, if there is things you don't like (or do like) or if you have new ideas, then you can contact me on

What Stufe is for ?

Why would I need Stufe ?

Stufe tries to make things easier when developing with GNU/Emacs. It simplifies things that already exist in Emacs (at least on my point of view) by setting default values, behaviors or shortcuts to Emacs functions. It also aims to make available functionalities that exist in Emacs but that people don't know about them.

What can Stufe do for me ?

Stufe implements some different things that might be useful for people using Emacs. Stufe makes also available some functions that exists in Emacs but that a beginner can't know unless he spends some time in the manual/forums/sources code. Here is a list of what Stufe can do for :

Installing Stufe

Where can I find the latest version of Stufe ?

You can find some more information about Stufe on the project page. Stufe is a project hosted by Savannah (thanks to GNU). Also, you can download Stufe from the file project page. I would strongly advice not using the release files of Stufe because they are not up to date. The CVS access is quite better: you will have bug fixes and new functionalities as soon as they are committed. So, you can download Stufe in your current folder by using these two commands :
export CVS_RSH="ssh" 
cvs -z3 co stufe 
When prompted for a password, type anoncvs. You should now have Stufe in your current folder. If you want to update Stufe, then just type the command:
cvs update
in the Stufe folder and it will download new files versions (you also have an 'Update Stufe' options in the Stufe menu that does that for you.

How do I install Stufe ?

Please see the INSTALL file in the Stufe folder.

Using Stufe

How do I access to Stufe functions ?

Stufe functions are accessible from the menu-bar of Emacs. When Stufe is loaded, you should have a 'Stufe' menu item in your menu item listing the different functionalities of it. Also, for some Emacs major-mode supported by Stufe (C/C++/Java/Perl/Makefile/LaTeX/ELisp), you should have a 'Project' menu item listing Stufe functionalities specific for the current major-mode. Using the IMenu package, Stufe also adds a new menu item (named as the file name opened in the current buffer) listing the different declarations in it (functions and variables for C/C++/Java/Perl for example, sections and subsections for LaTeX). If you deactivate this menu-bar, then you can see what Emacs proposes when you use the completion for evaluating a function (all the functions of Stufe starts by 'stufe-'). A help string is associated to these functions if you want to find out what the function is for. The help of a function is accessible from the ctrl-h shortcut within emacs.

Beeeeeaaaark, I don't like Stufe color, I want to keep mine, how do I do ?

Add the line :
(setq stufe-no-color-theme 't)
in your .emacs before to load Stufe.

Have fun with Stufe,