ess-5.2.1: ess-toolbar.el does not get compiled into elc file

Stephen Eglen stephen at
Tue Jun 29 10:44:26 CEST 2004

Robin Hankin writes:
 > >
 > >Hi everyone.
 > >
 > >ESS 5.2.1 rocks!
 > >
 > >one slight problem, which is the toolbar.    As far as I can tell, 
 > >the toolbar I have
 > >is just the standard one.  Certainly there is no S+ logo.
 > >
 > >Can anyone give me a step-by-step method
 > >to do what Paul Johnson did and compile ess-toolbar.el, hopefully 
 > >getting a nice ESS toolbar?  (or, better, point me to docs that tell 
 > >me how to do it).
 > >
 > >(emacs 21.2.1; redhat linux).
 > >
 > >best wishes
 > >
 > >robin

hi robin, et al.

Looks like the new release has caused a few issues!  Hope we can
resolve them quickly.

I installed ess-toolbar.el, but I didn't add any code to compile it to
.elc file, sorry there!  You should be able to fix this by doing
M-x byte-compile-file RET /your/path/to/ess-toolbar.el RET

... assuming you have permission to write into that directory.  If
that works okay, then restart, and hopefully you'll see a toolbar.

If not, check what the value of ess-icon-directory is; it should point
to something ending in .../ess/etc/icons where the icon (.xpm) files
should be for the toolbar.  If ess-icon-directory is wrong, please
tell us (so we can work out why the automatic method failed), and in
the meantime you can set the variable "by hand" in your .emacs:

(setq ess-icon-directory "/home/stephen/emacs/ess/etc/icons")
(require 'ess-site)

[put it before the ess-site call]

There is a small screenshot of what the toolbar should look like at:


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