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authorRong-En Fan <rafan@FreeBSD.org>2008-11-09 14:08:54 +0000
committerRong-En Fan <rafan@FreeBSD.org>2008-11-09 14:08:54 +0000
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- Import ncurses 5.7-20081102 (5.7 release) onto vendor branchvendor/ncurses/5.7-20081102
Notes
Notes: svn path=/vendor/ncurses/dist/; revision=184798 svn path=/vendor/ncurses/5.7-20081102/; revision=184799; tag=vendor/ncurses/5.7-20081102
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diff --git a/INSTALL b/INSTALL
index 7917e299abae..ab7dcd829959 100644
--- a/INSTALL
+++ b/INSTALL
@@ -1,5 +1,5 @@
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
--- Copyright (c) 1998-2005,2006 Free Software Foundation, Inc. --
+-- Copyright (c) 1998-2006,2008 Free Software Foundation, Inc. --
-- --
-- Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a --
-- copy of this software and associated documentation files (the --
@@ -25,7 +25,7 @@
-- sale, use or other dealings in this Software without prior written --
-- authorization. --
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
--- $Id: INSTALL,v 1.124 2008/03/29 18:07:32 tom Exp $
+-- $Id: INSTALL,v 1.135 2008/11/02 21:13:51 tom Exp $
---------------------------------------------------------------------
How to install Ncurses/Terminfo on your system
---------------------------------------------------------------------
@@ -393,6 +393,18 @@ SUMMARY OF CONFIGURE OPTIONS:
Compile without scroll-hints code. This option is ignored when
hashmap scrolling is configured, which is the default.
+ --disable-tic-depends
+ When building shared libraries, normally the tic library is linked to
+ depend upon the ncurses library (and in turn, on the term-library if
+ the --with-termlib option was given). The tic- and term-libraries
+ ABI does not depend on the --enable-widec option. Some packagers have
+ used this to reduce the number of library files which are packaged
+ by using only one copy of those libraries. To make this work properly,
+ the tic library must be built without an explicit dependency on the
+ ncurses (or ncursesw) library. Use this configure option to do that.
+ For example
+ configure --with-ticlib --with-shared --disable-tic-depends
+
--disable-tparm-varargs
Portable programs should call tparm() using the fixed-length parameter
list documented in X/Open. ncurses provides varargs support for this
@@ -572,6 +584,13 @@ SUMMARY OF CONFIGURE OPTIONS:
--enable-warnings
Turn on GCC compiler warnings. There should be only a few.
+ --enable-weak-symbols
+ If the --with-pthread option is set, check if the compiler supports
+ weak-symbols. If it does, then name the thread-capable library without
+ the "t" (libncurses rather than libncursest), and provide for
+ dynamically loading the pthreads entrypoints at runtime. This allows
+ one to reduce the number of library files for ncurses.
+
--enable-wgetch-events
Compile with experimental wgetch-events code. See ncurses/README.IZ
@@ -598,6 +617,9 @@ SUMMARY OF CONFIGURE OPTIONS:
Normally this is the same as the release version; some ports have
special requirements for compatibility.
+ This option does not affect linking with libtool, which uses the
+ release major/minor numbers.
+
--with-ada-compiler=CMD
Specify the Ada95 compiler command (default "gnatmake")
@@ -625,20 +647,32 @@ SUMMARY OF CONFIGURE OPTIONS:
to do this if the target compiler has unusual flags which confuse the
host compiler.
+ You can also set the environment variable $BUILD_CFLAGS rather than
+ use this option.
+
--with-build-cppflags=XXX
If cross-compiling, specify the host C preprocessor-flags. You might
need to do this if the target compiler has unusual flags which confuse
the host compiler.
+ You can also set the environment variable $BUILD_CPPFLAGS rather than
+ use this option.
+
--with-build-ldflags=XXX
If cross-compiling, specify the host linker-flags. You might need to
do this if the target linker has unusual flags which confuse the host
compiler.
+ You can also set the environment variable $BUILD_LDFLAGS rather than
+ use this option.
+
--with-build-libs=XXX
If cross-compiling, the host libraries. You might need to do this if
the target environment requires unusual libraries.
+ You can also set the environment variable $BUILD_LIBS rather than
+ use this option.
+
--with-caps=XXX
Specify an alternate terminfo capabilities file, which makes the
configure script look for "include/Caps.XXX". A few systems, e.g.,
@@ -795,6 +829,14 @@ SUMMARY OF CONFIGURE OPTIONS:
may be unsigned. Use this option if you need to preserve compatibility
with 64-bit executables.
+ --with-normal
+ Generate normal (i.e., static) libraries (default).
+
+ Note: on Linux, the configure script will attempt to use the GPM
+ library via the dlsym() function call. Use --without-dlsym to disable
+ this feature, or --without-gpm, depending on whether you wish to use
+ GPM.
+
--with-ospeed=TYPE
Override type of ospeed variable, which is part of the termcap
compatibility interface. In termcap, this is a 'short', which works
@@ -808,14 +850,6 @@ SUMMARY OF CONFIGURE OPTIONS:
those using termcap, do not use the higher speeds. Your application
(or system, in general) may or may not.
- --with-normal
- Generate normal (i.e., static) libraries (default).
-
- Note: on Linux, the configure script will attempt to use the GPM
- library via the dlsym() function call. Use --without-dlsym to disable
- this feature, or --without-gpm, depending on whether you wish to use
- GPM.
-
--with-profile
Generate profile-libraries These are named by adding "_p" to the root,
e.g., libncurses_p.a
@@ -898,6 +932,12 @@ SUMMARY OF CONFIGURE OPTIONS:
library. As in termlib, there is no ABI difference between the
"wide" libticw.so and libtic.so
+ NOTE: Overriding the name of the tic library may be useful if you are
+ also using the --with-termlib option to rename libtinfo. If you are
+ not doing that, renaming the tic library can result in conflicting
+ library dependencies for tic and other programs built with the tic
+ library.
+
--with-trace
Configure the trace() function as part of the all models of the ncurses
library. Normally it is part of the debug (libncurses_g) library only.
@@ -961,6 +1001,94 @@ COMPATIBILITY WITH OLDER VERSIONS OF NCURSES:
you may encounter when building a system with different versions of
ncurses:
+ 5.7 (November 2, 2008)
+ Interface changes:
+
+ + generate linkable stubs for some macros:
+ getattrs
+
+ + Add new library configuration for tic-library (the non-curses portion
+ of the ncurses library used for the tic program as well as some
+ others such as tack. There is no API change, but makefiles would be
+ changed to use the tic-library built separately.
+
+ tack, distributed separately from ncurses, uses some of the internal
+ _nc_XXX functions, which are declared in the tic.h header file.
+
+ The reason for providing this separate library is that none of the
+ functions in it are suitable for threaded applications.
+
+ + Add new library configuration (ncursest, ncurseswt) which provides
+ rudimentary support for POSIX threads. This introduces opaque
+ access functions to the WINDOW structure and adds a parameter to
+ several internal functions.
+
+ + move most internal variables (except tic-library) into data blocks
+ _nc_globals and _nc_prescreen to simplify analysis. Those were
+ globally accessible, but since they were not part of the documented
+ API, there is no ABI change.
+
+ + changed static tables of strings to be indices into long strings, to
+ improve startup performance. This changes parameter lists for some
+ of the internal functions.
+
+ Added extensions:
+
+ + add NCURSES_OPAQUE definition in curses.h to control whether internal
+ details of the WINDOW structure are visible to an application. This
+ is always defined when the threaded library is built, and is optional
+ otherwise. New functions for this: is_cleared, is_idcok, is_idlok,
+ is_immedok, is_keypad, is_leaveok, is_nodelay, is_notimeout,
+ is_scrollok, is_syncok, wgetparent and wgetscrreg.
+
+ + the threaded library (ncursest) also disallows direct updating of
+ global curses-level variables, providing functions (via macros) for
+ obtaining their value. A few of those variables can be modified by
+ the application, using new functions: set_escdelay, set_tabsize
+
+ + added functions use_window() and use_screen() which wrap a mutex
+ (if threading is configured) around a call to a user-supplied
+ function.
+
+ Added internal functions:
+ _nc_get_alias_table
+ _nc_get_screensize
+ _nc_keyname
+ _nc_screen_of
+ _nc_set_no_padding
+ _nc_tracechar
+ _nc_tracemouse
+ _nc_unctrl
+ _nc_ungetch
+
+ These are used for leak-testing, and are stubs for
+ ABI compatibility when ncurses is not configured for that
+ using the --disable-leaks configure script option:
+
+ _nc_free_and_exit
+ _nc_leaks_tinfo
+
+ Removed internal functions:
+ none
+
+ Modified internal functions:
+ _nc_fifo_dump
+ _nc_find_entry
+ _nc_handle_sigwinch
+ _nc_init_keytry
+ _nc_keypad
+ _nc_locale_breaks_acs
+ _nc_timed_wait
+ _nc_update_screensize
+
+ Use new typedef TRIES to replace "struct tries":
+
+ _nc_add_to_try
+ _nc_expand_try
+ _nc_remove_key
+ _nc_remove_string
+ _nc_trace_tries
+
5.6 (December 17, 2006)
Interface changes: