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authorPeter Wemm <peter@FreeBSD.org>2000-10-11 07:31:01 +0000
committerPeter Wemm <peter@FreeBSD.org>2000-10-11 07:31:01 +0000
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Import ncurses-5.1-20001009 onto the vendor branch
Notes
Notes: svn path=/vendor/ncurses/dist/; revision=66963
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@@ -22,8 +22,8 @@
manual pages are provided for the library and tools.
The ncurses distribution is available via anonymous FTP at the GNU
- distribution site [1]ftp://ftp.gnu.org/pub/gnu/ncurses. It is also
- available at [2]ftp://dickey.his.com/ncurses.
+ distribution site [1]ftp://ftp.gnu.org/pub/gnu/ncurses.
+ It is also available at [2]ftp://dickey.his.com/ncurses.
Release Notes
@@ -52,8 +52,12 @@
control over the use of default colors. This is the principal
visible difference between ncurses 5.1 and preceding versions. The
new extension allows an application to specify what colors pair 0
- uses. It defaults to white on black, unless you have invoked
- use_default_colors().
+ uses.
+ NOTE: Pair 0 defaults to white on black unless you have invoked
+ use_default_colors() or set it via assume_default_colors(). An
+ application that calls start_colors() without setting the
+ background color will consistently have a black background no
+ matter what color your terminal's background actually is.
* made several fixes to the terminfo-to-termcap conversion, and have
been using the generated termcaps without further hand-tuning.
This builds on the extension use_extended_names() by adding
@@ -81,8 +85,8 @@
affects stty lnext on systems such as FreeBSD
* reordered tests during mouse initialization to allow for gpm to
run in xterm, or for xterm to be used under OS/2 EMX. Also dropped
- test for $DISPLAY in favor of kmous=\E[M or $TERM containing
- "xterm".
+ test for $DISPLAY in favor of the terminfo capability kmous=\E[M
+ or if $TERM environment variable contains "xterm".
* added configure option --with-manpage-symlinks, which provides for
fully indexing manpage entries by making symbolic links for the
aliases.
@@ -237,7 +241,8 @@
cdk
Curses Development Kit
- [3]Curses Development Kit [4]http://dickey.his.com/cdk.
+ [3]http://www.vexus.ca/CDK.html
+ [4]http://dickey.his.com/cdk.
ded
directory-editor
@@ -254,47 +259,53 @@
Midnight Commander 4.1
file manager
+ [8]www.gnome.org/mc/.
mutt
mail utility
- [8]http://www.mutt.org.
+ [9]http://www.mutt.org.
ncftp
file-transfer utility
+ [10]http://www.ncftp.com.
nvi
New vi versions 1.50 are able to use ncurses versions 1.9.7 and
later.
+ [11]http://www.bostic.com/vi/.
tin
newsreader, supporting color, MIME
- [9]http://www.tin.org.
+ [12]http://www.tin.org.
taper
tape archive utility
+ [13]http://members.iinet.net.au/~yusuf/taper/.
vh-1.6
Volks-Hypertext browser for the Jargon File
+ [14]http://www.bg.debian.org/Packages/unstable/text/vh.html.
as well as some that use ncurses for the terminfo support alone:
minicom
terminal emulator
+ [15]http://www.pp.clinet.fi/~walker/minicom.html.
vile
vi-like-emacs
- [10]http://dickey.his.com/vile.
+ [16]http://dickey.his.com/vile.
The ncurses distribution includes a selection of test programs
(including a few games).
Who's Who and What's What
- The original developers of ncurses are [11]Zeyd Ben-Halim and [12]Eric
- S. Raymond. Ongoing work is being done by [13]Thomas Dickey and
- [14]Jürgen Pfeifer. [15]Thomas Dickey acts as the maintainer for the
+ The original developers of ncurses are [17]Zeyd Ben-Halim and [18]Eric
+ S. Raymond. Ongoing work is being done by [19]Thomas Dickey and
+ [20]Jürgen Pfeifer. [21]Thomas Dickey acts as the maintainer for the
Free Software Foundation, which holds the copyright on ncurses.
- Contact the current maintainers at [16]bug-ncurses@gnu.org.
+ Contact the current maintainers at [22]bug-ncurses@gnu.org.
To join the ncurses mailing list, please write email to
bug-ncurses-request@gnu.org containing the line:
@@ -304,7 +315,7 @@ Who's Who and What's What
and testing of this package.
Beta versions of ncurses and patches to the current release are made
- available at [17]ftp://dickey.his.com/ncurses.
+ available at [23]ftp://dickey.his.com/ncurses.
Future Plans
@@ -319,10 +330,10 @@ Other Related Resources
The distribution includes and uses a version of the terminfo-format
terminal description file maintained by Eric Raymond.
- [18]http://earthspace.net/~esr/terminfo.
+ [24]http://earthspace.net/~esr/terminfo.
You can find lots of information on terminal-related topics not
- covered in the terminfo file at [19]Richard Shuford's archive.
+ covered in the terminfo file at [25]Richard Shuford's archive.
References
@@ -333,15 +344,21 @@ References
5. http://dickey.his.com/ded/ded.html
6. http://dickey.his.com/dialog/dialog.html
7. http://lynx.isc.org/release/
- 8. http://www.mutt.org/
- 9. http://www.tin.org/
- 10. http://dickey.his.com/vile/vile.html
- 11. mailto:zmbenhal@netcom.com
- 12. http://www.ccil.org/~esr/home.html
- 13. mailto:dickey@herndon4.his.com
- 14. mailto:juergen.pfeifer@gmx.net
- 15. mailto:dickey@herndon4.his.com
- 16. mailto:bug-ncurses@gnu.org
- 17. ftp://dickey.his.com/ncurses
- 18. http://earthspace.net/~esr/terminfo
- 19. http://www.cs.utk.edu/~shuford/terminal_index.html
+ 8. file://localhost/usr/build/ncurses/ncurses-5.1-20000704/doc/html/www.gnome.org/mc/
+ 9. http://www.mutt.org/
+ 10. http://www.ncftp.com/
+ 11. http://www.bostic.com/vi/
+ 12. http://www.tin.org/
+ 13. http://members.iinet.net.au/~yusuf/taper/
+ 14. http://www.bg.debian.org/Packages/unstable/text/vh.html
+ 15. http://www.pp.clinet.fi/~walker/minicom.html
+ 16. http://dickey.his.com/vile/vile.html
+ 17. mailto:zmbenhal@netcom.com
+ 18. http://www.ccil.org/~esr/home.html
+ 19. mailto:dickey@herndon4.his.com
+ 20. mailto:juergen.pfeifer@gmx.net
+ 21. mailto:dickey@herndon4.his.com
+ 22. mailto:bug-ncurses@gnu.org
+ 23. ftp://dickey.his.com/ncurses
+ 24. http://earthspace.net/~esr/terminfo
+ 25. http://www.cs.utk.edu/~shuford/terminal_index.html