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authorPeter Wemm <peter@FreeBSD.org>1999-08-24 01:06:48 +0000
committerPeter Wemm <peter@FreeBSD.org>1999-08-24 01:06:48 +0000
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Import unmodified (but trimmed) ncurses 5.0 prerelease 990821.vendor/ncurses/5.0-19990821
This contains the full eti (panel, form, menu) extensions. bmake glue to follow. Obtained from: ftp://ftp.clark.net/pub/dickey/ncurses
Notes: svn path=/vendor/ncurses/dist/; revision=50276 svn path=/vendor/ncurses/5.0-19990821/; revision=50278; tag=vendor/ncurses/5.0-19990821
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+This is a log of changes that the ncurses C++ binding has gone
+through starting with the integration of menu and forms integration
+into the binding.
+990731 + Improve support for pads. A viewport window may now be added to
+ a pad. It will then be possible to use a builtin panning mechanism
+ to view the pad.
+970908 + Improve NCursesWindow class: added additional methods to
+ cover more ncurses functionality. Make refresh() and
+ noutrefresh() virtual members to allow different implementation
+ in the NCursesPanel class.
+ + CAUTION: changed order of parameters in vline() and hline() of
+ NCursesWindow class.
+ + Make refresh() in NCursesPanel non-static, it is now a
+ reimplementation of refresh() in the base class. Added
+ noutrefresh() to NCursesPanel.
+ + Added NCursesForm and related classes to support libform
+ functionality.
+ + Moved most of configuration related stuff from cursesw.h to
+ etip.h
+ + Added NCursesApplication class to support easy configuration
+ of menu and forms related attributes as well as ripped of
+ title lines and Soft-Label-Keys for an application.
+ + Support of Auto-Cleanup for a menus fieldlist.
+ + Change of return type for current_item() and operator[] for
+ menus.
+ + Enhanced demo.
+ + Introduced the THROW and THROWS functions/macros to prepare
+ a smoother transition to real exception handling.
+ + Exception classes provided in etip.h
+ + Added the NCursesMenu class to support libmenu functionality.
+ + The inheritace relation between NCursesWindow and NCursesColorWindow
+ was kind of brain damage. Monochrome is a special case of colored, so
+ the relation should be just the opposite. This would allow all
+ derived classes like NCursesPanel, NCursesMenu or NCursesForm to
+ have colors.
+ To resolve that design flaw I put the color functionality into the
+ NCursesWindow class and it can be switched on by the static member
+ useColors(). NCursesColorWindow is still there for compatibility
+ reasons.