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+-- Copyright (c) 1998-2007,2008 Free Software Foundation, Inc. --
+-- --
+-- Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a --
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+-- $Id: NEWS,v 1.1233 2008/05/03 23:14:39 tom Exp $
+This is a log of changes that ncurses has gone through since Zeyd started
+working with Pavel Curtis' original work, pcurses, in 1992.
+Changes through 1.9.9e are recorded by Zeyd M Ben-Halim.
+Changes since 1.9.9e are recorded by Thomas E Dickey.
+Contributors include those who have provided patches (even small ones), as well
+as those who provide useful information (bug reports, analyses). Changes with
+no cited author are the work of Thomas E Dickey (TD).
+A few contributors are given in this file by their initials.
+They each account for one percent or more of the changes since 1.9.9e.
+See the AUTHORS file for the corresponding full names.
+Changes through 1.9.9e did not credit all contributions;
+it is not possible to add this information.
+ + modify screen.* terminfo entries using new screen+fkeys to fix
+ overridden keys in screen.rxvt (Debian #478094) -TD
+ + modify internal interfaces to reduce wgetch()'s dependency on the
+ global SP.
+ + simplify some loops with macros each_screen(), each_window() and
+ each_ripoff().
+ + continue modifying test/ditto.c toward making it demonstrate
+ multithreaded use_screen(), using fifos to pass data between screens.
+ + fix typo in form.3x (report by Mike Gran).
+ + add screen.rxvt terminfo entry -TD
+ + modify tic -f option to format spaces as \s to prevent them from
+ being lost when that is read back in unformatted strings.
+ + improve test/ditto.c, using a "talk"-style layout.
+ + change test/ditto.c to use openpty() and xterm.
+ + add locks for copywin(), dupwin(), overlap(), overlay() on their
+ window parameters.
+ + add locks for initscr() and newterm() on updates to the SCREEN
+ pointer.
+ + finish table in curs_thread.3x manpage.
+ + begin table in curs_thread.3x manpage describing the scope of data
+ used by each function (or symbol) for threading analysis.
+ + add null-pointer checks to setsyx() and getsyx() (prompted by
+ discussion by Martin v. Lowis and Jeroen Ruigrok van der Werven on
+ python-dev2 mailing list).
+ + add null-pointer checks in set_term() and delscreen().
+ + move _nc_windows into _nc_globals, since windows can be pads, which
+ are not associated with a particular screen.
+ + change use_screen() to pass the SCREEN* parameter rather than
+ stdscr to the callback function.
+ + force libtool to use tag for 'CC' in case it does not detect this,
+ e.g., on aix when using CC=powerpc-ibm-aix5.3.0.0-gcc
+ (report/patch by Michael Haubenwallner).
+ + override OBJEXT to "lo" when building with libtool, to work on
+ platforms such as AIX where libtool may use a different suffix for
+ the object files than ".o" (report/patch by Michael Haubenwallner).
+ + add configure --with-pthread option, for building with the POSIX
+ thread library.
+ + fill in extended-color pair two more places in wbkgrndset() and
+ waddch_nosync() (prompted by Sedeno's patch).
+ + fill in extended-color pair in _nc_build_wch() to make colors work
+ for wide-characters using extended-colors (patch by Alejandro R
+ Sedeno).
+ + add x/X toggles to ncurses.c C color test to test/demo
+ wide-characters with extended-colors.
+ + add a/A toggles to ncurses.c c/C color tests.
+ + modify test/ditto.c to use use_screen().
+ + finish modifying test/rain.c to demonstrate threads.
+ + start modifying test/rain.c for threading demo.
+ + modify test/ncurses.c to make 'f' test accept the f/F/b/F/</> toggles
+ that the 'F' accepts.
+ + modify test/worm.c to show trail in reverse-video when other threads
+ are working concurrently.
+ + fix a deadlock from improper nesting of mutexes for windowlist and
+ window.
+ + fixes from 20080223 resolved issue with mutexes; change to use
+ recursive mutexes to fix memory leak in delwin() as called from
+ _nc_free_and_exit().
+ + fix a size-difference in _nc_globals which caused hanging of mutex
+ lock/unlock when termlib was built separately.
+ + avoid using nanosleep() in threaded configuration since that often
+ is implemented to suspend the entire process.
+ + update test programs to build/work with various UNIX curses for
+ comparisons. This was to reinvestigate statement in X/Open curses
+ that insnstr and winsnstr perform wrapping. None of the Unix-branded
+ implementations do this, as noted in manpage (cf: 20040228).
+ + modify _nc_setupscreen() to set the legacy-coding value the same
+ for both narrow/wide models. It had been set only for wide model,
+ but is needed to make unctrl() work with locale in the narrow model.
+ + improve waddch() and winsch() handling of EILSEQ from mbrtowc() by
+ using unctrl() to display illegal bytes rather than trying to append
+ further bytes to make up a valid sequence (reported by Andrey A
+ Chernov).
+ + modify unctrl() to check codes in 128-255 range versus isprint().
+ If they are not printable, and locale was set, use a "M-" or "~"
+ sequence.
+ + improve threading in test/worm.c (wrap refresh calls, and KEY_RESIZE
+ handling). Now it hangs in napms(), no matter whether nanosleep()
+ or poll() or select() are used on Linux.
+ + fixes to build with --disable-ext-funcs
+ + add manpage for use_window and use_screen.
+ + add set_tabsize() and set_escdelay() functions.
+ + remove recursive-mutex definitions, finish threading demo for worm.c
+ + remove a redundant adjustment of lines in resizeterm.c's
+ adjust_window() which caused occasional misadjustment of stdscr when
+ softkeys were used.
+ + several improvements to terminfo entries based on xterm #230 -TD
+ + modify MKlib_gen.sh to handle keyname/key_name prototypes, so the
+ "link_test" builds properly.
+ + fix for toe command-line options -u/-U to ensure filename is given.
+ + fix allocation-size for command-line parsing in infocmp from 20070728
+ (report by Miroslav Lichvar)
+ + improve resizeterm() by moving ripped-off lines, and repainting the
+ soft-keys (report by Katarina Machalkova)
+ + add clarification in wclear's manpage noting that the screen will be
+ cleared even if a subwindow is cleared (prompted by Christer Enfors
+ question).
+ + change test/ncurses.c soft-key tests to work with KEY_RESIZE.
+ + continue implementing support for threading demo by adding mutex
+ for delwin().
+ + add several functions to C++ binding which wrap C functions that
+ pass a WINDOW* parameter (request by Chris Lee).
+ + add note about configure options needed for Berkeley database to the
+ INSTALL file.
+ + improve checks for version of Berkeley database libraries.
+ + amend fix for rpath to not modify LDFLAGS if the platform has no
+ applicable transformation (report by Christian Ebert, cf: 20071124).
+ + modify configure option --with-hashed-db to accept a parameter which
+ is the install-prefix of a given Berkeley Database (prompted by
+ pierre4d2 comments).
+ + rewrite wrapper for wcrtomb(), making it work on Solaris. This is
+ used in the form library to determine the length of the buffer needed
+ by field_buffer (report by Alfred Fung).
+ + remove unneeded window-parameter from C++ binding for wresize (report
+ by Chris Lee).
+ + modify the support for filesystems which do not support mixed-case to
+ generate 2-character (hexadecimal) codes for the lower-level of the
+ filesystem terminfo database (request by Michail Vidiassov).
+ + add configure option --enable-mixed-case, to allow overriding the
+ configure script's check if the filesystem supports mixed-case
+ filenames.
+ + add wresize() to C++ binding (request by Chris Lee).
+ + define NCURSES_EXT_FUNCS and NCURSES_EXT_COLORS in curses.h to make
+ it simpler to tell if the extended functions and/or colors are
+ declared.
+ + update memory-leak checks for changes to names.c and codes.c
+ + correct acsc strings in h19, z100 (patch by Benjamin C W Sittler).
+ + continue implementing support for threading demo by adding mutex
+ for use_window().
+ + add mrxvt terminfo entry, add/fix xterm building blocks for modified
+ cursor keys -TD
+ + compile with FreeBSD "contemporary" TTY interface (patch by
+ Rong-En Fan).
+ + modify makefile rules to allow clear, tput and tset to be built
+ without libtic. The other programs (infocmp, tic and toe) rely on
+ that library.
+ + add/modify null-pointer checks in several functions for SP and/or
+ the WINDOW* parameter (report by Thorben Krueger).
+ + fixes for field_buffer() in formw library (see Redhat Bugzilla
+ #310071, patches by Miroslav Lichvar).
+ + improve performance of NCURSES_CHAR_EQ code (patch by Miroslav
+ Lichvar).
+ + update/improve mlterm and rxvt terminfo entries, e.g., for
+ the modified cursor- and keypad-keys -TD
+ + add code to curses.priv.h ifdef'd with NCURSES_CHAR_EQ, which
+ changes the CharEq() macro to an inline function to allow comparing
+ cchar_t struct's without comparing gaps in a possibly unpacked
+ memory layout (report by Miroslav Lichvar).
+ + add new functions to lib_trace.c to setup mutex's for the _tracef()
+ calls within the ncurses library.
+ + for the reentrant model, move _nc_tputs_trace and _nc_outchars into
+ the SCREEN.
+ + start modifying test/worm.c to provide threading demo (incomplete).
+ + separated ifdef's for some BSD-related symbols in tset.c, to make
+ it compile on LynxOS (report by Greg Gemmer).
+ + modify Ada95/gen/Makefile to use shlib script, to simplify building
+ shared-library configuration on platforms lacking rpath support.
+ + build-fix for Ada95/src/Makefile to reflect changed dependency for
+ the terminal-interface-curses-aux.adb file which is now generated.
+ + restructuring test/worm.c, for use_window() example.
+ + add use_window() and use_screen() functions, to develop into support
+ for threaded library (incomplete).
+ + fix typos in man/curs_opaque.3x which kept the install script from
+ creating symbolic links to two aliases created in 20070818 (report by
+ Rong-En Fan).
+ + remove a spurious newline from output of html.m4, which caused links
+ for Ada95 html to be incorrect for the files generated using m4.
+ + start investigating mutex's for SCREEN manipulation (incomplete).
+ + minor cleanup of codes.c/names.c for --enable-const
+ + expand/revise "Routine and Argument Names" section of ncurses manpage
+ to address report by David Givens in newsgroup discussion.
+ + fix interaction between --without-progs/--with-termcap configure
+ options (report by Michail Vidiassov).
+ + fix typo in "--disable-relink" option (report by Michail Vidiassov).
+ + fix a sign-extension bug in infocmp's repair_acsc() function
+ (cf: 971004).
+ + fix old configure script bug which prevented "--disable-warnings"
+ option from working (patch by Mike Frysinger).
+ + add 9term terminal description (request by Juhapekka Tolvanen) -TD
+ + modify comp_hash.c's string output to avoid misinterpreting a null
+ "\0" followed by a digit.
+ + modify MKnames.awk and MKcodes.awk to support big-strings.
+ This only applies to the cases (broken linker, reentrant) where
+ the corresponding arrays are accessed via wrapper functions.
+ + split MKnames.awk into two scripts, eliminating the shell redirection
+ which complicated the make process and also the bogus timestamp file
+ which was introduced to fix "make -j".
+ + add test/test_opaque.c, test/test_arrays.c
+ + add wgetscrreg() and wgetparent() for applications that may need it
+ when NCURSES_OPAQUE is defined (prompted by Bryan Christ).
+ + amend treatment of infocmp "-r" option to retain the 1023-byte limit
+ unless "-T" is given (cf: 981017).
+ + modify comp_captab.c generation to use big-strings.
+ + make _nc_capalias_table and _nc_infoalias_table private accessed via
+ _nc_get_alias_table() since the tables are used only within the tic
+ library.
+ + modify configure script to skip Intel compiler in CF_C_INLINE.
+ + make _nc_info_hash_table and _nc_cap_hash_table private accessed via
+ _nc_get_hash_table() since the tables are used only within the tic
+ library.
+ + make _nc_capalias_table and _nc_infoalias_table private, accessed via
+ _nc_get_alias_table() since they are used only by parse_entry.c
+ + make _nc_key_names private since it is used only by lib_keyname.c
+ + add --disable-big-strings configure option to control whether
+ unctrl.c is generated using the big-string optimization - which may
+ use strings longer than supported by a given compiler.
+ + reduce relocation tables for tic, infocmp by changing type of
+ internal hash tables to short, and make those private symbols.
+ + eliminate large fixed arrays from progs/infocmp.c
+ + change winnstr() to stop at the end of the line (cf: 970315).
+ + add test/test_get_wstr.c
+ + add test/test_getstr.c
+ + add test/test_inwstr.c
+ + add test/test_instr.c
+ + restore a call to obtain screen-size in _nc_setupterm(), which
+ is used in tput and other non-screen applications via setupterm()
+ (Debian #433357, reported by Florent Bayle, Christian Ohm,
+ cf: 20070310).
+ + add test/savescreen.c test-program
+ + add check to trace-file open, if the given name is a directory, add
+ ".log" to the name and try again.
+ + add konsole-256color entry -TD
+ + add extra gcc warning options from xterm.
+ + minor fixes for ncurses/hashmap test-program.
+ + modify configure script to quiet c++ build with libtool when the
+ --disable-echo option is used.
+ + modify configure script to disable ada95 if libtool is selected,
+ writing a warning message (addresses FreeBSD ports/114493).
+ + update config.guess, config.sub
+ + add continuous-move "M" to demo_panels to help test refresh changes.
+ + improve fix for refresh of window on top of multi-column characters,
+ taking into account some split characters on left/right window
+ boundaries.
+ + add "widec" row to _tracedump() output to help diagnose remaining
+ problems with multi-column characters.
+ + partial fix for refresh of window on top of multi-column characters
+ which are partly overwritten (report by Sadrul H Chowdhury).
+ + ignore A_CHARTEXT bits in vidattr() and vid_attr(), in case
+ multi-column extension bits are passed there.
+ + add setlocale() call to demo_panels.c, needed for wide-characters.
+ + add some output flags to _nc_trace_ttymode to help diagnose a bug
+ report by Larry Virden, i.e., ONLCR, OCRNL, ONOCR and ONLRET,
+ + add test/demo_panels.c
+ + implement opaque version of setsyx() and getsyx().
+ + corrected xterm+pcf2 terminfo modifiers for F1-F4, to match xterm
+ #226 -TD
+ + split-out key_name() from MKkeyname.awk since it now depends upon
+ wunctrl() which is not in libtinfo (report by Rong-En Fan).
+ + add test/key_name.c
+ + add stdscr cases to test/inchs.c and test_inch_wide.c
+ + update test/configure
+ + correct formatting of DEL (0x7f) in _nc_vischar().
+ + null-terminate result of wunctrl().
+ + add null-pointer check in key_name() (report by Andreas Krennmair,
+ cf: 20020901).
+ + adapt mouse-handling code from menu library in form-library
+ (discussion with Clive Nicolson).
+ + add a modification of test/dots.c, i.e., test/dots_mvcur.c to
+ illustrate how to use mvcur().
+ + modify wide-character flavor of SetAttr() to preserve the
+ WidecExt() value stored in the .attr field, e.g., in case it
+ is overwritten by chgat (report by Aleksi Torhamo).
+ + correct buffer-size for _nc_viswbuf2n() (report by Aleksi Torhamo).
+ + build-fixes for Solaris 2.6 and 2.7 (patch by Peter O'Gorman).
+ + modify keyname() to use "^X" form only if meta() has been called, or
+ if keyname() is called without initializing curses, e.g., via
+ initscr() or newterm() (prompted by LinuxBase #1604).
+ + document some portability issues in man/curs_util.3x
+ + add a shadow copy of TTY buffer to _nc_prescreen to fix applications
+ broken by moving that data into SCREEN (cf: 20061230).
+ + add 'O' (wide-character panel test) in ncurses.c to demonstrate a
+ problem reported by Sadrul H Chowdhury with repainting parts of
+ a fullwidth cell.
+ + modify slk_init() so that if there are preceding calls to
+ ripoffline(), those affect the available lines for soft-keys (adapted
+ from patch by Clive Nicolson).
+ + document some portability issues in man/curs_getyx.3x
+ + fix a bug in Ada95/samples/ncurses which caused a variable to
+ become uninitialized in the "b" test.
+ + fix Ada95/gen/Makefile.in adahtml rule to account for recent
+ movement of files, fix a few incorrect manpage references in the
+ generated html.
+ + add Ada95 binding to _nc_freeall() as Curses_Free_All to help with
+ memory-checking.
+ + correct some functions in Ada95 binding which were using return value
+ from C where none was returned: idcok(), immedok() and wtimeout().
+ + amend recent changes for Ada95 binding to make it build with
+ Cygwin's linker, e.g., with configure options
+ --enable-broken-linker --with-ticlib
+ + add a configure check for gcc's options for inlining, use that to
+ quiet a warning message where gcc's default behavior changed from
+ 3.x to 4.x.
+ + improve warning message when checking if GPM is linked to curses
+ library by not warning if its use of "wgetch" is via a weak symbol.
+ + add loader options when building with static libraries to ensure that
+ an installed shared library for ncurses does not conflict. This is
+ reported as problem with Tru64, but could affect other platforms
+ (report Martin Mokrejs, analysis by Tim Mooney).
+ + fix build on cygwin after recent ticlib/termlib changes, i.e.,
+ + adjust TINFO_SUFFIX value to work with cygwin's dll naming
+ + revert a change from 20070303 which commented out dependency of
+ SHLIB_LIST in form/menu/panel/c++ libraries.
+ + fix initialization of ripoff stack pointer (cf: 20070421).
+ + move most static variables into structures _nc_globals and
+ _nc_prescreen, to simplify storage.
+ + add/use configure script macro CF_SIG_ATOMIC_T, use the corresponding
+ type for data manipulated by signal handlers (prompted by comments
+ in mailing.openbsd.bugs newsgroup).
+ + modify CF_WITH_LIBTOOL to allow one to pass options such as -static
+ to the libtool create- and link-operations.
+ + fix whitespace in curs_opaque.3x which caused a spurious ';' in
+ the installed aliases (report by Peter Santoro).
+ + fix configure script to not try to generate adacurses-config when
+ Ada95 tree is not built.
+ + add man/curs_legacy.3x, man/curs_opaque.3x
+ + fix acs_map binding for Ada95 when --enable-reentrant is used.
+ + add adacurses-config to the Ada95 install, based on version from
+ FreeBSD port, in turn by Juergen Pfeifer in 2000 (prompted by
+ comment on comp.lang.ada newsgroup).
+ + fix includes in c++ binding to build with Intel compiler
+ (cf: 20061209).
+ + update install rule in Ada95 to use mkdirs.sh
+ > other fixes prompted by inspection for Coverity report:
+ + modify ifdef's for c++ binding to use try/catch/throw statements
+ + add a null-pointer check in tack/ansi.c request_cfss()
+ + fix a memory leak in ncurses/base/wresize.c
+ + corrected check for valid memu/meml capabilities in
+ progs/dump_entry.c when handling V_HPUX case.
+ > fixes based on Coverity report:
+ + remove dead code in test/bs.c
+ + remove dead code in test/demo_defkey.c
+ + remove an unused assignment in progs/infocmp.c
+ + fix a limit check in tack/ansi.c tools_charset()
+ + fix tack/ansi.c tools_status() to perform the VT320/VT420
+ tests in request_cfss(). The function had exited too soon.
+ + fix a memory leak in tic.c's make_namelist()
+ + fix a couple of places in tack/output.c which did not check for EOF.
+ + fix a loop-condition in test/bs.c
+ + add index checks in lib_color.c for color palettes
+ + add index checks in progs/dump_entry.c for version_filter() handling
+ of V_BSD case.
+ + fix a possible null-pointer dereference in copywin()
+ + fix a possible null-pointer dereference in waddchnstr()
+ + add a null-pointer check in _nc_expand_try()
+ + add a null-pointer check in tic.c's make_namelist()
+ + add a null-pointer check in _nc_expand_try()
+ + add null-pointer checks in test/cardfile.c
+ + fix a double-free in ncurses/tinfo/trim_sgr0.c
+ + fix a double-free in ncurses/base/wresize.c
+ + add try/catch block to c++/cursesmain.cc
+ + modify Ada95 binding to build with --enable-reentrant by wrapping
+ global variables (bug: acs_map does not yet work).
+ + modify Ada95 binding to use the new access-functions, allowing it
+ to build/run when NCURSES_OPAQUE is set.
+ + add access-functions and macros to return properties of the WINDOW
+ structure, e.g., when NCURSES_OPAQUE is set.
+ + improved install-sh's quoting.
+ + use mkdirs.sh rather than mkinstalldirs, e.g., to use fixes from
+ other programs.
+ + eliminate part of the direct use of WINDOW data from Ada95 interface.
+ + fix substitutions for termlib filename to make configure option
+ --enable-reentrant work with --with-termlib.
+ + change a constructor for NCursesWindow to allow compiling with
+ NCURSES_OPAQUE set, since we cannot pass a reference to
+ an opaque pointer.
+ + ignore --with-chtype=unsigned since unsigned is always added to
+ the type in curses.h; do the same for --with-mmask-t.
+ + change warning regarding --enable-ext-colors and wide-character
+ in the configure script to an error.
+ + tweak error message in CF_WITH_LIBTOOL to distinguish other programs
+ such as Darwin's libtool program (report by Michail Vidiassov)
+ + modify edit_man.sh to allow for multiple substitutions per line.
+ + set locale in misc/ncurses-config.in since it uses a range
+ + change permissions libncurses++.a install (report by Michail
+ Vidiassov).
+ + corrected length of temporary buffer in wide-character version
+ of set_field_buffer() (related to report by Bryan Christ).
+ + fix mk-1st.awk script install_shlib() function, broken in 20070224
+ changes for cygwin (report by Michail Vidiassov).
+ + increase size of array in _nc_visbuf2n() to make "tic -v" work
+ properly in its similar_sgr() function (report/analysis by Peter
+ Santoro).
+ + add --enable-reentrant configure option for ongoing changes to
+ implement a reentrant version of ncurses:
+ + libraries are suffixed with "t"
+ + wrap several global variables (curscr, newscr, stdscr, ttytype,
+ functions returning values stored in SCREEN or cur_term.
+ + move some initialization (LINES, COLS) from lib_setup.c,
+ i.e., setupterm() to _nc_setupscreen(), i.e., newterm().
+ + regenerated html documentation.
+ + add NCURSES_OPAQUE symbol to curses.h, will use to make structs
+ opaque in selected configurations.
+ + move the chunk in lib_acs.c which resets acs capabilities when
+ running on a terminal whose locale interferes with those into
+ _nc_setupscreen(), so the libtinfo/libtinfow files can be made
+ identical (requested by Miroslav Lichvar).
+ + do not use configure variable SHLIB_LIBS for building libraries
+ outside the ncurses directory, since that symbol is customized
+ only for that directory, and using it introduces an unneeded
+ dependency on libdl (requested by Miroslav Lichvar).
+ + modify mk-1st.awk so the generated makefile rules for linking or
+ installing shared libraries do not first remove the library, in
+ case it is in use, e.g., libncurses.so by /bin/sh (report by Jeff
+ Chua).
+ + revised section "Using NCURSES under XTERM" in ncurses-intro.html
+ (prompted by newsgroup comment by Nick Guenther).
+ + change internal return codes of _nc_wgetch() to check for cases
+ where KEY_CODE_YES should be returned, e.g., if a KEY_RESIZE was
+ ungetch'd, and read by wget_wch().
+ + fix static-library build broken in 20070217 changes to remove "-ldl"
+ (report by Miroslav Lichvar).
+ + change makefile/scripts for cygwin to allow building termlib.
+ + use Form_Hook in manpages to match form.h
+ + use Menu_Hook in manpages, as well as a few places in menu.h
+ + correct form- and menu-manpages to use specific Field_Options,
+ Menu_Options and Item_Options types.
+ + correct prototype for _tracechar() in manpage (cf: 20011229).
+ + correct prototype for wunctrl() in manpage.
+ + fixes for $(TICS_LIST) in ncurses/Makefile (report by Miroslav
+ Lichvar).
+ + modify relinking of shared libraries to apply only when rpath is
+ enabled, and add --disable-relink option which can be used to
+ disable the feature altogether (reports by Michail Vidiassov,
+ Adam J Richter).
+ + fix --with-termlib option for wide-character configuration, stripping
+ the "w" suffix in one place (report by Miroslav Lichvar).
+ + remove "-ldl" from some library lists to reduce dependencies in
+ programs (report by Miroslav Lichvar).
+ + correct description of --enable-signed-char in configure --help
+ (report by Michail Vidiassov).
+ + add pattern for GNU/kFreeBSD configuration to CF_XOPEN_SOURCE,
+ which matches an earlier change to CF_SHARED_OPTS, from xterm #224
+ fixes.
+ + remove "${DESTDIR}" from -install_name option used for linking
+ shared libraries on Darwin (report by Michail Vidiassov).
+ + add test/inchs.c, test_inch_wide.c, to test win_wchnstr().
+ + remove libdl from library list for termlib (report by Miroslav
+ Lichvar).
+ + fix configure.in to allow --without-progs --with-termlib (patch by
+ Miroslav Lichvar).
+ + modify win_wchnstr() to ensure that only a base cell is returned
+ for each multi-column character (prompted by report by Wei Kong
+ regarding change in mvwin_wch() cf: 20041023).
+ + modify fix_wchnstr() in form library to strip attributes (and color)
+ from the cchar_t array (field cells) read from a field's window.
+ Otherwise, when copying the field cells back to the window, the
+ associated color overrides the field's background color (report by
+ Ricardo Cantu).
+ + improve tracing for form library, showing created forms, fields, etc.
+ + ignore --enable-rpath configure option if --with-shared was omitted.
+ + add _nc_leaks_tinfo(), _nc_free_tic(), _nc_free_tinfo() entrypoints
+ to allow leak-checking when both tic- and tinfo-libraries are built.
+ + drop CF_CPP_VSCAN_FUNC macro from configure script, since C++ binding
+ no longer relies on it.
+ + disallow combining configure script options --with-ticlib and
+ --enable-termcap (report by Rong-En Fan).
+ + remove tack from ncurses tree.
+ + fix typo in configure script that broke --with-termlib option
+ (report by Rong-En Fan).
+ + improve fix for FreeBSD gnu/98975, to allow for null pointer passed
+ to tgetent() (report by Rong-en Fan).
+ + update tack/HISTORY and tack/README to tell how to build it after
+ it is removed from the ncurses tree.
+ + fix configure check for libtool's version to trim blank lines
+ (report by sci-fi@hush.ai).
+ + review/eliminate other original-file artifacts in cursesw.cc, making
+ its license consistent with ncurses.
+ + use ncurses vw_scanw() rather than reading into a fixed buffer in
+ the c++ binding for scanw() methods (prompted by report by Nuno Dias).
+ + eliminate fixed-buffer vsprintf() calls in c++ binding.
+ + add _nc_leaks_tic() to separate leak-checking of tic library from
+ term/ncurses libraries, and thereby eliminate a library dependency.
+ + fix test/mk-test.awk to ignore blank lines.
+ + correct paths in include/headers, for --srcdir (patch by Miroslav
+ Lichvar).
+ + add a break-statement in misc/shlib to ensure that it exits on the
+ _first_ matched directory (report by Paul Novak).
+ + add tack/configure, which can be used to build tack outside the
+ ncurses build-tree.
+ + add --with-ticlib option, to build/install the tic-support functions
+ in a separate library (suggested by Miroslav Lichvar).
+ + change MKunctrl.awk to reduce relocation table for unctrl.o
+ + change MKkeyname.awk to reduce relocation table for keyname.o
+ (patch by Miroslav Lichvar).
+ + modify configure check for libtool's version to trim blank lines
+ (report by sci-fi@hush.ai).
+ + modify some modules to allow them to be reentrant if _REENTRANT is
+ defined: lib_baudrate.c, resizeterm.c (local data only)
+ + eliminate static data from some modules: add_tries.c, hardscroll.c,
+ lib_ttyflags.c, lib_twait.c
+ + improve manpage install to add aliases for the transformed program
+ names, e.g., from --program-prefix.
+ + used linklint to verify links in the HTML documentation, made fixes
+ to manpages as needed.
+ + fix a typo in curs_mouse.3x (report by William McBrine).
+ + fix install-rule for ncurses5-config to make the bin-directory.
+ + modify configure script to omit the tic (terminfo compiler) support
+ from ncurses library if --without-progs option is given.
+ + modify install rule for ncurses5-config to do this via "install.libs"
+ + modify shared-library rules to allow FreeBSD 3.x to use rpath.
+ + update config.guess, config.sub
+20061217 5.6 release for upload to ftp.gnu.org
+ + add ifdef's for <wctype.h> for HPUX, which has the corresponding
+ definitions in <wchar.h>.
+ + revert the va_copy() change from 20061202, since it was neither
+ correct nor portable.
+ + add $(LOCAL_LIBS) definition to progs/Makefile.in, needed for
+ rpath on Solaris.
+ + ignore wide-acs line-drawing characters that wcwidth() claims are
+ not one-column. This is a workaround for Solaris' broken locale
+ support.
+ + modify configure --with-gpm option to allow it to accept a parameter,
+ i.e., the name of the dynamic GPM library to load via dlopen()
+ (requested by Bryan Henderson).
+ + add configure option --with-valgrind, changes from vile.
+ + modify configure script AC_TRY_RUN and AC_TRY_LINK checks to use
+ 'return' in preference to 'exit()'.
+ + change default for --with-develop back to "no".
+ + add XTABS to tracing of TTY bits.
+ + updated autoconf patch to ifdef-out the misfeature which declares
+ exit() for configure tests. This fixes a redefinition warning on
+ Solaris.
+ + use ${CC} rather than ${LD} in shared library rules for IRIX64,
+ Solaris to help ensure that initialization sections are provided for
+ extra linkage requirements, e.g., of C++ applications (prompted by
+ comment by Casper Dik in newsgroup).
+ + rename "$target" in CF_MAN_PAGES to make it easier to distinguish
+ from the autoconf predefined symbol. There was no conflict,
+ since "$target" was used only in the generated edit_man.sh file,
+ but SuSE's rpm package contains a patch.
+ + update man/term.5 to reflect extended terminfo support and hashed
+ database configuration.
+ + updates for test/configure script.
+ + adapted from SuSE rpm package:
+ + remove long-obsolete workaround for broken-linker which declared
+ cur_term in tic.c
+ + improve error recovery in PUTC() macro when wcrtomb() does not
+ return usable results for an 8-bit character.
+ + patches from rpm package (SuSE):
+ + use va_copy() in extra varargs manipulation for tracing version
+ of printw, etc.
+ + use a va_list rather than a null in _nc_freeall()'s call to
+ _nc_printf_string().
+ + add some see-also references in manpages to show related
+ wide-character functions (suggested by Claus Fischer).
+ + add a check in lib_color.c to ensure caller does not increase COLORS
+ above max_colors, which is used as an array index (discussion with
+ Simon Sasburg).
+ + add ifdef's allowing ncurses to be built with tparm() using either
+ varargs (the existing status), or using a fixed-parameter list (to
+ match X/Open).
+ + fix redrawing of windows other than stdscr using wredrawln() by
+ touching the corresponding rows in curscr (discussion with Dan
+ Gookin).
+ + add test/redraw.c
+ + add test/echochar.c
+ + review/cleanup manpage descriptions of error-returns for form- and
+ menu-libraries (prompted by FreeBSD docs/46196).
+ + add AUTHORS file -TD
+ + omit the -D options from output of the new config script --cflags
+ option (suggested by Ralf S Engelschall).
+ + make NCURSES_INLINE unconditionally defined in curses.h
+ + revert change to accommodate bash 3.2, since that breaks other
+ platforms, e.g., Solaris.
+ + minor fixes to NEWS file to simplify scripting to obtain list of
+ contributors.
+ + improve some shared-library configure scripting for Linux, FreeBSD
+ and NetBSD to make "--with-shlib-version" work.
+ + change configure-script rules for FreeBSD shared libraries to allow
+ for rpath support in versions past 3.
+ + use $(DESTDIR) in makefile rules for installing/uninstalling the
+ package config script (reports/patches by Christian Wiese,
+ Ralf S Engelschall).
+ + fix a warning in the configure script for NetBSD 2.0, working around
+ spurious blanks embedded in its ${MAKEFLAGS} symbol.
+ + change test/Makefile to simplify installing test programs in a
+ different directory when --enable-rpath is used.
+ + work around bug in bash 3.2 by adding extra quotes (Jim Gifford).
+ + add/install a package config script, e.g., "ncurses5-config" or
+ "ncursesw5-config", according to configuration options.
+ + add several GNU Screen terminfo variations with 16- and 256-colors,
+ and status line (Alain Bench).
+ + change the way shared libraries (other than libtool) are installed.
+ Rather than copying the build-tree's libraries, link the shared
+ objects into the install directory. This makes the --with-rpath
+ option work except with $(DESTDIR) (cf: 20000930).
+ + fix ifdef in c++/internal.h for QNX 6.1
+ + test-compiled with (old) egcs-1.1.2, modified configure script to
+ not unset the $CXX and related variables which would prevent this.
+ + fix a few terminfo.src typos exposed by improvments to "-f" option.
+ + improve infocmp/tic "-f" option formatting.
+ + make --disable-largefile option work (report by Thomas M Ott).
+ + updated html documentation.
+ + add ka2, kb1, kb3, kc2 to vt220-keypad as an extension -TD
+ + minor improvements to rxvt+pcfkeys -TD
+ + move static data from lib_mouse.c into SCREEN struct.
+ + improve ifdef's for _POSIX_VDISABLE in tset to work with Mac OS X
+ (report by Michail Vidiassov).
+ + modify CF_PATH_SYNTAX to ensure it uses the result from --prefix
+ option (from lynx changes) -TD
+ + adapt AC_PROG_EGREP check, noting that this is likely to be another
+ place aggravated by POSIXLY_CORRECT.
+ + modify configure check for awk to ensure that it is found (prompted
+ by report by Christopher Parker).
+ + update config.sub
+ + add kon, kon2 and jfbterm terminfo entry (request by Till Maas) -TD
+ + remove invis capability from klone+sgr, mainly used by linux entry,
+ since it does not really do this -TD
+ + correct logic in wadd_wch() and wecho_wch(), which did not guard
+ against passing the multi-column attribute into a call on waddch(),
+ e.g., using data returned by win_wch() (cf: 20041023)
+ (report by Sadrul H Chowdhury).
+ + fix kterm's acsc string -TD
+ + fix for change to tic/infocmp in 20060819 to ensure no blank is
+ embedded into a termcap description.
+ + workaround for 20050806 ifdef's change to allow visbuf.c to compile
+ when using --with-termlib --with-trace options.
+ + improve tgetstr() by making the return value point into the user's
+ buffer, if provided (patch by Miroslav Lichvar (see Redhat Bugzilla
+ #202480)).
+ + correct libraries needed for foldkeys (report by Stanislav Ievlev)
+ + add terminfo entries for xfce terminal (xfce) and multi gnome
+ terminal (mgt) -TD
+ + add test/foldkeys.c
+ + modify tic and infocmp to avoid writing trailing blanks on terminfo
+ source output (Debian #378783).
+ + modify configure script to ensure that if the C compiler is used
+ rather than the loader in making shared libraries, the $(CFLAGS)
+ variable is also used (Redhat Bugzilla #199369).
+ + port hashed-db code to db2 and db3.
+ + fix a bug in tgetent() from 20060625 and 20060715 changes
+ (patch/analysis by Miroslav Lichvar (see Redhat Bugzilla #202480)).
+ + updated xterm function-keys terminfo to match xterm #216 -TD
+ + add configure --with-hashed-db option (tested only with FreeBSD 6.0,
+ e.g., the db 1.8.5 interface).
+ + modify toe to access termcap data, e.g., via cgetent() functions,
+ or as a text file if those are not available.
+ + use _nc_basename() in tset to improve $SHELL check for csh/sh.
+ + modify _nc_read_entry() and _nc_read_termcap_entry() so infocmp,
+ can access termcap data when the terminfo database is disabled.
+ + widen the test for xterm kmous a little to allow for other strings
+ than \E[M, e.g., for xterm-sco functionality in xterm.
+ + update xterm-related terminfo entries to match xterm patch #216 -TD
+ + update config.guess, config.sub
+ + fix for install-rule in Ada95 to add terminal_interface.ads
+ and terminal_interface.ali (anonymous posting in comp.lang.ada).
+ + correction to manpage for getcchar() (report by William McBrine).
+ + add test/chgat.c
+ + modify wchgat() to mark updated cells as changed so a refresh will
+ repaint those cells (comments by Sadrul H Chowdhury and William
+ McBrine).
+ + split up dependency of names.c and codes.c in ncurses/Makefile to
+ work with parallel make (report/analysis by Joseph S Myers).
+ + suppress a warning message (which is ignored) for systems without
+ an ldconfig program (patch by Justin Hibbits).
+ + modify configure script --disable-symlinks option to allow one to
+ disable symlink() in tic even when link() does not work (report by
+ Nigel Horne).
+ + modify MKfallback.sh to use tic -x when constructing fallback tables
+ to allow extended capabilities to be retrieved from a fallback entry.
+ + improve leak-checking logic in tgetent() from 20060625 to ensure that
+ it does not free the current screen (report by Miroslav Lichvar).
+ + add a check for _POSIX_VDISABLE in tset (NetBSD #33916).
+ + correct _nc_free_entries() and related functions used for memory leak
+ checking of tic.
+ + revert a minor change for magic-cookie support from 20060513, which
+ caused unexpected reset of attributes, e.g., when resizing test/view
+ in color mode.
+ + note in clear manpage that the program ignores command-line
+ parameters (prompted by Debian #371855).
+ + fixes to make lib_gen.c build properly with changes to the configure
+ --disable-macros option and NCURSES_NOMACROS (cf: 20060527)
+ + update/correct several terminfo entries -TD
+ + add some notes regarding copyright to terminfo.src -TD
+ + fixes to build Ada95 binding with gnat-4.1.0
+ + modify read_termtype() so the term_names data is always allocated as
+ part of the str_table, a better fix for a memory leak (cf: 20030809).
+ + reduce memory leaks in repeated calls to tgetent() by remembering the
+ last TERMINAL* value allocated to hold the corresponding data and
+ freeing that if the tgetent() result buffer is the same as the
+ previous call (report by "Matt" for FreeBSD gnu/98975).
+ + modify tack to test extended capability function-key strings.
+ + improved gnome terminfo entry (GenToo #122566).
+ + improved xterm-256color terminfo entry (patch by Alain Bench).
+ + fix two small memory leaks related to repeated tgetent() calls
+ with TERM=screen (report by "Matt" for FreeBSD gnu/98975).
+ + add --enable-signed-char to simplify Debian package.
+ + reduce name-pollution in term.h by removing #define's for HAVE_xxx
+ symbols.
+ + correct typo in curs_terminfo.3x (Debian #369168).
+ + enable the mouse in test/movewindow.c
+ + improve a limit-check in frm_def.c (John Heasley).
+ + minor copyright fixes.
+ + change configure script to produce test/Makefile from data file.
+ + add a configure option --enable-wgetch-events to enable
+ NCURSES_WGETCH_EVENTS, and correct the associated loop-logic in
+ lib_twait.c (report by Bernd Jendrissek).
+ + remove include/nomacros.h from build, since the ifdef for
+ NCURSES_NOMACROS makes that obsolete.
+ + add entrypoints for some functions which were only provided as macros
+ to make NCURSES_NOMACROS ifdef work properly: getcurx(), getcury(),
+ getbegx(), getbegy(), getmaxx(), getmaxy(), getparx() and getpary(),
+ wgetbkgrnd().
+ + provide ifdef for NCURSES_NOMACROS which suppresses most macro
+ definitions from curses.h, i.e., where a macro is defined to override
+ a function to improve performance. Allowing a developer to suppress
+ these definitions can simplify some application (discussion with
+ Stanislav Ievlev).
+ + improve description of memu/meml in terminfo manpage.
+ + if msgr is false, reset video attributes when doing an automargin
+ wrap to the next line. This makes the ncurses 'k' test work properly
+ for hpterm.
+ + correct caching of keyname(), which was using only half of its table.
+ + minor fixes to memory-leak checking.
+ + make SCREEN._acs_map and SCREEN._screen_acs_map pointers rather than
+ arrays, making ACS_LEN less visible to applications (suggested by
+ Stanislav Ievlev).
+ + move chunk in SCREEN ifdef'd for USE_WIDEC_SUPPORT to the end, so
+ _screen_acs_map will have the same offset in both ncurses/ncursesw,
+ making the corresponding tinfo/tinfow libraries binary-compatible
+ (cf: 20041016, report by Stanislav Ievlev).
+ + improve debug-tracing for EmitRange().
+ + change default for --with-develop to "yes". Add NCURSES_NO_HARD_TABS
+ and NCURSES_NO_MAGIC_COOKIE environment variables to allow runtime
+ suppression of the related hard-tabs and xmc-glitch features.
+ + add ncurses version number to top-level manpages, e.g., ncurses, tic,
+ infocmp, terminfo as well as form, menu, panel.
+ + update config.guess, config.sub
+ + modify ncurses.c to work around a bug in NetBSD 3.0 curses
+ (field_buffer returning null for a valid field). The 'r' test
+ appears to not work with that configuration since the new_fieldtype()
+ function is broken in that implementation.
+ + add hpterm-color terminfo entry -TD
+ + fixes to compile test-programs with HPUX 11.23
+ + add copyright notices to files other than those that are generated,
+ data or adapted from pdcurses (reports by William McBrine, David
+ Taylor).
+ + improve rendering on hpterm by not resetting attributes at the end
+ of doupdate() if the terminal has the magic-cookie feature (report
+ by Bernd Rieke).
+ + add 256color variants of terminfo entries for programs which are
+ reported to implement this feature -TD
+ + fix typo in change to NewChar() macro from 20060311 changes, which
+ broke tab-expansion (report by Frederic L W Meunier).
+ + document -U option of tic and infocmp.
+ + modify tic/infocmp to suppress smacs/rmacs when acsc is suppressed
+ due to size limit, e.g., converting to termcap format. Also
+ suppress them if the output format does not contain acsc and it
+ was not VT100-like, i.e., a one-one mapping (Novell #163715).
+ + add configure check to ensure that SIGWINCH is defined on platforms
+ such as OS X which exclude that when _XOPEN_SOURCE, etc., are
+ defined (report by Nicholas Cole)
+ + modify write_object() to not write coincidental extensions of an
+ entry made due to it being referenced in a use= clause (report by
+ Alain Bench).
+ + another fix for infocmp -i option, which did not ensure that some
+ escape sequences had comparable prefixes (report by Alain Bench).
+ + improve discussion of init/reset in terminfo and tput manpages
+ (report by Alain Bench).
+ + use is3 string for a fallback of rs3 in the reset program; it was
+ using is2 (report by Alain Bench).
+ + correct logic for infocmp -i option, which did not account for
+ multiple digits in a parameter (cf: 20040828) (report by Alain
+ Bench).
+ + move _nc_handle_sigwinch() to lib_setup.c to make --with-termlib
+ option work after 20060114 changes (report by Arkadiusz Miskiewicz).
+ + add copyright notices to test-programs as needed (report by William
+ McBrine).
+ + modify ncurses.c 'F' test to combine the wide-characters with color
+ and/or video attributes.
+ + modify test/ncurses to use CTL/Q or ESC consistently for exiting
+ a test-screen (some commands used 'x' or 'q').
+ + fix an off-by-one in the scrolling-region change (cf_ 20060311).
+ + add checks in waddchnstr() and wadd_wchnstr() to stop copying when
+ a null character is found (report by Igor Bogomazov).
+ + modify progs/Makefile.in to make "tput init" work properly with
+ cygwin, i.e., do not pass a ".exe" in the reference string used
+ in check_aliases (report by Samuel Thibault).
+ + add some checks to ensure current position is within scrolling
+ region before scrolling on a new line (report by Dan Gookin).
+ + change some NewChar() usage to static variables to work around
+ stack garbage introduced when cchar_t is not packed (Redhat #182024).
+ + workarounds to build test/movewindow with PDcurses 2.7.
+ + fix for nsterm-16color entry (patch by Alain Bench).
+ + correct a typo in infocmp manpage (Debian #354281).
+ + add nsterm-16color entry -TD
+ + updated mlterm terminfo entry -TD
+ + remove 970913 feature for copying subwindows as they are moved in
+ mvwin() (discussion with Bryan Christ).
+ + modify test/demo_menus.c to demonstrate moving a menu (both the
+ window and subwindow) using shifted cursor-keys.
+ + start implementing recursive mvwin() in movewindow.c (incomplete).
+ + add a fallback definition for GCC_PRINTFLIKE() in test.priv.h,
+ for movewindow.c (report by William McBrine).
+ + add help-message to test/movewindow.c
+ + add test/movewindow.c, to test mvderwin().
+ + fix ncurses soft-key test so color changes are shown immediately
+ rather than delayed.
+ + modify ncurses soft-key test to hide the keys when exiting the test
+ screen.
+ + fixes to build test programs with PDCurses 2.7, e.g., its headers
+ rely on autoconf symbols, and it declares stubs for nonfunctional
+ terminfo and termcap entrypoints.
+ + improved test/configure to build test/ncurses on HPUX 11 using the
+ vendor curses.
+ + documented ALTERNATE CONFIGURATIONS in the ncurses manpage, for the
+ benefit of developers who do not read INSTALL.
+ + correct form library Window_To_Buffer() change (cf: 20040516), which
+ should ignore the video attributes (report by Ricardo Cantu).
+ + minor fixes to xmc-glitch experimental code:
+ + suppress line-drawing
+ + implement max_attributes
+ tested with xterm.
+ + minor fixes for the database iterator.
+ + fix some buffer limits in c++ demo (comment by Falk Hueffner in
+ Debian #348117).
+ + add toe -a option, to show all databases. This uses new private
+ interfaces in the ncurses library for iterating through the list of
+ databases.
+ + fix toe from 20000909 changes which made it not look at
+ $HOME/.terminfo
+ + make toe's -v option parameter optional as per manpage.
+ + improve SIGWINCH handling by postponing its effect during newterm(),
+ etc., when allocating screens.
+ + modify wgetnstr() to return KEY_RESIZE if a sigwinch occurs. Use
+ this in test/filter.c
+ + fix an error in filter() modification which caused some applications
+ to fail.
+ + check if filter() was called when getting the screensize. Keep it
+ at 1 if so (based on Redhat #174498).
+ + add extension nofilter().
+ + refined the workaround for ACS mapping.
+ + make ifdef's consistent in curses.h for the extended colors so the
+ header file can be used for the normal curses library. The header
+ file installed for extended colors is a variation of the
+ wide-character configuration (report by Frederic L W Meunier).
+ + add a workaround to ACS mapping to allow applications such as
+ test/blue.c to use the "PC ROM" characters by masking them with
+ A_ALTCHARSET. This worked up til 5.5, but was lost in the revision
+ of legacy coding (report by Michael Deutschmann).
+ + add a null-pointer check in the wide-character version of
+ calculate_actual_width() (report by Victor Julien).
+ + improve test/ncurses 'd' (color-edit) test by allowing the RGB
+ values to be set independently (patch by William McBrine).
+ + modify test/configure script to allow building test programs with
+ PDCurses/X11.
+ + modified test programs to allow some to work with NetBSD curses.
+ Several do not because NetBSD curses implements a subset of X/Open
+ curses, and also lacks much of SVr4 additions. But it's enough for
+ comparison.
+ + update config.guess and config.sub
+ + use BSD-specific fix for return-value from cgetent() from CVS where
+ an unknown terminal type would be reportd as "database not found".
+ + make tgetent() return code more readable using new symbols
+ + remove references to non-existent "tctest" program.
+ + remove TESTPROGS from progs/Makefile.in (it was referring to code
+ that was never built in that directory).
+ + typos in curs_addchstr.3x, some doc files (noticed in OpenBSD CVS).
+ + add use_legacy_coding() function to support lynx's font-switching
+ feature.
+ + fix formatting in curs_termcap.3x (report by Mike Frysinger).
+ + modify MKlib_gen.sh to change preprocessor-expanded _Bool back to
+ bool.
+ + extend test/ncurses.c 's' (overlay window) test to exercise overlay(),
+ overwrite() and copywin() with different combinations of colors and
+ attributes (including background color) to make it easy to see the
+ effect of the different functions.
+ + corrections to menu/m_global.c for wide-characters (report by
+ Victor Julien).
+ + add configure option --without-dlsym, allowing developers to
+ configure GPM support without using dlsym() (discussion with Michael
+ Setzer).
+ + fix wins_nwstr(), which did not handle single-column non-8bit codes
+ (Debian #341661).
+ + move prototypes for wide-character trace functions from curses.tail
+ to curses.wide to avoid accidental reference to those if
+ _XOPEN_SOURCE_EXTENDED is defined without ensuring that <wchar.h> is
+ included.
+ + add/use NCURSES_INLINE definition.
+ + change some internal functions to use int/unsigned rather than the
+ short equivalents.
+ + remove a redundant check in lib_color.c (Debian #335655).
+ + use ld's -search_paths_first option on Darwin to work around odd
+ search rules on that platform (report by Christian Gennerat, analysis
+ by Andrea Govoni).
+ + remove special case for Darwin in CF_XOPEN_SOURCE configure macro.
+ + ignore EINTR in tcgetattr/tcsetattr calls (Debian #339518).
+ + fix several bugs in test/bs.c (patch by Stephen Lindholm).
+ + other minor fixes to cygwin based on tack -TD
+ + correct smacs in cygwin (Debian #338234, report by Baurzhan
+ Ismagulov, who noted that it was fixed in Cygwin).
+ + add shifted up/down arrow codes to xterm-new as kind/kri strings -TD
+ + modify wbkgrnd() to avoid clearing the A_CHARTEXT attribute bits
+ since those record the state of multicolumn characters (Debian
+ #316663).
+ + modify werase to clear multicolumn characters that extend into
+ a derived window (Debian #316663).
+ + move assignment from environment variable ESCDELAY from initscr()
+ down to newterm() so the environment variable affects timeouts for
+ terminals opened with newterm() as well.
+ + fix a memory leak in keyname().
+ + add test/demo_altkeys.c
+ + modify test/demo_defkey.c to exit from loop via 'q' to allow
+ leak-checking, as well as fix a buffer size in winnstr() call.
+ + correct order of use-clauses in rxvt-basic entry which made codes for
+ f1-f4 vt100-style rather than vt220-style (report by Gabor Z Papp).
+ + suppress configure check for gnatmake if Ada95/Makefile.in is not
+ found.
+ + correct a typo in configure --with-bool option for the case where
+ --without-cxx is used (report by Daniel Jacobowitz).
+ + add a note to INSTALL's discussion of --with-normal, pointing out
+ that one may wish to use --without-gpm to ensure a completely
+ static link (prompted by report by Felix von Leitner).
+20051010 5.5 release for upload to ftp.gnu.org
+ + document in demo_forms.c some portability issues.
+ + document side-effect of werase() which sets the cursor position.
+ + save/restore the current position in form field editing to make
+ overlay mode work.
+ + correct header dependencies in progs, allowing parallel make (report
+ by Daniel Jacobowitz).
+ + modify CF_BUILD_CC to ensure that pre-setting $BUILD_CC overrides
+ the configure check for --with-build-cc (report by Daniel Jacobowitz).
+ + modify CF_CFG_DEFAULTS to not use /usr as the default prefix for
+ NetBSD.
+ + update config.guess and config.sub from
+ http://subversions.gnu.org/cgi-bin/viewcvs/config/config/
+ + modify sed expression which computes path for /usr/lib/terminfo
+ symbolic link in install to ensure that it does not change unexpected
+ levels of the path (Gentoo #42336).
+ + modify default for --disable-lp64 configure option to reduce impact
+ on existing 64-bit builds. Enabling the _LP64 option may change the
+ size of chtype and mmask_t. However, for ABI 6, it is enabled by
+ default (report by Mike Frysinger).
+ + add configure script check for --enable-ext-mouse, bump ABI to 6 by
+ default if it is used.
+ + improve configure script logic for bumping ABI to omit this if the
+ --with-abi-version option was used.
+ + update address for Free Software Foundation in tack's source.
+ + correct wins_wch(), which was not marking the filler-cells of
+ multi-column characters (cf: 20041023).
+ + modify mouse initialization to ensure that Gpm_Open() is called only
+ once. Otherwise GPM gets confused in its initialization of signal
+ handlers (Debian #326709).
+ + modify logic for backspacing in a multiline form field to ensure that
+ it works even when the preceding line is full (report by Frank van
+ Vugt).
+ + remove comment about BUGS section of ncurses manpage (Debian #325481)
+ + document some workarounds for shared and libtool library
+ configurations in INSTALL (see --with-shared and --with-libtool).
+ + modify CF_GCC_VERSION and CF_GXX_VERSION macros to accommodate
+ cross-compilers which emit the platform name in their version
+ message, e.g.,
+ arm-sa1100-linux-gnu-g++ (GCC) 4.0.1
+ (report by Frank van Vugt).
+ + start updating documentation for upcoming 5.5 release.
+ + fix to make libtool and libtinfo work together again (cf: 20050122).
+ + fixes to allow building traces into libtinfo
+ + add debug trace to tic that shows if/how ncurses will write to the
+ lower corner of a terminal's screen.
+ + update llib-l* files.
+ + modify initializers in c++ binding to build with old versions of g++.
+ + improve special case for 20050115 repainting fix, ensuring that if
+ the first changed cell is not a character that the range to be
+ repainted is adjusted to start at a character's beginning (Debian
+ #316663).
+ + fixes to build on QNX 6.1
+ + improve configure script checks for Intel 9.0 compiler.
+ + remove #include's for libc.h (obsolete).
+ + adjust ifdef's in curses.priv.h so that when cross-compiling to
+ produce comp_hash and make_keys, no dependency on wchar.h is needed.
+ That simplifies the build-cppflags (report by Frank van Vugt).
+ + move modules related to key-binding into libtinfo to fix linkage
+ problem caused by 20050430 changes to MKkeyname.sh (report by
+ Konstantin Andreev).
+ + updates/fixes for configure script macros from vile -TD
+ + make prism9's sgr string agree with the rest of the terminfo -TD
+ + make vt220's sgr0 string consistent with sgr string, do this for
+ several related cases -TD
+ + improve translation to termcap by filtering the 'me' (sgr0) strings
+ as in the runtime call to tgetent() (prompted by a discussion with
+ Thomas Klausner).
+ + improve tic check for sgr0 versus sgr(0), to help ensure that sgr0
+ resets line-drawing.
+ + fix special cases for trimming sgr0 for hurd and vt220 (Debian
+ #318621).
+ + split-out _nc_trim_sgr0() from modifications made to tgetent(), to
+ allow it to be used by tic to provide information about the runtime
+ changes that would be made to sgr0 for termcap applications.
+ + modify make_sed.sh to make the group-name in the NAME section of
+ form/menu library manpage agree with the TITLE string when renaming
+ is done for Debian (Debian #78866).
+ + modify parameter type in c++ binding for insch() and mvwinsch() to
+ be consistent with underlying ncurses library (was char, is chtype).
+ + modify treatment of Intel compiler to allow _GNU_SOURCE to be defined
+ on Linux.
+ + improve configure check for nanosleep(), checking that it works since
+ some older systems such as AIX 4.3 have a nonworking version.
+ + update config.guess and config.sub from
+ http://subversions.gnu.org/cgi-bin/viewcvs/config/config/
+ + modify misc/shlib to work in test-directory.
+ + suppress $suffix in misc/run_tic.sh when cross-compiling. This
+ allows cross-compiles to use the host's tic program to handle the
+ "make install.data" step.
+ + improve description of $LINES and $COLUMNS variables in manpages
+ (prompted by report by Dave Ulrick).
+ + improve description of cross-compiling in INSTALL
+ + add NCURSES-Programming-HOWTO.html by Pradeep Padala
+ (see http://tldp.org/HOWTO/NCURSES-Programming-HOWTO/).
+ + modify configure script to obtain soname for GPM library (discussion
+ with Daniel Jacobowitz).
+ + modify configure script so that --with-chtype option will still
+ compute the unsigned literals suffix for constants in curses.h
+ (report by Daniel Jacobowitz:
+ + patches from Daniel Jacobowitz:
+ + the man_db.renames entry for tack.1 was backwards.
+ + tack.1 had some 1m's that should have been 1M's.
+ + the section for curs_inwstr.3 was wrong.
+ + correction to --with-chtype option (report by Daniel Jacobowitz).
+ + move build-time edit_man.sh and edit_man.sed scripts to top directory
+ to simplify reusing them for renaming tack's manpage (prompted by a
+ review of Debian package).
+ + revert minor optimization from 20041030 (Debian #313609).
+ + libtool-specific fixes, tested with libtool 1.4.3, 1.5.0, 1.5.6,
+ 1.5.10 and 1.5.18 (all work except as noted previously for the c++
+ install using libtool 1.5.0):
+ + modify the clean-rule in c++/Makefile.in to work with IRIX64 make
+ program.
+ + use $(LIBTOOL_UNINSTALL) symbol, overlooked in 20030830
+ + add configure options --with-chtype and --with-mmask-t, to allow
+ overriding of the non-LP64 model's use of the corresponding types.
+ + revise test for size of chtype (and mmask_t), which always returned
+ "long" due to an uninitialized variable (report by Daniel Jacobowitz).
+ + change _tracef's that used "%p" format for va_list values to ignore
+ that, since on some platforms those are not pointers.
+ + fixes for long-formats in printf's due to largefile support.
+ + fixes for termcap support:
+ + reset pointer to _nc_curr_token.tk_name when the input stream is
+ closed, which could point to free memory (cf: 20030215).
+ + delink TERMTYPE data which is used by the termcap reader, so that
+ extended names data will be freed consistently.
+ + free pointer to TERMTYPE data in _nc_free_termtype() rather than
+ its callers.
+ + add some entrypoints for freeing permanently allocated data via
+ _nc_freeall() when NO_LEAKS is defined.
+ + amend 20041030 change to _nc_do_color to ensure that optimization is
+ applied only when the terminal supports back_color_erase (bce).
+ + add sun-color terminfo entry -TD
+ + correct a missing assignment in c++ binding's method
+ NCursesPanel::UserPointer() from 20050409 changes.
+ + improve configure check for large-files, adding check for dirent64
+ from vile -TD
+ + minor change to configure script to improve linker options for the
+ Ada95 tree.
+ + document error conditions for ncurses library functions (report by
+ Stanislav Ievlev).
+ + regenerated html documentation for ada binding.
+ see ftp://invisible-island.net/ncurses/patches/gnathtml
+ + regenerated html documentation for manpages.
+ + add $(BUILD_EXEEXT) suffix to invocation of make_keys in
+ ncurses/Makefile (Gentoo #89772).
+ + modify c++/demo.cc to build with g++ -fno-implicit-templates option
+ (patch by Mike Frysinger).
+ + modify tic to filter out long extended names when translating to
+ termcap format. Only two characters are permissible for termcap
+ capability names.
+ + modify terminfo entries xterm-new and rxvt to add strings for
+ shift-, control-cursor keys.
+ + workaround to allow c++ binding to compile with g++ 2.95.3, which
+ has a broken implementation of static_cast<> (patch by Jeff Chua).
+ + modify initialization of key lookup table so that if an extended
+ capability (tic -x) string is defined, and its name begins with 'k',
+ it will automatically be treated as a key.
+ + modify test/keynames.c to allow for the possibility of extended
+ key names, e.g., via define_key(), or via "tic -x".
+ + add test/demo_termcap.c to show the contents of given entry via the
+ termcap interface.
+ + minor fixes for vt100/vt52 entries -TD
+ + add configure option --enable-largefile
+ + corrected libraries used to build Ada95/gen/gen, found in testing
+ gcc 4.0.0.
+ + update config.guess, config.sub
+ + modify configure script check for _XOPEN_SOURCE, disable that on
+ Darwin whose header files have problems (patch by Chris Zubrzycki).
+ + modify form library Is_Printable_String() to use iswprint() rather
+ than wcwidth() for determining if a character is printable. The
+ latter caused it to reject menu items containing non-spacing
+ characters.
+ + modify ncurses test program's F-test to handle non-spacing characters
+ by combining them with a reverse-video blank.
+ + review/fix several gcc -Wconversion warnings.
+ + correct an off-by-one error in m_driver() for mouse-clicks used to
+ position the mouse to a particular item.
+ + implement test/demo_menus.c
+ + add some checks in lib_mouse to ensure SP is set.
+ + modify C++ binding to make 20050403 changes work with the configure
+ --enable-const option.
+ + modify start_color() to return ERR if it cannot allocate memory.
+ + address g++ compiler warnings in C++ binding by adding explicit
+ member initialization, assignment operators and copy constructors.
+ Most of the changes simply preserve the existing semantics of the
+ binding, which can leak memory, etc., but by making these features
+ visible, it provides a framework for improving the binding.
+ + improve C++ binding using static_cast, etc.
+ + modify configure script --enable-warnings to add options to g++ to
+ correspond to the gcc --enable-warnings.
+ + modify C++ binding to use some C internal functions to make it
+ compile properly on Solaris (and other platforms).
+ + amend change from 20050320 to limit it to configurations with a
+ valid locale.
+ + fix a bug introduced in 20050320 which broke the translation of
+ nonprinting characters to uparrow form (report by Takahashi Tamotsu).
+ + add ifdef's for _LP64 in curses.h to avoid using wasteful 64-bits for
+ chtype and mmask_t, but add configure option --disable-lp64 in case
+ anyone used that configuration.
+ + update misc/shlib script to account for Mac OS X (report by Michail
+ Vidiassov).
+ + correct comparison for wrapping multibyte characters in
+ waddch_literal() (report by Takahashi Tamotsu).
+ + add -c and -w options to tset to allow user to suppress ncurses'
+ resizing of the terminal emulator window in the special case where it
+ is not able to detect the true size (report by Win Delvaux, Debian
+ #300419).
+ + modify waddch_nosync() to account for locale zn_CH.GBK, which uses
+ codes 128-159 as part of multibyte characters (report by Wang
+ WenRui, Debian #300512).
+ + modify ncurses.c 'd' test to make it work with 88-color
+ configuration, i.e., by implementing scrolling.
+ + improve scrolling in ncurses.c 'c' and 'C' tests, e.g., for 88-color
+ configuration.
+ + change tracemunch to use strict checking.
+ + modify ncurses.c 'p' test to test line-drawing within a pad.
+ + implement environment variable NCURSES_NO_UTF8_ACS to support
+ miscellaneous terminal emulators which ignore alternate character
+ set escape sequences when in UTF-8 mode.
+ + change NCursesWindow::err_handler() to a virtual function (request by
+ Steve Beal).
+ + modify fty_int.c and fty_num.c to handle wide characters (report by
+ Wolfgang Gutjahr).
+ + adapt fix for fty_alpha.c to fty_alnum.c, which also handled normal
+ and wide characters inconsistently (report by Wolfgang Gutjahr).
+ + update llib-* files to reflect internal interface additions/changes.
+ + improve test/configure script, adding tests for _XOPEN_SOURCE, etc.,
+ from lynx.
+ + add aixterm-16color terminfo entry -TD
+ + modified xterm-new terminfo entry to work with tgetent() changes -TD
+ + extended changes in tgetent() from 20040710 to allow the substring of
+ sgr0 which matches rmacs to be at the beginning of the sgr0 string
+ (request by Thomas Wolff). Wolff says the visual effect in
+ combination with pre-20040710 ncurses is improved.
+ + fix off-by-one in winnstr() call which caused form field validation
+ of multibyte characters to ignore the last character in a field.
+ + correct logic in winsch() for inserting multibyte strings; the code
+ would clear cells after the insertion rather than push them to the
+ right (cf: 20040228).
+ + fix an inconsistency in Check_Alpha_Field() between normal and wide
+ character logic (report by Wolfgang Gutjahr).
+ + fix a bug in editing wide-characters in form library: deleting a
+ nonwide character modified the previous wide-character.
+ + update manpage to describe NCURSES_MOUSE_VERSION 2.
+ + correct manpage description of mouseinterval() (Debian #280687).
+ + add a note to default_colors.3x explaining why this extension was
+ added (Debian #295083).
+ + add traces to panel library.
+ + improve editing of wide-characters in form library: left/right
+ cursor movement, and single-character deletions work properly.
+ + disable GPM mouse support when $TERM happens to be prefixed with
+ "xterm". Gpm_Open() would otherwise assert that it can deal with
+ mouse events in this case.
+ + modify GPM mouse support so it closes the server connection when
+ the caller disables the mouse (report by Stanislav Ievlev).
+ + add traces for callback functions in form library.
+ + add experimental configure option --enable-ext-mouse, which defines
+ NCURSES_MOUSE_VERSION 2, and modifies the encoding of mouse events to
+ support wheel mice, which may transmit buttons 4 and 5. This works
+ with xterm and similar X terminal emulators (prompted by question by
+ Andreas Henningsson, this is also related to Debian #230990).
+ + improve configure macros CF_XOPEN_SOURCE and CF_POSIX_C_SOURCE to
+ avoid redefinition warnings on cygwin.
+ + merge remaining development changes for extended colors (mostly
+ complete, does not appear to break other configurations).
+ + add xterm-88color.dat (part of extended colors testing).
+ + improve _tracedump() handling of color pairs past 96.
+ + modify return-value from start_color() to return OK if colors have
+ already been started.
+ + modify curs_color.3x list error conditions for init_pair(),
+ pair_content() and color_content().
+ + modify pair_content() to return -1 for consistency with init_pair()
+ if it corresponds to the default-color.
+ + change internal representation of default-color to allow application
+ to use color number 255. This does not affect the total number of
+ color pairs which are allowed.
+ + add a top-level tags rule.
+ + add a null-pointer check in wgetch() in case it is called without
+ first calling initscr().
+ + add some null-pointer checks for SP, which is not set by libtinfo.
+ + modify misc/shlib to ensure that absolute pathnames are used.
+ + modify test/Makefile.in, etc., to link test programs only against the
+ libraries needed, e.g., omit form/menu/panel library for the ones
+ that are curses-specific.
+ + change SP->_current_attr to a pointer, adjust ifdef's to ensure that
+ libtinfo.so and libtinfow.so have the same ABI. The reason for this
+ is that the corresponding data which belongs to the upper-level
+ ncurses library has a different size in each model (report by
+ Stanislav Ievlev).
+ + minor fixes to allow test-compiles with g++.
+ + correct column value shown in tic's warnings, which did not account
+ for leading whitespace.
+ + add a check in _nc_trans_string() for improperly ended strings, i.e.,
+ where a following line begins in column 1.
+ + modify _nc_save_str() to return a null pointer on buffer overflow.
+ + improve repainting while scrolling wide-character data (Eungkyu Song).
+ + merge some development changes to extend color capabilities.
+ + merge some development changes to extend color capabilities.
+ + fix manpage typo (FreeBSD report docs/75544).
+ + update config.guess, config.sub
+ > patches for configure script (Albert Chin-A-Young):
+ + improved fix to make mbstate_t recognized on HPUX 11i (cf:
+ 20030705), making vsscanf() prototype visible on IRIX64. Tested for
+ on HP-UX 11i, Solaris 7, 8, 9, AIX 4.3.3, 5.2, Tru64 UNIX 4.0D, 5.1,
+ IRIX64 6.5, Redhat Linux 7.1, 9, and RHEL 2.1, 3.0.
+ + print the result of the --disable-home-terminfo option.
+ + use -rpath when compiling with SGI C compiler.
+ + add trace calls to remaining public functions in form and menu
+ libraries.
+ + fix check for numeric digits in test/ncurses.c 'b' and 'B' tests.
+ + fix typo in test/ncurses.c 'c' test from 20041218.
+ + revise test/ncurses.c 'c' color test to improve use for xterm-88color
+ and xterm-256color, added 'C' test using the wide-character color_set
+ and attr_set functions.
+ + modify configure script to work with Intel compiler.
+ + fix an limit-check in wadd_wchnstr() which caused labels in the
+ forms-demo to be one character short.
+ + fix typo in curs_addchstr.3x (Jared Yanovich).
+ + add trace calls to most functions in form and menu libraries.
+ + update working-position for adding wide-characters when window is
+ scrolled (prompted by related report by Eungkyu Song).
+ + replace some references on Linux to wcrtomb() which use it to obtain
+ the length of a multibyte string with _nc_wcrtomb, since wcrtomb() is
+ broken in glibc (see Debian #284260).
+ + corrected length-computation in wide-character support for
+ field_buffer().
+ + some fixes to frm_driver.c to allow it to accept multibyte input.
+ + modify configure script to work with Intel 8.0 compiler.
+ + amend change to setupterm() in 20030405 which would reuse the value
+ of cur_term if the same output was selected. This now reuses it only
+ when setupterm() is called from tgetent(), which has no notion of
+ separate SCREENs. Note that tgetent() must be called after initscr()
+ or newterm() to use this feature (Redhat Bugzilla #140326).
+ + add a check in CF_BUILD_CC macro to ensure that developer has given
+ the --with-build-cc option when cross-compiling (report by Alexandre
+ Campo).
+ + improved configure script checks for _XOPEN_SOURCE and
+ _POSIX_C_SOURCE (fix for IRIX 5.3 from Georg Schwarz, _POSIX_C_SOURCE
+ updates from lynx).
+ + cosmetic fix to test/gdc.c to recolor the bottom edge of the box
+ for consistency (comment by Dan Nelson).
+ + update wsvt25 terminfo entry -TD
+ + modify test/ins_wide.c to test all flavors of ins_wstr().
+ + ignore filler-cells in wadd_wchnstr() when adding a cchar_t array
+ which consists of multi-column characters, since this function
+ constructs them (cf: 20041023).
+ + modify winnstr() to return multibyte character strings for the
+ wide-character configuration.
+ + fixes to make slk_set() and slk_wset() accept and store multibyte
+ or multicolumn characters.
+ + improve color optimization a little by making _nc_do_color() check
+ if the old/new pairs are equivalent to the default pair 0.
+ + modify assume_default_colors() to not require that
+ use_default_colors() be called first.
+ + modify term_attrs() to use termattrs(), add the extended attributes
+ such as enter_horizontal_hl_mode for WA_HORIZONTAL to term_attrs().
+ + add logic in waddch_literal() to clear orphaned cells when one
+ multi-column character partly overwrites another.
+ + improved logic for clearing cells when a multi-column character
+ must be wrapped to a new line.
+ + revise storage of cells for multi-column characters to correct a
+ problem with repainting. In the old scheme, it was possible for
+ doupdate() to decide that only part of a multi-column character
+ should be repainted since the filler cells stored only an attribute
+ to denote them as fillers, rather than the character value and the
+ attribute.
+ + minor fixes for traces.
+ + add SP->_screen_acs_map[], used to ensure that mapping of missing
+ line-drawing characters is handled properly. For example, ACS_DARROW
+ is absent from xterm-new, and it was coincidentally displayed the
+ same as ACS_BTEE.
+ + amend 20021221 workaround for broken acs to reset the sgr, rmacs
+ and smacs strings as well. Also modify the check for screen's
+ limitations in that area to allow the multi-character shift-in
+ and shift-out which seem to work.
+ + change GPM initialization, using dl library to load it dynamically
+ at runtime (Debian #110586).
+ + correct logic for color pair in setcchar() and getcchar() (patch by
+ Marcin 'Qrczak' Kowalczyk).
+ + add t/T commands to ncurses b/B tests to allow a different color to
+ be tested for the attrset part of the test than is used in the
+ background color.
+ + fix to make setcchar() to work when its wchar_t* parameter is
+ pointing to a string which contains more data than can be converted.
+ + modify wget_wstr() and example in ncurses.c to work if wchar_t and
+ wint_t are different sizes (report by Marcin 'Qrczak' Kowalczyk).
+ + remove check in wget_wch() added to fix an infinite loop, appears to
+ have been working around a transitory glibc bug, and interferes
+ with normal operation (report by Marcin 'Qrczak' Kowalczyk).
+ + correct wadd_wch() and wecho_wch(), which did not pass the rendition
+ information (report by Marcin 'Qrczak' Kowalczyk).
+ + fix aclocal.m4 so that the wide-character version of ncurses gets
+ compiled as libncursesw.5.dylib, instead of libncurses.5w.dylib
+ (adapted from patch by James J Ramsey).
+ + change configure script for --with-caps option to indicate that it
+ is no longer experimental.
+ + change configure script to reflect the fact that --enable-widec has
+ not been "experimental" since 5.3 (report by Bruno Lustosa).
+ + add 'B' test to ncurses.c, to exercise some wide-character functions.
+ + modify infocmp -i option to match 8-bit controls against its table
+ entries, e.g., so it can analyze the xterm-8bit entry.
+ + add morphos terminfo entry, improve amiga-8bit entry (Pavel Fedin).
+ + correct translation of "%%" in terminfo format to termcap, e.g.,
+ using "tic -C" (Redhat Bugzilla #130921).
+ + modified configure script CF_XOPEN_SOURCE macro to ensure that if
+ it defines _POSIX_C_SOURCE, that it defines it to a specific value
+ (comp.os.stratus newsgroup comment).
+ + fixes to build with Ada95 binding with gnat 3.4 (all warnings are
+ fatal, and gnat does not follow the guidelines for pragmas).
+ However that did find a coding error in Assume_Default_Colors().
+ + modify several terminfo entries to ensure xterm mouse and cursor
+ visibility are reset in rs2 string: hurd, putty, gnome,
+ konsole-base, mlterm, Eterm, screen (Debian #265784, #55637). The
+ xterm entries are left alone - old ones for compatibility, and the
+ new ones do not require this change. -TD
+ + fake a SIGWINCH in newterm() to accommodate buggy terminal emulators
+ and window managers (Debian #265631).
+ > terminfo updates -TD
+ + remove dch/dch1 from rxvt because they are implemented inconsistently
+ with the common usage of bce/ech
+ + remove khome from vt220 (vt220's have no home key)
+ + add rxvt+pcfkeys
+ + modify test/ncurses.c 'b' test, adding v/V toggles to cycle through
+ combinations of video attributes so that for instance bold and
+ underline can be tested. This made the legend too crowded, added
+ a help window as well.
+ + modify test/ncurses.c 'b' test to cycle through default colors if
+ the -d option is set.
+ + update putty terminfo entry (Robert de Bath).
+ + modify test/cardfile.c to allow it to read more data than can be
+ displayed.
+ + correct logic in resizeterm.c which kept it from processing all
+ levels of window hierarchy (reports by Folkert van Heusden,
+ Chris Share).
+ + modify "tic -cv" to ignore delays when comparing strings. Also
+ modify it to ignore a canceled sgr string, e.g., for terminals which
+ cannot properly combine attributes in one control sequence.
+ + corrections for gnome and konsole entries (Redhat Bugzilla #122815,
+ patch by Hans de Goede)
+ > terminfo updates -TD
+ + make ncsa-m rmacs/smacs consistent with sgr
+ + add sgr, rc/sc and ech to syscons entries
+ + add function-keys to decansi
+ + add sgr to mterm-ansi
+ + add sgr, civis, cnorm to emu
+ + correct/simplify cup in addrinfo
+ > terminfo updates -TD
+ + add xterm-pc-fkeys
+ + review/update gnome and gnome-rh90 entries (prompted by Redhat
+ Bugzilla #122815).
+ + review/update konsole entries
+ + add sgr, correct sgr0 for kterm and mlterm
+ + correct tsl string in kterm
+ + add configure option --without-xterm-new
+ + add check in wget_wch() for printable bytes that are not part of a
+ multibyte character.
+ + modify wadd_wchnstr() to render text using window's background
+ attributes.
+ + improve tic's check to compare sgr and sgr0.
+ + fix c++ directory's .cc.i rule.
+ + modify logic in tgetent() which adjusts the termcap "me" string
+ to work with ISO-2022 string used in xterm-new (cf: 20010908).
+ + modify tic's check for conflicting function keys to omit that if
+ converting termcap to termcap format.
+ + add -U option to tic and infocmp.
+ + add rmam/smam to linux terminfo entry (Trevor Van Bremen)
+ > terminfo updates -TD
+ + minor fixes for emu
+ + add emu-220
+ + change wyse acsc strings to use 'i' map rather than 'I'
+ + fixes for avatar0
+ + fixes for vp3a+
+ + use tic -x to install terminfo database -TD
+ + add -x to infocmp's usage message.
+ + correct field used for comparing O_ROWMAJOR in set_menu_format()
+ (report/patch by Tony Li).
+ + fix a missing nul check in set_field_buffer() from 20040508 changes.
+ > terminfo updates -TD
+ + make xterm-xf86-v43 derived from xterm-xf86-v40 rather than
+ xterm-basic -TD
+ + align with xterm patch #192's use of xterm-new -TD
+ + update xterm-new and xterm-8bit for cvvis/cnorm strings -TD
+ + make xterm-new the default "xterm" entry -TD
+ + correct BUILD_CPPFLAGS substitution in ncurses/Makefile.in, to allow
+ cross-compiling from a separate directory tree (report/patch by
+ Dan Engel).
+ + modify is_term_resized() to ensure that window sizes are nonzero,
+ as documented in the manpage (report by Ian Collier).
+ + modify CF_XOPEN_SOURCE configure macro to make Hurd port build
+ (Debian #249214, report/patch by Jeff Bailey).
+ + configure-script mods from xterm, e.g., updates to CF_ADD_CFLAGS
+ + update config.guess, config.sub
+ > terminfo updates -TD
+ + add mlterm
+ + add xterm-xf86-v44
+ + modify xterm-new aka xterm-xfree86 to accommodate luit, which
+ relies on G1 being used via an ISO-2022 escape sequence (report by
+ Juliusz Chroboczek)
+ + add 'hurd' entry
+ + reconsidered winsnstr(), decided after comparing other
+ implementations that wrapping is an X/Open documentation error.
+ + modify test/inserts.c to test all flavors of insstr().
+ + add setlocale() calls to a few test programs which may require it:
+ demo_forms.c, filter.c, ins_wide.c, inserts.c
+ + correct a few misspelled function names in ncurses-intro.html (report
+ by Tony Li).
+ + correct internal name of key_defined() manpage, which conflicted with
+ define_key().
+ + correct size of internal pad used for holding wide-character
+ field_buffer() results.
+ + modify data_ahead() to work with wide-characters.
+ + improve description of terminfo if-then-else expressions (suggested
+ by Arne Thomassen).
+ + improve test/ncurses.c 'd' test, allow it to use external file for
+ initial palette (added xterm-16color.dat and linux-color.dat), and
+ reset colors to the initial palette when starting/ending the test.
+ + change limit-check in init_color() to allow r/g/b component to
+ reach 1000 (cf: 20020928).
+ + modify form library to use cchar_t's rather than char's in the
+ wide-character configuration for storing data for field buffers.
+ + correct logic of win_wchnstr(), which did not work for more than
+ one cell.
+ + replace memset/memcpy usage in form library with for-loops to
+ simplify changing the datatype of FIELD.buf, part of wide-character
+ changes.
+ + fix some inconsistent use of #if/#ifdef (report by Alain Guibert).
+ + modify menu library to account for actual number of columns used by
+ multibyte character strings, in the wide-character configuration
+ (adapted from patch by Philipp Tomsich).
+ + add "-x" option to infocmp like tic's "-x", for use in "-F"
+ comparisons. This modifies infocmp to only report extended
+ capabilities if the -x option is given, making this more consistent
+ with tic. Some scripts may break, since infocmp previous gave this
+ information without an option.
+ + modify termcap-parsing to retain 2-character aliases at the beginning
+ of an entry if the "-x" option is used in tic.
+ + minor compiler-warning and test-program fixes.
+ + modify tic's missing-sgr warning to apply to terminfo only.
+ + free some memory leaks in tic.
+ + remove check in post_menu() that prevented menus from extending
+ beyond the screen (request by Max J. Werner).
+ + remove check in newwin() that prevents allocating windows
+ that extend beyond the screen. Solaris curses does this.
+ + add ifdef in test/color_set.c to allow it to compile with older
+ curses.
+ + add napms() calls to test/dots.c to make it not be a CPU hog.
+ + modify unctrl() to return null if its parameter does not correspond
+ to an unsigned char.
+ + add some limit-checks to guard isprint(), etc., from being used on
+ values that do not fit into an unsigned char (report by Sami Farin).
+ + fix a typo in the _nc_get_locale() change.
+ + modify _nc_get_locale() to use setlocale() to query the program's
+ current locale rather than using getenv(). This fixes a case in tin
+ which relies on legacy treatment of 8-bit characters when the locale
+ is not initialized (reported by Urs Jansen).
+ + add sgr string to screen's and rxvt's terminfo entries -TD.
+ + add a check in tic for terminfo entries having an sgr0 but no sgr
+ string. This confuses Tru64 and HPUX curses when combined with
+ color, e.g., making them leave line-drawing characters in odd places.
+ + correct casts used in ABSENT_BOOLEAN, CANCELLED_BOOLEAN, matches the
+ original definitions used in Debian package to fix PowerPC bug before
+ 20030802 (Debian #237629).
+ + modify PutAttrChar() and PUTC() macro to improve use of
+ A_ALTCHARSET attribute to prevent line-drawing characters from
+ being lost in situations where the locale would otherwise treat the
+ raw data as nonprintable (Debian #227879).
+ + fix a redefinition of CTRL() macro in test/view.c for AIX 5.2 (report
+ by Jim Idle).
+ + remove ".PP" after ".SH NAME" in a few manpages; this confuses
+ some apropos script (Debian #237831).
+ + modify ncurses.c 'r' test so editing commands, like inserted text,
+ set the field background, and the state of insert/overlay editing
+ mode is shown in that test.
+ + change syntax of dummy targets in Ada95 makefiles to work with pmake.
+ + correct logic in test/ncurses.c 'b' for noncolor terminals which
+ did not recognize a quit-command (cf: 20030419).
+ + modify _nc_insert_ch() to allow for its input to be part of a
+ multibyte string.
+ + split out lib_insnstr.c, to prepare to rewrite it. X/Open states
+ that this function performs wrapping, unlike all of the other
+ insert-functions. Currently it does not wrap.
+ + check for nl_langinfo(CODESET), use it if available (report by
+ Stanislav Ievlev).
+ + split-out CF_BUILD_CC macro, actually did this for lynx first.
+ + fixes for configure script CF_WITH_DBMALLOC and CF_WITH_DMALLOC,
+ which happened to work with bash, but not with Bourne shell (report
+ by Marco d'Itri via tin-dev).
+ + some changes to adapt the form library to wide characters, incomplete
+ (request by Mike Aubury).
+ + add symbol to curses.h which can be used to suppress include of
+ stdbool.h, e.g.,
+ #include <curses.h>
+ (discussion on XFree86 mailing list).
+ + modify configure --with-termlib option to accept a value which sets
+ the name of the terminfo library. This would allow a packager to
+ build libtinfow.so renamed to coincide with libtinfo.so (discussion
+ with Stanislav Ievlev).
+ + improve documentation of --with-install-prefix, --prefix and
+ $(DESTDIR) in INSTALL (prompted by discussion with Paul Lew).
+ + add configure check if the compiler can use -c -o options to rename
+ its output file, use that to omit the 'cd' command which was used to
+ ensure object files are created in a separate staging directory
+ (prompted by comments by Johnny Wezel, Martin Mokrejs).
+20040208 5.4 release for upload to ftp.gnu.org
+ + update TO-DO.
+20040207 pre-release
+ + minor fixes to _nc_tparm_analyze(), i.e., do not count %i as a param,
+ and do not count %d if it follows a %p.
+ + correct an inconsistency between handling of codes in the 128-255
+ range, e.g., as illustrated by test/ncurses.c f/F tests. In POSIX
+ locale, the latter did not show printable results, while the former
+ did.
+ + modify MKlib_gen.sh to compensate for broken C preprocessor on Mac
+ OS X, which alters "%%" to "% % " (report by Robert Simms, fix
+ verified by Scott Corscadden).
+20040131 pre-release
+ + modify SCREEN struct to align it between normal/wide curses flavors
+ to simplify future changes to build a single version of libtinfo
+ (patch by Stanislav Ievlev).
+ + document handling of carriage return by addch() in manpage.
+ + document special features of unctrl() in manpage.
+ + documented interface changes in INSTALL.
+ + corrected control-char test in lib_addch.c to account for locale
+ (Debian #230335, cf: 971206).
+ + updated test/configure.in to use AC_EXEEXT and AC_OBJEXT.
+ + fixes to compile Ada95 binding with Debian gnat 3.15p-4 package.
+ + minor configure-script fixes for older ports, e.g., BeOS R4.5.
+20040125 pre-release
+ + amend change to PutAttrChar() from 20030614 which computed the number
+ of cells for a possibly multi-cell character. The 20030614 change
+ forced the cell to a blank if the result from wcwidth() was not
+ greater than zero. However, wcwidth() called for parameters in the
+ range 128-255 can give this return value. The logic now simply
+ ensures that the number of cells is greater than zero without
+ modifying the displayed value.
+20040124 pre-release
+ + looked good for 5.4 release for upload to ftp.gnu.org (but see above)
+ + modify configure script check for ranlib to use AC_CHECK_TOOL, since
+ that works better for cross-compiling.
+20040117 pre-release
+ + modify lib_get_wch.c to prefer mblen/mbtowc over mbrlen/mbrtowc to
+ work around core dump in Solaris 8's locale support, e.g., for
+ zh_CN.GB18030 (report by Saravanan Bellan).
+ + add includes for <stdarg.h> and <stdio.h> in configure script macro
+ to make <wchar.h> check work with Tru64 4.0d.
+ + add terminfo entry for U/Win -TD
+ + add terminfo entries for SFU aka Interix aka OpenNT (Federico
+ Bianchi).
+ + modify tput's error messages to prefix them with the program name
+ (report by Vincent Lefevre, patch by Daniel Jacobowitz (see Debian
+ #227586)).
+ + correct a place in tack where exit_standout_mode was used instead of
+ exit_attribute_mode (patch by Jochen Voss (see Debian #224443)).
+ + modify c++/cursesf.h to use const in the Enumeration_Field method.
+ + remove an ambiguous (actually redundant) method from c++/cursesf.h
+ + make $HOME/.terminfo update optional (suggested by Stanislav Ievlev).
+ + improve sed script which extracts libtool's version in the
+ + add ifdef'd call to AC_PROG_LIBTOOL to CF_WITH_LIBTOOL macro (to
+ simplify local patch for Albert Chin-A-Young)..
+ + add $(CXXFLAGS) to link command in c++/Makefile.in (adapted from
+ patch by Albert Chin-A-Young)..
+ + fix a missing substitution in configure.in for "$target" needed for
+ HPUX .so/.sl case.
+ + resync CF_XOPEN_SOURCE configure macro with lynx; fixes IRIX64 and
+ NetBSD 1.6 conflicts with _XOPEN_SOURCE.
+ + make check for stdbool.h more specific, to ensure that including it
+ will actually define/declare bool for the configured compiler.
+ + rewrite ifdef's in curses.h relating NCURSES_BOOL and bool. The
+ intention of that is to #define NCURSES_BOOL as bool when the
+ compiler declares bool, and to #define bool as NCURSES_BOOL when it
+ does not (reported by Jim Gifford, Sam Varshavchik, cf: 20031213).
+20040110 pre-release
+ + change minor version to 4, i.e., ncurses 5.4
+ + revised/improved terminfo entries for tvi912b, tvi920b (Benjamin C W
+ Sittler).
+ + simplified ncurses/base/version.c by defining the result from the
+ configure script rather than using sprintf (suggested by Stanislav
+ Ievlev).
+ + remove obsolete casts from c++/cursesw.h (reported by Stanislav
+ Ievlev).
+ + modify configure script so that when configuring for termlib, programs
+ such as tic are not linked with the upper-level ncurses library
+ (suggested by Stanislav Ievlev).
+ + move version.c from ncurses/base to ncurses/tinfo to allow linking
+ of tic, etc., using libtinfo (suggested by Stanislav Ievlev).
+ + adjust -D's to build ncursesw on OpenBSD.
+ + modify CF_PROG_EXT to make OS/2 build with EXEEXT.
+ + add pecho_wchar().
+ + remove <wctype.h> include from lib_slk_wset.c which is not needed (or
+ available) on older platforms.
+ + add -D's to build ncursew on FreeBSD 5.1.
+ + modify shared library configuration for FreeBSD 4.x/5.x to add the
+ soname information (request by Marc Glisse).
+ + modify _nc_read_tic_entry() to not use MAX_ALIAS, but PATH_MAX only
+ for limiting the length of a filename in the terminfo database.
+ + modify termname() to return the terminal name used by setupterm()
+ rather than $TERM, without truncating to 14 characters as documented
+ by X/Open (report by Stanislav Ievlev, cf: 970719).
+ + re-add definition for _BSD_TYPES, lost in merge (cf: 20031206).
+ + add configure option --with-manpage-format=catonly to address
+ behavior of BSDI, allow install of man+cat files on NetBSD, whose
+ behavior has diverged by requiring both to be present.
+ + remove leading blanks from comment-lines in manlinks.sed script to
+ work with Tru64 4.0d.
+ + add screen.linux terminfo entry (discussion on mutt-users mailing
+ list).
+ + add a check for tic to flag missing backslashes for termcap
+ continuation lines. ncurses reads the whole entry, but termcap
+ applications do not.
+ + add configure option "--with-manpage-aliases" extending
+ "--with-manpage-aliases" to provide the option of generating ".so"
+ files rather than symbolic links for manpage aliases.
+ + add bool definition in include/curses.h.in for configurations with no
+ usable C++ compiler (cf: 20030607).
+ + fix pathname of SigAction.h for building with --srcdir (reported by
+ Mike Castle).
+ + folded ncurses/base/sigaction.c into includes of ncurses/SigAction.h,
+ since that header is used only within ncurses/tty/lib_tstp.c, for
+ non-POSIX systems (discussion with Stanislav Ievlev).
+ + remove obsolete _nc_outstr() function (report by Stanislav Ievlev
+ <inger@altlinux.org>).
+ + add test/background.c and test/color_set.c
+ + modify color_set() function to work with color pair 0 (report by
+ George Andreou <gbandreo@tem.uoc.gr>).
+ + add configure option --with-trace, since defining TRACE seems too
+ awkward for some cases.
+ + remove a call to _nc_free_termtype() from read_termtype(), since the
+ corresponding buffer contents were already zeroed by a memset (cf:
+ 20000101).
+ + improve configure check for _XOPEN_SOURCE and related definitions,
+ adding special cases for Solaris' __EXTENSIONS__ and FreeBSD's
+ __BSD_TYPES (reports by Marc Glisse <marc.glisse@normalesup.org>).
+ + small fixes to compile on Solaris and IRIX64 using cc.
+ + correct typo in check for pre-POSIX sort options in MKkey_defs.sh
+ (cf: 20031101).
+ + modify _nc_gettime() to avoid a problem with arithmetic on unsigned
+ values (Philippe Blain).
+ + improve the nanosleep() logic in napms() by checking for EINTR and
+ restarting (Philippe Blain).
+ + correct expression for "%D" in lib_tgoto.c (Juha Jarvi
+ <mooz@welho.com>).
+ + add linux-vt terminfo entry (Andrey V Lukyanov <land@long.yar.ru>).
+ + allow "\|" escape in terminfo; tic should not warn about this.
+ + save the full pathname of the trace-file the first time it is opened,
+ to avoid creating it in different directories if the application
+ opens and closes it while changing its working directory.
+ + modify configure script to provide a non-empty default for
+ + add DJGPP to special case of DOS-style drive letters potentially
+ appearing in TERMCAP environment variable.
+ + fix some spelling in comments (reports by Jason McIntyre, Jonathon
+ Gray).
+ + update config.guess, config.sub
+ + fix a memory leak in error-return from setupterm() (report by
+ Stanislav Ievlev <inger@altlinux.org>).
+ + use EXEEXT and OBJEXT consistently in makefiles.
+ + amend fixes for cross-compiling to use separate executable-suffix
+ BUILD_EXEEXT (cf: 20031018).
+ + modify MKkey_defs.sh to check for sort utility that does not
+ recognize key options, e.g., busybox (report by Peter S Mazinger
+ <ps.m@gmx.net>).
+ + fix potential out-of-bounds indexing in _nc_infotocap() (found by
+ David Krause using some of the new malloc debugging features
+ under OpenBSD, patch by Ted Unangst).
+ + modify CF_LIB_SUFFIX for Itanium releases of HP-UX, which use a
+ ".so" suffix (patch by Jonathan Ward <Jonathan.Ward@hp.com>).
+ + update terminfo for xterm-xfree86 -TD
+ + add check for multiple "tc=" clauses in a termcap to tic.
+ + check for missing op/oc in tic.
+ + correct _nc_resolve_uses() and _nc_merge_entry() to allow infocmp and
+ tic to show cancelled capabilities. These functions were ignoring
+ the state of the target entry, which should be untouched if cancelled.
+ + correct comment in tack/output.c (Debian #215806).
+ + add some null-pointer checks to lib_options.c (report by Michael
+ Bienia).
+ + regenerated html documentation.
+ + correction to tar-copy.sh, remove a trap command that resulted in
+ leaving temporary files (cf: 20030510).
+ + remove contact/maintainer addresses for Juergen Pfeifer (his request).
+ + updated test/configure to reflect changes for libtool (cf: 20030830).
+ + fix several places in tack/pad.c which tested and used the parameter-
+ and parameterless strings inconsistently, i.e., in pad_rin(),
+ pad_il(), pad_indn() and pad_dl() (Debian #215805).
+ + minor fixes for configure script and makefiles to cleanup executables
+ generated when cross-compiling for DJGPP.
+ + modify infocmp to omit check for $TERM for operations that do not
+ require it, e.g., "infocmp -e" used to build fallback list (report by
+ Koblinger Egmont).
+ + add terminfo entries for DJGPP.
+ + updated note about maintainer in ncurses-intro.html
+ + update terminfo entries for gnome terminal.
+ + modify tack to reset colors after each color test, correct a place
+ where exit_standout_mode was used instead of exit_attribute_mode.
+ + improve tack's bce test by making it set colors other than black
+ on white.
+ + plug a potential recursion between napms() and _nc_timed_wait()
+ (report by Philippe Blain).
+ + add --with-rel-version option to allow workaround to allow making
+ libtool on Darwin generate the "same" library names as with the
+ --with-shared option. The Darwin ld program does not work well
+ with a zero as the minor-version value (request by Chris Zubrzycki).
+ + modify CF_MIXEDCASE_FILENAMES macro to work with cross-compiling.
+ + modify tack to allow it to run from fallback terminfo data.
+ > patch by Philippe Blain:
+ + improve PutRange() by adjusting call to EmitRange() and corresponding
+ return-value to not emit unchanged characters on the end of the
+ range.
+ + improve a check for changed-attribute by exiting a loop when the
+ change is found.
+ + improve logic in TransformLine(), eliminating a duplicated comparison
+ in the clr_bol logic.
+ > patch by Philippe Blain:
+ + in ncurses/tty/lib_mvcur.c,
+ move the label 'nonlocal' just before the second gettimeofday() to
+ be able to compute the diff time when 'goto nonlocal' used.
+ Rename 'msec' to 'microsec' in the debug-message.
+ + in ncurses/tty/lib_mvcur.c,
+ Use _nc_outch() in carriage return/newline movement instead of
+ putchar() which goes to stdout. Move test for xold>0 out of loop.
+ + in ncurses/tinfo/setbuf.c,
+ Set the flag SP->_buffered at the end of operations when all has been
+ successful (typeMalloc can fail).
+ + simplify NC_BUFFERED macro by moving check inside _nc_setbuf().
+ + modify configure script to avoid using "head -1", which does not
+ work if POSIXLY_CORRECT (sic) is set.
+ + modify run_tic.in to avoid using wrong shared libraries when
+ cross-compiling (Dan Kegel).
+ + alter configure script help message to make it clearer that
+ --with-build-cc does not specify a cross-compiler (suggested by Dan
+ Kegel <dank@kegel.com>).
+ + modify configure script to accommodate libtool 1.5, as well as add an
+ parameter to the "--with-libtool" option which can specify the
+ pathname of libtool (report by Chris Zubrzycki). We note that
+ libtool 1.5 has more than one bug in its C++ support, so it is not
+ able to install libncurses++, for instance, if $DESTDIR or the option
+ --with-install-prefix is used.
+ > patch by Philippe Blain:
+ + move assignments to SP->_cursrow, SP->_curscol into online_mvcur().
+ + make baudrate computation in delay_output() consistent with the
+ assumption in _nc_mvcur_init(), i.e., a byte is 9 bits.
+ + modify logic in waddch_literal() to take into account zh_TW.Big5
+ whose multibyte sequences may contain "printable" characters, e.g.,
+ a "g" in the sequence "\247g" (Debian #204889, cf: 20030621).
+ + improve storage used by _nc_safe_strcpy() by ensuring that the size
+ is reset based on the initialization call, in case it were called
+ after other strcpy/strcat calls (report by Philippe Blain).
+ > patch by Philippe Blain:
+ + remove an unused ifdef for REAL_ATTR & WANT_CHAR
+ + correct a place where _cup_cost was used rather than _cuu_cost
+ + fix a small memory leak in _nc_free_termtype().
+ + close trace-file if trace() is called with a zero parameter.
+ + free memory allocated for soft-key strings, in delscreen().
+ + fix an allocation size in safe_sprintf.c for the "*" format code.
+ + correct safe_sprintf.c to not return a null pointer if the format
+ happens to be an empty string. This applies to the "configure
+ --enable-safe-sprintf" option (Redhat #101486).
+ + modify casts used for ABSENT_BOOLEAN and CANCELLED_BOOLEAN (report by
+ Daniel Jacobowitz).
+ > patch by Philippe Blain:
+ + change padding for change_scroll_region to not be proportional to
+ the size of the scroll-region.
+ + correct error-return in _nc_safe_strcat().
+ + correct limit-checks in _nc_scroll_window() (report and test-case by
+ Thomas Graf <graf@dms.at> cf: 20011020).
+ + re-order configure checks for _XOPEN_SOURCE to avoid conflict with
+ _GNU_SOURCE check.
+ + use clr_eol in preference to blanks for bce terminals, so select and
+ paste will have fewer trailing blanks, e.g., when using xterm
+ (request by Vincent Lefevre).
+ + correct prototype for wunctrl() in manpage.
+ + add configure --with-abi-version option (discussion with Charles
+ Wilson).
+ > cygwin changes from Charles Wilson:
+ + aclocal.m4: on cygwin, use autodetected prefix for import
+ and static lib, but use "cyg" for DLL.
+ + include/ncurses_dll.h: correct the comments to reflect current
+ status of cygwin/mingw port. Fix compiler warning.
+ + misc/run_tic.in: ensure that tic.exe can find the uninstalled
+ DLL, by adding the lib-directory to the PATH variable.
+ + misc/terminfo.src (nxterm|xterm-color): make xterm-color
+ primary instead of nxterm, to match XFree86's xterm.terminfo
+ usage and to prevent circular links.
+ (rxvt): add additional codes from rxvt.org.
+ (rxvt-color): new alias
+ (rxvt-xpm): new alias
+ (rxvt-cygwin): like rxvt, but with special acsc codes.
+ (rxvt-cygwin-native): ditto. rxvt may be run under XWindows, or
+ with a "native" MSWin GUI. Each takes different acsc codes,
+ which are both different from the "normal" rxvt's acsc.
+ (cygwin): cygwin-in-cmd.exe window. Lots of fixes.
+ (cygwinDBG): ditto.
+ + mk-1st.awk: use "cyg" for the DLL prefix, but "lib" for import
+ and static libs.
+ + update config.guess, config.sub
+ + add triples for configuring shared libraries with the Debian
+ GNU/FreeBSD packages (patch by Robert Millan <zeratul2@wanadoo.es>).
+ + modify CF_GCC_WARNINGS so it only applies to gcc, not g++. Some
+ platforms have installed g++ along with the native C compiler, which
+ would not accept gcc warning options.
+ + add -D_XOPEN_SOURCE=500 when configuring with --enable-widec, to
+ get mbstate_t declaration on HPUX 11.11 (report by David Ellement).
+ + add _nc_pathlast() to get rid of casts in _nc_basename() calls.
+ + correct a sign-extension in wadd_wch() and wecho_wchar() from
+ 20030628 (report by Tomohiro Kubota).
+ + work around omission of btowc() and wctob() from wide-character
+ support (sic) in NetBSD 1.6 using mbtowc() and wctomb() (report by
+ Gabor Z Papp).
+ + add portability note to curs_get_wstr.3x (Debian #199957).
+ + rewrite wadd_wch() and wecho_wchar() to call waddch() and wechochar()
+ respectively, to avoid calling waddch_noecho() with wide-character
+ data, since that function assumes its input is 8-bit data.
+ Similarly, modify waddnwstr() to call wadd_wch().
+ + remove logic from waddnstr() which transformed multibyte character
+ strings into wide-characters. Rewrite of waddch_literal() from
+ 20030621 assumes its input is raw multibyte data rather than wide
+ characters (report by Tomohiro Kubota).
+ + write getyx() and related 2-return macros in terms of getcury(),
+ getcurx(), etc.
+ + modify waddch_literal() in case an application passes bytes of a
+ multibyte character directly to waddch(). In this case, waddch()
+ must reassemble the bytes into a wide-character (report by Tomohiro
+ Kubota <kubota@debian.org>).
+ + modify waddch_literal() in case a multibyte value occupies more than
+ two cells.
+ + modify PutAttrChar() to compute the number of character cells that
+ are used in multibyte values. This fixes a problem displaying
+ double-width characters (report/test by Mitsuru Chinen
+ <mchinen@yamato.ibm.com>).
+ + add a null-pointer check for result of keyname() in _tracechar()
+ + modify _tracechar() to work around glibc sprintf bug.
+ + add a call to setlocale() in cursesmain.cc, making demo display
+ properly in a UTF-8 locale.
+ + add a fallback definition in curses.priv.h for MB_LEN_MAX (prompted
+ by discussion with Gabor Z Papp).
+ + use macros NCURSES_ACS() and NCURSES_WACS() to hide cast needed to
+ appease -Wchar-subscript with g++ 3.3 (Debian #195732).
+ + fix a redefinition of $RANLIB in the configure script when libtool
+ is used, which broke configure on Mac OS X (report by Chris Zubrzycki
+ <beren@mac.com>).
+ + simplify ifdef for bool declaration in curses.h.in (suggested by
+ Albert Chin-A-Young).
+ + remove configure script check to allow -Wconversion for older
+ versions of gcc (suggested by Albert Chin-A-Young).
+ + regenerated html manpages.
+ + modify ifdef's in curses.h.in that disabled use of __attribute__()
+ for g++, since recent versions implement the cases which ncurses uses
+ (Debian #195230).
+ + modify _nc_get_token() to handle a case where an entry has no
+ description, and capabilities begin on the same line as the entry
+ name.
+ + fix a typo in ncurses_dll.h reported by gcc 3.3.
+ + add an entry for key_defined.3x to man_db.renames.
+ + modify setcchar() to allow converting control characters to complex
+ characters (report/test by Mitsuru Chinen <mchinen@yamato.ibm.com>).
+ + add tkterm entry -TD
+ + modify parse_entry.c to allow a terminfo entry with a leading
+ 2-character name (report by Don Libes).
+ + corrected acsc in screen.teraterm, which requires a PC-style mapping.
+ + fix trace statements in read_entry.c to use lseek() rather than
+ tell().
+ + fix signed/unsigned warnings from Sun's compiler (gcc should give
+ these warnings, but it is unpredictable).
+ + modify configure script to omit -Winline for gcc 3.3, since that
+ feature is broken.
+ + modify manlinks.sed to add a few functions that were overlooked since
+ they return function pointers: field_init, field_term, form_init,
+ form_term, item_init, item_term, menu_init and menu_term.
+ + prevent recursion in wgetch() via wgetnstr() if the connection cannot
+ be switched between cooked/raw modes because it is not a TTY (report
+ by Wolfgang Gutjahr <gutw@knapp.com>).
+ + change parameter of define_key() and key_defined() to const (prompted
+ by Debian #192860).
+ + add a check in test/configure for ncurses extensions, since there
+ are some older versions, etc., which would not compile with the
+ current test programs.
+ + corrected demo in test/ncurses.c of wgetn_wstr(), which did not
+ convert wchar_t string to multibyte form before printing it.
+ + corrections to lib_get_wstr.c:
+ + null-terminate buffer passed to setcchar(), which occasionally
+ failed.
+ + map special characters such as erase- and kill-characters into
+ key-codes so those will work as expected even if they are not
+ mentioned in the terminfo.
+ + modify PUTC() and Charable() macros to make wide-character line
+ drawing work for POSIX locale on Linux console (cf: 20021221).
+ + make typography for program options in manpages consistent (report
+ by Miloslav Trmac <mitr@volny.cz>).
+ + correct dependencies in Ada95/src/Makefile.in, so the builds with
+ "--srcdir" work (report by Warren L Dodge).
+ + correct missing definition of $(CC) in Ada95/gen/Makefile.in
+ (reported by Warren L Dodge <warrend@mdhost.cse.tek.com>).
+ + fix typos and whitespace in manpages (patch by Jason McIntyre
+ <jmc@prioris.mini.pw.edu.pl>).
+ + fix form_driver() cases for REQ_CLR_EOF, REQ_CLR_EOL, REQ_DEL_CHAR,
+ REQ_DEL_PREV and REQ_NEW_LINE, which did not ensure the cursor was at
+ the editing position before making modifications.
+ + add test/demo_forms and associated test/edit_field.c demos.
+ + modify test/configure.in to use test/modules for the list of objects
+ to compile rather than using the list of programs.
+ + modify logic of acsc to use the original character if no mapping is
+ defined, noting that Solaris does this.
+ + modify ncurses 'b' test to avoid using the acs_map[] array since
+ 20021231 changes it to no longer contain information from the acsc
+ string.
+ + modify makefile rules in c++, progs, tack and test to ensure that
+ the compiler flags (e.g., $CFLAGS or $CCFLAGS) are used in the link
+ command (report by Jose Luis Rico Botella <informatica@serpis.com>).
+ + modify soft-key initialization to use A_REVERSE if A_STANDOUT would
+ not be shown when colors are used, i.e., if ncv#1 is set in the
+ terminfo as is done in "screen".
+ + add a test for slk_color(), in ncurses.c
+ + fix some issues reported by valgrind in the slk_set() and slk_wset()
+ code, from recent rewrite.
+ + modify ncurses 'E' test to use show previous label via slk_label(),
+ as in 'e' test.
+ + modify wide-character versions of NewChar(), NewChar2() macros to
+ ensure that the whole struct is initialized.
+ + modify setupterm() to check if the terminfo and terminal-modes have
+ already been read. This ensures that it does not reinvoke
+ def_prog_mode() when an application calls more than one function,
+ such as tgetent() and initscr() (report by Olaf Buddenhagen).
+ + add 'E' test to ncurses.c, to exercise slk_wset().
+ + correct handling of carriage-return in wgetn_wstr(), used in demo of
+ slk_wset().
+ + first draft of slk_wset() function.
+ + improved warnings in tic when suppressing items to fit in termcap's
+ 1023-byte limit.
+ + built a list in test/README showing which externals are being used
+ by either programs in the test-directory or via internal library
+ calls.
+ + adjust include-options in CF_ETIP_DEFINES to avoid missing
+ ncurses_dll.h, fixing special definitions that may be needed for
+ etip.h (reported by Greg Schafer <gschafer@zip.com.au>).
+ + minor fixes for cardfile.c, to make it write the updated fields to
+ a file when ^W is given.
+ + add/use _nc_trace_bufcat() to eliminate some fixed buffer limits in
+ trace code.
+ + correct a case in _nc_remove_string(), used by define_key(), to avoid
+ infinite loop if the given string happens to be a substring of other
+ strings which are assigned to keys (report by John McCutchan).
+ + add key_defined() function, to tell which keycode a string is bound
+ to (discussion with John McCutchan <ttb@tentacle.dhs.org>).
+ + correct keybound(), which reported definitions in the wrong table,
+ i.e., the list of definitions which are disabled by keyok().
+ + modify demo_keydef.c to show the details it changes, and to check
+ for errors.
+ + restructured test/configure script, make it work for libncursesw.
+ + add description of link_fieldtype() to manpage (report by
+ L Dee Holtsclaw <dee@sunbeltsoft.com>).
+ + corrected ifdef's relating to configure check for wchar_t, etc.
+ + if the output is a socket or other non-tty device, use 1 millisecond
+ for the cost in mvcur; previously it was 9 milliseconds because the
+ baudrate was not known.
+ + in _nc_get_tty_mode(), initialize the TTY buffer on error, since
+ glibc copies uninitialized data in that case, as noted by valgrind.
+ + modify tput to use the same parameter analysis as tparm() does, to
+ provide for user-defined strings, e.g., for xterm title, a
+ corresponding capability might be
+ title=\E]2;%p1%s^G,
+ + modify MKlib_gen.sh to avoid passing "#" tokens through the C
+ preprocessor. This works around Mac OS X's preprocessor, which
+ insists on adding a blank on each side of the token (report/analysis
+ by Kevin Murphy <murphy@genome.chop.edu>).
+ + add configure check for wchar_t and wint_t types, rather than rely
+ on preprocessor definitions. Also work around for gcc fixinclude
+ bug which creates a shadow copy of curses.h if it sees these symbols
+ apparently typedef'd.
+ + if database is disabled, do not generate run_tic.sh
+ + minor fixes for memory-leak checking when termcap is read.
+ + add checking in tic for incomplete line-drawing character mapping.
+ + update configure script to reflect fix for AC_PROG_GCC_TRADITIONAL,
+ which is broken in autoconf 2.5x for Mac OS X 10.2.3 (report by
+ Gerben Wierda <Sherlock@rna.nl>).
+ + make return value from _nc_printf_string() consistent. Before,
+ depending on whether --enable-safe-sprintf was used, it might not be
+ cached for reallocating.
+ + minor fixes for memory-leak checking in lib_tparm.c, hardscroll.c
+ + correct a potentially-uninitialized value if _read_termtype() does
+ not read as much data as expected (report by Wolfgang Rohdewald
+ <wr6@uni.de>).
+ + correct several places where the aclocal.m4 macros relied on cache
+ variable names which were incompatible (as usual) between autoconf
+ 2.13 and 2.5x, causing the test for broken-linker to give incorrect
+ results (reports by Gerben Wierda <Sherlock@rna.nl> and Thomas Esser
+ <te@dbs.uni-hannover.de>).
+ + do not try to open gpm mouse driver if standard output is not a tty;
+ the gpm library does not make this check (bug report for dialog
+ by David Oliveira <davidoliveira@develop.prozone.ws>).
+ + modified emx.src to correspond more closely to terminfo.src, added
+ emx-base to the latter -TD
+ + add configure option for FreeBSD sysmouse, --with-sysmouse, and
+ implement support for that in lib_mouse.c, lib_getch.c
+ + revert 20030105 change to can_clear_with(), does not work for the
+ case where the update is made on cells which are blanks with
+ attributes, e.g., reverse.
+ + improve ifdef's to guard against redefinition of wchar_t and wint_t
+ in curses.h (report by Urs Jansen).
+ + improve mvcur() by checking if it is safe to move when video
+ attributes are set (msgr), and if not, reset/restore attributes
+ within that function rather than doing it separately in the GoTo()
+ function in tty_update.c (suggested by Philippe Blain).
+ + add a message in run_tic.in to explain more clearly what does not
+ work when attempting to create a symbolic link for /usr/lib/terminfo
+ on OS/2 and other platforms with no symbolic links (report by John
+ Polterak).
+ + change several sed scripts to avoid using "\+" since it is not a BRE
+ (basic regular expression). One instance caused terminfo.5 to be
+ misformatted on FreeBSD (report by Kazuo Horikawa
+ <horikawa@FreeBSD.org> (see FreeBSD docs/46709)).
+ + correct misspelled 'wint_t' in curs_get_wch.3x (Michael Elkins).
+ + improve description of terminfo operators, especially static/dynamic
+ variables (comments by Mark I Manning IV <mark4th@earthlink.net>).
+ + demonstrate use of FIELDTYPE by modifying test/ncurses 'r' test to
+ use the predefined TYPE_ALPHA field-type, and by defining a
+ specialized type for the middle initial/name.
+ + fix MKterminfo.sh, another workaround for POSIXLY_CORRECT misfeature
+ of sed 4.0
+ > patch by Philippe Blain:
+ + optimize can_clear_with() a little by testing first if the parameter
+ is indeed a "blank".
+ + simplify ClrBottom() a little by allowing it to use clr_eos to clear
+ sections as small as one line.
+ + improve ClrToEOL() by checking if clr_eos is available before trying
+ to use it.
+ + use tputs() rather than putp() in a few cases in tty_update.c since
+ the corresponding delays are proportional to the number of lines
+ affected: repeat_char, clr_eos, change_scroll_region.
+ + rewrite of lib_acs.c conflicts with copying of SCREEN acs_map to/from
+ global acs_map[] array; removed the lines that did the copying.
+ + change some overlooked tputs() calls in scrolling code to use putp()
+ (report by Philippe Blain).
+ + modify lib_getch.c to avoid recursion via wgetnstr() when the input
+ is not a tty and consequently mode-changes do not work (report by
+ <R.Chamberlin@querix.com>).
+ + rewrote lib_acs.c to allow PutAttrChar() to decide how to render
+ alternate-characters, i.e., to work with Linux console and UTF-8
+ locale.
+ + correct line/column reference in adjust_window(), needed to make
+ special windows such as curscr track properly when resizing (report
+ by Lucas Gonze <lgonze@panix.com>).
+ > patch by Philippe Blain:
+ + correct the value used for blank in ClrBottom() (broken in 20000708).
+ + correct an off-by-one in GoTo() parameter in _nc_scrolln().
+ + change several tputs() calls in scrolling code to use putp(), to
+ enable padding which may be needed for some terminals (patch by
+ Philippe Blain).
+ + use '%' as sed substitute delimiter in run_tic script to avoid
+ problems with pathname delimiters such as ':' and '@' (report by John
+ Polterak).
+ + implement a workaround so that line-drawing works with screen's
+ crippled UTF-8 support (tested with 3.9.13). This only works with
+ the wide-character support (--enable-widec); the normal library will
+ simply suppress line-drawing when running in a UTF-8 locale in screen.
+ + allow BUILD_CC and related configure script variables to be
+ overridden from the environment.
+ + make build-tools variables in ncurses/Makefile.in consistent with
+ the configure script variables (report by Maciej W Rozycki).
+ + modify ncurses/modules to allow
+ configure --disable-leaks --disable-ext-funcs
+ to build (report by Gary Samuelson).
+ + fix a few places in configure.in which lacked quotes (report by
+ Gary Samuelson <gary.samuelson@verizon.com>).
+ + correct handling of multibyte characters in waddch_literal() which
+ force wrapping because they are started too late on the line (report
+ by Sam Varshavchik).
+ + small fix for CF_GNAT_VERSION to ignore the help-message which
+ gnatmake adds to its version-message.
+ > Maciej W Rozycki <macro@ds2.pg.gda.pl>:
+ + use AC_CHECK_TOOL to get proper values for AR and LD for cross
+ compiling.
+ + use $cross_compiling variable in configure script rather than
+ comparing $host_alias and $target alias, since "host" is
+ traditionally misused in autoconf to refer to the target platform.
+ + change configure --help message to use "build" rather than "host"
+ when referring to the --with-build-XXX options.
+ + modify CF_GNAT_VERSION to print gnatmake's version, and to allow for
+ possible gnat versions such as 3.2 (report by Chris Lingard
+ <chris@stockwith.co.uk>).
+ + modify #define's for CKILL and other default control characters in
+ tset to use the system's default values if they are defined.
+ + correct interchanged defaults for kill and interrupt characters
+ in tset, which caused it to report unnecessarily (Debian #171583).
+ + repair check for missing C++ compiler, which is broken in autoconf
+ 2.5x by hardcoding it to g++ (report by Martin Mokrejs).
+ + update config.guess, config.sub (2002-11-30)
+ + modify configure script to skip --with-shared, etc., when the
+ --with-libtool option is given, since they would be ignored anyway.
+ + fix to allow "configure --with-libtool --with-termlib" to build.
+ + modify configure script to show version number of libtool, to help
+ with bug reports. libtool still gets confused if the installed
+ ncurses libraries are old, since it ignores the -L options at some
+ point (tested with libtool 1.3.3 and 1.4.3).
+ + reorder configure script's updating of $CPPFLAGS and $CFLAGS to
+ prevent -I options in the user's environment from introducing
+ conflicts with the build -I options (may be related to reports by
+ Patrick Ash and George Goffe).
+ + rename test/define_key.c to test/demo_defkey.c, test/keyok.c to
+ test/demo_keyok.c to allow building these with libtool.
+ + add example program test/define_key.c for define_key().
+ + add example program test/keyok.c for keyok().
+ + add example program test/ins_wide.c for wins_wch() and wins_wstr().
+ + modify wins_wch() and wins_wstr() to interpret tabs by using the
+ winsch() internal function.
+ + modify setcchar() to allow for wchar_t input strings that have
+ more than one spacing character.
+ + fix a boundary check in lib_insch.c (patch by Philippe Blain).
+ + change type for *printw functions from NCURSES_CONST to const
+ (prompted by comment by Pedro Palhoto Matos <plpm@mega.ist.utl.pt>,
+ but really from a note on X/Open's website stating that either is
+ acceptable, and the latter will be used in a future revision).
+ + add xterm-1002, xterm-1003 terminfo entries to demonstrate changes in
+ lib_mouse.c (20021026) -TD
+ + add screen-bce, screen-s entries from screen 3.9.13 (report by
+ Adam Lazur <zal@debian.org>) -TD
+ + add mterm terminfo entries -TD
+ + split-out useful fragments in terminfo for vt100 and vt220 numeric
+ keypad, i.e., vt100+keypad, vt100+pfkeys, vt100+fnkeys and
+ vt220+keypad. The last as embedded in various entries had ka3 and
+ kb2 interchanged (report/discussion with Leonard den Ottolander
+ <leonardjo@hetnet.nl>).
+ + add check in tic for keypads consistent with vt100 layout.
+ + improve checks in tic for color capabilities
+ + check for missing/empty/illegal terminfo name in _nc_read_entry()
+ (report by Martin Mokrejs, where $TERM was set to an empty string).
+ + rewrote lib_insch.c, combining it with lib_insstr.c so both handle
+ tab and other control characters consistently (report by Philippe
+ Blain).
+ + remove an #undef for KEY_EVENT from curses.tail used in the
+ experimental NCURSES_WGETCH_EVENTS feature. The #undef confuses
+ dpkg's build script (Debian #165897).
+ + fix MKlib_gen.sh, working around the ironically named POSIXLY_CORRECT
+ feature of GNU sed 4.0 (reported by Ervin Nemeth <airwin@inf.bme.hu>).
+ + implement logic in lib_mouse.c to handle position reports which are
+ generated when XFree86 xterm is initialized with private modes 1002
+ or 1003. These are returned to the application as the
+ REPORT_MOUSE_POSITION mask, which was not implemented. Tested both
+ with ncurses 'a' menu (prompted by discussion with Larry Riedel
+ <Larry@Riedel.org>).
+ + modify lib_mouse.c to look for "XM" terminfo string, which allows
+ one to override the escape sequence used to enable/disable mouse
+ mode. In particular this works for XFree86 xterm private modes
+ 1002 and 1003. If "XM" is missing (note that this is an extended
+ name), lib_mouse uses the conventional private mode 1000.
+ + correct NOT_LOCAL() macro in lib_mvcur.c to refer to screen_columns
+ where it used screen_lines (report by Philippe Blain).
+ + correct makefile rules for the case when both --with-libtool and
+ --with-gpm are given (report by Mr E_T <troll@logi.net.au>).
+ + add note to terminfo manpage regarding the differences between
+ setaf/setab and setf/setb capabilities (report by Pavel Roskin).
+ + remove redundant initialization of TABSIZE in newterm(), since it is
+ already done in setupterm() (report by Philippe Blain).
+ + add test/inserts.c, to test winnstr() and winsch().
+ + replace 'sort' in dist.mk with script that sets locale to POSIX.
+ + update URLs in announce.html.in (patch by Frederic L W Meunier).
+ + remove glibc add-on files, which are no longer needed (report by
+ Frederic L W Meunier).
+20021012 5.3 release for upload to ftp.gnu.org
+ + modify ifdef's in etip.h.in to allow the etip.h header to compile
+ with gcc 3.2 (patch by Dimitar Zhekov <jimmy@is-vn.bg>).
+ + add logic to setupterm() to make it like initscr() and newterm(),
+ by checking for $NCURSES_TRACE environment variable and enabling
+ the debug trace in that case.
+ + modify setupterm() to ensure that it initializes the baudrate, for
+ applications such as tput (report by Frank Henigman).
+ + modify definition of bits used for command-line and library debug
+ traces to avoid overlap, using new definition TRACE_SHIFT to relate
+ the two.
+ + document tput's interpretation of parameterized strings according to
+ whether parameters are given, etc. (discussion with Robert De Bath).
+20021005 pre-release
+ + correct winnwstr() to account for non-character cells generated when
+ a double-width character is added (report by Michael Bienia
+ <michael@vorlon.ping.de>).
+ + modify _nc_viswbuf2n() to provide better results using wctomb().
+ + correct logic in _nc_varargs() which broke tracing of parameters for
+ formats such as "%.*s".
+ + correct scale factor in linux-c and linux-c-nc terminfo entries
+ (report Floyd Davidson).
+ + change tic -A option to -t, add the same option to infocmp for
+ consistency.
+ + correct "%c" implementation in lib_tparm.c, which did not map a null
+ character to a 128 (cf: 980620) (patch by Frank Henigman
+ <fjhenigman@mud.cgl.uwaterloo.ca>).
+20020928 pre-release
+ + modify MKkey_defs.sh to check for POSIX sort -k option, use that if
+ it is found, to accommodate newer utility which dropped the
+ compatibility support for +number options (reported by Andrey A
+ Chernov).
+ + modify linux terminfo entry to use color palette feature from
+ linux-c-nc entry (comments by Tomasz Wasiak and Floyd Davidson).
+ + restore original color definitions in endwin() if init_color() was
+ used, and resume those colors on the next doupdate() or refresh()
+ (report by Tomasz Wasiak <tjwasiak@komputom.com.pl>).
+ + improve debug-traces by modifying MKlib_gen.sh to generate calls
+ to returnBool() and returnAttr().
+ + add/use _nc_visbufn() and _nc_viswbufn() to limit the debug trace
+ of waddnstr() and similar functions to match the parameters as used.
+ + add/use _nc_retrace_bool() and _nc_retrace_unsigned().
+ + correct type used by _nc_retrace_chtype().
+ + add debug traces to some functions in lib_mouse.c
+ + modify lib_addch.c to handle non-spacing characters.
+ + correct parameter of RemAttr() in lib_bkgd.c, which caused the c++
+ demo's boxes to lose the A_ALTCHARSET flag (broken in 20020629).
+ + correct width computed in _tracedump(), which did not account for
+ the attributes (broken in 20010602).
+ + modify test/tracemunch to replace addresses for windows other than
+ curscr, newscr and stdscr with window0, window1, etc.
+20020921 pre-release
+ + redid fix for edit_man.sed path.
+ + workaround for Cygwin bug which makes subprocess writes to stdout
+ result in core dump.
+ + documented getbegx(), etc.
+ + minor fixes to configure script to use '%' consistently as a sed
+ delimiter rather than '@'.
+ > patch by Philippe Blain:
+ + add check in lib_overlay.c to ensure that the windows to be merged
+ actually overlap, and in copywin(), limit the area to be touched
+ to the lines given for the destination window.
+20020914 pre-release
+ + modified curses.h so that if the wide-character version is installed
+ overwriting /usr/include/curses.h, and if it relied on libutf8.h,
+ then applications that use that header for wide-character support
+ must define HAVE_LIBUTF8_H.
+ + modify putwin(), getwin() and dupwin() to allow them to operate on
+ pads (request by Philippe Blain).
+ + correct attribute-merging in wborder(), broken in 20020216 (report
+ by Tomasz Wasiak <tjwasiak@grubasek.komputom.com.pl>).
+ > patch by Philippe Blain:
+ + corrected pop-counts in tparam_internal() to '!' and '~' cases.
+ + use sizeof(NCURSES_CH_T) in one place that used sizeof(chtype).
+ + remove some unused variables from mvcur test-driver.
+20020907 pre-release
+ + change configure script to allow install of widec-character
+ (ncursesw) headers to overwrite normal (ncurses) headers, since the
+ latter is a compatible subset of the former.
+ + fix path of edit_man.sed in configure script, needed to regenerate
+ html manpages on Debian.
+ + fix mismatched enums in vsscanf.c, which caused warning on Solaris.
+ + update README.emx to reflect current patch used for autoconf.
+ + change web- and ftp-site to invisible-island.net
+ > patch by Philippe Blain:
+ + change case for 'P' in tparam_internal() to indicate that it pops
+ a variable from the stack.
+ + correct sense of precision and width in parse_format(), to avoid
+ confusion.
+ + modify lib_tparm.c, absorb really_get_space() into get_space().
+ + modify getwin() and dupwin() to copy the _notimeout, _idlok and
+ _idcok window fields.
+ + better fix for _nc_set_type(), using typeMalloc().
+20020901 pre-release
+ + change minor version to 3, i.e., ncurses 5.3
+ + update config.guess, config.sub
+ + retest build with each configure option; minor ifdef fixes.
+ + make keyname() return a null pointer rather than "UNKNOWN STRING" to
+ match XSI.
+ + modify handling of wide line-drawing character functions to use the
+ normal line-drawing characters when not in UTF-8 locale.
+ + add check/fix to comp_parse.c to suppress warning about missing acsc
+ string. This happens in configurations where raw termcap information
+ is processed; tic already does this and other checks.
+ + modify tic's check for ich/ich1 versus rmir/smir to only warn about
+ ich1, to match xterm patch #70 notes.
+ + moved information for ripped-off lines into SCREEN struct to allow
+ use in resizeterm().
+ + add experimental wgetch_events(), ifdef'd with NCURSES_WGETCH_EVENTS
+ (adapted from patch by Ilya Zakharevich - see ncurses/README.IZ).
+ + amend check in kgetch() from 20020824 to look only for function-keys,
+ otherwise escape sequences are not resolved properly.
+ > patch by Philippe Blain:
+ + removed redundant assignment to SP->_checkfd from newterm().
+ + check return-value of setupterm() in restartterm().
+ + use sizeof(NCURSES_CH_T) in a few places that used sizeof(chtype).
+ + prevent dupwin() from duplicating a pad.
+ + prevent putwin() from writing a pad.
+ + use typeRealloc() or typeMalloc() in preference to direct calls on
+ _nc_doalloc().
+ + add a check in kgetch() for cooked characters in the fifo to avoid
+ calling fifo_push() when a KEY_RESIZE is available (report/analysis
+ by Sam Varshavchik <mrsam@courier-mta.com>).
+ + fix an overlooked case for bugzilla #68199 (Philippe Blain).
+ + ensure clearerr() is called before using ferror() e.g., in
+ lib_screen.c (report by Philippe Blain).
+ + modify lib_screen.c and lib_newwin.c to maintain the SCREEN-specific
+ pointers for curscr/stdscr/newscr when scr_save() and scr_restore()
+ modify the global curscr/stdscr/newscr variables. Fixes Redhat
+ bugzilla #68199 dated 2002-07-07.
+ + add checks for null pointer in calls to tparm() and tgoto() based on
+ FreeBSD bug report. If ncurses were built with termcap support, and
+ the first call to tgoto() were a zero-length string, the result would
+ be a null pointer, which was not handled properly.
+ + correct a typo in terminfo.head, which gave the octal code for colon
+ rather than comma.
+ + remove the "tic -u" option from 20020810, since it did not account
+ for nested "tc=" clauses, and when that was addressed, was still
+ unsatisfactory.
+ + add tic -A option to suppress capabilities which are commented out
+ when translating to termcap.
+ + add tic -u option to provide older behavior of "tc=" clauses.
+ + modified tic to expand all but the final "tc=" clause in a termcap
+ entry, to accommodate termcap libraries which do not handle multiple
+ tc clauses.
+ + correct typo in curs_inopts.3x regarding CS8/CS7 usage (report by
+ Philippe Blain).
+ + remove a couple of redundant uses of A_ATTRIBUTES in expressions
+ using AttrOf(), which already incorporates that mask (report by
+ Philippe Blain).
+ + document TABSIZE variable.
+ + add NCURSES_ASSUMED_COLORS environment variable, to allow users to
+ override compiled-in default black-on-white assumption used in
+ assume_default_colors().
+ + correct an off-by-one comparison against max_colors in COLORFGBG
+ logic.
+ + correct a use of uninitialized memory found by valgrind (reported by
+ Olaf Buddenhagen <olafBuddenhagen@web.de>).
+ + modified wresize() to ensure that a failed realloc will not corrupt
+ the window structure, and to make subwindows fit within the resized
+ window (completes Debian #87678, #101699)
+ + fix an off-by-one in lib_pad.c check for limits of pad (patch by
+ Philippe Blain).
+ + revise logic for BeOS in lib_twait.c altered in 20011013 to restore
+ logic used by lib_getch.c's support for GPM or EMX mouse (report by
+ Philippe Blain)
+ + remove NCURSES_CONST from several prototypes in curses.wide, to make
+ the --enable-const --enable-widec configure options to work together
+ (report by George Goffe <grgoffe@yahoo.com>).
+ + finish no-leak checking in cardfile.c, using this for testing changes
+ to resizeterm().
+ + simplify _nc_freeall() using delscreen().
+ + check error-return from _nc_set_tty_mode() in _nc_initscr() and
+ reset_prog_mode() (report/patch by Philippe Blain).
+ + regenerate configure using patch for autoconf 2.52, to address
+ problem with identifying C++ bool type.
+ + correct/improve logic to produce an exit status for errors in tput,
+ which did not exit with an error when told to put a string not in the
+ current terminfo entry (report by David Gomez <david@pleyades.net>).
+ + modify configure script AC_OUTPUT() call to work around defect in
+ autoconf 2.52 which adds an ifdef'd include to the generated
+ configure definitions.
+ + remove fstat() check from scr_init(), which also fixes a missing
+ include for <sys/stat.h> from 20020713 (reported by David Ellement,
+ fix suggested by Philippe Blain).
+ + update curs_scanw.3x manpage to note that XSI curses differs from
+ SVr4 curses: return-values are incompatible.
+ + correct several prototypes in manpages which used const
+ inconsistently with the curses.h file, and removed spurious const's
+ in a few places from curses.h, e.g., for wbkgd() (report by Glenn
+ Maynard <glenn@zewt.org>).
+ + change internal type used by tparm() to long, to work with LP64 model.
+ + modify nc_alloc.h to allow building with g++, for testing.
+ + add resize-handling to cardfile.c test program.
+ + altered resizeterm() to avoid having it fail when a child window
+ cannot be resized because it would be larger than its parent. (More
+ work must be done on this, but it works well enough to integrate).
+ + improve a limit-check in lib_refresh.c
+ + remove check in lib_screen.c relating dumptime to file's modification
+ times, since that would not necessarily work for remotely mounted
+ filesystems.
+ + modify lrtest to simplify debugging changes to resizeterm, e.g.,
+ t/T commands to enable/disable tracing.
+ + updated status of multibyte support in TO-DO.
+ + update contact info in source-files (patch by Juergen Pfeifer).
+ + add Caps.hpux11, as an example.
+ + modify version_filter(), used to implement -R option for tic and
+ infocmp, to use computed array offsets based on the Caps.* file which
+ is actually configured, rather than constants which correspond to
+ the Caps file.
+ + reorganized lib_raw.c to avoid updating SP and cur_term state if the
+ functions fail (reported by Philippe Blain).
+ + add -Wundef to gcc warnings, adjust a few ifdef's to accommodate gcc.
+ + correct parameters to setcchar() in ncurses.c (cf: 20020406).
+ + set locale in most test programs (view.c and ncurses.c were the
+ only ones).
+ + add configure option --with-build-cppflags (report by Maksim A
+ Nikulin <M.A.Nikulin@inp.nsk.su>).
+ + correct a typo in wide-character logic for lib_bkgnd.c (Philippe
+ Blain).
+ + modify lib_wacs.c to not cancel the acsc, smacs, rmacs strings when
+ in UTF-8 locale. Wide-character functions use Unicode values, while
+ narrow-character functions use the terminfo data.
+ + fix a couple of places in Ada95/samples which did not compile with
+ gnat 3.14
+ + modify mkinstalldirs so the DOS-pathname case is locale-independent.
+ + fix locale problem in MKlib_gen.sh by forcing related variables to
+ POSIX (C), using same approach as autoconf (set variables only if
+ they were set before). Update MKterminfo.sh and MKtermsort.sh to
+ match.
+ + add charset to generated html.
+ + add mvterm entry, adapted from a FreeBSD bug-report by Daniel Rudy
+ <dcrudy@pacbell.net> -TD
+ + add rxvt-16color, ibm+16color entries -TD
+ + modify check in --disable-overwrite option so that it is used by
+ default unless the --prefix/$prefix value is not /usr, in attempt to
+ work around packagers, e.g., for Sun's freeware, who do not read the
+ INSTALL notes.
+ + modify wgetch() to allow returning ungetch'd KEY_RESIZE as a function
+ key code in get_wch().
+ + extended resize-handling in test/ncurses 'a' menu to the entire
+ stack of windows created with 'w' commands.
+ + improve $COLORFGBG feature by interpreting an out-of-range color
+ value as an SGR 39 or 49, for foreground/background respectively.
+ + correct a typo in configure --enable-colorfgbg option, and move it
+ to the experimental section (cf: 20011208).
+ + add logic to dump_entry.c to remove function-key definitions that do
+ not fit into the 1023-byte limit for generated termcaps. This makes
+ hds200 fit.
+ + more improvements to tic's warnings, including logic to ignore
+ differences between delay values in sgr strings.
+ + move definition of KEY_RESIZE into MKkeydefs.sh script, to
+ accommodate Caps.osf1r5 which introduced a conflicting definition.
+ + add simple resize-handling in test/ncurses.c 'a' menu.
+ + fixes in keyname() and _tracechar() to handle negative values.
+ + make tic's warnings about mismatches in sgr strings easier to follow.
+ + correct tic checks for number of parameters in smgbp and smglp.
+ + improve scoansi terminfo entry, and add scoansi-new entry -TD
+ + add pcvt25-color terminfo entry -TD
+ + add kf13-kf48 strings to cons25w terminfo entry (reported by Stephen
+ Hurd <deuce@lordlegacy.org> in newsgroup lucky.freebsd.bugs) -TD
+ + add entrypoint _nc_trace_ttymode(), use this to distinguish the
+ Ottyb and Nttyb members of terminal (aka cur_term), for tracing.
+ + correct and simplify logic for lib_pad.c change in 20020518 (reported
+ by Mike Castle).
+ + fix lib_pad.c for case of drawing a double-width character which
+ falls off the left margin of the pad (patch by Kriang Lerdsuwanakij
+ <lerdsuwa@users.sourceforge.net>)
+ + modify configure script to work around broken gcc 3.1 "--version"
+ option, which adds unnecessary trash to the requested information.
+ + adjust ifdef's in case SIGWINCH is not defined, e.g., with DJGPP
+ (reported by Ben Decker <deckerben@freenet.de>).
+ + implement vid_puts(), vid_attr(), term_attrs() based on the narrow-
+ character versions as well.
+ + implement erasewchar(), killwchar() based on erasechar() and
+ killchar().
+ + modify erasechar() and killchar() to return ERR if the value was
+ + correct a bug in wresize() in handling subwindows (based on patch by
+ Roger Gammans <rgammans@computer-surgery.co.uk>, report by Scott Beck
+ <scott@gossamer-threads.com>).
+ + improve test/tclock.c by making the second-hand update more often
+ if gettimeofday() is available.
+ + workaround for Solaris sed with MKlib_gen.sh (reported by Andy
+ Tsouladze <andyt@mypoints.com>).
+ + correct return-value from getcchar(), making it consistent with
+ Solaris and Tru64.
+ + reorder loops that generate makefile rules for different models vs
+ subsets so configure --with-termlib works again. This was broken by
+ logic added to avoid duplicate rules in changes to accommodate cygwin
+ dll's (reported by George.R.Goffe@seagate.com).
+ + update config.guess, config.sub
+ + modify ifdef's in write_entry.c to allow use of symbolic links on
+ platforms with no hard links, e.g., BeOS.
+ + modify a few includes to allow compile with BeOS, which has stdbool.h
+ with a conflicting definition for 'bool' versus its OS.h definition.
+ + amend MKlib_gen.sh to work with gawk, which defines 'func' as an
+ alias for 'function'.
+ + correct form of prototype for ripoffline().
+ + modify MKlib_gen.sh to test that all functions marked as implemented
+ can be linked.
+ + add manpages: curs_get_wstr.3x, curs_in_wchstr.3x
+ + implement wgetn_wstr().
+ + implement win_wchnstr().
+ + remove redefinition of unget_wch() in lib_gen.c (reported by
+ Jungshik Shin <jshin@jtan.com>).
+ + modified several of the test programs to allow them to compile with
+ vendor curses implementations, e.g., Solaris, AIX -TD
+ + modified test/configure to allow configuring against ncursesw.
+ + change WACS_xxx definition to use address, to work like Tru64 curses.
+ + add 'e' and 'm' toggles to 'a', 'A' tests in ncurses.c to demonstrate
+ effect of echo/noecho and meta modes.
+ + add 'A' test to ncurses.c to demonstrate wget_wch() and related
+ functions.
+ + add manpage: curs_get_wch.3x
+ + implement unget_wch().
+ + implement wget_wch().
+ + regenerated html manpages.
+ + add manpages: curs_in_wch.3x, curs_ins_wch.3x, curs_ins_wstr.3x
+ + implement wins_wch().
+ + implement win_wch().
+ + implement wins_nwstr(), wins_wstr().
+ + add manpages: curs_addwstr.3x, curs_winwstr.3x
+ + implement winnwstr(), winwstr().
+ + add manpages: curs_add_wchstr.3x, curs_bkgrnd.3x
+ + document wunctrl, key_name.
+ + implement key_name().
+ + remove const's in lib_box.c incorrectly leftover after splitting off
+ lib_box_set.c
+ + update llib-lncurses, llib-ncursesw, fix configure script related to
+ these.
+ + remove quotes on "SYNOPSIS" in man/curs_box_set.3x, which resulted
+ in spurious symlinks on install.
+ + implement whline_set(), wvline_set(), add manpage curs_border_set.
+ + add subtest 'b' to 'F' and 'f' in ncurses.c to demonstrate use of
+ box() and box_set() functions.
+ + add subtest 'u' to 'F' in ncurses.c, to demonstrate use of addstr()
+ given UTF-8 string equivalents of WACS_xxx symbols.
+ + minor fixes to several manpages based on groff -ww output.
+ + add descriptions of external variables of termcap interface to
+ the manpage (report by Bruce Evans <bde@zeta.org.au>).
+ > patches by Bernhard Rosenkraenzer:
+ + correct configure option --with-bool, which was executed as
+ --with-ospeed.
+ + add quotes for parameters of --with-bool and --with-ospeed configure
+ options.
+ > patch by Sven Verdoolaege (report by Gerhard Haering
+ <haering_linux@gmx.de>):
+ + correct typos in definitions of several wide-character macros:
+ waddwstr, wgetbkgrnd, mvaddwstr, mvwadd_wchnstr, mvwadd_wchnstr,
+ mvwaddwstr.
+ + pass $(CPPFLAGS) to MKlib_gen.sh, thereby fixing a missing definition
+ of _XOPEN_SOURCE_EXTENDED, e.g., on Solaris
+ + implement wide-acs characters for UTF-8 locales. When in UTF-8
+ locale, ignore narrow version of acs. Add 'F' test to test/ncurses.c
+ to demonstrate.
+ + correct prototype in keybound manpage (noted from a Debian mailing
+ list item).
+ + add several cases to the wscanw() example in testcurs.c, showing the
+ format.
+ + implement a simple vsscanf() fallback function which uses the %n
+ conversion to help parse the input data (prompted by discussion with
+ Albert Chin-A-Young).
+ + modify mk-1st.awk and test/Makefile.in to add $(LDFLAGS) when making
+ shared libraries, and to use $(CFLAGS) when linking test programs
+ (patch by Albert Chin-A-Young).
+ + add a call to _nc_keypad() in keypad() to accommodate applications
+ such as nvi, which use curses for output but not for input (fixes
+ Debian #131263, cf: 20011215).
+ + add entrypoints to resizeterm.c which provide better control over the
+ process: is_term_resized() and resize_term(). The latter restores
+ the original design of resizeterm() before KEY_RESIZE was added in
+ 970906. Do this to accommodate 20010922 changes to view.c, but allow
+ for programs with their own sigwinch handler, such as lynx (reported
+ by Russell Ruby <russ@math.orst.edu>).
+ + fix a typo in change to mk-1st.awk, which broke the shared-library
+ makefile rules (reported by Martin Mokrejs).
+ + update config.guess, config.sub
+ + finish changes needed to build dll's on cygwin.
+ + fix a typo in mvwchat() macro (reported by Cy <yam@homerow.net).
+ + add case in lib_baudrate.c for B921600 (patch by Andrey A Chernov).
+ + correct missing sed-editing stage in manpage installs which is used
+ to rename manpages, broken in 20010324 fix for Debian #89939 (Debian
+ #78866).
+ + remove -L$(libdir) from linker flags, probably not needed any more
+ since HPUX is handled properly (reported by Niibe Yutaka
+ <gniibe@m17n.org>).
+ + add configure check for mbstate_t, needed for wide-character
+ configuration. On some platforms we must include <wchar.h> to
+ define this (reported by Daniel Jacobowitz).
+ + incorporate some of the changes needed to build dll's on cygwin.
+ + workaround for awk did not work with mawk, adjusted shell script.
+ + add Caps.osf1r5, as an example.
+ + modify behavior of can_clear_with() so that if an application is
+ running in a non-bce terminals with default colors enabled, it
+ returns true, allowing the user to select/paste text without picking
+ up extraneous trailing blanks (adapted from patch by Daniel
+ Jacobowitz <dmj+@andrew.cmu.edu>).
+ + modify generated curses.h to ifdef-out prototypes for extensions if
+ they are disabled, and to define curses_version() as a string in that
+ case. This is needed to make the programs such as tic build in that
+ configuration.
+ + modified generated headers.sh to remove a gzip'd version of the
+ target file if it exists, in case non-gzip'd manpages are installed
+ into a directory where gzip'd ones exist. In that case, the latter
+ would be found.
+ + corrected a redundant initialization of signal handlers from 20010922
+ changes.
+ + clarified bug-reporting address in terminfo.src (report by John H
+ DuBois III <spcecdt@armory.com>).
+ > several fixes from Robert Joop:
+ + do not use "-v" option of awk in MKkey_defs.sh because it does not
+ work with SunOS nawk.
+ + modify definitions for libutf8 in curses.h to avoid redefinition
+ warnings for mblen
+ + quoted references to compiler in shell command in misc/Makefile, in
+ case it uses multiple tokens.
+ + restore special case from 20010922 changes to omit SA_RESTART when
+ setting up SIGWINCH handler, which is needed to allow wgetch() to be
+ interrupted by that signal.
+ + update configure macro CF_WITH_PATHLIST, to omit some double quotes
+ not needed with autoconf 2.52
+ + revert configure script to autoconf 2.13 patched with
+ autoconf-2.13-19990117.patch.gz (or later)
+ from
+ ftp://invisible-island.net/autoconf/
+ because autoconf 2.52 macro AC_PROG_AWK does not work on HPUX 11.0
+ (report by David Ellement <ellement@sdd.hp.com>). This also fixes a
+ different problem configuring with Mac OS X (reported by Marc Smith
+ <marc.a.smith@home.com>).
+ + modify include/edit_cfg.h to eliminate BROKEN_LINKER symbol from
+ term.h
+ + move prototype for _nc_vsscanf() into curses.h.in to omit
+ HAVE_VSSCANF symbol from curses.h, which was dependent upon the
+ ncurses_cfg.h file which is not installed.
+ + use ACS_LEN rather than SIZEOF(acs_map) in trace code of lib_acs.c,
+ to work with broken linker configuration, e.g., cygwin (report by
+ Robert Joop <rj@rainbow.in-berlin.de>).
+ + make napms() call _nc_timed_wait() rather than poll() or select(),
+ to work around broken implementations of these on cygwin.
+ + drop configure macro CF_WIDEC_SHIFT, since that was rendered obsolete
+ by Sven Verdoolaege's rewrite of wide-character support. This makes
+ libncursesw incompatible again, but makes the header files almost the
+ same as in the narrow-character configuration.
+ + simplify definitions that combine wide/narrow versions of bkgd, etc.,
+ to eliminate differences between the wide/narrow versions of curses.h
+ + correct typo in configure macro CF_FUNC_VSSCANF
+ + correct location of call to _nc_keypad() from 20011215 changes which
+ prevented keypad() from being disabled (reported by Lars Hecking).
+ + rewrote ncurses 'a' test to exercise wgetch() and keypad() functions
+ better, e.g., by adding a 'w' command to create new windows which
+ may have different keypad() settings.
+ + corrected logic of keypad() by adding internal screen state to track
+ whether the terminal's keypad-mode has been set. Use this in
+ wgetch() to update the keypad-mode according to whether the
+ associated window's keypad-mode has been set with keypad(). This
+ corrects a related problem restoring terminal state after handling
+ SIGTSTP (reported by Mike Castle).
+ + regenerate configure using patch for autoconf 2.52
+ autoconf-2.52-patch.gz
+ at
+ ftp://invisible-island.net/autoconf/
+ + update config.guess, config.sub from
+ http://subversions.gnu.org/cgi-bin/viewcvs/config/config/
+ + minor changes to quoting in configure script to allow it to work
+ with autoconf 2.52
+ + modify final checks in lib_setup.c for line and col values, making
+ them independent.
+ + modify acs_map[] if configure --broken-linker is specified, to make
+ it use a function rather than an array (prompted by an incorrect
+ implementation in cygwin package).
+ + correct spelling of configure option --enable-colorfgbg, which
+ happened to work if --with-develop was set (noted in cygwin package
+ for ncurses).
+ + modify ifdef for genericerror() to compile with SUNWspro Sun WorkShop
+ 6 update 1 C++ 5.2 (patch by Sullivan N Beck <sbeck@cise.ufl.edu>).
+ + add configure checks to see if ncurses' fallback vsscanf() will
+ compile either of the special cases for FILE structs, and if not,
+ force it to the case which simply returns an error (report by
+ Sullivan N Beck <sbeck@cise.ufl.edu> indicates that Solaris 8 with
+ 64-bits does not allow access to FILE's fields).
+ + modify ifdef's for c++/cursesw.cc to use the fallback vsscanf() in
+ the ncurses library if no better substitute for this can be found
+ in the C++ runtime.
+ + modify the build to name dynamic libraries according to the
+ convention used on OS X and Darwin. Rather than something like
+ libncurses.dylib.5.2, Darwin would name it libncurses. 5.dylib.
+ There are a few additional minor fixes, such as setting the library
+ version and compatibility version numbers (patch by Jason Evans
+ <jevans@apple.com>).
+ + use 'sh' to run mkinstalldirs, to work around problems with buggy
+ versions of 'make' on OS/2 (report by John Polterak <jp@eyup.org>).
+ + correct typo in manpage description of curs_set() (Debian #121548).
+ + replace the configure script existence-check for mkstemp() by one
+ that checks if the function works, needed for older glibc and
+ AmigaOS.
+ + modify script that generates fallbacks.c to compile a temporary
+ copy of the terminfo source in case the host does not contain all of
+ the entries requested for fallbacks (request by Greg Roelofs).
+ + modify configure script to accommodate systems such as Mac OS X whose
+ <stdbool.h> header defines a 'bool' type inconsistent with ncurses,
+ which normally makes 'bool' consistent with C++. Include <stdbool.h>
+ from curses.h to force consistent usage, define a new type
+ NCURSES_BOOL and related that to the exported 'bool' as either a
+ typedef or definition, according to whether <stdbool.h> is present
+ (based on a bug report for tin 1.5.9 by Aaron Adams <adamsa@mac.com>).
+ + added/updated terminfo entries for M$ telnet and KDE konsole -TD
+ + updated/expanded Apple_Terminal and Darwin PowerPC terminfo entries
+ (Benjamin C W Sittler).
+ + add putty terminfo entry -TD
+ + if configuring for wide-curses, define _XOPEN_SOURCE_EXTENDED, since
+ this may not otherwise be defined to make test/view.c compile.
+ + review/correct several missing/generated items in curses.wide, sorted
+ the lists to make subsequent diff's easier to track.
+ + add manual pages for add_wch(), echo_wchar(), getcchar(),
+ mvadd_wch(), mvwadd_wch(), setcchar(), wadd_wch() and wecho_wchar().
+ + implement wecho_wchar()
+ + modify _tracedump() to handle wide-characters by mapping them to '?'
+ and control-characters to '.', to make the trace file readable. Also
+ dynamically allocate the buffer used by _tracedump() for formatting
+ the results.
+ + modify T_CALLED/T_RETURN macros to ease balancing call/return lines
+ in a trace by using curly braces.
+ + implement _nc_viscbuf(), for tracing cchar_t arrays.
+ + correct trace-calls in setcchar() and getcchar() functions, which
+ traced the return values but not the entry to each function.
+ + correct usage message in test/view.c, which still mentioned -u flag.
+ + modify configure script to allow building with termcap only, or with
+ fallbacks only. In this case, we do not build tic and toe.
+ + add configure --with-termpath option, to override default TERMPATH
+ value of /etc/termcap:/usr/share/misc/termcap.
+ + cosmetic change to tack: make menu descriptions agree with menu
+ titles.
+ + rewrote limit-checks in wscrl() and associated _nc_scroll_window(),
+ to ensure that if the parameter of wscrl() is larger than the size of
+ the scrolling region, then the scrolling region will be cleared
+ (report by Ben Kohlen <bckohlen@yahoo.com>).
+ + add trace/varargs.c, using this to trace parameters in lib_printw.c
+ + implement _tracecchar_t2() and _tracecchar_t().
+ + split-out trace/visbuf.c
+ + correct typo in lib_printw.c changes from 20010922 (report by Mike
+ Castle).
+ + modify run_tic.sh to check if the build is a cross-compile. In that
+ case, do not use the build's tic to install the terminfo database
+ (report by Rafael Rodriguez Velilla <rrv@tid.es>).
+ + modify mouse click resolution so that mouseinterval(-1) will disable
+ it, e.g., to handle touchscreens via a slow connection (request by
+ Byron Stanoszek <gandalf@winds.org>).
+ + correct mouseinterval() default value shown in curs_mouse.3x
+ + remove conflicting definition of mouse_trafo() (reported by Lars
+ Hecking, using gcc 2.95.3).
+ + simpler fix for signal_name(), to replace the one overlooked in
+ 20010929 (reported by Larry Virden).
+ + add -i option to view.c, to test ncurses' check for non-default
+ signal handler for SIGINT, etc.
+ + add cases for shared-libraries on Darwin/OS X (patch by Rob Braun
+ <bbraun@synack.net>).
+ + modify tset to restore original I/O modes if an error is encountered.
+ Also modify to use buffered stderr consistently rather than mixing
+ with write().
+ + change signal_name() function to use if-then-else rather than case
+ statement, since signal-values aren't really integers (reported by
+ Larry Virden).
+ + add limit checks in wredrawln(), fixing a problem where lynx was
+ repainting a pad which was much larger than the screen.
+ + fix: PutRange() was counting the second part of a wide character as
+ part of a run, resulting in a cursor position that was one too far
+ (patch by Sven Verdoolaege).
+ + modify resizeterm() to not queue a KEY_RESIZE if there was no
+ SIGWINCH, thereby separating the two styles of SIGWINCH handling
+ in test/view.c
+ + simplified lib_tstp.c, modify it to use SA_RESTART flag for SIGWINCH.
+ + eliminate several static buffers in the terminfo compiler, using
+ allocated buffers.
+ + modify MKkeyname.awk so that keyname() does not store its result into
+ a static buffer that is overwritten by the next call.
+ + reorganize the output of infocmp -E and -e options to compile cleanly
+ with gcc -Wwrite-strings warnings.
+ + remove redefinition of chgat/wchgat/mvwchgat from curses.wide
+ + add label to test/view.c, showing the name of the last key or signal
+ that made the screen repaint, to make it clearer when a sigwinch
+ does this.
+ + use ExitProgram() consistently in the test-programs to make it
+ simpler to test leaks with dmalloc, etc.
+ + move hashtab static data out of hashmap.c into SCREEN struct.
+ + make NO_LEAK code compile with revised WINDOWLIST structs.
+ + modify tgetent() to check if exit_attribute_mode resets the alternate
+ character set, and if so, attempt to adjust the copy of the termcap
+ "me" string which it will return to eliminate that part. In
+ particular, 'screen' would lose track of line-drawing characters
+ (report by Frederic L W Meunier <0@pervalidus.net>, analysis by
+ Michael Schroeder).
+ + specify DOCTYPE in html manpages.
+ + add missing macros for several "generated" functions: attr_get(),
+ attr_off(), attr_on(), attr_set(), chgat(), mvchgat(), mvwchgat() and
+ mouse_trafo().
+ + modify view.c to agree with non-experimental status of ncurses'
+ sigwinch handler:
+ + change the sense of the -r option, making it default to ncurses'
+ sigwinch handler.
+ + add a note explaining what functions are unsafe in a signal
+ handler.
+ + add a -c option, to set color display, for testing.
+ + unset $data variable in MKterminfo.sh script, to address potential
+ infinite loop if shell malfunction (report by Samuel Mikes
+ <smikes@cubane.com>, for bash 2.05.0 on a Linux 2.0.36 system).
+ + change kbs in mach terminfo entries to ^? (Marcus Brinkmann
+ <Marcus.Brinkmann@ruhr-uni-bochum.de>).
+ + correct logic for COLORFGBG environment variable: if rxvt is compiled
+ with xpm support, the variable has three fields, making it slightly
+ incompatible with itself. In either case, the background color is
+ the last field.
+ + move calls to def_shell_mode() and def_prog_mode() before loop with
+ callbacks in lib_set_term.c, since the c++ demo otherwise initialized
+ the tty modes before saving them (patch by John David Anglin
+ <dave@hiauly1.hia.nrc.ca>).
+ + duplicate logic used to initialize trace in newterm(), in initscr()
+ to avoid confusing trace of initscr().
+ + simplify allocation of WINDOW and WINDOWLIST structs by making the
+ first a part of the second rather than storing a pointer. This saves
+ a call to malloc for each window (discussion with Philippe Blain).
+ + remove unused variable 'used_ncv' from lib_vidattr.c (Philippe
+ Blain).
+ + modify c++/Makefile.in to accommodate archive programs that are
+ different for C++ than for C, and add cases for vendor's C++
+ compilers on Solaris and IRIX (report by Albert Chin-A-Young).
+ + correct manpage description of criteria for deciding if the terminal
+ supports xterm mouse controls.
+ + add several configure script options to aid with cross-compiling:
+ --with-build-cc, --with-build-cflags, --with-build-ldflags, and
+ --with-build-libs (request by Greg Roelofs).
+ + change criteria for deciding if configure is cross-compiling from
+ host/build mismatch to host/target mismatch (request by Greg Roelofs
+ <greg.roelofs@philips.com>).
+ + correct logic for infocmp -e and -E options which writes the data for
+ the ext_Names[] array. This is needed if one constructs a fallback
+ table for a terminfo entry which uses extended termcap names, e.g.,
+ AX in a color xterm.
+ + fix undefined NCURSES_PATHSEP when configure --disable-database
+ option is given.
+ + fix for VALID_BOOLEAN() macro when char is not signed.
+ + modify 'clean' rule for C++ binding to work with Sun compiler, which
+ caches additional information in a subdirectory of the objects.
+ + added llib-ncursesw.
+ + add Caps.keys example for experimental extended function keys
+ (adapted from a patch by Ilya Zakharevich).
+ + correct parameter types of vidputs() and vidattr() to agree with
+ header files (report by William P Setzer).
+ + fix typos in several man-pages (patch by William P Setzer).
+ + remove unneeded ifdef for __GNUG__ in CF_CPP_VSCAN_FUNC configure
+ macro, which made ncurses C++ binding fail to build with other
+ C++ compilers such as HPUX 11.x (report by Albert Chin-A-Young).
+ + workaround for bug in HPUX 11.x C compiler: add a blank after
+ NCURSES_EXPORT macro in form.h (report by Albert Chin-A-Young)
+ + ignore blank lines in Caps* files in MKkey_defs.sh script (report by
+ Albert Chin-A-Young).
+ + correct definition of key_end in Caps.aix4, which left KEY_END
+ undefined (report by Albert Chin-A-Young).
+ + remove a QNX-specific fallback prototype for vsscanf(), which is
+ obsolete with QNX RTP.
+ + review/fix some of the T() and TR() macro calls, having noticed that
+ there was no data for delwin() in a trace of dialog because there was
+ no returnVoid call for wtimeout(). Also, traces in lib_twait.c are
+ now selected under TRACE_IEVENT rather than TRACE_CALLS.
+ + add a _nc_access() check before opening files listed via $TERMPATH.
+ + using modified man2html, regenerate some of the html manpages to fix
+ broken HREF's where the link was hyphenated.
+ + add some limit/pointer checks to -S option of tputs.
+ + updated/expanded Apple_Terminal and Darwin PowerPC terminfo entries
+ (Benjamin C W Sittler).
+ + add a note in curs_termcap.3x regarding a defect in the XSI
+ description of tgetent (based on a discussion with Urs Jansen
+ regarding the HPUX 11.x implementation, whose termcap interface is
+ not compatible with existing termcap programs).
+ + modify manhtml rule in dist.mk to preserve copyright notice on the
+ generated files, as well as to address HTML style issues reported by
+ tidy and weblint. Regenerated/updated corresponding html files.
+ + comment out use of Protected_Character and related rarely used
+ attributes in ncurses Ada95 test/demo to compile with wide-character
+ configuration.
+ + implement a simple example in C++ demo to test scanw().
+ + corrected stdio function used to implement scanw() in cursesw.cc
+ + correct definition of RemAttr() macro from 20010602 changes, which
+ caused C++ SillyDemo to not show line-drawing characters.
+ + modify C++ binding, adding getKey() which can be overridden by user
+ to substitute functions other than getch() for keyboard processing
+ of forms and menus (patch by Juergen Pfeifer).
+ + fix some of the trace calls which needed modification to work with
+ new wide-character structures.
+ + modify magic-cookie code in tty_update.c to compile with new
+ wide-character structures (report by <George.R.Goffe@seagate.com>).
+ + ensure that _XOPEN_SOURCE_EXTENDED is defined in curses.priv.h if
+ compiling for wide-character configuration.
+ + make addwnstr() handle non-spacing characters (patch by Sven
+ Verdoolaege).
+ + add configure check to define _GNU_SOURCE, needed to prop up glibc
+ header files.
+ + split-out include/curses.wide to solve spurious redefinitions caused
+ by defining _GNU_SOURCE, and move includes for <signal.h> before
+ <curses.h> to work around misdefinition of ERR in glibc 2.1.3 header
+ file.
+ + extended ospeed change to NetBSD and OpenBSD -TD
+ + modify logic in lib_baudrate.c for ospeed, for FreeBSD to make it
+ work properly for termcap applications (patch by Andrey A Chernov).
+ + correct an overlooked CharOf/UChar instance (reports by Eugene Lee
+ <eugene@anime.net>, Sven Verdoolaege).
+ + correct unneeded ifdef for wunctrl() (reported by Sven Verdoolaege)
+ + change overlooked several CharOf/UChar instances.
+ > several patches from Sven Verdoolaege:
+ + correct a typo in wunctrl(), which made it appear that botwc() was
+ needed (no such function: use btowc()).
+ + reimplement wide-character demo in test/view.c, using new functions.
+ + implement getcchar(), setcchar(), wadd_wchnstr() and related macros.
+ + fix a syntax problem with do/if/while in PUTC macro (curses.priv.h).
+ + add parentheses in macros for malloc in test.priv.h, fixes an
+ expression in view.c (report by Wolfgang Gutjahr <gutw@knapp.co.at>).
+ + add Caps.uwin, as an example.
+ + change the way curses.h is generated, making the list of function
+ key definitions extracted from the Caps file.
+ + add #undef's before possible redefinition of ERR and OK in curses.h
+ + modify logic in tic, toe, tput and tset which checks for basename of
+ argv[0] to work properly on systems such as OS/2 which have
+ case-independent filenames and/or program suffixes, e.g., ".ext".
+ + add a configure check, if --enable-widec is specified, for putwc(),
+ which may be in libutf8.
+ + remove some unnecessary text from curs_extend.3x and
+ default_colors.3x which caused man-db to make incorrect symbolic
+ links (Debian bug report #99550).
+ + add configure check if cast for _IO_va_list is needed to compile
+ C++ vscan code (Debian bug report #97945).
+ > several patches from Sven Verdoolaege:
+ + correct code that used non-standard auto-initialization of a struct,
+ which gcc allows (report by Larry Virden).
+ + use putwc() in PUTC() macro.
+ + make addstr() work for the special case where the codeset is
+ non-stateful (eg. UTF-8), as well as stateful codesets.
+ + correct loop expression in NEXT_CHAR macro for lib_addstr.c changes
+ from 20010602 (report by Mike Castle).
+ + modify mvcur() to avoid emitting newline characters when nonl() mode
+ is set. Normally this is not a problem since the actual terminal
+ mode is set to suppress nl/crlf translations, however it is useful to
+ allow the caller to manipulate the terminal mode to avoid staircasing
+ effects after spawning a process which writes messages (for lynx
+ 2.8.4) -TD
+ > several patches from Sven Verdoolaege <skimo@kotnet.org>:
+ + remove redundant type-conversion in fifo_push()
+ + correct definition of addwstr() macro in curses.h.in
+ + remove _nc_utf8_outch()
+ + rename most existing uses of CharOf() to UChar(), e.g., where it is
+ used to prevent sign-extension in ctype macros.
+ + change some chtype's to attr_t's where the corresponding variables
+ are used to manipulate attributes.
+ + UpdateAttr() was applied to both attributes (attr_t) and characters
+ (chtype). Modify macro and calls to it to make these distinct.
+ + add CharEq() macro, use in places where wide-character configuration
+ implementation uses a struct for cchar_t.
+ + moved struct ldat into curses.priv.h, to hide implementation details.
+ + change CharOf() macro to use it for masking A_CHARTEXT data from
+ chtype's.
+ + add L() macro to curses.priv.h, for long-character literals.
+ + replace several assignments from struct ldat entries to chtype or
+ char values with combinations of CharOf() and AttrOf() macros.
+ + add/use intermediate ChAttrOf() and ChCharOf() macros where we know
+ we are using chtype data.
+ + add/use lowlevel attribute manipulation macros AddAttr(), RemAttr()
+ and SetAttr().
+ + add/use SetChar() macro, to change a cchar_t based on a character and
+ attributes.
+ + convert most internal use of chtype to NCURSES_CH_T, to simplify use
+ of cchar_t for wide-character configuration. Similarly, use ARG_CH_T
+ where a pointer would be more useful.
+ + add stubs for tracing cchar_t values.
+ + add/use macro ISBLANK()
+ + add/use constructors for cchar_t's: NewChar(), NewChar2().
+ + add/use macros CHREF(), CHDEREF(), AttrOfD(), CharOfD() to facilitate
+ passing cchar_t's by address.
+ + add/use PUTC_DATA, PUTC() macros.
+ + for wide-character configuration, move the window background data to
+ the end of the WINDOW struct so that whether _XOPEN_SOURCE_EXTENDED
+ is defined or not, the offsets in the struct will not change.
+ + modify addch() to work with wide-characters.
+ + mark several wide-character functions as generated in curses.h.in
+ + implement wunctrl(), wadd_wch(), wbkgrndset(), wbkgrnd(),
+ wborder_set() and waddnwstr().
+ + add experimental --with-caps=XXX option to customize to similar
+ terminfo database formats such as AIX 4.x
+ + add Caps.aix4 as an example.
+ + modify Caps to add columns for the the KEY_xxx symbols.
+ + modify configure --with-widec to suppress overwrite of libcurses.so
+ and curses.h
+ + add checks to toe.c to avoid being confused by files and directories
+ where we would expect the reverse, e.g., source-files in the
+ top-level terminfo levels as is the case for AIX.
+ + add top-level 'depend' rule for the C sources, assuming that the
+ makedepend program is available. As a side-effect, this makes
+ the generated sources, as in "make sources" (prompted by a report
+ by Mike Castle that "make -j" fails because the resulting parallel
+ processes race to generate ncurses/names.c).
+ + modify configure script so that --disable-overwrite option's action
+ to add a symbolic link for libcurses applies to the static library as
+ well as the shared library when both are configured (report by Felix
+ Natter <f.natter@ndh.net>).
+ + add ELKS terminfo entries (Federico Bianchi
+ <bianchi@www.arte.unipi.it>)
+ + add u6 (CSR) to Eterm (Michael Jennings).
+ + modify test/ncurses.c to work with xterm-256color, which has fewer
+ color pairs than colors*colors (report by David Ellement
+ <ellement@sdd.hp.com>).
+ + corrected screen.xterm-xfree86 entry.
+ + update comment in Caps regarding IBM (AIX) function-key definitions.
+ + modify c++/Makefile.in to link with libncurses++w.a when configured
+ for wide-characters (patch by Sven Verdoolaege).
+ + add check in _nc_trace_buf() to refrain from freeing a null pointer.
+ + improve CF_PROG_INSTALL macro using CF_DIRNAME.
+ + update config.guess, config.sub from autoconf 2.49e (alpha).
+ + add secondary check in tic.c, similar_sgr() to see if the reason
+ for mismatch was that the individual capabilities used a time-delay
+ while sgr did not. Used this to cleanup mismatches, e.g., in vt100,
+ and remove time-delay from Apple_Terminal entries.
+ + add Apple_Terminal terminfo entries (Benjamin C W Sittler
+ <bsittler@iname.com>).
+ + correct definitions of shifted editing keys for xterm-xfree86 -TD
+ + fix a bug in test/bs.c from 20010407 (patch by Erik Sigra).
+ + prevent relative_move() from doing an overwrite if it detects 8-bit
+ characters when configured for UTF-8 (reported by Sven Verdoolaege
+ <skimo@kotnet.org>).
+ + add configure checks for strstream.h vscan function, and similar
+ stdio-based function which may be used in C++ binding for gcc 3.0
+ (reports by George Goffe, Lars Hecking, Mike Castle).
+ + rewrite parts of configure.in which used changequote(). That feature
+ is broken in the latest autoconf alphas (e.g., 2.49d).
+ + add a missing pathname for ncurses_dll.h, needed when building in
+ a directory outside the source tree (patch by Sven Verdoolaege
+ <skimo@kotnet.org>).
+ > fix 2 bugs in test/bs.c Erik Sigra <sigra@home.se>:
+ + no ships were ever placed in the last row or in the last column.
+ This made the game very easy to win, because you never had to waste
+ any shots there, but the computer did.
+ + the squares around a sunken ship that belonged to the player were not
+ displayed as already hit by the computer, like it does for the
+ player.
+ + add some examples of customizing screen's terminfo:
+ screen.xterm-xfree86, screen.xterm-r6, screen.teraterm -TD
+ + modify screen's terminfo entry to match the khome/kend in screen
+ 3.09.08 (Debian bug report #92215).
+ + correct a memory leak in forms library (report by Stefan Vogtner
+ <stefan@vogtner.de>) (patch by Juergen Pfeifer).
+ + change symbols used to guard against repeated includes to begin
+ consistently with "NCURSES_" rather than a leading underscore. There
+ are other symbols defined in the header files which begin with a
+ leading underscore, but they are part of the legacy interface.
+ + reorder includes in c++ binding so that rcs identifiers can be
+ compiled-in.
+ + add .cc.ii rule to c++ makefile, to get preprocessor output for
+ debugging.
+ + correct configure script handling of @keyword@ substitutions when the
+ --with-manpage-renames option is given (cf: 20000715, fixes Debian
+ bug #89939).
+ + report stack underflow/overflow in tparm() when tic -cv option is
+ given.
+ + remove spurious "%|" operator from xterm-xfree86 terminfo entry,
+ (reported by Adam Costello <amc@cs.berkeley.edu>, Debian bug #89222).
+ + cleanup of newdemo.c, fixing some ambiguous expressions noted by gcc
+ 2.95.2, and correcting some conflicting color pair initializations.
+ + add missing copyright notice for cursesw.h
+ + review, make minor fixes for use of '::' for referring to C-language
+ interface from C++ binding.
+ + modify configure check for g++ library slightly to accommodate
+ nonstandard version number, e.g., <vendor>-2.7 (report by Ronald Ho
+ <rho@mipos2.intel.com>).
+ + add configure check for c++ <sstream> header, replace hardcoded
+ ifdef.
+ + workaround for pre-release of gcc 3.0 libstdc++, which has dropped
+ vscan from strstreambuf to follow standard, use wrapper for C vscanf
+ instead (report by George Goffe <grgoffe@excite.com> and Matt Taggart
+ <taggart@carmen.fc.hp.com>, fixes Debian .
+ + modify interface of _nc_get_token() to pass 'silent' parameter to it,
+ to make quieter loading of /etc/termcap (patch by Todd C Miller).
+ + correct a few typos in curs_slk.3x and curs_outopts.3x manpages
+ (patch by Todd C Miller).
+ + compiler-warning fixes (reported by Nelson Beebe).
+ + modify screen terminfo entry to use new 3.9.8 feature allowing xterm
+ mouse controls -TD
+ + broaden patterns used to match OS/2 EMX in configure script to cover
+ variant used in newer config.guess/config.sub
+ + remove changequote() calls from configure script, since this feature
+ is broken in the autoconf 2.49c alpha, maintainers decline to fix.
+ + remove macro callPutChar() from tty_update.c, since this is no longer
+ needed (reported by Philippe Blain).
+ + add a null-pointer check in tic.c to handle the case when the input
+ file is really empty. Modify the next_char() function in comp_scan.c
+ to allow arbitrarily long lines, and incidentally supply a newline to
+ files that do not end in a newline. These changes improve tic's
+ recovery from attempts to read binary files, e.g., its output from
+ the terminfo database (reported by Bernhard Rosenkraenzer).
+ + revert change to c++/demo.cc from 20001209, which changed definition
+ of main() apparently to accommodate cygwin linker, but broke the demo
+ program.
+ + workaround for broken egcs 2.91.66 which calls member functions
+ (i.e., lines() and colors() of NCursesWindow before calling its
+ constructor. Add calls to initialize() in a few constructors which
+ did not do this already.
+ + use the GNAT preprocessor to make the necessary switch between TRACE
+ and NO_TRACE configurations (patch by Juergen Pfeifer).
+ > patches by Bernhard Rosenkraenzer:
+ + modify kterm terminfo entry to use SCS sequence to support alternate
+ character set (it does not work with SI/SO).
+ + --with-ospeed=something didn't work. configure.in checked for a
+ $enableval where it should check for $withval. Also,
+ ncurses/llib-lncurses still had a hardcoded short.
+ + correction to my merge of Tom Riddle's patch that broke tic in some
+ conditions (reported by Enoch Wexler <enoch@wexler.co.il>) -TD
+ + modify view.c to test halfdelay(). Like other tests, this recognizes
+ the 's' and space commands for stopping/starting polled input, shows
+ a freerunning clock in the header. If given a parameter to 's', that
+ makes view.c use halfdelay() with that parameter rather than
+ nodelay().
+ + fix to allow compile with the experimental configure option
+ --disable-hashmap.
+ + modify postprocess_termcap() to avoid overwriting key_backspace,
+ key_left, key_down when processing a non-base entry (report/patch by
+ Tom Riddle).
+ + modify _nc_wrap_entry(), adding option to reallocate the string
+ table, needed in _nc_merge_entry() when merging termcap entries.
+ (adapted from report/patch by Tom Riddle <ftr@oracom.com>).
+ + modify a few configure script macros to keep $CFLAGS used only for
+ compiler options, preprocessor options in $CPPFLAGS.
+ + correct marker positions in lrtest.c after receiving a sigwinch.
+ + fix ifdef's in ncurses.c to build against pre-5.2 for testing.
+ + fixes to tclock for resizing behavior, redundant computation (report
+ and patch by A M Kuchling <akuchlin@mems-exchange.org>).
+ + improved scoansi terminfo entry -TD
+ + modify configure script and makefile in Ada95/src to compile a stub
+ for the trace functions when ncurses does not provide those.
+ + add ncurses_dll.h and related definitions to support generating DLL's
+ with cygwin (adapted from a patch by Charles Wilson
+ <cwilson@ece.gatech.edu>, changed NCURSES_EXPORT macro to make it
+ work with 'indent') -TD
+ + correct prototypes for some functions in curs_termcap.3x, matching
+ termcap.h, which matches X/Open.
+ > patch by Juergen Pfeifer:
+ + a revised version of the Ada enhancements sent in by "H.
+ Nanosecond", aka Eugene V Melaragno <aldomel@ix.netcom.com>. This
+ patch includes
+ - small fixes to the existing ncurses binding
+ - addition of some more low-level functions to the binding, including
+ termcap and terminfo functions
+ - An Ada implementation of the "ncurses" test application originally
+ written in C.
+ + modify logic in lib_setup.c to allow either lines or columns value
+ from terminfo to be used if the screen size cannot be determined
+ dynamically rather than requiring both (patch by Ehud Karni
+ <ehud@unix.simonwiesel.co.il>).
+ + add check in lib_tgoto.c's is_termcap() function to reject null or
+ empty strings (reported by Valentin Nechayev <netch@netch.kiev.ua> to
+ freebsd-bugs).
+ + add definition from configure script that denotes the path-separator,
+ which is normally a colon. The path-separator is a semicolon on
+ OS/2 EMX and similar systems which may use a colon within pathnames.
+ + alter logic to set default for --disable-overwrite option to set it
+ to 'yes' if the --prefix/$prefix value is not /usr/local, thereby
+ accommodating the most common cause of problems: gcc's nonstandard
+ search rules. Other locations such as /usr/local/ncurses will
+ default to overwriting (report by Lars Hecking <lhecking@nmrc.ie>).
+ + modify default for --disable-overwrite configure option to disable
+ if the --prefix or $prefix value is not /usr.
+ + add cygwin to systems for which ncurses is installed by default into
+ /usr rather than /usr/local.
+ + minor optimization in comp_error.c and lib_termname.c, using
+ strncat() to replace strncpy() (patch by Solar Designer).
+ + add a use_terminfo_vars() check for $HOME/.termcap, and check for
+ geteuid() to use_terminfo_vars() (patch by Solar Designer
+ <solar@false.com>).
+ + improved cygwin terminfo entry, based on patch by
+ <ernie_boyd@yahoo.com>.
+ + modify _nc_write_entry() to allow for the possibility that linking
+ aliases on a filesystem that ignores case would not succeed because
+ the source and destination differ only by case, e.g., NCR260VT300WPP0
+ on cygwin (report by Neil Zanella).
+ + fix a typo in the curs_deleteln.3x man page (patch by Bernhard
+ Rosenkraenzer <bero@redhat.de>).
+ + add configure option --with-ospeed to assist packagers in transition
+ to 5.3 change to ospeed type.
+ + add/use CharOf() macro to suppress sign-extension of char type on
+ platforms where this is a problem in ctype macros, e.g., Solaris.
+ + change trace output to binary format.
+ + correct a missing quote adjustment in CF_PATH_SYNTAX autoconf
+ macro, for OS/2 EMX configuration.
+ + rearrange a few configure macros, moving preprocessor options to
+ $CPPFLAGS (a now-obsolete version of autoconf did not consistently
+ use $CPPFLAGS in both the compile and preprocessor checks).
+ + add a check in relative_move() to guard against buffer overflow in
+ the overwrite logic.
+ + add message to configure script showing g++ version.
+ + resync config.guess, config.sub
+ + modify lib_delwin.c, making it return ERR if the window did not exist
+ (suggested by Neil Zanella).
+ + add cases for FreeBSD 3.1 to tdlint and makellib scripts, used this
+ to test/review ncurses library. (Would use lclint, but it doesn't
+ work).
+ + reorganized knight.c to avoid forward references. Correct screen
+ updates when backtracking, especially to the first cell. Add F/B/a
+ commands.
+20001021 5.2 release for upload to ftp.gnu.org
+ + update generated html files from manpages.
+ + modify dist.mk to use edit_man.sh to substitute autoconf'd variables
+ in html manpages.
+ + fix an uninitialized pointer in read_termcap.c (report by Todd C
+ Miller, from report/patch by Philip Guenther <guenther@gac.edu>).
+ + correct help-message and array limit in knight.c (patch by Brian
+ Raiter <breadbox@muppetlabs.com>).
+ > patch by Juergen Pfeifer:
+ + fix to avoid warning by GNAT-3.13p about use of inconsistent casing
+ for some identifiers defined in the standard package.
+ + cosmetic change to forms/fty_enum.c
+ + correct an off-by-one position in test/railroad.c which could cause
+ wrapping at the right margin.
+ + test/repair some issues with libtool configuration. Make
+ --disable-echo force libtool --silent. (Libtool does not work for
+ OS/2 EMX, works partly for SCO - libtool is still very specific to
+ gcc).
+ + change default of --with-manpage-tbl to "no", since for most of the
+ platforms which do have tbl installed, the system "man" program
+ understands how to run tbl automatically.
+ + minor improvement to force_bar() in comp_parse.c (Bernhard
+ Rosenkraenzer <bero@redhat.de>).
+ + modify lib_tparm.c to use get_space() before writing terminating
+ null character, both for consistency as well as to ensure that if
+ save_char() was called immediately before, that the allocated memory
+ is enough (patch by Sergei Ivanov).
+ + add note about termcap ML capability which is duplicated between two
+ different capabilities: smgl and smglr (reported by Sergei Ivanov
+ <svivanov@pdmi.ras.ru>).
+ + correct parameter counts in include/Caps for dclk as well as some
+ printer-specific capabilities: csnm, defc, scs, scsd, smgtp, smglp.
+ > patch by Johnny C Lam <lamj@stat.cmu.edu>:
+ + add support for building with libtool (apparently version 1.3.5,
+ since old versions do not handle -L../lib), using new configure
+ option --with-libtool.
+ + add configure option --with-manpage-tbl, which causes the manpages to
+ be preprocessed by tbl(1) prior to installation,
+ + add configure option --without-curses-h, which causes the
+ installation process to install curses.h as ncurses.h and make
+ appropriate changes to headers and manpages.
+ + correct order of options/parameters in run_tic.in invocation of tic,
+ which did not work with standard getopt() (reported by Ethan
+ Butterfield <primus@veris.org>).
+ + correct logic for 'reverse' variable in lib_vidattr.c, which was
+ setting it true without checking if newmode had A_REVERSE set, e.g.,
+ using $TERM=ansi on OS/2 EMX (see 20000917).
+ > patch by Todd C Miller:
+ + add a few missing use_terminfo_vars() and fixes up _nc_tgetent().
+ Previously, _nc_cgetset() would still get called on cp so the
+ simplest thing is to set cp to NULL if !use_terminfo_vars().
+ + added checks for an empty $HOME environment variable.
+ > patches for OS/2 EMX (Ilya Zakharevich):
+ + modify convert_configure.pl to support INSTALL. Change compiler
+ options in that script to use multithreading, needed for the mouse.
+ + modify OS/2 mouse support, retrying as a 2-button mouse if code fails
+ to set up a 3-button mouse.
+ + improve code for OS/2 mouse support, using _nc_timed_wait() to
+ replace select() call.
+ + change type of ospeed variable back to short to match its use in
+ legacy applications (reported by Andrey A Chernov).
+ + add case to configure script for --enable-rpath on IRIX (patch by
+ Albert Chin-A-Young).
+ + minor fix to position_check() function, to ensure it gets the whole
+ cursor report before decoding.
+ + add configure option --disable-assumed-color, to allow pre-5.1
+ convention of default colors used for color-pair 0 to be configured
+ (see assume_default_colors()).
+ + rename configure option --enable-hashmap --disable-hashmap, and
+ reorder the configure options, splitting the experimental and
+ development
+ + add configure option --disable-root-environ, which tells ncurses to
+ disregard $TERMINFO and similar environment variables if the current
+ user is root, or running setuid/setgid (based on discussion with
+ several people).
+ + modified misc/run_tic.in to use tic -o, to eliminate dependency on
+ $TERMINFO variable for installs.
+ + add table entry for plab_norm to tput, so it passes in strings
+ for that capability.
+ + modify parse_format() in lib_tparm.c to ignore precision if it is
+ longer than 10000 (report by Jouko Pynnonen).
+ + rewrote limit checks in lib_mvcur.c using new functions
+ _nc_safe_strcat(), etc. Made other related changes to check lengths
+ used for strcat/strcpy (report by Jouko Pynnonen
+ <jouko@solutions.fi>).
+ + modify several descriptions, including those for setaf, setab, in
+ include/Caps to indicate that the entries are parameterized. This
+ information is used to tell which strings are translated when
+ converting to termcap. Fixes a problem where the generated termcap
+ would contain a spurious "%p1" for the terminfo "%p1%d".
+ + modify ld -rpath options (e.g., Linux, and Solaris) to use an
+ absolute pathname for the build tree's lib directory (prompted by
+ discussion with Albert Chin-A-Young).
+ + modify "make install.man" and "make uninstall.man" to include tack's
+ man-page.
+ + various fixes for install scripts used to support configure --srcdir
+ and --with-install-prefix (reported by Matthew Clarke
+ <Matthew_Clarke@mindlink.bc.ca>).
+ + make configure script checks on variables $GCC and $GXX consistently
+ compare against 'yes' rather than test if they are nonnull, since
+ either may be set to the corresponding name of the C or C++ compiler
+ (report/patch by Albert Chin-A-Young).
+ + modify rs2 capability in xterm-r6 and similar where cursor
+ save/restore bracketed the sequence for resetting video attributes.
+ The cursor restore would undo that (report by John Hawkinson
+ <jhawk@MIT.EDU> (see NetBSD misc/11052)).
+ + using parameter check added to tic, corrected 27 typos in
+ terminfo.src -TD
+ + modify tic to verify that its inputs are really files, in case
+ someone tries to read a directory (or /dev/zero).
+ + add a check for empty buffers returned by fgets() in comp_scan.c
+ next_char() function, in case tic is run on a non-text file (fixes
+ a core dump reported by Aaron Campbell <aaron@cs.dal.ca>).
+ + add to railroad.c some code exercising tgoto(), providing an
+ alternate form of display if the terminal supports cursor addressing.
+ + split-out tgoto() again, this time into new file lib_tgoto.c, and
+ implement a conventional BSD-style tgoto() which is used if the
+ capability string does not contain terminfo-style padding or
+ parameters (requested by Andrey A Chernov).
+ + add check to tic which reports capabilities that do not reference
+ the expected number of parameters.
+ + add error checking to infocmp's -v and -m options to ensure that
+ the option value is indeed a number.
+ + some cleanup of logic in _nc_signal_handler() to verify if SIGWINCH
+ handler is setup. Separated the old/new sigaction data for SIGTSTP
+ from the other signals.
+ + add S0, E0 extensions to screen's terminfo entry, which is another
+ way to solve the misconfiguration issue -TD
+ + completed special case for tgoto from 20000916
+ + update xterm terminfo entries to match XFree86 xterm patch #146 -TD
+ + add Matrix Orbital terminfo entries (from Eric Z Ayers
+ <eric@ale.org>).
+ + add special case to lib_tparm.c to allow 'screen' program to use a
+ termcap-style parameter "%." to tgoto() for switching character sets.
+ + use LN_S substitution in run_tic.in, to work on OS/2 EMX which has
+ no symbolic links.
+ + updated notes in README.emx regarding autoconf patches.
+ + replace a lookup table in lib_vidattr.c used to decode no_color_video
+ with a logic expression (suggested by Philippe Blain).
+ + add a/A toggle to ncurses.c 'b' test, which clears/sets alternate
+ character set attribute from the displayed text.
+ + correct inequality in parameter analysis of rewritten lib_tparm.c
+ which had the effect of ignoring p9 in set_attributes (sgr), breaking
+ alternate character set (reported by Piotr Majka <charvel@link.pl>).
+ + correct ifdef'ing for GCC_PRINTF, GCC_SCANF which would not compile
+ with Sun WorkShop compilers since these tokens were empty (cf:
+ 20000902, reported by Albert Chin-A-Young).
+ + correct an uninitialized parameter to open_tempfile() in tic.c which
+ made "tic -I" give an ambiguous error message about tmpnam.
+ + add special case in lib_vidattr.c to reset underline and standout for
+ devices that have no sgr0 defined (patch by Don Lewis
+ <Don.Lewis@tsc.tdk.com>). Note that this will not work for bold
+ mode, since there is no exit-bold-mode capability.
+ + improved patch for Make_Enum_Type (patch by Juergen Pfeifer).
+ + modify tparm to disallow arithmetic on strings, analyze the varargs
+ list to read strings as strings and numbers as numbers.
+ + modify tparm's internal function spop() to treat a null pointer as
+ an empty string.
+ + modify tput program so it can be renamed or invoked via a link as
+ 'reset' or 'init', producing the same effect as 'tput reset' or 'tput
+ init'.
+ + add private entrypoint _nc_basename(), use to consolidate related
+ code in progs, as well as accommodating OS/2 EMX pathnames.
+ + remove NCURSES_CONST line from edit_cfg.sh to compensate for its
+ removal (except via AC_SUBST) from configure.in, making
+ --enable-const work again (reported by Juergen Pfeifer).
+ + regen'd configure to pick up "hpux*" change from 20000902.
+ + modify tset.c to check for transformed "reset" program name, if any.
+ + add a check for null pointer in Make_Enum_Type() (reported by Steven
+ W Orr <steveo@world.std.com>).
+ + change functions _nc_parse_entry() and postprocess_termcap() to avoid
+ using strtok(), because it is non-reentrant (reported by Andrey A
+ Chernov <ache@nagual.pp.ru>).
+ + remove "hpux10.*" case from CF_SHARED_OPTS configure script macro.
+ This differed from the "hpux*" case by using reversed symbolic
+ links, which made the 5.1 version not match the configuration of
+ 5.0 shared libraries (reported by Albert Chin-A-Young).
+ + correct a dependency in Ada95/src/Makefile.in which prevented
+ building with configure --srcdir (patch by H Nanosecond
+ <aldomel@ix.netcom.com>).
+ + modify ifdef's in curses.h.in to avoid warning if GCC_PRINTF or
+ GCC_SCANF was not previously defined (reported by Pavel Roskin
+ <proski@gnu.org>).
+ + add MKncurses_def.sh to generate fallback definitions for
+ ncurses_cfg.h, to quiet gcc -Wundef warnings, modified ifdef's in
+ code to consistently use "#if" rather than "#ifdef".
+ + add QNX qansi entries to terminfo -TD
+ + add os2 entry to misc/emx.src (<jmcoopr@webmail.bmi.net>).
+ + add configure option --with-database to allow specifying a different
+ terminfo source-file to install. On OS/2 EMX, this defaults to
+ misc/emx.src
+ + change misc/run_tic.sh to derive it from misc/run_tic.in, to simplify
+ setting .exe extension on OS/2 EMX.
+ + add .exe extension in Ada95/gen/Makefile.in,
+ Ada95/samples/Makefile.in, for OS/2 EMX (reported by
+ <jmcoopr@webmail.bmi.net>).
+ + add configure check for filesystems (such as OS/2 EMX) which do not
+ distinguish between upper/lowercase filenames, use this to fix tags
+ rules in makefiles.
+ + initialize fds[] array to 0's in _nc_timed_wait(); apparently poll()
+ only sets the revents members of that array when there is activity
+ corresponding to the related file (report by Glenn Cooper
+ <gcooper@qantas.com.au>, using Purify on Solaris 5.6).
+ + change configure script to use AC_CANONICAL_SYSTEM rather than
+ AC_CANONICAL_HOST, which means that configure --target will set
+ a default program-prefix.
+ + add note on cross-compiling to INSTALL (which does not rely on the
+ AC_CANONICAL_* macros).
+ + add cases for EMX OS/2 to config.guess, config.sub
+ + new version of config.guess, config.sub from lynx 2.8.4dev.7
+ + add definitions via transform.h to allow tic and tput to check for
+ the transformed aliases rather than the original infotocap, etc.
+ + simplify transform-expressions in progs/Makefile.in, make the
+ uninstall rule work for transformed program names.
+ + change symbol used by --install-prefix configure option from
+ INSTALL_PREFIX to DESTDIR (the latter has become common usage
+ although the name is misleading).
+ + modify programs to use curses_version() string to report the version
+ of ncurses with which they are compiled rather than the
+ NCURSES_VERSION string. The function returns the patch level in
+ addition to the major and minor version numbers.
+ + modify CF_MAN_PAGES configure macro to make transformed program names
+ a parameter to that macro rather than embedding them in the macro.
+ + newer config.guess, config.sub (reference version used in lynx
+ 2.8.4dev.7).
+ + add configure option --with-default-terminfo-dir=DIR to allow
+ specifying the default terminfo database directory (request by Albert
+ Chin-A-Young).
+ + minor updates for terminfo.src from FreeBSD termcap change-history.
+ + correct notes in README and INSTALL regarding documentation files
+ that were moved from misc directory to doc (report by Rich Kulawiec
+ <rsk@gsp.org>).
+ + change most remaining unquoted parameters of 'test' in configure
+ script to use quotes, for instance fixing a problem in the
+ --disable-database option (reported by Christian Mondrup
+ <scancm@biobase.dk>).
+ + minor adjustments to work around some of the incompatibilities/bugs
+ in autoconf 2.29a alpha.
+ + add -I/usr/local/include when --with-ncurses option is used in
+ test/configure script.
+ + correct logic in adjust_cancels(), which did not check both
+ alternatives when reclassifying an extended name between boolean,
+ number and string, causing an infinite loop in tic.
+ + correct a missing backslash in curses.priv.h
+ + change handling of non_dest_scroll_region in tty_update.c to clear
+ text after it is shifted in rather than before shifting out. Also
+ correct row computation (reported by Ruediger Kuhlmann
+ <uck4@rz.uni-karlsruhe.de>).
+ + add/use new trace function to display chtype values from winch() and
+ getbkgd().
+ + add trace mask TRACE_ATTRS, alter several existing _tracef calls that
+ trace attribute changes under TRACE_CALLS to use this.
+ + modify MKlib_gen.sh so that functions returning chtype will call
+ returnChar().
+ + add returnChar() trace, for functions returning chtype.
+ + change indent.pro to line up parenthesis.
+ + fix a heap problem with the c++ binding (report by
+ <alexander_liberson@ninewest.com>, patch by Juergen Pfeifer).
+ + minor adjustment to ClrToEOL() to handle an out-of-bounds parameter.
+ + modify the check for big-core to force a couple of memory accesses,
+ which may work as needed for older/less-capable machines (if not,
+ there's still the explicit configure option).
+ > fixes based on diff's for Amiga and BeOS found at
+ http://www.mathematik.uni-karlsruhe.de/~kuhlmann/cross/ncurses/
+ + alter definition of NCURSES_CONST to make it non-empty.
+ + add amiga-vnc terminfo entry.
+ + redefine 'TEXT' in menu.h for AMIGA, since it is reported to have
+ an (unspecified) symbol conflict.
+ + replaced case-statement in _nc_tracebits() for CSIZE with a table to
+ simplify working around implementations that define random
+ combinations of the related macros to zero.
+ + modify configure test for tcgetattr() to allow for old
+ implementations, e.g., on BeOS, which only defined it as a macro.
+ > patches by Bruno Haible:
+ + when checking LC_ALL/LC_CTYPE/LANG environment variables for UTF-8
+ locale, ignore those which are set to an empty value, as per SUSV2.
+ + encode 0xFFFD in UTF-8 with 3 bytes, not 2.
+ + modify _nc_utf8_outch() to avoid sign-extension when checking for
+ out-of-range value.
+ + correct manlinks.sed script to avoid using ERE "\+", which is not
+ understood by older versions of sed (patch by Albert Chin-A-Young).
+ + implement configure script options that transform installed program
+ names, e.g., --program-prefix, including the manpage names and cross
+ references (patch by Albert Chin-A-Young <china@thewrittenword.com>).
+ + correct several mismatches between manpage filename and ".TH"
+ directives, renaming dft_fgbg.3x to default_colors.3x and
+ menu_attribs.3x to menu_attributes.3x (report by Todd C Miller).
+ + correct missing includes for <string.h> in several places, including
+ the C++ binding. This is not noted by gcc unless we use the
+ -fno-builtin option (reported by Igor Schein <igor@txc.com>).
+ + modified progs/tset.c and tack/sysdep.c to build with sgttyb
+ interface if neither termio or termios is available. Tested this
+ with FreeBSD 2.1.5 (which does have termios - but the sgttyb does
+ work).
+20000708 5.1 release for upload to ftp.gnu.org
+ + document configure options in INSTALL.
+ + add man-page for ncurses trace functions.
+ + correct return value shown in curs_touch.3x for is_linetouched() and
+ is_wintouched(), in curs_initscr.3x for isendwin(), and in
+ curs_termattr.3x for has_ic() and has_il().
+ + add prototypes for touchline() and touchwin(), adding them to the
+ list of generated functions.
+ + modify fifo_push() to put ERR into the fifo just like other values to
+ return from wgetch(). It was returning without doing that, making
+ end-of-file condition incorrectly return a 0 (reported by Todd C
+ Miller).
+ + uncomment CC_SHARED_OPTS for progs and tack (see 971115), since they
+ are needed for SCO OpenServer.
+ + move _nc_disable_period from free_ttype.c to comp_scan.c to appease
+ dynamic loaders on SCO and IRIX64.
+ + add "-a" option to test/ncurses.c to invoke assume_default_colors()
+ for testing.
+ + correct assignment in assume_default_colors() which tells ncurses
+ whether to use default colors, or the assumed ones (reported by Gary
+ Funck <gary@Intrepid.Com>).
+ + review/correct logic in mk-1st.awk for making symbolic links for
+ shared libraries, in particular for FreeBSD, etc.
+ + regenerate misc/*.def files for OS/2 EMX dll's.
+ + correct quoting of values for CC_SHARED_OPTS in aclocal.m4 for
+ cases openbsd2*, openbsd*, freebsd* and netbsd* (patch by Peter
+ Wemm) (err in 20000610).
+ + minor updates to release notes, as well as adding/updating URLs for
+ examples cited in announce.html
+ > several fixes from Philippe Blain <philippe.blain2@freesbee.fr>:
+ + correct placement of ifdef for NCURSES_XNAMES in function
+ _nc_free_termtype(), fixes a memory leak.
+ + add a call to _nc_synchook() to the end of function whline() like
+ that in wvline() (difference was in 1.9.4).
+ + make ClearScreen() a little faster by moving two instances of
+ UpdateAttr() out of for-loops.
+ + simplify ClrBottom() by eliminating the tstLine data, using for-loops
+ (cf: 960428).
+20000701 pre-release
+ + change minor version to 1, i.e., ncurses 5.1
+ + add experimental configure option --enable-colorfgbg to check for
+ $COLORTERM variable as set by rxvt/aterm/Eterm.
+ + add Eterm terminfo entry (Michael Jennings <mej@valinux.com>).
+ + modify manlinks.sed to pick aliases from the SYNOPSIS section, and
+ several manpages so manlinks.sed can find aliases for creating
+ symbolic links.
+ + add explanation to run_tic.sh regarding extended terminal
+ capabilities.
+ + change message format for edit_cfg.sh, since some people interpret
+ it as a warning.
+ + correct unescaped '$' in sysv5uw7*|unix_sv* rule for CF_SHARED_OPTS
+ configure macro (report by Thanh Ma <Thanh.Ma@casi-rusco.com>).
+ + correct logic in lib_twait.c as used by lib_mouse.c for GPM mouse
+ support when poll() is used rather than select() (prompted by
+ discussion with David Allen <DAllen24@aol.com>).
+20000624 pre-release
+ + modify TransformLine() to check for cells with different color pairs
+ that happen to render the same display colors.
+ + apply $NCURSES_NO_PADDING to cost-computation in mvcur().
+ + improve cost computation in PutRange() by accounting for the use
+ of parm_right_cursor in mvcur().
+ + correct cost computation in EmitRange(), which was not using the
+ normalized value for cursor_address.
+ + newer config.guess, config.sub (reference version used in TIN 1.5.6).
+ + update config.guess, config.sub (reference version used in PCRE 3.2).
+ + resync changes to gnathtml against version 1.22, regenerated html
+ files under doc/html/ada using this (
+ + regenerated html files under doc/html/man after correcting top and
+ bottom margin options for man2html in dist.mk
+ + minor fixes to test programs ncurses 'i' and testcurs program to make
+ the subwindow's background color cover the subwindow.
+ + modify configure script so AC_MSG_ERROR is temporarily defined to a
+ warning in AC_PROG_CXX to make it recover from a missing C++ compiler
+ without requiring user to add --without-cxx option (adapted from
+ comment by Akim Demaille <akim@epita.fr> to autoconf mailing list).
+ + modify headers.sh to avoid creating temporary files in the build
+ directory when installing headers (reported by Sergei Pokrovsky
+ <pok@nbsp.nsk.su>)
+ + regenerated the html files under doc/html/ada/files and
+ doc/html/ada/funcs with a slightly-improved gnathtml.
+ + add kmous capability to linux terminfo entry to allow it to use
+ xterm-style events provided by gpm patch by Joerg Schoen.
+ + make the configure macro CF_SHARED_OPTS a little smarter by testing
+ if -fPIC is supported by gcc rather than -fpic. The former option
+ allows larger symbol tables.
+ + update config.guess and config.sub (patches by
+ Kevin Buettner <kev@primenet.com> (for elf64_ia64),
+ Bernd Kuemmerlen <bkuemmer@mevis.de> (for MacOS X)).
+ + add warning for 'tic -cv' about use of '^?' in terminfo source, which
+ is an extension.
+ + modify echo() behavior of getch() to match Solaris curses for
+ carriage return and backspace (reported by Neil Zanella).
+ + change _nc_flush() to a function.
+ + modify delscreen() to check if the output stream has been closed, and
+ if so, free the buffer allocated for setbuf (this provides an
+ ncurses-specific way to avoid a memory leak when repeatedly calling
+ newterm reported by Chipp C <at_1@zdnetonebox.com>).
+ + correct typo in curs_getch.3x manpage regarding noecho (reported by
+ David Malone <dwmalone@maths.tcd.ie>).
+ + add a "make libs" rule.
+ + make the Ada95 interface build with configure --enable-widec.
+ + if the configure --enable-widec option is given, append 'w' to names
+ of the generated libraries (e.g., libncursesw.so) to avoid conflict
+ with existing ncurses libraries.
+ + modify view.c to make a rudimentary viewer of UTF-8 text if ncurses
+ is configured with the experimental wide-character support.
+ + add a simple UTF-8 output driver to the experimental wide-character
+ support. If any of the environment variables LC_ALL, LC_CTYPE or
+ LANG contain the string "UTF-8", this driver will be used to
+ translate the output to UTF-8. This works with XFree86 xterm.
+ + modify configure script to allow building shared libraries on BeOS
+ (from a patch by Valeriy E Ushakov).
+ + modify lib_addch.c to allow repeated update to the lower-right
+ corner, rather than displaying only the first character written until
+ the cursor is moved. Recent versions of SVr4 curses can update the
+ lower-right corner, and behave this way (reported by Neil Zanella).
+ + add a limit-check in _nc_do_color(), to avoid using invalid color
+ pair value (report by Brendan O'Dea <bod@compusol.com.au>).
+ + the tack program knows how to use smcup and rmcup but the "show caps
+ that can be tested" feature did not reflect this knowledge. Correct
+ the display in the menu tack/test/edit/c (patch by Daniel Weaver).
+ + xterm-16color does allow bold+colors, removed ncv#32 from that
+ terminfo entry.
+ + correct assignment to SP->_has_sgr_39_49 in lib_dft_fgbg.c, which
+ broke check for screen's AX capability (reported by Valeriy E Ushakov
+ <uwe@ptc.spbu.ru>).
+ + change man2html rule in dist.mk to workaround bug in some
+ man-programs that ignores locale when rendering hyphenation.
+ + change web- and ftp-site to dickey.his.com
+ + move _nc_curr_token from parse_entry.c to comp_scan.c, to work around
+ problem linking tack on MacOS X DP3.
+ + include <sys/time.h> in lib_napms.c to compile on MacOS X DP3
+ (reported by Gerben Wierda <wierda@holmes.nl>).
+ + modify lib_vidattr.c to check for ncv fixes when pair-0 is not
+ default colors.
+ + add -d option to ncurses.c, to turn on default-colors for testing.
+ + add a check to _nc_makenew() to ensure that newwin() and newpad()
+ calls do not silently fail by passing too-large limits.
+ + add symbol NCURSES_SIZE_T to use rather than explicit 'short' for
+ internal window and pad sizes. Note that since this is visible in
+ the WINDOW struct, it would be an ABI change to make this an 'int'
+ (prompted by a question by Bastian Trompetter
+ <btrompetter@firemail.de>, who attempted to create a 96000-line pad).
+ + add mgterm terminfo entry from NetBSD, minor adjustments to sun-ss5,
+ aixterm entries -TD
+ + modify tack/ansi.c to make it more tolerant of bad ANSI replies. An
+ example of an illegal ANSI resonse can be found using Microsoft's
+ Telnet client. A correct display can be found using a VT-4xx
+ terminal or XFree86 xterm with:
+ XTerm*VT100*decTerminalID: 450
+ (patch by Daniel Weaver).
+ + modify gdc.c to recognize 'q' for quit, 's' for single-step and ' '
+ for resume. Add '-n' option to force gdc's standard input to
+ /dev/null, to both illustrate the use of newterm() for specifying
+ alternate inputs as well as for testing signal handling.
+ + minor fix for configure option --with-manpage-symlinks, for target
+ directories that contain a period ('.') (reported by Larry Virden).
+ + minor additions to beterm entry (feedback from Rico Tudor) -TD
+ + corrections/updates for some IBM terminfo entries -TD
+ + modify _nc_screen_wrap() so that when exiting curses mode with
+ non-default colors, the last line on the screen will be cleared to
+ the screen's default colors (request by Alexander V Lukyanov).
+ + modify ncurses.c 'r' example to set nonl(), allowing control/M to be
+ read for demonstrating the REQ_NEW_LINE operation (prompted by a
+ question by Tony L Keith <tlkeith@keithconsulting.com>).
+ + modify ncurses.c 'r' example of field_info() to work on Solaris 2.7,
+ documented extension of ncurses which allows a zero pointer.
+ + modify fmt_complex() to avoid buffer overflow in case of excess
+ recursion, and to recognize "%e%?" as a synonym for else-if, which
+ means that it will not recur for that special case.
+ + add logic to support $TERMCAP variable in case the USE_GETCAP symbol
+ is defined (patch by Todd C Miller).
+ + modify one of the m4 files used to generate the Ada95 sources,
+ to avoid using the token "symbols" (patch by Juergen Pfeifer).
+ + add terminfo entries bsdos-pc-m, bsdos-pc-mono (Jeffrey C Honig)
+ + correct spelling error in terminfo entry name: bq300-rv was given as
+ bg300-rv in esr's version.
+ + modify redrawwin() macro so its parameter is fully parenthesized
+ (fixes Debian bug report #61088).
+ + correct formatting error in dump_entry() which set incorrect column
+ value when no newline trimming was needed at the end of an entry,
+ before appending "use=" clauses (cf: 960406).
+ + add configure option --with-manpage-symlinks
+ + change unctrl() to render C1 characters (128-159) as ~@, ~A, etc.
+ + change makefiles so trace() function is provided only if TRACE is
+ defined, e.g., in the debug library. Modify related calls to
+ _tracechar() to use unctrl() instead.
+ + add screen's AX capability (for ECMA SGR 39 and 49) to applicable
+ terminfo entries, use presence of this as a check for a small
+ improvement in setting default colors.
+ + improve logic in _nc_do_color() implementing assume_default_colors()
+ by passing in previous color pair info to eliminate redundant call to
+ set_original_colors(). (Part of this is from a patch by Alexander
+ V Lukyanov).
+ + modify warning in _nc_trans_string() about a possibly too-long string
+ to do this once only rather than for each character past the
+ threshold (600). Change interface of _nc_trans_string() to allow
+ check for buffer overflow.
+ + correct use of memset in _nc_read_entry_source() to initialize ENTRY
+ struct each time before reading new data into it, rather than once
+ per loop (cf: 990301). This affects multi-entry in-core operations
+ such as "infocmp -Fa".
+ + remove a spurious pointer increment in _nc_infotocap() changes from
+ 20000311. Add check for '.' in format of number, since that also
+ is not permitted in termcap.
+ + correct typo in rxvt-basic terminfo from temporary change made while
+ integrating 20000318.
+ + revert part of the vt220 change (request by Todd C Miller).
+ + add ansi-* terminfo entries from ESR's version.
+ + add -a option to tic and infocmp, which retains commented-out
+ capabilities during source translation/comparison, e.g., captoinfo
+ and infotocap.
+ + modify cardfile.c to display an empty card if no input data file is
+ found, fixes a core dump in that case (reported by Bruno Haible).
+ + correct bracketing in CF_MATH_LIB configure macro, which gave wrong
+ result for OS/2 EMX.
+ + supply required parameter for _nc_resolve_uses() call in
+ read_termcap.c, overlooked in 20000311 (reported by Todd C Miller).
+ > patches by Bruno Haible <haible@ilog.fr>:
+ + fix a compiler warning in fty_enum.c
+ + correct LIB_PREFIX expression for DEPS_CURSES in progs, tack
+ makefiles, which resulted in redundant linking (cf: 20000122).
+ + make ifdef's for BROKEN_LINKER consistent (patch by Todd C Miller).
+ + improved tack/README (patch by Daniel Weaver).
+ + modify tput.c to ensure that unspecified parameters are passed to
+ tparm() as 0's.
+ + add a few checks in infocmp to guard against buffer overflow when
+ displaying string capabilities.
+ + add check for zero-uses in infocmp's file_comparison() function
+ before calling _nc_align_termtype(). Otherwise one parameter is
+ indexed past the end of the uses-array.
+ + add an option -q to infocmp to specify the less verbose output,
+ keeping the existing format as the default, though not retaining the
+ previous behavior that made the -F option compare each entry to
+ itself.
+ + adapted patch by ESR to make infocmp -F less verbose -TD
+ (the submitted patch was unusable because it did not compile
+ properly)
+ + modify write_entry.c to ensure that absent or cancelled booleans
+ are written as FALSE, for consistency with infocmp which now
+ assumes this. Note that for the small-core configuration, tic
+ may not produce the same result as before.
+ + change some private library interfaces used by infocmp, e.g.,
+ _nc_resolve_uses().
+ + add a check in _nc_infotocap() to ensure that cm-style capabilities
+ accept only %d codes when converting the format from terminfo to
+ termcap.
+ + modify ENTRY struct to separate the data in 'parent' into the name
+ and link values (the original idea to merge both into 'parent' was
+ not good).
+ + discard repair_acsc(tterm);
+ > patch by Juergen Pfeifer:
+ + drop support for gnat 3.10
+ + move generated documentation and html files under ./doc directory,
+ adding makefile rules for this to dist.mk
+ + correct conflicting use of tparm() in 20000226 change to tic, which
+ made it check only one entry at a time.
+ + fix errors in ncurses-intro.html and hackguide.html shown by Dave
+ Raggett's tidy.
+ + make the example in ncurses-intro.html do something plausible, and
+ corrected misleading comment (reported by Neil Zanella).
+ + modify pnoutrefresh() to set newscr->_leaveok as wnoutrefresh() does,
+ to fix a case where the cursor position was not updated as in
+ Solaris (patch by David Mosberger <davidm@hpl.hp.com>).
+ + add a limit-check for wresize() to ensure that a subwindow does not
+ address out of bounds.
+ + correct offsets used for subwindows in wresize() (patch by Michael
+ Andres <ma@suse.de>).
+ + regenerate html'ized manual pages with man2html 3.0.1 (patch by
+ Juergen Pfeifer). This generated a file with a space in its name,
+ which I removed.
+ + fix a few spelling errors in tack.
+ + modify tack/Makefile.in to match linker options of progs/Makefile.in;
+ otherwise it does not build properly for older HPUX shared library
+ configurations.
+ + add several terminfo entries from esr's "11.0".
+ + make 'tput flash' work properly for xterm by flushing output in
+ delay_output() when using napms(), and modifying xterm's terminfo to
+ specify no padding character. Otherwise, xterm's reported baud rate
+ can mislead ncurses into producing too few padding characters
+ (Debian #58530).
+ + add a check to tic for consistency between sgr and the separate
+ capabilities such as smso, use this to check/correct several
+ terminfo entries (Debian #58530).
+ + add a check to tic if cvvis is the same as cnorm, adjusted several
+ terminfo entries to remove the conflict (Debian #58530).
+ + correct prototype shown in attr_set()/wattr_set() manpages (fixes
+ Debian #53962).
+ + minor clarification for curs_set() and leaveok() manpages.
+ + use mkstemp() for creating temporary file for tic's processing of
+ $TERMCAP contents (fixes Debian #56465).
+ + correct two errors from integrating Alexander's changes: did not
+ handle the non-bce case properly in can_erase_with() (noted by
+ Alexander), and left fg/bg uninitialized in the pair-zero case of
+ _nc_do_color() (reported by Dr Werner Fink <werner@suse.de> and
+ Ismael Cordeiro <ismael@cordeiro.com>).
+ + store default-color code consistently as C_MASK, even if given as
+ -1 for convenience (adapted from patches by Alexander V Lukyanov).
+ > patches by Alexander V Lukyanov:
+ + change can_clear_with() macro to accommodate logic for
+ assume_default_colors(), making most of the FILL_BCE logic
+ unnecessary. Made can_clear_with() an inline function to make it
+ simpler to read.
+ + corrected form of recent copyright dates.
+ + minor corrections to xterm-xf86-v333 terminfo entry -TD
+ > patches by Alexander V Lukyanov:
+ + reworded dft_fgbg.3x to avoid assuming that the terminal's default
+ colors are white on black.
+ + fix initialization of tstLine so that it is filled with current blank
+ character in any case. Previously it was possible to have it filled
+ with old blank. The wrong over-optimization was introduced in 991002
+ patch. (it is not very critical as the only bad effect is not using
+ clr_eos for clearing if blank has changed).
+ + minor corrections/updates to several terminfo entries: rxvt-basic,
+ vt520, vt525, ibm5151, xterm-xf86-v40 -TD
+ + modify ifdef's for poll() to allow it to use <sys/poll.h>, thereby
+ allowing poll() to be used on Linux.
+ + add CF_FUNC_POLL macro to check if poll() is able to select from
+ standard input. If not we will not use it, preferring select()
+ (adapted from patch by Michael Pakovic <mpakovic@fdn.com>).
+ + update CF_SHARED_OPTS macro for SCO Unixware 7.1 to allow building
+ shared libraries (reported/tested by Thanh <thanhma@mediaone.net>).
+ + override $LANGUAGE in build to avoid incorrect ordering of keynames.
+ + correct CF_MATH_LIB parameter, must be sin(x), not sqrt(x).
+ + resync CF_CHECK_ERRNO and CF_LIB_PREFIX macros from tin and xterm -TD
+ + modify CF_MATH_LIB configure macro to parameterize the test function
+ used, for reuse in dialog and similar packages.
+ + correct tests for file-descriptors in OS/2 EMX mouse support. A
+ negative value could be used by FD_SET, causing the select() call
+ to wait indefinitely.
+ + additional fixes for non-bce terminals (handling of delete_character)
+ to work when assume_default_colors() is not specified.
+ + modify warning message from _nc_parse_entry() regarding extended
+ capability names to print only if tic/infocmp/toe have the -v flag
+ set, and not at all in ordinary user applications. Otherwise, this
+ warning would be shown for screen's extended capabilities in programs
+ that use the termcap interface (reported by Todd C Miller).
+ + modify use of _nc_tracing from programs such as tic so their debug
+ level is not in the same range as values set by trace() function.
+ + small panel header cleanup (patch by Juergen Pfeifer).
+ + add 'railroad' demo for termcap interface.
+ + modify 'tic' to write its usage message to stderr (patch by Todd C
+ Miller).
+ + add prototype for erase() to curses.h.in, needed to make test
+ programs build with c++/g++.
+ + add .c.i and .c.h suffix rules to generated makefiles, for debugging.
+ + correct install rule for tack.1; it assumed that file was in the
+ current directory (reported by Mike Castle <dalgoda@ix.netcom.com>).
+ + modify terminfo/termcap translation to suppress acsc before trying
+ sgr if the entry would be too large (patch by Todd C Miller).
+ + document a special case of incompatiblity between ncurses 4.2 and
+ 5.0, add a section for this in INSTALL.
+ + add TRACE_DATABASE flag for trace().
+ + update mach, add mach-color terminfo entries based on Debian diffs
+ for ncurses 5.0 -TD
+ + add entries for xterm-hp, xterm-vt220, xterm-vt52 and xterm-noapp
+ terminfo entries -TD
+ + change OTrs capabilities to rs2 in terminfo.src -TD
+ + add obsolete and extended capabilities to 'screen' terminfo -TD
+ + corrected conversion from terminfo rs2 to termcap rs (cf: 980704)
+ + make conversion to termcap ug (underline glitch) more consistently
+ applied.
+ + fix out-of-scope use of 'personal[]' buffer in 'toe' (this error
+ was in the original pre-1.9.7 version, when $HOME/.terminfo was
+ introduced).
+ + modify 'toe' to ignore terminfo directories to which it has no
+ permissions.
+ + modify read_termtype(), fixing 'toe', which could dump core when it
+ found an incomplete entry such as "dumb" because it did not
+ initialize its buffer for _nc_read_file_entry().
+ + use -fPIC rather than -fpic for shared libraries on Linux, not
+ needed for i386 but some ports (from Debian diffs for 5.0) -TD
+ + use explicit VALID_NUMERIC() checks in a few places that had been
+ overlooked, and add a check to ensure that init_tabs is nonzero,
+ to avoid divide-by-zero (reported by Todd C Miller).
+ + minor fix for CF_ANSI_CC_CHECK configure macro, for HPUX 10.x (from
+ tin) -TD
+ + reorder tests during mouse initialization to allow for gpm to run in
+ xterm, or for xterm to be used under OS/2 EMX. Also drop test for
+ $DISPLAY in favor of kmous=\E[M or $TERM containing "xterm" (report
+ by Christian Weisgerber <naddy@mips.rhein-neckar.de>).
+ + modify raw() and noraw() to clear/restore IEXTEN flag which affects
+ stty lnext on systems such as FreeBSD (report by Bruce Evans
+ <bde@zeta.org.au>, via Jason Evans <jasone@canonware.com>).
+ + fix a potential (but unlikely) buffer overflow in failed() function
+ of tset.c (reported by Todd C Miller).
+ + add manual-page for ncurses extensions, documented curses_version(),
+ use_extended_names().
+ + treat as untranslatable to termcap those terminfo strings which
+ contain non-decimal formatting, e.g., hexadecimal or octal.
+ + correct commented-out capabilities that cannot be translated to
+ termcap, which did not check if a colon must be escaped.
+ + correct termcap translation for "%>" and "%+", which did not check
+ if a colon must be escaped, for instance.
+ + use save_string/save_char for _nc_captoinfo() to eliminate fixed
+ buffer (originally for _nc_infotocap() in 960301 -TD).
+ + correct expression used for terminfo equivalent of termcap %B,
+ adjust regent100 entry which uses this.
+ + some cleanup and commenting of ad hoc cases in _nc_infotocap().
+ + eliminate a fixed-buffer in tic, used for translating comments.
+ + add manpage for infotocap
+ + add kvt and gnome terminfo entries -TD
+ + correct translation of "%%" by infotocap, which was emitted as "%".
+ + add "obsolete" termcap strings to terminfo.src
+ + modify infocmp to default to showing obsolete capabilities rather
+ than terminfo only.
+ + modify write_entry.c so that if extended names (i.e., configure
+ --enable-tcap-names) are active, then tic will also write "obsolete"
+ capabilities that are present in the terminfo source.
+ + modify tic so that when running as captoinfo or infotocap, it
+ initializes the output format as in -C and -I options, respectively.
+ + improve infocmp and tic -f option by splitting long strings that do
+ not have if-then-else construct, but do have parameters, e.g., the
+ initc for xterm-88color.
+ + refine MKtermsort.sh slightly by using bool for the *_from_termcap
+ arrays.
+ + additional fixes for non-bce terminals (handling of clear_screen,
+ clr_eol, clr_eos, scrolling) to work when assume_default_colors() is
+ not specified.
+ + several small changes to xterm terminfo entries -TD.
+ + move logic for _nc_windows in lib_freeall.c inside check for nonnull
+ SP, since it is part of that struct.
+ + remove obsolete shlib-versions, which was unintentionally re-added
+ in 970927.
+ + modify infocmp -e, -E options to ensure that generated fallback.c
+ type for Booleans agrees with term.h (reported by Eric Norum
+ <eric@cls.usask.ca>).
+ + correct configure script's use of $LIB_PREFIX, which did not work
+ for installing the c++ directory if $libdir did not end with "/lib"
+ (reported by Huy Le <huyle@ugcs.caltech.edu>).
+ + modify infocmp so -L and -f options work together.
+ + modify the initialization of SP->_color_table[] in start_color() so
+ that color_content() will return usable values for COLORS greater
+ than 8.
+ + modify ncurses 'd' test in case COLORS is greater than 16, e.g., for
+ xterm-88color, to limit the displayed/computed colors to 16.
+ > patch by Juergen Pfeifer:
+ + simplify coding of the panel library according to suggestions by
+ Philippe Blain.
+ + improve macro coding for a few macros in curses.priv.h
+ + modify treatment of color pair 0 so that if ncurses is configured
+ to support default colors, and they are not active, then ncurses
+ will set that explicitly, not relying on orig_colors or orig_pair.
+ + add new extension, assume_default_colors() to provide better control
+ over the use of default colors.
+ + modify test programs to use more-specific ifdef's for existence of
+ wresize(), resizeterm() and use_default_colors().
+ + modify configure script to add specific ifdef's for some functions
+ that are included when --enable-ext-funcs is in effect, so their
+ existence can be ifdef'd in the test programs.
+ + reorder some configure options, moving those extensions that have
+ evolved from experimental status into a new section.
+ + change configure --enable-tcap-names to enable this by default.
+ + install tack's manpage (reported by Robert Weiner
+ <robert@progplus.com>)
+ + correct worm.c's handling of KEY_RESIZE (patch by Frank Heckenbach).
+ + modify curses.h.in, undef'ing some symbols to avoid conflict with C++
+ STL (reported by Matt Gerassimoff <mgeras@ticon.net>)
+ + modify linux terminfo entry to indicate that dim does not mix with
+ color (reported by Klaus Weide <kweide@enteract.com>).
+ + correct several typos in terminfo entries related to missing '['
+ in CSI's -TD
+ + fix several compiler warnings in c++ binding (reported by Tim
+ Mooney for alphaev56-dec-osf4.0f
+ + rename parameter of _nc_free_entries() to accommodate lint.
+ + correct lint rule for tack, used incorrect list of source files.
+ + add case to config.guess, config.sub for Rhapsody.
+ + improve configure tests for libg++ and libstdc++ by omitting the
+ math library (which is missing on Rhapsody), and improved test for
+ the math library itself (adapted from path by Nelson H. F. Beebe).
+ + explicitly initialize to zero several data items which were
+ implicitly initialized, e.g., cur_term. If not explicitly
+ initialized, their storage type is C (common), and causes problems
+ linking on Rhapsody 5.5 using gcc (reported by Nelson H. F.
+ Beebe).
+ + modify Ada95 binding to not include the linker option for Ada
+ bindings in the Ada headers, but in the Makefiles instead (patch by
+ Juergen Pfeifer).
+19991023 5.0 release for upload to ftp.gnu.org
+ + effective with release of 5.0, change NCURSES_VERSION_PATCH to
+ 4-digit year.
+ + add function curses_version(), to return ncurses library version
+ (request by Bob van der Poel).
+ + remove rmam, smam from cygwin terminfo entry.
+ + modify FreeBSD cons25 terminfo entry to add cnorm and cvvis, as well
+ as update ncv to indicate that 'dim' conflicts with colors.
+ + modify configure script to use symbolic links for FreeBSD shared
+ libraries by default.
+ + correct ranf() function in rain and worm programs to ensure it does
+ not return 1.0
+ + hide the cursor in hanoi.c if it is running automatically.
+ + amend lrtest.c to account for optimizations that exploit margin
+ wrapping.
+ + add a simple terminfo demo, dots.c
+ + modify SIGINT/SIGQUIT handler to set a flag used in _nc_outch() to
+ tell it to use write() rather than putc(), since the latter is not
+ safe in a signal handler according to POSIX.
+ + add/use internal macros _nc_flush() and NC_OUTPUT to hide details
+ of output-file pointer in ncurses library.
+ + uncomment CC_SHARED_OPTS (see 971115), since they are needed for SCO
+ OpenServer.
+ + correct CC_SHARED_OPTS for building shared libraries for SCO
+ OpenServer.
+ + remove usleep() from alternatives in napms(), since it may interact
+ with alarm(), causing a process to be interrupted by SIGALRM (with
+ advice from Bela Lubkin).
+ + modify terminal_interface-curses-forms.ads.m4 to build/work with
+ GNAT 3.10 (patch by Juergen Pfeifer).
+ + remove part of CF_GPP_LIBRARY configure-script macro, which did not
+ work with gcc
+ + minor fix to test/tclock.c to avoid beeping more than once per second
+ + add 's' and ' ' decoding to test/rain.c
+991016 pre-release
+ + corrected BeOS code for lib_twait.c, making nodelay() function work.
+991009 pre-release
+ + correct ncurses' value for cursor-column in PutCharLR(), which was
+ off-by-one in one case (patch by Ilya Zakharevich).
+ + fix some minor errors in position_check() debugging code, found while
+ using this to validate the PutCharLR() patch.
+ + modify firework, lrtest, worm examples to be resizable, and to
+ recognize 'q' for quit, 's' for single-step and ' ' for resume.
+ + restore reverted change to terminal_interface-curses-forms.ads.m4,
+ add a note on building with gnat 3.10p to Ada95/TODO.
+ + add a copy of the standalone configure script for the test-directory
+ to simplify testing on SCO and Solaris.
+991002 pre-release
+ + minor fixes for _nc_msec_cost(), color_content(), pair_content(),
+ _nc_freewin(), ClrBottom() and onscreen_mvcur() (analysis by Philippe
+ Blain, comments by Alexander V Lukyanov).
+ + simplify definition of PANEL and eliminate internal functions
+ _nc_calculate_obscure(), _nc_free_obscure() and _nc_override(),
+ (patch by Juergen Pfeifer, analysis by Philippe Blain
+ <bledp@voila.fr>)).
+ + change renaming of dft_fgbg.3x to use_default_colors.3ncurses in
+ man_db.renames, since Debian is not concerned with 14-character
+ filename limitation (Debian bug report by Josip Rodin
+ <joy@cibalia.gkvk.hr>).
+ + corrected scoansi terminfo entry by testing with scoterm and console.
+ + revert change from 990614 to terminal_interface-curses-forms.ads.m4,
+ since this does not work for gnat 3.10p
+ + modify tclock example to be resizable (if ncurses' sigwinch handler
+ is used), and in color.
+ + use $(CC) rather than 'gcc' in MK_SHARED_LIB symbols, used for Linux
+ shared library rules.
+990925 pre-release
+ + add newer NetBSD console terminfo entries
+ + add amiga-8bit terminfo entry (from Henning 'Faroul' Peters
+ <Faroul@beyond.kn-bremen.de>)
+ + remove -lcurses -ltermcap from configure script's check for the gpm
+ library, since they are not really necessary (a properly configured
+ gpm library has no dependency on any curses library), and if the
+ curses library is not installed, this would cause the test to fail.
+ + modify tic's -C option so that terminfo "use=" clauses are translated
+ to "tc=" clauses even when running it as captoinfo.
+ + modify CF_STDCPP_LIBRARY configure macro to perform its check only
+ for GNU C++, since that library conflicts with SGI's libC on IRIX-6.2
+ + modify CF_SHARED_OPTS configure macro to support build on NetBSD with
+ ELF libraries (patch by Bernd Ernesti <bernd@arresum.inka.de>).
+ + correct a problem in libpanel, where the _nc_top_panel variable was
+ not set properly when bottom_panel() is called to hide a panel which
+ is the only one on the stack (report/analysis by Michael Andres
+ <ma@suse.de>, patch by Juergen Pfeifer).
+990918 pre-release
+ + add acsc string to HP 70092 terminfo entry (patch by Joerg Wunsch
+ <j@interface-business.de>).
+ + add top-level uninstall.data and uninstall.man makefile rules.
+ + correct logic of CF_LINK_FUNCS configure script, from BeOS changes so
+ that hard-links work on Unix again.
+ + change default value of cf_cv_builtin_bool to 1 (suggested by
+ Jeremy Buhler), making it less likely that a conflicting declaration
+ of bool will be seen when compiling with C++.
+990911 pre-release
+ + improved configure checks for builtin.h
+ + minor changes to C++ binding (remove static initializations, and make
+ configure-test for parameter initializations) for features not
+ allowed by vendor's C++ compilers (reported by Martin Mokrejs, this
+ applies to SGI, though I found SCO has the same characteristics).
+ + corrected quoting of ETIP_xxx definitions which support old versions
+ of g++, e.g., those using -lg++
+ + remove 'L' code from safe_sprintf.c, since 'long double' is not
+ widely portable. safe_sprintf.c is experimental, however, and
+ exists mainly as a fallback for systems without snprintf (reported
+ by Martin Mokrejs <mmokrejs@natur.cuni.cz>, for IRIX 6.2)
+ + modify definition of _nc_tinfo_fkeys in broken-linker configuration
+ so that it is not unnecessarily made extern (Jeffrey C Honig).
+990904 pre-release
+ + move definition for builtin.h in configure tests to specific check
+ for libg++, since qt uses the same filename incompatibly.
+ + correct logic of lib_termcap.c tgetstr function, which did not copy
+ the result to the buffer parameter. Testing shows Solaris does
+ update this, though of course tgetent's buffer is untouched (reported
+ in Peter Edwards <peter.edwards@ireland.com> in
+ mpc.lists.freebsd.current newsgroup.
+ + corrected beterm terminfo entry, which lists some capabilities which
+ are not actually provided by the BeOS Terminal.
+ + add special logic to replace select() calls on BeOS, whose select()
+ function works only for sockets.
+ + correct missing escape in mkterm.h.awk.in, which caused part
+ of the copyright noticed to be omitted (reported by Peter
+ Wemm <peter@netplex.com.au>).
+ > several small changes to make the c++ binding and demo work on OS/2
+ EMX (related to a clean reinstall of EMX):
+ + correct library-prefix for c++ binding; none is needed.
+ + add $x suffix to make_hash and make_keys so 'make distclean' works.
+ + correct missing $x suffix for tack, c++ demo executables.
+ + split CF_CXX_LIBRARY into CF_GPP_LIBRARY (for -lg++) and
+ CF_STDCPP_LIBRARY (for -lstdc++)
+990828 pre-release
+ + add cygwin terminfo entry -TD
+ + modify CF_PROG_EXT configure macro to set .exe extension for cygwin.
+ + add configure option --without-cxx-binding, modifying the existing
+ --without-cxx option to check only for the C++ compiler
+ characteristics. Whether or not the C++ binding is needed, the
+ configure script checks for the size/type of bool, to make ncurses
+ match. Otherwise C++ applications cannot use ncurses.
+990821 pre-release
+ + updated configure macros CF_MAKEFLAGS, CF_CHECK_ERRNO
+ + minor corrections to beterm terminfo entry.
+ + modify lib_setup.c to reject values of $TERM which have a '/' in
+ them.
+ + add ifdef's to guard against CS5, CS6, CS7, CS8 being zero, as more
+ than one is on BeOS. That would break a switch statement.
+ + add configure macro CF_LINK_FUNCS to detect and work around BeOS's
+ nonfunctional link().
+ + improved configure macros CF_BOOL_DECL and CF_BOOL_SIZE to detect
+ BeOS's bool, which is declared as an unsigned char.
+990814 pre-release
+ + add ms-vt100 terminfo entry -TD
+ + minor fixes for misc/emx.src, based on testing with tack.
+ + minor fix for test/ncurses.c, test 'a', in case ncv is not set.
+990731 pre-release
+ + minor correction for 'screen' terminfo entry.
+ + clarify description of errret values for setupterm in manpage.
+ + modify tput to allow it to emit capabilities for hardcopy terminals
+ (patch by Goran Uddeborg <goeran@uddeborg.pp.se>).
+ + modify the 'o' (panel) test in ncurses.c to show the panels in color
+ or at least in bold, to test Juergen's change to wrefresh().
+ > patches by Juergen Pfeifer:
+ + Fixes a problem using wbkgdset() with panels. It has actually
+ nothing to with panels but is a problem in the implementation of
+ wrefresh(). Whenever a window changes its background attribute to
+ something different than newscr's background attribute, the whole
+ window is touched to force a copy to newscr. This is an unwanted
+ side-effect of wrefresh() and it is actually not necessary. A
+ changed background attribute affects only further outputs of
+ background it doesn't mean anything to the current content of the
+ window. So there is no need to force a copy. (reported by Frank
+ Heckenbach <frank@g-n-u.de>).
+ + an upward compatible enhancement of the NCursesPad class in the C++
+ binding. It allows one to add a "viewport" window to a pad and then
+ to use panning to view the pad through the viewport window.
+990724 pre-release
+ + suppress a call to def_prog_mode() in the SIGTSTP handler if the
+ signal was received while not in curses mode, e.g., endwin() was
+ called in preparation for spawning a shell command (reported by Frank
+ Heckenbach <frank@g-n-u.de>)
+ + corrected/enhanced xterm-r5, xterm+sl, xterm+sl-twm terminfo entries.
+ + change test for xterm mouse capability: it now checks only if the
+ user's $DISPLAY variable is set in conjunction with the kmous
+ capability being present in the terminfo. Before, it checked if any
+ of "xterm", "rxvt" or "kterm" were substrings of the terminal name.
+ However, some emulators which are incompatible with xterm in other
+ ways do support the xterm mouse capability.
+ + reviewed and made minor changes in ncurses to quiet g++ warnings
+ about shadowed or uninitialized variables. g++ incorrectly warns
+ about uninitialized variables because it does not take into account
+ short-circuit expression evaluation.
+ + change ncurses 'b' test to start in color pair 0 and to show in the
+ right margin those attributes which are suppressed by no_color_video,
+ i.e., "(NCV)".
+ + modify ifdef's in curses.h so that __attribute__ is not redefined
+ when compiling with g++, but instead disabled the macros derived for
+ __attribute__ since g++ does not consistently recognize the same
+ keywords as gcc (reported by Stephan K Zitz <zitz@erf.net>).
+ + update dependencies for term.h in ncurses/modules (reported by
+ Ilya Zakharevich).
+990710 pre-release
+ + modify the form demo in ncurses.c to illustrate how to manipulate the
+ field appearance, e.g, for highlighting or translating the field
+ contents.
+ + correct logic in write_entry from split-out of home_terminfo in
+ 980919, which prevented update of $HOME/.terminfo (reported by Philip
+ Spencer <pspencer@fields.utoronto.ca>).
+990703 pre-release
+ + modify linux terminfo description to make use of kernel 2.2.x mods
+ that support cursor style, e.g., to implement cvvis (patch by Frank
+ Heckenbach <frank@g-n-u.de>)
+ + add special-case in setupterm to retain previously-saved terminal
+ settings in cur_term, which happens when curses and termcap calls are
+ mixed (from report by Bjorn Helgaas <helgaas@dhc.net>).
+ + suppress initialization of key-tries in _nc_keypad() if we are only
+ disabling keypad mode, e.g., in endwin() called when keypad() was
+ not.
+ + modify the Ada95 makefile to ensure that always the Ada files from
+ the development tree are used for building and not the eventually
+ installed ones (patch by Juergen Pfeifer).
+990626 pre-release
+ + use TTY definition in tack/sysdep.c rather than struct termios
+ (reported by Philippe De Muyter).
+ + add a fallback for strstr, used in lib_mvcur.c and tack/edit.c,
+ not present on sysV68 (reported by Philippe De Muyter).
+ + correct definition in comp_hash.c to build with configure
+ --with-rcs-ids option.
+990619 pre-release
+ + modified ifdef's for sigaction and sigvec to ensure we do not try to
+ handle SIGTSTP if neither is available (from report by Philippe De
+ Muyter).
+ > patch by Philippe De Muyter:
+ + in tic.c, use `unlink' if `remove' is not available.
+ + use only `unsigned' as fallback value for `speed_t'. Some files used
+ `short' instead.
+990616 pre-release
+ + fix some compiler warnings in tack.
+ + add a check for predefined bool type in CC, based on report that
+ BeOS predefines a bool type.
+ + correct logic for infocmp -e option, i.e., the configure
+ --with-fallbacks option, which I'd not updated when implementing
+ extended names (cf: 990301). The new implementation adds a "-E"
+ option to infocmp -TD
+ > patch by Juergen Pfeifer:
+ + introduce the private type Curses_Bool in the Ada95 binding
+ implementation. This is to clearly represent the use of "bool" also
+ in the binding. It should have no effect on the generated code.
+ + improve the man page for field_buffer() to tell the people, that the
+ whole buffer including leading/trailing spaces is returned. This is
+ a common source of confusion, so it's better to document it clearly.
+990614 pre-release
+ > patch by Juergen Pfeifer:
+ + use pragma PreElaborate in several places.
+ + change a few System.Address uses to more specific types.
+ + change interface version-number to 1.0
+ + regenerate Ada95 HTML files.
+990612 pre-release
+ + modify lib_endwin.c to avoid calling reset_shell_mode(), return ERR
+ if it appears that curses was never initialized, e.g., by initscr().
+ For instance, this guards against setting the terminal modes to
+ strange values if endwin() is called after setupterm(). In the same
+ context, Solaris curses will dump core.
+ + modify logic that avoids a conflict in lib_vidattr.c between sgr0 and
+ equivalent values in rmso or rmul by ensuring we do not modify the
+ data which would be returned by the terminfo or termcap interfaces
+ (reported by Brad Pepers <brad@linuxcanada.com>, cf: 960706).
+ + add a null-pointer check for SP in lib_vidattr.c to logic that checks
+ for magic cookies.
+ + improve fallback declaration of 'bool' when the --without-cxx option
+ is given, by using a 'char' on i386 and related hosts (prompted by
+ discussion with Alexander V Lukyanov).
+990605 pre-release
+ + include time.h in lib_napms.c if nanosleep is used (patch by
+ R Lindsay Todd <toddr@rpi.edu>).
+ + add an "#undef bool" to curses.h, in case someone tries to define it,
+ e.g., perl.
+ + add check to tparm to guard against divide by zero (reported by Aaron
+ Campbell <aaron@ug.cs.dal.ca>).
+990516 pre-release
+ + minor fix to build tack on CLIX (mismatched const).
+ > patch by Juergen Pfeifer:
+ + change Juergen's old email address with new one in the files where it
+ is referenced. The Ada95 HTML pages are regenerated.
+ + update MANIFEST to list the tack files.
+990509 pre-release
+ + minor fixes to make 'tack' build/link on NeXT (reported by Francisco
+ A. Tomei Torres).
+990417 pre-release
+ + add 'tack' program (which is GPL'd), updating it to work with the
+ modified TERMTYPE struct and making a fix to support setaf/setab
+ capabilities. Note that the tack program is not part of the
+ ncurses libraries, but an application which can be distributed with
+ ncurses. The configure script will ignore the directory if it is
+ omitted, however.
+ + modify gpm mouse support so that buttons 2 and 3 are used for
+ select/paste only when shift key is pressed, making them available
+ for use by an application (patch by Klaus Weide).
+ + add complete list of function keys to scoansi terminfo entry - TD
+990410 pre-release
+ + add a simple test program cardfile.c to illustrate how to read form
+ fields, and showing forms within panels.
+ + change shared-library versioning for the Hurd to be like Linux rather
+ than *BSD (patch by Mark Kettenis <kettenis@wins.uva.nl>).
+ + add linux-lat terminfo entry.
+ + back-out _nc_access check in read_termcap.c (both incorrect and
+ unnecessary, except to guard against a small window where the file's
+ ownership may change).
+990403 pre-release
+ + remove conflicting _nc_free_termtype() function from test module
+ lib_freeall.c
+ + use _nc_access check in read_termcap.c for termpaths[] array (noted
+ by Jeremy Buhler, indicating that Alan Cox made a similar patch).
+ > patch by Juergen Pfeifer:
+ + modify menu creation to not inherit status flag from the default menu
+ which says that the associated marker string has been allocated and
+ should be freed (bug reported by Marek Paliwoda"
+ <paliwoda@kki.net.pl>)
+990327 pre-release (alpha.gnu.org:/gnu/ncurses-5.0-beta1.tar.gz)
+ + minor fixes to xterm-xfree86 terminfo entry - TD.
+ + split up an expression in configure script check for ldconfig to
+ workaround limitation of BSD/OS sh (reported by Jeff Haas
+ <jmh@mail.msen.com>).
+ + correct a typo in man/form_hook.3x (Todd C Miller).
+990318 pre-release
+ + parenthesize and undef 'index' symbol in c++ binding and demo, to
+ accommodate its definition on NeXT (reported by Francisco A. Tomei
+ Torres).
+ + add sigismember() to base/sigaction.c compatibility to link on NeXT
+ (reported by Francisco A. Tomei Torres).
+ + further refinements to inequality in hashmap.c to cover a case with
+ ^U in nvi (patch by Alexander V Lukyanov).
+990316 pre-release
+ + add fallback definition for getcwd, to link on NeXT.
+ + add a copy of cur_term to tic.c to make it link properly on NeXT
+ (reported by Francisco A. Tomei Torres).
+ + change inequality in hashmap.c which checks the distance traveled by
+ a chunk so that ^D command in nvi (scrolls 1/2 screen) will use
+ scrolling logic (patch by Alexander V Lukyanov, reported by Jeffrey
+ C Honig).
+990314 pre-release
+ + modify lib_color.c to handle a special case where the curscr
+ attributes have been made obsolete (patch by Alexander V Lukyanov).
+ + update BSD/OS console terminfo entries to use klone+sgr and
+ klone+color (patch by Jeffrey C Honig).
+ + update glibc addon configure script for extended capabilities.
+ + correct a couple of warnings in the --enable-const configuration.
+ + make comp_hash build properly with _nc_strdup(), on NeXT (reported by
+ Francisco A. Tomei Torres <francisco.tomei@cwix.com>).
+990313 pre-release
+ + correct typos in linux-c initc string - TD
+ + add 'crt' terminfo entry, update xterm-xfree86 entry - TD
+ + remove a spurious argument to tparm() in lib_sklrefr.c (patch by
+ Alexander V Lukyanov).
+990307 pre-release
+ + back-out change to wgetch because it causes a problem with ^Z
+ handling in lynx (reported by Kim DeVaughn).
+990306 pre-release
+ + add -G option to tic and infocmp, to reverse the -g option.
+ + recode functions in name_match.c to avoid use of strncpy, which
+ caused a 4-fold slowdown in tic (cf: 980530).
+ + correct a few warnings about sign-extension in recent changes.
+ > patch by Juergen Pfeifer:
+ + fixes suggested by Jeff Bradbury <jibradbury@lucent.com>:
+ + improved parameter checking in new_fieldtype().
+ + fixed a typo in wgetch() timeout handling.
+ + allow slk_init() to be called per newterm call. The internal SLK
+ state is stored in the SCREEN struct after every newterm() and then
+ reset for the next newterm.
+ + fix the problem that a slk_refresh() refreshes stdscr if the
+ terminal has true SLKs.
+ + update HTML documentation for Ada binding.
+990301 pre-release
+ + remove 'bool' casts from definitions of TRUE/FALSE so that statements
+ such as "#if TRUE" work. This was originally done to allow for a C++
+ compiler which would warn of implicit conversions between enum and
+ int, but is not needed for g++ (reported by Kim DeVaughn).
+ + add use_extended_names() function to allow applications to suppress
+ read of the extended capabilities.
+ + add configure option --enable-tcap-names to support logic which
+ allows ncurses' tic to define new (i.e., extended) terminal
+ capabilities. This is activated by the tic -x switch. The infocmp
+ program automatically shows or compares extended capabilities.
+ Note: This changes the Strings and similar arrays in the TERMTYPE
+ struct so that applications which manipulate it must be recompiled.
+ + use macros typeMalloc, typeCalloc and typeRealloc consistently
+ throughout ncurses library.
+ + add _nc_strdup() to doalloc.c.
+ + modify define_key() to allow multiple strings to be bound to the
+ same keycode.
+ + correct logic error in _nc_remove_string, from 990220.
+ > patch for Ada95 binding (Juergen Pfeifer):
+ + regenerate some of the html documentation
+ + minor cleanup in terminal_interface-curses.adb
+990220 pre-release
+ + resolve ambiguity of kend/kll/kslt and khome/kfnd/kich1 strings in
+ xterm and ncsa terminfo entries by removing the unneeded ones. Note
+ that some entries will return kend & khome versus kslt and kfnd, for
+ PC-style keyboards versus strict vt220 compatiblity - TD
+ + add function keybound(), which returns the definition associated with
+ a given keycode.
+ + modify define_key() to undefine the given string when no keycode is
+ given.
+ + modify keyok() so it works properly if there is more than one string
+ defined for a keycode.
+ + add check to tic to warn about terminfo descriptions that contain
+ more than one key assigned to the same string. This is shown only if
+ the verbose (-v) option is given. Moved related logic (tic -v) from
+ comp_parse.c into the tic program.
+ + add/use _nc_trace_tries() to show the function keys that will be
+ recognized.
+ + rename init_acs to _nc_init_acs (request by Alexander V Lukyanov).
+ > patch for Ada95 binding (Juergen Pfeifer):
+ + remove all the *_adabind.c from ncurses, menu and form projects.
+ Those little helper routines have all been implemented in Ada and are
+ no longer required.
+ + The option handling routines in menu and form have been made more
+ save. They now make sure that the unused bits in options are always
+ zero.
+ + modify configuration scripts to
+ + use gnatmake as default compiler name. This is a safer choice than
+ gcc, because some GNAT implementations use other names for the
+ compilerdriver to avoid conflicts.
+ + use new default installation locations for the Ada files according
+ to the proposed GNU Ada filesystem standard (for Linux).
+ + simplify the Makefiles for the Ada binding
+ + rename ada_include directory to src.
+ + enable sigwinch handler by default.
+ + disable logic that allows setbuf to be turned off/on, because some
+ implementations will overrun the buffer after it has been disabled
+ once.
+ + suppress sc/rc capabilities from terminal description if they appear
+ in smcup/rmcup. This affects only scrolling optimization, to fix a
+ problem reported by several people with xterm's alternate screen,
+ though the problem is more general.
+ > patch for Ada95 binding (Juergen Pfeifer):
+ + removed all pragma Preelaborate() stuff, because the just released
+ gnat-3.11p complains on some constructs.
+ + fixed some upper/lower case notations because gnat-3.11p found
+ inconsistent use.
+ + used a new method to generate the HTML documentation of the Ada95
+ binding. This invalidates nearly the whole ./Ada95/html subtree.
+ Nearly all current files in this subtree are removed
+ + cache last result from _nc_baudrate, for performance (suggested by
+ Alexander V Lukyanov).
+ + modify ClrUpdate() function to workaround a problem in nvi, which
+ uses redrawwin in SIGTSTP handling. Jeffrey C Honig reported that
+ ncurses repainted the screen with nulls before resuming normal
+ operation (patch by Alexander V Lukyanov).
+ + generalize is_xterm() function a little by letting xterm/rxvt/kterm
+ be any substring rather than the prefix.
+ + modify lib_data.c to initialize SP. Some linkers, e.g., IBM's, will
+ not link a module if the only symbols exported from the module are
+ uninitialized ones (patch by Ilya Zakharevich). Ilya says that he
+ has seen messages claiming this behavior conforms to the standard.)
+ + move call on _nc_signal_handler past _nc_initscr, to avoid a small
+ window where Nttyb hasn't yet been filled (reported by Klaus Weide).
+ + modify lib_tstp.c to block SIGTTOU when handling SIGTSTP, fixes a
+ problem where ncurses applications which were run via a shell script
+ would hang when given a ^Z. Also, check if the terminal's process
+ group is consistent, i.e., a shell has not taken ownership of it,
+ before deciding to save the current terminal settings in the SIGTSTP
+ handler (patch by Klaus Weide).
+ + correct spelling of ACS_ names in curs_border.3x (reported by Bob van
+ der Poel <bvdpoel@kootenay.com>).
+ + correct a couple of typos in the macros supporting the configure
+ --with-shlib-version option.
+ + modify fty_regex.c to compile on HAVE_REGEXPR_H_FUNCS machine (patch
+ by Kimio Ishii <ishii@csl.sony.co.jp>).
+ + rename BSDI console terminfo entries: bsdos to bsdos-pc-nobold, and
+ bsdos-bold to bsdos-pc (patch by Jeffrey C Honig).
+ + modify tput to accept termcap names as an alternative to terminfo
+ names (patch by Jeffrey C Honig).
+ + correct a typo in term.7 (Todd C Miller).
+ + add configure --with-shlib-version option to allow installing shared
+ libraries named according to release or ABI versions. This
+ parameterizes some existing logic in the configure script, and is
+ intended for compatiblity upgrades on Digital Unix, which used
+ versioned libraries in ncurses 4.2, but no longer does (cf: 980425).
+ + resync configure script against autoconf 2.13 + patches
+ + minor improvements for teraterm terminfo entry based on the program's
+ source distribution.
+ + change default for configure --enable-big-core to assume machines do
+ have enough memory to resolve terminfo.src in-memory.
+ + correct name of ncurses library in TEST_ARGS when configuring with
+ debug library.
+ + minor fixes to compile ncurses library with broken-linker with g++.
+ + add --enable-broken-linker configure option, default to environment
+ variable $BROKEN_LINKER (request by Jeffrey C Honig).
+ + change key_names[] array to static since it is not part of the curses
+ interface (reported by Jeffrey C Honig <jch@bsdi.com>).
+ + add Tera Term terminfo entry - TD
+ + reviewed/corrected macros in curses.h as per XSI document.
+ + provide support for termcap PC variable by copying it from terminfo
+ data and using it as the padding character in tputs (reported by
+ Alexander V Lukyanov).
+ + corrected iris-ansi and iris-ansi-ap terminfo entries for kent and
+ kf9-kf12 capabilities, as well as adding kcbt.
+ + document the mouse handling mechanism in menu_driver and make a small
+ change in menu_driver's return codes to provide more consistency
+ (patch by Juergen Pfeifer).
+ + add fallback definition for NCURSES_CONST to termcap.h.in (reported
+ by Uchiyama Yasushi <uch@nop.or.jp>).
+ + move lib_restart.c to ncurses/base, since it uses curses functions
+ directly, and therefore cannot be used in libtinfo.so
+ + rename micro_char_size to micro_col_size, adding #define to retain
+ old name.
+ + add set_a_attributes and set_pglen_inch to terminfo structure, as per
+ XSI and Solaris 2.5.
+ + minor makefile files to build ncurses test_progs
+ + update html files in misc directory to reflect changes since 4.2
+ + disable scroll hints when hashmap is enabled (patch by Alexander
+ V Lukyanov).
+ + move logic for tic's verify of -e option versus -I and -C so that the
+ terminfo data is not processed if we cannot handle -e (reported by
+ Steven Schwartz <steves@unitrends.com>.
+ + add test-driver traces to terminfo and termcap functions.
+ + provide support for termcap ospeed variable by copying it from the
+ internal cur_term member, and using ospeed as the baudrate reference
+ for the delay_output and tputs functions. If an application does not
+ set ospeed, the library behaves as before, except that _nc_timed_wait
+ is no longer used, or needed, since ospeed always has a value. But
+ the application can modify ospeed to adjust the output of padding
+ characters (prompted by a bug report for screen 3.7.6 and email from
+ Michael Schroeder <Michael.Schroeder@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>).
+ + removed some unused ifdef's as part of Alexander's restructuring.
+ + reviewed/updated curses.h, term.h against X/Open Curses Issue 4
+ Version 2. This includes making some parameters NCURSES_CONST
+ rather than const, e.g., in termcap.h.
+ + change linux terminfo entry to use ncv#2, since underline does not
+ work with color
+ + miscellaneous corrections for curses.h to match XSI.
+ + change --enable-no-padding configure option to be normally enabled.
+ + add section to ncurses manpage for environment variables.
+ + investigated Debian bug report that pertains to screen 3.7.4/3.7.6
+ changes, found no sign of problems on Linux (or on SunOS, Solaris)
+ running screen built with ncurses.
+ + check if tmp_fp is opened in tic.c before closing it (patch by Pavel
+ Roskin <pavel_roskin@geocities.com>).
+ + correct several font specification typos in man-pages.
+ + correct default value for BUILD_CC (reported by Larry Virden).
+ + modify _nc_set_writedir() to set a flag in _nc_tic_dir() to prevent
+ it from changing the terminfo directory after chdir'ing to it.
+ Otherwise, a relative path in $TERMINFO would confuse tic (prompted
+ by a Debian bug report).
+ + correct/update ncsa terminfo entry (report by Larry Virden).
+ + update xterm-xfree86 terminfo to current (patch 90), smcur/rmcur
+ changes
+ + add Mathew Vernon's mach console entries to terminfo.src
+ + more changes, moving functions, as part of Alexander's restructuring.
+ + modify configure script for GNU/Hurd share-library support, introduce
+ BUILD_CC variable for cross compiling (patch by Uchiyama Yasushi
+ <uch@nop.or.jp>)
+ + add environment variable NCURSES_NO_SETBUF to allow disabling the
+ setbuf feature, for testing purposes.
+ + correct ifdef's for termcap.h versus term.h that suppress redundant
+ declarations of prototypes (reported by H.J.Lu).
+ + modify Makefile.os2 to add linker flags which allow multiple copies
+ of an application to coexist (reported by Ilya Zakharevich).
+ + update Makefile.glibc and associated configure script so that ncurses
+ builds as a glibc add-on with the new directory configuration
+ (reported by H.J.Lu).
+ + modify gen_reps() function in gen.c to work properly on SunOS
+ (sparc), which is a left-to-right architecture.
+ + modify relative_move and tputs to avoid an interaction with the
+ BSD-style padding. The relative_move function could produce a string
+ to replace on the screen which began with a numeric character, which
+ was then interpreted by tputs as padding. Now relative_move will not
+ generate a string with a leading digit in that case (overwrite).
+ Also, tputs will only interpret padding if the string begins with a
+ digit; as coded it permitted a string to begin with a decimal point
+ or asterisk (reported by Larry Virden).
+ > patches by Juergen Pfeifer:
+ + fix a typo in m_driver.c mouse handling and improves the error
+ handling.
+ + fix broken mouse handling in the Ada95 binding
+ + make the Ada95 sample application menus work with the new menu mouse
+ support
+ + improve the mouse handling introduced by Ilya; it now handles menus
+ with spacing.
+ + repair a minor bug in the menu_driver code discovered during this
+ rework.
+ + add new function wmouse_trafo() to hide implementation details of
+ _yoffset member of WINDOW struct needed for mouse coordinate
+ transformation.
+ + modify Ada95/gen/gen.c to avoid using return-value of sprintf, since
+ some older implementations (e.g., SunOS 4.x) return the buffer
+ address rather than its length.
+ > patch by Rick Ohnemus:
+ + modify demo.cc to get it to compile with newer versions of egcs.
+ + trim a space that appears at the end of the table preprocessor lines
+ ('\" t). This space prevents some versions of man from displaying
+ the pages - changed to remove all trailing whitespace (TD)
+ + finally, 'make clean' does not remove panel objects.
+ > patches by Ilya Zakharevich:
+ + allow remapping of OS/2 mouse buttons using environment variable
+ MOUSE_BUTTONS_123 with the default value 132.
+ + add mouse support to ncurses menus.
+ + modify misc/makedef.cmd to report old-style .def file symbols, and to
+ generate the .def files sorted by increasing names rather than the
+ reverse.
+ + add misc/*.ref which are J.J.G.Ripoll's dll definition files (renamed
+ from misc/*.old), and updated based on the entrypoint coding he used
+ for an older version of ncurses.
+ + add README.emx, to document how to build on OS/2 EMX.
+ + updates for config.guess, config.sub from Lynx
+ > patches by Ilya Zakharevich:
+ + minor fixes for mouse handling mode:
+ a) Do not initialize mouse if the request is to have no mouse;
+ b) Allow switching of OS/2 VIO mouse on and off.
+ + modify Makefile.os2 to support alternative means of generating
+ configure script, by translating Unix script with Perl.
+ > patches by Juergen Pfeifer:
+ + Updates MANIFEST to reflect changes in source structure
+ + Eliminates a problem introduced with my last patch for the C++
+ binding in the panels code. It removes the update() call done in the
+ panel destructor.
+ + Changes in the Ada95 binding to better support systems where
+ sizeof(chtype)!=sizeof(int) (e.g. DEC Alpha).
+ + modify install-script for manpages to skip over .orig and .rej files
+ (request by Larry Virden).
+ > patches/discussion by Alexander V Lukyanov:
+ + move base-library sources into ncurses/base and tty (serial terminal)
+ sources into ncurses/tty, as part of Alexander V Lukyanov's proposed
+ changes to ncurses library.
+ + copy _tracemouse() into ncurses.c so that lib_tracemse.c need not
+ be linked into the normal ncurses library.
+ + move macro winch to a function, to hide details of struct ldat
+ > patches by Juergen Pfeifer:
+ + fix a potential compile problem in cursesw.cc
+ + some Ada95 cosmetics
+ + fix a gen.c problem when compiling on 64-Bit machines
+ + fix Ada95/gen/Makefile.in "-L" linker switch
+ + modify Ada95 makefiles to use the INSTALL_PREFIX setting.
+ + ifdef'd out lib_freeall.c when not configured.
+ + rename _tracebits() to _nc_tracebits().
+ + move terminfo-library sources into ncurses/tinfo, and trace-support
+ functions into ncurses/trace as part of Alexander V Lukyanov's
+ proposed changes to ncurses library.
+ + modify generated term.h to always specify its own definitions for
+ HAVE_TERMIOS_H, etc., to guard against inclusion by programs with
+ broken configure scripts.
+ + modify terminfo parsing to accept octal and hexadecimal constants,
+ like Solaris.
+ + remove an autoconf 2.10 artifact from the configure script's check
+ for "-g" compiler options. (Though harmless, this confused someone
+ at Debian, who recently issued a patch that results in the opposite
+ effect).
+ + add configure option --with-ada-compiler to accommodate installations
+ that do not use gcc as the driver for GNAT (patch by Juergen
+ Pfeifer).
+ + ensure ./man exists in configure script, needed when configuring
+ with --srcdir option.
+ + modify infocmp "-r" option to remove limit on formatted termcap
+ output, which makes it more like Solaris' version.
+ + modify captoinfo to treat no-argument case more like Solaris'
+ version, which uses the contents of $TERMCAP as the entry to format.
+ + modify mk-2nd.awk to handle subdirectories, e.g., ncurses/tty
+ (patch by Alexander V Lukyanov).
+ + modify --with-terminfo-dirs option so that the default value is the
+ ${datadir} value, unless $TERMINFO_DIRS is already set. This gets
+ rid of a hardcoded list of candidate directories in the configure
+ script.
+ + add some error-checking to _nc_read_file_entry() to ensure that
+ strings are properly terminated (Todd C Miller).
+ + rename manpage file curs_scr_dmp.3x to curs_scr_dump.3x, to
+ correspond with contents (reported by Neil Zanella
+ <nzanella@cs.mun.ca>).
+ + remove redundant configure check for C++ which did not work when $CXX
+ was specified with a full pathname (reported by Andreas Jaeger).
+ + corrected bcopy/memmove check; the macro was not standalone.
+ + remove unnecessary portion of OS/2 EMX mouse change from
+ check_pending() (reported by Alexander V Lukyanov).
+ + implement mouse support for OS/2 EMX (adapted from patch against
+ 4.2(?) by Ilya Zakharevich).
+ + add configure-check for bcopy/memmove, for 980919 changes to hashmap.
+ + merge Data General terminfo from Hasufin <hasufin@vidnet.net> - TD
+ + merge AIX 3.2.5 terminfo descriptions for IBM terminals, replaces
+ some older entries - TD
+ + modify tic to compile into %'char' form in preference to %{number},
+ since that is a little more efficient.
+ + minor correction to infocmp to avoid displaying "difference" between
+ two capabilities that are rendered in equivalent forms.
+ + add -g option to tic/infocmp to force character constants to be
+ displayed in quoted form. Otherwise their decimal values are shown.
+ + modify setupterm so that cancelled strings are treated the same as
+ absent strings, cancelled and absent booleans false (does not affect
+ tic, infocmp).
+ + modify tic, infocmp to discard redundant i3, r3 strings when output
+ to termcap format.
+ > patch by Alexander V Lukyanov:
+ + improve performance of tparm, now it takes 19% instead of 25% when
+ profiling worm.
+ + rename maxlen/minlen to prec/width for better readability.
+ + use format string for printing strings.
+ + use len argument correctly in save_text, and pass it to save_number.
+ + make test_progs compile (but hashmap does not function).
+ + correct NC_BUFFERED macro, used in lib_mvcur test-driver, modify
+ associated logic to avoid freeing the SP->_setbuf data.
+ + add modules home_terminfo and getenv_num to libtinfo.
+ + move write_entry to libtinfo, to work with termcap caching.
+ + minor fixes to blue.c to build with atac.
+ + remove softscroll.c module; no longer needed for testing.
+ > patches by Todd C Miller:
+ + use strtol(3) instead of atoi(3) when parsing env variables so we can
+ detect a bogus (non-numeric) value.
+ + check for terminal names > MAX_NAME_SIZE in a few more places when
+ dealing with env variables again.
+ + fix a MAX_NAME_SIZE that should be MAX_NAME_SIZE+1
+ + use sizeof instead of strlen(3) on PRIVATE_INFO since it is a fixed
+ string #define (compile time vs runtime).
+ + when setting errno to ENOMEM, set it right before the return, not
+ before code that could, possibly, set errno to a different value.
+ > patches by Alexander V Lukyanov:
+ + use default background in update_cost_from_blank()
+ + disable scroll-hints when hashmap is configured.
+ + improve integration of hashmap scrolling code, by adding oldhash and
+ newhash data to SP struct.
+ + invoke del_curterm from delscreen.
+ + modify del_curterm to set cur_term to null if it matches the
+ function's parameter which is deleted.
+ + modify lib_doupdate to prefer parm_ich to the enter_insert_mode and
+ exit_insert_mode combination, adjusting InsCharCost to check
+ enter_insert_mode, exit_insert_mode and insert_padding. Add
+ insert_padding in insert mode after each char. This adds new costs
+ to the SP struct.
+ + modify test-driver in lib_mvcur.s to use _nc_setbuffer, for
+ consistent treatment.
+ + modify ncurses to restore output to unbuffered on endwin, and resume
+ buffering in refresh (see lib_set_term.c and NC_BUFFERED macro).
+ + corrected HTML version numbers (according to the W3C validator, they
+ never were HTML 2.0-compliant, but are acceptable 3.0).
+ + modify MKterminfo.sh to generate terminfo.5 with tables sorted by
+ capability name, as in SVr4.
+ + modified term.h, termcap.h headers to avoid redundant declarations.
+ + change 'u_int' type in tset.c to unsigned, making this compile on
+ Sequent PRX 4.1 (reported by Michael Sterrett <msterret@coat.com>).
+ + corrections to mailing addresses, and moving the magic line that
+ causes the man program to invoke tbl to the first line of each
+ manpage (patch by Rick Ohnemus <rick@ecompcon.com>).
+ + add Makefile.os2 and supporting scripts to generate dll's on OS/2 EMX
+ (from J.J.G.Ripoll, with further integration by TD).
+ + correct a typo in icl6404 terminfo entry.
+ + add xtermm and xtermc terminfo entries.
+ > from esr's terminfo version:
+ + Added Francesco Potorti's tuned Wyse 99 entries.
+ + dtterm enacs (from Alexander V Lukyanov).
+ + Add ncsa-ns, ncsa-m-ns and ncsa-m entries from esr version.
+ + document AT&T acs characters in terminfo.5 manpage.
+ + use EMX _scrsize() function if terminfo and environment do not
+ declare the screen size (reported by Ilya Zakharevich
+ <ilya@math.ohio-state.edu>).
+ + remove spurious '\' characters from eterm and osborne terminfo
+ entries (prompted by an old Debian bug report).
+ + correct reversed malloc/realloc calls in _nc_doalloc (reported by
+ Hans-Joachim Widmaier <hjwidmai@foxboro.com>).
+ + correct misplaced parenthesis which caused file-descriptor from
+ opening termcap to be lost, from 980725 changes (reported by Andreas
+ Jaeger).
+ + modify lib_setup.c to eliminate unneeded include of <sys/ioctl.h>
+ when termios is not used (patch by Todd C Miller).
+ + add function _nc_doalloc, to ensure that failed realloc calls do not
+ leak memory (reported by Todd C Miller).
+ + improved ncsa-telnet terminfo entry.
+ + correct missing braces around a trace statement in read_entry.c,
+ from 980808 (reported by Kim DeVaughn <kimdv@best.com> and Liviu
+ Daia).
+ + fix missing include <errno.h> in ditto.c (reported by Bernhard
+ Rosenkraenzer <bero@k5.sucks.eu.org>)
+ + add NCSA telnet terminfo entries from Francesco Potorti
+ <F.Potorti@cnuce.cnr.it>, from Debian bug reports.
+ + make handling of $LINES and $COLUMNS variables more compatible with
+ Solaris by allowing them to individually override the window size
+ as obtained via ioctl.
+ + modify lib_vidattr.c to allow for terminal types (e.g., xterm-color)
+ which may reset all attributes in the 'op' capability, so that colors
+ are set before turning on bold and other attributes, but still after
+ turning attributes off.
+ + add 'ditto.c' to test directory to illustrate use of newterm for
+ initializing multiple screens.
+ + modify _nc_write_entry() to recover from failed attempt to link alias
+ for a terminfo on a filesystem which does not preserve character case
+ (reported by Peter L Jordan <PJordan@chla.usc.edu>).
+ + updated versions of config.guess and config.sub based on automake 1.3
+ + change name-comparisons in lib_termcap to compare no more than 2
+ characters (gleaned from Debian distribution of 1.9.9g-8.8, verified
+ with Solaris curses).
+ + fix typo in curs_insstr.3x (patch by Todd C Miller)
+ + use 'access()' to check if ncurses library should be permitted to
+ open or modify files with fopen/open/link/unlink/remove calls, in
+ case the calling application is running in setuid mode (request by
+ Cristian Gafton <gafton@redhat.com>, responding to Duncan Simpson
+ <dps@io.stargate.co.uk>).
+ + arm100 terminfo entries from Dave Millen <dmill@globalnet.co.uk>).
+ + qnxt2 and minitel terminfo entries from esr's version.
+ + use -R option with ldconfig on FreeBSD because otherwise it resets
+ the search path to /usr/lib (reported by Dan Nelson).
+ + add -soname option when building shared libraries on OpenBSD 2.x
+ (request by QingLong).
+ + add configure options --with-manpage-format and
+ --with-manpage-renames (request by QingLong).
+ + correct conversion of CANCELLED_NUMERIC in write_object(), which was
+ omitting the high-order byte, producing a 254 in the compiled
+ terminfo.
+ + modify return-values of tgetflag, tgetnum, tgetstr, tigetflag,
+ tigetnum and tigetstr to be compatible with Solaris (gleaned from
+ Debian distribution of 1.9.9g-8.8).
+ + modify _nc_syserr_abort to abort only when compiled for debugging,
+ otherwise simply exit with an error.
+ + modify Ada95 'gen' program to use appropriate library suffix (e.g.,
+ "_g" for a debug build).
+ + update Ada95 'make clean' rule to include generics .ali files
+ + add a configure test to ensure that if GNAT is found, that it can
+ compile/link working Ada95 program.
+ + flush output in beep and flash functions, fixing a problem with
+ getstr (patch by Alexander V Lukyanov)
+ + fix egcs 1.0.2 warning for etip.h (patch by Chris Johns).
+ + correct ifdef/brace nesting in lib_sprintf.c (patch by Bernhard
+ Rosenkraenzer <bero@Pool.Informatik.RWTH-Aachen.DE>).
+ + correct typo in wattr_get macro from 980509 fixes (patch by Dan
+ Nelson).
+ + merge changes from current XFree86 xterm terminfo descriptions.
+ + add configure option '--without-ada'.
+ + add a smart-default for termcap 'ac' to terminfo 'acs_chars' which
+ corresponds to vt100.
+ + change translation for termcap 'rs' to terminfo 'rs2', which is
+ the documented equivalent, rather than 'rs1'.
+ + slow 'worm' down a little, for very fast machines.
+ + corrected firstchar/lastchar computation in lib_hline.c
+ + simplify some expressions with CHANGED_CELL, CHANGED_RANGE and
+ CHANGED_TO_EOL macros.
+ + modify init_pair so that if a color-pair is reinitialized, we will
+ repaint the areas of the screen whose color changes, like SVr4 curses
+ (reported by Christian Maurer <maurer@inf.fu-berlin.de>).
+ + modify getsyx/setsyx macros to comply with SVr4 man-page which
+ says that leaveok() affects their behavior (report by Darryl Miles,
+ patch by Alexander V Lukyanov).
+ + review terminfo.5 against Solaris 2.6 curses version, corrected
+ several minor errors/omissions.
+ + implement tparm %l format.
+ + implement tparm printf-style width and precision for %s, %d, %x, %o
+ as per XSI.
+ + implement tparm dynamic variables (reported by Xiaodan Tang).
+ + update man-page for for wattr_set, wattr_get (cf: 980509)
+ + correct limits in hashtest, which would cause nonprinting characters
+ to be written to large screens.
+ + correct configure script, when --without-cxx was specified: the
+ wrong variable was used for cf_cv_type_of_bool. Compilers up to gcc
+ 2.8 tolerated the missing 'int'.
+ + remove the hardcoded name "gcc" for the GNU Ada compiler. The
+ compiler's name might be something like "egcs" (patch by Juergen
+ Pfeifer).
+ + correct curs_addch.3x, which implied that echochar could directly
+ display control characters (patch by Alexander V Lukyanov).
+ + fix typos in ncurses-intro.html (patch by Sidik Isani
+ <isani@cfht.hawaii.edu>)
+ + add configure test for conflicting use of exception in math.h and
+ other headers.
+ + minor optimization to 'hash()' function in hashmap.c, reduces its
+ time by 10%.
+ + correct form of LD_SHARED_OPTS for HP-UX 10.x (patch by Tim Mooney).
+ + fix missing quotes for 'print' in MKunctrl.awk script (reported by
+ Mihai Budiu <mihaib@gs41.sp.cs.cmu.edu>).
+ > patch by Alexander V Lukyanov:
+ + correct problem on Solaris (with poll() function) where getch could
+ hang indefinitely even if timeout(x) was called. This turned out to
+ be because milliseconds was not updated before 'goto retry' in
+ _nc_timed_wait.
+ + simplified the function _nc_timed_wait and fixed another bug, which
+ was the assumption of !GOOD_SELECT && HAVE_GETTIMEOFDAY in *timeleft
+ assignment.
+ + removed the cycle on EINTR, as it seems to be useless.
+ + add makefile-rule for test/keynames
+ + modify run_tic.sh and shlib to ensure that user's .profile does not
+ override the $PATH used to run tic (patch by Tim Mooney).
+ + restore LD_SHARED_OPTS to $(LD_SHARED_FLAGS) when linking programs,
+ needed for HP-UX shared-library path (recommended by Tim Mooney).
+ + remove special case of HP-UX -L options, use +b options to embed
+ $(libdir) in the shared libraries (recommended by Tim Mooney).
+ + add checks for some possible buffer overflows and unchecked
+ malloc/realloc/calloc/strdup return values (patch by Todd C Miller
+ <Todd.Miller@courtesan.com>)
+ + correct maxx/maxy expression for num_columns/num_lines in derwin
+ (patch by Alexander V Lukyanov).
+ + add /usr/share/lib/terminfo and /usr/lib/terminfo as compatibilty
+ fallbacks to _nc_read_entry(), along with --with-terminfo-dirs
+ configure option (suggested by Mike Hopkirk).
+ + modify config.guess to recognize Unixware 2.1 and 7 (patch by Mike
+ Hopkirk <hops@sco.com>).
+ + suppress definition of CC_SHARED_OPTS in LDFLAGS_SHARED in c++
+ Makefile.in, since this conflicts when g++ is used with HP-UX
+ compiler (reported by Tim Mooney).
+ + parenthesize 'strcpy' calls in c++ binding to workaround redefinition
+ in some C++ implementations (reported by several people running
+ egcs with glibc 2.0.93, analysis by Andreas Jaeger.
+ + modify write_entry.c so that it will not attempt to link aliases
+ with embedded '/', but give only a warning.
+ + put -L$(libdir) first when linking programs, except for HP-UX.
+ + modify comp_scan.c to handle SVr4 terminfo description for att477,
+ which contains a colon in the description field.
+ + modify configure script to support SCO osr5.0.5 shared libraries,
+ from comp.unix.sco.programmer newsgroup item (Mike Hopkirk).
+ + eliminate extra GoTo call in lib_doupdate.c (patch by Alexander V.
+ Lukyanov).
+ + minor adjustments of const/NCURSES_CONST from IRIX compile.
+ + add updates based on esr's 980509 version of terminfo.src.
+ + correct macros for wattr_set, wattr_get, separate wattrset macro from
+ these to preserve behavior that allows attributes to be combined with
+ color pair numbers.
+ + add configure option --enable-no-padding, to allow environment
+ variable $NCURSES_NO_PADDING to eliminate non-mandatory padding,
+ thereby making terminal emulators (e.g., for vt100) a little more
+ efficient (request by Daniel Eisenbud <eisenbud@cs.swarthmore.edu>).
+ + modify configure script to embed ABI in shared libraries for HP-UX
+ 10.x (detailed request by Tim Mooney).
+ + add test/example of the 'filter()' function.
+ + add nxterm and xterm-color terminfo description (request by Cristian
+ Gafton <gafton@redhat.com>).
+ + modify rxvt terminfo description to clear alternate screen before
+ switching back to normal screen, for compatibility with applications
+ which use xterm (reported by Manoj Kasichainula <manojk@io.com>).
+ + modify linux terminfo description to reset color palette (reported
+ by Telford Tendys <telford@eng.uts.edu.au>).
+ + correction to doupdate, for case where terminal does not support
+ insert/delete character. The logic did not check that there was a
+ difference in alignment of changes to old/new screens before
+ repainting the whole non-blank portion of the line. Modified to fall
+ through into logic that reduces by the portion which does not differ
+ (reported by Daniel Eisenbud <eisenbud@cs.swarthmore.edu>).
+ + minor performance improvement to wnoutrefresh by moving some
+ comparisons out of inner loop.
+ + modify configure script to substitute NCURSES_CONST in curses.h
+ + updated terminfo entries for xterm-xf86-v40, xterm-16color,
+ xterm-8bit to correspond to XFree86 3.9Ag.
+ + remove restriction that forces ncurses to use setaf/setab if the
+ number of colors is greater than 8. (see 970524 for xterm-16color).
+ + change order of -L options (so that $(libdir) is searched first) when
+ linking tic and other programs, to workaround HP's linker.
+ Otherwise, the -L../lib is embedded when linking against shared
+ libraries and the installed program does not run (reported by Ralf
+ Hildebrandt).
+ + modify configuration of shared libraries on Digital Unix so that
+ versioning is embedded in the library, rather than implied by
+ links (patch by Tim Mooney).
+ + modify etip.h to avoid conflict with math.h on HP-UX 9.03 with gcc
+ 2.8.1 which redefines 'exception' (reported by Ralf Hildebrandt
+ <R.Hildebrandt@tu-bs.de>).
+ + correct configure tests in CF_SHARED_OPTS which used $CC value to
+ check for gcc, rather than autoconf's $GCC value. This did not
+ work properly if the full pathname of the compiler were given
+ (reported by Michael Yount <yount@csf.Colorado.edu>).
+ + revise check for compiler options to force ANSI mode since repeating
+ an option such as -Aa causes HP's compiler to fail on its own headers
+ (reported by Clint Olsen <olsenc@ichips.intel.com>).
+ + ifdef'd has_key() and mcprint() as extended functions.
+ + modified several prototypes to correspond with 1997 version of
+ X/Open Curses (affects ABI since developers have used attr_get).
+ + remove spurious trailing blanks in glibc addon-scripts (patch by
+ H.J.Lu).
+ + insert a few braces at locations where gcc-2.8.x asks to use them to
+ avoid ambigous else's, use -fpic rather than -fPIC for Linux (patch
+ by Juergen Pfeifer).
+ + split SHLIB_LIST into SHLIB_DIRS/SHLIB_LIST to keep -L options
+ before -l to accommodate Solaris' linker (reported by Larry Virden).
+ + modify lib_color.c to eliminate dependency on orig_colors and
+ orig_pair, since SVr4 curses does not require these either, but
+ uses them when they are available.
+ + add detailed usage-message to infocmp.
+ + correct a typo in att6386 entry (a "%?" which was "?").
+ + add -f option to infocmp and tic, which formats the terminfo
+ if/then/else/endif so that they are readable (with newlines and
+ tabs).
+ + fixes for glibc addon scripts (patch by H.J.Lu).
+ + revise configure macro CF_SPEED_TYPE so that termcap.h has speed_t
+ declared (from Adam J Richter <adam@yggdrasil.com>)
+ + remove spurious curs_set() call from leaveok() (J T Conklin).
+ + corrected handling leaveok() in doupdate() (patch by Alexander V.
+ Lukyanov).
+ + improved version of wredrawln (patch by Alexander V. Lukyanov).
+ + correct c++/Makefile.in so install target do not have embedded ../lib
+ to confuse it (patch by Thomas Graf <graf@essi.fr>).
+ + add warning to preinstall rule which checks if the installer would
+ overwrite a curses.h or termcap.h that is not derived from ncurses.
+ (The recommended configuration for developers who need both is to
+ use --disable-overwrite).
+ + modify preinstall rule in top-level Makefile to avoid implicit
+ use of 'sh', to accommodate Ultrix 4.4 (reported by Joao Palhoto
+ Matos <jmatos@math.ist.utl.pt>, patch by Thomas Esser
+ <te@informatik.uni-hannover.de>)
+ + refine ifdef's for TRACE so that libncurses has fewer dependencies
+ on libtinfo when TRACE is disabled.
+ + modify configure script so that if the --with-termlib option is used
+ to generate a separate terminfo library, we chain it to the ncurses
+ library with a "-l" option (reported by Darryl Miles and Ian T.
+ Zimmerman).
+ + correct limits and window in wredrawln function (reported/analysis by
+ Alexander V. Lukyanov).
+ + correct sed expression in configure script for --with-fallback
+ option (patch by Jesse Thilo).
+ + correct some places in configure script where $enableval was used
+ rather than $withval (patch by Darryl Miles <dlm@g7led.demon.co.uk>).
+ + modify some man-pages so no '.' or '..' falls between TH and SH
+ macros, to accommodate man_db program (reported by Ian T. Zimmerman
+ <itz@rahul.net>).
+ + terminfo.src 10.2.1 downloaded from ESR's webpage (ESR).
+ > several changes by Juergen Pfeifer:
+ + add copyright notices (and rcs id's) on remaining man-pages.
+ + corrected prototypes for slk_* functions, using chtype rather than
+ attr_t.
+ + implemented the wcolor_set() and slk_color() functions
+ + the slk_attr_{set,off,on} functions need an additional void*
+ parameter according to XSI.
+ + fix the C++ and Ada95 binding as well as the man pages to
+ reflect above enhancements.
+ + use 'stat()' rather than 'access()' in toe.c to check for the
+ existence of $HOME/.terminfo, since it may be a file.
+ + suppress configure CF_CXX_LIBRARY check if we are not using g++
+ 2.7.x, since this is not needed with g++ 2.8 or egcs (patch by
+ Juergen Pfeifer).
+ + turn on hashmap scrolling code by default, intend to remedy defects
+ by 4.3 release.
+ + minor corrections to terminfo.src changelog.
+980302 4.2 release for upload to prep.ai.mit.edu
+ + correct Florian's email address in ncurses-intro.html
+ + terminfo.src 10.2.0 (ESR).
+980228 pre-release
+ + add linux-koi8r replace linux-koi8, which is not KOI8 (patch by
+ QingLong <qinglong@Bolizm.ihep.su>).
+ + minor documentation fixes (patch by Juergen Pfeifer).
+ + add setlocale() call to ncurses.c (reported by Claes G. Lindblad
+ <claesg@algonet.se>).
+ + correct sign-extension in lib_insstr.c (reported by Sotiris
+ Vassilopoulos <svas@leon.nrcps.ariadne-t.gr>)
+980221 pre-release
+ + regenerated some documentation overlooked in 980214 patch
+ (ncurses-intro.doc, curs_outopts.3x.html)
+ + minor ifdef change to C++ binding to work with gcc 2.8.0 (patch by
+ Juergen Pfeifer).
+ + change maintainer's mailing address to florian@gnu.org, change
+ tentative mailing list address to bug-ncurses-request@gnu.org (patch
+ by Florian La Roche).
+ + add definition of $(REL_VERSION) to c++/Makefile.in (reported by Gran
+ Hasse <gh@raditex.se>).
+ + restore version numbers to Ada95 binding, accidentally deleted by
+ copyright patch (patch by Juergen Pfeifer).
+980214 pre-release
+ + remove ncurses.lsm from MANIFEST so that it won't be used in FSF
+ distributions, though it is retained in development.
+ + correct scaling of milliseconds to nanoseconds in lib_napms.c (patch
+ by Jeremy Buhler).
+ + update mailing-list information (bug-ncurses@gnu.org).
+ + update announcement for upcoming 4.2 release.
+ + modify -lm test to check for 'sin()' rather than 'floor()'
+ + remove spurious commas from terminfo.src descriptions.
+ + change copyright notices to Free Software Foundation
+ + minor fixes for autoconf macros CF_ERRNO, CF_HELP_MESSAGE and
+ + modify Makefile.glibc so that $(objpfx) is defined (H.J.Lu).
+ + ifdef-out true-return from _nc_mouse_inline() which depends on
+ merge of QNX patch (pending 4.2 release).
+ > patch to split off seldom-used modules in ncurses (J T Conklin):
+ This reduces size by up to 2.6kb.
+ + move functionality of _nc_usleep into napms, add configuration case
+ for nanosleep().
+ + moved wchgat() from lib_addch.c to lib_chgat.c
+ + moved clearok(), immedok(), leaveok(), and scrollok() from
+ lib_options.c to lib_clearok.c, lib_immedok.c, lib_leaveok.c and
+ lib_scrollok.c.
+ + moved napms() from lib_kernel.c to lib_napms.c
+ + moved echo() and noecho() from lib_raw.c to lib_echo.c
+ + moved nl() and nonl() from lib_raw.c to lib_nl.c
+ + corrected conversion in tclock.c (cf: 971018).
+ + updates to Makefile.glibc and associated Linux configure script
+ (patch by H.J.Lu).
+ + workaround a quoting problem on SunOS with tar-copy.sh
+ + correct init_pair() calls in worm.c to work when use_default_colors()
+ is not available.
+ + include <sys/types.h> in CF_SYS_TIME_SELECT to work with FreeBSD
+ 2.1.5
+ + add ncv capability to FreeBSD console (cons25w), making reverse
+ work with color.
+ + correct sense of configure-test for sys/time.h inclusion with
+ sys/select.h
+ + fixes for Ada95/ada_include/Makefile.in to work with --srcdir option.
+ + remove unused/obsolete test-program rules from progs/Makefile.in
+ (the rules in ncurses/Makefile.in work).
+ + remove shared-library loader flags from test/Makefile.in, etc.
+ + simplify test/configure.in using new version of autoconf to create
+ test/ncurses_cfg.h
+ + suppress suffix rules in test/Makefile.in, provide explicit
+ dependency to work with --srcdir option and less capable 'make'
+ programs.
+ > adapted from patch for QNX by Xiaodan Tang:
+ + initialize %P and %g variables set/used in tparm, and also ensure
+ that empty strings don't return a null result from tparam_internal
+ + add QNX-specific prototype for vsscanf()
+ + move initialization of SP->_keytry from init_keytry() to newterm() to
+ avoid resetting it via a keyok() call by mouse_activate().
+ + reorganized some functions in lib_mouse() to use case-statements.
+ + remove sgr string from qnx terminfo entry since it is reported to
+ turn off attributes inconsistently.
+ + add f/F/b/B commands to ncurses 'b' test to toggle colors, providing
+ test for no_color_video.
+ + adjusted emx.src to use no_color_video, now works with ncurses 'b'
+ and 'k' tests.
+ + implement no_color_video attribute, and as a special case, reverse
+ colors when the reverse attribute cannot be combined with color.
+ + check for empty string in $TERM variable (reported by Brett Michaels
+ <brett@xylan.com>).
+ > from reports by Fred Fish:
+ + add configure-test for isascii
+ + add configure-test for -lm library.
+ + modify CF_BOOL_SIZE to check if C++ bool types are unsigned.
+ > patches by J.J.G.Ripoll
+ + add configure/makefile variables to support .exe extension on
+ OS/2 EMX (requires additional autoconf patches).
+ + explicitly initialize variables in lib_data.c to appease OS/2 linker
+ > patches by Fred Fish <fnf@ninemoons.com>
+ + misc/Makefile.in (install.data): Avoid trying to install the CVS
+ directory.
+ + aclocal.m4 (install.includes): Remove files in the include directory
+ where we are going to install new ones, not the original source
+ files.
+ + misc/terminfo.src: Add entry for "beterm", derived from termcap
+ distributed with BeOS PR2 using captoinfo.
+ + aclocal.m4: Wrap $cf_cv_type_of_bool with quotes (contains space)
+ + aclocal.m4: Assume bool types are unsigned.
+ + progs/infocmp.c: workaround mwcc 32k function data limit
+ + correct initialization of color-pair (cf: 970524) in xmas.c, which
+ was using only one color-pair for all colors (reported by
+ J.J.G.Ripoll).
+ + add multithread options for objects build on EMX, for compatibility
+ with XFree86.
+ + split up an expression in MKlib_gen.sh to work around a problem on
+ OS/2 EMX, with 'ash' (patch by J.J.G.Ripoll).
+ + change terminfo entries xterm (xterm-xf86-v40), xterm-8bit rs1 to use
+ hard reset.
+ + rename terminfo entry xterm-xf86-v39t to xterm-xf86-v40
+ + remove bold/underline from sun console entries since they're not
+ implemented.
+ + correct _tracef calls in _tracedump(), which did not separate format
+ from parameters.
+ + correct getopt string for tic "-o" option, and add it to man-page
+ synopsis (reported by Darren Hiebert <darren@hmi.com>).
+ + correct typo in panel/Makefile.in, reversed if-statement in scrolling
+ optimization (Alexander V. Lukyanov).
+ + test for 'remove()', use 'unlink() if not found (patch by Philippe De
+ Muyter <phdm@macqel.be>).
+ > patches by Juergen Pfeifer:
+ + Improve a feature of the forms driver. For invisible fields
+ (O_VISIBLE off) only the contents but not the attributes are cleared.
+ We now clear both. (Reported by Javier Kohan
+ <jkohan@adan.fceia.unr.edu.ar>)
+ + The man page form_field_opts.3x makes now clear, that invisible
+ fields are also always inactive.
+ + adjust ifdef's to compile the C++ binding with the just released
+ gcc-2.8.0 c++ and the corresponding new C++ libraries.
+ + correct "?" command in ncurses.c; it was performing non-screen writes
+ while the program was in screen mode. (It "worked" in 1.9.9e because
+ that version sets OPOST and OCRNL incorrectly).
+ + return error from functions in lib_kernel, lib_raw and lib_ti if
+ cur_term is null, or if underlying I/O fails.
+ + amend change to tputs() so that it does not return an error if
+ cur_term is null, since some applications depend on being able to use
+ tputs without initializing the terminal (reported by Christian J.
+ Robinson <infynity@cyberhighway.net>).
+ + add a copy of emx.src from J.J.G.Ripoll's OS/2 EMX version of ncurses
+ 1.9.9e, together with fixes/additions for the "ansi" terminal type.
+ + add tic check for save/restore cursor if change_scroll_region is
+ defined (reference: O'Reilly book).
+ + modify read_termcap.c to handle EMX-style pathnames (reported by
+ J.J.G.Ripoll).
+ + modify lib_raw.c to use EMX's setmode (patch from J.J.G.Ripoll).
+ Ripoll says EMX's curses does this.
+ + modify _nc_tic_expand() to generate \0 rather than \200.
+ + move/revise 'expand()' from dump_entry.c to ncurses library as
+ _nc_tic_expand(), for use by tack.
+ + decode \a as \007 for terminfo, as per XSI.
+ + correct translation of terminfo "^@", to \200, like \0.
+ + modify next_char() to treat <cr><lf> the same as <newline>, for
+ cross-platform compatibility.
+ + use new version of autoconf (971230) to work around limited
+ environment on CLIX, due to the way autoconf builds --help message.
+ > patch by Juergen Pfeifer:
+ + check that the Ada95 binding runs against the correct version of
+ ncurses.
+ + insert constants about the library version into the main spec-file of
+ the Ada95 binding.
+ + modify open/fopen calls to use binary mode, needed for EMX.
+ + modify configure script to work with autoconf 2.10 mods for OS/2
+ EMX (from J.J.G.Ripoll).
+ + generated ncurses_cfg.h with patch (971222) to autoconf 2.12 which
+ bypasses limited sed buffer length.
+ > several changes from Juan Jose Garcia Ripoll <worm@arrakis.es>
+ (J.J.G.Ripoll) to support OS/2 EMX:
+ + add a _scrolling flag to SP, to set when we encounter a terminal
+ that simply cannot scroll.
+ + corrected logic in _nc_add_to_try(), by ensuring that strings with
+ embedded \200 characters are matched.
+ + don't assume the host has 'link()' function, for linking terminfo
+ entries.
+ + if there's no ioctl's to support sigwinch handler, disable it.
+ + add configure option --disable-ext-funcs to remove the extended
+ functions from the build.
+ + add configure option --with-termlib to generate the terminfo
+ functions as a separate library.
+ + add 'sources' rule to facilitate cross-compiling.
+ + review/fix order of mostlyclean/clean/distclean rules.
+ + modify install-rule for headers to first remove old header, in
+ case there was a symbolic link that confuses the install script.
+ + corrected substitution for NCURSES_CONST in term.h (cf: 971108)
+ + add null pointer checks in wnoutrefresh(), overlap() (patch by
+ Xiaodan Tang <xtang@qnx.com>)
+ + correct tputs(), which could dereference a null cur_term if invoked
+ before terminal is initialized (patch by Christopher Seawood
+ <cls@seawood.org>)
+ > patch by Juergen Pfeifer:
+ + makes better use of "pragma Inline" in the Ada95 binding
+ + resynchronizes the generated html manpages
+ + additional fixes for man-pages section-references
+ + add (for debugging) a check for ich/ich1 conflict with smir/rmir
+ to tic, etc.
+ + remove hpa/vpa from rxvt terminal description because they are not
+ implemented correctly, added sgr0.
+ + change ncurses 's' to use raw mode, so ^Q works (reported by Rudolf
+ Leitgeb <leitgeb@leland.stanford.edu>)
+ + modify protection when installing libraries to (normally) not
+ executable. HP-UX shared libraries are an exception.
+ + add configure check for 'tack'.
+ + implement script for renaming section-references in man-page install,
+ for Debian configuration.
+ + add validity-check for SP in trace code in baudrate() (reported by
+ Daniel Weaver).
+ > patch by Alexander V. Lukyanov (fixes to match sol25 curses)
+ + modify 'overlay()' so that copy applies target window background to
+ characters.
+ + correct 'mvwin()' so that it does not clear the previous locations.
+ + correct lib_acs.c so that 8-bit character is not sign expanded in
+ case of wide characters in chtype.
+ + correct control-char test in lib_addch.c for use with wide chars
+ + use attribute in the chtype when adding a control character in
+ lib_addch.c control char was added with current attribute
+ + save/restore errno in _tracef() function
+ + change treatment of initialize_color to use a range of 0..1000
+ (recommended by Daniel Weaver).
+ + set umask in mkinstalldirs, fixing problems reported by users who
+ have set root's umask to 077.
+ + correct bug in tic that caused capabilities to be reprinted at the
+ end of output when they had embedded comments.
+ + rewrote wredrawln to correspond to XSI, and split-out since it is
+ not often used (from report by Alexander V. Lukyanov, 970825)
+ + rewrote Dan Nelson's change to make it portable, as well as to
+ correct logic for handling backslashes.
+ + add code to _nc_tgetent() to make it work more like a real tgetent().
+ It removes all empty fields, and removes all but the first in a group
+ of duplicate caps. The code was pulled from the BSD libtermcap code
+ in termcap.c (patch by Dan Nelson <dnelson@emsphone.com>
+ + don't include --enable-widec in the --with-develop configure option,
+ since it is not binary-compatible with 4.1 (noted by Alexander V.
+ Lukyanov)
+ > patch by Juergen Pfeifer:
+ + further improvements of the usage of elaboration pragmas in the Ada95
+ binding
+ + enhanced Ada95 sample to use the user_data mechanism for panels.
+ + a fix for the configuration script to make gnat-3.10 the required
+ version.
+ + resync of the html version of the manpages
+ > fixes/updates for terminfo.src:
+ + add vt220-js, pilot, rbcomm, datapoint entries from esr's 27-jun-97
+ version.
+ + add hds200 description (Walter Skorski)
+ + add EMX 0.9b descriptions
+ + correct rmso/smso capabilities in wy30-mc and wy50-mc (Daniel Weaver)
+ + rename xhpterm back to hpterm.
+ > patch by Juergen Pfeifer:
+ + Improves the usage of elaboration pragmas for the Ada95 binding.
+ + Adds a translation of the test/rain.c into Ada95 to the samples.
+ This has been contributed to the project by Laurent Pautet
+ (pautet@gnat.com)
+ + increase MAX_NAME_SIZE to 512 to handle extremely long alias list
+ in HP-UX terminfo.
+ + correction & simplification of delay computation in tputs, based on
+ comments from Daniel Weaver.
+ + replace test for SCO with more precise header tests.
+ + add configure test for unsigned literals, use in NCURSES_BITS macro.
+ + comment-out the -PIC, etc., flags from c++, progs and test makefiles
+ since they probably are not needed, and are less efficient (noted by
+ Juergen Fluk)
+ + add -L$(libdir) to loader options, after -L../lib so that loaders
+ that record this information will tend to do the right thing if
+ the programs are moved around after installing them (suggested by
+ Juergen Fluk).
+ + add -R option to loader options for programs for Solaris if the
+ --enable-rpath option is specified for the libraries.
+ + correct installed filename for shared libraries on *BSD (reported by
+ Juergen Fluk).
+ + cleanup logic for deciding when tputs() should call delay_output(),
+ based on comments from Daniel Weaver.
+ + modified tputs() to avoid use of float.
+ + correct use of trailpad in tputs(), which used the wrong variable
+ in call to delay_output().
+ + correct inverted expression for null-count in delay_output()
+ (analysis by Daniel Weaver).
+ + apply --enable-rpath option to Solaris (requested by Larry Virden).
+ + correct substitution of EXTRA_CFLAGS for gcc 2.6.3
+ + correct check for error-return by _nc_tgetent(), which returns 0
+ for success.
+ + add configure test for BSD 4.4 cgetent() function, modify
+ read_termcap.c to use the host's version of that if found, using the
+ terminal database on FreeBSD (reported by Peter Wemm).
+ + add u8, u9 strings to sun-il description for Daniel Weaver.
+ + use NCURSES_CONST in panel's user-pointer.
+ + modify edit_cfg.sh and MKterm.h.awk.in to substitute NCURSES_CONST
+ so that will work on NeXT.
+ + use _nc_set_screen() rather than assignments to SP to fix port to
+ NeXT (reported by Francisco A. Tomei Torres).
+ + force mandatory padding in bell and flash_screen, as specified in
+ XSI.
+ + don't allow padding_baud_rate to override mandatory delays (reported
+ by Daniel Weaver).
+ + modify delay_output() to use _nc_timed_wait() if no baudrate has been
+ defined, or if the cur_term pointer is not initialized. XSI treats
+ this as unspecified. (requested by Daniel Weaver).
+ + change getcap-cache ifdef's to eliminate unnecessary chdir/mkdir
+ when that feature is not configured.
+ + remove _nc_err_abort() calls when write_entry.c finds a directory but
+ cannot write to it, e.g., when translating part/all of /etc/termcap
+ (reported by Andreas Jaeger <aj@arthur.rhein-neckar.de>).
+ (this dates back to 951102, in 1.9.7a).
+ + minor ifdef fixes to compile with atac and glibc 2.0.5c
+ + add check for -lgen when configuring regexpr.h
+ + modify Solaris shared-library option "-d y" to "-dy" to workaround
+ incompatibility of gcc 2.7.2 vs vendor's tools.
+ + correct ifdef's for struct winsize vs struct ttysize in lib_setup.c
+ to compile on SCO.
+ + remove dangling backslash in panel/Makefile.in
+ + modify MKkeyname.awk to work with SCO's nawk, which dumps core in the
+ length() function.
+ + correct length of allocation in _nc_add_to_try(), to allow for
+ trailing null.
+ + correct logic in _nc_remove_key(), which was discarding too many
+ nodes (patch by Alexander V. Lukyanov)
+ + add definition for $(REL_VERSION) to test/Makefile.in, so *BSD
+ shared libraries link properly (see 970524).
+ + modify Linux shared-library generation to include library
+ dependencies (e.g., -lncurses and -lgpm) in the forms, menu and
+ panel libraries (suggested by Juergen Pfeifer).
+ + modify configure script to use config.guess and config.sub rather
+ than uname, which is unreliable on some systems.
+ + updated Makefile.glibc, test-built with glibc 2.0.5c
+ + modify keyname() to return values consistent with SVr4 curses (patch
+ by Juergen Fluk).
+ > changes requested by Daniel Weaver:
+ + modify delay_output() so that it uses the same output function as
+ tputs() if called from that function.
+ + move _baudrate from SCREEN to TERMINAL so that low-level use of
+ tputs works when SP is not set.
+ > patch by Juergen Pfeifer:
+ + factor lib_menu and lib_form into smaller modules
+ + clean up the interface between panel and SCREEN
+ + minor changes to the Ada95 mouse support implemenation
+ + minor bugfix in C++ binding to ripoff windows
+ + fix a few Ada95 html documentation pages
+ + split-out lib_ungetch.c, make runtime link to resizeterm() to
+ decouple those modules from lib_restart.c
+ + add xterm-xf86-v39t description to terminfo.src
+ + reset SP->_endwin in lib_tstp.c cleanup() function after calling
+ endwin() to avoid unnecessary repainting if the application has
+ established an atexit function, etc. Encountered this problem in
+ the c++ demo, whose destructors repaint the screen.
+ + combine _nc_get_screensize() and resizeterm() calls as new function
+ _nc_update_screensize().
+ + minor fixes to allow compile with g++ (suggested by Nelson H. F.
+ Beebe).
+ + implement install-rules for Ada95 makefiles.
+ + use screen_lines or MAXLINES as needed where LINES was coded,
+ as well as screen_columns for COLS, in the ncurses library.
+ > patch by Alexander V. Lukyanov:
+ + modify logic for ripped-off lines to handle several SCREENs.
+ > patch by Juergen Pfeifer:
+ + factors lib_slk.c into some smaller modules
+ + factors panel.c into some smaller modules
+ + puts the static information about the current panel stack into the
+ SCREEN structure to allow different panel stacks on different
+ screens.
+ + preliminary fix for an error adjusting LINES to account for
+ ripped-off lines.
+ + move _nc_max_click_interval and other mouse interface items to SCREEN
+ struct so that they are associated with a single terminal, and also
+ save memory when the application does not need a mouse (roughly 3k vs
+ 0.5k on Linux).
+ + modify mouseinterval() so that a negative parameter queries the
+ click-interval without modifying it.
+ + modify ncurses 'i' test to work with ncurses' apparent extension from
+ SVr4, i.e., allows nocbreak+noecho (analysis by Alexander V.
+ Lukyanov).
+ + add configure options --with-ada-includes and --with-ada-objects,
+ to drive Ada95 binding install (not yet implemented).
+ + install C++ binding as -lncurses++ and associated headers with the
+ other ncurses headers.
+ + fix header uninstall if configure --srcdir is used.
+ > minor interface changes to support 'tack' program -TD
+ (request by Daniel Weaver <danw@znyx.com>).
+ + export functions _nc_trans_string() and _nc_msec_cost().
+ + add variable _nc_nulls_sent, to record the number of padding
+ characters output in delay_output().
+ + move tests for generic_type and hard_copy terminals in setupterm()
+ to the end of that function so that the library will still be
+ initialized, though not generally useful for curses programs.
+ > patches by Alexander V. Lukyanov:
+ + modify ClrBottom() to avoid using clr_eos if there is only one line
+ to erase.
+ + typo in configure --help.
+ > patch by J T Conklin (with minor resync against Juergen's changes)
+ + split-out lib_flash.c from lib_beep.c
+ + split-out lib_hline.c and lib_vline.c from lib_box.c
+ + split-out lib_wattron.c, lib_wattroff.c from lib_addch.c
+ > patch by Juergen Pfeifer:
+ + correct source/target of c++/edit_cfg.sh
+ + add color, mouse support to kterm terminfo entry.
+ + modify lib_mouse.c to recognize rxvt, kterm, color_xterm also as
+ providing "xterm"-style mouse.
+ + updated rxvt's terminfo description to correspond to 2.21b, with
+ fixes for the acsc (the box1 capability is incorrect, ech1 does not
+ work).
+ + fix logic in parse_entry.c that discarded acsc when 'synthesizing'
+ an entry from equivalents in XENIX or AIX. This lets ncurses handle
+ the distribution copy of rxvt's terminfo.
+ + modify acsc capability for linux and linux-koi8 terminfo descriptions
+ (from Pavel Roskin <pavel@absolute.spb.su>).
+ + corrected definition in curses.h for ACS_LANTERN, which was 'I'
+ rather than 'i' (see 970802).
+ + updated terminfo.src with reformatted acsc entries, and repaired the
+ trashed entries with spurious '\' characters that this exposed.
+ + add logic to dump_entry.c to reformat acsc entries into canonical
+ form (sorted, unique mapping).
+ + add configure script to generate c++/etip.h
+ + add configure --with-develop option, to enable by default most of the
+ experimental options (requested by Alexander V. Lukyanov).
+ + rename 'deinstall' to 'uninstall', following GNU convention
+ (suggested by Alexander V. Lukyanov).
+ > patches by Alexander V. Lukyanov:
+ + modify tactics 2 and 5 in onscreen_mvcur(), to allow them on the last
+ line of the screen, since carriage return will not cause a newline.
+ + remove clause from PutCharLR() that would try to use
+ eat_newline_glitch since that apparently does not work on some
+ terminals (e.g., M$ telnet).
+ + correct a limit check in scroll_csr_backward()
+ > patches by Juergen Pfeifer:
+ + adds dummy implementations of methods above() and below() to the
+ NCursesPanel class.
+ + fixes missing returncode in NCursesWindow::ripoffline()
+ + fixes missing returncode in TestApplication::run() in demo.cc
+ + We should at least give a comment in etip.h why it is currently a
+ problem to install the C++ binding somewhere
+ + makes the WINDOW* argument of wenclose() a const.
+ + modifies several of the routines in lib_adabind.c to use a const
+ WINDOW* argument.
+ + add 'deinstall' rules.
+ + use explicit assignments in configure --without-progs option to
+ work around autoconf bug which doesn't always set $withval.
+ + check for ldconfig, don't try to run it if not found.
+ + implement simple/unoptimized case in lib_doupdate.c to handle
+ display with magic cookie glitch, tested with ncurses.c program.
+ + correct missing _tracef in getmouse(), to balance the returnCode
+ macro.
+ + simplify show_attr() in ncurses.c using termattrs().
+ > patches by Juergen Pfeifer:
+ + provides missing inlines for mvw[hv]line in cursesw.h of the C++
+ binding
+ + fixes a typo in a comment of frm_driver.c
+ + Enhances Ada95 Makefiles to fulfill the requirement of GNAT-3.10 that
+ generics should be compiled. Proper fixes to the configuration
+ scripts are also provided.
+ + several modifications to the configure script (requested by Ward
+ Horner):
+ + add configure options --without-progs, to suppress the build of the
+ utility programs, e.g., for cross-compiling.
+ + add $(HOSTCCFLAGS) and $(HOSTLDFLAGS) symbols to ncurses
+ Makefile.in, to simplify setup for cross compiling.
+ + add logic in configure script to recognize "--target=vxworks", and
+ generate load/install actions for VxWorks objects.
+ + move typedef for sigaction_t into SigAction.h to work around problem
+ generating lint library.
+ + modify fty_regex.c to reflect renaming of ifdef's for regular
+ expressions.
+ + simplify ifdef in lib_setup.c for TIOCGWINSZ since that symbol may
+ reside in <sys/ioctl.h>.
+ + merge testcurs.c with version from PDCurses 2.3, clarifying some of
+ the more obscure tests, which rely upon color.
+ + use macros getbegyx() and getmaxyx() in newdemo.c and testcurs.c
+ + modify ncurses.c to use getbegyx() and getmaxyx() macros to cover up
+ implementation difference wrt SVr4 curses, allow 's' test to work.
+ + add missing endwin() to testscanw.c program (reported by Fausto
+ Saporito <fausap@itb.it>).
+ + fixes/updates for Makefile.glibc and related files under sysdeps
+ (patch by H.J.Lu).
+ > patches by Juergen Pfeifer:
+ + add checks for null pointers, especially WINDOW's throughout the
+ ncurses library.
+ + solve a problem with wrong calculation of panel overlapping (reported
+ by Ward Horner):
+ + make sure that a panel's window isn't a pad.
+ + do more error checking in module lib_touch.c
+ + missing files for Ada95 binding from the last patch
+ + synch. of generated html pages (RCS-Id's were wrong in html files)
+ + support for Key_Resize in Ada binding
+ + changed documentation style in ./c++/cursesm.h
+ > patches by Alexander V. Lukyanov:
+ + undo attempt to do recursive inlining for PutChar(), noting that it
+ did not improve timing measurably, but inflated the size of
+ lib_doupdate.o
+ + modify rain.c to use color.
+ + correct scroll_csr_backward() to match scroll_csr_forward().
+ + minor adjustment to llib-lncurses, to work with Solaris 2.5.1
+ + minor fixes to sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux/configure to reflect renaming
+ of configure cache variables in 970906.
+ + correct logic involving changes to O_VISIBLE option in
+ Synchronize_Options function in frm_driver.c (Tony Hoffmann
+ <Tony.Hoffmann@hia.nrc.ca>)
+ + add $(HOSTCC) symbol to ncurses Makefile.in, to simplify setup for
+ cross compiling (suggested by Chris Johns).
+ + modify ifdef in lib_setup.c to only include <sys/ioctl.h> if we can
+ use it to support screen-size calculation (reported by Chris Johns).
+ + #undef unctrl to avoid symbol conflict in port to RTEMS (reported by
+ Chris Johns <cjohns@plessey.com.au>)
+ > patches by Juergen Pfeifer:
+ + simplified, made minor corrections to Ada95 binding to form
+ fieldtype.
+ + The C++ binding has been enhanced:
+ + 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 menu's fieldlist.
+ + Change of return type for current_item() and operator[] for menus.
+ + Enhanced demo.
+ + Fixed a bug in form/fld_def.c: take into account that copyarg and
+ freearg for a fieldtype may be NULL, makearg must not be NULL
+ + Fixed a bug in form/fld_type.c: in set_fieldtype_arg() makearg must
+ not be NULL, copyarg and freearg may be NULL.
+ + Fixed a bug in form/frm_def.c: Allow Disconnect_Fields() if it is
+ already disconnected.
+ + Enhance form/frm_driver.c: Allow growth of dynamic fields also on
+ navigation requests.
+ + Fixed a bug in form/fty_enum.c: wrong position of postincrement in
+ case-insensitiva comparision routine.
+ + Enhanced form/lib_adabind.c with function _nc_get_field() to get a
+ forms field by index.
+ + Enhanced menu/m_adabind.c with function _nc_get_item() to get a menus
+ item by index.
+ + Fixed in curses.h.in: make chtype argument for pechochar() constant.
+ Mark wbkgdset() as implemented, remove wbkgdset macro, because it was
+ broken (didn't handle colors correctly).
+ + Enhanced lib_mouse.c: added _nc_has_mouse() function
+ + Added _nc_has_mouse() prototype to curses.priv.h
+ + Modified lib_bkgd.c: hopefully correct implementation of wbkgdset();
+ streamlined implementation of wbkgd()
+ + Modified lib_mvwin.c: Disable move of a pad. Implement (costly)
+ move of subwindows. Fixed update behavior of movements of regular
+ windows.
+ + Fixed lib_pad.c: make chtype argument of pechochar() const.
+ + Fixed lib_window.c: dupwin() is not(!) in every bit a really clone
+ of the original. Subwindows become regular windows by doing a
+ dupwin().
+ + Improved manpage form_fieldtype.3x
+ > patches by Alexander V. Lukyanov:
+ + simplify the PutChar() handling of exit_am_mode, because we already
+ know that auto_right_margin is true.
+ + add a check in PutChar() for ability to insert to the case of
+ shifting character to LR corner.
+ + in terminal initialization by _nc_screen_resume(), make sure that
+ terminal right margin mode is known.
+ + move logic that invokes touchline(), or does the equivalent, into
+ _nc_scroll_window().
+ + modify scrolling logic use of insert/delete line capability, assuming
+ that they affect the screen contents only within the current
+ scrolling region.
+ + modify rain.c to demonstrate SIGWINCH handler.
+ + remove logic from getch() that would return an ERR if the application
+ called getch() when the cursor was at the lower-right corner of the
+ physical screen, and the terminal does not have insert-character
+ ability.
+ + change view.c so that it breaks out of getch() loop if a KEY_RESIZE
+ is read, and modify logic in getch() so this fix will yield the
+ desired behavior, i.e., the screen is repainted automatically when
+ the terminal window is resized.
+ + add configure option --enable-sigwinch
+ + modify view.c to test KEY_RESIZE logic, with "-r" option.
+ + modify testcurs.c to eliminate misleading display wrt cursor type
+ by testing if the terminal supports cnorm, civis, cvvis.
+ + several fixes for m68k/NeXT 4.0, to bring cur_term, _nc_curr_line and
+ _nc_curr_col variables into linked programs: move these variables,
+ making new modules lib_cur_term and trace_buf (reported by Francisco
+ Alberto Tomei Torres <fatomei@sandburg.unm.edu>).
+ > patches by Alexander V. Lukyanov:
+ + add pseudo-functionkey KEY_RESIZE which is returned by getch() when
+ the SIGWINCH handler has been called since the last call to
+ doupdate().
+ + modify lib_twait.c to hide EINTR only if HIDE_EINTR is defined.
+ + add SIGWINCH handler to ncurses library which is used if there is no
+ application SIGWINCH handler in effect when the screen is
+ initialized.
+ + make linked list of all SCREEN structures.
+ + move curses.h include before definition of SCREEN to use types in
+ that structure.
+ + correction to ensure that wgetstr uses only a newline to force a
+ scroll (970831).
+ + add experimental configure option --enable-safe-sprintf; the normal
+ mode now allocates a buffer as large as the screen for the
+ lib_printw.c functions.
+ + modify wgetch to refresh screen when reading ungetch'd characters,
+ since the application may require this - SVr4 does this.
+ + refine treatment of newline in wgetstr to echo only when this would
+ force the screen to scroll.
+ + remove override in wgetstr() that forces keypad(), since SVr4 does
+ not do this.
+ + correct y-reference for erasure in wgetstr() when a wrap forces a
+ scroll.
+ + correct x-position in waddch() after a wrap forces a scroll.
+ + echo newline in wgetstr(), making testscanw.c scroll properly when
+ scanw is done.
+ + modify vwscanw() to avoid potential buffer overflow.
+ + rewrote lib_printw.c to eliminate fixed-buffer limits.
+ > patches by Alexander V. Lukyanov:
+ + correct an error in handling cooked mode in wgetch(); processing
+ was in the wrong order.
+ + simplified logic in wgetch() that handles backspace, etc., by using
+ wechochar().
+ + correct wechochar() so that it interprets the output character as
+ in waddch().
+ + modify pechochar() to use prefresh() rather than doupdate(), since
+ the latter does not guarantee immediate refresh of the pad.
+ + modify pechochar() so that if called with a non-pad WINDOW, will
+ invoke wechochar() instead.
+ + modify fifo indices to allow fifo to be longer than 127 bytes.
+ + add xterm-8bit to terminfo.src
+ + moved logic for SP->_fifohold inside check_pending() to make it
+ work properly when we add calls to that function.
+ + ensure that bool functions return only TRUE or FALSE, and TRUE/FALSE
+ are assigned to bool values (patch by H.J.Lu).
+ > patches by Alexander V. Lukyanov:
+ + several fixes to getch:
+ 1. Separate cooked and raw keys in fifo
+ 2. Fix the case of ungetch'ed KEY_MOUSE
+ 3. wrap the code for hiding EINTR with ifdef HIDE_EINTR
+ 4. correctly handle input errors (i.e., EINTR) without loss of raw
+ keys
+ 5. recognize ESC KEY_LEFT and similar
+ 6. correctly handle the case of receiption of KEY_MOUSE from gpm
+ + correct off-by-one indexing error in _nc_mouse_parse(), that caused
+ single mouse events (press/release) to be ignored in favor of
+ composed events (click). Improves on a fix from integrating gpm
+ support in 961229.
+ + add another call to check_pending, before scrolling, for
+ line-breakout optimization
+ + improve hashmap.c by
+ 1. fixed loop condition in grow_hunks()
+ 2. not marking lines with offset 0
+ 3. fixed condition of 'too far' criteria, thus one-line hunks are
+ ignored and two lines interchanged won't pass.
+ + rewrote/simplified _nc_scroll_optimize() by separating into two
+ passes, forward/backward, looking for chunks moving only in the given
+ direction.
+ + move logic that emits sgr0 when initializing the screen to
+ _nc_screen_init(), now invoked from newterm.
+ + move cursor-movement cleanup from endwin() into _nc_mvcur_wrap()
+ function and screen cleanup (i.e., color) into _nc_screen_wrap()
+ function.
+ + add new functions _nc_screen_init(), _nc_screen_resume() and
+ _nc_screen_wrap().
+ + rename _nc_mvcur_scrolln() to _nc_scrolln().
+ + add a copy of acs_map[] to the SCREEN structure, where it can be
+ stored/retrieved via set_term().
+ + move variables _nc_idcok, _nc_idlok, _nc_windows into the SCREEN
+ structure.
+ + implement experimental _nc_perform_scroll().
+ + modify newterm (actually _nc_setupscreen()) to emit an sgr0 when
+ initializing the screen, as does SVr4 (reported by Alexander V.
+ Lukyanov).
+ + added test_progs rule to ncurses/Makefile.
+ + modify test/configure.in to check if initscr is already in $LIBS
+ before looking for (n)curses library.
+ + correct version-number in configure script for OSF1 shared-library
+ options (patch by Tim Mooney).
+ + add -DNDEBUG to CPPFLAGS for --enable-assertions (as Juergen
+ originally patched) since the c++ demo files do not necessarily
+ include ncurses_cfg.h
+ + supply default value for --enable-assertions option in configure
+ script (reported by Kriang Lerdsuwanakij <lerdsuwa@scf-fs.usc.edu>).
+ > patches by Alexander V. Lukyanov:
+ + correct/simplify logic of werase(), wclrtoeol() and wclrbot(). See
+ example firstlast.c
+ + optimize waddch_literal() and waddch_nosync() by factoring out
+ common subexpressions.
+ + correct sense of NDEBUG ifdef for CHECK_POSITION macro.
+ + corrections to render_char(), to make handling of colored blanks
+ match SVr4 curses, as well as to correct a bug that xor'd space
+ against the background character.
+ + replaced hash function with a faster one (timed it)
+ + rewrote the hashmap algorithm to be one-pass, this avoids multiple
+ cost_effective() calls on the same lines.
+ + modified cost_effective() so it is now slightly more precise.
+ > patches for glibc integration (H.J.Lu):
+ + add modules define_key, keyok, name_match, tries
+ + add makefile rules for some of the unit tests in ncurses (mvcur,
+ captoinfo, hardscroll, hashmap).
+ + update Linux configure-script for wide-character definitions.
+ + modify _tracebits() to show the character size (e.g., CS8).
+ + modify tparm() to emit '\200' where the generated string would have a
+ null (reported by From: Ian Dall <Ian.Dall@dsto.defence.gov.au> for
+ terminal type ncr7900).
+ + modify install process so that ldconfig is not invoked if the
+ package is built with an install-prefix.
+ + correct test program for chtype size (reported by Tim Mooney).
+ + add configure option --disable-scroll-hints, using this to ifdef the
+ logic that computes indices for _nc_scroll_optimize().
+ + add module ncurses/softscroll.c, to perform single-stage computation
+ of scroll indices used in _nc_scroll_optimize(). This is faster than
+ the existing scrolling algorithm, but tends to make too-small hunks.
+ + eliminate fixed buffer size in _nc_linedump().
+ + minor fixes to lib_doupdate.c to add tradeoff between clr_eol (el)
+ and clr_bol (el1), refine logic in ClrUpdate() and ClrBottom() (patch
+ by Alexander V. Lukyanov).
+ + add test/testaddch.c, from a pending patch by Alexander V. Lukyanov.
+ + correct processing of "configure --enable-assertions" option (patch
+ by Juergen Pfeifer).
+ + add '-s' (single-step) option too test/hashtest.c, correct an error
+ in loop limit for '-f' (footer option), toggle scrollok() when
+ writing footer to avoid wrap at lower-right corner.
+ + correct behavior of clrtoeol() immediately after wrapping cursor,
+ which was not clearing the line at the cursor position (reported by
+ Liviu Daia <daia@stoilow.imar.ro>).
+ + corrected mapping for ACS_LANTERN, which was 'I' rather than 'i'
+ (reported by Klaus Weide <kweide@tezcat.com>).
+ + many corrections to make progs/capconvert work, as well as make it
+ reasonably portable and integrated with ncurses 4.1 (reported by Dave
+ Furstenau <df@ravine.binary.net>).
+ + add flag SP->_fifohold, corresponding logic to modify the behavior of
+ the line breakout logic so that if the application does not read
+ input, refreshes will not be stopped, but only slowed.
+ + generate slk_attr_off(), slk_attr_on(), slk_attr_set(), vid_attr(),
+ ifdef'd for wide-character support, since ncurses' WA_xxx attribute
+ masks are identical with the A_xxx masks.
+ + modify MKlib_gen.sh to generate ifdef'd functions to support optional
+ configuration of wide-characters.
+ + modify tset to behave more like SVr4's tset, which does not modify
+ the settings of intr, quit or erase unless they are given as command
+ options (reported by Nelson H. F. Beebe <beebe@math.utah.edu>).
+ + modify tset to look in /etc/ttys or /etc/ttytype if the configuration
+ does not have getttynam().
+ + extend baudrate table in tset.c to match baudrate() function.
+ + add table entries for 230400 and 460800 bd to baudrate() function.
+ + improve breakout logic by allowing it before the first line updated,
+ which is what SVr4 curses does (patch by Alexander V. Lukyanov).
+ + correct initialization of vcost in relative_move(), for cursor-down
+ case (patch by Alexander V. Lukyanov).
+ > nits gleaned from Debian distribution of 1.9.9g-3:
+ + install symbolic link for intotocap.
+ + reference libc directly when making shared libraries.
+ + correct renaming of curs_scr_dmp.3x in man_db.renames.
+ + guard tgetflag() and other termcap functions against null cur_term
+ pointer.
+ + corrected initial state of software echo (error in 970405, reported
+ by Alexander V. Lukyanov).
+ + reviewed/added messages to configure script, so that all non-test
+ options should be accompanied by a message.
+ + add configure check for long filenames, using this to determine if
+ it is safe to allow long aliases for terminal descriptions as does
+ SVr4.
+ + add configure options for widec (wide character), hashmap (both
+ experimental).
+ > patch by Alexander V. Lukyanov:
+ + hashmap.c - improved by heuristic, so that scroll test works much
+ better when csr is not available.
+ + hardscroll.c - patched so that it continues to scroll other chunks
+ after failure to scroll one.
+ + lib_doupdate.c - _nc_mvcur_scrolln extended to handle more cases; csr
+ is avoided as it is relative costly. Fixed wrong coordinates in one
+ case and wrong string in TRACE.
+ > patch by Juergen Pfeifer:
+ + modify C++ binding to compile on AIX 4.x with the IBM C-SET++
+ compiler.
+ + remove alternate character set from kterm terminfo entry; it uses the
+ shift-out control for a purpose incompatible with curses, i.e., font
+ switching.
+ + disentangle 'xterm' terminfo entry from some derived entries that
+ should be based on xterm-r6 instead.
+ + add cbt to xterm-xf86-xv32 terminfo entry; I added the emulation for
+ XFree86 3.1.2F, but overlooked its use in terminfo then - T.Dickey.
+ + correct logic in lib_mvcur.c that uses back_tab.
+ + correct change from 970628 to ClrUpdate() in lib_doupdate.c so that
+ contents of curscr are saved in newscr before clearing the screen.
+ This is needed to make repainting work with the present logic of
+ TransformLine().
+ + use napms() rather than sleep() in tset.c to avoid interrupting I/O.
+ + add limit checks to _nc_read_file_entry() to guard against overflow
+ of buffer when reading incompatible terminfo format, e.g, from OSF/1.
+ + correct some loop-variable errors in xmc support in lib_doupdate.c
+ + modify ncurses 'b' test to add gaps, specified by user, to allow
+ investigation of interaction with xmc (magic cookie) code.
+ + correct typo in 970524 mods to xmas.c, had omitted empty parameter
+ list from has_colors(), which gcc ignores, but SVr4 does not
+ (reported by Larry Virden).
+ + correct rmso capability in wy50-mc description.
+ + add configure option "--enable-hard-tabs", renamed TABS_OK ifdef to
+ > patch by Juergen Pfeifer:
+ + Add bindings for keyok() and define_key() to the Ada95 packages.
+ + Improve man pages menu_post.3x and menu_format.3x
+ + Fix the HTML pages in the Ada95/html directory to reflect the above
+ changes.
+ + modify change from 970101 to ClrUpdate() in lib_doupdate.c so that
+ pending changes to both curscr and newscr are flushed properly.
+ This fixes a case where the first scrolling operation in nvi would
+ cause the screen to be cleared unnecessarily and repainted before
+ doing the indexing, i.e., by repeatedly pressing 'j' (reported by
+ Juergen Pfeifer).
+ + correct error in trans_string() which added embedded newlines in a
+ terminfo description to the stored strings.
+ + remove spurious newlines from sgr in wyse50 (and several other)
+ terminfo descriptions.
+ + add configure option for experimental xmc (magic cookie) code,
+ "--enable-xmc-glitch". When disabled (the default), attributes that
+ would store a magic cookie are suppressed in vidputs(). The magic
+ cookie code is far from workable at this stage; the configuration
+ option is a stopgap.
+ + move _nc_initscr() from lib_initscr.c to lib_newterm.c
+ + correct path for invoking make_keys (a missing "./").
+ + correct sign-extension problem with "infocmp -e", which corrupted
+ acsc values computed for linux fallback data.
+ + correct dependency on ncurses/names.c (a missing "./").
+ + modify configure script to use '&&' even for cd'ing to existing
+ directories to work around broken shell interpreters.
+ + correct a loop-limit in _nc_hash_map() (patch by Alexander V.
+ Lukyanov).
+ + restore logic in _nc_scroll_optimize() which marks as touched the
+ lines in curscr that are shifted.
+ + add new utility 'make_keys' to compute keys.tries as a table rather
+ than a series of function calls.
+ + correct include-dependency for tic.h used by name_match
+ + removed buffer-allocation for name and description from m_item_new.c,
+ since this might result in incompatibilities with SVr4. Also fixed
+ the corresponding Ada95 binding module (patch by Juergen Pfeifer,
+ report by Avery Pennarun <apenwarr@foxnet.net>)
+ + removed the mechanism to timestamp the generated Ada95 sources. This
+ resulted always in generating patches for the HTML doc, even when
+ nothing really changed (patch by Juergen Pfeifer).
+ + improve man page mitem_new.3x (patch by Juergen Pfeifer).
+ + remove ech capability from rxvt description because it does not work.
+ + add missing case logic for infocmp -I option (reported by Lorenzo M.
+ Catucci <lorenzo@argon.roma2.infn.it>)
+ + correct old bug in pnoutrefresh() unmasked by fix in 970531; this
+ caused glitches in the ncurses 'p' test since the area outside the
+ pad was not compared when setting up indices for _nc_scroll_optimize.
+ + rewrote tracebits() to workaround misdefinition of TOSTOP on Ultrix
+ 4.4, as well as to eliminate fixed-size buffer (reported by Chris
+ Tanner <tannerc@aecl.ca>)
+ + correct prototype for termattrs() as per XPG4 version 2.
+ + add placeholder prototypes for color_set(), erasewchar(),
+ term_attrs(), wcolor_set() as per XPG4 version 2.
+ + correct attribution for progs/progs.priv.h and lib_twait.c
+ + improve line-breakout logic by checking based on changed lines rather
+ than total lines (patch by Alexander V. Lukyanov).
+ + correct loop limits for table-lookup of enumerated value in form
+ (patch by Juergen Pfeifer).
+ + improve threshhold computation for determining when to call ClrToEOL
+ (patch by Alexander V. Lukyanov).
+ + add configure option --disable-database to force the library to
+ use only the fallback data.
+ + add configure option --with-fallbacks, to specify list of fallback
+ terminal descriptions.
+ + add a symbolic link for ncurses.h during install; too many programs
+ still assume there's an ncurses.h
+ + add new terminfo.src entry for xterm-xf86-v33.
+ + restore terminfo.src entry for emu to using setf/setb, since it is
+ not, after all, generating ANSI sequences. Corrected missing comma
+ that caused setf/setb entries to merge.
+ + modify mousemask() to use keyok() to enable/disable KEY_MOUSE, so
+ that applications can disable ncurses' mouse and supply their own
+ handler.
+ + add extensions keyok() and define_key(). These are designed to allow
+ the user's application better control over the use of function keys,
+ e.g., disabling the ncurses KEY_MOUSE. (The define_key idea was from
+ a mailing-list thread started by Kenneth Albanowski
+ <kjahds@kjahds.com> Nov'1995).
+ + restore original behavior in ncurses 'g' test, i.e., explicitly
+ set the keypad mode rather than use the default, since it confuses
+ people.
+ + rewrote the newdemo banner so it's readable (reported by Hugh
+ Daniel).
+ + tidy up exit from hashtest (reported by Hugh Daniel).
+ + restore check for ^Q in ncurses 'g' test broken in 970510 (reported
+ by Hugh Daniel)
+ + correct tput program, checking return-value of setupterm (patch by
+ Florian La Roche).
+ + correct logic in pnoutrefresh() and pechochar() functions (reported
+ by Kriang Lerdsuwanakij <lerdsuwa@scf.usc.edu>). The computation
+ of 'wide' date to eric's #283 (1.9.9), and the pechochar bug to the
+ original implementation (1.9.6).
+ + correct typo in vt102-w terminfo.src entry (patch by Robert Wuest
+ <rwuest@sire.vt.com>)
+ + move calls of _nc_background() out of various loops, as its return
+ value will be the same for the whole window being operated on (patch
+ by J T Conklin).
+ + add macros getcur[xy] getbeg[xy] getpar[xy], which are defined in
+ SVr4 headers (patch by J T Conklin <jtc@NetBSD.ORG>)
+ + modify glibc addon-configure scripts (patch by H.J.Lu).
+ + correct a bug in hashmap.c: the size used for clearing the hashmap
+ table was incorrect, causing stack corruption for large values of
+ LINES, e.g., >MAXLINES/2 (patch by Alexander V. Lukyanov).
+ + eric's terminfo 9.13.23 & 9.13.24 changes: replaced minitel-2 entry,
+ added MGR, ansi-nt (note: the changes described for 9.13.24 have not
+ been applied).
+ > several changes by Juergen Pfeifer:
+ + correct a missing error-return in form_driver.c when wrapping of a
+ field is not possible.
+ + correct logic in form_driver.c for configurations that do not have
+ memccpy() (reported by Sidik Isani <isani@cfht.hawaii.edu>)
+ + change several c++ binding functions to inline.
+ + modify c++ menu binding to inherit from panels, for proper
+ initialization.
+ + correct freeing of menu items in c++ binding.
+ + modify c++ binding to reflect removal of const from user data pointer
+ in forms/menus libraries.
+ + add description of xterm-16color.
+ + modify name of shared-library on *BSD to end with $(REL_VERSION)
+ rather than $(ABI_VERSION) to match actual convention on FreeBSD
+ (cf: 960713).
+ + add OpenBSD to shared-library case, same as NetBSD and FreeBSD
+ (reported by Hugh Daniel <hugh@rat.toad.com>).
+ + corrected include-dependency in menu/Makefile so that "make install"
+ works properly w/o first doing "make".
+ + add fallback definition for isascii, used in infocmp.
+ + modify xmas to use color, and to exit right away when a key is
+ pressed.
+ + modify gdc so that the scrolled digits function as described (there
+ was no time delay between the stages, and the digits overwrote the
+ bounding box without tidying up).
+ + modify lib_color.c to use setaf/setab only for the ANSI color codes
+ 0 through 7. Using 16 colors requires setf/setb.
+ + modify ncurses 'c' test to work with 16 colors, as well as the normal
+ 8 colors.
+ + remove const qualifier from user data pointer in forms and menus
+ libraries (patch by Juergen Pfeifer).
+ + rewrote 'waddchnstr()' to avoid using the _nc_waddch_nosync()
+ function, thereby not interpreting tabs, etc., as per spec (patch by
+ Alexander V. Lukyanov).
+ + suppress check for pre-existing ncurses header if the --prefix
+ option is specified.
+ + add configure options "--with-system-type" and
+ "--with-system-release" to assist in checking the generated
+ makefiles.
+ + add configure option "--enable-rpath" to allow installers to specify
+ that programs linked against shared libraries will have their library
+ path embedded, allowing installs into nonstandard locations.
+ + add flags to OSF1 shared-library options to specify version and
+ symbol file (patch by Tim Mooney <mooney@dogbert.cc.ndsu.NoDak.edu>)
+ + add missing definition for ABI_VERSION to c++/Makefile.in (reported
+ by Satoshi Adachi <adachi@wisdom.aa.ap.titech.ac.jp>).
+ + modify link flags to accommodate HP-UX linker which embeds absolute
+ pathnames in executables linked against shared libraries (reported by
+ Jason Evans <jasone@mrc.uidaho.edu>, solved by Alan Shutko
+ <ats@hubert.wustl.edu>).
+ + drop unnecessary check for attribute-change in onscreen_mvcur() since
+ mvcur() is the only caller within the library, and that check in turn
+ is exercised only from lib_doupdate.c (patch by Alexander V.
+ Lukyanov).
+ + add 'blank' parameter to _nc_scroll_window() so _nc_mvcur_scrolln()
+ can use the background of stdscr as a parameter to that function
+ (patch by Alexander V. Lukyanov).
+ + moved _nc_mvcur_scrolln() from lib_mvcur.c to lib_doupdate.c, to use
+ the latter's internal functions, as well as to eliminate unnecessary
+ cursor save/restore operations (patch by Alexander V. Lukyanov).
+ + omit parameter of ClrUpdate(), since it is called only for newscr,
+ further optimized/reduced by using ClearScreen() and TransformLine()
+ to get rid of duplicate code (patch by Alexander V. Lukyanov).
+ + modify scrolling algorithm in _nc_scroll_optimize() to reject hunks
+ that are smaller than the distance to be moved (patch by Alexander V.
+ Lukyanov).
+ + correct a place where the panel library was not ifdef'd in ncurses.c
+ (Juergen Pfeifer)
+ + documentation fixes (Juergen Pfeifer)
+970515 4.1 release for upload to prep.ai.mit.edu
+ + re-tag changes since 970505 as 4.1 release.
+ + modify ncurses 'g' test to allow mouse input
+ + modify default xterm description to include mouse.
+ + modify configure script to add -Wwrite-strings if gcc warnings are
+ enabled while configuring --enable-const (and fixed related
+ warnings).
+ + add toggle, status display for keypad mode to ncurses 'g' test to
+ verify that keypad and scrollok are not inherited from parent window
+ during a call to newwin.
+ + correction to MKexpanded.sh to make it work when configure --srcdir
+ is used (reported by H.J.Lu).
+ + revise test for bool-type, ensuring that it checks if builtin.h is
+ available before including it, adding test for sizeof(bool) equal
+ to sizeof(short), and warning user if the size cannot be determined
+ (reported by Alexander V. Lukyanov).
+ + add files to support configuration of ncurses as an add-on library
+ for GNU libc (patch by H.J.Lu <hjl@lucon.org>)
+ + correct buffer overrun in lib_traceatr.c
+ + modify change to lib_vidattr.c to avoid redundant orig_pair.
+ + turn on 'echo()' in hanoi.c, since it is initially off.
+ + rename local 'errno' variable in etip.h to avoid conflict with global
+ (H.J.Lu).
+ + modify configure script to cache LD, AR, AR_OPTS (patch by H.J.Lu
+ <hjl@lucon.org>)
+970505 4.1 pre-release
+ + regenerate the misc directory html dumps without the link list, which
+ is not useful.
+ + correct dependency in form directory makefile which caused
+ unnecessary recompiles.
+ + correct substitution for ABI_VERSION in test-makefile
+ + modify install rules for shared-library targets to remove the target
+ before installing, since some install programs do not properly handle
+ overwrite of symbolic links.
+ + change order of top-level targets so that 'include' immediate
+ precedes the 'ncurses' directory, reducing the time between new
+ headers and new libraries (requested by Larry Virden).
+ + modify lib_vidattr.c so that colors are turned off only before
+ modifying other attributes, turned on after others. This makes the
+ hanoi.c program display correctly on FreeBSD console.
+ + modify debug code in panel library to print user-data addresses
+ rather than the strings which they (may) point to.
+ + add check to ensure that C++ binding and demo are not built with g++
+ versions below 2.7, since the binding uses templates.
+ + modify c++ binding and demo to build and run with SGI's c++ compiler.
+ (It also compiles with the Sun SparcWorks compiler, but the demo does
+ not link, due to a vtbl problem).
+ + corrections to demo.cc, to fix out-of-scope variables (Juergen
+ Pfeifer).
+ + correct memory leak in _nc_trace_buf().
+ + add configure test for regexpr.h, for Unixware 1.x.
+ + correct missing "./" prefixing names of generated files in ncurses
+ directory.
+ + use single-quotes in configure scripts assignments for MK_SHARED_LIB
+ to workaround shell bug on FreeBSD 2.1.5
+ + remove tabs from intermediate #define's for GCC_PRINTF, GCC_SCANF
+ that caused incorrect result in ncurses_cfg.h
+ + correct initialization in lib_trace.c, which omitted version info.
+ + remove ech, el1 attributes from cons25w description; they appear to
+ malfunction in FreeBSD 2.1.5
+ + correct color attributes in terminfo.src and lib_color.c to match
+ SVr4 behavior by interchanging codes 1,4, 3,6 in the setf/setb
+ capabilities.
+ + use curs_set() rather than checks via tigetstr() for test programs
+ that hide the cursor: firework, rain, worm.
+ + ensure that if the terminal lacks change_scroll_region, parm_index
+ and parm_rindex are used only to scroll the whole screen (patch by
+ Peter Wemm).
+ + correct curs_set() logic, which did not return ERR if the requested
+ attributes did not exist, nor did it assume an unknown initial state
+ for the cursor (patch by Alexander V. Lukyanov).
+ + combine IDcTransformLine and NoIDcTransformLine to new TransformLine
+ function in lib_doupdate.c (patch by Alexander V. Lukyanov).
+ + correct hashmap.c, which did not update index information (patch by
+ Alexander V. Lukyanov).
+ + fixes for C++ binding and demo (see c++/NEWS) (Juergen Pfeifer).
+ + correct index in lib_instr.c (Juergen Pfeifer).
+ + correct typo in 970426 patch from Tom's cleanup of lib_overlay.c
+ (patch by Juergen Pfeifer).
+ + corrected cost computation in PutRange(), which was using
+ milliseconds compared to characters by adding two new members to the
+ SCREEN struct, _hpa_ch_cost and _cup_ch_cost.
+ + drop ncurses/lib_unctrl.c, add ncurses/MKunctrl.awk to generate a
+ const array of strings (suggested by Alexander V. Lukyanov). The
+ original suggestion in 970118 used a perl script.
+ + rewrote ncurses 'b' test to better exercise magic-cookie (xmc), as
+ well as noting the attributes that are not supported by a terminal.
+ + trace the computation of cost values in lib_mvcur.c
+ + modify _nc_visbuf() to use octal rather than hex, corrected sign
+ extension bug in that function that caused buffer overflow.
+ + modify trace in lib_acs.c to use _nc_visbuf().
+ + suppress trace within _traceattr2().
+ + correct logic of _tracechtype2(), which did not account for repeats
+ or redefinition within an acsc string.
+ + modify debug-library version baudrate() to use environment variable
+ $BAUDRATE to override speed computation. This is needed for
+ regression testing.
+ + correct problems shown by "weblint -pedantic".
+ + update mailing-list information (now ncurses@bsdi.com).
+ + Improve form_field_validation.3x manpage to better describe the
+ precision parameter for TYPE_NUMERIC and TYPE_INTEGER. Provide more
+ precise information how the range checking can be avoided. (patch by
+ Juergen Pfeifer, reported by Bryan Henderson)
+ + change type of min/max value of form types TYPE_INTEGER to long to
+ match SVr4 documentation.
+ + set the form window to stdscr in set_form_win() so that form_win()
+ won't return null (patch by Juergen Pfeifer, reported by Bryan
+ Henderson <bryanh@giraffe.netgate.net>).
+ + corrected ifdef'ing of inline (cf: 970321) for TRACE vs C++.
+ + corrected toggle_attr_off() macro (patch by Andries Brouwer).
+ + modify treatment of empty token in $MANPATH to /usr/man (reported by
+ <Andries.Brouwer@cwi.nl>)
+ + modify traces that record functions-called so that chtype and attr_t
+ values are expressed symbolically, to simplify reuse of generated
+ test-scripts on SVr4 regression testing.
+ + add new trace functions _traceattr2() and _tracechtype2()
+ + add configure option --enable-const, to support the use of 'const'
+ where XSI should have, but did not, specify. This defines
+ NCURSES_CONST, which is an empty token otherwise, for strict
+ compatibility.
+ + make processing of configure options more verbose by echoing the
+ --enable/--with values.
+ + add configure option --enable-big-core
+ + set initial state of software echo off as per XSI.
+ + check for C++ builtin.h header
+ + correct computation of absolute-path for $INSTALL that dropped "-c"
+ parameter from the expression.
+ + rename config.h to ncurses_cfg.h to avoid naming-conflict when
+ ncurses is integrated into larger systems (adapted from diffs by
+ H.J.Lu for libc).
+ + correct inequality in lib_doupdate.c that caused a single-char to not
+ be updated when the char on the right-margin was not blank, idcok()
+ was true (patch by Alexander V Lukyanov (in 970124), reported
+ by Kriang Lerdsuwanakij <lerdsuwa@scf-fs.usc.edu> in 970329).
+ + modify 'clean' rule in include/Makefile so that files created by
+ configure script are removed in 'distclean' rule instead.
+ + correct array limit in tparam_internal(), add case to interpret "%x"
+ (patch by Andreas Schwab)
+ + rewrote number-parsing in ncurses.c 'd' test; it did not reset the
+ value properly when non-numeric characters were given (reported by
+ Andreas Schwab <schwab@issan.informatik.uni-dortmund.de>)
+ + move definition of __INTERNAL_CAPS_VISIBLE before include for
+ progs.priv.h (patch by David MacKenzie).
+ + add configuration summary, reordered check for default include
+ directory to better accommodate a case where installer is configuring
+ a second copy of ncurses (reported by Klaus Weide
+ <kweide@tezcat.com>)
+ + moved the #define for 'inline' as an empty token from the
+ $(CFLAGS_DEBUG) symbol into config.h, to avoid redefinition warning
+ (reported by Ward Horner).
+ + modify test for bool builtin type to use 'unsigned' rather than
+ 'unknown' when cross-compiling (reported by Ward Horner).
+ + add header dependencies so that "make install.libs" will succeed
+ even if "make all" is not done first.
+ + moved some macros from lib_doupdate.c to curses.priv.h to use in
+ expanded functions with ATAC.
+ + correct implementation of lib_instr.c; both XSI and SVr4 agree that
+ the winnstr functions can return more characters than will fit on one
+ line.
+ + modify script that generates lib_gen.c to support traces of called &
+ return.
+ + add new configure option "--disable-macros", for testing calls within
+ lib_gen.c
+ + corrected logic that screens level-checking of called/return traces.
+ + use new configure macro NC_SUBST to replace AC_PATH_PROG, better
+ addressing request by Ward Horner.
+ + check for cross-compiling before trying to invoke the autoconf
+ AC_FUNC_SETVBUF_REVERSED macro (reported by Ward Horner)
+ + correct/simplify loop in _nc_visbuf(), 970201 changes omitted
+ a pointer-increment.
+ + eliminate obsolete symbol SHARED_ABI from dist.mk (noted by
+ Florian La Roche).
+ + add configure option --enable-expanded, together with code that
+ implements an expanded form of certain complex macros, for testing
+ with ATAC.
+ + disable CHECK_POSITION unless --with-assertions is configured
+ (Alexander V Lukyanov pointed out that this is redundant).
+ + use keyname() to show traced chtype values where applicable rather
+ than _tracechar(), which truncates the value to 8-bits.
+ + minor fixes to TRACE_ICALLS, added T_CREATE, TRACE_CCALLS macros.
+ + modify makefiles in progs and test directories to avoid using C
+ preprocessor options on link commands (reported by Ward Horner)
+ + correct ifdef/include-order for nc_alloc.h vs lib_freeall.c (reported
+ by Ward Horner)
+ + modify ifdef's to use configure-defined symbols consistently
+ (reported by Ward Horner)
+ + add/use new makefile symbols AR, AR_OPTS and LD to assist in non-UNIX
+ ports (reported by Ward Horner <whorner@tsi-telsys.com>)
+ + rename struct try to struct tries, to avoid name conflict with C++
+ (reported by Gary Johnson).
+ + modify worm.c to hide cursor while running.
+ + add -Wcast-qual to gcc warnings, fix accordingly.
+ + use PutChar rather than PutAttrChar in ClrToEOL to properly handle
+ wrapping (Alexander V Lukyanov).
+ + correct spurious echoing of input in hanoi.c from eric's #291 & #292
+ patches (reported by Vernon C. Hoxie <vern@zebra.alphacdc.com>).
+ + extend IRIX configuration to IRIX64
+ + supply missing install.libs rule needed after restructuring
+ test/Makefile.in
+ + modify "make mostlyclean" to leave automatically-generated source
+ in the ncurses directory, for use in cross-compiles.
+ + autogenerated object-dependencies for test directory
+ + add configure option --with-rcs-ids
+ + modify configuration scripts to generate major/minor/patch versions
+ (suggested by Alexander V Lukyanov).
+ + supply missing va_end's in lib_scanw.c
+ + use stream I/O for trace-output, to eliminate fixed-size buffer
+ + add TRACE_ICALLS definition/support to lib_trace.c
+ + modify Ada95 binding to work with GNAT 3.09 (Juergen Pfeifer).
+ + add/modify traces for called/return values to simplify extraction
+ for test scripts.
+ + changed _nc_visbuf to quote its result, and to dynamically allocate
+ the returned buffer.
+ + invoke ldconfig after installing shared library
+ + modify install so that overwrite applies to shared library -lcurses
+ in preference to static library (reported by Zeyd M Ben-Halim 960928).
+ + correct missing ';' in 961221 mod to overwrite optional use of $(LN_S)
+ symbol.
+ + fixes to allow "make install" to work without first doing a "make
+ all" (suggested by Larry Virden).
+ + correct order of #ifdef for TABS_OK.
+ + instrumented toe.c to test memory-leaks.
+ + correct memory-deallocation in toe.c (patch by Jesse Thilo).
+ + include <sys/types.h> in configuration test for regex.h (patch by
+ Andreas Schwab)
+ + make infocmp recognize -I option, for SVr4 compatibility (reported by
+ Andreas Schwab <schwab@issan.informatik.uni-dortmund.de>)
+ + add extension 'use_default_colors()', modified test applications that
+ use default background (firework, gdc, hanoi, knight, worm) to
+ demonstrate.
+ + correct some limit checks in lib_doupdate.c exposed while running
+ worm.
+ + use typeCalloc macro for readability.
+ + add/use definition for CONST to accommodate testing with Solaris
+ (SVr4) curses, which doesn't use 'const' in its prototypes.
+ + modify ifdef's in test/hashtest.c and test/view.c to compile with
+ Solaris curses.
+ + modify _tracedump() to pad pad colors & attrs lines to match change
+ in 970101 showing first/last changes.
+ + corrected location of terminating null on dynamically allocated forms
+ fields (patch by Per Foreby).
+ + added headers to make view.c compile on SCO with the resizeterm()
+ code (i.e., struct winsize) - though this compiles, I don't have a
+ suitable test configuration since SIGWINCH doesn't pass my network to
+ that machine - T.Dickey.
+ + update test/configure.in to supply some default substitutions.
+ + modify configure script to add -lncurses after -lgpm to fix problem
+ linking against static libraries.
+ + add a missing noraw() to test/ncurses.c (places noted by Jeremy
+ Buhler)
+ + add a missing wclear() to test/testcurs.c (patch by Jeremy Buhler
+ <jbuhler@cs.washington.edu>)
+ + modify headers to accommodate compilers that don't allow duplicate
+ "#define" lines for NCURSES_VERSION (reported by Larry W. Virden
+ <lvirden@cas.org>)
+ + fix formatting glitch in curs_getch.3x (patch by Jesse Thilo).
+ + modify lib_doupdate to make el, el1 and ed optimization use the
+ can_clear_with macro, and change EmitRange to allow leaving cursor at
+ the middle of interval, rather than always at the end (patch by
+ Alexander V Lukyanov). This was originally 960929, resync 970106.
+ + workaround defect in autoconf 2.12 (which terminates configuration
+ if no C++ compiler is found) by adding an option --without-cxx.
+ + modify several man-pages to use tbl, where .nf/.fi was used (reported
+ by Jesse Thilo).
+ + correct font-codes in some man-pages (patch by Jesse Thilo
+ <Jesse.Thilo@pobox.com>)
+ + use configure script's knowledge of existence of g++ library for the
+ c++ Makefile (reported by Paul Jackson).
+ + correct misleading description of --datadir configuration option
+ (reported by Paul Jackson <pj@sam.engr.sgi.com>)
+ + several corrections to _nc_mvcur_scrolln(), prompted by a bug report
+ from Peter Wemm:
+ > the logic for non_dest_scroll_region was interchanged between the
+ forward & reverse scrolling cases.
+ > multiple returns from the function allowed certain conditions to do
+ part of an operation before discovering that it couldn't be
+ completed, returning an error without restoring the cursor.
+ > some returns were ERR, where the function had completed the
+ operation, because the insert/delete line logic was improperly
+ tested (this was probably the case Peter saw).
+ > contrary to comments, some scrolling cases were tested after the
+ insert/delete line method.
+ + modify _tracedump() to show first/last changes.
+ + modify param of ClrUpdate() in lib_doupdate.c to 'newscr', fixes
+ refresh problem (reported by Peter Wemm) that caused nvi to not show
+ result of ":r !ls" until a ^L was typed.
+961229 (internal alpha)
+ + correct some of the writable-strings warnings (reported by Gary
+ Johnson <gjohnson@season.com>). Note that most of the remaining ones
+ are part of the XSI specification, and can't be "fixed".
+ + improve include-dependencies in form, menu, panel directories.
+ + correct logic of delay_output(), which would return early if
+ there is data on stdin.
+ + modify interface & logic of _nc_timed_wait() to support 2 file
+ descriptors, needed for GPM.
+ + integrate patch by Andrew Kuchling <amk@magnet.com> for GPM (mouse)
+ support, correcting logic in wgetch() and _nc_mouse_parse() which
+ prevented patch from working properly -TD
+ + improve performance of panel algorithm (Juergen Pfeifer 961203).
+ + strip RCS id's from generated .html files in Ada95 subtree.
+ + resync with generated .html files (Juergen Pfeifer 961223).
+ + terminfo.src 10.1.0 (ESR).
+961224 4.0 release
+ + release as 4.0 to accommodate Linux ld.so.1.8.5
+ + correct syntax/spelling, regenerated .doc files from .html using
+ lynx 2.5
+ + refined forms/menus makefiles (Juergen Pfeifer 961223).
+961221 - snapshot
+ + remove logic in read_entry.c that attempts to refine errno by using
+ 'access()' for the directory (from patch by Florian La Roche).
+ + correct configure test/substitution that inhibits generating
+ include-path to /usr/include if gcc is used (reported by Florian La
+ Roche).
+ + modify setupterm() to allocate new TERMINAL for each call, just as
+ solaris' curses does (Alexander V Lukyanov 960829).
+ + corrected memory leaks in read_entry.c
+ + add configure options --with-dbmalloc, --with-dmalloc, and
+ --disable-leaks, tested by instrumenting infocmp, ncurses programs.
+ + move #include's for stdlib.h and string.h to *.priv.h to accommodate
+ use of dbmalloc.
+ + modify use of $(LN_S) to follow recommendation in autoconf 2.12,
+ i.e., set current directory before linking.
+ + split-out panel.priv.h, improve dependencies for forms, menus
+ (Juergen Pfeifer 961204).
+ + modify _nc_freewin() to reset globals curscr/newscr/stdscr when
+ freeing the corresponding WINDOW (found using Purify).
+ + modify delwin() to return ERR if the window to be deleted has
+ subwindows, needed as a side-effect of resizeterm() (found using
+ Purify). Tested and found that SVr4 curses behaves this way.
+ + implement logic for _nc_freeall(), bringing stub up to date.
+ + modify wbkgd() so that it doesn't set nulls in the rendered text,
+ even if its argument doesn't specify a character (fixes test case by
+ Juergen Pfeifer for bug-report).
+ + set window-attributes in wbkgd(), to simplify comparison against
+ Solaris curses, which does this.
+961214 - snapshot
+ + replace most constants in ncurses 'o' test by expressions, making it
+ work with wider range of screen sizes.
+ + add options to ncurses.c to specify 'e' test softkey format, and the
+ number of header/footer lines to rip-off.
+ + add ^R (repaint after resize), ^L (refresh) commands to ncurses 'p'
+ test.
+ + add shell-out (!) command to ncurses 'p' test to allow test of
+ resize between endwin/refresh.
+ + correct line-wrap case in mvcur() by emitting carriage return,
+ overlooked in 960928, but needed due to SVr4 compatibility changes to
+ terminal modes in 960907.
+ + correct logic in wresize that causes new lines to be allocated,
+ broken for the special case of increasing rows only in 960907's fix
+ for subwindows.
+ + modify configure script to generate $(LDFLAGS) with -L and -l options
+ in preference to explicit library filenames. (NOTE: this may
+ require further amending, since I vaguely recall a dynamic loader
+ that did not work properly without the full names, but it should be
+ handled as an exception to the rule, since some linkers do bulk
+ inclusion of libraries when given the full name - T.Dickey).
+ + modify configure script to allow user-supplied $CFLAGS to set the
+ debug-option in all libraries (requested by lots of people) -TD
+ + use return consistently from main(), rather than exit (reported by
+ Florian La Roche).
+ + add --enable-getcap-cache option to configure, normally disabled
+ (requested by Florian La Roche).
+ + make configure test for gettimeofday() and possibly -lbsd more
+ efficient (requested by Florian La Roche <florian@knorke.saar.de>)
+ + minor adjustments to Ada95 binding (patches by Juergen Pfeifer)
+ + correct attributes after emitting orig_pair in lib_vidattr.c (patch
+ by Alexander V Lukyanov).
+ + corrected README wrt Ada95 (Juergen Pfeifer)
+961207 - snapshot
+ + integrate resizeterm() into doupdate(), so that if screen size
+ changes between endwin/refresh, ncurses will resize windows to fit
+ (this needs additional testing with pads and softkeys).
+ + add, for memory-leak testing, _nc_freeall() entrypoint to free all
+ data used in ncurses library.
+ + initialize _nc_idcok, _nc_idlok statically to resolve discrepancy
+ between initscr() and newwin() initialization (reported by
+ Alexander V Lukyanov).
+ + test built VERSION=4.0, SHARED_ABI=4 with Linux ld.so.1.8.5
+ (set beta versions to those values -- NOTE that subsequent pre-4.0
+ beta may not be interchangeable).
+ + modify configure script to work with autoconf 2.12
+961130 1.9.9g release
+ + add copyright notices to configuration scripts (written by Thomas
+ Dickey).
+ > patch, mostly for panel (Juergen Pfeifer):
+ + cosmetic improvement for a few routines in the ncurses core library
+ to avoid warning messages.
+ + the panel overlap detection was broken
+ + the panel_window() function was not fool-proof.
+ + Some inlining...
+ + Cosmetic changes (also to avoid warning messages when compiling with
+ > patch by Juergen Pfeifer:
+ + eliminates warning messages for the compile of libform.
+ + inserts Per Foreby's new field type TYPE_IPV4 into libform.
+ + Updates man page and the Ada95 binding to reflect this.
+ + Improves inlining in libmenu and libform.
+ + improve the use of the "const" qualifier in the
+ panel library (Juergen Pfeifer)
+ + change set_panel_userptr() and panel_userptr() to use void*
+ (Juergen Pfeifer)
+ + change ABI to 3.4
+ + package with 961119 version of Ada95 binding (fixes for gnat-3.07).
+ (Juergen Pfeifer)
+ + correct initialization of the stdscr pseudo panel in panel library
+ (Juergen Pfeifer)
+ + use MODULE_ID (rcs keywords) in forms and menus libraries (Juergen
+ Pfeifer).
+ > patch #324 (ESR):
+ + typo in curs_termcap man page (reported by Hendrik Reichel
+ <106065.2344@compuserve.com>)
+ + change default xterm entry to xterm-r6.
+ + add entry for color_xterm
+961116 - snapshot
+ + lint found several functions that had only #define implementations
+ (e.g., attr_off), modified curses.h.in to generate them as per XSI
+ Curses requirement that every macro be available as a function.
+ + add check in infocmp.c to guard against string compare of
+ + modify firework.c, rain.c to hide cursor while running.
+ + correct missing va_end in lib_tparm.c
+ + modify hanoi.c to work on non-color terminals, and to use timing
+ delays when in autoplay mode.
+ + correct 'echochar()' to refresh immediately (reported by Adrian
+ Garside <94ajg2@eng.cam.ac.uk>)
+ > patch #322 (ESR):
+ + reorganize terminfo.src entries for xterm.
+961109 - snapshot
+ + corrected error in line-breakout logic (lib_doupdate.c)
+ + modified newdemo to use wgetch(win) rather than getch() to eliminate
+ a spurious clear-screen.
+ + corrected ifdef's for 'poll()' configuration.
+ + added modules to ncurses, form, menu for Ada95 binding (Juergen
+ Pfeifer).
+ + modify set_field_buffer() to allow assignment of string longer than
+ the initial buffer length, and to return the complete string rather
+ than only the initial size (Juergen Pfeifer and Per Foreby
+ <perf@efd.lth.se>).
+961102 - snapshot
+ + configure for 'poll()' in preference to 'select()', since older
+ systems are more likely to have a broken 'select()'.
+ + modified render_char() to avoid OR'ing colors.
+ + minor fixes to testcurs.c, newdemo.c test programs: ifdef'd out the
+ resize test, use wbkgd and corrected box() parameters.
+ + make flushinp() test work in ncurses.c by using napms() instead of
+ sleep().
+ + undo ESR's changes to xterm-x11r6 (it no longer matched the X11R6.1
+ distribution, as stated)
+ + terminfo 9.13.18 resync (ESR)
+ + check for getenv("HOME") returning null (ESR).
+ + change buffer used to decode xterm-mouse commands to unsigned to
+ handle displays wider than 128 chars (Juergen Pfeifer).
+ + correct typo curs_outopts.3x (Juergen Pfeifer).
+ + correct limit-checking in wenclose() (Juergen Pfeifer).
+ + correction to Peter Wemm's newwin change (Thomas Fehr
+ <fehr@suse.de>).
+ + corrections to logic that combines colors and attributes; they must
+ not be OR'd (Juergen Pfeifer, extending from report/patch by Rick
+ Marshall).
+961026 - snapshot
+ + reset flags in 'getwin()' that might cause refresh to attempt to
+ manipulate the non-existent parent of a window that is read from a
+ file (lib_screen.c).
+ + restructure _nc_timed_wait() to log more information, and to try to
+ recover from badly-behaved 'select()' calls (still testing this).
+ + move define for GOOD_SELECT into configure script.
+ + corrected extra '\' character inserted before ',' in comp_scan.c
+ + corrected expansion of %-format characters in dump_entry.c; some were
+ rendered as octal constants.
+ + modify dump_entry.c to make terminfo output more readable and like
+ SVr4, by using "\s" for spaces (leading/trailing only), "\," for
+ comma, "\^" and "\:" as well.
+ + corrected some memory leaks in ncurses.c, and a minor logic error
+ in the top-level command-parser.
+ + correction for label format 4 (PC style with info line), a
+ slk_clear(), slk_restore() sequence didn't redraw the info line
+ (Juergen Pfeifer).
+ + modified the slk window (if simulated) to inherit the background and
+ default character attributes from stdscr (Juergen Pfeifer).
+ + corrected limit-check in set_top_row (Juergen Pfeifer).
+961019 - snapshot
+ + correct loop-limit in wnoutrefresh(), bug exposed during pipe-testing
+ had '.lastchar' entry one beyond '._maxx'.
+ + modify ncurses test-program to work with data piped to it.
+ + corrected pathname computation in run_tic.sh, removing extra "../"
+ (reported by Tim Mooney).
+ + modified configure script to use previous install's location for
+ curses.h
+ + added NetBSD and FreeBSD to platforms that use --prefix=/usr as
+ a default.
+ + revised xterm terminfo descriptions to reflect the several versions
+ that are available.
+ + corrected a pointer reference in dump_entry.c that didn't test if
+ the pointer was -1.
+961005 - snapshot
+ + correct _nc_mvcur_scrolln for terminals w/o scrolling region.
+ + add -x option to hashtest to control whether it allows writes to the
+ lower-right corner.
+ + ifdef'd (NCURSES_TEST) the logic for _nc_optimize_enable to make it
+ simpler to construct tests (for double-check of _nc_hash_map tests).
+ + correct ifdef's for c++ in curses.h
+ + change default xterm type to xterm-x11r6.
+ + correct quoting in configure that made man-pages installed with
+ $datadir instead of actual terminfo path.
+ + correct whitespace in include/Caps, which caused kf11, clr_eol and
+ clr_end to be omitted from terminfo.5
+ + fix memory leaks in delscreen() (adapted from Alexander V Lukyanov).
+ + improve appearance of marker in multi-selection menu (Juergen
+ Pfeifer)
+ + fix behavior for forms with all fields inactive (Juergen Pfeifer)
+ + document 'field_index()' (Juergen Pfeifer)
+ > patch #321 (ESR):
+ + add some more XENIX keycap translations to include/Caps.
+ + modify newwin to set initial state of each line to 'touched'
+ (from patch by Peter Wemm <peter@spinner.dialix.com>)
+ + in SET_TTY, replace TCSANOW with TCSADRAIN (Alexander V Lukyanov).
+960928 - snapshot
+ + ifdef'd out _nc_hash_map (still slower)
+ + add graphic characters to vt52 description.
+ + use PutAttrChar in ClrToEOL to ensure proper background, position.
+ + simplify/correct logic in 'mvcur()' that does wrapping; it was
+ updating the position w/o actually moving the cursor, which broke
+ relative moves.
+ + ensure that 'doupdate()' sets the .oldindex values back to a sane
+ state; this was causing a spurious refresh in ncurses 'r'.
+ + add logic to configure (from vile) to guard against builders who
+ don't remove config.cache & config.status when doing new builds -TD
+ + corrected logic for 'repeat_char' in EmitRange (cf: eric #317), which
+ did not follow the 2-parameter scheme specified in XSI.
+ + corrected logic of wrefresh, wnoutrefresh broken in #319, making
+ clearok work properly (report by Michael Elkins).
+ + corrected problem with endwin introduced by #314 (removing the
+ scrolling-region reset) that broke ncurses.c tests.
+ + corrected order of args in AC_CHECK_LIB (from report by Ami Fischman
+ <fischman@math.ucla.edu>).
+ + corrected formatting of terminfo.5 tables (Juergen Ehling)
+ > patch 320 (ESR):
+ + change ABI to 3.3
+ + emit a carriage-return in 'endwin()' to workaround a kernel bug in
+ BSDI. (requested by Mike Karels <karels@redrock.bsdi.com>)
+ + reverse the default o configure --enable-termcap (consensus).
+ > patch 319 (ESR):
+ + modified logic for clearok and related functions (from report by
+ Michael Elkins) - untested
+ > patch 318 (ESR):
+ + correction to #317.
+ > patch 317 (ESR):
+ + re-add _nc_hash_map
+ + modify EmitRange to maintain position as per original design.
+ + add hashtest.c, program to time the hashmap optimization.
+ > patch 316 (ESR):
+ + add logic to deal with magic-cookie (how was this tested?)
+ (lib_doupdate.c).
+ + add ncurses.c driver for magic-cookie, some fixes to ncurses.c
+ > patch 315 (ESR):
+ + merged Alexander V Lukyanov's patch to use ech and rep - untested
+ (lib_doupdate.c).
+ + modified handling of interrupted system calls - untested
+ (lib_getch.c, lib_twait.c).
+ + new function _nc_mvcur_resume()
+ + fix return value for 'overlay()', 'overwrite()'
+960914 - snapshot
+ + implement subwindow-logic in wresize, minor fixes to ncurses 'g'
+ test.
+ + corrected bracketing of fallback.c (reported/suggested fix by Juergen
+ Ehling <eh@eclipse.aball.de>).
+ + update xterm-color to reflect XFree86 3.1.3G release.
+ + correct broken dtterm description from #314 patch (e.g., spurious
+ newline. The 'pairs' change might work, but no one's tested it
+ either ;-)
+ + clarify the documentation for the builtin form fieldtypes (Juergen
+ Pfeifer)
+ > patch 314 (ESR):
+ + reset scroll region on startup rather than at wrapup time
+ (enhancement suggested by Alexander V Lukyanov).
+ + make storage of palette tables and their size counts per-screen for
+ multi-terminal applications (suggested by Alexander V Lukyanov).
+ + Improved error reporting for infotocap translation errors.
+ + Update terminfo.src to 9.13.14.
+960907 - snapshot
+ + rewrote wgetstr to make it erase control chars and also fix bogus use
+ of _nc_outstr which caused the display to not wrap properly (display
+ problem reported by John M. Flinchbaugh <glynis@netrax.net>)
+ + modify ncurses 'f' test to accommodate terminal responses to C1 codes
+ (and split up this screen to accommodate non-ANSI terminals).
+ + test enter_insert_mode and exit_insert_mode in has_ic().
+ + removed bogus logic in mvcur that assumes nl/nonl set output modes
+ (XSI says they are input modes; SVr4 implements this).
+ + added macros SET_TTY, GET_TTY to term.h
+ + correct getstr() logic that altered terminal modes w/o restoring.
+ + disable ICRNL, etc., during initialization to match SVr4, removing
+ the corresponding logic from raw, cbreak, etc.
+ + disable ONLCR during initialization, to match SVr4 (this is needed
+ for cursor optimization when the cursor-down is a newline).
+ + replaced ESR's imitation of wresize with my original (his didn't
+ work).
+960831 - snapshot
+ + memory leaks (Alexander V. Lukyanov).
+ + modified pnoutrefresh() to be more tolerant of too-large screen
+ size (reported by Michael Elkins).
+ + correct handling of terminfo files with no strings (Philippe De
+ Muyter)
+ + correct "tic -s" to take into account -I, -C options.
+ + modify ncurses 'f' test to not print codes 80 through 9F, since they
+ are considered control codes by ANSI terminals.
+960824 - snapshot
+ + correct speed variable-type in 'tgetent()' (reported by Peter Wemm)
+ + make "--enable-getcap" configuration-option work (reported by
+ Peter Wemm <peter@spinner.DIALix.COM>)
+ + correct err in 960817 that changed return-value of tigetflag()
+ (reported by Alexander V. Lukyanov).
+ + modify infocmp to use library default search-path for terminfo
+ directory (Alexander V. Lukyanov).
+960817 - snapshot
+ + corrected an err in mvcur that broke resizing-behavior.
+ + correct fall-thru behavior of _nc_read_entry(), which was not finding
+ descriptions that existed in directories past the first one searched
+ (reported by Alexander V. Lukyanov)
+ + corrected typo in dtterm description.
+ > patch 313 (ESR):
+ + add dtterm description
+ + clarify ncurses 'i' test (drop vscanf subtest)
+960810 - snapshot
+ + correct nl()/nonl() to work as per SVr4 & XSI.
+ + minor fixes to ncurses.c (use 'noraw()', mvscanw return-code)
+ + refine configure-test for -g option (Tim Mooney).
+ + correct interaction between O_BLANK and NEW_LINE request in form
+ library (Juergen Pfeifer)
+ + revised fix to tparm; previous fix reversed parameter order.
+ > patch 312 (ESR):
+ correct terminfo.src corrupted by #310
+ > patch 311 (ESR):
+ + fix idlok() and idcok() and the default of the idlok switch.
+960803 - snapshot
+ + corrected tparm to handle capability strings without explicit pop
+ (reported by William P Setzer)
+ + add fallback def for GCC_NORETURN, GCC_UNUSED for termcap users
+ (reported by Tim Mooney).
+ > patch 310 (ESR):
+ + documentation and prototyping errors for has_color, immedok and idcok
+ (reported by William P Setzer <wsetzer@pams.ncsu.edu>)
+ + updated qnx terminfo entry (by Michael Hunter)
+ + eliminate quoted includes in ncurses subdirectory, ensure config.h
+ is included first.
+ + newterm initializes terminal settings the same as initscr (reported
+ by Tim Mooney).
+960727 - snapshot
+ + call cbreak() in initscr(), as per XSI & SVr4.
+ + turn off hardware echo in initscr() as per XSI & SVr4
+ > patch 309 (ESR):
+ + terminfo changes (9.3.10), from BRL
+ + add more checks to terminfo parser.
+ + add more symbols to infocmp.
+960720 - snapshot
+ + save previous-attribute in lib_vidattr.c if SP is null (reported by
+ Juergen Fluk <louis@dachau.marco.de>)
+ + corrected calls on _nc_render so that background character is set
+ as per XSI.
+ + corrected wbkgdset macro (XSI allows background character to be
+ null), and tests that use it.
+ + more corrections to terminfo (xterm & rxvt)
+ + undid change to mcprint prototype (cannot use size_t in curses.h
+ because not all systems declare it in the headers that we can safely
+ include therein).
+ + move the ifdefs for errno into curses.priv.h
+ > patch 308 (ESR):
+ + terminfo changes (9.3.8)
+ + modified logic of error-reporting in terminfo parser
+960713 - snapshot
+ + always check for <sys/bsdtypes.h> since ISC needs it to declare
+ fd_set (Juergen Pfeifer)
+ + install shared-libraries on NetBSD/FreeBSD with ABI-version (reported
+ by Juergen Pfeifer, Mike Long)
+ + add LOCAL_LDFLAGS2 symbol (Juergen Pfeifer)
+ + corrected prototype for delay_output() -- bump ABI to 3.2
+ + terminfo patches #306/307 (ESR).
+ + moved logic that filters out rmul and rmso from setupterm to newterm
+ where it is less likely to interfere with termcap applications.
+ + rollback ESR's #305 change to terminfo.src (it breaks existing
+ applications, e.g., 'less 290').
+ + correct path of edit_man.sh, and fix typo that made all man-pages
+ preformatted.
+ + restore man/menu_requestname.3x omitted in Zeyd's resync (oops).
+ + auto-configure the GCC_PRINTFLIKE/GCC_SCANFLIKE macros (reported by
+ Philippe De Muyter).
+960706 - snapshot
+ + make lib_vidattr.c more readable using macros.
+ + filter out rmul, rmso that conflict with sgr0 when reading terminal
+ descriptions.
+ + added sanity-checking of various paired string attributes (ESR).
+ + work around autoconf bug, force $INSTALL to absolute path
+ (reported by Zeyd).
+ + modify man-page install for BSDI to install preformatted .0 files
+ (reported by David MacKenzie).
+ + add/use gcc __attribute__ for printf and scanf in curses.h
+ + added SGR attributes test-case to ncurses
+ + revised ncurses 't' logic to show trace-disable effect in the menu.
+ + use getopt in ncurses program to process -s and -t options.
+ + make ncurses 'p' legend toggle with '?'
+ + disable scrollok during the ncurses 'p' test; if it is enabled the
+ stdscr will scroll when putting the box-corners in the lower-right
+ of the screen.
+960629 - snapshot
+ + check return code of _nc_mvcur_scrolln() in _nc_scroll_optimize() for
+ terminals with no scrolling-support (reported by Nikolay Shadrin
+ <queen@qh.mirea.ac.ru>)
+ + added ^S scrollok-toggle to ncurses 'g' test.
+ + added ^T trace-toggle to ncurses tests.
+ + modified ncurses test program to use ^Q or ESC consistently for
+ terminating tests (rather than ^D), and to use control keys rather
+ than function keys in 'g' test.
+ + corrected misplaced wclrtoeol calls in addch to accommodate wrapping
+ (reported by Philippe De Muyter).
+ + modify lib_doupdate.c to use effective costs to tradeoff between
+ delete-character/insert-character vs normal updating (reported by
+ David MacKenzie).
+ + compute effective costs for screen update operations (e.g., clr_eos,
+ delete_character).
+ + corrected error in knight.c exposed by wrap fixes in 960622; the
+ msgwin needed scrollok set.
+ + corrected last change to IDcTransformLine logic to avoid conflict
+ between PutRange and InsStr
+ + modified run_tic.sh to not use /usr/tmp (reported by David
+ MacKenzie), and further revised it and aclocal.m4 to use $TMPDIR if
+ set.
+ + corrected off-by-one in RoomFor call in read_entry.c
+960622 - snapshot
+ + modified logic that wraps cursor in addch to follow the XSI spec,
+ (implemented in SVr4) which states that the cursor position is
+ updated when wrapping. Renamed _NEED_WRAP to _WRAPPED to reflect the
+ actual semantics.
+ + added -s option to tic, to provide better diagnostics in run_tic.sh
+ + improved error-recovery for tabset install.
+ + change ABI to 3.1 (dropped tparam, corrected getbkgd(), added
+ _yoffset to WINDOW).
+ + modified initialization of SP->_ofp so that init_acs() is called with
+ the "right" file pointer (reported by Rick Marshall <rjm@nlc.net.au>
+ + documentation fixes (Juergen Pfeifer).
+ + corrected, using new SCREEN and WINDOW members, the behavior of
+ ncurses if one uses ripoffline() to remove a line from the top of the
+ screen (Juergen Pfeifer).
+ + modified autoconf scripts to prepare for Ada95 (GNAT) binding to
+ ncurses (Juergen Pfeifer).
+ + incorrect buffer-size in _nc_read_entry, reported by ESR.
+ + corrected two logic errors in read_entry.c, write_entry.c (called by
+ tic, the write/read of terminfo entries used inconsistent rules for
+ locating the entries; the $TERMINFO_DIRS code would find only the
+ first entry in a list).
+ + refined pathname computation in run_tic.sh and shlib.
+ + corrected initialization of $IP in misc/run_tic.sh
+960615 - snapshot
+ + ifdef'd out _nc_hash_map() call because it does not improve speed.
+ + display version of gcc if configure script identifies it.
+ + modify configure script to use /usr as Linux's default prefix.
+ + modify run_tic.sh to use shlib script, fixes some problems installing
+ with a shared-library configuration.
+ + adjusted configure script so that it doesn't run tests with the
+ warnings turned on, which makes config.log hard to read.
+ + added 'lint' rule to top-level Makefile.
+ + added configure option '--with-install-prefix' for use by system
+ builders to install into staging locations (requested by
+ Charles Levert <charles@comm.polymtl.ca>).
+ + corrected autoconfigure for Debian man program; it's not installed
+ as "man_db".
+ + set noecho in 'worm'; it was ifdef'd for debug only
+ + updated test/configure.in for timing-display in ncurses 'p' test
+ + corrected misspelled 'getbkgd()'.
+ + corrected wbkgdset to work like observed syvr4 (sets A_CHARTEXT part
+ to blank if no character given, copies attributes to window's
+ attributes).
+ + modified lib_doupdate.c to use lower-level SP's current_attr state
+ instead of curscr's state, since it is redundant.
+ + correction to IDcTransformLine logic which controls where InsStr is
+ invoked (refined by Alexander V Lukyanov).
+ > patch 303 (ESR):
+ + conditionally include Chris Torek's hash function _nc_hash_map().
+ + better fix for nvi refresh-bug (Rick Marshall)
+ + fix for bug in handling of interrupted keystroke waits,
+ (Werner Fleck).
+960601 - snapshot
+ + auto-configure man-page compression-format and renames for Debian.
+ + corrected several typos in curses.h.in (i.e., the mvXXXX macros).
+ + re-order curses.priv.h for lint.
+ + added rules for lintlib, lint
+ + corrected ifdef for BROKEN_LINKER in MKnames.awk.in
+ + corrected missing INSTALL_DATA in misc/Makefile.in
+ + flush output when changing cursor-visibility (Rick Marshall)
+ + fix a minor bug in the _nc_ripoff() routine and improve error
+ checking when creating the label window (Juergen Pfeifer).
+ + enhancement to the control over the new PC-style soft key format.
+ allow caller now to select whether or not one wants to have
+ the index-line; see curs_slk.3x for documentation (Juergen Pfeifer).
+ + typos, don't use inline with -g (Philippe De Muyter)
+ + fixes for menus & wattr-, slk-functions (Juergen Pfeifer)
+960526 - snapshot
+ + removed --with-ticdir option altogether, maintain compatibility with
+ existing applications via symbolic link in run_tic.sh
+ + patch for termio.h, signal (Philippe De Muyter)
+ + auto-configure gcc warning options rather than infer from version.
+ + auto-configure __attribute__ for different gcc versions.
+ + corrected special use of clearok() in hardscroll.c by resetting flag
+ in wrefresh().
+ + include stdlib.h before defs for EXIT_SUCCESS, for OSF/1.
+ + include sys/types.h in case stdlib.h does not declare size_t.
+ + fixes for makefile (Tim Mooney)
+ + fixes for menus & forms (Juergen Pfeifer)
+960518 - snapshot
+ + revised ncurses.c panner test, let pad abut all 4 sides of screen.
+ + refined case in lib_doupdate.c for ClrToEOL().
+ + corrected prior change for PutRange (Alexander V Lukyanov
+ <lav@yars.free.net>).
+ + autoconf mods (Tim Mooney <mooney@dogbert.cc.ndsu.NoDak.edu>).
+ + locale fix for forms (Philippe De Muyter <phdemuyt@ulb.ac.be>)
+ + renamed "--with-datadir" option to "--with-ticdir" to avoid
+ confusion, and made this check for the /usr/lib/terminfo pre-existing
+ directory.
+ > patches 299-301 (ESR):
+ + added hashmap.c
+ + mods to tracing, especially for ACS chars.
+ + corrected off-by-one in IDCtransform.
+ + corrected intermittent mouse bug by using return-value from read().
+ + mods to parse_entry.c, for smarter defaults.
+ + use getopt in 'tic'; added -L option and modified -e option to allow
+ list from a file.
+ + don't use fixed buffer-size in tparm().
+ + modified tic to create terminfo directory if it doesn't exist.
+ + added -T options to tic and infocmp (for testing/analysis)
+ + refined the length criteria for termcap and terminfo
+ + optimize lib_doupdate with memcpy, PutRange
+ > patches 297, 298 (ESR):
+ + implement TERMINFO_DIRS, and -o option of tic
+ + added TRACE_IEVENT
+ + removed boolean version of 'getm'
+ + added lib_print.c (for Rick Marshall)
+ + added has_key()
+ + added 't' to ncurses.c test.
+ + moved delay_output() to lib_tputs.c
+ + removed tparam() (was added in 1.9.9, but conflicts with emacs and
+ is not part of X/Open Curses).
+ + misc cursor & optimization fixes.
+960504 - snapshot
+ + modified ncurses 'p' test to allow full-screen range for panner size.
+ + fixes for locale (Philippe De Muyter <phdm@labauto1.ulb.ac.be>)
+ + don't use fixed buffer-size in fmt_entry().
+ + added usage-message to 'infocmp'.
+ + modified install.includes rules to prepend subdirectory-name to
+ "#include" if needed.
+ + protect wrefresh, wnoutrefresh from invocation with pad argument.
+ + corrected default CCFLAGS in test/Makefile.
+960428 - snapshot
+ + implemented logic to support terminals with background color erase
+ (e.g., rxvt and the newer color xterm).
+ + improved screen update logic (off-by-one logic error; use clr_eos if
+ possible)
+960426 - snapshot
+ + change ncurses 'a' test to run in raw mode.
+ + make TIOCGWINSZ configure test less stringent, in case user
+ configures via terminal that cannot get screen size.
+ > patches 295, 296 (ESR):
+ + new "-e" option of tic.
+ + fix for "infocmp -e".
+ + restore working-directory in read_termcap.c
+ + split lib_kernel.c, lib_setup.c and names.c in order to reduce
+ overhead for programs that use only termcap features.
+960418 - snapshot
+ + use autoconf 2.9
+ + fix for AIX 3.2.5 (must define _POSIX_SOURCE to get termios struct
+ definitions via <termios.h>, modified macros in lib_raw.c to avoid
+ K&R-style substitution)
+ > patches 293, 294 (ESR):
+ + mods to wgetch() in cooked mode
+ + corrected askuser() logic in tset
+ + correct interaction of endwin() with mouse processing
+ + added trace support for TTY flags
+ + fixes for NeXT, ISC and HPUX auto-configure
+ + autogenerate development header-dependencies (config.h, *.priv.h)
+ + corrected single-column formatting of "use=" (e.g., in tic)
+ + modify tic to read full terminfo-names
+ + corrected divide-by-zero that caused hang (or worse) when redirecting
+ output
+ + modify tic to generate directories only as-needed (and corrected
+ instance of use of data from function that had already returned).
+### ncurses-1.9.8a -> 1.9.9e
+* fixed broken wsyncup()/wysncdown(), as a result wnoutrefresh() now has
+ copy-changed-lines behavior.
+* added and documented wresize() function.
+* more fixes to LOWER-RIGHT corner handling.
+* changed the line-breakout optimization code to allow some lines to be
+ emitted before the first check.
+* added option for tic to use symbolic instead of hard links (for AFS)
+* fix to restore auto-wrap mode.
+* trace level can be controlled by environment variable.
+* better handling of NULs in terminal descriptions.
+* improved compatibility with observed SVR4 behavior.
+* the refresh behavior of over-lapping windows is now more efficient and
+ behaves like SVR4.
+* use autoconf 2.7, which results in a working setup for SCO 5.0.
+* support for ESCDELAY.
+* small fixes for menu/form code.
+* the test directory has its own configure.
+* fixes to pads when optimizing scrolling.
+* fixed several off-by-one bugs.
+* fixes for termcap->terminfo translation; less restrictions more correct
+ behavior.
+### ncurses-1.9.7 -> 1.9.8a
+* teach infocmp -i to recognize ECMA highlight sequences
+* infocmp now dumps all SVr4 termcaps (not just the SVr4 ones) on -C
+* support infocmp -RBSD.
+* satisfy XSI Curses requirement that every macro be available as a function.
+* This represents the last big change to the public interface of ncurses. The
+ ABI_VERSION has now been set at 3.0 and should stay there barring any great
+ catastrophies or acts of God.
+* The C++ has been cleaned up in reaction to the changes to satisfy XSI's
+ requirements.
+* libncurses now gets linked to libcurses to help seamless emulation
+ (replacement) of a vendor's curses. --disable-overwrite turns this behavior
+ off.
+### ncurses-1.9.6 -> 1.9.7
+* corrected return values of setupterm()
+* Fixed some bugs in tput (it does padding now)
+* fixed a bug in tic that made it do the wrong thing on entries with more than
+ one `use' capability.
+* corrected the screen-size calculation at startup time to alter the
+ numeric capabilities as per SVr4, not just LINES and COLS.
+* toe(1) introduced; does what infocmp -T used to.
+* tic(1) can now translate AIX box1 and font[0123] capabilities.
+* tic uses much less core, the dotic.sh kluge can go away now.
+* fix read_entry() and write_entry() to pass through cancelled capabilities OK.
+* Add $HOME/.terminfo as source/target directory for terminfo entries.
+* termcap compilation now automatically dumps an entry to $HOME/.terminfo.
+* added -h option to toe(1).
+* added -R option to tic(1) and infocmp(1).
+* added fallback-entry-list feature.
+* added -i option to infocmp(1).
+* do a better job at detecting if we're on SCO.
+### ncurses-1.9.5 -> 1.9.6
+* handling of TERMCAP environment variables now works correctly.
+* various changes to shorten termcap translations to less that 1024 chars.
+* tset(1) added
+* mouse support for xterm.
+* most data tables are now const and accordingly live in shareable text space.
+* Obey the XPG4/SVr4 practice that echo() is initally off.
+* tic is much better at translating XENIX and AIX termcap entries now.
+* tic can interpret ko capabilities now.
+* integrated Juergen Pfeifer's forms library.
+* taught write_entry() how not to write more than it needs to; this change
+ reduces the size of the terminfo tree by a full 26%!
+* infocmp -T option added.
+* better warnings about historical tic quirks from tic.
+### ncurses 1.9.4 -> 1.9.5
+* menus library is now included with documentation.
+* lib_mvcur has been carefully profiled and tuned.
+* Fixed a ^Z-handling bug that was tanking lynx(1).
+* HJ Lu's patches for ELF shared libraries under Linux
+* terminfo.src 9.8.2
+* tweaks for compiling in seperate directories.
+* Thomas Dickey's patches to support NeXT's brain-dead linker
+* Eric Raymond's patches to fix problems with long termcap entries.
+* more support for shared libraries under SunOS and IRIX.
+### ncurses 1.9.3 -> 1.9.4
+* fixed an undefined-order-of-evaluation bug in lib_acs.c
+* systematically gave non-API public functions and data an _nc_ prefix.
+* integrated Juergen Pfeifer's menu code into the distribution.
+* totally rewrote the knight test game's interface
+### ncurses 1.9.2c -> 1.9.3
+* fixed the TERMCAP_FILE Support.
+* fixed off-by-one errors in scrolling code
+* added tracemunch to the test tools
+* took steps to cut the running time of make install.data
+### ncurses 1.9.2c -> 1.9.2d
+* revised 'configure' script to produce libraries for normal, debug,
+ profile and shared object models.
+### ncurses 1.9.1 -> 1.9.2
+* use 'autoconf' to implement 'configure' script.
+* panels support added
+* tic now checks for excessively long termcap entries when doing translation
+* first cut at eliminating namespace pollution.
+### ncurses 1.8.9 -> 1.9
+* cleanup gcc warnings for the following: use size_t where 'int' is not
+ appropriate, fixed some shadowed variables, change attr_t to compatible with
+ chtype, use attr_t in some places where it was confused with 'int'.
+* use chtype/attr_t casts as appropriate to ensure portability of masking
+ operations.
+* added-back waddchnstr() to lib_addstr.c (it had been deleted).
+* supplied missing prototypes in curses.h
+* include <termcap.h> in lib_termcap.c to ensure that the prototypes
+ are consistent (they weren't).
+* corrected prototype of tputs in <termcap.h>
+* rewrote varargs parsing in lib_tparm.c (to avoid referencing memory
+ that may be out of bounds on the stack) -- Purify found this.
+* ensure that TRACE is defined in lib_trace.c (to solve prototype
+ warnings from gcc).
+* corrected scrolling-region size in 'mvcur_wrap()'
+* more spelling fixes
+* use 'calloc()' to allocate WINDOW struct in lib_newwin.c (Purify).
+* set default value for SP->_ofp in lib_set_term.c (otherwise SunOS dumps
+ core in init_acs()).
+* include <errno.h> in write_entry.c (most "braindead" includes declare errno
+ in that file).
+### ncurses 1.8.8 -> 1.8.9
+* compile (mostly) clean with gcc 2.5.8 -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes
+ -Wmissing-prototypes -Wconversion and using __attribute__ to flush out
+ non-portable use of "%x" for pointers, or for chtype data (which is declared
+ as a long).
+* modified doupdate to ensure that typahead was turned on before attempting
+ select-call (otherwise, some implementations hang).
+* added trace mask TRACE_FIFO, use this in lib_getch.c to allow finer
+ resolution of traces.
+* improved bounds checking on several critical functions.
+* the data directory has been replaced by the new master terminfo file.
+* -F file-comparison option added to infocmp.
+* compatibility with XSI Curses is now documented in the man bages.
+* wsyncup/wsyncdown functions are reliable now; subwindow code in general
+ is much less flaky.
+* capabilities ~msgr, tilde_glitch, insert_padding, generic_type, no_pad_char,
+ memory_above, memory_below, and hard_copy are now used properly.
+* cursor-movement optimization has been completely rewritten.
+* vertical-movement optimization now uses hardware scrolling, il, dl.
+### ncurses 1.8.7 -> 1.8.8
+* untic no longer exists, infocmp replaces it.
+* tic can understand termcap now, especially if it is called captoinfo.
+* The Linux Standard Console terminfo entry is called linux insead of console.
+ It also uses the kernel's new method of changing charsets.
+* initscr() will EXIT upon error (as the docs say) This wil mostly happen if
+ you try to run on an undefined terminal.
+* I can get things running on AIX but tic can't compile terminfo. I have to
+ compile entries on another machine. Volunteers to hunt this bug are welcome.
+* wbkgd() and wbkgdset() can be used to set a windows background to color.
+ wclear()/werase() DO NOT use the current attribute to clear the screen.
+ This is the way SVR4 curses works. PDCurses 2.1 is broken in this respect,
+ though PDCurses 2.2 has been fixed.
+* cleaned up the test/ directory.
+* test/worm will segfault after quite a while.
+* many spelling corrections courtesy of Thomas E. Dickey
+### ncurses 1.8.6 -> 1.8.7
+* cleaned up programs in test/ directory.
+* fixed wbkgdset() macro.
+* modified getstr() to stop it from advancing cursor in noecho mode.
+* modified linux terminfo entry to work with the latest kernel to get
+ the correct alternate character set.
+* also added a linux-mono entry for those running on monochrome screens.
+* changed initscr() so that it behaves like the man page says it does.
+ this fixes the problem with programs in test/ crashing with SIGSEV if
+ a terminal is undefined.
+* modified addch() to avoid using any term.h #define's
+* removed duplicate tgoto() in lib_tparm.c
+* modified dump_entry.c so that infocmp deals correctly with ',' in acsc
+* modified delwin() to correctly handle deleting subwindows.
+* fixed Makefile.dist to stop installing an empty curses.h
+* fixed a couple of out-of-date notes in man pages.
+### ncurses 1.8.5 -> 1.8.6
+* Implemented wbkgd(), bkgd(), bkgdset(), and wbkgdset().
+* The handling of attributes has been improved and now does not turn off color
+ if other attributes are turned off.
+* scrolling code is improved. Scrolling in subwindows is still broken.
+* Fixes to several bugs that manifest them on platforms other than Linux.
+* The default to meta now depends on the status of the terminal when ncurses
+ is started.
+* The interface to the tracing facility has changed. Instead of the pair of
+ functions traceon() and traceoff(), there is just one function trace() which
+ takes a trace mask argument. The trace masks, defined in curses.h, are
+ as follows:
+ #define TRACE_DISABLE 0x00 /* turn off tracing */
+ #define TRACE_ORDINARY 0x01 /* ordinary trace mode */
+ #define TRACE_CHARPUT 0x02 /* also trace all character outputs */
+ #define TRACE_MAXIMUM 0x0f /* maximum trace level */
+ More trace masks may be added, or these may be changed, in future releases.
+* The pad code has been improved and the pad test code in test/ncurses.c has
+ been improved.
+* The prototype ansi entry has been changed to work with a wider variety
+ of emulators.
+* Fix to the prototype ansi entry that enables it to work with PC emulators
+ that treat trailing ";m" in a highlight sequence as ";0m"; this doesn't
+ break operation with any emulators.
+* There are now working infocmp, captoinfo, tput, and tclear utilities.
+* tic can now compile entries in termcap syntax.
+* Core-dump bug in pnoutrefresh fixed.
+* We now recognize and compile all the nonstandard capabilities in Ross
+ Ridge's mytinfo package (rendering it obsolete).
+* General cleanup and documentation improvements.
+* Fixes and additions to the installation-documentation files.
+* Take cursor to normal mode on endwin.
+### ncurses 1.8.4 -> 1.8.5
+* serious bugs in updating screen which caused erratic non-display,
+ fixed.
+* fixed initialization for getch() related variable which cause
+ unpredictable results.
+* fixed another doupdate bug which only appeared if you have
+ parm_char.
+* implemented redrawln() and redrawwin().
+* implemented winsnstr() and related functions.
+* cleaned up insertln() and deleteln() and implemented (w)insdeln().
+* changed Makefile.dist so that installation of man pages will
+ take note of the terminfo directory.
+* fixed Configure (removed the mysterious 'X').
+* Eric S. Raymond fixed the script.* files so that they work with
+ stock awk.
+#### ncurses 1.8.3 -> 1.8.4 #### ####
+* fixed bug in refreshing the screen after return from shell_mode.
+ There are still problems but they don't manifest themselves on
+ my machine (Linux 0.99.14f).
+* added wgetnstr() and modified things accordingly.
+* fixed the script.src script.test to work with awk not just gawk.
+* Configure can now take an argument of the target system.
+* added test/ncurses.c which replaces several other programs and
+ performs more testing.
+[Thanks to Eric S Raymond for the last 4]
+* more fixes to lib_overlay.c and added test/over.c to illustrate
+ how it works.
+* fixed ungetch() to take int instead of ch.
+* fixes to cure wgetch() if flushinp() is called.
+One note I forgot to mention in 1.8.3 is that tracing is off by
+default starting in the version. If you want tracing output, put
+traceon(); in your code and link with -ldcurses.
+#### ncurses 1.8.2 -> ncurses 1.8.3 #### ####
+1) The order of capabilities has been changed in order to achieve
+binary compatibility with SVR4 terminfo database. This has the
+unfortunate effect of breaking application currently linked with
+ncurses. To ensure correct behavior, recompile all such programs.
+Most programs using color or newer capabilities will break, others
+will probably continue to work ok.
+2) Pavel Curtis has renounced his copyright to the public domain.
+This means that his original sources (posted to comp.sources.unix,
+volume 1) are now in the public domain. The current sources are
+NOT in the public domain, they are copyrighted by me. I'm
+entertaining ideas on what the new terms ncurses is released under.
+3) Eric S. Raymond has supplied a complete set of man pages for
+ncurses in ?roff format. They will eventually replace most of the
+current docs. Both sets are included in this release.
+Other changes and notes from 1.8.2 include:
+* SIGSEGV during scrolling no longer occurs.
+* Other problems with scrolling and use of idl have been corrected.
+* lib_getch.c has been re-written and should perform flawlessly.
+ please use test/getch.c and any other programs to test this.
+* ripoffline() is implemented (Thanks to Eric) and slk_ functions
+ changed accordingly.
+* I've added support for terminals that scroll if you write in the
+ bottom-right corner.
+* fixed more bugs in pads code. If anybody has a program that uses
+ pads I'd love a copy.
+* correct handling for terminal with back_color_erase capability
+ (such as Linux console, and most PC terminals)
+* ^Z handling apparently didn't work (I should never trust code
+ sent me to me without extensive testing). It now seems to be
+ fixed. Let me know if you have problems.
+* I've added support for Apollo and NeXT, but it may still be
+ incomplete, especially when dealing with the lack of POSIX
+ features.
+* scrolling should be more efficient on terminals with idl
+ capabilities. Please see src/lib_scroll.c for more notes.
+* The line drawing routines were offset by 1 at both ends. This
+ is now fixed.
+* added a few missing prototypes and macros (e.g. setterm())
+* fixed code in src/lib_overlay.c which used to crash.
+* added a few more programs in test/ The ones from the PDCurses
+ package are useful, especially if you have SVR4 proper. I'm
+ interested in the results you get on such a systems (Eric? ;-).
+ They already exposed certain bugs in ncurses.
+* See src/README for porting notes.
+* The C++ code should really replace ncurses.h instead of working
+ around it. It should avoid name-space clashes with nterm.h (use
+ rows instead of lines, etc.)
+* The C++ should compile ok. I've added explicit rules to the
+ Makefile because no C++ defaults are documented on the suns.
+* The docs say that echo() and nocbreak() are mutually exclusive.
+ At the moment ncurses will switch to cbreak() if the case above
+ occurs. Should it continue to do so? How about echo() and noraw()?
+* PDCurses seem to assume that wclear() will use current attribute
+ when clearing the screen. According to Eric this is not the case
+ with SVR4.
+* I have discovered, to my chagrin, SunOS 4.x (and probably other systems)
+ * doesn't have vsscanf and God knows what else! I've will do a vsscanf().
+* I've also found out that the src/script.* rely on gawk and will not
+ work with stock awk or even with nawk. Any changes are welcome.
+* Linux is more tolerant of NULL dereferences than most systems. This
+ fact was exposed by hanoi.
+* ncurses still seems inefficient in drawing the screen on a serial
+ link between Linux and suns. The padding may be the culprit.
+* There seems to be one lingering problem with doupdate() after shelling
+ out. Despite the fact the it is sending out the correct information
+ to the terminal, nothing takes effect until you press ^L or another
+ refresh takes place. And yes, output does get flushed.
+#### ncurses 1.8.1 -> ncurses 1.8.2 #### Nov 28, 1993 ####
+* added support for SVR4 and BSDI's BSD/386.
+* major update and fix to scrolling routine.
+* MORE fixes to stuff in lib_getch.c.
+* cleaned-up configuration options and can now generate
+ Config.* files through an awk script.
+* changed setupterm() so it can be called more than once,
+ add added set_curterm(), del_curterm().
+* a few minor cleanups.
+* added more prototypes in curses.h
+#### ncurses 1.8 -> ncurses 1.8.1 #### Nov 4, 1993 ####
+* added support for NeXTStep 3.0
+* added termcap emulation (not well tested).
+* more complete C++ interface to ncurses.
+* fixed overlay(), overwrite(), and added copywin().
+* a couple of bug fixes.
+* a few code cleanups.
+#### ncurses 0.7.2/0.7.3 -> ncurses 1.8 #### Aug 31, 1993 ####
+* The annoying message "can't open file." was due to missing
+ terminfo entry for the used terminal. It has now been
+ replaced by a hopefully more helpful message.
+* Problems with running on serial lines are now fixed.
+* Added configuration files for SunOS, Linux, HP/UX, Ultrix,
+ 386bsd/BSDI (if you have others send'em to me)
+* Cleaner Makefile.
+* The documentation in manual.doc is now more uptodate.
+* update optimization and support for hp terminals, and 386bsd
+ console driver(s).
+* mvcur optimization for terminals without cursor addressing
+ (doesn't work on Linux)
+* if cursor moved since last update, getch() will refresh the
+ screen before working.
+* getch() & alarm() can now live together. in 0.7.3 a signal
+ interrupted getch() (bug or feature?) now the getch is
+ restarted.
+* scanw() et all were sick, now fixed.
+* support for 8-bit input (use meta()).
+* added default screen size to all terminfos.
+* added c++ Ncursesw class.
+* several minor bug fixes.
+#### ncurses 0.7.2 -> ncurses 0.7.3 #### May 27, 1993 ####
+* Config file to cope with different platforms (386BSD, BSDI, Ultrix, SunOS)
+* more fixes to lib_getch.c
+* changes related to Config
+#### ncurses 0.7 -> ncurses 0.7.2 #### May 22, 1993 ####
+* docs updated slightly (color usage is now documented).
+* yet another fix for getch(), this one fixes problems with ESC being swallowed
+ if another character is typed before the 1 second timeout.
+* Hopefully, addstr() and addch() are 8-bit clean.
+* fixed lib_tparm.c to use stdarg.h (should run on suns now)
+* order of capabilities changed to reflect that specified in SYSV
+ this will allow for binary-compatibility with existing terminfo dbs.
+* added halfdelay()
+* fixed problems with asc_init()
+* added A_PROTECT and A_INVIS
+* cleaned up vidputs()
+* general cleanup of the code
+* more attention to portability to other systems
+* added terminfos for hp70092 (wont work until changes to lib_update.c are
+ made) and 386BSD pcvt drivers.
+Thanks to Hellmuth Michaelis for his help.
+optimization code is slated for the next major release, stay tuned!
+#### ncurses 0.6/0.61 -> ncurses 0.7 #### April 1, 1993
+Please note that the next release will be called 1.8. If you want to know about
+the rationale drop me a line.
+Included are several test programs in test/.
+I've split up the panels library, reversi, tetris, sokoban. They are now
+available separately from netcom.com:pub/zmbenhal/
+* color and ACS support is now fully compatible with SYSV at the terminfo
+ level.
+* Capabilities now includes as many SYSV caps I could find.
+* tigetflag,tigetnum,tigetstr functions added.
+* boolnames, boolfnames, boolcodes numnames, numfnames, numcodes,
+ strnames, strfnames, strcodes arrays are now added.
+* keyname() is added.
+* All function keys can be defined in terminfo entries.
+* fixed lin_tparm.c to behave properly.
+* terminfo entries for vt* and xterm are included (improvements are welcome)
+* more automation in handling caps and keys.
+* included fixes from 0.6.1
+* added a few more missing functions.
+* fixed a couple of minor bugs.
+* updated docs JUST a little (still miles behind in documenting the newer
+ features).
+#### ncurses 0.6 -> ncurses 0.61 ####
+1) Included the missing data/console.
+2) allow attributes when drawing boxes.
+3) corrected usage of win->_delay value.
+4) fixed a bug in lib_getch.c. if it didn't recognize a sequence it would
+ simply return the last character in the sequence. The correct
+ behavior is to return the entire sequence one character at a time.
+#### ncurses0.5 -> ncurses0.6 #### March 1, 1993 ####
+* removed _numchngd from struct _win_st and made appropriate changes.
+* rewritten kgetch() to remove problems with interaction between alarm and
+ read(). It caused SIGSEGV every now and then.
+* fixed a bug that miscounted the numbers of columns when updating.
+ (in lib_doupdate.c(ClrUpdate() -- iterate to columns not columns-1)
+* fixed a bug that cause the lower-right corner to be incorrect.
+ (in lib_doupdate.c(putChar() -- check against columns not columns-1)
+* made resize() and cleanup() static to lib_newterm.c
+* added notimeout().
+* added timeout() define in curses.h
+* added more function prototypes and fixed napms.
+* added use_env().
+* moved screen size detection to lib_setup.c.
+* fixed newterm() to confirm to prototype.
+* removed SIGWINCH support as SYSV does not define its semantics.
+* cleaned-up lib_touch.c
+* added waddnstr() and relatives.
+* added slk_* support.
+* fixed a bug in wdeleteln().
+* added PANEL library.
+* modified Makefile for smoother installation.
+* terminfo.h is really term.h
+#### ncurses 0.4 -> ncurses 0.5 #### Feb 14, 1993 ####
+* changed _win_st structure to allow support for missing functionality.
+* Addition of terminfo support for all KEY_*.
+* Support for nodelay(), timeout(), notimeout().
+* fixed a bug with the keypad char reading that did not return ESC until
+ another key is pressed.
+* nl mapping no longer occur on output (as should be)
+ fixed bug '\n' no causing a LF.
+* fixed bug that reset terminal colors regardless of whether we use color
+ or not.
+* Better support for ACS (not quite complete).
+* fixed bug in wvline().
+* added curs_set().
+* changed from signal() to sigaction().
+* re-included the contents of important.patch into source.
+#### ncurses 0.3 -> ncurses 0.4 #### Feb 3, 1993 ####
+* Addition of more KEY_* definitions.
+* Addition of function prototypes.
+* Addition of several missing functions.
+* No more crashes if screen size is undefined (use SIGWINCH handler).
+* added a handler to cleanup after SIGSEGV (hopefully never needed).
+* changed SRCDIR from /etc/term to /usr/lib/terminfo.
+* renamed compile/dump to tic/untic.
+* New scrolling code.
+* fixed bug that reversed the sense of nl() and nonl().
+#### ncurses 0.2 -> ncurses 0.3 #### Jan 20, 1993 ####
+* more support for color and graphics see test/ for examples.
+* fixed various files to allow correct update after shelling out.
+* more fixes for updates.
+* no more core dumps if you don't have a terminfo entry.
+* support for LINES and COLUMNS environment variables.
+* support for SIGWINCH signal.
+* added a handler for SIGINT for clean exits.
+#### ncurses 0.1 -> ncurses 0.2 #### Aug 14, 1992 ####
+* support for color.
+* support for PC graphic characters.
+* lib_trace.c updated to use stdarg.h and vprintf routines.
+* added gdc.c (Great Digital Clock) as an example of using color.
+#### ncurses -> ncurses 0.1 #### Jul 31, 1992 ####
+* replacing sgtty stuff by termios stuff.
+* ANSIfication of some functions.
+* Disabling cost analysis 'cause it's incorrect.
+* A quick hack for a terminfo entry.
+-- vile:txtmode: