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@@ -1,4 +1,4 @@
--- $Id: NEWS,v 1.599 2000/10/10 01:02:11 tom Exp $
+-- $Id: NEWS,v 1.626 2001/05/13 00:11:58 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.
@@ -6,6 +6,296 @@ 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 Dickey.
+ + modify test/ncurses.c to work with xterm-256color, which has fewer
+ color pairs than colors*colors (report by David Ellement
+ + 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
+ + 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
+ + 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
+ > fix 2 bugs in test/bs.c (patch by Erik Sigra <firstname.lastname@example.org>):
+ + 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
+ + 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
+ <email@example.com>, 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
+ + add .cc.ii rule to c++ makefile, to get preprocessor output for
+ + 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
+ + remove spurious "%|" operator from xterm-xfree86 terminfo entry,
+ (reported by Adam Costello <firstname.lastname@example.org>, 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
+ + add configure check for c++ <sstream> header, replace hardcoded
+ + 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 <email@example.com> and Matt Taggart
+ <firstname.lastname@example.org>, 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
+ + 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 <email@example.com>) -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
+ + fix to allow compile with the experimental configure option
+ + 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>).
+ + modify a few configure script macros to keep $CFLAGS used only for
+ compiler options, preprocessor options in $CPPFLAGS.
+ + correct marker positions in lrtest.c after receiving a sigwinch.
+ + fix ifdef's in ncurses.c to build against pre-5.2 for testing.
+ + fixes to tclock for resizing behavior, redundant computation (report
+ and patch by A M Kuchling <email@example.com>).
+ + improved scoansi terminfo entry -TD
+ + modify configure script and makefile in Ada95/src to compile a stub
+ for the trace functions when ncurses does not provide those.
+ + add ncurses_dll.h and related definitions to support generating DLL's
+ with cygwin (adapted from a patch by Charles Wilson
+ <firstname.lastname@example.org>, changed NCURSES_EXPORT macro to make it
+ work with 'indent').
+ + correct prototypes for some functions in curs_termcap.3x, matching
+ termcap.h, which matches X/Open.
+ > patch by Juergen Pfeifer:
+ + a revised version of the Ada enhancements sent in by "H.
+ Nanosecond", aka Eugene V. Melaragno <email@example.com>. This
+ patch includes
+ - small fixes to the existing ncurses binding
+ - addition of some more low-level functions to the binding, including
+ termcap and terminfo functions
+ - An Ada implementation of the "ncurses" test application originally
+ written in C.
+ + modify logic in lib_setup.c to allow either lines or columns value
+ from terminfo to be used if the screen size cannot be determined
+ dynamically rather than requiring both (patch by Ehud Karni
+ + add check in lib_tgoto.c's is_termcap() function to reject null or
+ empty strings (reported by Valentin Nechayev <firstname.lastname@example.org> to
+ + add definition from configure script that denotes the path-separator,
+ which is normally a colon. The path-separator is a semicolon on
+ OS/2 EMX and similar systems which may use a colon within pathnames.
+ + alter logic to set default for --disable-overwrite option to set it
+ to 'yes' if the --prefix/$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 <email@example.com>).
+ + 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
+ + improved cygwin terminfo entry, based on patch by
+ + 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>).
+ + 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
+ + reorganized knight.c to avoid forward references. Correct screen
+ updates when backtracking, especially to the first cell. Add F/B/a
+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 <email@example.com>).
+ + correct help-message and array limit in knight.c (patch by Brian
+ Raiter <firstname.lastname@example.org>).
+ > 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
+ + 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 <email@example.com>).
+ + 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
+ + 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
+ + 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
@@ -38,7 +328,7 @@ Changes since 1.9.9e are recorded by Thomas Dickey.
+ rename configure option --enable-hashmap --disable-hashmap, and
reorder the configure options, splitting the experimental and
+ 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
@@ -74,7 +364,7 @@ Changes since 1.9.9e are recorded by Thomas Dickey.
+ modify rs2 capability in xterm-r6 and similar where cursor
- save/restore bracketed the sequence for resetting video attributes.
+ save/restore bracketed the sequence for resetting video attributes.
The cursor restore would undo that (from a NetBSD bug report by John
+ using parameter check added to tic, corrected 27 typos in
@@ -117,7 +407,7 @@ Changes since 1.9.9e are recorded by Thomas Dickey.
which had the effect of ignoring p9 in set_attributes (sgr), breaking
alternate character set (reported by Piotr Majka <email@example.com>).
+ correct ifdef'ing for GCC_PRINTF, GCC_SCANF which would not compile
- with Sun WorkShop compilers since these tokens were empty (cf:
+ with Sun WorkShop compilers since these tokens were empty (cf:
20000902, reported by Albert Chin-A-Young).
@@ -417,7 +707,7 @@ Changes since 1.9.9e are recorded by Thomas Dickey.
+ 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).
+ the display in the menu tack/test/edit/c (patch by Daniel Weaver).
+ xterm-16color does allow bold+colors, removed ncv#32 from that