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<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//IETF//DTD HTML 3.0//EN">
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- $Id: announce.html.in,v 1.37 2000/07/02 01:48:54 tom Exp $
+ $Id: announce.html.in,v 1.39 2000/07/04 21:59:36 tom Exp $
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<HTML>
<HEAD>
@@ -33,7 +33,7 @@ the library and tools.<P>
The ncurses distribution is available via anonymous FTP at
the GNU distribution site
<A HREF="ftp://ftp.gnu.org/pub/gnu/ncurses">ftp://ftp.gnu.org/pub/gnu/ncurses</A>.
-It is also available at
+<br>It is also available at
<A HREF="ftp://dickey.his.com/ncurses">ftp://dickey.his.com/ncurses</A>.
<H1>Release Notes</H1>
@@ -68,8 +68,14 @@ New features:
provide better control over the use of default colors. This is
the principal visible difference between ncurses 5.1 and preceding
versions. The new extension allows an application to specify what
- colors pair 0 uses. It defaults to white on black, unless you
- have invoked <code>use_default_colors()</code>.
+ colors pair 0 uses.
+ <p>
+ <em>NOTE</em>: Pair 0 defaults to white on black unless
+ you have invoked <code>use_default_colors()</code> or set it via
+ <code>assume_default_colors()</code>. An application that calls
+ <code>start_colors()</code> without setting the background color
+ will consistently have a black background no matter what color your
+ terminal's background actually is.
<li>made several fixes to the terminfo-to-termcap conversion, and
have been using the generated termcaps without further hand-tuning.
@@ -103,11 +109,13 @@ New features:
</ul>
<li>modify <code>raw()</code> and <code>noraw()</code> to clear/restore
- IEXTEN flag which affects stty lnext on systems such as FreeBSD
+ IEXTEN flag which affects <code>stty lnext</code> on systems such as FreeBSD
- <li>reordered tests during mouse initialization to allow for gpm to run in
- xterm, or for xterm to be used under OS/2 EMX. Also dropped test for
- $DISPLAY in favor of kmous=\E[M or $TERM containing "xterm".
+ <li>reordered tests during mouse initialization to allow for gpm to run
+ in xterm, or for xterm to be used under OS/2 EMX. Also dropped test
+ for <code>$DISPLAY</code> in favor of the terminfo capability
+ <code>kmous=\E[M</code> or
+ if <code>$TERM</code> environment variable contains "xterm".
<li>added configure option <code>--with-manpage-symlinks</code>, which
provides for fully indexing manpage entries by making symbolic links
@@ -275,7 +283,8 @@ including (versions starting with those noted):
<DT> cdk
<DD> Curses Development Kit
<br>
-<A HREF="http://www.vexus.ca/CDK.html">Curses Development Kit</a>
+<A HREF="http://www.vexus.ca/CDK.html">http://www.vexus.ca/CDK.html</a>
+<br>
<A HREF="http://dickey.his.com/cdk/cdk.html">http://dickey.his.com/cdk</A>.
<DT> ded
<DD> directory-editor
@@ -292,27 +301,39 @@ for similar applications on GNU/Linux.
<A HREF="http://lynx.isc.org/release/">http://lynx.isc.org/release</A>.
<DT> Midnight Commander 4.1
<DD> file manager
+<br>
+<A HREF="www.gnome.org/mc/">www.gnome.org/mc/</A>.
<DT> mutt
<DD> mail utility
<br>
<A HREF="http://www.mutt.org">http://www.mutt.org</A>.
<DT> ncftp
<DD> file-transfer utility
+<br>
+<A HREF="http://www.ncftp.com">http://www.ncftp.com</A>.
<DT> nvi
<DD> New vi versions 1.50 are able to use ncurses versions 1.9.7 and later.
+<br>
+<A HREF="http://www.bostic.com/vi/">http://www.bostic.com/vi/</A>.
<DT> tin
<DD> newsreader, supporting color, MIME
<br>
<A HREF="http://www.tin.org">http://www.tin.org</A>.
<DT> taper
<DD> tape archive utility
+<br>
+<A HREF="http://members.iinet.net.au/~yusuf/taper/">http://members.iinet.net.au/~yusuf/taper/</A>.
<DT> vh-1.6
<DD> Volks-Hypertext browser for the Jargon File
+<br>
+<A HREF="http://www.bg.debian.org/Packages/unstable/text/vh.html">http://www.bg.debian.org/Packages/unstable/text/vh.html</A>.
</DL>
as well as some that use ncurses for the terminfo support alone:
<DL>
<DT> minicom
<DD> terminal emulator
+<br>
+<A HREF="http://www.pp.clinet.fi/~walker/minicom.html">http://www.pp.clinet.fi/~walker/minicom.html</A>.
<DT> vile
<DD> vi-like-emacs
<br>