Subject: Re: Termcap & {n,}curses
To: Ty Sarna <>
From: Andrew Gillham <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/29/1995 23:15:27
> ncurses is supposed to now have better optimization than BSD curses,
> support all the SysV curses features (multiple highlight, color, pads,
> etc), and even have a clone of the SVR4 panels library. It's under a
> BSD-like copyright (I guess). I vote yes!

I would say yes also, provide 1.9.4 (or whatever it is) fixes the
major problems with 1.8.5 (latest I have).  Why should a ncurses
app core dump when you call 'has_colors', no matter _what_ you have 
for TERM? (i.e. vt220, vt100, ansi, pc3, pcvt25h)
Also, we need a decent terminfo entry for PCVT (maybe upgrade to 3.30?)
so you can run color with PCVT.

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