Subject: Re: ncurses4.1
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG,>
From: Ty Sarna <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/17/1997 15:27:21
In article <> you write:
> can you check something for me?  in the ncurses4.1/test there are several
> test programs.  run ncurses test program and choose option: 
> c = color test pattern
> and tell me what happens on your screen.  I keep getting "This vt102
> terminal does not support color."

I get the same thing, and also on pcvt (which I guess is correct... a
pcvt is a mono terminal that displays underline, bold, etc in color ;->
I don't remember how PC text-mode works. I thought it was possible to
have true underline, bold/bright, etc. Why does pcvt do the color thing?)

ncurses 4.1 is great! I'd tried the pkgsrc ncurses (1.9.9e?) and it
barely worked at all.

BTW, I recall just after 1.2 came out, there was talk of switching
NetBSD to ncurses for 1.3 (or maybe it was switcing for 1.2 after 1.1
came out...  whatever).  Obviously this isn't going to happen for this
release.  But are there still plans to switch to ncurses eventually? For