Subject: Re: HEADS UP: wide curses code merged to HEAD
To: Brett Lymn <>
From: Marcin Michal Jessa <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/16/2007 12:43:34
On May 28, 2007, at 5:07 PM, Brett Lymn wrote:

> Folks,
Hi Brett.

> I have just merged the wide curses modifications that were originally
> done by Ruibiao Qiu as a Google Summer of Code project.  Both myself
> and Julian Coleman worked on pulling the code up to a recent version
> of our curses and fixing some bugs along the way.  We believe that the
> code is good enough for widespread use.
> The only difference that should be seen to normal ascii curses
> applications is an increase in memory use.

After this change the console boot message looks strange.
It is spawned all over the screen with both white and green console text
in the top and bottom of the screen.
There are also blue squares showing up and disappearing in the bottom  
of the screen.
I noticed it on x86 with NetBSD 4.99.20 from yesterday running XEN 3.1.0

Marcin Michal Jessa
perl -e 'print $i=pack(c5,(41*2),sqrt(7056),(unpack(c,H)-2),oct(115),