Subject: standards/26176: libcurses does not conform to the Single Unix specification
To: None <gnats-bugs@gnats.NetBSD.org>
From: None <Peter.Bex@student.kun.nl>
Date: 07/06/2004 21:55:27
>Synopsis: curses(3) says Curses complies with X/Open Curses but it doesn't
>Arrival-Date: Tue Jul 06 19:56:00 UTC 2004
>Originator: Peter Bex
>Release: NetBSD 2.0_BETA
System: NetBSD frohike.nvie.com 2.0_BETA NetBSD 2.0_BETA (FROHIKE) #1: Tue Jul 6 14:42:10 CEST 2004 firstname.lastname@example.org:/usr/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/FROHIKE i386
The curses(3) manpage on 2.0 BETA mentions that NetBSD's Curses implementation
is compatible with X/Open Curses specification, but there are some missing
functions like getwin, putwin, scr_dump etc.
Related to PR 24928. That PR can be closed as soon as this is closed.
I don't know if there's actual work being done on correcting this, but if
there isn't and there's enough time before 2.0 release, I wouldn't mind
(trying to) implement the missing functions myself.
IMHO 2.0 shouldn't be released without a complete curses implementation, or
at least the STANDARDS section should be removed from the manpage if it is.
Please contact me at Peter.Bex@student.kun.nl for more info.