Subject: standards/26176: libcurses does not conform to the Single Unix specification
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List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 07/06/2004 21:55:27
>Number:         26176
>Category:       standards
>Synopsis:       curses(3) says Curses complies with X/Open Curses but it doesn't
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    standards-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Tue Jul 06 19:56:00 UTC 2004
>Originator:     Peter Bex
>Release:        NetBSD 2.0_BETA
System: NetBSD 2.0_BETA NetBSD 2.0_BETA (FROHIKE) #1: Tue Jul 6 14:42:10 CEST 2004 i386
Architecture: i386
Machine: 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 for more info.