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Re: lib/44109: curses does not support full colour

The following reply was made to PR lib/44109; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Matthew Mondor <>
Subject: Re: lib/44109: curses does not support full colour
Date: Thu, 18 Nov 2010 11:29:33 -0500

 On Thu, 18 Nov 2010 06:10:00 +0000 (UTC) wrote:
 > I'm not sure what if any support the common terminal emulators have
 > for colors that aren't the ANSI.SYS colors. However, as we control the
 > console and can patch xterm if we want to, this should not be
 > construed as a barrier...
 I agree that the default text-mode console colors aren't ideal.
 Fortunately, in X11 terminals those can easily be changed, however.
 For instance I use the following custom resources to specify the colors
 to use for xterm and urxvt, in case this can temporarily help
 (assuming you like those colors :)
 As for the text-mode console, I don't even remember if the default text
 mode supports more than 16 colors... surely that framebuffers do,

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