Subject: PR/29583 CVS commit: pkgsrc/devel/p5-Curses
To: None <,,>
From: Thomas Klausner <>
List: pkgsrc-bugs
Date: 03/04/2005 12:10:02
The following reply was made to PR pkg/29583; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Thomas Klausner <>
Subject: PR/29583 CVS commit: pkgsrc/devel/p5-Curses
Date: Fri,  4 Mar 2005 12:09:03 +0000 (UTC)

 Module Name:	pkgsrc
 Committed By:	wiz
 Date:		Fri Mar  4 12:09:03 UTC 2005
 Modified Files:
 	pkgsrc/devel/p5-Curses: Makefile distinfo
 Log Message:
 Update to 1.08b. Closes PR 29583.
 New in 1.08 (November 2004)
   - perl.syms more verbose so you can diagnose failures.
   - You can use environment variables instead of modifying Makefile.PL
     to set your -I, -L, etc. options for the Curses libraries.
   - c-linux.ncurses.h hints file includes ncurses.h, not curses.h.
   - New c-darwin-thread-multi-2level.h hints file.
 New in 1.07 (September 2004)
   - Call to Perl_isa_sv() changed to isa_sv() because the former doesn't
     work on some systems (causes a build failure).
 New in 1.06 (July 2001)
  o Now requires perl5.005 or better to run.  (You can probably run it
    in perl5.002-perl5.004 by grabbing newCONSTSUB out of the IO
    distribution on CPAN and editing all uses of "foreach my $var" in
    my perl scripts.)
  o Did lots of fiddling with the file generation in an effort to make
    it more comprehensible.  In doing so, I moved around the way some
    things were done and probably broke it on some systems with weird
    compilers.  Please let me know.
  o changed the "Curses->new()" function to be a bit less clever.
  o Support for libmenu!  Many thanks to Yury Pshenichny <yura at>
    who did most of the actual work.
    Update: Well, sort of support.  For some reason beyond my ken, it
    doesn't work with Solaris (2.6) libmenu. (The items won't attach to
    the menu.)  ncurses menu, both 1.9.9 and 5.2, seem to work fine.
  o libform support added, too.  Ho hum.  ;)  This one does appear to
    work with Solaris libform.
  o Added the following ncurses extension functions:
    (Thanks to neild at, hans at
  o Re-enabled the functions:
  o Between the functions supported and the functions listed in the
    pod as not supported, those are all the ones I know about.
    Got any more?  Let me know.
  o Fixed 64 bit issue with getch() and possibly others, truncating
    returns of `chtype' to 32 bits.  Note that this could possibly
    break some OSes.  Please let me know.
    (Thanks to Randall.G.Steiner at
  o Fixed bug where @ARGV was always being cleared, and so no arguments
    ever got to MakeMaker.
    (Thanks to bdlow at
  o Added hints for Darwin/Mac OS X system.
    (Thanks to sdietrich at
  o Added note to NETBSD users at the bottom of this README.
  o Added a security notice to the README and pod.
    (Thanks to connor at
  o Has anyone successfully used the mouse event stuff?
 MENUS and FORMS support not enabled because of compilation problems.
 To generate a diff of this commit:
 cvs rdiff -r1.23 -r1.24 pkgsrc/devel/p5-Curses/Makefile
 cvs rdiff -r1.4 -r1.5 pkgsrc/devel/p5-Curses/distinfo
 Please note that diffs are not public domain; they are subject to the
 copyright notices on the relevant files.