Subject: Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc
To: Soren S. Jorvang <>
From: Erik Bertelsen <>
List: source-changes
Date: 12/12/1999 21:54:27
On Sun, Dec 12, 1999 at 04:54:17PM +0100, Soren S. Jorvang wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 12, 1999 at 05:48:46PM +0200, Antti Kantee wrote:
> > > Modified Files:
> > > 	pkgsrc/mail/mutt: Makefile
> > > 
> > > Log Message:
> > > Mutt works poorly with our ncurses, so use S-Lang instead.
> > 
> > Can you give me an example where ncurses doesn't quite behave like it
> > should? I've had awful experiences with slang, but ncurses has worked
> > like a charm.
> If I resize the xterm mutt is in, mutt dies. I have also seen
> some signal confusion between mutt and it's vi child.

This is probably a temporary problem. In older versions of Mutt, resizing
the xterm  window containing a Mutt session was ignored by Mutt.

In recent versions (at least the development version) resizing works as

Actually the difference is probably not caused by Mutt updates alone, but
might also be influenced by the upgrade of ncurses from 1.9.somewhat to
the current 4.2 or whatever. Maybe this change in behaviour to the better
was just caused by the ncurses update.

I'm using ncurses from pgksrc and mutt from the developers' cvs repository.

Erik Bertelsen