Subject: Re: wscons termcap entry
To: Joerg Klemenz <joerg@koala.infnet>
From: Thomas Klausner <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 07/03/2002 01:59:52
On Tue, Jul 02, 2002 at 10:22:37PM +0200, Joerg Klemenz wrote:
> What about terminfo? Did you also commit terminfo files?

NetBSD doesn't use terminfo.

> If compatibility is a matter, why not change the actual emulator to
> match a real vt220?

Good idea. Don't know.

> When 1.6 is out, i will download the sources of everything and do it
> myself. It seems so much easier than having extra term* entries and
> changing /etc/ttys
> Or has this already been done?

I don't think so.

> Why does NetBSD not use terminfo by default anyway?

I heard two reasons for this:
1) terminfo is not extensible the way termcap is. with termcap, you can
   add arbitrary capabilities. you cannot do this with terminfo.
2) terminfo is sysv, termcap is bsd.


Thomas Klausner -
Intolerance is the last defense of the insecure.