Subject: Re: libdialog
To: Miguel Mendez <>
From: Jaromir Dolecek <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 09/26/2002 10:13:01
I've never been really involved with libmenu, but IIRC people generally
think it's lacking some features and quite painful to use. Does
libdialog support separation of language-specific texts from the menu
layout? This is feature I personally miss most.


Miguel Mendez wrote:
> Hi,
> I've been a FreeBSD user for a long time who recently switched to
> NetBSD. NetBSD ships with menu(3X) as an easy way to generate menu based
> ncurses applications. I'm currently porting a little tool I made from
> FreeBSD to NetBSD, and have found libdialog to be better (IMHO) to the
> current menu lib. Is there any chance we could get libdialog into base
> or is it a better idea to make a package out of it?
> For those who don't know, libdialog is a lib'ified dialog that allows C
> programs to create dialog-like menus, and currently used by FreeBSD's
> sysinstall.
> What do you people think of libdialog vs menu? Any feedback greatly
> appreciated.
> Cheers,
> -- 
>         Miguel Mendez -
>         GPG Public Key ::
>         EnergyHQ ::
>         NetBSD :: Unix without hype

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