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Re: tn3270, mset and map3270

On Jan 15, 2010, at 2:40 PM, Roy Marples wrote:

> On 12/01/2010 06:51, Marc Balmer wrote:
>> Am 12.01.2010 um 00:22 schrieb Alistair Crooks:
>>> On Mon, Jan 11, 2010 at 11:03:35PM +0000, Roy Marples wrote:
>>>> Hi List
>>>> Whilst working on my terminfo foo, I discovered tn3270(1), mset(1) and
>>>> map3270(5). It looks like FreeBSD removed this in their 4.0 release
>>>> whilst OpenBSD still have it. It refers heavily to termcap and the fact
>>>> that it's buggy and slow. Is it something we wish to keep, or should I
>>>> update all termcap references to terminfo and move
>>>> src/share/termcap/map3270 up a level?
>>> It's been around 11 years since I last used a mainframe, and I used to
>>> work for a mainframe manufacturer. Even at that time, we used x3270
>>> to access them, and so I doubt that I'll have any opportunity any time
>>> soon to try to relive that period of my life.
>>> I agree with smb - let's move this to pkgsrc and be done with it.
>> If nobody uses it, why bother putting it in pkgsrc? Why not just remove
>> it? If someone badly needs it, it is still available in the Attic. Maybe
>> ask on the mailing lists if someone still uses it (like I did for
>> strip(4) which also nobody uses anymore...)
> I'm with Marc here.
> We can import c3270 from if needed.
WOrks for me.

                --Steve Bellovin,

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