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Re: tic and a directory terminfo layout

I think it would be good to make the database modular, and to stop
requiring having everything in one binary blob. I don't see any
downsides to Roy's suggestion.


2017-05-09 21:48 GMT+02:00 Kamil Rytarowski <>:
> On 09.05.2017 16:50, Roy Marples wrote:
>> On 09/05/2017 12:51, Kamil Rytarowski wrote:
>>> I don't have a preference, but I'm surprised that our single .cdb
>>> approach is going to be hybrid with support for ncurses layout.
>> Other ideas welcome on how to allow pkgsrc to integrate terminfo
>> descriptions.
>> Roy
> Are we far from just integrating these custom definitions present today
> in pkgsrc into our base database? They aren't AGPLv3 or similar. Merging
> existing ones and give an option to add a custom one into our base
> terminfo database on demand (MESSAGE for a user) looks liek the best
> option to me. I assume new definitions are rather rarely created.
> $TERMINFO could be supported as an alternative (backup, testing, ...)
> .cdb database that could be specified in env(1).
> This is a point of view of a user / consumer of terminfo.

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