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Re: Would you accept a small patch to make window(1) work on non-BSD systems?
On Wed, Aug 06, 2008 at 10:17:16AM +0900, Masao Uebayashi wrote:
> > Traditionally, the window(1) terminal multiplexer (src/usr.bin/window/) is
> > has
> > always only worked on *BSD. Linux users use a different terminal
> > multiplexer
> > such as GNU Screen instead.
> Actually, ~all *BSD users use GNU Screen too. :)
FWIW, I have a major overhaul of window(1) in the works, which will
get committed once the 5.0 feature freeze is out of the way. It does
things like get rid of the hardcoded terminal handling, uses standard
string functions, gets rid of all endian checks, and much more. It
also adds some new functionality, like preliminary support for
detaching and attaching window sessions.
Having said all that, the original patches would be welcome.
PS. Yes, I use screen too, but there are things that window has which
screen doesn't have that I like, too - like the ability to place a
window anywhere on the screen, the ability to size windows
interactively, and to move windows around, it comes with the system
and its macro language is useful.
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