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Re: xterm terminfo spec change in ncurses

On Fri, Jun 26, 2009 at 03:58:59PM -0500, Michael Cronenworth wrote:
> Miroslav Lichvar on 06/26/2009 03:32 PM wrote:
> > 
> > Does the application use ncurses or the sequences are hardcoded? The
> > xterm terminfo entry should correspond to the default xterm
> > configuration.
> The application is hardcoded to look for pre-2009 xterm sequences.
> Particularly the ^[O2S style sequences. It does not use ncurses at all.

That's bad. Do you have the source code? Adding few tigetstr calls
should fix it.

> > 
> > Yes, it still is.
> > 
> Is there some community or commercial out-cry to keep changing the xterm
> sequences? If so, can you please direct me to it? I haven't seen it.
> It's just the SHIFT+F1 - SHIFT+F4 keys causing all the trouble. I guess
> I'm too stupid to understand why these sequences are a moving target. I
> guess 99% of FOSS apps use ncurses so they never see this issue. I'm
> alone in this issue. Would that be a correct statement?

Possibly. Most terminal applications use terminfo or termcap.

Miroslav Lichvar

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