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Re: xterm terminfo spec change in ncurses



Miroslav Lichvar <mlichvar redhat com> writes:

> On Fri, Jun 26, 2009 at 03:58:59PM -0500, Michael Cronenworth wrote:

>> 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.

If the xterm escape sequences are changed, remote sessions between old
terminfo and new xterm or the other way around break. That is highly
undesirable.

You can get around it by changing the terminal name for xterm, but then
you need to distribute new terminfo files to all Unix computers in the
world. No fun.


/Benny


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