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Re: LYNX-DEV lynx using WYSE 50 terminals

From: Bela Lubkin
Subject: Re: LYNX-DEV lynx using WYSE 50 terminals
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 1997 00:54:29 +0000

Klaus Weide wrote:

> > (This is mostly irrelevant to Lynx...)
> If you, or someone, could come up with some adequate text for (PROBLEMS?
> INSTALLATION?) to point peaple in the right direction, it would be
> relevant...

Ok, try this (for PROBLEMS):

  Display problems with Wyse 50 (and other "magic cookie" terminals):

  The Wyse 50 is a "magic cookie" terminal.  This means that display
  attributes like reverse, blink, underline, etc. work in a bizarre way
  that makes them difficult to program.  You may see extra spaces
  scattered around your screen (separating different sorts of
  highlight); or sections of the screen may be unexpectedly highlighted.

  There is a workaround which works by restricting the terminal to a
  single standout attribute (e.g.  normal and reverse, but no others).

  Implementing the workaround is specific to your curses implementation.
  Most versions of curses use one of two terminal databases, called
  "termcap" and "terminfo".  Updating these databases is
  system-specific.  New databases can be obtained from [[URL]].  Extract
  the most recent "wy50" entry and use that in place of the existing

(someone(Tom) please replace "[[URL]]" with the canonical location of
ESR's current terminfo.  I've unwisely assumed that he also maintains
termcap -- if not, does anyone?)


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