[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: LYNX-DEV UNIXish and DOSish software

From: T.E.Dickey
Subject: Re: LYNX-DEV UNIXish and DOSish software
Date: Mon, 23 Mar 1998 05:42:09 -0500 (EST)

> then there will be problems.  On the other hand, no other solutions 
> are really perfect: with ncurses, for example, the user has to install 
> a terminfo database which currently is used only by Lynx and the 
> ncurses test programs :( 
but you can compile with a fallback description & not install the terminfo
database at all (it's been in the distribution since 4.1 came out last

> Probably the best thing would be to follow the model of ncurses + 
> optional terminfo + fallback to hardcoded terminal description (PC 
> ANSI.SYS).  But you'll really only hear complaints from XFree86 users, 
> so I wouldn't go too far out of your way changing things.  There are 
> probably more slrn users than XFree86 users on OS/2, anyway, so having 
> a flag day of any kind would be much more trouble than it's worth. 
a fallback for the console window would be the best way to go, anyway - for
lynx.  the other users wouldn't notice a 1k overhead.  in any case, that's
hidden from lynx.

> | Jason F. McBrayer              address@hidden | 

Thomas E. Dickey

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]