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Re: lynx-dev Black background wanted

From: John Poltorak
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Black background wanted
Date: Fri, 29 May 98 13:14:57 +0000

> > Use ansi-color-3, or rewrite your terminfo files, or use Lynx 2.8. 
> > Lynx 2.7.2 doesn't support user-defined color with ncurses.  The 
> > binary distribution of 2.8 for OS/2 (once I can recover it from my 
> > non-working ZIP drive) is built with color-styles, making setting your 
> > colors quite simple (though with the current os/2-ncurses build, 
> > 1.9.9g, background colors don't work _quite_ right.)  Until I can get 
> with ncurses 4.2, the colors look ok (but not as bright as on Linux console)
> There's a better version of the terminfo in ncurses 4.2 (emx.src).
> I'm not sure if Ripoll's incorporated that (it's usually a slow connection
> to his site).

I downloaded it the other day, but the prospect of building the
library is a little daunting. The whole archive is almost 6MB, and
there isn't anything like a README.OS2 or makefile.emx to help me get
> > that binary distribution out, you'll have to configure and compile it 
> > yourself; the current experimental source distribution compiles fine 
> > out of the box if you have the other necessary pieces (autoconf, ash 
> > or pdksh, and ncurses). 
> I'd add the EMX configure script to the lynx development version, but
> that's a relatively small part of what he'd need to build.

Every little bit helps. I'm just discovering the wonders of Autoconf
so I may get things sorted in a couple of weeks. It seems like a long,
hard slog unless you're a Unix and C guru...
> -- 
> Thomas E. Dickey
> address@hidden


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