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Re: lynx-dev lynx2.8.4dev.17

From: Lloyd Rasmussen
Subject: Re: lynx-dev lynx2.8.4dev.17
Date: Sat, 10 Feb 2001 12:10:06 -0500

I wish I could test this new version.  I hope the right scrolling
"super-wide" display is an optional feature, settable at runtime and
not fixed at compile time.  In Windows and in DOS it would be useful,
I think, to be able to set the screen wider in a way that my screen
reader could understand it, and get better display of tables, at
least the simple innermost ones.  I hope someone compiles a Win32
binary and makes it available for experimentation.

I have dumped some files to a wide text file, and this is useful in a
Windows program such as Ultraedit for distinguishing the columns of a
multicolumn data table.  I have not found a way to set the width of a
Windows console to other than 40 or 80 characters before Lynx starts.

On Fri, 9 Feb 2001 08:22:05 -0500 (EST), Thomas E. Dickey wrote:

>On Fri, 9 Feb 2001, Vlad Harchev wrote:
>> On Thu, 8 Feb 2001, Thomas Dickey wrote:
>>  Hi, 
>> > 2001-02-08 (2.8.4dev.17)
>> > * implement left/right scrolling and line-wrap toggle using '{', '}' and 
>> > '|'
>> >   characters, respectively.  This uses SVr4 curses/ncurses pads to make the
>> >   whole screen treated as a viewport into a very wide screen -TD
>>  Very nice to hear that!
>>  Does it work only with curses or with slang too? Does it work with color
>> lss-enabled lynx?
>SVr4 curses and ncurses (color styles or not, doesn't make any
>difference).  I don't believe slang can do this (without implementing
>windowing support in the application of course).  It uses the "pad"
>feature.  (Most of the code change is replacing "stdscr" with "LYwin",
>which is set to a pad at startup if the library implements pnoutrefresh.
>I mentioned this more than once as a possibility a few years ago, added
>it now because it provides a simple way to see wide tables with TRST.
>(This version simply makes the window width 999, would be easy to make
>that configurable...).
>I've built this on Linux, Solaris, SCO and Digital Unix.  (But as usual,
>there will be some detail that I've overlooked).

Braille is the solution to the digital divide.
Lloyd Rasmussen, Kensington, Maryland
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