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Re: bugs/add-ons questions

From: Alexei Malinin
Subject: Re: bugs/add-ons questions
Date: Fri, 09 Sep 2011 15:07:05 +0400
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Hello, gentlemen.

I posted my bug report about the bug in the alternate character set output.

About new terminal descriptions pccon*
(see http://comments.gmane.org/gmane.os.openbsd.misc/188351):
I prepared these new terminal descriptions "from scratch" on the basis
of OpenBSD wscons(4) & vga(4) manuals, I carefully checked and
troubleshooted them. I described how and what was done in the article
"Terminal descriptions for OpenBSD AMD/Intel consoles", published in
the september issue of "BSD magazine"

I believe that this work should have been done for the following reasons:
1) it is (and was) unclear what terminal type should be used for OpenBSD
   AMD/Intel consoles (it is not obvious that NetBSD wscons wsvt25
   is suitable for OpenBSD AMD/Intel consoles);
2) I included into pccon* only checked and really worked capabilities,
   and after that pccon* solved all my problems :)
3) I had problems with OpenBSD AMD/Intel consoles for a long time
   (I believe that I was not the only one who experienced these problems
   when working at the console) until, at last, I solved these problems
   by preparing pccon*; I think the results of my work would be useful
   for many OpenBSD users.

For the above reasons I propose to include the pccon* terminal descriptions
into ncurses termtypes.master.

Alexei Malinin

Nicholas Marriott wrote:
> Hi
> Cool thanks.
> I'm sure Alexei can fill you in himself but this is the thread:
> http://comments.gmane.org/gmane.os.openbsd.misc/188351
> I have hardly any free time right now so I wasn't able to look at them
> closely but my feeling was they should perhaps be related to wsvt* or
> have a different name.
> Cheers
> On Wed, Sep 07, 2011 at 04:20:16AM -0400, Thomas Dickey wrote:
>> On Wed, 7 Sep 2011, Nicholas Marriott wrote:
>>> Thanks, I was more mentioning it for Alexei who might not have been
>>> aware :-).
>> no problem. I recall seeing (in google) something recently which
>> seemed to be for a new entry name (good), but whose relationship
>> with the existing entry was unclear. As a rule, I try to do the
>> usual checks for consistency, completeness, etc., and if possible
>> test those myself using tack.
>>> On Wed, Sep 07, 2011 at 04:06:58AM -0400, Thomas Dickey wrote:
>>>> On Wed, 7 Sep 2011, Nicholas Marriott wrote:
>>>>> I'm on this list but if you take it private please keep me informed of
>>>>> the outcome of the OpenBSD changes, I'm not likely to sync from
>>>>> terminfo.src unless I know there is something we want.
>>>>> Also please note that wscons is used by NetBSD as well, although the
>>>>> emulations should be much the same.
>>>> yes - I'm aware that wscons is "much the same", but still different,
>>>> and am not likely to add changes which would make one platform's
>>>> variant of a commonly-used entry different from the others.
>>>> --
>>>> Thomas E. Dickey
>>>> http://invisible-island.net
>>>> ftp://invisible-island.net
>> -- 
>> Thomas E. Dickey
>> http://invisible-island.net
>> ftp://invisible-island.net

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