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Re: Request for inclusion of new xterm-kitty terminfo

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: Request for inclusion of new xterm-kitty terminfo
Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2018 03:55:37 -0400
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On Mon, Sep 10, 2018 at 07:53:24AM +0530, Kovid Goyal wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 09, 2018 at 07:31:33PM +0300, Igor Urazov wrote:
> > Sorry, sent last message directly, submitting for mailing list this time.
> > 
> > On Sun, 9 Sep 2018 at 18:47, Igor Urazov <address@hidden> wrote:
> > > Thomas, thanks. What kind of licenses are suitable for you? I believe
> > > MIT or BSD are okay, right?
> > Also there is option to re-license terminfo file under CC, how about this?
> > 
> > As of "xterm-kitty", there was a reason why this name was picked. At
> > this moment ecosystem around terminal emulators accumulated a lot of
> > assumptions: if $TERM = "xterm-*", then do something for various
> > comparability reasons. Kovid, you have some examples, right? Thomas,
> > maybe you have some ideas how to keep this compatibility, if
> > xterm-kitty terminfo name is changed.
> Sure I can dig up examples if needed, but this is a very common hack

...all of which are addressed in the faq.

> used by many terminal emulators. For example, termite uses xterm-termite
> gnome-terminal uses xterm-256color, konsole uses xterm-256color -- the
> list goes on and on. The question is why is it a problem for ncurses in
> the first place. Does xterm have some kind of most favored terminal
> status that gives it permanent ownership over all xterm-* names. And
> if so, IMO it is highly unfair. 

not at all: you are causing the problem, and I will not deal with you
if you want to pursue this path.


Thomas E. Dickey <address@hidden>

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