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Re: eterm-color not in ncurses/terminfo (and name clash with eterm.org)

From: Dan Nicolaescu
Subject: Re: eterm-color not in ncurses/terminfo (and name clash with eterm.org)
Date: Mon, 4 May 2009 16:41:46 -0700 (PDT)

Ulrich Mueller <address@hidden> writes:

  > >>>>> On Mon, 4 May 2009, Samuel Bronson wrote:
  > > On Mon, May 4, 2009 at 12:12 PM, Dan Nicolaescu <address@hidden> wrote:
  > >> When term.el starts, it sets up both TERMCAP and TERMINFO, so
  > >> applications should work just fine without any support in the standard
  > >> terminfo distribution.
  > > Hmm. I don't see any mention of TERMINFO in term.el except for the
  > > code that actually sets it ... it should be documented.
  > > Regardless: How does that work over SSH? (I do wish they had thought
  > > this sort of thing out better when they designed terminfo in the first
  > > place, but I think it's a bit late for that now...)
  > That's the point, with the TERMCAP and TERMINFO variables it works
  > fine most of the time, but there are some situations where it doesn't. 
  > Having it in the general terminfo files would help in such cases.
  > But please disregard my original message; looks like eterm-color has
  > made it into ncurses meanwhile:
  > <ftp://invisible-island.net/ncurses/5.7/ncurses-5.7-20081129.patch>
  > However, if I compare etc/e/eterm-color.ti with the entry now in
  > terminfo.src, then the latter has the following additional entries:
  > Are these correct, or should they (or some of them) be removed from
  > the entry in ncurses/terminfo?

In principle I think they should all be removed now, because they are
almost completely untested.
Some might work, but given that they have not been in the terminfo
entry, no well behaved application has used them, so we haven't had a
chance to get bug reports for these things.
We can add them to the etc/e/eterm-color.ti after the release and then
the terminfo database can be updated.

In detail:

  >     msgr,

I'm guessing this is harmless. 

  >     blink=\E[5m,

This should go for sure, we don't support blink.

  >     sgr=\E[0%?%p1%p3%|%t;7%;%?%p2%t;4%;%?%p4%t;5%;%?%p6%t;1%;%?%p7%t;8%;m,

I don't know what this is supposed to do.

  >     u6=\E[%i%d;%dR,
  >     u7=\E[6n,

The man page does not say much what these are supposed to do. 

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