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Re: where to get the vertical split patch?

From: Sadrul Habib Chowdhury
Subject: Re: where to get the vertical split patch?
Date: Thu, 19 May 2011 18:42:44 -0400

On Thu, May 19, 2011 at 2:27 PM, Andrew Schulman
<address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi all.  I'm the maintainer of screen in Cygwin.  We currently have version
> 4.0.3, with some Cygwin-specific patches and 256-color support.
> I'm looking for the famous vertical split patch.  I see the version linked
> from, but that version seems to be
> outdated.  I tried it in Cygwin, and among other problems, it doesn't show
> a vertical divider on the screen, and has no documentation of the vertical
> split feature.  There's discussion at
> The usual advice seems to be to check out the latest version of the screen
> source from git, which includes the vertical split capability.
> Unfortunately this doesn't work in Cygwin, because there's a large
> Cygwin-specific patch that I have to apply, that fails on the latest git
> source.  I know I'll have to get past that at some point, but at the moment
> I just want to add vertical split to the version we have that works in
> Cygwin.
> A third method would be to try to apply all of the vertical-split related
> commits from
>  I
> haven't tried this yet, but it seems unlikely to work.

I would highly encourage using as much from the git repository on as possible. There have been various fixes related to
vertical splits, especially related to scrolling performance with
vertical splits. Unfortunately, it is difficult to isolate the commits
that deal with only vertical splits (some of the fixes may even be
dependent on other changes you will need to include, etc.).


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