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Re: New release

From: Jostein Berntsen
Subject: Re: New release
Date: Sun, 04 Aug 2013 22:44:21 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

On 31.07.12,16:56, Carsten Mattner wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 31, 2012 at 3:43 PM, Brian Kroth <address@hidden> wrote:
> > Carsten Mattner <address@hidden> 2012-07-21 14:52:
> >
> >> I've been using screen for many years and it has been almost
> >> 4 years since the last official release.
> >>
> >> Are there any plans for a new release?
> >> Or should I just use screen from the master branch to get
> >> a recent version?
> >
> >
> > I completely agree with the sentiment.  I think it's (perhaps artificially)
> > holding up inclusion in the major linux distros of a modern screen, which
> > really has some nice new features to offer.
> This sounds kind of similar to users preferring zsh over bash just
> because Apple bundles an ancient (differently licensed?) bash with OSX.
> I did try tmux but it just doesn't work as well as screen for me. It
> seems slower when listing many many lines of text and I also miss the
> key chaining behavior of screen. The difference in key chaining is a
> design choice as far as I was told and you have to redefine all the
> quick key chains you use explicitly.
> > Debian's experimental branch at least has a git based package now, adapted
> > from a recent fedora package, which, from a quick glance, is the only major
> > distro out there to have one.
> Seen that, but don't use Debian. What's holding up a release?
> FWIW I haven't reported this to Fedora's bug tracker but their copy of
> screen has a bug somewhere which segfaults if you have "maxwin 9" or
> "maxwin 4" in .screenrc. That doesn't happen on any other distro.
> What can we do to get a stable release out there?

Any news on this one? :)


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