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Re: [ITP] vttest
- From: Jon Turney <jon dot turney at dronecode dot org dot uk>
- To: "cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com" <cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com>, Brian Inglis <Brian dot Inglis at SystematicSw dot ab dot ca>
- Date: Sun, 21 Jul 2019 14:02:27 +0100
- Subject: Re: [ITP] vttest
- References: <1f3cc595-a507-3803-9107-e8c4fa2c2e31@SystematicSw.ab.ca>
On 20/07/2019 04:25, Brian Inglis wrote:
I would like to offer to package vttest:
test VT-type and X terminals and emulators
Tests the functionality of a VT100 terminal (or emulator thereof). It
tests both display (escape sequence handling) and keyboard.
The program is menu-driven and contains full operating instructions. To
run a given menu-item, you enter its number. You can run all menu-items
(for a given level) by entering an asterisk, i.e, '*'.
It has been enhanced to support and test many xterm control and status escape
sequences, and it is mainly used nowadays for testing emulator compatibility:
see mintty announcements and GitHub issues.
I thought it may have previously been available under Cygwin, as it has Cygwin
patches available for a previous version, but Cygwin searches only bring up
recent hits for mintty.
It is available under all RedHat, Debian, BSD, and Slack Linux flavours:
Control files, sources, and binaries are available under the vttest folder at:
The version has been stuck at 2.7 for years since the release date was adopted
instead; cygport does not seem to like a long version string with a trailing
date prefixed by either - dash or . dot; so using only the release date as
That should work, so I'm not sure what the problem could be.
But I agree that using the date alone is probably the best idea.
Thanks for taking on these packages.
I added this and mtr to your permitted uploads.