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[ANNOUNCEMENT] New: {terminfo0/terminfo0-extra}-5.5_20061104-2

The terminfo packages contain the terminal information database that
enables proper operation of ncurses-based applications.

Due to a change in the terminfo database organization (but not file
format) expected by libncurses9, existing applications that use the
legacy libncurses8 library require a copy of the terminfo database
organized using the old arrangement.  This package, which can be
installed alongside the updated terminfo package, provides that
backwards-compatible terminfo database.

The new terminfo, in order to improve operation on case-insensitive
platforms, is now organized according to the two-digit hexadecimal code
of the entry's first letter, instead of organized according to that
first letter itself.  For instance:

  OLD (terminfo0) --->   NEW (terminfo)
  r/rxvt-unicode         72/rxvt-unicode

Additionally, the database itself has been split into two parts. The
basic part contains most of the terminal definitions commonly used on
the cygwin platform, and a selection of others. The terminfo0-extra
package provides all of the others (again, arranged using the "old"
libncurses8-compatible organization).

This is a cygwin-1.5-specific package. There may (or may not) be one
final, additional update of this legacy terminfo0 package, but it isn't

CHANGES (since 5.5_20061104-1)
o Reformulate packaging and renamed.
o Build using stock cygport 0.4.3
o Build using tic0.exe NOT tic.exe.  tic0 is a version of the
  terminfo compiler which is statically-linked against libncurses8,
  so that it installs the compiled terminfo data using the old
o Split into two packages: terminfo0 and terminfo0-extra.
  - terminfo0 contains the same terminals provided by Fedora 10's
    'ncurses-base' package, such as cygwin, vt*, xterm*,
    putty*, screen*, and rxvt*, and a few others.
  - terminfo0-extra contains everything else.

Charles Wilson
terminfo volunteer maintainer for cygwin


To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on
the web page.  This downloads setup.exe to your
system.  Then, run setup and answer all of the questions.


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