Tue Feb 24 01:20:00 GMT 2009
ncurses is a package that provides character and terminal handling
libraries, including 'gui-like' panels and menus. It is often used
instead of termcap.
This will most likely be the final ncurses update for the cygwin-1.5
distribution; future development will continue with ncurses-5.7-10
IMPORTANT: You must upgrade libncurses8 (to 5.7-1) and terminfo (to
CHANGES since 5.5-3:
o Update to latest release (5.7) with current patchset (20090221)
o Build using stock cygport 0.4.3
o Build with --with-ticlib (separate add-on library exposes
internal ncurses details), so that the (now) separately-distributed
tack program can link successfully.
- libncurses8 package now additionally includes cygtic-8.dll
o Upstream changes:
- tack program now distributed separately
- pkg-config .pc files now provided
- ncurses8-config script now provided
- many more demo programs in ncurses-demo
- /usr/share/terminfo database now organized by hex code
of first character (e.g. instead of r/rxvt, we have 72/rxvt
(0x72 == 'r'). See warning, below.
Because of a slight change in the organization of the terminfo database,
terminfo entries NOT part of the terminfo package may need to be
manually upgraded or moved. To improve operation on case-insensitive
platforms, the terminfo database is now organizaed 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 ---> NEW
To "fix" any out-of-place entries, you may manually move them to the
correct location, or re-run tic.exe on the original terminfo source for
that terminal. In the case of rxvt-unicode:
will do the job.
ncurses volunteer maintainer for cygwin
To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on
the http://cygwin.com/ web page. This downloads setup.exe to your
system. Then, run setup and answer all of the questions.
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