Updated: libncurses8-5.5-4; New tic0-5.5-4

Charles Wilson cygwin@cwilson.fastmail.fm
Sun Mar 1 22:30:00 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.

[[ compiled using gcc-3.4.4-3 ]]

As the current ncurses distribution now provides libncurses9, this is a
backwards-compatibility update for existing applications that rely on
libncurses8.  In addition, because the on-disk terminfo database layout
(but not file format) expected by libncurses9 differs from that used by
libncurses8, a new package containing a libncurses8-compatible version
of the terminfo compiler, tic, has been added to the distribution. This
version of tic is statically linked against libncurses8, and is renamed
'tic0' so as not to conflict with the newer, libncurses9-dependent version.

This is a cygwin-1.5-specific package. There may (or may not) be one
final, additional update of this legacy libncurses8 package, but it
isn't likely.

CHANGES since 5.5-3:
========================
o Build using stock cygport-0.9.4
o Reformulate packaging and build procedure specifically for
  this "dll-only" backwards-compatibility package.
o Link utility programs statically (but only ship tic.exe,
  renamed to tic0.exe).
o Change dependency to terminfo0, the backwards-compatible
  version of the terminfo database.

--
Charles Wilson
ncurses volunteer maintainer for cygwin

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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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