Updated: terminfo-5.7_20090228-1; New terminfo-extra-5.7_20090228-1

Charles Wilson cygwin@cwilson.fastmail.fm
Sun Mar 1 22:30:00 GMT 2009


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

This package provides the terminfo database using the arrangement
expected by the new libncurses9 library. Older applications which use
the legacy libncurses8 library will use the data provided by the new
terminfo0 backwards-compatibility database, which should be installed
automatically.  Both terminfo and terminfo0 may be installed simultaneously.

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 terminfo-extra
package provides all of the others.

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

CHANGES (since 5.5_20061104-1)
========================
o Resync'ed with 20090228 patchlevel of ncurses-5.7
o Build using stock cygport 0.4.3
o Split into two packages: terminfo and terminfo-extra.
  - terminfo 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.
  - terminfo-extra contains everything else.
o Upstream changes:
  - /usr/share/terminfo database now organized by hex code
    of first character (e.g. instead of r/rxvt, we have 72/rxvt
    (0x72 == 'r').


--
Charles Wilson
terminfo volunteer maintainer for cygwin

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