[1.7] Updated: {ncurses/libncurses9/libncurses-devel/ncurses-demo}-5.7-14

Charles Wilson cygwin@cwilson.fastmail.fm
Fri Mar 27 16:20:00 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 is a packaging bug fix, and an update to latest upstream.

[[ compiled using gcc-3.4.4-999 ]]

This release is specific for cygwin-1.7. It differs from the
simultaneously-released ncurses-5.7-5 for cygwin-1.5 in several
ways:
  1) The cygwin-1.7 version has been updated to upstream 
     patchlevel 20090321; the cygwin-1.5 version remains at
     20090228.
  2) The standard documentation differences related to cygport-0.9.5
     vs. cygport-0.4.4.


CHANGES since 5.7-13
========================
o Rebuild to correct a problem with man pages incorrectly
  installed.  Thanks to Lee Rothstein for the report.
o Updated to latest upstream patchset 20090321, which includes
  many of our pre-existing cygwin patches.

(old) CHANGES since 5.5-3:
========================
o Fork for cygwin-1.7 development
o Update to latest release (5.7) with current patchset (20090228)
o Build using stock cygport 0.9.4
o Build using --with-ticlib (separate add-on library exposes
  internal ncurses details), so that the (now) separately-distributed
  tack program can link successfully.
  - libncurses9 package now additionally includes cygtic-9.dll
o Turned on 5-button mouse support and sp-funcs
  - these changes, together with the separate ticlib and termlib,
    constitute a new ABI, which is why the DLL version number was
    bumped to 9.
o Did not enable reentrancy, threading support, or wide character
  support. For the first two, see
     /usr/share/doc/ncurses-*/ThreadingSupport.
  The last item may be added later, but only for cygwin-1.7.
o Modified spelling of public, but accessor-wrapped data symbols
  to avoid "private" _nc_* namespace. This ABI change does NOT
  affect the API as used by clients (that is, no source code changes
  should be needed).
o Added preremove script, in preparation for deprecating the
  back-compatibility symlinks in /usr/lib/ncurses and /usr/include.
o Upstream changes:
  - tack program now distributed separately
  - pkg-config .pc files now provided
  - ncurses9-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').

-- 
Charles Wilson
volunteer ncurses maintainer for cygwin

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