[ITP] vttest

Jon Turney jon.turney@dronecode.org.uk
Sun Jul 21 13:02:00 GMT 2019

On 20/07/2019 04:25, Brian Inglis wrote:
> I would like to offer to package vttest:
> 	test VT-type and X terminals and emulators
> Tests the functionality of a VT100 terminal (or emulator thereof). It
> tests both display (escape sequence handling) and keyboard.
> The program is menu-driven and contains full operating instructions. To
> run a given menu-item, you enter its number. You can run all menu-items
> (for a given level) by entering an asterisk, i.e, '*'.
> It has been enhanced to support and test many xterm control and status escape
> sequences, and it is mainly used nowadays for testing emulator compatibility:
> see mintty announcements and GitHub issues.
> I thought it may have previously been available under Cygwin, as it has Cygwin
> patches available for a previous version, but Cygwin searches only bring up
> recent hits for mintty.
> It is available under all RedHat, Debian, BSD, and Slack Linux flavours:
> 	https://pkgs.org/download/vttest
> Control files, sources, and binaries are available under the vttest folder at:
> 	https://drive.google.com/open?id=1S9GoI3DX0u2fO39C86bu1u4VCzD7jXxW
> The version has been stuck at 2.7 for years since the release date was adopted
> instead; cygport does not seem to like a long version string with a trailing
> date prefixed by either - dash or . dot; so using only the release date as

That should work, so I'm not sure what the problem could be.

But I agree that using the date alone is probably the best idea.

> Cygwin version.

Looks good.

Thanks for taking on these packages.

I added this and mtr to your permitted uploads.

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