1.7.1 release date? (termcap)

Christopher Faylor cgf-use-the-mailinglist-please@cygwin.com
Thu Nov 19 17:19:00 GMT 2009

On Thu, Nov 19, 2009 at 05:23:00PM +0100, Thomas Wolff wrote:
>Christopher Faylor schrieb:
>> We should consider termcap dead at this point.  I don't even have a
>> /etc/termcap on my most recent Ubuntu and gentoo systems and I obviously
>> haven't missed it.
>Portable software has to live without it now but software might 
>optionally look for both, also it's actually a useful reference for 
>occasional manual look-up of terminal features, so as long as 
>/etc/termcap exists, it should be kept up-to-date. I think I made this 
>suggestion some time ago already about another bug in termcap: either 
>fix it or delete it.

I don't care if people casually peruse it.  That's not a justification
for keeping it around.


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