Xterm, rxvt, mrxvt, etc....

Thomas Dickey dickey@his.com
Sat May 5 18:52:00 GMT 2007

On Sat, 5 May 2007, Thorsten Kampe wrote:

> * Thomas Dickey (Sat, 5 May 2007 10:12:18 -0400 (EDT))
>> On Sat, 5 May 2007, Gustavo Seabra wrote:
>>> I just wonder what is the current status of terminals for X in Cygwin. I
>>> currently use xterm, but I've seen people using rxvt and mrxvt. Also, I heard
>>> that rxvt is actually currently supported in Cygwin, something that xterm
>>> apparently isn't.
>> "support" is relative.  There's apparently no X maintainer, so no updated
>> packages.  On the other hand, while I respond to xterm issues(*) on this
>> and other lists, I don't recall _ever_ seeing support from rxvt's
>> maintainers on this list.
> rxvt is not an X package...

rxvt could run in X, but I agree it has a win32-specific chunk of code.

However, the last I read of _that_ was that it was no longer supported.
For example


google's not showing me a recent maintainer for the code.

If there's no maintainer, it's not supported, no matter what the mailing 
list is.

Thomas E. Dickey

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