Xterm, rxvt, mrxvt, etc....

Thomas Dickey dickey@his.com
Sun May 6 14:49:00 GMT 2007

On Sun, 6 May 2007, Charles Wilson wrote:

> Thomas Dickey wrote:
>> On Sat, 5 May 2007, Charles Wilson wrote:
>>> The fact is, rxvt upstream is dead, dead, dead. It has shuffled off this 
>>> mortal coil.  Joined the choir invisible. It is an EX-terminal. The 
>>> terminal is terminal.
>> thanks for agreeing with me.  It has no maintainer.
> Not so fast, Thomas.  I did not and do not agree with your previous posts: 
> neither of your messages claimed that "upstream rxvt has no maintainer".  (If 
> they did, then I would have agreed with that.)   Your messages claimed that 
> rxvt had no cygwin maintainer.  That claim is false: I am the cygwin 
> maintainer for rxvt.

I don't much care for the role of "cygwin maintainer" in a discussion 
related to _support_, since you're deliberatly confusing the issue of
putting the file on someone's disk in contrast to making it work.

When I've seen - say - more than 10% of your work in the latter, you'll
have something to argue about.  You're not there.

> Don't try to retcon this thread.

that remark reflects poorly on you.

For the casual reader, google suggests that Charles Wilson called me a 

>>> Frankly, I prefer rxvt-unicode on X -- even in non-unicode mode -- because
>> yes (does cygwin finally have unicode support? - no one's mentioned it
>> on this list at all).
> No, cygwin does not. Cygwin's rxvt-unicode port has limited unicode support 
> because Thomas Wolff provided me with a patch (to rxvt-unicode) that shims 
> unicode support by intercepting certain X calls.

You're apparently still confused: the terminal emulator can certainly
implement something, but if the applications running in it can't (except 
as implied, for self-contained locale support), then it's of limited use.

Thomas E. Dickey

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