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Announcing ncurses @VERSION@

- -The ncurses (new curses) library is a free software emulation of -curses in System V Release 4.0, and more. It uses terminfo format, -supports pads and color -and multiple highlights and forms characters and function-key mapping, -and has all the other SYSV-curses enhancements over BSD curses.

- -In mid-June 1995, the maintainer of 4.4BSD curses declared that he -considered 4.4BSD curses obsolete, and encouraged the keepers of -Unix releases such as BSD/OS, FreeBSD and NetBSD to switch over to -ncurses.

- -The ncurses code was developed under GNU/Linux. -It has been in use for some time with OpenBSD as the system curses library, -and on FreeBSD and NetBSD as an external package. -It should port easily to any ANSI/POSIX-conforming UNIX. -It has even been ported to OS/2 Warp!

- -The distribution includes the library and support utilities, including a -terminfo compiler tic(1), a decompiler infocmp(1), clear(1), tput(1), tset(1), -and a termcap conversion tool captoinfo(1). Full manual pages are provided for -the library and tools.

- -The ncurses distribution is available via anonymous FTP at -the GNU distribution site -ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/ncurses/ . -
It is also available at -ftp://invisible-island.net/ncurses/ . - -

Release Notes

- -This release is designed to be upward compatible from ncurses 5.0 through 5.4; -very few applications will require recompilation, depending on the platform. -These are the highlights from the change-log since ncurses 5.4 release. -

-Interface changes: -

-New features and improvements: - +
+

mail utility

-
  • tic: +

    http://www.mutt.org/

    +
  • - +

    https://ranger.github.io/

    + -
  • tset: +
    tin
    - +
    vifm
    + +
    +

    File manager with vi like keybindings

    + +

    https://vifm.info/

    +
    + + + +

    as well as some that use ncurses for the terminfo support alone:

    + +
    +
    +
    minicom
    + +
    +

    terminal emulator for serial modem connections

    + +

    https://alioth.debian.org/projects/minicom/

    +
    + +
    mosh
    + +
    +

    a replacement for ssh.

    + +

    https://mosh.mit.edu/

    +
    + +
    tack
    + +
    +

    terminfo action checker

    + +

    https://invisible-island.net/ncurses/tack.html

    +
    + +
    tmux
    + +
    +

    terminal multiplexor

    + +

    https://github.com/tmux/tmux/wiki

    +
    + +
    vile
    + +
    +

    vi-like-emacs may be built to use the terminfo, termcap + or curses interfaces.

    + +

    https://invisible-island.net/vile/

    +
    +
    +
    + +

    and finally, those which use only the termcap interface:

    + +
    +
    +
    emacs
    + +
    +

    text editor

    - -Major bug fixes: -
    -
  • improve logic in tgetent() which adjusts the termcap "me" string - to work with ISO-2022 string used in xterm-new. - This is a feature that was incompletely implemented in ncurses 5.3. - ncurses attempts to provide termcap clients with the portion of - the sgr0 (termcap "me") string that does not reset line-drawing. +
    less
    -
  • cells in the WINDOW which are continuations of a multicolumn - character are encoded differently, making repainting more - reliable. +
    +

    The most commonly used pager (a program that + displays text files).

    -
  • amend change to setupterm() in ncurses 5.4 (20030405) which would - reuse the value of cur_term if the same output was selected. This - now reuses it only when setupterm() is called from tgetent(), - which has no notion of separate SCREENs. Note that tgetent() must - be called after initscr() or newterm() to use this feature. +

    http://www.greenwoodsoftware.com/less/

    +
  • -
  • make setcchar() now works when its wchar_t* parameter is - pointing to a string which contains more data than can be converted. +
    screen
    -
  • win_wchnstr() now works for more than one cell. +
    +

    terminal multiplexor

    -
  • resizeterm() now processes all levels of window hierarchy. +

    https://www.gnu.org/software/screen/

    +
  • -
  • disable GPM mouse support when $TERM happens to be prefixed with - "xterm". Gpm_Open() would otherwise assert that it can deal with - mouse events in this case. +
    vim
    -
  • add SP->_screen_acs_map[], used to ensure that mapping of missing - line-drawing characters is handled properly. For example, ACS_DARROW - is absent from xterm-new, and it was coincidentally displayed the - same as ACS_BTEE. +
    +

    text editor

    - +

    https://www.vim.org/

    +
    +
  • +
    -Portability: - + + +