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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/

    +
  • - +

    http://www.tin.org/

    + + + -
  • tset: +

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

    - +

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

    + + +
    mosh
    + +
    +

    a replacement for ssh.

    + +

    https://mosh.mit.edu/

    +
    + +
    tack
    + +
    +

    terminfo action checker

    + +

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

    +
    + +
    tmux
    + +
    +

    terminal multiplexor

    + +

    http://tmux.github.io/

    +
    + +
    vile
    + +
    +

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

    + +

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

    +
    + + + +

    and finally, those which use only the termcap interface:

    + +
    +
    +
    emacs
    + +
    +

    text editor

    + +

    http://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/

    +
    + +
    screen
    + +
    +

    terminal multiplexor

    + +

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

    +
    + +
    vim
    + +
    +

    text editor

    + +

    http://www.vim.org/

    +
    +
    +
    + +

    Development + activities

    + +

    Zeyd Ben-Halim started ncurses + from a previous package pcurses, written by Pavel Curtis. Eric S. + Raymond continued development. Jürgen Pfeifer wrote most of + the form and menu libraries. Ongoing development work is done by + Thomas Dickey. + Thomas Dickey also acts as the maintainer for the Free Software + Foundation, which holds the copyright + on ncurses.

    - -Major bug fixes: - +
    +

    http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-ncurses + (also https)

    +
    -Portability: - +
  • + +
  • Features of ncurses
  • + +
  • Applications using ncurses
  • + +
  • Development activities
  • + +
  • Related resources
  • + +
  • Other resources
  • + + + +