X-Git-Url: https://ncurses.scripts.mit.edu/?p=ncurses.git;a=blobdiff_plain;f=announce.html.in;h=a07dc0573325af8767c15c096578add499bccacf;hp=c73a5dd2c04976c1e06bc4e3fdaf1e440ebdde7a;hb=1ced97640ad94ecc6292b917d0f29725c762739c;hpb=3c19a91c36092255fbac7de00e3db8830aefc053 diff --git a/announce.html.in b/announce.html.in index c73a5dd2..a07dc057 100644 --- a/announce.html.in +++ b/announce.html.in @@ -1,8 +1,7 @@ - ++ "HTML Tidy for Linux (vers 25 March 2009), see www.w3.org">
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 @@ -73,10 +74,12 @@ It is also available at ftp://invisible-island.net/ncurses/ .-
This release is designed to be upward compatible from ncurses + 5.0 through 5.8; very few applications will require + recompilation, depending on the platform. These are the + highlights from the change-log since ncurses 5.8 release.
This is a bug-fix release, correcting a small number of urgent problems in the ncurses library from the 5.8 release.@@ -111,8 +114,10 @@ page for snapshots and other information. -
The ncurses package is fully compatible with SVr4 (System V + Release 4) curses:
The ncurses package also has many useful extensions over + SVr4:
Numerous bugs present in earlier versions have been fixed; the + library is far more reliable than it used to be. Bounds checking + in many `dangerous' entry points has been improved. The code is + now type-safe according to gcc -Wall. The library has been + checked for malloc leaks and arena corruption by the Purify + memory-allocation tester.
The ncurses code has been tested with a wide variety of applications including (versions starting with those noted):@@ -329,8 +338,10 @@
as well as some that use ncurses for the terminfo support + alone:
The ncurses distribution includes a selection of test programs (including a few games).-
Zeyd Ben-Halim started it 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 work is being done by Thomas Dickey. Thomas + Dickey acts as the maintainer for the Free Software Foundation, + which holds the copyright on ncurses. Contact the current + maintainers at email@example.com.
To join the ncurses mailing list, please write email to
firstname.lastname@example.org containing the line:
We need people to help with these projects. If you are + interested in working on them, please join the ncurses list.+ +
The distribution provides a newer version of the + terminfo-format terminal description file once maintained by + Eric Raymond . Unlike the older version, the termcap and terminfo data are provided in the same file, and provides several - user-definable extensions beyond the X/Open specification. + user-definable extensions beyond the X/Open specification.
You can find lots of information on terminal-related topics not covered in the terminfo file at