2nd summary (was Re: [HEADSUP] ALL Maintainers, please reply.)

Christopher Faylor cgf-no-personal-reply-please@cygwin.com
Tue Sep 27 03:20:00 GMT 2005

On Mon, Sep 26, 2005 at 07:12:00PM -0400, Charles Wilson wrote:
>Christopher Faylor wrote:
>>This comes from ncurses doesn't it?  Is it being purposely dropped from
>>the ncurses distribution?  Chuck?
>There is a clear package, containing only /usr/bin/clear.exe, that
>predated ncurses in the cygwin distro.  (E.g.  full.exe had clear but
>not ncurses).
>So, currently ncurses ships with '/usr/bin/clearn.exe' to avoid
>conflicts.  If no maintainer appears for the clear package, I'd be
>happy to release a new ncurses package that doesn't rename its
>clear.exe, and we can drop the 'clear' package from the distro.
>Or maybe we can do that even if the 'clear' package maintainer shows up
>and agrees.
>I do not know the provenance of the code for clear.exe in the 'clear'
>package.  It may be ncurses-derived, or maybe not.

There is no clear maintainer.  I was asking if you'd be interested in
making this available via ncurses.

If you release a new version of ncurses which contributes a 'clear',
I'll delete the clear package.


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