[ITP] vttest

Brian Inglis Brian.Inglis@SystematicSw.ab.ca
Sat Jul 20 03:25:00 GMT 2019

I would like to offer to package vttest:

	test VT-type and X terminals and emulators

Tests the functionality of a VT100 terminal (or emulator thereof). It
tests both display (escape sequence handling) and keyboard.
The program is menu-driven and contains full operating instructions. To
run a given menu-item, you enter its number. You can run all menu-items
(for a given level) by entering an asterisk, i.e, '*'.

It has been enhanced to support and test many xterm control and status escape
sequences, and it is mainly used nowadays for testing emulator compatibility:
see mintty announcements and GitHub issues.

I thought it may have previously been available under Cygwin, as it has Cygwin
patches available for a previous version, but Cygwin searches only bring up
recent hits for mintty.

It is available under all RedHat, Debian, BSD, and Slack Linux flavours:

Control files, sources, and binaries are available under the vttest folder at:

The version has been stuck at 2.7 for years since the release date was adopted
instead; cygport does not seem to like a long version string with a trailing
date prefixed by either - dash or . dot; so using only the release date as
Cygwin version.

Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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