terminfo [Re: console enhancements: mouse events etc]

Thomas Wolff towo@towo.net
Tue Feb 23 10:00:00 GMT 2010

> Thomas Wolff wrote:
>> Actually, I just remember again that I though I should change the
>> terminfo entry too. Just - where's the source to patch?
> http://mirrors.kernel.org/sources.redhat.com/cygwin/release/terminfo/terminfo-5.7_20091114-13-src.tar.bz2
> That -src package is basically just a wrapper around terminfo.src from
> ncurses-5.7 (as of patch level 20091114).  So, the ultimate upstream
> source is actually ncurses.  But I split it out specifically so that we
> could do faster updates of terminfo (rebuilding all of ncurses simply to
> change two characters in /usr/share/terminfo/[63|c]/cygwin is rather silly).
> So, send me patches against terminfo.src from that -src tarball, and
> once we've got it figured out, I'll push it upstream to the ncurses
> maintainer.
Sorry for the slightly late response. Attached is a small patch.
Two notes:
* I used the occasion to add PC graphics mode to the linux console, too, 
which have always been missing there.
* I patched "cygwinDBG" only for now, because if the patch goes 
upstream, the new VT100 graphics mode will not be available for remote 
login from an older cygwin console for a while. Feel free to modify the 
entry "cygwin" accordingly if you feel confident with it.

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