[ANNOUNCEMENT] [1.7] Updated: libncurses8-5.5-10; New tic0-5.5-10

Charles Wilson cygwin@cwilson.fastmail.fm
Sun Mar 1 22:31:00 GMT 2009

ncurses is a package that provides character and terminal handling
libraries, including 'gui-like' panels and menus.  It is often used
instead of termcap.

[[ compiled using gcc-3.4.4-3 ]]

As the current ncurses distribution now provides libncurses9, this is a
backwards-compatibility update for existing applications that rely on
libncurses8.  In addition, because the on-disk terminfo database layout
(but not file format) expected by libncurses9 differs from that used by
libncurses8, a new package containing a libncurses8-compatible version
of the terminfo compiler, tic, has been added to the distribution. This
version of tic is statically linked against libncurses8, and is renamed
'tic0' so as not to conflict with the newer, libncurses9-dependent version.

This is the first (non-brown-paper-bag) release specific for cygwin-1.7;
the only differences between this package and the simultaneously-
released libncurses8-5.5-4 and tic0-5.5-4 for cygwin-1.5 are
documentation related (the README references cygport-0.9.4 and
cygwin-1.7.0-41, and the /usr/share/doc/ layout is influenced by the
cygport changes between 0.4.x and 0.9.x).

CHANGES since 5.5-3:
o Fork for cygwin-1.7 development
o Build using stock cygport-0.9.4
o Reformulate packaging and build procedure specifically for
  this "dll-only" backwards-compatibility package.
o Link utility programs statically (but only ship tic.exe,
  renamed to tic0.exe).
o Change dependency to terminfo0, the backwards-compatible
  version of the terminfo database.

Charles Wilson
ncurses volunteer maintainer for cygwin


To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on
the http://cygwin.com/ web page.  This downloads setup.exe to your
system.  Then, run setup and answer all of the questions.


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