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Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2001 18:29:15 +0200
From: Corinna Vinschen <cygwin-apps AT cygwin DOT com>
To: cygapp <cygwin-apps AT cygwin DOT com>
Subject: Re: [RFD] ncurses update
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In-Reply-To: <3BA3A5F4.8010100@ece.gatech.edu>; from cwilson@ece.gatech.edu on Sat, Sep 15, 2001 at 03:03:16PM -0400

On Sat, Sep 15, 2001 at 03:03:16PM -0400, Charles Wilson wrote:
> This is an ABI change, requiring the DLL number to be bumped, and apps 
> to be recompiled. (e.g. we now have cygncurses6.dll, etc)

Somehow I don't like the `6' here for a ncurses-5.2 version but
if we can't avoid that...

> What do you think about the following?
> ---------------------------------------
> a) the --enable-auto-import change to ncurses (and its related 'bump the 
> DLL number requirement)

If it works, it's ok with me.

> b) the new libncurses5 package?  (should I just put the old DLLs inside 
> ncurses-5.2-6 package?  should the new DLL's themselves be split from 
> the ncurses package and put in libncurses6 package?)  What about the 
> source code naming difference (libncurses5 != ncurses)?

Splitting is ok but what about just naming the file `ncurses5-5.2-1'?
The package would be nearer to the other ncurses package in setup's
package dialog.

> c) splitting the terminfo package (and forking the source code)  For: 
> allows me to update the terminfo database more frequently and easier. 
> Against: forking is bad.

Forking is good here.

Q: If I have installed the new ncurses package and I want to
rebuild e.g. tcsh, do I have to change my Makefile?  Do I have
to change anything?


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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