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Re: lynx-dev ^L in popup corrupts screen (w/ ncurses)

From: Klaus Weide
Subject: Re: lynx-dev ^L in popup corrupts screen (w/ ncurses)
Date: Sun, 31 Oct 1999 09:15:39 -0600 (CST)

On Sun, 31 Oct 1999, Ismael Cordeiro wrote:
> On Sat, 30 Oct 1999, Klaus Weide wrote:
> > Or, to ask differently, why do you insist on calling it a VT100 when it
> > isn't?
> I don't call it anything. The authors of very widely used terminal emulators
> decided to include color capability in their vt100/vt102 emulations, just
> that. Programs like ProcommPlus, Telix and Telemate for MS-DOS, and Desterm,
> Novaterm and ACEterm for the Commodore 64/128.

And they don't force you to keep TERM set to their default value of "vt100"
which improperly describes the emulator's capabilities.

> > Well, I have no problem with *that* part of lynx-with-ncurses.
> And I presume you're using real terminals, not "fake" ones as I am...

I *do* use an enhanced vt100 emulation, all the time.  I just don't call
it TERM=vt100 (except sometimes for testing, or for some remote logins)
since it has more capabilities, I call it TERM=linux.

> > > It even considers the "Color" option an "unmodifiable" one. So, I erased
> > > that lynx compiled with ncurses, erased ncurses and went back to my old,
> > > proved and reliable lynx compiled with slang.
> > 
> > Heh, that's your choice.
> Yes, it is. The choice for slang has been made a long time ago and not just
> because of colors.

So you are happier with the slang "personality" of lynx - fine by me.
I usually use it, too.

> > But you could have checked whether the popup problem exists in mono, before
> > erasing that lynx...
> I didn't explicitly check it because, according to your description, your
> problem is clearly a ncurses color-related problem (another one...) 

No, it wasn't, I wrote "Effect exists in mono (-nocolor) and color."
But that may have been too hidden.

> but when
> I tried to enable colors in the form-options menu, or whatever it is called,
> I could see all the options in the pop-up list. Anyway, you can always check
> it yourself by using a vt100/vt102 terminal emulator. You'll get a nice
> monochrome screen...

I did, and do.  Only if I say TERM=vt100 or -term=vt100.


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