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Re: Ncurses ported to DOS

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: Ncurses ported to DOS
Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2009 19:33:19 -0500 (EST)

On Mon, 12 Jan 2009, Blair Campbell wrote:

Hi.  I recently compiled ncurses for DJGPP and I thought maybe you'd
be interested.  I modified the terminfo entry for 'djgpp' to get it to
function properly (as far as I can tell; I've tested it with dialog).
I thought that perhaps it would also be possible to detect DJGPP in
the configure script and make some of the options I used default for
that platform, such as --disable-sigwinch, --disable-big-core,
--disable-termcap, --without-dlsym, --disable-home-terminfo, and
--with-fallbacks=pcansi-m,djgpp.  I suggest the --with-fallbacks
option because most people using programs compiled against this

hmm - I'm interested in fixes to make it work, but am cautious
about platform-defaults (for instance, --disable-sigwinch should
be redundant if djgpp's header files do not support the feature).

suggested defaults can be for instance a script that lives in the
misc directory...

library will not have terminfo installed on their system, and pcansi-m
seems to be the best monochrome term setting for DOS.  I also wrote a
gpm-compatible library that interfaces with a DOS mouse driver and
successfully linked ncurses against it without source changes.  Would
you be interested in seeing the terminfo file I used?  I noticed that
porting to DOS is on your Future Plans list.

the terminfo would be interesting - I have entries for djgpp 2.03 and 2.04 for comparison.


Thomas E. Dickey

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