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Re: Is there going to be a post-5.9 ncurses release in the near future?

From: Fotis Georgatos
Subject: Re: Is there going to be a post-5.9 ncurses release in the near future?
Date: Wed, 29 Apr 2015 14:29:19 +0100

Hi Thomas,

yes, thanks for the update!

Am I wrong to think that distros have not really caught up widely on following up the patch-dates?
IMHO, patch-dates appear as more of a developer thingy, rather than release thingy. 

Anyway, I wonder how you test ncurses across different distros/unices etc; 
what are your preferred test modes and expected coverage?
I'm asking this, to see to  see if we may copy good practices elsewhere...


On 28 April 2015 at 02:03, Thomas Dickey <address@hidden> wrote:
On Mon, Apr 27, 2015 at 12:07:49PM +0100, Fotis Georgatos wrote:
> Hi,
> In relation to C++ and ncurses, ref. (I'm not expert in this):
> https://github.com/hpcugent/easybuild-easyconfigs/pull/225#issuecomment-16603167
> is there going to be any release of the ncurses/5.9 or ncurses/5.A type?!

I am working toward that goal, yes.  I have at least one more iteration
on the configure/build-scripts after fixing some regressions from the
current phase (which is to get some better testing of packaged versions
of ncurses).

> I'm impartial to ncurses practices, however I am with the impression that
> many/most linux distros have been largely stuck to 5.9:
> http://www.rpmfind.net/linux/rpm2html/search.php?query=ncurses&submit=Search+

Actually, "stuck" is what I'm working to address with the symbol versioning
and so forth.  But if you notice, those "5.9" packages have a variety of

Thomas E. Dickey <address@hidden>

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