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Re: kitty terminfo diverges from upstream

From: Nick Hu
Subject: Re: kitty terminfo diverges from upstream
Date: Mon, 16 Nov 2020 12:12:47 +0000


Would you care to elaborate on the issues you mentioned? As an end-user, it's rather frustrating having to either manually set TERM=kitty or copy terminfo files around. However, I don't see any meaningful reason why this should be different.

Kind regards,


On Mon, 16 Nov 2020, 08:56 Thomas Dickey, <dickey@his.com> wrote:
On Mon, Nov 16, 2020 at 03:28:23AM +0000, Nick Hu wrote:
> Hi,
> ncurses bundles a terminfo file for kitty terminal, however it differs
> from the upstream terminfo file [1].
> I've attached the outputs of `TERM=xterm-kitty infocmp`, `TERM=kitty
> infocmp`, as well as a diff. For historical reasons, the former refers
> to the terminfo bundled with kitty (upstream), and the latter refers
> to the one included with ncurses. I am guessing (although this is
> really a guess) that simply the ncurses one needs updating. I've also
> reported this on the kitty bug tracker here [2].
> [1]: https://github.com/kovidgoyal/kitty/blob/master/terminfo/kitty.terminfo
> [2]: https://github.com/kovidgoyal/kitty/issues/879#issuecomment-727708887

sorry - no.  There's differences, but almost all reflecting problems in kitty.

regards, etc.

Thomas E. Dickey <dickey@invisible-island.net>

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