[haiku-development] Re: What to do with termcap? Scene II.

On Fri, May 17, 2013 at 8:18 AM, Siarzhuk Zharski <zharik@xxxxxx> wrote:
> b) Currently we have ncurses without wide characters support that can
> produce problems in hypothetical case of localizing corresponding tools. May
> be we should activate wide characters support for the stock ncurses now?

+1.

[...]
> d) Implement the light-weight and portable terminfo compiler tool and use it
> during system build. Binary format of terminfo database entries is
> straightforward so the task has looked easy for me. Programmers love to
> reinvent bicycles and writing my own one - rtic (reduced terminfo compiler)
> was not tedious. The rtic is checked on FreeBSD/Linux and produces terminfo
> database that is functionally compatible with one from the ncurses' tic
> output. In corresponding commit
> (https://github.com/siarzhuk/haiku/commit/568e8bd8b30ee76ad1f4787caa94537b29e76f89)
> you can look onto rtic sources and my silly attempts to integrate it into
> Haiku build process.

I'd vote for going with this one myself.

Regards,

Rene

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