ncurses5 vs. ncurses6

René J.V. Bertin rjvbertin at
Thu Nov 5 04:40:02 PST 2015

On Thursday November 05 2015 06:37:04 Brandon Allbery wrote:

[sorry, should have gone to the list immediately]

> If it's using terminfo level stuff only and doesn't share it around (e.g.
> most uses of readline, which doesn't expose any curses/terminfo
> interfaces), it should work fine if it links successfully. Curses level
> will probably explode; the internal structures changed a lot, and curses
> uses a lot of macros some of which expose (or used to expose) internal
> state.

OK, thanks. There's a *lot* that I'd have to rebuild after an "exclusive" update to ncurses6, including quite a few huge ports. So we'll see if, when and where ships run aground when I keep the v5 runtime libraries (*.5.dylib) around ...


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