Re: xterm-debian terminfo entry
On Wed, 24 Jun 1998, LeRoy D. Cressy wrote:
> Alexander E. Apke wrote:
> > I did not want this to be set in the terminfo entry, but rather
> > added as the default configuration to debian's xterm. My reasoning is
> > that since the terminfo entry has changed, why can't other configuration
> > settings. I remember there was a complaint that the debian xterm was
> > straying away from the standard, and that is why the default colors were
> > switched back to black on white from white on black.
> Please, don't go changing the local setup of the users without first
> asking permission to change. I for one did not like the surprise change
> in the past. Let's try to keep all surprises down to a minimum.
Well, I guess the original change was to close a very
longstanding bug report. That was hamm when it was unstable, so
normal users should not have encountered that change.
I propose xbase allowing people to choose between black or white
background during postinst or maybe in some kind of xbaseconfig script.
I know the plan for X is to break up xbase into many smaller
pieces, so the configuration option could be available in the future xterm
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