Re: mutt and ncurses
On Mon, Jan 31, 2000 at 09:59:20PM +0000, Roland Rosenfeld wrote:
> Marco d'Itri <email@example.com> wrote:
> > >> Should I compile it with ncurses 5 for slink?
> > >no: ncurses 5 is not available for slink.
> > Oops. I Actually was thinking potato.
> > Please advise...
> IIRC we discussed this some weeks ago. I personally prefer ncurses
> (Thomas Roessler, the upstream maintainer, also does so), because this
> handles "default colors" much better than SLang (the latter one needs
> an environment variable to be set, to work correct).
> Someone (Wichert or Brandon?) suggested to use SLang, because this
> creates less traffic to the terminal. I just tried this out myself
> mutt -R -f=mutt-dev > out
> and then pressing the following keys: Home Return n n n q q y
> This opens a folder, jumps to the first message, shows this message
> and the three following messages and quits mutt after this. With this
> I created the following three out files:
> -rw-r--r-- 1 roland wizard 13526 Jan 31 22:54 ncurses4
> -rw-r--r-- 1 roland wizard 13563 Jan 31 22:47 ncurses5
> -rw-r--r-- 1 roland wizard 12389 Jan 31 22:47 slang
> IMHO the difference is not too grave, so we can step over to ncurses5.
> But please change the muttrc to use "default" instead of "black" as
> the background color.
Does anyone know the reason we seems to move from ncurses to slang.
I'm the slang maintainer, but this was before I took it over. I know
I used to have problem with colours with ncurses, which moving to
slang fixes, but perhaps that was with older ncurses. There does seem
to be a lot of problems with colours and the current slang.
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