Re: Trying to fix slang (xterm)
On Sat, Feb 02, 2002 at 08:03:12PM -0500, Branden Robinson wrote:
> > Right now, you have the "majority" covered. But you could cover 100% of
> > them by following the xterm FAQ recommendations.
> Nope, I can't. Systems that lack XFree86's xterm implementation will
> just complain of an unknown terminal type when you connect to them.
Okay, so a good point against altering what xterm identifies itself as.
> Furthermore, because what "TERM=xterm" means is not standardized, no
> value I can set can possibly be compatible with all other
Setting the terminfo entry of plain 'xterm', to be the plainer, 'old'
definition, makes it function well with both xfree86 xterm, AND X
While that may not work with 100% of all things claiming to be 'xterm',
[although it should], it's certainly better than the current terminfo, which
will **ONLY** properly work with xfree86 xterm.
>/me notes that Mr. Brown hasn't fully grasped the Official Motto of the
>X Strike Force yet
>/me decides that Mr. Brown never will, and killfiles him
Oh, I guess the official motto of the X strike force is "ignore user
complaints that go against how Branden has decided to deal with a problem".