Re: Dselect proposed interface (was Re: 1.1 installation notes.)
On Wed, 15 May 1996, Kevin M Bealer wrote:
> On Tue, 14 May 1996, Christian Hudon wrote:
> > About the interface, it'd be nice to have something mc-ish. (mc = Midnight
> > Commander; get it and take a look if you don't have it, there's a Debian
> > package for it). It's got pull-down menus and dialog boxes... it's very
> > nice, supports gpm mice and is something DOS people will recognize
> > instantly.
> > And since mc is GPL'ed, we could borrow their low-level
> > interface code. Would save quite a bit of coding work and would make for a
> > nice interface, IMHO at least.
> There's libraries for this already, for example ncurses. OTOH I understand
> they are quite large (and would have to be linked static of course). Which
> does not bother me personally.
I know. But ncurses only provides the tools, it doesn't provide a specific
user interface design. (eg compare mc and ncftp).
And ncurses is already on the base floppies, so I don't think it would
have to be linked static.