So at the moment we have a small patch to get ncurses's c++ binding to compile
under 3.1. The problem is ncurses also uses a deprecated string stream class.
It was suggested that maybe we could simply not build the c++ interface because
technically it is not required by the LSB. I think this would be wrong and
will lead to applications failing to work.
For the record it is possible via the --without-cxx-binding option.
Tom Dickey's most recent uploads are from this time last year. I do not know if
some gently pressure will help here.