[fpc-pascal] Ncurses unit and newer releases of ncurses

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Mon Mar 30 09:17:57 CEST 2020

On Sun, 29 Mar 2020, Noel Duffy via fpc-pascal wrote:

> Running fpc 3.0.4 on Fedora 30.
> The ncurses unit is based on version 5.6 of ncurses, according to 
> constants defined in the source. The upstream ncurses is now at 6.2, and 
> I wondered if there are plans afoot to upgrade the ncurses unit to 
> support a more recent ncurses version. Newer releases support 256 
> colours and additional attributes like italic on supported terminals.

These plans exist, I even did some work on it already.

> I don't know if some part of the ncurses unit automatically generated 
> from from the C sources, so I don't know how difficult this job actually 
> is.

Well, it's a manual job. The C sources proved too messy for h2pas...


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