Hi,

Keshav Kini wrote:
> One way to brighten the background color without using the bold
> attribute would be to wait for libncurses in Debian to switch over to
> the ncurses 6.0 ABI, which provides 256-color support.  Then one could
> freely choose a slightly lighter blue color as the background color
> without using attributes like bold.

Interesting. I assume that cwidget needs to gain support for that
first (unless it's that transparent for such things, which I don't
expect).

> I don't know how far in the future that might be, though.  Bug #796835
> seems to indicate that we'll move over to the new ABI after Debian 9 is
> released, but if that's the case I don't really understand why the bug
> was closed.  Maybe I haven't found the right bug number.

You've found the right bug. And as I understand it, it's closed
because it's considered done. Not sure where you've read that the
transition should be _after_ Debian 9 is released. I read it as if the
plan was to transition _before_ the freeze for Debian 9 is started.
And hence it looks perfectly fine to me that the bug is marked as
done.

                Regards, Axel
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