On Tue, Sep 20, 2016 at 09:36:12PM +0200, Sven Joachim wrote:
> Not really, the problem is that ncurses in Jessie does not provide
> versioned symbols, and we are supposed to support partial upgrades
> without programs going down in flames when they have loaded both
> libncurses.so.5 and libncurses.so.6 in their address space.  There are
> quite a few libraries in Debian which depend on libncurses5 or
> libncursesw5, so this is not an hypothetical problem.

...that aspect seems to be stable.

I have some more work on tset/tput to do, and (depending on time), some
improvments for tic/infocmp before another release.  Perhaps I'll be done
with that before your next freeze...
> Sorry for the bad news, but this bug has been open for over twelve
> years, it can wait a few more months.

> If you would like to discuss which features should be enabled in the
> future ncurses6 packages, that's certainly welcome.  I haven't started
> working on those yet, but with the freeze approaching it's about time to
> make a new git branch in our repository. :-)

My recommendation of course is to start with the defaults for ncurses6...

Thomas E. Dickey <dic...@invisible-island.net>

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