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> http://invisible-island.net ftp://invisible-island.net
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