[Python-Dev] 1.6 job list

Daniel Berlin+list.python-dev dan@cgsoftware.com
23 Mar 2000 23:43:51 -0500

Andrew Kuchling <akuchlin@mems-exchange.org> writes:

> Eric S. Raymond writes:
> >OK.  Then what I guess I'd like is for a maintained equivalent of this
> >to join the core -- the ncurses module you referred to, for choice.
> See the "Whither cursesmodule" thread in the python-dev archives:
> http://www.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2000-February/003796.html
> One possibility was to blow off backward compatibility; are there any
> systems that only have BSD curses, not SysV curses / ncurses?  Given
> that Pavel Curtis announced he was dropping BSD curses maintainance
> some years ago, I expect even the *BSDs use ncurses these days. 

Yes, they do.
ls /usr/src/lib/libncurses/
Makefile  ncurses_cfg.h  pathnames.h termcap.c
grep 5\.0 /usr/src/contrib/ncurses/*
<Shows the source tree contains ncurses 5.0>

At least, this is FreeBSD.
So there is no need for BSD curses anymore, on FreeBSD's account.

> --amk