On Wed, 13 Sep 2006, Thomas Dickey wrote:
> On Thu, 14 Sep 2006, Pavel Tsekov wrote:
>> On Wed, 13 Sep 2006, Thomas Dickey wrote:
>>> On Wed, 13 Sep 2006, Pavel Tsekov wrote:
>>>> Do you mind to post a reference to that discussion so it can be verified
>>> Here's another (though I still don't see the particular one I had in mind)
>> By the way the following statements are quite incorrect:
>> "MC "could" be built with ncurses, but its maintainers have been not
>> much interested in maintaining that configuration(*)."
> mouse doesn't work with ncurses, hasn't for more than four years.
> I also noted with interest Pavel Roskin's comments four years ago
> proposing to remove all of the ncurses support from MC (google isn't showing
> me the comment, or I'd provide a URL for your amusement).
When you find the URL - read the whole thread. You'll notice a post from
>> "(*) equally, since MC for quite a while used gcc-specific code which would
>> not compile with an ANSI C compiler, I was uninterested in wasting much
>> time with it. "
> yes - I encountered that (compound statement) sometime in the 90's,
> considering whether to provide a copy of it for my development group, found
> that it wouldn't compile, deleted it and resolved to not touch it until that
> was fixed. I revisited that more than once, and if you take the time to
> search on my newsgroup postings, you'll notice that I commented on this more
> than once.
> When working on my patch this week, I grep'd for the compound statement,
> didn't find it - and didn't find any mention of it in the changelog.
> In any case, you would presumably agree that "quite a while" refers to
> a span of years, which is accurate.
>> I myself am using MC with ncurses most of the tmie. The Cygwin package
>> for MC, which I maintain, is compiled against ncurses. I have spent
>> considerable amount of time tracking bugs in MC to make it work
>> correct with ncurses.
>> I build MC on my Solaris 10 machine on a regular basis with Sun's
>> compiler. I've also built MC on Tru64 with Compaq/HP's compiler.
> You sound like a recent (post-2000) developer - not knowing the longterm
> history of the program. My first encounter with it was on the order of ten
> years ago. I don't use the tool, but recall email from Miguel asking
> about my directory editor.
Right! I started working on MC in 2002, but at least I don't live with
10 year old memories.
> "Spreading misinformation" is a nice way of calling someone a liar.
> Don't be surprised if I regard you as poorly informed.
You obviously didn't took the time to refresh your memories as far as I
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