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ncurses-devel-6.3.20220423-17.1 RPM for armv6hl

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Name: ncurses-devel Distribution: openSUSE Tumbleweed
Version: 6.3.20220423 Vendor: openSUSE
Release: 17.1 Build date: Sun May 1 18:54:20 2022
Group: Development/Libraries/C and C++ Build host: obs-arm-10
Size: 2685913 Source RPM: ncurses-6.3.20220423-17.1.src.rpm
Summary: Development files for the ncurses6 terminal control library
This package contains the headers needed to build against
the ncurses library in its ABI version 6 form.






* Wed Apr 27 2022 Martin Liška <>
  - Include FORTIFY_SOURCE_3-fix.patch as the patch
    is needed for upcoming -D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=3 $optflag.
    We discussed the change with upstream, but the project
    disagrees about stricter rules used with -D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=3.
* Mon Apr 25 2022 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20220423
    + in-progress work on invalid_merge(), disable it (cf: 20220402).
    + fix memory leak in _nc_tic_dir() when called from _nc_set_writedir().
    + fix memory leak in tic when "-c" option is used.
* Wed Apr 20 2022 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20220416 (boo#1198627 for CVE-2022-29458)
    + add a limit-check to guard against corrupt terminfo data
      (report/testcase by NCNIPC of China).
    + add check/warning in configure script if option --with-xterm-kbs is
      missing or inconsistent (Arch #74379).
    + add setlocale call to several test-programs.
    + allow extended-color number in opts parameter of wattr_on.
* Tue Apr 19 2022 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20220409
    + add test/test_unget_wch.c
* Mon Apr 04 2022 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20220402
    + amend extended_captype(), returning CANCEL if a string is explicitly
    + make description-fields distinct -TD
* Mon Mar 28 2022 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20220326
    + update teken -TD
    + add teken-16color, teken-vt and teken-sc -TD
    + add a few missing details for vte-2018 (report by Robert Lange) -TD
* Mon Mar 21 2022 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Make extended status line support of xterm a switch (boo#1197313)
* Mon Mar 21 2022 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20220319
    + add xgterm -TD
    + correct setal in mintty/tmux entries, add to vte-2018 (report by
      Robert Lange)
    + add blink to vte-2018 (report by Robert Lange)
    + improve tic warning about XT versus redundant tsl, etc.
* Mon Mar 14 2022 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20220312
    + add xterm+acs building-block -TD
    + add xterm-p370, for use in older terminals -TD
    + add dec+sl to xterm-new, per patch #371 -TD
    + add mosh and mosh-256color -TD
  - Correct offsets of patches
    * ncurses-5.9-ibm327x.dif
    * ncurses-6.3.dif
* Mon Mar 07 2022 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20220305
    + replace obsolescent "-gnatg" option with "-gnatwa" and "-gnatyg", to
      work around build problems with gnat 12.
    + update external links in Ada95.html
    + trim unused return-value from canonical_name().
* Mon Feb 28 2022 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20220226
    + fix issues found with coverity:
      + rewrite canonical_name() function of infocmp to ensure buffer size
      + corrected use of original tty-modes in tput init/reset subcommands
      + modify tabs program to limit tab-stop values to max-columns
      + add limit-checks for palette rgb values in test/ncurses.c
    + add a few null-pointer checks to help with static-analysis.
    + enforce limit on number of soft-keys used in c++ binding.
    + adjust a buffer-limit in write_entry.c to quiet a bogus warning from
      gcc 12.0.1
* Thu Feb 24 2022 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Avoid lto-bytecode error on static libraries
* Mon Feb 21 2022 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20220219
    + expanded description in man/resizeterm.3x
    + additional workaround for ImageMagick in test/picsmap.c
* Mon Feb 14 2022 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20220212
    + improve font-formatting in other manpages, for consistency.
    + correct/improve font-formatting in curs_wgetch.3x (patch by Benno
* Mon Feb 07 2022 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20220205
    + workaround in test/picsmap.c for use of floating point for rgb values
      by ImageMagick 6.9.11, which appears to use the wrong upper limit.
    + improve use of "trap" in shell scripts, using "fixup-trap".
* Wed Feb 02 2022 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Do not remove detection of getttynam() to avoid fallback
    as with patch 6.3 20211204 this is obsolete
* Wed Feb 02 2022 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20220129
    + minor updates for test-packages
    + improve handling of --with-pkg-config-libdir option, allowing for the
      case where either $PKG_CONFIG_LIBDIR or the option value has a
      colon-separated list of directories (report by Rudi Heitbaum,
      cf: 20211113).
    + update kitty -TD
  - Add ncurses patch 20220122
    + add ABI 7 defaults to configure script.
    + add warning in configure script if file specified for "--with-caps"
      does not exist.
    + use fix for CF_FIX_WARNINGS from cdk-perl, ignoring error-exit on
    + improve readability of long parameterized expressions with the
      infocmp "-f" option by allowing split before a "%p" marker.
  - Correct offsets of patch ncurses-6.3.dif
* Tue Feb 01 2022 Dirk Müller <>
  - use bash everywhere, the scripts are not posix shell compatible
* Tue Jan 18 2022 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Fix boo#1194805 by skipping linker optimizations from final
    pkgconfig files as well as ncurses-config
* Mon Jan 17 2022 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20220115
    + improve checks for valid mouse events when an intermediate mouse
      state is not part of the mousemask specified by the caller (report by
      Anton Vidovic, cf: 20111022).
    + use newer version 1.36 of gnathtml for generating Ada html files.
* Mon Jan 10 2022 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20220101
    + add section on releasing memory to curs_termcap.3x and
      curs_terminfo.3x manpages.
  - Add ncurses patch 20211225
    + improve markup, e.g., for external manpage links in the manpages
      (prompted by report by Helge Kreutzmann).
  - Add ncurses patch 20211219
    + install ncurses-examples programs in libexecdir, adding a wrapper
      script to invoke those.
    + add help-screen and screen-dump to test/combine.c
  - Rename package ncurses-tests to ncurses-examples as upstream does
* Tue Dec 14 2021 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20211211
    + add test/combine.c, to demo/test combining characters.
* Mon Dec 06 2021 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20211204
    + improve configure check for getttynam (report by Werner Fink).
  - Correct offsets of patch ncurses-6.3.dif
* Mon Nov 29 2021 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20211127
    + fix errata in description fields (report by Eric Lindblad) -TD
    + add x10term+sl, aixterm+sl, ncr260vp+sl, ncr260vp+vt, wyse+sl -TD
  - Correct offsets of patch ncurses-6.3.dif
* Mon Nov 22 2021 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20211120
    + add dim, ecma+strikeout to st-0.6 -TD
    + deallocate the tparm cache when del_curterm is called for the last
      allocated TERMINAL structure (report/testcase by Bram Moolenaar,
      cf: 20200531).
    + modify test-package to more closely conform to Debian multi-arch.
    + if the --with-pkg-config-libdir option is not given, use
      ${libdir}/pkgconfig as a default (prompted by discussion with Ross
  - Correct offsets of patch ncurses-6.3.dif
* Tue Nov 16 2021 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20211115
    + fix memory-leak in delwin for pads (report by Werner Fink, OpenSUSE
      [#1192668], cf:  20211106),
* Mon Nov 15 2021 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20211113
    + minor clarification to clear.1 (Debian #999437).
    + add xterm+sl-alt, use that in foot+base (report by Jonas Grosse
      Sundrup) -TD
    + improve search-path check for pkg-config, for Debian testing which
      installs pkg-config with architecture-prefixes.
  - Correct offsets of patch ncurses-6.3.dif
* Mon Nov 08 2021 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20211106
    + improve check in misc/ for empty $PKG_CONFIG_LIBDIR
    + modify wnoutrefresh to call pnoutrefresh if its parameter is a pad,
      rather than treating it as an error, and modify new_panel to permit
      its window-parameter to be a pad (report by Giorgos Xou).
    + fix a memory-leak in del_curterm (prompted by discussion with Bram
      Moolenaar, cf: 20210821).
* Tue Nov 02 2021 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20211030
    + simplify some references to WINDOWS._flags using macros.
    + add a "check" rule in Ada95 makefile, to help with test-packages.
    + build-fix for cross-compiling to MingW, conditionally add -lssp
  - Correct offsets of patch ncurses-6.3.dif
* Wed Oct 27 2021 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20211026
    + corrected regex needed for older pkg-config used in Solaris 10.
    + amend configure option's auto-search to account for systems where
      none of the directories known to pkg-config exist, adapted from
      mailing-list comment (report by Milan P. Stanic).
  - Port patch ncurses-6.2.dif which is now named ncurses-6.3.dif
* Fri Oct 22 2021 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Update to ncurses 6.3 (patch 20211021)
    + update release notes
    + add "ncu2openbsd" script, to illustrate how to update an OpenBSD
      system to use a current ncurses release.
  - Add upstream keyring to verify source signatures of both ncurses
    and tack tar ball with their ASC (armored ASCii signature) counterpart
* Tue Oct 19 2021 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20211018
    + check for screen size-change in scr_init() and scr_restore(), in case
      a screen dump does not match the current screen dimensions (report by
      Frank Tkalcevic).
* Mon Oct 18 2021 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20211017
    + amend change for pkg-config to account for "none" being returned in
      the libdir-path result rather than "no" (report by Gabriele Balducci).
  - Add ncurses patch 20211016
    + build-fix for pmake with libtool.
    + improve scripts, adding COPYING to tar file, and clean up
      shellcheck warnings.
    + add link for "reset6" manpage in test-package ncurses6-doc
    + revise configure option --with-pkg-config-libdir, using the actual
      search path from pkg-config or pkgconf using the output from --debug
      (report by Pascal Pignard).
    + freeze ABI in ".map" files.
  - Correct offsets of patch ncurses-6.2.dif
* Mon Oct 11 2021 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20211009
    + implement "+m" option in tabs program.
    + fill in some details for infoton -TD
    + fix spelling/consistency in several descriptions -TD
    + use vt420+lrmm in vt420 -TD
    + modify save_tty_settings() to avoid opening /dev/tty for cases other
      than reset/init, e.g., for clear.
    + modify output of "toe -as" to show first description found rather
      than the last.
    + improve tic checks for number of parameters of smglp, smgrp, smgtp,
      and smgbp (cf: 20020525).
    + correct off-by-one comparison in last_char(), which did not allow
      special case of ":" in a terminfo description field (cf: 20120407).
    + remove check in tic that assumes that none or both parameterized and
      non-parameterized margin-setting capabilities are present
      (cf: 20101002).
* Mon Oct 04 2021 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20211002
    + use return-value from vsnprintf to reallocate as needed to allow for
      buffers larger than the screen size (report by "_RuRo_").
    + modify tset "-q" option to refrain from modifying terminal modes, to
      match the documentation.
    + add section on margins to terminfo.5, adapted from X/Open Curses.
    + make tput/tset warning messages consistently using alias names when
      those are used, rather than the underlying program's name.
    + improve tput usage message for aliases such as clear, by eliminating
      tput-specific portions.
    + add a check in toe to ensure that a "termcap file" is text rather
      than binary.
    + further build-fixes for OpenBSD 6.9, whose header files differ from
* Mon Sep 27 2021 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20210925
    + add kbeg to xterm+keypad to accommodate termcap applications -TD
    + add smglp and smgrp to vt420+lrmm, to provide useful data for the
      "tabs" +m option -TD
    + build-fix for gcc 3.4.3 with Solaris10, which does not allow forward
      reference of anonymous struct typedef.
    + modify tput to allow multiple commands per line.
    + minor fixes for tset manpage.
  - Correct offsets of patch ncurses-6.2.dif
* Mon Sep 13 2021 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20210911
    + adjust ifdef in test_opaque.c to fix build with ncurses 5.7
    + add testing note for xterm-{hp|sco|sun} -TD
    + corrected description for ansi.sys-old -TD
    + add xterm+nopcfkeys, to fill in keys for xterm-hp, xterm-sun -TD
    + use hp+arrows in a few places -TD
    + use hp+pfk-cr in a few places -TD
  - Correct offsets of patch ncurses-6.2.dif
* Mon Sep 06 2021 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20210905
    + correct logic in filtering of redefinitions (report by Sven Joachim,
      cf: 20210828).
  - Add ncurses patch 20210904
    + modify linux3.0 entry to reflect default mapping of shift-tab by
      kbd 1.14 (report by Jan Engelhardt) -TD
    + add historical note to tput, curses-terminfo and curses-color
      manpages based on source-code for SVr2, SVr3 and SVr4.
    + minor grammatical fixes for "it's" vs "its" (report by Nick Black).
    + amend fix for --disable-root-environ (report by Arnav Singh).
    + build-fix for compiling link_test
    + drop symbols GCC_PRINTF and GCC_SCANF from, to simplify
      use (Debian #993179).
  - Add ncurses patch 20210828
    + correct reversed check for --disable-root-environ (report/analysis
      by Arnav Singh, cf: 20210626).
    + apply gcc format attribute to prototypes which use a va_list
      parameter rather than a "..." variable-length parameter list
      (prompted by discussion in a tmux pull-request).
    + modify configure scripts to filter out redefinitions of _XOPEN_SOURCE,
      e.g., for NetBSD which generally supports 500, but 600 is needed for
    + improve documentation for tparm and static/dynamic variables.
    + improve typography in terminfo.5 (patch by Branden Robinson).
  - Add ncurses patch 20210821
    + improve tparm implementation of %P and %g, more closely matching
      SVr4 terminfo.
    + move internals of TERMINAL structure to new header term.priv.h
    + add "check" rule for ncurses/Makefile
    + corrected tsl capability for terminator -TD
    + add check in tic to report instances where tparm would detect an
      error in an expression (cf: 20201010).
    + correct a few places where SP->_pair_limit was used rather than
      SP->_pair_alloc (cf: 20170812).
    + fix missing "%d" for setaf/setab code 8-15 in xterm+direct16 (report
      by Florian Weimer) -TD
    + fix some documentation errata from OpenBSD changes.
    + update config.sub
  - Correct offsets and dates of patch ncurses-6.2.dif
* Mon Aug 16 2021 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20210814
    + add workaround for broken pcre2 package in Debian 10, from xterm #369.
  - Correct offsets of patch ncurses-6.2.dif
* Mon Aug 09 2021 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20210807
    + ignore "--dynamic-linker" option in generated pkg/config files,
      adapted from "distr1" patch.
    + add CF_SHARED_OPTS case for Haiku, from patch in haikuports.
  - Correct offsets of patch ncurses-6.2.dif
* Mon Aug 02 2021 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20210731
    + add extensions in xterm+tmux and ecma+strikeout to ms-terminal,
      but cancel the non-working Cr and Ms capabilities -TD
    + add foot and foot-direct -TD
  - Correct offsets of patch ncurses-6.2.dif
* Mon Jul 26 2021 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20210724
    + add workaround for Windows Terminal's problems with CR/LF mapping to
      ms-terminal (patch by Juergen Pfeifer).
    + review/update current Windows Terminal vs ms-terminal -TD
  - Correct offsets of patch ncurses-6.2.dif
* Mon Jul 19 2021 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20210718
    + correct typo in "vip" comments (report by Nick Black), reviewed this
      against Glink manual -TD
    + fill in some missing pieces for pccons, to make it comparable to the
      vt220 entry -TD
    + modify mk-1st.awk to account for extra-suffix configure option
      (report by Juergen Pfeifer).
    + change default for --disable-wattr-macros option to help packagers
      who reuse wide ncursesw header file with non-wide ncurses library.
    + build-fix for test/test_opaque.c, for configurations without opaque
      curses structs.
* Mon Jul 12 2021 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20210710
    + improve history section for tset manpage based on the 1BSD tarball,
      which preceded BSD's SCCS checkins by more than three years.
    + improve CF_XOPEN_CURSES macro used in test/configure (report by Urs
    + further improvement of libtool configuration, adding a dependency of
      the install.tic rule, etc., on the library in the build-tree.
    + update config.sub
* Mon Jul 05 2021 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20210703
    + amend libtool configuration to add dependency for install.tic, etc.,
      in ncurses/Makefile on the lower-level libraries.
    + modify configure script to support ".PHONY" make program feature.
  - Correct offsets of patch ncurses-6.2.dif
* Mon Jul 05 2021 Callum Farmer <>
  - Update tack to 1.09-20210619
    + Fix scan-build warning about unused assignment
    + Autoconf fixes
* Mon Jun 28 2021 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20210626
    + add configure option --disable-root-access, which tells ncurses to
      disallow most file-opens by setuid processes.
    + use default colors in pccon "op" -TD
    + correct rmacs/smacs in aaa+dec, aaa+rv -TD
    + add hpterm-color2 and hp98550-color (Martin Trusler)
    + regenerate man-html documentation.
  - Remove setfsuid code from patch ncurses-6.2.dif as now upstream solved
  - Correct offset of patch ncurses-5.9-ibm327x.dif and ncurses-6.2.dif
* Mon Jun 21 2021 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20210619
    + improve configure-macro used for dependencies of --disable-leaks such
      as --with-valgrind
    + trim trailing blanks from files
  - Remove trailing space in patch ncurses-6.2.dif
* Mon Jun 14 2021 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20210612
    + fixes for scan-build, valgrind build/testing.
    + update config.guess
* Mon Jun 07 2021 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20210605
    + add a summary of ncurses-specific preprocessor symbols to curses.h
      (prompted by discussion with Peter Farley, Bill Gray).
  - Add ncurses patch 20210522
    + regenerate configure scripts with autoconf 2.52.20210509 to eliminate
      an unnecessary warning in config.log (report by Miroslav Lichvar).
    + add a note in manual page to explain ungetch vs unget_wch (prompted
      by discussion with Peter Farley).
    + add sp-funcs for erasewchar, killwchar.
    + modify wgetnstr, wgetn_wstr to improve compatibility with SVr4 curses
      in its treatment of interrupt and quit characters (prompted by
      report/testcase by Bill Gray)
    + update config.guess, config.sub
  - Correct offset in patch ncurses-6.2.dif
* Mon May 17 2021 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20210515
    + improve manual pages for wgetnstr, newwin (prompted by
      report/testcase by Bill Gray).
  - Add ncurses patch 20210508
    + modify tputs' error check to allow it to be used without first
      calling tgetent or setupterm, noting that terminfo initialization
      is requires for supporting the terminfo delay feature (report by
      Sebastiano Vigna).
    + fix several warnings from clang --analyze
    + add null-pointer check in comp_parse.c, when a "use=" clause refers
      to a nonexisting terminal description (report/patch by Miroslav
      Lichvar, cf: 20210227).
* Mon May 03 2021 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20210501
    + add a special case in the configure script to work around one of the
      build-time breakages reported for OpenBSD 6 here:
      There is no workaround for the other issue, a broken linker spec.
    + modify configure check for libtool to prevent accidental use of an
      OpenBSD program which uses the same name.
    + update config.guess, config.sub
  - Correct offsets of patch ncurses-6.2.dif
* Mon Apr 26 2021 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20210424
    + avoid using broken system macros for snprintf which interfere with
      _nc_SLIMIT's conditionally adding a parameter when the string-hacks
      configure option is enabled.
    + add a "all::" rule before the new "check" rule in test/
  - Add ncurses patch 20210418
    + improve CF_LINK_FUNCS by ensuring that the source-file is closed
      before linking to the target.
    + add "check" rules for headers in c++, progs and test-directories.
    + build-fix for termsort module when configured with termcap (reports
      by Rajeev V Pillai, Rudi Heitbaum).
  - Add ncurses patch 20210417
    + extend --disable-pkg-ldflags option to also control whether $LDFLAGS
      from the build is provided in -config and .pc files (Debian #986764).
    + fix some cppcheck warnings, mostly style, in ncurses and c++
      libraries and progs directory.
    + fix off-by-one limit for tput's processing command-line arguments
      (patch by Hadrien Lacour).
  - Do not strip examples
  - Install available manual pages of examples as well
* Tue Apr 06 2021 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20210403
    + fix some cppcheck warnings, mostly style, in ncurses library and
      progs directory.
    + improve description of BSD-style padding in curs_termcap.3x
    + improved CF_C11_NORETURN macro, from byacc changes.
    + fix "--enable-leak" in CF_DISABLE_LEAKS to allow turning
      leak-checking off later in a set of options.
    + relax modification-time comparison in CF_LINK_FUNCS to allow it to
      accept link() function with NFS filesystems which change the mtime
      on the link target, e.g., several BSD systems.
    + call delay_output_sp to handle BSD-style padding when tputs_sp is
      called, whether directly or internally, to ensure that the SCREEN
      pointer is passed correctly (reports by Henric Jungheim, Juraj
  - Correct offsets of patch ncurses-6.2.dif
* Mon Mar 29 2021 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Disable pcre support for now (boo#1183960, boo#1184083)
* Mon Mar 29 2021 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20210327
    + build-fixes for Solaris10 /bin/sh
    + fix some cppcheck warnings, mostly style, in ncurses test-programs,
      form and menu libraries.
* Thu Mar 25 2021 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20210323
    + add configure option --enable-stdnoreturn, making the _Noreturn
      keyword optional to ease transition (prompted by report by
      Rajeev V Pillai).
* Tue Mar 23 2021 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Enhence cursescheck script
* Mon Mar 22 2021 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Disable _Noreturn usage as it breaks build of e.g. dialog
* Mon Mar 22 2021 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20210320
    + improve parameter-checking in tput by forcing it to analyze any
      extended string capability, e.g., as used in the Cs and Ms
      capabilities of the tmux description (report by Brad Town,
      cf: 20200531).
    + remove an incorrect free in the fallback (non-checking) version of
      _nc_free_and_exit (report by Miroslav Lichvar).
    + correct use-ordering in some xterm-direct flavors -TD
    + add hterm, hterm-256color (Mike Frysinger)
    + if the build-time compiler accepts c11's _Noreturn keyword, use that
      rather than gcc's attribute.
    + change configure-check for gcc's noreturn attribute to assume it is
      a prefix rather than suffix, matching c11's _Noreturn convention.
    + add "lint" rule to c++/Makefile, e.g., with cppcheck.
  - Port patch ncurses-6.2.dif by correcting offsets
* Tue Mar 16 2021 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - New package ncurses-tests which includes examples and tests
  - Include bash script cursescheck for ASC and REP capabilities
* Mon Mar 15 2021 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20210313
    + improve configure CF_LD_SEARCHPATH macro used for ncurses*-config and
      ".pc" files, from dialog changes.
    + reduce dependency of math-library in test programs.
    + minor fixes for test_tparm.c (cf: 20210306)
    + mention "ncurses" prefix in curses_version() manpage (report by
      Michal Bielinski).
* Tue Mar 09 2021 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Only libpcre2 for ncurses ABI 6
  - Make linker script for ABI 6 check for needed libpcre2
* Tue Mar 09 2021 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20210306
    + improved test/test_parm.c, by limiting the tests to capabilities
      that might have parameters or padding, and combined with tputs test.
    + improve discussion of padding versus tparm and tputs in
    + update portability note for FreeBSD in man/tput.1
* Mon Mar 01 2021 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20210227
    + modify tic/infocmp to eliminate unnecessary "\" to escape ":" in
      terminfo format.
    + add check in tic for duplicate "use=" clauses.
* Mon Feb 22 2021 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20210220
    + improve tic warning when oc/op do not mention SGR 39/49 for xterm
      compatible XT flag.
    + revert change to lib_addch.c in waddch_literal() from 20210130, since
      the followup fix in PutCharLR() actually corrects the problem while
      this change causes too-early filling/wrapping (report by Johannes
    + add/use vt220+pcedit and vt220+vtedit  -TD
    + add scrt/securecrt and absolute -TD
    + add nel to xterm-new, though supported since X11R5 -TD
    + add/use xterm+nofkeys -TD
    + move use of ecma+italics from xterm-basic to xterm+nofkeys -TD
  - Port patch ncurses-6.2.dif mainly terminfo.src
* Mon Feb 15 2021 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20210213
    + add test/back_ground.c, to exercise the wide-character background
    + add a check in _nc_build_wch() in case the background character is a
      wide-character, rather than a new part of a multibyte character.
    + improve tracemunch's coverage of form/menu/panel libraries.
    + improve tracemunch's checking/reporting the type for the first
      parameter, e.g., "WINDOW*" rather than "#1".
* Tue Feb 09 2021 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - For (lib)pcre2 support the devel package has to require this
* Mon Feb 08 2021 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20210206
    + provide for wide-characters as background character in wbkgrnd
      (report/testcase by Anton Vidovic)
    + add name for Fedora's pcre2 to configure check for "--with-pcre2"
      option, from xterm #363 -TD
    + modify adjustment in PutCharLR to restore the cursor position before
      writing to the lower-right corner, rather than decrementing the
      cursor column, in case it was a double-width character (cf: 20210130).
* Mon Feb 01 2021 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20210130
    + correct an off-by-one in comparison in waddch_literal() which caused
      scrolling when a double-cell character would not fit at the lower
      right corner of the screen (report by Benno Schulenberg).
    + split-out att610+cvis, vt220+cvis, vt220+cvis8 -TD
    + add vt220-base, for terminal emulators which generally have not
      supported att610's blinking cursor control -TD
    + use vt220+cvis in vt220, etc -TD
    + use att610+cvis, xterm+tmux and ansi+enq in kitty -TD
    + use vt220+cvis in st, terminology, termite since they ignore
      blinking-cursor detail in att610+cvis -TD
  - Port patch ncurses-6.2.dif
    * Skip cvvis entries where vt220+cvis is used
    * Skip function keys in rxvt-basic as rxvt+pcfkeys and use=vt220+keypadcw
      is used
* Mon Jan 25 2021 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20210123
    + modify package/config scripts to provide an explicit -L option for
      cases when the loader search path has other directories preceding
      the one in which ncurses is installed (report by Yuri Victorovich).
    + minor build-fixes in configure script and makefiles to work around
      quirks of pmake.
* Wed Jan 20 2021 Andreas Schwab <>
  - Don't skip test for qemu builds
* Mon Jan 18 2021 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20210116
    + add comment for linux2.6 regarding CONFIG_CONSOLE_TRANSLATIONS
      (report by Patrick McDermott) -TD
    + make opts extension for getcchar work as documented for ncurses 6.1,
      adding "-g" flag to test/demo_new_pair to illustrate.
* Mon Jan 11 2021 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20210109
    + fix errata in man/ncurses.3x from recent updates.
    + improve quoting/escaping in configure script, uses some features of
      autoconf 2.52.20210105
  - Add ncurses patch 20210102
    + update man/curs_memleaks.3x, to include <term.h> which declares
    + clarify man/curs_terminfo.3x, to mention why the macro setterm is
      defined in <curses.h>, and remove it from the list of prototypes
      (prompted by patch by Graeme McCutcheon).
    + amend man/curs_terminfo.3x, to note that <curses.h> is required
      for certain functions, e.g., those using chtype or attr_t for
      types, as well as mvcur (cf: 20201031).
    + use parameter-names in prototypes in curs_sp_funcs.3x, for
      consistency with other manpages.
  - Add ncurses patch 20201227
    + update terminology entry to 1.8.1 -TD
    + fix some compiler-warnings which gcc8 reports incorrectly.
  - Add ncurses patch 20201219
    + suppress hyphenation in generated html for manpages, to address
      regression in upgrade of groff 1.22.2 to 1.22.3.
    + fix inconsistent sort-order in see-also sections of manpages (report
      by Chris Bennett).
  - Port patch ncurses-6.2.dif
* Mon Dec 14 2020 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20201212
    + improve manual pages for form field-types.
* Mon Dec 07 2020 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20201205
    + amend build-fixes for gnat 10 to work with certain systems lacking
      gprbuild (cf: 20200627).
    + eliminate an additional strlen and wsclen.
    + eliminate an unnecessary strlen in waddnstr() (suggested by Benjamin
    + modify inopts manpage, separating the items for nodelay and notimeout
      (patch by Benno Schulenberg).
    + correct mlterm3 kf1-kf4 (Debian #975322) -TD
    + add flash to mlterm3 -TD
* Mon Nov 30 2020 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20201128
    + add Smulx to alacritty (Christian Duerr).
    + add rep to PuTTY -TD
    + add putty+keypad -TD
    + add another fflush(stdout) in _nc_flush() to handle time-delays in
      the middle of strings such as flash when the application uses
      low-level calls rather than curses (cf: 20161217).
    + modify configure check for c89/c99 aliases of clang to use its
    - std option instead, because some platforms, in particular macOS,
      do not provide workable c89/c99 aliases.
* Mon Nov 23 2020 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20201121
    + fix some compiler-warnings in experimental Windows-10 driver.
    + add the definitions needed in recent configure-check for clang
      (report by Steven Pitman).
* Mon Nov 16 2020 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20201114
    + fix some compiler-warnings in experimental Windows-10 driver.
    + modify a check for parameters in terminfo capabilities to handle the
      special case where short extended capability strings were not
      converted from terminfo to termcap format.
    + modify CF_MIXEDCASE_FILENAMES macro, adding darwin as special case
      when cross-compiling (report by Eli Rykoff).
* Mon Nov 09 2020 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20201107
    + update kitty+common -TD
    + add putty+screen and putty-screen (suggested by Alexandre Montaron).
    + explain in ncurses.3x that functions in the tinfo library do not rely
      upon wide-characters (prompted by discussion with Reuben Thomas).
* Mon Nov 02 2020 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20201031
    + modify so that it is not necessary to include <curses.h>
      before <term.h> (prompted by discussion with Reuben Thomas).
    + review/improve synopsis for curs_sp_funcs.3x (prompted by discussion
      with Reuben Thomas).
    + improve format of output in tic's check_infotocap() function, to
      ensure that the messages contain only printable text.
    + modify configure-check for clang to verify that -Qunused-arguments
      is supported.  IBM's xlclang does not support it (report by Steven
* Wed Oct 28 2020 Ludwig Nussel <>
  - install to /usr (boo#1029961)
* Mon Oct 26 2020 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Disable usage of libbsd as this one is not in bootstrap image
* Mon Oct 26 2020 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20201024
    + provide workaround configure-check for bool when cross-compiling.
    + fix a potential indexing error in _nc_parse_entry(), seen with
      Herlim's test data using address-sanitizer.
    + change a null-pointer check in set_curterm to a valid-string check,
      needed in to tic's use-resolution when pad_char is cancelled
      (report/testcase by Robert Sebastian Herlim)
    + improve tic's -c option to validate the number and type of parameters
      and compare against expected number/type before deciding which set of
      parameter-lists to use in tparm calls (report/testcase by Robert
      Sebastian Herlim).
    + fix a link for tabs.1 manpage in (report by Nick
      Black), as well as some fixes via linklint.
  - Update to tack 1.9 (patch 20200220)
    * sysdep.c: gcc-warning
    * tack.c: fix gcc warning for non-ncurses configuration
    * init.c: zero-out the debug/log-pointers after closing them
    * tack.1: add -d option, for debug.log
    * output.c: use debug.log to record putp's and tput's which hint at
      the testing done
    * sysdep.c: use debug.log to record when the tty is set/reset
    * tack.h: split-out log_chr and log_str
    * tack.c: add -d option, for debug.log
    * tack.1, tack.c, tack.h: add -l option
    * tack.c: eliminate a confusing comparison for the logging-menu-entry
      state by using #define'd strings for that and the hex-output menu.
    * tack.c: use getopt
    * fun.c, crum.c, edit.c:
      fix coverity warning about copying into fixed-size buffer
    * tack.c: do a sanity-check on $TERM
    * aclocal.m4: resync with my-autoconf
    * configure: regen
    * aclocal.m4: split-out CF__CURSES_DATA to simplify ifdef's
    * configure: regen
  - Use libbsd which provides strlcpy as well as strlcat to avoid
    reinvent common BSD standard and string functions
  - Let makedepend find standard header files even if not below /usr/include
* Thu Oct 22 2020 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20201017
    + improve manpage typography.
    + improve discussion in curs_addch.3x of the use of unctrl to display
      nonprintable characters.
    + add a note in terminfo.5 explaining that no-parameter strings such
      as sgr0 or cnorm should not be used with tparm.
* Mon Oct 12 2020 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20201010
    + correct sgr in aaa+rv (report by Florian Weimer) -TD
    + fix some sgr inconsistencies in d230c, ibm6153, ibm6154,
      ncrvt100an -TD
    + improve tic's check for errors detected in tparm (prompted by
      discussion with Florian Weimer).
    + set output-mode to binary in experimental Windows-10 driver (Juergen
* Tue Oct 06 2020 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20201003
    + remove output-related checks for nl/nonl (report by Leon Winter).
    + change tmux's kbs to ^? (report by Premysl Eric Janouch)
    + simplify mlterm initialization with DECSTR -TD
    + fix a typo in man/curs_terminfo.3 (Reuben Thomas).
    + add tmux-direct (tmux #2370)
    + add user-defined capabilities from mintty to Caps-ncurses, for
      checking consistency with tic.
* Mon Sep 28 2020 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20200926
    + correct configure-check for gnurx library.
    + regenerate llib-* files.
    + modify tracemunch and the panel library to show readable traces for
      panel- and user-pointers.
* Tue Sep 22 2020 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20200919
    + update mlterm3 for 3.9.0 (report by Premysl Eric Janouch) -TD
  - Add ncurses patch 20200918
    + corrected condition for appending to the generated
      curses.h (report by Sven Joachim, Debian #970545).
* Tue Sep 15 2020 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20200912
    + add configure-check for systre/tre with mingw configuration, to get
      the library-dependencies as seen in msys2 configuration for mingw64.
    + build-fixes for the win32-driver configuration.
    + use more defensive binary mode setting for Win32 (Juergen Pfeifer).
  - Add ncurses patch 20200907
    + fix regression in setupterm validating non-empty $TERM (report by
      Soren Tempel).
  - Add ncurses patch 20200906
    + merge/adapt in-progress work by Juergen Pfeifer for new version of
    + correct description of vt330/vt340 (Ross Combs).
* Tue Sep 01 2020 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20200831
    + build-fix for awk-scripts modified for win32-driver (report by Werner
  - Drop workaround patch awk-scripts.patch as now upstream fixed
* Mon Aug 31 2020 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add patch awk-scripts.patch as workaround for patch 20200829
* Mon Aug 31 2020 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20200829
    + remove a redundant NCURSES_EXPORT as a build-fix for "Maarten
    + merge/adapt in-progress work by Juergen Pfeifer for new version of
    + modify configure script, moving gcc -Werror options to EXTRA_CFLAGS
      to avoid breaking configure-checks (adapted from ongoing work on
      mawk and lynx).
    > errate for terminfo.src (report by Florian Weimer):
    + correct icl6404 csr
    + correct ti916 cup
    + improve ndr9500
  - Refresh patch ncurses-6.2.dif
* Mon Aug 24 2020 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20200822
    + improve version-number extraction in
    + make the test-package for manpages installable by adjusting the
      man_db.renames file.
    + correct an off-by-one loop-limit in convert_strings function
      (report by Yue Tai).
    + add CF_SHARED_OPTS cases for HPE NonStop systems (Randall S Becker).
    + modify CF_SHARED_OPTS case for NetBSD to use the same "-shared"
      option for the non-rpath case as for the rpath case, to allow gcc to
      provide suitable runtime initialization (report by Rajeev V Pillai).
* Wed Aug 19 2020 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Disable wgetch-events as it is deprecated and breaks build of
    other packages
* Tue Aug 18 2020 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20200817
    + reduce build-warnings by excluding ncurses-internals from deprecation
    + mark wgetch-events feature as deprecated.
    + add definition for $(LIBS) to ncurses/, to simplify builds
      using the string-hacks option.
    + prevent KEY_EVENT from appearing in curses.h unless the configure
      option --enable-wgetch-events is used (report by Werner Fink).
* Mon Aug 17 2020 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20200816
    + amend tic/infocmp check to allow for the respective tool's absence
      (report by Steve Wills, cf: 20200808).
    + improved some of the build-scripts with shellcheck
    + filter out -MT/-MD/-MTd/-MDd options in script for Visual Studio C++
      (discussion with "Maarten Anonymous").
* Tue Aug 11 2020 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20200808
    + improve discussion of the system's tic utility when used as part
      of cross-compiling (discussion with Keith Marshall).
    + modify configuration checks for build-time tic/infocmp to use
      AC_CHECK_TOOL. That can still be overridden by --with-tic-path and
    - -with-infocmp-path when fallbacks are used, but even if not using
      fallbacks, the improved check may help with cross-compiling
      (discussion with Keith Marshall).
    + other build-fixes for Ada95 with MinGW.
    + modify Ada95 source-generation utility to write to a file given as
      parameter rather than to the standard output, allowing builds with
* Mon Aug 03 2020 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20200801
    + remove remaining parts of checks for ISC Unix (cf: 20121006).
    + add user32.lib to LDFLAGS for Visual Studio C++ configuration
      (discussion with "Maarten Anonymous").
    + modify to hide ncurses' definition of KEY_EVENTS to
      reduce Visual Studio C++ redefinition warnings.
    + improve/update checks for external functions in test/configure
* Mon Jul 27 2020 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20200725
    + set LINK_TESTS in CF_SHARED_OPTS for msvc (patch by
      "Maarten Anonymous")
    + improved workaround for redefinition-warnings for KEY_EVENT.
    + improve man/term.5 section on legacy storage format (report by
      Florian Weimer).
* Mon Jul 20 2020 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20200718
    + reduce redefinition-warnings for KEY_EVENT when building with Visual
      Studio C++.
    + define NCURSES_STATIC when compiling programs to link with static
      libraries, to work with MinGW vs Visual Studio C++.
    > additional changes for building with Visual Studio C++ and msys2
      (reports/patches by "Maarten Anonymous")
    + modify c++/ to set the current directory while compiling
      the main program, so the linker can find related objects.
    + several changes to allow the c++/demo program to compile/link.
    + change an ifdef in test-directory, to use VC++ wide-character funcs.
* Mon Jul 13 2020 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20200711
    + fix pound-sign mapping in acsc of linux2.6 entry (report by Ingo
    + additional changes for building with Visual Studio C++ and msys2
      (reports/patches by "Maarten Anonymous")
    + build-improvements for Windows 10 and MinGW (patch by Juergen
    + fix a typo in curs_printw.3x (patch by William Pursell).
    + fix two errors in infotocap which allowed indexing outside the
      buffer (report/testcases by Zhang Gan).
    + update length of strings in infocmp's usage function to restore a
      trailing null on the longest string (report/testcase by Zhang Gen).
* Tue Jul 07 2020 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20200704
    + modify version-check with Ada generics to use the same pattern as in
      the check for supported gnat versions (report by Pascal Pignard).
    > additional changes for building with Visual Studio C++ and msys2
      (patches by "Maarten Anonymous"):
    + adjust headers/declarations to provide for "dllimport" vs "dllexport"
      declarations when constructing DLLs, to worko with Visual Studio C++.
* Mon Jun 29 2020 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20200627
    + build-fixes for gnat 10.1.1, whose gnatmake drops integration with
    + correct buffer-length in test/color_name.h
* Mon Jun 22 2020 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Run ldconfig local on %buildroot %_lib to get links done (boo#1173222)
* Mon Jun 15 2020 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20200613
    + update list of functions in ncurses.3x
    + move dlclose() call from lib_mouse.c to delscreen() to avoid a case
      in the former which could be called from SIGTSTP handler (Debian
  - Add ncurses patch 20200606
    + add xterm+256color2, xterm+88color2, to deprecate nonstandard usage
      in xterm+256color, xterm+88color -TD
    + add shifted Linux console keys in linux+sfkeys entry for
      screen.linux (report by Alexandre Montaron).
    + use vt100+enq in screen (report by Alexandre Montaron).
    + add screen.linux-s alias (suggested by Alexandre Montaron).
* Tue Jun 02 2020 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20200531
    + correct configure version-check/warnng for g++ to allow for 10.x
    + re-enable "bel" in konsole-base (report by Nia Huang)
    + add linux-s entry (patch by Alexandre Montaron).
    + drop long-obsolete
    + add test/test_parm.c, for checking tparm changes.
    + improve parameter-checking for tparm, adding function _nc_tiparm() to
      handle the most-used case, which accepts only numeric parameters
      (report/testcase by "puppet-meteor").
    + use a more conservative estimate of the buffer-size in lib_tparm.c's
      save_text() and save_number(), in case the sprintf() function
      passes-through unexpected characters from a format specifier
      (report/testcase by "puppet-meteor").
    + add a check for end-of-string in cvtchar to handle a malformed
      string in infotocap (report/testcase by "puppet-meteor").
* Mon May 25 2020 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20200523
    + update version-check for gnat to allow for gnat 10.x to 99.x
    + fix an uninitialized variable in lib_mouse.c changes (cf: 20200502)
    + add a check in EmitRange to guard against repeat_char emitting digits
      which could be interpreted as BSD-style padding when --enable-bsdpad
      is configured (report/patch by Hiltjo Posthuma).
    + add --disable-pkg-ldflags to suppress EXTRA_LDFLAGS from the
      generated pkg-config and ncurses*-config files, to simplify
      configuring in the case where rpath is used but the packager wants
      to hide the feature (report by Michael Stapelberg).
    > fixes for building with Visual Studio C++ and msys2 (patches by
      "Maarten Anonymous"):
    + modify CF_SHARED_OPTS to generate a script which translates linker
      options into Visual Studio's dialect.
    + omit parentheses around function-names in generated lib_gen.c to
* Mon May 18 2020 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20200516
    + add notes on termcap.h header in curs_termcap.3x
    + update notes on vscode / xterm.js -TD
* Mon May 11 2020 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20200509
    + add "-r" option to the dots test-programs, to help with scripting
      a performance comparison.
    + build-fix test/move_field.c for NetBSD curses, whose form headers
      use different names than SVr4 or ncurses.
* Mon May 04 2020 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20200502
    + add details on the change to Linux SGR 21 in 2018 -TD
    + add xterm-direct16 and xterm-direct256 -TD
    + modify lib_mouse.c to check for out-of-range button numbers, convert
      those to position reports.
* Mon Apr 27 2020 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20200425
    + use vt100+fnkeys in putty -TD
    + fix a typo in tput.1; "columns" should be "cols".
* Mon Apr 20 2020 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20200418
    + improve tracemunch logic for "RUN" compaction.
    + fix a special case in wresize() where copying the old text did not
      check if the last cell on a row was the beginning of a fullwidth
      character (adapted from patch by Benno Schulenberg).
    + use vt52+keypad in xterm-vt52, from xterm #354 -TD
    + improve see-also section of user_caps.5
  - Add ncurses patch 20200411
    + fix find_pair(), overlooked when refactoring for _nc_reserve_pairs()
      (report/testcase by Brad Town, cf: 20170812).
    + add a trailing null for magic-string in putwin, flagged by gcc 10
    + update check for gcc version versus gnat to work with gcc 10.x
* Tue Apr 07 2020 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add check for wide character support in libncursesw
* Mon Apr 06 2020 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Use %() to extract patch date for adding it to version
    * add script which is used within the
      spec file to determine the actual patch version date
* Mon Apr 06 2020 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20200404
    + modify -fvisibility check to work with g++
    > fixes for building with Visual Studio C++ and msys2 (patches by
      "Maarten Anonymous"):
    + add configure option and check for gcc -fvisibility=hidden feature
    + define NCURSES_NOMACROS in lib_gen.c to work around Visual Studio
      C++ preprocessor limitations.
    + modify some of the configure-macros, as well as mk-1st.awk to work
      with Visual Studio C++ default filenaming.
* Mon Mar 30 2020 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20200328
    + correct length of buffer copied in dup_field().
    + remove "$(srcdir)/" from path of library.gpr, needed for out-of-tree
      builds of Ada95 (patch by Adam Van Ymeren).
* Mon Mar 23 2020 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20200321
    + improve configure-checks to reduce warnings about unused variables.
    + improve description of error-returns in waddch and waddnstr manual
      pages (prompted by patch by Benno Schulenberg).
    + add test/move_field.c to demonstrate move_field(), and a stub for
      a corresponding demo of dup_field().
* Mon Mar 16 2020 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20200314
    + add history note to curs_scanw.3x for <stdarg.h> and <varargs.h>
    + add history note to curs_printw.3x for <stdarg.h> and <varargs.h>
    + add portability note to ncurses.3x regarding <stdarg.h>
* Mon Mar 09 2020 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20200308
    + update copyright notices in test-packages.
    + modify tracemunch to guard against errors in its known_p1 table.
    + add several --with-xxx-libname options, to help with pkgsrc (prompted
      by discussion with Thomas Klausner).
* Tue Mar 03 2020 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20200301
    + modify wbkgd() and wbkgrnd() to avoid storing a null in the
      background character, because it may be used in cases where the
      corresponding 0x80 is not treated as a null (report by Marc Rechte,
      cf: 20181208).
* Sun Mar 01 2020 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20200229
    + modify CF_NCURSES_CONFIG to work around xcode's c99 "-W" option,
      which conflicts with conventional use for passing linker options.
    > fixes for building with Visual Studio C++ and msys2 (patches by
      "Maarten Anonymous"):
    + check for pcre2posix.h instead of pcre2-posix.h
    + add case in CF_SHARED_OPTS for msys2 + msvc
    + add fallback definition for STDIN_FILENO in progs.priv.h
    + modify win_driver.c to use _alloca() rather than gcc's variable
      length array feature.
    + add NCURSES_IMPEXP to ncurses wrapped-variable declarations
    + remove NCURSES_IMPEXP from class variables in c++/cursslk.h
    + remove fallback prototype for exit() from c++/
    + use configured check for <sys/time.h> in a couple of places
    + conditionally include winsock.h in ncurses/win32con/gettimeofday.c,
      because Visual Studio needs this for the timestruct declaration.
    + adjust syntax in a couple of files using the NCURSES_API symbol.
* Mon Feb 24 2020 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20200222
    + expanded note in ncurses.3x regarding automatically-included headers
    + improve vt50h and vt52 based on DECScope manual -TD
    + add/use vt52+keypad and vt52-basic -TD
    + check/workaround for line-too-long in Ada95 generate utility when
      building out-of-tree.
    + improve/update HEADER_DEPS in */
    + add "check" rule to include/Makefile, to demonstrate that the headers
      include all of the required headers for the types used.
* Mon Feb 17 2020 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20200215
    + improve manual page for panel library, extending the portability
      section as well as documenting error-returns.
    + show tic's version when installing terminal database in
    + correct check for gcc vs other compilers used in ncurses 6.0, from
      FreeBSD patch by Kyle Evans (cf: 20150725).
    + add notes for 6.2 to INSTALL.
* Wed Feb 12 2020 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Update to ncurses 6.2 (patch 20200212)
    * Add 20200212 6.2 release for upload to
      + update release notes
      + minor build-fixes, mostly to test-package scripts
    * Add ncurses patch20200208
      + modify check for sizeof(wchar_t) to ensure it gives useful result
      when cross-compiling.
      + drop assumption in configure script that Cygwin's linker is broken.
      + define NCURSES_BROKEN_LINKER if the broken-linker feature is used,
      to simplify configure-checks for ncurses-examples.
    * Add ncurses patch20200202
      + reassert copyright on ncurses, per discussion in ncurses FAQ:
    * Add ncurses patch20200201
      + modify comparison in make_hash.c to correct a special case in
      collision handling for Caps-hpux11
      + add testing utility report_hashing to check hash-tables used for
      terminfo and termcap names.
      + fix a missing prototype for _nc_free_and_exit().
      + update a few comments about tack 1.07
      + use an awk script to split too-long pathnames used in Ada95 sample
      programs for explain.txt
  - Update to tack 1.9 (patch 20200202)
    * Update copyright and license.  Also, portability fixes.
  - Adopt patch ncurses-5.7-tack.dif
  - Adopt patch ncurses-6.1.dif which is now ncurses-6.2.dif
* Mon Jan 20 2020 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20200118
    + expanded description of XM in user_caps.5
    + improve xm example for xterm+x11mouse, xterm+sm+1006 -TD
    + add history section to curs_slk.3x and curs_terminfo.3x manpages.
    + update alacritty entries for 0.4.0 (prompted by patch by
      Christian Durr) -TD
    + correct spelling errors found with codespell.
    + fix for test/configure, from xterm #352.
* Mon Jan 13 2020 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20200111
    + improve configure macros which check for the X11/Intrinsic.h header,
      to accommodate recent MacOS changes.
    + suppress gcc's -Winline warning; it has not been useful for some time
    + update config.guess, config.sub
* Tue Jan 07 2020 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20200104
    + modify a couple of macros in aclocal.m4 to allow autoconf 2.69 to
      "work", to help illustrate discussion in
    + fix some warnings from autoheader-252
  - Correct include path for ncursesw5 and co
* Sun Dec 29 2019 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20191228
    + in, move the RPATH_LIST and PRIVATE_LIBS assignments
      past the various prefix/libdir assignments, to allow for using those
      symbols, e.g., as done via CF_SHARED_OPTS.
    + improve ncurses*-config and pc-files by filtering out linker-specs.
    + modify test-package to more closely match Fedora's configuration
      for PIE/PIC feature and debug-packages.
* Thu Dec 26 2019 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20191221
    + correct pathname used in Ada95 sample programs for explain.txt, to
      work with test-packages.
    + improve tracemunch:
      + keep track of TERMINAL* values
      + if tracing was first turned on after initialization, attempt to
      show distinct screen, window and terminal names anyway.
    + ensure that GCC_NORETURN is defined in term.h, because the prototype
      for exit_terminfo() uses it (report by Werner Fink).
  - Remove patch workaround-20191214.patch as fixed upstream
* Wed Dec 18 2019 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add temporary patch workaround-20191214.patch to add missed
    declaration of GCC_NORETURN in term.h
* Tue Dec 17 2019 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Addd missing space between two include options for ABI 5
    package configuration
* Mon Dec 16 2019 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Also remove private requirements as (lib)tinfo are binary
    compatible with normal and wide version of (lib)ncurses
* Mon Dec 16 2019 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20191214
    + add exit_curses() and exit_terminfo() to replace internal symbols for
  - Let helper script handle.linux call sed command smart
* Thu Dec 12 2019 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20191207
    + fix a few warnings for test-package builds
    + add curses_trace(), to replace trace().
* Mon Dec 02 2019 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20191130
    + add portability section to curs_getcchar manpage (prompted by
      discussion with Nick Black).
    + improve portability discussion of ACS characters in curs_addch
    + improve typography for double-quotes in manpages.
* Mon Nov 25 2019 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20191123
    + fix typo for MinGW rpm test-package.
    + workaround in rpm specs for NFS problems in Fedora 31.
* Mon Nov 18 2019 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20191116
    + modify ncurses/ to fix a case where Debian/testing changes
      to the ld --as-needed configuration broke ncurses-examples test
    + drop library-dependency on psapi for MinGW port, since win_driver.c
      defines PSAPI_VERSION to 2, making it use GetProcessImageFileName
      from kernel32.dll (prompted by patch by Simon Sobish, cf: 20140503).
* Fri Nov 15 2019 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Do not add has size to linker flags of any pkg-config
* Mon Nov 11 2019 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20191109
    + add warning-check in tic for terminals with parm_dch vs parm_ich.
    + drop ich1 from rxvt-basic, Eterm and mlterm to improve compatibility
      with old non-curses programs -TD
    + reviewed st 0.8.2, updated some details -TD
    + use ansi+rep several places -TD
    + corrected tic's check for ich1 (report by Sebastian J. Bronner,
      cf: 20020901).
* Mon Nov 04 2019 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20191102
    + check parameter of set_escdelay, return ERR if negative.
    + check parameter of set_tabsize, return ERR if not greater than zero
      (report/patch by Anthony Sottile).
    + revise CF_ADD_LIBS macro to prepend rather than append libraries.
    + add "xterm-mono" to help packagers (report by Sven Joachim) -TD
* Wed Oct 30 2019 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add tack patch 1.08-20190721
    * tack.c, edit.c, tack.h: gcc-8.x-warnings
    * init.c, edit.c: gcc 4.x warning
    * charset.c: update copyright
    * charset.c: rewrite of set_attr resulted in off-by-one loop limit
    * aclocal.m4:
      add CF_CURSES_TERM_H to get proper ifdef's for the boolnames arrays
    * add CF_CURSES_TERM_H
    * aclocal.m4: add CF_TERMIOS_TYPES, from xterm
    * sysdep.c: use termios types such as tcflag_t
    * tack.h: update copyright
    * aclocal.m4: resync with my-autoconf
    * package/debian/changelog, package/tack.spec, tack.h: bump
    * config.sub: 2019-06-30
    * config.guess: 2019-06-10
* Mon Oct 28 2019 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20191026
    + add a note in man/curs_add_wch.3x about Unicode terminology for the
      line-drawing characters (report by Nick Black).
    + improve comment in lib_tgoto.c regarding the use of \200 where a
      \0 would be intended by the caller (report by "64 bit", cf: 20000923).
    + modify linux-16color to accommodate Linux console driver change in
      early 2018 (report by Dino Petrucci).
  - Correct offsets of hunks of patch ncurses-6.1.dif for misc/terminfo.src
* Mon Oct 21 2019 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20191019
    + modify make_hash to not require --disable-leaks, to simplify building
      with address-sanitizer.
    + modify tic to exit if it cannot remove a conflicting name, because
      treating that as a partial success can cause an infinite loop in
      use-resolution (report/testcase by Hongxu Chen, cf: 20111001).
* Wed Oct 16 2019 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20191015
    + improve buffer-checks in captoinfo.c, for some cases when the
      input string is shorter than expected.
    > fix two errata in tic (report/testcases by Hongxu Chen):
    + check for missing character after backslash in write_it
    + check for missing characters after "%>" when converting from termcap
      syntax (cf: 980530).
* Mon Oct 14 2019 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Avoid recursion trouble in spec file cause by undefined _lto_cflags
* Mon Oct 14 2019 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20191012
    + amend recent changes to ncurses*-config and pc-files to filter out
      Debian linker-flags (report by Sven Joachim, cf: 20150516).
    + clarify relationship between tic, infocmp and captoinfo in manpage.
    + check for invalid hashcode in _nc_find_type_entry and
    > fix several errata in tic (reports/testcases by "zjuchenyuan"):
    + check for invalid hashcode in _nc_find_entry.
    + check for missing character after backslash in fmt_entry
    + check for acsc with odd length in dump_entry in check for one-one
      mapping (cf: 20060415);
    + check length when converting from old AIX box_chars_1 capability,
      overlooked in changes to eliminate strcpy (cf: 20001007).
  - Add ncurses patch 20191005
    + modify the ncurse*-config and pc-files to more closely match for the
    - I and -l options.
* Tue Oct 01 2019 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20190928
    + amend the ncurse*-config and pc-files to take into account the rpath
      hack which differed between those files.
    + improve -L option filtering in ncurses*-config
    + improve recovery from error when reading command-character in
      test/ncurses.c, showing the relevant error message and not exiting on
      EINTR (cf: 20180922)
  - Add library path for pkgconfig of ncurses5 as well
* Mon Sep 23 2019 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20190921
    + add a note in resizeterm manpage about top-level windows which touch
      the screen's borders.
    + modify configure-checks for gnat to identify each of the tools path
      and version.
* Mon Sep 16 2019 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20190914
    + build-fixes for Ada95 configure-script and corresponding test package
* Mon Sep 09 2019 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20190907
    + add --with-ada-libname option and modify Ada95 configuration to
      allow renaming the "AdaCurses" library (prompted by proposed changes
      by Pascal Pignard).
    + modify configure script to distinguish gcc from icc and clang when
      the --enable-warnings option is not used, to avoid unnecessary
      warnings about unrecognized inline options (report by Sven Joachim).
  - Add ncurses patch 20190831
    + build-fixes for configuration using --program-suffix with Ada95,
      noticed with MacOS but applicable to other platforms without
      libpanelw, etc.
* Mon Aug 26 2019 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20190824
    + fix some cppcheck warnings, mostly style, in ncurses test-programs.
* Mon Aug 19 2019 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20190817
    + amend 20181208 changes for wbkgd() and wbkgrnd(), fixing a few
      details where it still differed from SVr4.
    + fix some cppcheck warnings, mostly style, in ncurses test-programs.
* Mon Aug 12 2019 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20190810
    + fix a few more coverity warnings.
  - Add ncurses patch 20190803
    + improve loop limits in _nc_scroll_window() to handle a case where
      the scrolled data is a pad which is taller than the window (patch
      by Rob King).
    + amend the change to screen, because tmux relies upon that entry
      and does not support that feature (Debian #933572) -TD
    + updated ms-terminal entry & notes -TD
    + updated kitty entry & notes -TD
    + updated alacritty+common entry & notes -TD
    + use xterm+sl-twm for consistency -TD
  - Add ncurses patch 20190728
    + fix a few more coverity warnings.
    + more documentation updates based on tctest.
  - Add ncurses patch 20190727
    + fix a few coverity warnings.
    + documentation updates based on tctest.
  - Add ncurses patch 20190720
    + fix a few warnings for gcc 4.x
    + add some portability/historical details to the tic, toe and infocmp
      manual pages.
    + correct fix for broken link from terminfo(5) to tabs(1) manpage
      (report by Sven Joachim).
* Fri Aug 02 2019 Martin Liška <>
  - Use FAT LTO objects in order to provide proper static library.
* Mon Jul 15 2019 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20190713
    + change reset's behavior for margins to simply clear soft-margins if
      possible, rather than clearing and then setting them according to the
      terminal's width (suggested by Thomas Wolff).
    + correct order of one wbkgd versus start_color call in test/padview.c
* Tue Jul 09 2019 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20190706
    + add domterm -TD
    + improve comments for recent changes, add alias xterm.js -TD
* Mon Jul 01 2019 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20190630
    + add --with-tic-path and --with-infocmp-path to work around problems
      building fallback source using pre-6.0 tic/infocmp.
    + add a check in tic for paired indn/rin
    + correct a buffer-limit in write_entry.c for systems that use caseless
    + add ms-terminal -TD
    + add vscode, vscode-direct -TD
    * Adopt patch ncurses-5.9-ibm327x.dif and ncurses-6.1.dif
* Mon Jun 24 2019 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20190623
    + improve the tabs.1 manual page to distinguish the PWB/Unix and 7th
      Edition versions of the tabs utility.
    + add configure check for getenv() to work around implementation shown
      in Emscripten #6766, use that to optionally suppress START_TRACE
      macro, whose call to getenv() may not work properly (report by Ilya
      Ig Petrov).
    + modify initialization functions to avoid relying upon persistent
      data for the result from getenv().
    + update config.guess, config.sub
  - Adopt patch ncurses-6.1.dif
* Mon Jun 17 2019 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20190615
    + expand the portability section of the man/tabs.1 manual page.
    + regenerate HTML manpages.
* Tue Jun 11 2019 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20190609
    + add mintty, mintty-direct (adapted from patch by Thomas Wolff).
      Some of the suggested user-defined capabilities are commented-out,
      to allow builds with ncurses 5.9 and 6.0
    + add Smol/Rmol for tmux, vte-2018 (patch by Nicholas Marriott).
    + add rs1 to konsole, mlterm -TD
    + modify _nc_merge_entry() to make a copy of the data which it merges,
      to avoid modifying the source-data when aligning extended names.
* Mon Jun 03 2019 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20190601
    + modify an internal call to vid_puts to pass extended color pairs
      e.g., from tty_update.c and lib_mvcur.c (report by Niegodziwy Beru).
    + improve manual page description of init_tabs capability and TABSIZE
* Mon May 27 2019 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20190525
    + modify reset_cmd.c to allow for tabstops at intervals other than 8
      (report by Vincent Huisman).
* Mon May 20 2019 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20190518
    + update xterm-new to xterm patch #345 -TD
    + add/use xterm+keypad in xterm-new (report by Alain D D Williams) -TD
    + update terminator entry -TD
    + remove hard-tabs from ti703 (report by Robert Clausecker)
    + mention meml/memu/box1 in user_caps manual page.
    + mention user_caps.5 in tic and infocmp manual pages.
  - Adopt the patches ncurses-5.9-ibm327x.dif and ncurses-6.1.dif
* Wed May 15 2019 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Make pkg-config files .pc consistent
* Mon May 13 2019 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20190511
    + fix a spurious blank line seen with "infocmp -1fx xterm+x11mouse"
    + add checks in repair_subwindows() to keep the current position and
      scroll-margins inside the resized subwindow.
    + add a limit check in newline_forces_scroll() for the case where the
      row is inside scroll-margins, but not at the end (report by Toshio
      Kuratomi, cf: 20170729).
    + corrected a warning message in tic for extended capabilities versus
      number of parameters.
* Fri May 10 2019 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20190504
    + improve workaround for Solaris wcwidth versus line-drawing characters
      (report by Pavel Stehule).
    + add special case in tic to validate RGB string-capability extension.
    + corrected string/parameter-field for RGB in Caps-ncurses.
* Mon Apr 29 2019 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20190427
    + corrected problem in terminfo load/realignment which prevented
      infocmp from comparing extended capabilities with the same name
      but different types.
* Tue Apr 23 2019 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20190420
    + improve ifdef's for TABSIZE variable, to help with AIX/HPUX ports.
  - Add ncurses patch 20190413
    + check for TABSIZE variable in test/configure script.
    + used test/test_arrays.c to improve Caps.aix1 and Caps.hpux11
    + corrected filtering of comments in
    + reduce duplication across Caps* files by moving some parts which do
      not depend on order into Caps-ncurses.
* Mon Apr 08 2019 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20190406
    + modify,, and to handle
      split-up Caps-files.
    + build-fixes if extended-functions are disabled.
* Mon Apr 01 2019 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20190330
    + add "screen5", to mention italics (report by Stefan Assmann)
    + modify description of xterm+x11hilite to eliminate unused p5 -TD
    + add configure script checks to help with a port to Ultrix 3.1
      (report by Dennis Grevenstein).
      + check if "b" binary feature of fopen works
      + check for missing feature of locale.h
      + add fallback for strstr() in test-programs
      + add fallback for STDOUT_FILENO in test-programs
    + update config.guess, config.sub
* Mon Mar 25 2019 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20190323
    + move macro for is_linetouched() inside NCURSES_NOMACROS ifndef.
    + corrected prototypes in several manpages using script to extract
      those in compilable form.
    + use _nc_copy_termtype2() rather than direct assignment in setupterm,
      in case it is called repeatedly using fallback terminfo descriptions
      (report/patch by Werner Fink).
  - Drop patch ncurses-6.1-fallback.dif as now upstream
* Fri Mar 22 2019 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Reintroduce patch ncurses-6.1-fallback.dif to fix boo#1130091
* Tue Mar 19 2019 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20190317
    + regenerate llib-* files.
    + modify tic to also use new function for user-defined capability info.
    + modify _nc_parse_entry() to check if a user-defined capability has
      an unexpected type; ignore it in that case.
    + fix a special case of link-anchors in generated Ada html files.
    + use newer rel=author tag in generated html rather than rev=made,
      which did not become accepted.
* Mon Mar 11 2019 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20190309
    + in-progress changes to add parameter-checking for common user-defined
      capabilities in tic.
    + update MKcodes.awk and MKnames.awk to ignore the new "userdef"
      data in Caps-ncurses (cf: 20190302).
* Mon Feb 25 2019 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20190223
    + fix typo in adds200 -TD
    + add tic check for consistent alternate character set capabilities.
    + improve check in mvcur() to decide whether to use hard-tabs, using
      xt, tbc and hts as clues.
    + replace check in reset command for obsolete "pt" capability using
      tbc and hts capabilities as clues (report by Nicolas Marriott).
* Mon Feb 18 2019 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20190216
    + improve manual page description of TABSIZE.
    + add test/demo_tabs program.
* Wed Feb 13 2019 Jan Engelhardt <>
  - Implement library packaging guideline: split static libraries.
* Mon Feb 11 2019 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Fix configure scripts as well as pkg-config configurations
    that is correct paths in pkg-config and use pkg-config to
    configure the configure scripts as well
  - Add ncurses patch 20190209
    + add check in tic to provide warnings for mismatched number of
      parameters in the documented user-capability extensions.
* Wed Feb 06 2019 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20190202
    + modify rpm test-package ".spec" file to work around naming conflict
      with Redhat's package for ncurses6.
    + modify no-leaks code in test/picsmap to avoid non-standard tdestroy.
    + amend change to configure script which altered the top-level makefile
      to avoid attempting to install the terminfo database when it was not
      configured, to allow for installing the ".pc" files which are also
      in the misc directory (report by Steve Wills).
  - Add ncurses patch 20190126
    + change some "%define" statements in test-packages for RPMs to
      "%global" to work around changes in rpm 4.14 from recent Redhat.
    + fixes for O_INPUT_FIELD extension (patch by Leon Winter).
    + eliminate fixed buffer-size when reading $TERMCAP variable.
    + correct logic in read_entry.c which prevented $TERMCAP variable from
      being interpreted as a fallback to terminfo entry (prompted by
      Savannah #54556, cf: 20110924).
  - Add ncurses patch 20190121
    + add a check in test/configure to work around non-ncurses termcap.h
      file in Slackware.
    + corrected flag for "seq" method of db 1.8.5 interface, needed by toe
      on some of the BSDs.
    + updated "string-hacks" feature.
    + minor improvements to manpage typography.
    + corrected conditionally-compiled limit on color pairs (report by
    + add -x option to test/pair_content, test/color_content for testing
      init_extended_pair, extended_pair_content, init_extended_color,
    + add -p option to test/pair_content, test/color_content to show the
      return values from the tested functions.
    + improve manual page curs_color.3x discussion of error returns and
    + add O_INPUT_FIELD extension to form library (patch by Leon Winter).
    + override/suppress --enable-db-install if --disable-database configure
      option was given.
    + change a too-large terminal entry in tic from a fatal error to a
      warning (prompted by discussion with Gabriele Balducci).
* Mon Jan 14 2019 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20190112
    + fix typo in term(5), improve explanation of format (report by Otto
    + add nsterm-direct -TD
    + use SGR 1006 mouse for konsole-base -TD
    + use SGR 1006 mouse for putty -TD
    + add ti703/ti707, ti703-w/ti707-w (Robert Clausecker)
* Mon Jan 07 2019 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20190105
    + add dummy "check" rule in top-level and test-Makefile to simply
      building test-packages for Arch.
    + modify configure script to avoid conflict with a non-POSIX feature
      that enables all parts of the system headers by default.  Some
      packagers have come to rely upon this behavior (FreeBSD #234049).
    + update config.guess, config.sub
* Wed Jan 02 2019 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20181229
    + improve man/curs_mouse.3x with regard to xterm
    + modify tracemunch to accept filename parameters in addition to use
      as a pipe/filter.
    + minor optimization to reduce calls to _nc_reserve_pairs (prompted by
      discussion with Bryan Christ).
    + add test/pair_content.c and test/color_content.c
    + modify infocmp to omit filtering of "OTxx" names which are used for
      obsolete capabilities, when the output is sorted by long-names.
      Doing this helps when making a table of the short/long capability
* Mon Dec 17 2018 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20181215
    + several fixes for gcc8 strict compiler warnings.
    + fix a typo in comments (Aaron Gyes).
    + add nsterm-build309 to replace nsterm-256color, assigning the latter
      as an alias of nsterm, to make mouse work with nsterm-256color -TD
    + base gnome-256color entry on "gnome", not "vte", for consistency -TD
    + updates for configure macros from work on tin and xterm:
      + CF_GNU_SOURCE, allow for Cygwin's newlib when checking for the
      _DEFAULT_SOURCE symbol.
      + CF_VA_COPY, add fallback check if neither va_copy/__va_copy is
      supported, to try copying the pointers for va_list, or as an array.
      Also add another fallback check, for __builtin_va_copy(), which
      could be used with AIX xlc in c89 mode.
* Mon Dec 10 2018 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20181208
    + modify wbkgd() and wbkgrnd() to improve compatibility with SVr4
      curses, changing the way the window rendition is updated when the
      background character is modified (report by Valery Ushakov).
* Mon Dec 03 2018 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20181201
    + add midnightbsd to CF_XOPEN_SOURCE macro (patch by Urs Jansen).
    + add "@" command to test/ncurses F-test, to allow rapid jump to
      different character pages.
    + update config.guess, config.sub from
* Mon Nov 26 2018 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20181125
    + build-fix (reports by Chih-Hsuan Yen, Sven Joachim).
  - Add ncurses patch 20181124
    + check --with-fallbacks option to ensure there is a value, and add
      the fallback information to top-level Makefile summary.
    + add some traces in initialization to show whether a fallback entry is
    + build-fix for test/movewindow with ncurses-examples on Solaris.
    + add "-l" option to test/background, to dump screen contents in a form
      that lets different curses implementations be compared.
    + modify the initialization checks for mouse so that the xterm+sm+1006
      block will work with terminal descriptions not mentioning xterm
      (report by Tomas Janousek).
* Wed Nov 21 2018 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Remove screen.xterm from terminfo data base (boo#1103320) as with
    this screen uses fallback TERM=screen
* Mon Nov 19 2018 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20181117
    + ignore the hex/b64 $TERMINFO in toe's listing.
    + correct a status-check in _nc_read_tic_entry() so that if reading
      a hex/b64 $TERMINFO, and the $TERM does not match, fall-through to
      the compiled-in search list.
* Mon Nov 12 2018 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - For screen.xterm remove also `rep' feature (repeat char) this
    might help on boo#1103320
* Mon Nov 12 2018 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20181110
    + several workarounds to ensure proper C compiler used in parts of
      Ada95 tree.
    + update config.guess, config.sub from
* Mon Oct 29 2018 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add Add ncurses patch 20181027
    + add OpenGL clients alacritty and kitty -TD
    + add Smulx for tmux, vte-2018 -Nicholas Marriott
* Mon Oct 22 2018 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20181020
    + ignore $TERMINFO as a default value in configure script if it came
      from the infocmp -Q option.
    + allow value for --with-versioned-syms to be a relative pathname
    + add a couple of broken-linker symbols to the list of versioned
      symbols to help with link-time optimization versus weak symbols.
    + apply shift/control/alt logic when decoding xterm's 1006 mode to
      wheel-mouse events (Redhat #1610681).
* Mon Oct 15 2018 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 20181013
    + amend change from 20180818, which undid a fix for the $INSTALL value
      to make it an absolute path.
* Wed Oct 10 2018
  - Use -rpath-link when building the test suite to use the just built
* Mon Oct 08 2018 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 6.1-20181006
    + improve a configure check to work with newer optimizers (report by
      Denis Pronin, Gentoo #606142).
    + fix typo in tput.c (Sven Joachim, cf: 20180825).
* Mon Oct 01 2018 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 6.1-20180929
    + fix typo in tvi955 -TD
    + corrected acsc for regent60 -TD
    + add alias n7900 -TD
    + corrected acsc for tvi950 -TD
    + remove bogus kf0 from tvi950 -TD
    + added function-key definitions to agree with Televideo 950 manual -TD
    + add bel to tvi950 -TD
    + add shifted function-keys to regent60 -TD
    + renumber regent40 function-keys to match manual -TD
    + add cd (clr_eos) to adds200 -TD
* Mon Sep 24 2018 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 6.1-20180923
    + build-fix: remove a _tracef call which was used for debugging (report
      by Chris Clayton).
  - Add ncurses patch 6.1-20180922
    + ignore interrupted system-call in test/ncurses's command-line, e.g.,
      if the terminal were resized.
    + add shift/control/alt logic for decoding xterm's 1006 mode (Redhat
      [#1610681], cf: 20141011).
    + modify rpm test-packages to not use --disable-relink with Redhat,
      since Fedora 28's tools do not work with that feature.
* Mon Sep 10 2018 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 6.1-20180908
    + document --with-pcre2 configure option in INSTALL.
    + improve workaround for special case in PutAttrChar() where a cell is
      marked as alternate-character set, to handle a case where the
      character in the cell does not correspond to any of the ASCII
      fallbacks (report by Leon Winter, cf: 20180505).
    + amend change to form library which attempted to avoid unnecessary
      update of cursor position in non-public fields, to simply disable
      output in this case (patch by Leon Winter, cf: 20180414).
    + improve check for LINE_MAX runtime limit, to accommodate broken
      implementations of sysconf().
* Mon Sep 03 2018 Dr. Werner Fink <>
  - Add ncurses patch 6.1-20180901
    + improve manual page for wgetnstr, giving background for the length
    + define a limit for wgetnstr, wgetn_wstr when length is negative or
      "too large".
    + update configure script to autoconf 2.52.20180819 (Debian #887390).
* Mon Aug 27 2018
  - Add ncurses patch 6.1-20180825
    + add a section to tput manual page clarifying how it determines the
      terminal size (prompted by discussion with Grant Jenks).
    + add "--disable-relink" to rpm test-packages, for consistency with the
      deb test-packages.
    + split spec-file into ncurses6.spec and ncursest6.spec to work around
      toolset breakage in Fedora 28.
    + drop mention of "--disable-touching", which was not in the final
      20180818 updates.
  - Add ncurses patch 6.1-20180818
    + build-fix for PDCurses with ncurses-examples.
    + improved CF_CC_ENV_FLAGS.
    + modify configure scripts to reduce relinking/ranlib during library
      install (Debian #903790):
      + use "install -p" when available, to avoid need for ranlib of
      static libraries.
      + modify scripts which use "--disable-relink" to add a 1-second
      sleep to work around tools which use whole-second timestamps, e.g.,
      in utime() rather than the actual file system resolution.
    + add "--disable-touching" option for using "install -p" option during
      the install, e.g., so that header-files have a predictable timestamp.
* Thu Aug 09 2018
  - Fix typo screeen -> screen bsc#1104264
* Mon Aug 06 2018
  - Add ncurses patch 6.1-20180804
    + improve logic for clear with E3 extension, in case the terminal
      scrolls content onto its saved-lines before actually clearing
      the display, by clearing the saved-lines after clearing the
      display (report/patch by Nicholas Marriott).
* Mon Jul 30 2018
  - Add ncurses patch 6.1-20180728
    + improve documentation regarding feature-test macros in curses.h
    + improve documentation regarding the virtual and physical screens.
    + formatting fixes for manpages, regenerate man-html documentation.
* Sun Jul 22 2018
  - Add ncurses patch 6.1-20180721
    + build-fixes for gcc8.
    + corrected acsc for wy50 -TD
    + add wy50 and wy60 shifted function-keys as kF1 to kF16 -TD
    + remove ansi+rep mis-added to interix in 2018-02-23 -TD
* Fri Jul 20 2018
  - Add ncurses patch 6.1-20180714
    + add enum, regex examples to test/demo_forms
    + add configure check for pcre-posix library to help with MinGW port.
* Mon Jul 09 2018
  - Add ncurses patch 6.1-20180707
    + build-fixes for gcc8.
    + correct order of WINDOW._ttytype versus WINDOW._windowlist in
    + fix a case where tiparm could return null if the format-string was
      empty (Debian #902630).
* Tue Jul 03 2018
  - Add ncurses patch 6.1-20180630
    + add acsc string to vi200 (Nibby Nebbulous)
      add right/down-arrow to vi200's acsc -TD
    + add "x" to tput's getopt string so that "tput -x clear" works
      (Nicholas Marriott).
    + minor fixes prompted by anonymous report on stack overflow:
      + correct order of checks in _nc_get_locale(), for systems lacking
      locale support.
      + add "#error" in a few places to flag unsupported configurations
* Mon Jun 25 2018
  - Add ncurses patch 6.1-20180623
    + use _WIN32/_WIN64 in preference to __MINGW32__/__MINGW64__ symbols
      to simplify building with MSVC, since the former are defined in both
      compiler configurations (report by Ali Abdulkadir).
    + further improvements to configure-checks from work on dialog, i.e.,
    + update config.guess, config.sub from
* Mon Jun 18 2018
  - Add ncurses patch 6.1-20180616
    + build-fix for ncurses-examples related to gcc8-fixes (cf: 20180526).
    + reduce use of _GNU_SOURCE for current glibc where _DEFAULT_SOURCE
      combines with _XOPEN_SOURCE (Debian #900987).
    + change target configure level for _XOPEN_SOURCE to 600 to address
      use of vsscanf and setenv.
    + improved configure-checks CF_SIZECHANGE and CF_STRUCT_TERMIOS from
      work on dialog.
* Tue Jun 12 2018
  - Add ncurses patch 6.1-20180609
    + modify generated ncurses*config and ncurses.pc, ncursesw.pc, etc.,
      to list helper libraries such as gpm for static linking (Debian
    + marked vwprintw and vwscanw as deprecated; recommend using vw_printw
      and vw_scanw, respectively.
* Mon Jun 04 2018
  - Add ncurses patch 6.1-20180602
    + add RPM test-package "ncursest-examples".
    + modified RPM test-package to work with Mageia6.
* Mon May 28 2018
  - Add ncurses patch 6.1-20180526
    + add note in curs_util.3x about unctrl.h
    + review/improve header files to ensure that those include necessary
      files except for the previously-documented cases (report by Isaac
      Pascual Monells).
    + improved test-package scripts, adapted from byacc 1.9 20180525.
    + fix some gcc8 warnings seen in Redhat package build, but
      work around bug in gcc8 compiler warnings in comp_parse.c
  - Add ncurses patch 6.1-20180519
    + formatting fixes for manpages, regenerate man-html documentation.
    + trim spurious whitespace from tmux in 2018-02-24 changes;
      fix some inconsistencies in/between tmux- and iterm2-entries for SGR
      (report by C Anthony Risinger)
    + improve iterm2 using some xterm features which it has adapted -TD
    + add check in pair_content() to handle the case where caller asks
      for an uninitialized pair (Debian #898658).
* Mon May 14 2018
  - Add ncurses patch 6.1-20180512
    + remove trailing ';' from GCC_DEPRECATED definition.
    + repair a change from 20110730 which left an error-check/warning dead.
    + fix several minor Coverity warnings.
* Mon May 07 2018
  - Add ncurses patch 6.1-20180505
    + add deprecation warnings for internal functions called by older
      versions of tack.
    + fix a special case in PutAttrChar() where a cell is marked as
      alternate-character set, but the terminal does not actually support
      the given graphic character.  This would happen in an older terminal
      such as vt52, which lacks most line-drawing capability.
    + use configure --with-config-suffix option to work around filename
      conflict with Debian packages versus test-packages.
    + update tracemunch to work with perl 5.26.2, which changed the rules
      for escaping regular expressions.
* Wed May 02 2018
  - Add ncurses patch 6.1-20180428
    + document new form-extension O_EDGE_INSERT_STAY (report by Leon
    + correct error-returns listed in manual pages for a few form functions
      (report by Leon Winter).
    + add a check in form-library for null-pointer dereference:
      unfocus_current_field (form);
      form_driver (form, REQ_VALIDATION);
      (patch by Leon Winter).
* Sun Apr 15 2018
  - Add ncurses patch 6.1-20180414
    + modify form library to optionally delay cursor movement on a field
      edge/boundary (patch by Leon Winter).
    + modify form library to avoid unnecessary update of cursor position in
      non-public fields (patch by Leon Winter).
    + remove unused _nc_import_termtype2() function.
    + also add/improve null-pointer checks in other places
    + add a null-pointer check in _nc_parse_entry to handle an error when
      a use-name is invalid syntax (report by Chung-Yi Lin).
* Mon Apr 09 2018
  - Add ncurses patch 6.1-20180407
    + clarify in manual pages that vwprintw and vwscanw are obsolete,
      not part of X/Open Curses since 2007.
    + use "const" in some prototypes rather than NCURSES_CONST where X/Open
      Curses was updated to do this, e.g., wscanw, newterm, the terminfo
      interface.  Also use "const" for consistency in the termcap
      interface, which was withdrawn by X/Open Curses in Issue 5 (2007).
      As of Issue 7, X/Open Curses still lacks "const" for certain return
      values, e.g., keyname().
* Wed Apr 04 2018
  - Add version requirement for packages terminfo and terminfo-base
    to avoid trouble with old ncurses tools and libraries
* Tue Apr 03 2018
  - Add ncurses patch 6.1-20180331
    + improve terminfo write/read by modifying the fourth item of the
      extended header to denote the number of valid strings in the extended
      string table (prompted by a comment in unibilium's sources).
* Thu Mar 29 2018
  - Add ncurses patch 6.1-20180324
    + amend Scaled256() macro in test/picsmap.c to cover the full range
      0..1000 (report by Roger Pau Monne).
    + add some checks in tracemunch for undefined variables.
* Wed Mar 21 2018
  - Change baselibs.conf to avoid mixed version requirements (bsc#1082744)
* Mon Mar 19 2018
  - Add ncurses patch 6.1-20180317
    + fix a check in infotocap which may not have detected a problem when
      it should have.
    + add a check in tic for the case where setf/setb are given using
      different strings, but provide identical results to setaf/setab.
    + further improve fix for terminfo.5 (patch by Kir Kolyshkin).
    + reorder loop-limit checks in winsnstr() in case the string has no
      terminating null and only the number of characters is used (patch
      by Gyorgy Jeney).
* Thu Mar 08 2018
  - Avoid opaque libraries for Leap 15 and SLES 15
  - No tests on Leap 15 and SLES 15
* Mon Mar 05 2018
  - Add ncurses patch 6.1-20180303
    + modify TurnOn/TurnOff macros in lib_vidattr.c and lib_vid_attr.c to
      avoid expansion of "CUR" in trace.
    + improve a few lintian warnings in test-packages.
    + modify lib_setup to avoid calling pthread_self() without first
      verifying that the address is valid, i.e., for weak symbols
      (report/patch by Werner Fink).
    + modify generated terminfo.5 to not use "expand" and related width
      on the last column of tables, making layout on wide terminals look
      better (adapted from patch by Kir Kolyshkin).
    + add a category to report_offsets, e.g., "w" for wide-character, "t"
      for threads to make the report more readable.  Reorganized the
      structures reported to make the categories more apparent.
    + simplify some ifdef's for extended-colors.
    + add NCURSES_GLOBALS and NCURSES_PRESCREEN to report_offsets, to show
      how similar the different tinfo configurations are.
  - Remove patch ncurses-6.1-weakpthreads.dif now upstream (bsc#1082772)
  - Make expect build check less fragile on timing
* Fri Mar 02 2018
  - Switch back to shared libtinfo only but provide an auxiliary shared
    library libtinfow to avoid a rebuild of third party programs (bsc#1082772)
    + Add sanity check if new 32bit API is included in libtinfo
* Thu Mar 01 2018
  - Add patch ncurses-6.1-weakpthreads.dif
    + Be aware that libtinfo/libtinfw is also used without libpthread
  - Use expect to run at least two test for normal and wide character
    version of newdemo from test suite
* Mon Feb 26 2018
  - Add ncurses patch 6.1-20180224
    + modify _nc_resolve_uses2() to detect incompatible types when merging
      a "use=" clause of extended capabilities.  The problem was seen in a
      defective terminfo integrated from simpleterm sources in 20171111,
      compounded by repair in 20180121.
    + correct Ss/Ms interchange in st-0.7 entry (tmux #1264) -TD
    + fix remaining flash capabilities with trailing mandatory delays -TD
    + correct cut/paste in NEWS (report by Sven Joachim).
* Mon Feb 19 2018
  - Add ncurses patch 6.1-20180217
    + remove incorrect free() from 20170617 changes (report by David Macek).
    + correct type for "U8" in user_caps.5; it is a number not boolean.
    + add a null-pointer check in safe_sprintf.c (report by Steven Noonan).
    + improve fix for Debian #882620 by reusing limit2 variable (report
      Julien Cristau, Sven Joachim).
* Thu Feb 15 2018
  - Add ncurses patch 6.1-20180210
    + modify misc/ to install/uninstall explicit list in case
      the build-directory happens to have no ".pc" files when an uninstall
      is performed (report by Jeffrey Walton).
    + deprecate safe-sprintf, since the vsnprintf function, which does what
      was needed, was standardized long ago.
    + add several development/experimental options to development packages.
    + minor reordering of options in configure script to make the threaded
      and reentrant options distinct from the other extensions which are
      normally enabled.
  - Make reentrant libs opaque
* Mon Feb 05 2018
  - Add ncurses patch 6.1-20180203
    + minor fixes to test/*.h to make them idempotent.
    + add/use test/parse_rgb.h to show how the "RGB" capability works.
    + add a clarification in user_caps.5 regarding "RGB" capability.
    + add extended_slk_color{,_sp} symbols to the appropriate
      package/*.{map,sym} files (report by Sven Joachim, cf: 20170401).
* Tue Jan 30 2018
  - Add ncurses patch 6.1-20180129
    + update "VERSION" file, used in shared-library naming.
* Tue Jan 30 2018
  - Correct include path for wide chraracter header files for ABI 6.1
* Mon Jan 29 2018
  - Update to ncurses 6.1 (patch 20180127)
    + updated release notes
    + amend a warning message from tic which should have flagged misuse
      of "XT" capability in "screen" terminal description.
    > terminfo changes:
    + trim "XT" from screen entry, add comments to explain why it was
      not suitable -TD
    + modify iterm to use xterm+sl-twm building block -TD
    + mark konsole-420pc, konsole-vt100, konsole-xf3x obsolete reflecting
      konsole's removal in 2008 -TD
    + expanded the history section of konsole to explain its flawed
      imitation of xterm's keyboard -TD
    + use xterm+x11mouse in screen.* entries because screen does not yet
      support xterm's 1006 mode -TD
    + add nsterm-build400 for macOS 10.13 -TD
    + add ansi+idc1, use that in ansi+idc adding dch for consistency -TD
    + update vte to vte-2017 -TD
    + add ecma+strikeout to vte-2017 -TD
    + add iterm2-direct -TD
    + updated teraterm, added teraterm-256color -TD
    + add mlterm-direct -TD
    + add descriptions for ANSI building-blocks -TD
  - Modify patch ncurses-5.9-ibm327x.dif
  - Rename patch ncurses-6.0.dif to new name ncurses-6.1.dif
  - Modify patch ncurses-6.1.dif
* Mon Jan 22 2018
  - Add ncurses patch 20180121 pre-release 6.1
    > terminfo changes:
    + add xterm+noalt, xterm+titlestack, xterm+alt1049, xterm+alt+title
      blocks from xterm #331 -TD
    + add xterm+direct, xterm+indirect, xterm-direct entries from xterm
      [#331] -TD
    + modify xterm+256color and xterm+256setaf to use correct number of
      color pairs, for ncurses 6.1 -TD
    + add rs1 capability to xterm-256color -TD
    + modify xterm-r5, xterm-r6 and xterm-xf86-v32 to use xterm+kbs to
      match xterm #272, reflecting packager's changes -TD
    + remove "boolean" Se, Ss from st-0.7 -TD
    + add konsole-direct and st-direct -TD
    + remove unsupported "Tc" capability from st-0.7; use st-direct if
      direct-colors are wanted -TD
    + add vte-direct -TD
    + add XT, hpa, indn, and vpa to screen, and invis, E3 to tmux (patch by
      Pierre Carru)
    + use xterm+sm+1006 in xterm-new, vte-2014 -TD
    + use xterm+x11mouse in iterm, iterm2, mlterm3 because xterm's 1006
      mode does not work with those programs.  konsole is debatable -TD
    + add "termite" entry (report by Markus Pfeiffer) -TD
    > merge branch begun April 2, 2017 which provides these features:
    + support read/write new binary-format for terminfo which stores
      numeric capabilities as a signed 32-bit integer.  The test programs
      such as picsmap, ncurses were created or updated during 2017 to use
      this feature.
    + the new format is written by the wide-character configuration of
      tic when it finds a numeric capability larger than 32767.
    + other applications such as infocmp built with the wide-character
      ncurses library work as expected.
    + applications built with the "narrow" (8-bit) configuration will
      read the new format, but will limit those extended values to 32767.
    + in either wide/narrow configuration, the structure defined in
      term.h still uses signed 16-bit values.
    + because it is incompatible with the legacy (mid-1980s) binary format,
      a new magic value is provided for the "file" program.
    + the term.5 manual page is updated to describe this new format.
    + the limit on file-size for compiled terminfo is increased in the
      wide-character configuration to 32768.
  - Add ncurses patch 20180120
    + build-fix in picsmap.c for stdint.h existence.
    + add --disable-stripping option to configure scripts.
    + modify ncurses-examples to install test-scripts in the data directory.
    + work around tool-breakage in Debian 9 and later by invoking
      gprconfig to specify the C compiler to be used by gnatmake,
      and conditionally suppressing Library_Options line for static
    + bump the compat level for test-packages to 7, i.e., Debian 5.
  - Add tack patch 1.08-20170818
* Tue Jan 09 2018
  - Add ncurses patch 20180106
    + fixes for writing extended color pairs in putwin.
    + modify test/savescreen.c to add test patterns that exercise 88-,
      256-, etc., colors.
    + modify configure option --with-build-cc, adding clang, c89 and c99
      as possible default values.
    + modify ncurses-examples configure script to use pkg-config for the
      extra form/menu/panel libraries, to be more consistent with the
      handling of the curses/ncurses library.
    + modify test-packages for mingw to supply "pc" files.
    + modify to list -lpthread as a private library when
      configured to access it via weak symbols.
    + simplify, adding -ltinfo without the special linker
      checks because some versions of the linker simply hard-code the
    + update URLs for ncurses website to use https.
    + modify CF_CURSES_LIBS to fill in $cf_nculib_root in case the
      ncurses-examples are built with a system ncurses that lacks the
      standard "curses" symbolic link, as done by SuSE.  The symbol is
      needed to make a followup check for the pthread library work, and
      would be set properly using the options "--with-screen", etc.
    + generate misc/*.pc with "all" rule, as done for "sources" rule
      (report by Jeffrey Walton).
* Mon Jan 08 2018
  - Add ncurses patch 20171230
    + build-fix for ncurses-examples with Fedora27, adding check for
      reset_color_pairs() -- not yet in Fedora's package.
    + consistently add $CFLAGS to $MK_SHARED_LIB symbol in configure
      script when the latter happens to use the C compiler rather than
      directly using the loader (report by Jeffrey Walton).
    + set ABI for upcoming 6.1 release in "*.map" files.  While there are
      some remaining internals to apply, no ABI-related changes are
    + add configure --with-config-suffix option to work around filename
      conflict with Redhat packages versus test-packages.
  - Add ncurses patch 20171223
    + modify ncurses-examples to quiet const-warnings when building with
    + modify toe to not exit if unable to read a terminal description,
      e.g., if there is a permission problem.
    + minor fix for progs/toe.c, using _nc_free_termtype2.
    + assign 0 to pointer in _nc_tgetent_leak() after freeing it. Also
      avoid reusing pointer from previous successful call to tgetent
      if the latest call is unsuccessful (patch by Michael Schroeder,
      OpenSuSE #1070450).
    + minor fix for test/tracemunch, initialize $awaiting variable.
* Fri Dec 22 2017
  - Disable memory leak checking (boo#1070450)
* Mon Dec 18 2017
  - Add ncurses patch 20171216
    + repair template in test/package/ncurses-examples.spec (cf: 20171111).
    + improve tic's warning about the number of parameters tparm might use
      for u1-u9 by making a special case for u6.
    + improve curs_attr.3x discussion of color pairs.
* Mon Dec 11 2017
  - Add ncurses patch 20171209
    + modify misc/ to make output with --includedir
      consistent with --cflags, i.e., when --disable-overwrite option was
      configured the output should show the subdirectory where headers
    + modify to suppress macros when calling an "implemented"
      function in link_test.c
    + updated ftp-url used in test-packages, etc.
    + modify order of -pie/-shared options in configure script in case
      LDFLAGS uses "-pie", working around a defect or limitation in the GNU
      linker (prompted by patch by Yogesh Prasad, forwarded by Jay Shah).
    + add entry in man_db.renames for user_caps.5
* Mon Nov 27 2017
  - Add ncurses patch 20171125
    + modify to avoid tracing result from getstr/getnstr
      before initialized.
    + add "-a" aspect-ratio option to picsmap.
    + add configure check for default path of rgb.txt, used in picsmap.
    + modify _nc_write_entry() to truncate too-long filename (report by
      Hosein Askari, Debian #882620).
    + build-fix for ncurses-examples with NetBSD curses:
      + it lacks the use_env() function.
      + it lacks libpanel; a recent change used the wrong ifdef symbol.
    + add a macro for is_linetouched() and adjust the function's return
      value to make it possible for most applications to check for an
      error-return (report by Midolikawa H).
    + additional manpage cleanup.
    + update config.guess, config.sub from
* Mon Nov 20 2017
  - Add ncurses patch 20171118
    + add a note to curs_addch.3x on portability.
    + add a note to curs_pad.3x on the origin and portability of pads.
    + improve manpage description of getattrs (report by Midolikawa H).
    + improve manpage macros (prompted by discussion in Debian #880551.
    + reviewed test-programs using KEY_RESIZE, made fixes to test/worm.c
    + add a "-d" option to picsmap for default-colors.
    + modify old terminology entry and a few other terminal emulators to
      account for xon -TD
    + correct sgr string for tmux, which used screen's "standout" code
      rather than the standard code (patch by Roman Kagan)
    + correct sgr/sgr0 strings in a few other cases reported by tic, making
      those correspond to the non-sgr settings where they differ, but
      otherwise use ECMA-48 consistently:
      jaixterm, aixterm, att5420_2, att4424, att500, decansi, d410-7b,
      dm80, hpterm, emu-220, hp2,, mterm-ansi, ncrvt100an,
      st-0.7, vi603, vwmterm -TD
    + build-fix for diagnostics warning in lib_mouse.c for pre-5.0 versions
      of gcc which did not recognize the diagnostic "push" pragma (patch by
      Vassili Courzakis).
* Mon Nov 13 2017
  - Add ncurses patch 20171111
    + add "op" to xterm+256setaf -TD
    + reviewed terminology 1.0.0 -TD
    + reviewed st 0.7 -TD
    + suppress debug-package for ncurses-examples rpm build.
* Mon Nov 06 2017
  - Add ncurses patch 20171104
    + check for interrupt in color-pair initialization of dots_curses.c,
    + add z/Z zoom feature to test/ncurses.c C/c screens.
    + add '<' and '>' commands to test/ncurses.c S/s screens, to better
      test off-by-ones in the overlap/copywin functions.
* Sun Oct 29 2017
  - Add ncurses patch 20171028
    + improve man/curs_inwstr.3x, correct end-logic for lib_inwstr.c
      (report by Midolikawa H).
    + fix typo in a few places for "improvements" (patch by Sven Joachim).
    + clear the other half of a double-width character on which a line
      drawing character is drawn.
    + make test/ncurses.c "s" test easier to understand which subtests are
      available; add a "S" wide-character overlap test-screen.
    + modify test/ncurses.c C/c tests to allow for extended color pairs.
    + add endwin() call in error-returns from test/ncurses.c omitted in
      recent redesign of its menu (cf: 20170923).
    + improve install of hashed-db by removing the ".db" file as done for
      directory-tree terminal databases.
    + repair a few overlooked items in include/ncurses_defs from recent
      port/refactoring of test-programs (cf: 20170909).
    + add test/padview.c, to compare pads with direct updates in view.c
* Sun Oct 22 2017
  - Add ncurses patch 20171021
    + modify test/view.c to expand tabs using the ncurses library rather
      than in the test-program.
    + remove very old SIGWINCH example in test/view.c, just use KEY_RESIZE.
    + add -T, -e, -f -m options to "dots" test-programs.
    + fix a few typos in usage-messages for test-programs.
* Mon Oct 16 2017
  - Add ncurses patch 20171014
    + minor cleanup to test/view.c:
      + eliminate "-n" option by simply reading the whole file.
      + implement page up/down commands.
    + add check in tput for init/reset operands to ensure those use a
    + improve manual pages which discuss chtype, cchar_t types and the
      attribute values which can be stored in those types.
    + correct array-index when parsing "-T" command-line option in tabs
    + modify demo_new_pair.c to pass extended pairs to setcchar().
    + add test/dots_xcurses.c to illustrate a different approach used for
      extended colors which can be contrasted with dots_curses.c.
    + add a check in tic to note when a description uses non-mandatory
      delays without xon_xoff.  This is not an error, but some descriptions
      for a terminal emulator may use the combination incorrectly.
* Mon Oct 09 2017
  - Add ncurses patch 20171007
    + modify "-T" option of clear and tput to call use_tioctl() to obtain
      the operating system's notion of the screensize if possible.
    + review/repair some exit-codes for tput, making usage-message exit
      with 2 rather than 1, and a failure to open terminal 4+errno.
    + amend check in tput, tabs and clear to allow those to use the
      database-only features in cron if a -T option gives a suitable
      terminal name (report by Lauri Tirkkonen).
    + correct an ifdef in test/ncurses.c for systems with soft-keys but
      not slk_color().
    + regenerate man-html documentation.
* Wed Oct 04 2017
  - Add ncurses patch 20170930
    + fix a symbol conflict that made ncurses.c C/c menu not work with
      Solaris xpg4 curses.
    + add refresh() call to dots_mvcur.c, needed to use mvcur() with
      Solaris xpg4 curses after calling newterm().
    + minor fixes for configure script from work on ncurses-examples and
    + improve animation in test/xmas.c by adding a time-delay in blinkit().
    + modify several test programs to reflect that ncurses honors existing
      signal handlers in initscr(), while other implementations do not.
    + modify bs.c to make it easier to quit.
    + change ncurses-examples to use attr_t vs chtype to follow X/Open
      documentation more closely since Solaris xpg4-curses uses different
      values for WA_xxx vs A_xxx that rely on attr_t being an unsigned
      short.  Tru64 aka OSF1, HPUX, AIX did as ncurses does, equating the
      two sets.
* Mon Sep 25 2017
  - Add ncurses patch 20170923
    + modify menu for test/ncurses.c to fit on 24-line screen.
    + build-fix for configure --with-caps=uwin
    + add options to test_arrays.c, for selecting termcap vs terminfo, etc.
* Mon Sep 18 2017
  - Add ncurses patch 20170916
    + minor fix to test/filter.c to avoid clearing the command in one case.
    + modify filter() to discard clr_eos if back_color_erase is set.
* Mon Sep 18 2017
  - Do not remove ticw.pc as well as tinfow.pc for wide character
    ncurses ABI 6 (boo#1056171)
* Mon Sep 11 2017
  - Add ncurses patch 20170827
    + fix a bug in repeat_char logic (cf: 20170729, report by Chris Clayton).
  - Add ncurses patch 20170902
    + amend change for endwin-state for better consistency with the older
      logic (report/patch by Jeb Rosen, cf: 20170722).
    + modify check in fmt_entry() to handle a cancelled reset string
      (Debian #873746).  Make similar fixes in other parts of dump_entry.c
      and tput.c
  - Add ncurses patch 20170909
    + improve wide-character implementation of myADDNSTR() in frm_driver.c,
      which was inconsistent with the normal implementation.
    + save/restore cursor position in Undo_Justification(), matching
      behavior of Buffer_To_Window() (report by Leon Winter).
    + modify test/knight to provide the "slow" solution for small screens
      using "R", noting that Warnsdorf's method is easily done with "a".
    + modify several test-programs which call use_default_colors() to
      consistently do this only if "-d" option is given.
    + additional changes to test with non-standard variants of curses:
      + modify a loop limit in firework.c to work around absense of limit
      checks in some libraries.
      + fill the last row of a window with "?" in firstlast if waddch does
      not return ERR on the lower-right corner.
    + add checks in test/configure for some functions not in 4.3BSD curses.
    + fix a regression in test/configure (cf: 20170826).
  - Split off terminfo-iterm to avoid conflict with package libiterm1
* Sun Aug 27 2017
  - Add ncurses patch 20170826
    + fixes for "iterm2" (report by Leonardo Brondani Schenkel) -TD
    + corrected a warning from tic about keys which are the same, to skip
      over missing/cancelled values.
    + add check in tic for unnecessary use of "2" to denote a shifted
      special key.
    + improve checks in trim_sgr0, comp_parse.c and parse_entry.c, for
      cancelled string capabilities.
    + add check in _nc_parse_entry() for invalid entry name, setting the
      name to "invalid" to avoid problems storing entries.
    + add/improve checks in tic's parser to address invalid input
      + add a check in comp_scan.c to handle the special case where a
      nontext file ending with a NUL rather than newline is given to tic
      as input (Redhat #1484274).
      + allow for cancelled capabilities in _nc_save_str (Redhat #1484276).
      + add validity checks for "use=" target in _nc_parse_entry (Redhat
      + check for invalid strings in postprocess_termcap (Redhat #1484285)
      + reset secondary pointers on EOF in next_char() (Redhat #1484287).
      + guard _nc_safe_strcpy() and _nc_safe_strcat() against calls using
      cancelled strings (Redhat #1484291).
    + correct typo in curs_memleaks.3x (Sven Joachim).
    + improve test/configure checks for some curses variants not based on
      X/Open Curses.
    + add options for test/configure to disable checks for form, menu and
      panel libraries.
* Mon Aug 21 2017
  - Add ncurses patch 20170819
    + update "iterm" entry -TD
    + add "iterm2" entry (report by Leonardo Brondani Schenkel) -TD
    + regenerate llib-* files.
    + regenerate HTML manpages.
    + improve picsmap test-program:
      + reduce memory used for tsearch
      + add report in log file showing cumulative color coverage.
    + add -x option to clear/tput to make the E3 extension optional
      (cf: 20130622).
    + add options -T and -V to clear command for compatibility with tput.
    + add usage message to clear command (Debian #371855).
    + improve usage messages for tset and tput.
    + minor fixes to "RDGB" extension and reset_color_pairs().
* Mon Aug 14 2017
  - Add ncurses patch 20170812
    + improve description of -R option in infocmp manual page (report by
      Stephane Chazelas).
    + add reset_color_pairs() function.
    + add user_caps.5 manual page to document the terminfo extensions used
      by ncurses.
    + improve build scripts, using SIGQUIT vs SIGTRAP; add other configure
      script fixes from work on xterm, lynx and tack.
    + modify install-rule for ncurses-examples to put the data files in
    + improve tracemunch, by changing address-parameters of add_wch(),
      color_content() and pair_content() to dummy parameters.
    + minor optimization to _nc_change_pair, to return quickly when the
      current screen is marked for clearing.
    + in-progress changes to improve performance of test/picsmap.c for
      loading image files.
    + modify allocation for SCREEN's color-pair table to start small, grow
      on demand up to the existing limit.
    + add "RGB" extension capability for direct-color support, use this to
      improve color_content().
    + improve picsmap test-program:
      + if no palette file is needed, attempt to load one based on $TERM,
      checking first in the current directory, then by adding ".dat"
      suffix, and finally in the data-directory, e.g.,
      + add "-l" option for logging
      + add "-d" option for debugging
      + add "-s" option for stepping automatically through list of images,
      with time delay.
      + use tsearch to improve time for loading color table for images.
    + update config.guess, config.sub from
* Mon Jul 31 2017
  - Add ncurses patch 20170729
    + update interix entry using tack and SFU on Windows 7 Ultimate -TD
    + use ^? for kdch1 in interix (reported by Jonathan de Boyne Pollard)
    + add "rep" to xterm-new, available since 1997/01/26 -TD
    + move SGR 24 and 27 from vte-2014 to vte-2012 (request by Alain
      Williams) -TD
    + add a check in newline_forces_scroll() in case a program moves the
      cursor outside scrolling margins (report by Robert King).
    + improve _nc_tparm_analyze, using that to extend the checks made by
      tic for reporting inconsistencies between the expected number of
      parameters for a capability and the actual.
    + amend handling of repeat_char capability in EmitRange (adapted from
      report/patch by Dick Wesseling):
      + translate the character to the alternate character set when the
      alternate character set is enabled.
      + do not use repeat_char for characters past 255.
    + document "_nc_free_tinfo" in manual page, because it could be used in
      tack for memory-leak checking.
    + add "--without-tack" configure option to refine "--with-progs"
      configure option.  Normally tack is no longer built in-tree, but
      a few packagers combine it during the build.  If term_entry.h is
      installed, there is no advantage to in-tree builds.
    + adjust configure-script to define HAVE_CURSES_DATA_BOOLNAMES symbol
      needed for tack 1.08 when built in-tree.  Rather than relying upon
      internal "_nc_" functions, tack now uses the boolean, number and
      string capability name-arrays provided by ncurses and SVr4 Unix
      curses.  It still uses term_entry.h for the definitions of the
      extended capability arrays.
    + add an overlooked null-pointer check in mvcur changes from 20170722
  - Modify patch ncurses-5.7-tack.dif and ncurses-6.0.dif to get
    position independent executables as well
* Mon Jul 24 2017
  - Add ncurses patch 20170722
    + improve test-packages for ncurses-examples and AdaCurses for lintian
    + modify logic for endwin-state to be able to detect the case where
      the screen was never initialized, using that to trigger a flush of
      ncurses' buffer for mvcur, e.g., in test/dots_mvcur.c for the
      term-driver configuration.
    + add dependency upon ncurses_cfg.h to a few other internal header
      files to allow each to be compiled separately.
    + add dependency upon ncurses_cfg.h to tic's header-files; any program
      using tic-library will have to supply this file.  Legacy tack
      versions supply this file; ongoing tack development has dropped the
      dependency upon tic-library and new releases will not be affected.
* Tue Jul 18 2017
  - Fix build by removing workaround in patch ncurses-5.7-tack.dif
    which was required since patch 20170415 but had become obsolete
    with patch 20170715
* Mon Jul 17 2017
  - Add ncurses patch 20170715
    + modify command-line parameters for "convert" used in picsmap to work
      with ImageMagick 6.8 and newer.
    + fix build-problem with tack and ABI-5 (Debian #868328).
    + repair termcap-format from tic/infocmp broken in 20170701 fixes
      (Debian #868266).
    + reformat terminfo.src with 20170513 updates.
    + improve test-packages to address lintian warnings.
* Mon Jul 10 2017
  - Add ncurses patch 20170708
    + add a note to tic manual page about -W versus -f options.
    + correct a limit-check in fixes from 20170701 (report by Sven Joachim).
  - This also for bug bsc#1047964 and bug bsc#1047965
* Mon Jul 03 2017
  - Add ncurses patch 20170701 (bsc#1046853, bsc#1046858)
    + modify update_getenv() in db_iterator.c to ensure that environment
      variables which are not initially set will be checked later if an
      application happens to set them (patch by Guillaume Maudoux).
    + remove initialization-check for calling napms() in the term-driver
      configuration; none is needed.
    + add help-screen to test/test_getstr.c and test/test_get_wstr.c
    + improve compatibility between different configurations of new_prescr,
      fixing a case with threaded code and term-driver where c++/demo did
      not work (cf: 20160213).
    + the fixes for Redhat #1464685 obscured a problem subsequently
      reported in Redhat #1464687; the given test-case was no longer
      reproducible.  Testing without the fixes for the earlier reports
      showed a problem with buffer overflow in dump_entry.c, which is
      addressed by reducing the use of a fixed-size buffer.
    + add/improve checks in tic's parser to address invalid input
      (Redhat #1464684, #1464685, #1464686, #1464691).
      + alloc_entry.c, add a check for a null-pointer.
      + parse_entry.c, add several checks for valid pointers as well as
      one check to ensure that a single character on a line is not
      treated as the 2-character termcap short-name.
    + fix a memory leak in delscreen() (report by Bai Junq).
    + improve tracemunch, showing thread identifiers as names.
    + fix a use-after-free in NCursesMenu::~NCursesMenu()
    + further amend incorrect calls for memory-leaks from 20170617 changes
      (report by Allen Hewes).
* Sun Jun 25 2017
  - Add ncurses patch 20170624
    + modify c++/ to accommodate deprecation of throw() and
      throws() in c++17 (prompted by patch by Romain Geissler).
    + remove some incorrect calls for memory-leaks from 20170617 changes
      (report by Allen Hewes).
    + add test-programs for termattrs and term_attrs.
    + modify _nc_outc_wrapper to use the standard output if the screen was
      not initialized, rather than returning an error.
    + improve checks for low-level terminfo functions when the terminal
      has not been initialized (Redhat #1345963).
    + modify make_hash to allow building with address-sanitizer,
      assuming that --disable-leaks is configured.
    + amend changes for number_format() in 20170506 to avoid undefined
      behavior when shifting (patch by Emanuele Giaquinta).
* Wed Jun 21 2017
  - Add ncurses patch 20170617
    + fill in some places where TERMTYPE2 vs TERMTYPE was not used
      (report by Allen Hewes).
    + use ExitTerminfo() internally in error-exits for ncurses' setupterm
      to help with leak checking.
    + use ExitProgram() in error-exit from initscr() to help with leak
    + review test-programs, adding checks for cases where the terminal
      cannot be initialized.
* Mon Jun 12 2017
  - Add ncurses patch 20170610
    + add option "-xp" to picsmap.c, to use init_extended_pair().
    + make simple performance fixes for picsmap.c
    + improve aspect ratio of images read from "convert" in picsmap.c
  - Add ncurses patch 20170603
    + add option to picsmap to use color-palette files, e.g., for mapping
      to xterm-256color.
    + move the data in SCREEN used for the alloc_pair() function to the
      end, to restore compatibility between ncurses/ncursesw libtinfo
      (report/patch by Miroslav Lichvar).
    + add build-time utility "report_offsets" to help show when the various
      configurations of tinfo library are compatible or not.
  - Remove patch ncurses-6.0-crashw.patch as a temporary as now part
    of patch level 20170603
* Tue May 30 2017
  - Add patch ncurses-6.0-crashw.patch as a temporary fix which will
    become part of next patch level: solve binary incompatiblity of
    libtinfow and libtinfo
* Mon May 29 2017
  - Add ncurses patch 20170527
    + improved test/picsmap.c:
    + lookup named colors for xpm files in rgb.txt
    + accept blanks in color-keys for xpm files.
    + if neither xbm/xpm work, try "convert", which may be available.
* Wed May 24 2017
  - Fix ncursesw6-config and ncursesw5-config scripts to return -ltinfow
    as well as the pkg-config files do
* Mon May 22 2017
  - Add ncurses patch 20170520
    + modify test/picsmap.c to read xpm files.
    + modify package/debian/* to create documentation packages, so the
      related files can be checked with lintian.
    + fix some typos in manpages (report/patch by Sven Joachim).
* Mon May 15 2017
  - Add ncurses patch 20170513
    + add test/picsmap.c to fill in some testing issues not met by dots.
      The initial version reads X bitmap (".xbm") files.
    + repair logic which forces a repaint where a color-pair's content is
      changed (cf: 20170311).
    + improve tracemunch, showing screenXX pointers as names.
* Fri May 12 2017
  - Better screen support and workaround about missing terminfo entries
    might be help on boo#812067 as well as on boo#935736 but may cause
    boo#940459  (which should be fixed by screen its self!)
  - New package terminfo-screen which includes some useful but troubling
    terminfo database entries for screen.
* Wed May 10 2017
  - Disable the usage of getttynam(3) as under Linux this is not used
* Tue May 09 2017
  - Add ncurses patch 20170506
    + modify tic/infocmp display of numeric values to use hexadecimal when
      they are "close" to a power of two, making the result more readable.
    + improve discussion of portability in curs_mouse.3x
    + change line-length for generated html/manpages to 78 columns from 65.
    + improve discussion of line-drawing characters in curs_add_wch.3x
      (prompted by discussion with Lorinczy Zsigmond).
    + cleanup formatting of hackguide.html and ncurses-intro.html
    + add examples for WACS_D_PLUS and WACS_T_PLUS to test/ncurses.c
* Tue May 02 2017
  - Add ncurses patch 20170429
    + corrected a case where $with_gpm was set to "maybe" after CF_WITH_GPM,
      overlooked in 20160528 fixes (report by Alexandre Bury).
    + improve a couple of test-program's help-messages.
    + corrected loop in rain.c from 20170415 changes.
    + modify winnstr and winchnstr to return error if the output pointer is
      null, as well as adding a null pointer check of the window pointer
      for better compatibility with other implementations.
    + improve discussion of NetBSD curses in scr_dump.5
    + modify LIMIT_TYPED macro in new_pair.h to avoid changing sign of the
      value to be limited (reports by Darby Payne, Rob Boudreau).
    + update config.guess, config.sub from
* Mon Apr 24 2017
  - Also split libtic into normal and wide version libticw as those
    libraries are linked with libtinfo respectively libtinfow
  - The tack tool does require the old _nc_read_entry()
* Mon Apr 24 2017
  - Add ncurses patch 20170422
    + build-fix for termcap-configuration (report by Chi-Hsuan Yen).
    + improve terminfo manual page discussion of control- and graphics-
    + remove tic warning about "^?" in string capabilities, which was
      marked as an extension (cf: 20000610, 20110820); however all Unix
      implementations support this and X/Open Curses does not address it.
      On the other hand, termcap never did support this feature.
    + correct missing comma-separator between string capabilities in
      icl6402 and m2-nam -TD
    + restore rmir/smir in ansi+idc to better match original ansiterm+idc,
      add alias ansiterm (report by Robert King).
    + amend an old check for ambiguous use of "ma" in terminfo versus
      a termcap use, if the capability is cancelled to treat it as number.
    + correct a case in _nc_captoinfo() which read "%%" and emitted "%".
    + modify sscanf calls in _nc_infotocap() for patterns "%{number}%+%c"
      and "%'char'%+%c" to check that the final character is really 'c',
      avoiding a case in icl6404 which cannot be converted to termcap.
    + in _nc_infotocap(), add a check to ensure that terminfo "^?" is not
      written to termcap, because the BSDs did not implement that.
    + in _nc_tic_expand() and _nc_infotocap(), improve string-length check
      when deciding whether to use "^X" or "\xxx" format for control
      characters, to make the output of tic/infocmp more predictable.
    + limit termcap "%d" width to 2 digits on input, and use "%2" in
      preference to "%02" on output.
    + correct terminfo/termcap conversion of "%02" and "%03" into "%2" and
      "%3"; the result repeated the last character.
    + add man/scr_dump.5 to document screen-dump format.
  - Add ncurses patch 20170415
    + modify several test programs to use new popup_msgs, adapted from
      help-screen used in test/edit_field.c
    + drop two symbols obsoleted in 2004: _nc_check_termtype, and
    + fix some old copyright dates (cf: 20031025).
    + build-fixes for test/savescreen.c to work with AIX and HPUX.
    + minor fix to configure script, adding a backslash/continuation.
    + extend TERMINAL structure for ABI 6 to store numbers internally as
      integers rather than short, by adding new data for this purpose.
    + more fixes for minor memory-leaks in test-programs.
* Thu Apr 13 2017
  - With one of the latest update patches libtinfo now has become
    splitted into a normal and wide character version (boo#1033198)
* Mon Apr 10 2017
  - Add ncurses patch 20170408
    + change logic in wins_nwstr() to avoid addressing data past the output
      of mbstowcs().
    + correct a call to setcchar() in Data_Entry_w() from 20131207 changes.
    + fix minor memory-leaks in test-programs.
    + further improve ifdef in term_entry.h for internal definitions not
      used by tack.
* Mon Apr 03 2017
  - Add ncurses patch 20170401
    + minor fixes for vt100+4bsd, e.g., delay in sgr for consistency -TD
    + add smso for env230, to match sgr -TD
    + remove p7/protect from sgr in fbterm -TD
    + drop setf/setb from fbterm; setaf/setab are enough -TD
    + make xterm-pcolor sgr consistent with other capabilities -TD
    + add rmxx/smxx ECMA-48 strikeout extension to tmux and xterm-basic
      (discussion with Nicholas Marriott)
    + add test-programs sp_tinfo and extended_color
    + modify no-leaks code for lib_cur_term.c to account for the tgetent()
    + modify setupterm() to save original tty-modes so that erasechar()
      works as expected.  Also modify _nc_setupscreen() to avoid redundant
      calls to get original tty-modes.
    + modify set_curterm() to update ttytype[] data used by longname().
    + modify wattr_set() and wattr_get() to return ERR if win-parameter is
      null, as documented.
    + improve cast used for null-pointer checks in header macros, to
      reduce compiler warnings.
    + modify several functions, using the reserved "opts" parameter to pass
      color- and pair-values larger than 16-bits:
      + getcchar(), setcchar(), slk_attr_set(), vid_puts(), wattr_get(),
      wattr_set(), wchgat(), wcolor_set().
      + Other functions call these with the corresponding altered behavior,
      including chgat(), mvchgat(), mvwchgat(), slk_color_on(),
      slk_color_off(), vid_attr().
    + add new functions for manipulating color- and pair-values larger
      than 16-bits.  These are extended_color_content(),
      extended_pair_content(), extended_slk_color(), init_extended_color(),
      init_extended_pair(), and the corresponding sp-funcs.
* Sun Mar 26 2017
  - Add ncurses patch 20170325
    + fix a memory leak in the window-list when creating multiple screens
      (reports by Andres Martinelli, Debian #783486).
    + reviewed calls from link_test.c, added a few more null-pointer
    + add a null-pointer check in ungetmouse, in case mousemask was not
      called (report by "Kau").
    + updated curs_sp_funcs.3x for new functions.
* Mon Mar 20 2017
  - Add ncurses patch 20170318
    + change TERMINAL structure in term.h to make it opaque.  Some
      applications misuse its members, e.g., directly modifying it
      rather than using def_prog_mode().
    + modify utility headers such as tic.h to make it clearer which are
      externals that are used by tack.
    + improve curs_slk.3x in particular its discussion of portability.
    + fix cut/paste in legacy_encoding.3x
    + add prototype for find_pair() to new_pair.3x (report by Branden
    + fix a couple of broken links in generated man-html documentation.
    + regenerate man-html documentation.
  - Add tack patch 1.07.20170318
    * init.c:
      use def_prog_mode() to eliminate two internal details from ncurses
    * edit.c, tack.h: accommodate opaque TERMINAL structure in ncurses
    * tack.h: update copyright to match version
    * config.sub: 2017-02-07
    * config.guess: 2017-03-05
* Mon Mar 13 2017
  - Add ncurses patch 20170311
    + modify vt100 rs2 string to reset vt52 mode and scrolling regions
      (report/analysis by Robert King) -TD
    + add vt100+4bsd building block, use that for older terminals rather
      than "vt100" which is now mostly used as a building block for
      terminal emulators -TD
    + correct a few spelling errors in terminfo.src comments -TD
    + add fbterm -TD
    + fix a typo in ncurses.c test_attr legend (patch by Petr Vanek).
    + changed internal colorpair_t to a struct, eliminating an internal
      8-bit limit on colors
    + add ncurses/new_pair.h
    + add ncurses/base/new_pair.c with alloc_pair(), find_pair() and
      free_pair() functions
    + add test/demo_new_pair.c
  - Add ncurses patch 20170304
    + improve terminfo manual description of terminfo syntax.
    + clarify the use of wint_t vs wchar_t in curs_get_wstr.3x
    + improve description of endwin() in manual.
    + modify setcchar() and getcchar() to treat negative color-pair as an
    + fix a typo in include/hashed_db.h (Andre Sa).
* Thu Mar 02 2017
  - Add ncurses patch 20170225
    + fixes for CF_CC_ENV_FLAGS (report by Ross Burton).
* Mon Feb 20 2017
  - Add ncurses patch 20170218
    + fix several formatting issues with manual pages.
    + correct read of terminfo entry in which all strings are absent or
      explicitly cancelled.  Before this fix, the result was that all were
      treated as only absent.
    + modify infocmp to suppress mixture of absent/cancelled capabilities
      that would only show as "NULL, NULL", unless the -q option is used,
      e.g., to show "-, @" or "@, -".
* Mon Feb 13 2017
  - Add ncurses patch 20170212
    + build-fixes for PGI compilers (report by Adam J. Stewart)
      + accept whitespace in sed expression for generating expanded.c
      + modify configure check that g++ compiler warnings are not used.
      + add configure check for -fPIC option needed for shared libraries.
    + let configure --disable-ext-funcs override the default for the
    - -enable-sp-funcs option.
    + mark some structs in form/menu/panel libraries as potentially opaque
      without modifying API/ABI.
    + add configure option --enable-opaque-curses for ncurses library and
      similar options for the other libraries.
* Mon Feb 06 2017
  - Add ncurses patch 20170204
    + trim newlines, tabs and escaped newlines from terminfo "paths" passed
      to db-iterator.
    + ignore zero-length files in db-iterator; these are useful for
      instance to suppress "$HOME/.terminfo" when not wanted.
    + amended "b64:" encoder to work with the terminfo reader.
    + modify terminfo reader to accept "b64:" format using RFC-3548 in
      as well as RFC-4648 url/filename-safe format.
    + modify terminfo reader to accept "hex:" format as generated by
      "infocmp -0qQ1" (cf: 20150905).
    + adjust authors comment to reflect drop below 1% for SV.
* Fri Feb 03 2017
  - Drop authors block from description and ship AUTHORS intead.
  - Replace canned summaries and descriptions by
    package-specific ones.
  - Replace |xargs rm by simpler -delete. Use modern tar options.
* Fri Feb 03 2017
  - Use gzip shell script as GZIP envornment variable becomes obsolescent
  - Split of ncurses5-devel from ncurses-devel
  - Now ncurses-devel also provides ncurses6-devel
  - Also ncurses5-devel requires libncurses5 (boo#1023296)
    packages which want to be build with ncurses5-devel may require
    pkgconfig(ncurses5) or pkgconfig(ncursesw5) or
    /usr/bin/ncurses5-config or /usr/bin/ncursesw5-config
* Mon Jan 30 2017
  - Add ncurses patch 20170128
    + minor comment-fixes to help automate links to bug-urls -TD
    + add dvtm, dvtm-256color -TD
    + add settings corresponding to xterm-keys option to tmux entry to
      reflect upcoming change to make that option "on" by default
      (patch by Nicholas Marriott).
    + uncancel Ms in tmux entry (Harry Gindi, Nicholas Marriott).
    + add dumb-emacs-ansi -TD
* Sun Jan 22 2017
  - Add ncurses patch 20170121
    + improve discussion of early history of tput program.
    + incorporate A_COLOR mask into COLOR_PAIR(), in case user application
      provides an out-of-range pair number (report by Elijah Stone).
    + clarify description in tput manual page regarding support for
      termcap names (prompted by FreeBSD #214709).
    + remove a restriction in tput's support for termcap names which
      omitted capabilities normally not shown in termcap translations
      (cf: 990123).
    + modify configure script for clang as used on FreeBSD, to work around
      clang's differences in exit codes vs gcc.
* Thu Jan 19 2017
  - Remove -L option on screen call dues API change, now we depend
    on environment variables only.
* Mon Jan 16 2017
  - Add ncurses patch 20170114
    + improve discussion of early history of tset/reset programs.
    + clarify in manual pages that the optional verbose option level is
      available only when ncurses is configured for tracing.
    + amend change from 20161231 to avoid writing traces to the standard
      error after initializing the trace feature using the environment
* Mon Jan 09 2017
  - Add ncurses patch 20170107
    + amend changes for tput to reset tty modes to "sane" if the program
      is run as "reset", like tset.  Likewise, ensure that tset sends
      either reset- or init-strings.
    + improve manual page descriptions of tput init/reset and tset/reset,
      to make it easier to see how they are similar and different.
    + move a static result from key_name() to _nc_globals
    + modify _nc_get_screensize to allow for use_env() and use_tioctl()
      state to be per-screen when sp-funcs are configured, better matching
      the behavior when using the term-driver configuration.
    + improve cross-references in manual pages for often used functions
    + move SCREEN field for use_tioctl() data before the ncursesw fields,
      and limit that to the sp-funcs configuration to improve termlib
      compatibility (cf:  20120714).
    + correct order of initialization for traces in use_env() and
      use_tioctl() versus first trace calls.
    - Add ncurses patch 20161231
    + fix errata for ncurses-howto (report by Damien Ruscoe).
    + fix a few places in configure/build scripts where DESTDIR and rpath
      were combined (report by Thomas Klausner).
    + merge current st description (report by Harry Gindi) -TD
    + modify flash capability for linux and wyse entries to put the delay
      between the reverse/normal escapes rather than after -TD
    + modify program tabs to pass the actual tty file descriptor to
      setupterm rather than the standard output, making padding work
    + explain in clear's manual page that it writes to stdout.
    + add special case for verbose debugging traces of command-line
      utilities which write to stderr (cf: 20161126).
    + remove a trace with literal escapes from skip_DECSCNM(), added in
    + update config.guess, config.sub from
  - Add ncurses patch 20161224
    + correct parmeters for copywin call in _nc_Synchronize_Attributes()
      (patch by Leon Winter).
    + improve color-handling section in terminfo manual page (prompted by
      patch by Mihail Konev).
    + modify programs clear, tput and tset to pass the actual tty file
      descriptor to setupterm rather than the standard output, making
      padding work.
* Mon Dec 19 2016
  - Add ncurses patch 20161217
    + add tput-colorcube demo script.
    + add -r and -s options to tput-initc demo, to match usage in xterm.
    + flush the standard output in _nc_flush for the case where SP is zero,
      e.g., when called via putp.  This fixes a scenario where "tput flash"
      did not work after changes in 20130112.
* Mon Dec 12 2016
  - Add ncurses patch 20161210
    + add configure script option --disable-wattr-macros for use in cases
      where one wants to use the same headers for ncurses5/ncurses6
      development, by suppressing the wattr* macros which differ due to
      the introduction of extended colors (prompted by comments in
      Debian #230990, Redhat #1270534).
    + add test/tput-initc to demonstrate tput used to initialize palette
      from a data file.
    + modify test/xterm*.dat to use the newer color4/color12 values.
* Mon Dec 05 2016
  - Add ncurses patch 20161203
    + improve discussion of field validation in form_driver.3x manual page.
    + update curs_trace.3x manual page.
* Mon Nov 28 2016
  - Add ncurses patch 20161126
    + modify linux-16color to not mask dim, standout or reverse with the
      ncv capability -TD
    + add 0.1sec mandatory delay to flash capabilities using the VT100
      reverse-video control -TD
    + omit selection of ISO-8859-1 for G0 in enacs capability from linux2.6
      entry, to avoid conflict with the user-defined mapping.  The reset
      feature will use ISO-8859-1 in any case (Mikulas Patocka).
    + improve check in tic for delays by also warning about beep/flash
      when a delay is not embedded, or if those use the VT100 reverse
      video escape without using a delay.
    + minor fix for syntax-check of delays from 20161119 changes.
    + modify trace() to avoid overwriting existing file (report by Maor
* Mon Nov 21 2016
  - Add ncurses patch 20161112
    + improve -W option in tic/infocmp:
      + correct order of size-adjustments in wrapped lines
      + if -f option splits line, do not further split it with -W
      + begin a new line when adding "use=" after a wrapped line
  - Add ncurses patch 20161119
    + add check in tic for some syntax errors of delays, as well as use of
      proportional delays for non-line capabilities.
    + document history of the clear program and the E3 extension, prompted
      by various discussions including
* Mon Nov 07 2016
  - Add ncurses patch 20161105
    + fix typo in man/terminfo.tail (Alain Williams).
    + correct program-name in adacurses6-config.1 manual page.
  - Add ncurses patch 20161029
    + add new function "unfocus_current_field" (Leon Winter)
* Thu Oct 27 2016
  - Drop patch ncurses-5.9-environment.dif as YaST2 ncurses GUI does
    not need it anymore and as well as it causes bug bsc#1000662
* Mon Oct 24 2016
  - Add ncurses patch 20161022
    + modify tset -w (and tput reset) to update the program's copy of the
      screensize if it was already set in the system, to improve tabstop
      setting which relies upon knowing the actual screensize.
    + add functionality of tset -w to tput, like the "-c" feature this is
      not optional in tput.
    + add "clear" as a possible link/alias to tput.
    + improve tput's check for being called as "init" or "reset" to allow
      for transformed names.
    + split-out the "clear" function from progs/clear.c, share with
      tput to get the same behavior, e.g., the E3 extension.
* Mon Oct 17 2016
  - Add ncurses patch 20161015
    + amend internal use of tputs to consistently use the number of lines
      affected, e.g., for insert/delete character operations.  While
      merging terminfo source early in 1995, several descriptions used the
      "*" proportional delay for these operations, prompting a change in
    + regenerate llib-* files.
    + regenerate HTML manpages.
    + fix several formatting issues with manual pages.
* Thu Oct 13 2016
  - Add ncurses patch 20161008
    + adjust size in infocmp/tic to work with strlcpy.
    + fix configure script to record when strlcat is found on OpenBSD.
    + build-fix for "recent" OpenBSD vs baudrate.
* Tue Oct 04 2016
  - Add ncurses patch 20161001
    + add -W option to tic/infocmp to force long strings to wrap.  This is
      in addition to the -w option which attempts to fit capabilities into
      a given line-length.
    + add linux-m1 minitel entries (patch by Alexandre Montaron).
    + correct rs2 string for vt100-nam -TD
  - Re-enable block cursor on virtual console
* Mon Sep 26 2016
  - Add ncurses patch 20160924
    + modify _nc_tic_expand to escape comma if it immediately follows a
      percent sign, to work with minitel change.
    + updated minitel and viewdata descriptions (Alexandre Montaron).
* Mon Sep 19 2016
  - Add ncurses patch 20160917
    + build-fix for gnat6, which unhelpfully attempts to compile C files.
    + fix typo in 20160910 changes (Debian #837892, patch by Sven Joachim).
* Mon Sep 12 2016
  - Add ncurses patch 20160910
    + trim dead code ifdef'd with HIDE_EINTR since 970830 (discussion with
      Leon Winter).
    + trim some obsolete/incorrect wording about EINTR from wgetch manual
      page (patch by Leon Winter).
    + really correct 20100515 change (patch by Rich Coe).
    + add "--enable-string-hacks" option to test/configure
    + completed string-hacks for "sprintf", etc., including test-programs.
    + make "--enable-string-hacks" work with Debian by checking for the
      "bsd" library and its associated "<bsd/string.h>" header.
  - Add ncurses patch 20160903
    + correct 20100515 change for weak signals versus sigprocmask (report
      by Rich Coe).
    + modify misc/ to work around OpenBSD "make" which unlike
      all other versions of "make" does not recognize continuation lines
      of comments.
    + amend the last change to CF_C_ENV_FLAGS to move only the
      preprocessor, optimization and warning flags to CPPFLAGS and CFLAGS,
      leaving the residue in CC.  That happens to work for gcc's various
      "model" options, but may require tuning for other compilers (report
      by Sven Joachim).
  - Add ncurses patch 20160827
    + add "v" menu entry to test/ncurses.c to show baudrate and other
    + add "newer" baudrate symbols from Linux and FreeBSD to progs/tset.c,
    + modify CF_XOPEN_SOURCE macro:
      + add "uclinux" to case for "linux" (patch by Yann E. Morin)
      + modify _GNU_SOURCE for cygwin headers, tested with cygwin 2.3, 2.5
      (patch by Corinna Vinschen, from changes to tin).
    + improve CF_CC_ENV_FLAGS macro to allow for compiler wrappers such
      as "ccache" (report by Enrico Scholz).
    + update config.guess, config.sub from
  - Add ncurses patch 20160820
    + update tput manual page to reflect changes to manipulate terminal
      modes by sharing functions with tset.
    + add the terminal-mode parts of "reset" (aka tset) to the "tput reset"
      command, making the two almost the same except for window-size.
    + adapt logic used in dialog "--keep-tite" option for test/filter.c as
      "-a" option.  When set, test/filter attempts to suppress the
      alternate screen.
    + correct a typo in interix entry -TD
  - Drop patch ncurses-6.0-signal.dif as now upstream
* Mon Sep 05 2016
  - Add patch ncurses-6.0-signal.dif for bnc#995148:
      + redfine sigprocmask macro
      + wrap sigprocmask to call system sigprocmask instead of self
* Mon Aug 15 2016
  - Add ncurses patch 20160813
    + add a dependency upon generated-sources in Ada95/src/ to
      handle a case of "configure && make install".
    + trim trailing blanks from include/Caps*, to work around a problem
      in sed (Debian #818067).
* Mon Aug 08 2016
  - Add ncurses patch 20160806
    + improve CF_GNU_SOURCE configure macro to optionally define
      _DEFAULT_SOURCE work around a nuisance in recent glibc releases.
    + move the terminfo-specific parts of tput's "reset" function into
      the shared reset_cmd.c, making the two forms of reset use the same
    + split-out the terminal initialization functions from tset as
      progs/reset_cmd.c, as part of changes to merge the reset-feature
      with tput.
* Mon Aug 01 2016
  - Add ncurses patch 20160730
    + change tset's initialization to allow it to get settings from the
      standard input as well as /dev/tty, to be more effective when
      output or error are redirected.
    + improve discussion of history and portability for tset/reset/tput
      manual pages.
  - Add ncurses patch 20160723
    + improve error message from tset/reset when both stderr/stdout are
      redirected to a file or pipe.
    + improve organization of curs_attr.3x, curs_color.3x
  - Add ncurses patch 20160709
    + work around Debian's antique/unmaintained version of mawk when
      building link_test.
    + improve test/list_keys.c, showing ncurses's convention of modifiers
      for special keys, based on xterm.
* Thu Jul 07 2016
  - Add ncurses patch 20160702
    + improve test/list_keys.c, using $TERM if no parameters areg given.
  - Add ncurses patch 20160625
    + build-fixes for ncurses "test_progs" rule.
    + amend change to CF_CC_ENV_FLAGS in 20160521 to make multilib build
      work (report by Sven Joachim).
  - Add ncurses patch 20160618
    + build-fixes for ncurses-examples with NetBSD curses.
    + improve test/list_keys.c, fixing column-widths and sorting the list
      to make it more readable.
* Mon Jun 13 2016
  - Add ncurses patch 20160611
    + revise fix for Debian #805618 (report by Vlado Potisk, cf: 20151128).
    + modify test/ncurses.c a/A screens to make exiting on an escape
      character depend on the start of keypad and timeout modes, to allow
      better testing of function-keys.
    + modify rs1 for xterm-16color, xterm-88color and xterm-256color to
      reset palette using "oc" string as in linux -TD
    + use ANSI reply for u8 in xterm-new, to reflect vt220-style responses
      that could be returned -TD
    + added a few capabilities fixed in recent vte -TD
* Mon Jun 06 2016
  - Add ncurses patch 20160528
    + further workaround for PIE/PIC breakage which causes gpm to not link.
    + fix most cppcheck warnings, mostly style, in ncurses library.
  - Add ncurses patch 20160604
    + correct logic for -f option in test/demo_terminfo.c
    + add test/list_keys.c
* Tue May 24 2016
  - Add ncurses patch 20160521
    + improved manual page description of tset/reset versus window-size.
    + fixes to work with a slightly broken compiler configuration which
      cannot compile "Hello World!" without adding compiler options
      (report by Ola x Nilsson):
      + pass appropriate compiler options to the CF_PROG_CC_C_O macro.
      + when separating compiler and options in CF_CC_ENV_FLAGS, ensure
      that all options are split-off into CFLAGS or CPPFLAGS
      + restore some -I options removed in 20140726 because they appeared
      to be redundant.  In fact, they are needed for a compiler that
      cannot combine -c and -o options.
* Tue May 17 2016
  - Add ncurses patch 20160514
    + regenerate HTML manpages.
    + improve manual pages for wgetch and wget_wch to point out that they
      might return values without names in curses.h (Debian #822426).
    + make linux3.0 entry the default linux entry (Debian #823658) -TD
    + modify linux2.6 entry to improve line-drawing so that the linux3.0
      entry can be used in non-UTF-8 mode -TD
    + document return value of use_extended_names (report by Mike Gran).
  - Modify patch ncurses-6.0.dif
* Tue May 10 2016
  - Add ncurses patch 20160507
    + amend change to _nc_do_color to restore the early return for the
      special case used in _nc_screen_wrap (report by Dick Streefland,
      cf: 20151017).
    + modify test/ncurses.c:
      + check return-value of putwin
      + correct ifdef which made the 'g' test's legend not reflect changes
      to keypad- and scroll-modes.
    + correct return-value of extended putwin (report by Mike Gran).
* Tue Apr 26 2016
  - Add ncurses patch 20160423
    + modify test/ncurses.c 'd' edit-color menu to optionally read xterm
      color palette directly from terminal, as well as handling KEY_RESIZE
      and screen-repainting with control/L and control/R.
    + add 'oc' capability to xterm+256color, allowing palette reset for
      xterm -TD
* Mon Apr 18 2016
  - Add ncurses patch 20160416
    + add workaround in configure script for inept transition to PIE vs
      PIC builds documented in
    + add "reset" to list of programs whose names might change in manpages
      due to program-transformation configure options.
    + drop long-obsolete "-n" option from tset.
  - Add ncurses patch 20160409
    + modify test/blue.c to use Unicode values for card-glyphs when
      available, as well as improving the check for CP437 and CP850.
  - Add ncurses patch 20160402
    + regenerate HTML manpages.
    + improve manual pages for utilities with respect to POSIX versus
      X/Open Curses.
  - Add ncurses patch 20160326
    + regenerate HTML manpages.
    + improve test/demo_menus.c, allowing mouse-click on the menu-headers
      to switch the active menu.  This requires a new extension option
      O_MOUSE_MENU to tell the menu driver to put mouse events which do not
      apply to the active menu back into the queue so that the application
      can handle the event.
  - Add ncurses patch 20160319
    + improve description of tgoto parameters (report by Steffen Nurpmeso).
    + amend workaround for Solaris line-drawing to restore a special case
      that maps Unicode line-drawing characters into the acsc string for
      non-Unicode locales (Debian #816888).
  - Add ncurses patch 20160312
    + modified test/filter.c to illustrate an alternative to getnstr, that
      polls for input while updating a clock on the right margin as well
      as responding to window size-changes.
  - Add ncurses patch 20160305
    + omit a redefinition of "inline" when traces are enabled, since this
      does not work with gcc 5.3.x MinGW cross-compiling (cf: 20150912).
* Thu Feb 25 2016
  - Add ncurses patch 20160220
    + modify test/configure script to check for pthread dependency of
      ncursest or ncursestw library when building ncurses examples, e.g.,
      in case weak symbols are used.
    + modify configure macro for shared-library rules to use -Wl,-rpath
      rather than -rpath to work around a bug in scons (FreeBSD #178732,
      cf: 20061021).
    + double-width multibyte characters were not counted properly in
      winsnstr and wins_nwstr (report/example by Eric Pruitt).
    + update config.guess, config.sub from
* Mon Feb 15 2016
  - Add ncurses patch 20160213
    + amend fix for _nc_ripoffline from 20091031 to make test/ditto.c work
      in threaded configuration.
    + move _nc_tracebits, _tracedump and _tracemouse to curses.priv.h,
      since they are not part of the suggested ABI6.
* Tue Feb 09 2016
  - Add ncurses patch 20160206
    + define WIN32_LEAN_AND_MEAN for MinGW port, making builds faster.
    + modify test/ditto.c to allow $XTERM_PROG environment variable to
      override "xterm" as the name of the program to run in the threaded
* Fri Feb 05 2016
  - Add ncurses patch 20160130
    + improve formatting of man/curs_refresh.3x and man/tset.1 manpages
    + regenerate HTML manpages using newer man2html to eliminate some
      unwanted blank lines.
  - Add ncurses patch 20160123
    + ifdef'd header-file definition of mouse_trafo() with NCURSES_NOMACROS
      (report by Corey Minyard).
    + fix some strict compiler-warnings in traces.
  - Add ncurses patch 20160116
    + tidy up comments about hardcoded 256color palette (report by
      Leonardo Brondani Schenkel) -TD
    + add putty-noapp entry, and amend putty entry to use application mode
      for better consistency with xterm (report by Leonardo Brondani
      Schenkel) -TD
    + modify _nc_viscbuf2() and _tracecchar_t2() to trace wide-characters
      as a whole rather than their multibyte equivalents.
    + minor fix in wadd_wchnstr() to ensure that each cell has nonzero
    + move PUTC_INIT calls next to wcrtomb calls, to avoid carry-over of
      error status when processing Unicode values which are not mapped.
* Fri Jan 08 2016
  - Add ncurses patch 20160102
    + modify ncurses c/C color test-screens to take advantage of wide
      screens, reducing the number of lines used for 88- and 256-colors.
    + minor refinement to check versus ncv to ignore two parameters of
      SGR 38 and 48 when those come from color-capabilities.
  - Add ncurses patch 20151226
    + add check in tic for use of bold, etc., video attributes in the
      color capabilities, accounting whether the feature is listed in ncv.
    + add check in tic for conflict between ritm, rmso, rmul versus sgr0.
  - Add ncurses patch 20151219
    + add a paragraph to curs_getch.3x discussing key naming (discussion
      with James Crippen).
    + amend workaround for Solaris vs line-drawing to take the configure
      check into account.
    + add a configure check for wcwidth() versus the ncurses line-drawing
      characters, to use in special-casing systems such as Solaris.
  - Add ncurses patch 20151212
    + improve CF_XOPEN_CURSES macro used in test/configure, to define as
      needed NCURSES_WIDECHAR for platforms where _XOPEN_SOURCE_EXTENDED
      does not work.  Also modified the test program to ensure that if
      building with ncurses, that the cchar_t type is checked, since that
      normally is since 20111030 ifdef'd depending on this test.
    + improve 20121222 workaround for broken acs, letting Solaris "work"
      in spite of its m.isconfigured wcwidth which marks all of the line
      drawing characters as double-width.
  - Add ncurses patch 20151205
    + update form_cursor.3x, form_post.3x, menu_attributes.3x to list
      function names in NAME section (patch by Jason McIntyre).
    + minor fixes to manpage NAME/SYNOPSIS sections to consistently use
      rule that either all functions which are prototyped in SYNOPSIS are
      listed in the NAME section, or the manual-page name is the sole item
      listed in the NAME section.  The latter is used to reduce clutter,
      e.g., for the top-level library manual pages as well as for certain
      feature-pages such as SP-funcs and threading (prompted by patches by
      Jason McIntyre).
* Mon Nov 30 2015
  - Add ncurses patch 20151128
    + add missing assignment in lib_getch.c to make notimeout() work
      (Debian #805618).
    + add 't' toggle for notimeout() function in test/ncurses.c a/A screens
    + add viewdata terminal description (Alexandre Montaron).
    + fix a case in tic/infocmp for formatting capabilities where a
      backslash at the end of a string was mishandled.
    + fix some typos in curs_inopts.3x (Benno Schulenberg).
* Mon Nov 23 2015
  - Add ncurses patch 20151121
    + fix some inconsistencies in the pccon* entries -TD
    + add bold to pccon+sgr+acs and pccon-base (Tati Chevron).
    + add keys f12-f124 to pccon+keys (Tati Chevron).
    + add test/test_sgr.c program to exercise all combinations of sgr.
* Tue Nov 10 2015
  - Add ncurses patch 20151107
    + modify tset's assignment to TERM in its output to reflect the name by
      which the terminal description is found, rather than the primary
      name.  That was an unnecessary part from the initial conversion of
      tset from termcap to terminfo.  The termcap program in 4.3BSD did
      this to avoid using the short 2-character name (report by Rich
    + minor fix to configure script to ensure that rules for
      are only generated when needed (cf: 20151101).
    + modify configure script to handle the case where tic-library is
      renamed, but the --with-debug option is used by itself without
      normal or shared libraries (prompted by comment in Debian #803482).
  - Add ncurses patch 20151101
    + amend change for pkg-config which allows build of pc-files when no
      valid pkg-config library directory was configured to suppress the
      actual install if it is not overridden to a valid directory at
      install time (cf: 20150822).
    + modify editing script which generates to work with the
      clang configuration on recent FreeBSD, which gives an error on an
      empty "local" section.
    + fix a spurious "(Part)" message in test/ncurses.c b/B tests due
      to incorrect attribute-masking.
  - Add ncurses patch 20151024
    + modify MKexpanded.c to update the expansion of a temporary filename
      to "expanded.c", for use in trace statements.
    + modify layout of b/B tests in test/ncurses.c to allow for additional
      annotation on the right margin; some terminals with partial support
      did not display well.
    + fix typo in curs_attr.3x (patch by Sven Joachim).
    + fix typo in INSTALL (patch by Tomas Cech).
    + improve configure check for setting WILDCARD_SYMS variable; on ppc64
      the variable is in the Data section rather than Text (patch by Michel
    + using configure option "--without-fallbacks" incorrectly caused
      FALLBACK_LIST to be set to "no" (patch by Tomas Cech).
    + updated minitel entries to fix kel problem with emacs, and add
      minitel1b-nb (Alexandre Montaron).
    + reviewed/updated nsterm entry in OSX -TD
    + replace some dead URLs in comments with equivalents from the
      Internet Archive -TD
    + update config.guess, config.sub from
  - Add ncurses patch 20151017
    + modify ncurses/ to sort keys.list in POSIX locale
      (Debian #801864, patch by Esa Peuha).
    + remove an early-return from _nc_do_color, which can interfere with
      data needed by bkgd when ncurses is configured with extended colors
      (patch by Denis Tikhomirov).
    > fixes for OS/2 (patches by KO Myung-Hun)
    + use button instead of kbuf[0] in EMX-specific part of lib_mouse.c
    + support building with libtool on OS/2
    + use stdc++ on OS/2 kLIBC
    + clear cf_XOPEN_SOURCE on OS/2
  - Remove patch ncurses-6.0-wildcard_for_ppc64.patch as this change is
    now upstream with patch set 20151024
* Sat Oct 31 2015
  - remove hunk from ncurses-6.0.dif modifying
    according to NEWS (20110924) it is not used anymore
  - drop ncurses-5.9-overwrite.dif as not neededd
    (WITH_OVERWRITE=$with_overwrite is in configure already twice anyway)
  - drop ncurses-6.0-avoid-line-markers.dif as not needed
    (see ncurses/base/ 69-84)
* Mon Oct 12 2015
  -Add ncurses patch 20151010
    + add configure check for openpty to test/configure script, for ditto.
    + minor fixes to test/view.c in investigating Debian #790847.
    + update autoconf patch to 2.52.20150926, incorporates a fix for Cdk.
    + add workaround for breakage of POSIX makefiles by recent binutils
    + improve check for working poll() by using posix_openpt() as a
    fallback in case there is no valid terminal on the standard input
    (prompted by discussion on bug-ncurses mailing list, Debian #676461).
  -Add ncurses patch 20150926
    + change makefile rule for removing to distclean rather
    than clean.
    + add /lib/terminfo to terminfo-dirs in ".deb" test-package.
    + add note on portability of resizeterm and wresize to manual pages.
  - Add ncurses patch 20150919
    + clarify in resizeterm.3x how KEY_RESIZE is pushed onto the input
    + clarify in curs_getch.3x that the keypad mode affects ability to
    read KEY_MOUSE codes, but does not affect KEY_RESIZE.
    + add overlooked build-fix needed with Cygwin for separate Ada95
    configure script, cf: 20150606 (report by Nicolas Boulenguez)
* Thu Oct 08 2015
  - Sedate the inflexible factory-auto checks
* Wed Oct 07 2015
  - remove macro defined system-wide already
  - remove special handling of patch which is no longer present
  - move tack replacement code to one spot under comment
  - remove duplicate parameters for configure
  - fix position of
* Wed Oct 07 2015
  - Simplify bootstrapping of libtinfo and its fallback.c
* Tue Oct 06 2015
  - Add some comments what is done in the spec file as well as
    do some modernisation, concretion, and clarification
* Fri Sep 25 2015
  - New patch to avoid ppc64 build error, related to bnc#946048
* Mon Sep 14 2015
  - Add ncurses patch 20150912
    + fixes for configure/build using clang on OSX (prompted by report by
      William Gallafent).
      + do not redefine "inline" in ncurses_cfg.h; this was originally to
      solve a problem with gcc/g++, but is aggravated by clang's misuse
      of symbols to pretend it is gcc.
      + add braces to configure script to prevent unwanted add of
      "-lstdc++" to the CXXLIBS symbol.
      + improve/update test-program used for checking existence of stdc++
      + if $CXXLIBS is set, the linkage test uses that in addition to $LIBS
* Mon Sep 07 2015
  - Add ncurses patch 20150905
    + add note in curs_addch.3x about line-drawing when it depends upon
    + add tic -q option for consistency with infocmp, use it to suppress
      all comments from the "tic -I" output.
    + modify infocmp -q option to suppress the "Reconstructed from"
    + add infocmp/tic -Q option, which allows one to dump the compiled
      form of the terminal entry, in hexadecimal or base64.
* Mon Aug 31 2015
  - Add ncurses patch 20150822
    + sort options in usage message for infocmp, to make it simpler to
      see unused letters.
    + update usage message for tic, adding "-0" option.
    + documented differences in ESCDELAY versus AIX's implementation.
    + fix some compiler warnings from ports.
    + modify --with-pkg-config-libdir option to make it possible to install
      ".pc" files even if pkg-config is not found (adapted by patch by
      Joshua Root).
* Mon Aug 17 2015
  - Add ncurses patch 20150815
    + disallow "no" as a possible value for "--with-shlib-version" option,
      overlooked in cleanup-changes for 20000708 (report by Tommy Alex).
    + update release notes in INSTALL.
    + regenerate llib-* files to help with review for release notes.
  - Modify patch ncurses-5.9-overwrite.dif
* Fri Aug 14 2015
  - Add ncurses patch 20150810
    + workaround for Debian #65617, which was fixed in mawk's upstream
      releases in 2009 (report by Sven Joachim).  See
  - Move infocmp from devel to utils package for ruby readline implementation
* Wed Aug 12 2015
  - Update to official ncurses 6.0
    + based on the patch 20150808
  - Port and rename several patches
    ncurses-5.9-avoid-line-markers.dif becomes ncurses-6.0-avoid-line-markers.dif
    ncurses-5.9.dif becomes ncurses-6.0.dif
  - Add ncurses patch 20150808
    + build-fix for Ada95 on older platforms without stdint.h
    + build-fix for Solaris, whose /bin/sh and /usr/bin/sed are non-POSIX.
    + update release announcement, summarizing more than 800 changes across
      more than 200 snapshots.
    + minor fixes to manpages, etc., to simplify linking from announcement
* Tue Jul 28 2015
  - Add ncurses patch 20150725
    + updated llib-* files.
    + build-fixes for ncurses library "test_progs" rule.
    + use alternate workaround for gcc 5.x feature (adapted from patch by
      Mikhail Peselnik).
    + add status line to tmux via xterm+sl (patch by Nicholas Marriott).
    + fixes for st 0.5 from testing with tack -TD
    + review/improve several manual pages to break up wall-of-text:
      curs_add_wch.3x, curs_attr.3x, curs_bkgd.3x, curs_bkgrnd.3x,
      curs_getcchar.3x, curs_getch.3x, curs_kernel.3x, curs_mouse.3x,
      curs_outopts.3x, curs_overlay.3x, curs_pad.3x, curs_termattrs.3x
      curs_trace.3x, and curs_window.3x
* Mon Jul 27 2015
  - Rework fixing the pkg-config files
* Mon Jul 20 2015
  - Add ncurses patch 20150719
    + correct an old logic error for %A and %O in tparm (report by "zreed").
    + improve documentation for signal handlers by adding section in the
      curs_initscr.3x page.
    + modify logic in make_keys.c to not assume anything about the size
      of strnames and strfnames variables, since those may be functions
      in the thread- or broken-linker configurations (problem found by
    + modify test/configure script to check for pthreads configuration,
      e.g., ncursestw library.
* Mon Jul 13 2015
  - Add ncurses patch 20150711 pre-release
    + modify scripts to build/use test-packages for the pthreads
      configuration of ncurses6.
    + add references to ttytype and termcap symbols in demo_terminfo.c and
      demo_termcap.c to ensure that when building, etc., that
      the corresponding names such as _nc_ttytype are added to the list of
      versioned symbols (report by Werner Fink)
    + fix regression from 20150704 (report/patch by Werner Fink).
* Mon Jul 06 2015
  - Add ncurses patch 20150606 pre-release
    + make ABI 6 the default by updates to and VERSION, with the
      intention that the existing ABI 5 should build as before using the
      "--with-abi=5" option.
    + regenerate ada- and man-html documentation.
    + minor fixes to color- and util-manpages.
    + fix a regression in Ada95/gen/, to handle special case of
      Cygwin, which uses the broken-linker feature.
    + amend fix for CF_NCURSES_CONFIG used in test/configure to assume that
      ncurses package scripts work when present for cross-compiling, as the
      lessor of two evils (cf: 20150530).
    + add check in configure script to disallow conflicting options
      "--with-termlib" and "--enable-term-driver".
    + move defaults for "--disable-lp64" and "--with-versioned-syms" into
      CF_ABI_DEFAULTS macro.
  - Add ncurses patch 20150613
    + fix overflow warning for OSX with lib_baudrate.c (cf: 20010630).
    + modify script used to generate map/sym files to mark 5.9.20150530 as
      the last "5.9" version, and regenerated the files.  That makes the
      files not use ".current" for the post-5.9 symbols.  This also
      corrects the label for _nc_sigprocmask used in when weak symbols are
      configured for the ncursest/ncursestw libraries (prompted by
      discussion with Sven Joachim).
    + fix typo in NEWS (report by Sven Joachim).
  - Add ncurses patch 20150627
    + modify configure script to remove deprecated ABI 5 symbols when
      building ABI 6.
    + add symbols _nc_Default_Field, _nc_Default_Form, _nc_has_mouse to
      map-files, but marked as deprecated so that they can easily be
      suppressed from ABI 6 builds (Debian #788610).
    + comment-out "screen.xterm" entry, and inherit screen.xterm-256color
      from xterm-new (report by Richard Birkett) -TD
    + modify read_entry.c to set the error-return to -1 if no terminal
      databases were found, as documented for setupterm.
    + add test_setupterm.c to demonstrate normal/error returns from the
      setupterm and restartterm functions.
    + amend cleanup change from 20110813 which removed redundant definition
      of ret_error, etc., from tinfo_driver.c, to account for the fact that
      it should return a bool rather than int (report/analysis by Johannes
  - Add ncurses patch 20150704
    + fix a few problems reported by Coverity.
    + fix comparison against "/usr/include" in misc/
      (report by Daiki Ueno, Debian #790548, cf:  20141213).
  - Add tack patch 1.07.20150606
    + Able to handle ncurses6 in configure
* Mon Jun 01 2015
  - Add ncurses patch 20150530
    + change private type for Event_Mask in Ada95 binding to work when
      mmask_t is set to 32-bits.
    + remove spurious "%;" from st entry (report by Daniel Pitts) -TD
    + add vte-2014, update vte to use that -TD
    + modify tic and infocmp to "move" a diagnostic for tparm strings that
      have a syntax error to tic's "-c" option (report by Daniel Pitts).
    + fix two problems with configure script macros (Debian #786436,
      cf: 20150425, cf: 20100529).
  - Add ncurses patch 20150523
    + add 'P' menu item to test/ncurses.c, to show pad in color.
    + improve discussion in curs_color.3x about color rendering (prompted
      by comment on Stack Overflow forum):
    + remove screen-bce.mlterm, since mlterm does not do "bce" -TD
    + add several screen.XXX entries to support the respective variations
      for 256 colors -TD
    + add putty+fnkeys* building-block entries -TD
    + add smkx/rmkx to capabilities analyzed with infocmp "-i" option.
* Mon May 18 2015
  - Add ncurses patch 20150516
    + amend change to ".pc" files to only use the extra loader flags which
      may have rpath options (report by Sven Joachim, cf: 20150502).
    + change versioning for dpkg's in test-packages for Ada95 and
      ncurses-examples for consistency with Debian, to work with package
    + regenerate html manpages.
    + clarify handling of carriage return in waddch manual page; it was
      discussed only in the portability section (prompted by comment on
      Stack Overflow forum):
* Mon May 11 2015
  - Add ncurses patch 20150509
    + add test-packages for cross-compiling ncurses-examples using the
      MinGW test-packages.  These are only the Debian packages; RPM later.
    + cleanup format of debian/copyright files
    + add pc-files to the MinGW cross-compiling test-packages.
    + correct a couple of places in to handle renaming of
      the tinfo library.
* Mon May 04 2015
  - Add ncurses patch 20150502
    + modify the configure script to allow different default values
      for ABI 5 versus ABI 6.
    + add wgetch-events to test-packages.
    + add a note on how to build ncurses-examples to test/README.
    + fix a memory leak in delscreen (report by Daniel Kahn Gillmor,
      Debian #783486) -TD
    + remove unnecessary ';' from E3 capabilities -TD
    + add tmux entry, derived from screen (patch by Nicholas Marriott).
    + split-out recent change to nsterm-bce as nsterm-build326, and add
      nsterm-build342 to reflect changes with successive releases of OSX
      (discussion with Leonardo B Schenkel)
    + add xon, ich1, il1 to ibm3161 (patch by Stephen Powell, Debian
    + add sample "magic" file, to document ext-putwin.
    + modify to add explicit -ltinfo, etc., to the
      generated ".pc" file when ld option "--as-needed" is used, or when
      ncurses and tinfo are installed without using rpath (prompted by
      discussion with Sylvain Bertrand).
    + modify test-package for ncurses6 to omit rpath feature when installed
      in /usr.
    + add OSX's "*.dSYM" to clean-rules in makefiles.
    + make extra-suffix work for OSX configuration, e.g., for shared
    + modify Ada95/configure script to work with pkg-config
    + move test-package for ncurses6 to /usr, since filename-conflicts have
      been eliminated.
    + corrected build rules for Ada95/gen/generate; it does not depend on
      the ncurses library aside from headers.
    + reviewed man pages, fixed a few other spelling errors.
    + fix a typo in curs_util.3x (Sven Joachim).
    + use extra-suffix in some overlooked shared library dependencies
      found by 20150425 changes for test-packages.
    + update config.guess, config.sub from
* Mon Apr 27 2015
  - Add ncurses patch 20150425
    + expanded description of tgetstr's area pointer in manual page
      (report by Todd M Lewis).
    + in-progress changes to modify test-packages to use ncursesw6 rather
      than ncursesw, with updated configure scripts.
    + modify CF_NCURSES_CONFIG in Ada95- and test-configure scripts to
      check for ".pc" files via pkg-config, but add a linkage check since
      frequently pkg-config configurations are broken.
    + modify misc/ to include EXTRA_LDFLAGS, e.g., for the
      rpath option.
    + add 'dim' capability to screen entry (report by Leonardo B Schenkel)
    + add several key definitions to nsterm-bce to match preconfigured
      keys, e.g., with OSX 10.9 and 10.10 (report by Leonardo B Schenkel)
    + fix repeated "extra-suffix" in (cf: 20150418).
    + improve term_variables manual page, adding section on the terminfo
      long-name symbols which are defined in the term.h header.
    + fix bug in lib_tracebits.c introduced in const-fixes (cf: 20150404).
* Mon Apr 13 2015
  - Add ncurses patch 20150404
    + improve description of start_color() in the manual.
    + modify several files in ncurses- and progs-directories to allow
      const data used in internal tables to be put by the linker into the
      readonly text segment.
  - Add ncurses patch 20150329
    + correct cut/paste error for "--enable-ext-putwin" that made it the
      same as "--enable-ext-colors" (report by Roumen Petrov)
  - Add ncurses patch 20150328
    + add "-f" option to test/savescreen.c to help with testing/debugging
      the extended putwin/getwin.
    + add logic for writing/reading combining characters in the extended
    + add "--enable-ext-putwin" configure option to turn on the extended
* Mon Mar 09 2015
  - Add ncurses patch 20150307
    + document limitations of getwin in manual page (prompted by discussion
      with John S Urban).
    + extend test/savescreen.c to demonstrate that color pair values
      and graphic characters can be restored using getwin.
* Tue Mar 03 2015
  - Add ncurses patch 20150228
    + modify win_driver.c to eliminate the constructor, to make it more
      usable in an application which may/may not need the console window
      (report by Grady Martin).
* Fri Feb 27 2015
  - Add ncurses patch 20150221
    + capture define's related to -D_XOPEN_SOURCE from the configure check
      and add those to the *-config and *.pc files, to simplify use for
      the wide-character libraries.
    + modify ncurses.spec to accommodate Fedora21's location of pkg-config
    + correct sense of "--disable-lib-suffixes" configure option (report
      by Nicolas Boos, cf: 20140426).
* Mon Feb 16 2015
  - Add ncurses patch 20150214
    + regenerate html manpages using improved man2html from work on xterm.
    + regenerated ".map" and ".sym" files using improved script, accounting
      for the "--enable-weak-symbols" configure option (report by Werner
* Mon Jan 26 2015
  - Add ncurses patch 20150124
    + add configure check to determine if "local: _*;" can be used in the
      ".map" files to selectively omit symbols beginning with "_".  On at
      least recent FreeBSD, the wildcard applies to all "_" symbols.
    + remove obsolete/conflicting rule for from
      ncurses/ (cf:  20130706).
  - Apply symbol versioning only for SUSE version greater that 1320
* Wed Jan 21 2015
  - Now with symbol version control
* Wed Jan 21 2015
  - Add ncurses patch 20150117
    + improve description in INSTALL of the --with-versioned-syms option.
    + add combination of --with-hashed-db and --with-ticlib to
      configurations for ".map" files (report by Werner Fink).
* Wed Jan 21 2015
  - Add ncurses-5.9-avoid-line-markers.dif to pass -P to the preprocessor
    when generating lib_gen.c to avoid breaking the parsing with AWK
    of the preprocessor output of GCC 4.9 and up.
* Mon Jan 12 2015
  - Add ncurses patch 20150110
    + add a step to generating ".map" files, to declare any remaining
      symbols beginning with "_" as local, at the last version node.
    + improve configure checks for pkg-config, addressing a variant found
      with FreeBSD ports.
    + modify win_driver.c to provide characters for special keys, like
      ansi.sys, when keypad mode is off, rather than returning nothing at
      all (discussion with Eli Zaretskii).
    + add "broken_linker" and "hashed-db" configure options to combinations
      use for generating the ".map" and ".sym" files.
    + avoid using "ld" directly when creating shared library, to simplify
      cross-compiles.  Also drop "-Bsharable" option from shared-library
      rules for FreeBSD and DragonFly (FreeBSD #196592).
    + fix a memory leak in form library Free_RegularExpression_Type()
      (report by Pavel Balaev).
* Wed Jan 07 2015
  - Add ncurses patch 20150103
    + modify_nc_flush() to retry if interrupted (patch by Stian Skjelstad).
    + change map files to make _nc_freeall a global, since it may be used
      via the Ada95 binding when checking for memory leaks.
    + improve sed script used in 20141220 to account for wide-, threaded-
      variations in ABI 6.
  - Add ncurses patch 20141227
    + regenerate ".map" files, using step overlooked in 20141213 to use
      the same patch-dates across each file to match (report by
      Sven Joachim).
  - Add ncurses patch 20141221
    + fix an incorrect variable assignment in 20141220 changes (report by
      Sven Joachim).
  - Add ncurses patch 20141220
    + updated Ada95/configure with macro changes from 20141213
    + tie configure options --with-abi-version and --with-versioned-syms
      together, so that ABI 6 libraries have distinct symbol versions from
      the ABI 5 libraries.
    + replace obsolete/nonworking link to man2html with current one,
      regenerate html-manpages.
* Tue Dec 16 2014
  - Add ncurses patch 20141206
    + updated ".map" files so that each symbol that may be shared across
      the different library configurations has the same label.  Some
      review is needed to ensure these are really compatible.
    + modify to work around change in development version of
      gcc introduced here:
      (reports by Marcus Shawcroft, Maohui Lei).
    + improved configure macro CF_SUBDIR_PATH, from lynx changes.
  - Add ncurses patch 20141213
    + modify misc/ to add -I option for include-directory
      when using both --prefix and --disable-overwrite (report by Misty
      De Meo).
    + add configure option --with-pc-suffix to allow minor renaming of
      ".pc" files and the corresponding library.  Use this in the test
      package for ncurses6.
    + modify configure script so that if pkg-config is not installed, it
      is still possible to install ".pc" files (report by Misty De Meo).
    + updated ".sym" files, removing symbols which are marked as "local"
      in the corresponding ".map" files.
    + updated ".map" files to reflect move of comp_captab and comp_hash
      from tic-library to tinfo-library in 20090711 (report by Sven
  - Add ncurses patch 20141129
    + improved ".map" files by generating them with a script that builds
      ncurses with several related configurations and merges the results.
      A further refinement is planned, to make the tic- and tinfo-library
      symbols use the same versions across each of the four configurations
      which are represented (reports by Sven Joachim, Werner Fink).
* Mon Nov 17 2014
  - Do not use new symbol versioning as some common symbols are missed
  - Add ncurses patch 20141115
    + improve description of limits for color values and color pairs in
      curs_color.3x (prompted by patch by Tim van der Molen).
    + add VERSION file, using first field in that to record the ABI version
      used for configure --with-libtool --disable-libtool-version
    + add configure options for applying the ".map" and ".sym" files to
      the ncurses, form, menu and panel libraries.
    + add ".map" and ".sym" files to show exported symbols, e.g., for
  - Add ncurses patch 20141101
    + improve strict compiler-warnings by adding a cast in TRACE_RETURN
      and making a new TRACE_RETURN1 macro for cases where the cast does
      not apply.
* Mon Oct 20 2014
  - Add ncurses patch 20141018
    + reviewed terminology 0.6.1, add function key definitions.  None of
      the vt100-compatibility issues were improved -TD
    + improve infocmp conversion of extended capabilities to termcap by
      correcting the limit check against parametrized[], as well as filling
      in a check if the string happens to have parameters, e.g., "xm"
      in recent changes.
    + add check for zero/negative dimensions for resizeterm and resize_term
      (report by Mike Gran).
* Mon Oct 13 2014
  - Add ncurses patch 20141011
    + add experimental support for xterm's 1005 mouse mode, to use in a
      demonstration of its limitations.
    + add experimental support for "%u" format to terminfo.
    + modify test/ncurses.c to also show position reports in 'a' test.
    + minor formatting fixes to _nc_trace_mmask_t, make this function
      exported to help with debugging mouse changes.
    + improve behavior of wheel-mice for xterm protocol, noting that there
      are only button-presses for buttons "4" and "5", so there is no need
      to wait to combine events into double-clicks (report/analysis by
      Greg Field).
    + provide examples xterm-1005 and xterm-1006 terminfo entries -TD
    + implement decoder for xterm SGR 1006 mouse mode.
  - Adapt patch ncurses-5.9.dif
* Tue Sep 30 2014
  - Add upstream patch 20140927
    + implement curs_set in win_driver.c
    + implement flash in win_driver.c
    + fix an infinite loop in win_driver.c if the command-window loses
    + improve the non-buffered mode, i.e., NCURSES_CONSOLE2, of
      win_driver.c by temporarily changing the buffer-size to match the
      window-size to eliminate the scrollback.  Also enforce a minimum
      screen-size of 24x80 in the non-buffered mode.
    + modify generated misc/Makefile to suppress from the
      dependencies if the --disable-db-install option is used, compensating
      for the top-level makefile changes used to add ncurses*-config in the
      20140920 changes (report by Steven Honeyman).
* Tue Sep 23 2014
  - Add ncurses patch 20140920
    + add ncurses*-config to bin-directory of sample package-scripts.
    + add check to ensure that getopt is available; this is a problem in
      some older cross-compiler environments.
    + expanded on the description of --disable-overwrite in INSTALL
      (prompted by reports by Joakim Tjernlund, Thomas Klausner).
      See Gentoo #522586 and NetBSD #49200 for examples.
      which relates to the clarified guidelines.
    + remove special logic from CF_INCLUDE_DIRS which adds the directory
      for the --includedir from the build (report by Joakim Tjernlund).
    + add case for Unixware to CF_XOPEN_SOURCE, from lynx changes.
    + update config.sub from
* Mon Sep 15 2014
  - Add ncurses patch 20140913
    + add a configure check to ignore some of the plethora of non-working
      C++ cross-compilers.
    + build-fixes for Ada95 with gnat 4.9
* Mon Sep 01 2014
  - Add ncurses patch 20140831
    + modify test/demo_termcap.c and test/demo_terminfo.c to make their
      options more directly comparable, and add "-i" option to specify
      a terminal description filename to parse for names to lookup.
* Mon Aug 25 2014
  - Make pkgconfig files work for all current versions that is
    abi 5, abi wide 5, abi 6, and abi wide 6
  - Change patch ncurses-5.9.dif to enable gen-pkgconfig to do this
* Mon Aug 25 2014
  - Add ncurses patch 20140823
    + fix special case where double-width character overwrites a single-
      width character in the first column (report by Egmont Koblinger,
      cf: 20050813).
* Fri Aug 22 2014
  - Install pkg-config files into %_libdir
* Fri Aug 22 2014
  - Install pkg-config files
* Mon Aug 18 2014
  - Add ncurses patch 20140816
    + fix colors in ncurses 'b' test which did not work after changing
      it to put the test-strings in subwindows (cf: 20140705).
    + merge redundant SEE-ALSO sections in form and menu manpages.
  - Add ncurses patch 20140809
    + modify declarations for user-data pointers in C++ binding to use
      reinterpret_cast to facilitate converting typed pointers to void*
      in user's application (patch by Adam Jiang).
    + regenerated html manpages.
    + add note regarding cause and effect for TERM in ncurses manpage,
      having noted clueless verbiage in's "help" file
      which reverses cause/effect.
    + remove special fallback definition for NCURSES_ATTR_T, since macros
      have resolved type-mismatches using casts (cf: 970412).
    + fixes for win_driver.c:
      + handle repainting on endwin/refresh combination.
      + implement beep().
      + minor cleanup.
  - Add ncurses patch 20140802
    + minor portability fixes for MinGW:
      + ensure WINVER is defined in makefiles rather than using headers
      + add check for gnatprep "-T" option
      + work around bug introduced by gcc 4.8.1 in MinGW which breaks
      "trace" feature:
    + fix most compiler warnings for Cygwin ncurses-examples.
    + restore "redundant" -I options in test/, since they are
      typically needed when building the derived ncurses-examples package
      (cf: 20140726).
* Mon Jul 28 2014
  - Add ncurses patch 20140726
    + eliminate some redundant -I options used for building libraries, and
      ensure that ${srcdir} is added to the include-options (prompted by
      discussion with Paul Gilmartin).
    + modify configure script to work with Minix3.2
    + add form library extension O_DYNAMIC_JUSTIFY option which can be
      used to override the different treatment of justification for static
      versus dynamic fields (adapted from patch by Leon Winter).
    + add a null pointer check in test/edit_field.c (report/analysis by
      Leon Winter, cf: 20130608).
* Mon Jul 14 2014
  - Add ncurses patch 20140712
    + correct Charable() macro check for A_ALTCHARSET in wide-characters.
    + build-fix for position-debug code in tty_update.c, to work with or
      without sp-funcs.
  - Add ncurses patch 20140705
    + add w/W toggle to ncurses.c 'B' test, to demonstrate permutation of
      video-attributes and colors with double-width character strings.
* Mon Jun 30 2014
  - Add ncurses patch 20140629
    + correct check in win_driver.c for saving screen contents, e.g., when
      NCURSES_CONSOLE2 is set (cf: 20140503).
    + reorganize b/B menu items in ncurses.c, putting the test-strings into
      subwindows.  This is needed for a planned change to use Unicode
      fullwidth characters in the test-screens.
    + correct update to form status for _NEWTOP, broken by fixes for
      compiler warnings (patch by Leon Winter, cf: 20120616).
* Tue Jun 24 2014
  - Remove the iterm link to terminal entry as there is already
    an iterm entry from an other package
  - Add ncurses patch 20140621
    + change shared-library suffix for AIX 5 and 6 to ".so", avoiding
      conflict with the static library (report by Ben Lentz).
    + document RPATH_LIST in INSTALLATION file, as part of workarounds for
      upgrading an ncurses library using the "--with-shared" option.
    + modify test/ncurses.c c/C tests to cycle through subsets of the
      total number of colors, to better illustrate 8/16/88/256-colors by
      providing directly comparable screens.
    + add test/dots_curses.c, for comparison with the low-level examples.
* Mon Jun 16 2014
  - Add ncurses patch 20140614
    + fix dereference before null check found by Coverity in tic.c
      (cf: 20140524).
    + fix sign-extension bug in read_entry.c which prevented "toe" from
      reading empty "screen+italics" entry.
    + modify sgr for screen.xterm-new to support dim capability -TD
    + add dim capability to nsterm+7 -TD
    + cancel dim capability for iterm -TD
    + add dim, invis capabilities to vte-2012 -TD
    + add sitm/ritm to konsole-base and mlterm3 -TD
  - Add ncurses patch 20140609
    > fix regression in screen terminfo entries (reports by Christian
      Ebert, Gabriele Balducci) -TD
    + revert the change to screen; see notes for why this did not work -TD
    + cancel sitm/ritm for entries which extend "screen", to work around
      screen's hardcoded behavior for SGR 3 -TD
  - Add ncurses patch 20140607
    + separate masking for sgr in vidputs from sitm/ritm, which do not
      overlap with sgr functionality.
    + remove unneeded -i option from adacurses-config; put -a in the -I
      option for consistency (patch by Pascal Pignard).
    + update xterm-new to patch #305 -TD
    + change format of test-scripts for Debian Ada95 and ncurses-examples
      packages to quilted to work around Debian #700177 (cf: 20130907).
    + build fix for form_driver_w.c as part of ncurses-examples package for
      older ncurses than 20131207.
    + add Hello World example to adacurses-config manpage.
    + remove unused --enable-pc-files option from Ada95/configure.
    + add --disable-gnat-projects option for testing.
    + revert changes to Ada95 project-files configuration (cf: 20140524).
    + corrected usage message in adacurses-config.
* Mon May 26 2014
  - Add ncurses patch 20140524
    + fix typo in ncurses manpage for the NCURSES_NO_MAGIC_COOKIE
      environment variable.
    + improve discussion of input-echoing in curs_getch.3x
    + clarify discussion in curs_addch.3x of wrapping.
    + modify parametrized.h to make fln non-padded.
    + correct several entries which had termcap-style padding used in
      terminfo: adm21, aj510, alto-h19, att605-pc, x820 -TD
    + correct syntax for padding in some entries: dg211, h19 -TD
    + correct ti924-8 which had confused padding versus octal escapes -TD
    + correct padding in sbi entry -TD
    + fix an old bug in the termcap emulation; "%i" was ignored in tparm()
      because the parameters to be incremented were already on the internal
      stack (report by Corinna Vinschen).
    + modify tic's "-c" option to take into account the "-C" option to
      activate additional checks which compare the results from running
      tparm() on the terminfo expressions versus the translated termcap
    + modify tic to allow it to read from FIFOs (report by Matthieu Fronton,
      cf: 20120324).
    > patches by Nicolas Boulenguez:
    + explicit dereferences to suppress some style warnings.
    + when c_varargs_to_ada.c includes its header, use double quotes
      instead of <>.
    + samples/ncurses2-util.adb:  removed unused with clause.  The warning
      was removed by an obsolete pragma.
    + replaced Unreferenced pragmas with Warnings (Off).  The latter,
      available with older GNATs, needs no configure test.  This also
      replaces 3 untested Unreferenced pragmas.
    + simplified To_C usage in trace handling.  Using two parameters allows
      some basic formatting, and avoids a warning about security with some
      compiler flags.
    + for generated Ada sources, replace many snippets with one pure
    + removed C_Chtype and its conversions.
    + removed C_AttrType and its conversions.
    + removed conversions between int, Item_Option_Set, Menu_Option_Set.
    + removed int, Field_Option_Set, Item_Option_Set conversions.
    + removed C_TraceType, Attribute_Option_Set conversions.
    + replaced with direct use of Eti_Error, now enumerated.  As it
      was used in a case statement, values were tested by the Ada compiler
      to be consecutive anyway.
    + src/ remove duplicate stanza
      only consider using a project for shared libraries.
  - Add tack patch 1.07.20130713
    * init.c: typo
    * fun.c, scan.c: fix warnings from clang 3.3 --analyze
    * init.c: add error check to setupterm call; ncurses does in fact
      allow hardcopy and generic terminal descriptions (Debian #716377).
* Mon May 12 2014
  - Add ncurses patch 20140510
    + cleanup recently introduced compiler warnings for MingW port.
    + workaround for ${MAKEFLAGS} configure check versus GNU make 4.0,
      which introduces more than one gratuitous incompatibility.
* Mon May 05 2014
  -  Add ncurses patch 20140503
    + add vt520ansi terminfo entry (patch by Mike Gran)
    + further improve MinGW support for the scenario where there is an
      ANSI-escapes handler such as ansicon running in the console window
      (patch by Juergen Pfeifer).
* Mon Apr 28 2014
  - Add ncurses patch 20140426
    + add --disable-lib-suffixes option (adapted from patch by Juergen
    + merge some changes from Juergen Pfeifer's work with MSYS2, to
      simplify later merging:
      + use NC_ISATTY() macro for isatty() in library
      + add _nc_mingw_isatty() and related functions to windows-driver
      + rename terminal driver entrypoints to simplify grep's
    + remove a check in the sp-funcs flavor of newterm() which allowed only
      the first call to newterm() to succeed (report by Thomas Beierlein,
      cf: 20090927).
  - Add ncurses patch 20140419
    + update config.guess, config.sub from
* Mon Apr 14 2014
  - Add ncurses patch 20140412
    + modify configure script:
      + drop the -no-gcc option from Intel compiler, from lynx changes.
      + extend the --with-hashed-db configure option to simplify building
      with different versions of Berkeley database using FreeBSD ports.
    + improve initialization for MinGW port (patch by Juergen Pfeifer):
* Mon Mar 31 2014
  - Add ncurses patch 20140329
    + add check in tic for mismatch between ccc and initp/initc
    + cancel ccc in putty-256color and konsole-256color for consistency
      with the cancelled initc capability (patch by Sven Zuhlsdorf).
    + add xterm+256setaf building block for various terminals which only
      get the 256-color feature half-implemented -TD
    + updated "st" entry (leaving the 0.1.1 version as "simpleterm") to
      0.4.1 -TD
* Thu Mar 27 2014
  - Make sure that libgpm is always loaded dynamically
* Wed Mar 26 2014
  - Add ncurses patch 20140323
    + fix typo in "mlterm" entry (report by Gabriele Balducci) -TD
  - Add ncurses patch 20140322
    + use types from <stdint.h> in sample build-scripts for chtype, etc.
    + modify configure script and to allow the types specified
      using --with-chtype and related options to be defined in <stdint.h>
    + add terminology entry -TD
    + add mlterm3 entry, use that as "mlterm" -TD
    + inherit mlterm-256color from mlterm -TD
* Tue Mar 18 2014
  - Add ncurses patch 20140315
    + modify _nc_New_TopRow_and_CurrentItem() to ensure that the menu's
      top-row is adjusted as needed to ensure that the current item is
      on the screen (patch by Johann Klammer).
    + add wgetdelay() to retrieve _delay member of WINDOW if it happens to
      be opaque, e.g., in the pthread configuration (prompted by patch by
      Soren Brinkmann).
* Wed Mar 12 2014
  - Add ncurses patch 20140308
    + modify ifdef in read_entry.c to handle the case where
      NCURSES_USE_DATABASE is not defined (patch by Xin Li).
    + add cast in form_driver_w() to fix ARM build (patch by Xin Li).
    + add logic to win_driver.c to save/restore screen contents when not
      allocating a console-buffer (cf: 20140215).
* Mon Mar 03 2014
  - Add ncurses patch 20140301
    + clarify error-returns from newwin (report by Ruslan Nabioullin).
  - Add ncurses patch 20140222
    + fix some compiler warnings in win_driver.c
    + updated notes for wsvt25 based on tack and vttest -TD
    + add teken entry to show actual properties of FreeBSD's "xterm"
      console -TD
  - Add ncurses patch 20140215
    + in-progress changes to win_driver.c to implement output without
      allocating a console-buffer.  This uses a pre-existing environment
      variable NCGDB used by Juergen Pfeifer for debugging (prompted by
      discussion with Erwin Waterlander regarding Console2, which hangs
      when reading in an allocated console-buffer).
    + add -t option to gdc.c, and modify to accept "S" to step through the
    + regenerate NCURSES-Programming-HOWTO.html to fix some of the broken
      html emitted by docbook.
  - Add ncurses patch 20140209
    + modify CF_XOPEN_SOURCE macro to omit followup check to determine if
      _XOPEN_SOURCE can/should be defined.  g++ 4.7.2 built on Solaris 10
      has some header breakage due to its own predefinition of this symbol
      (report by Jean-Pierre Flori, Sage #15796).
* Mon Feb 03 2014
  - Add ncurses patch 20140201
    + add/use symbol NCURSES_PAIRS_T like NCURSES_COLOR_T, to illustrate
      which "short" types are for color pairs and which are color values.
    + fix build for s390x, by correcting field bit offsets in generated
      representation clauses when int=32 long=64 and endian=big, or at
      least on s390x (patch by Nicolas Boulenguez).
    + minor cleanup change to test/form_driver_w.c (patch by Gaute Hope).
  - Add ncurses patch 20140125
    + remove unnecessary ifdef's in Ada95/gen/gen.c, which reportedly do
      not work as is with gcc 4.8 due to fixes using chtype cast made for
      new compiler warnings by gcc 4.8 in 20130824 (Debian #735753, patch
      by Nicolas Boulenguez).
* Tue Jan 28 2014
  - Add patch ncurses-5.9-ibm327x.dif to make ibm327x not a generic
    terminal type but a more dumb one (bnc#859214)
* Mon Jan 20 2014
  - Add ncurses patch 20140118
    + apply includesubdir variable which was introduced in 20130805 to (Debian #735782).
  - Correct spec file irarch to make S390(x) fallback terminal types
    working on S390(x) (bnc#859214)
* Tue Dec 17 2013
  - Add ncurses patch 20131214
    + modify configure-script/ifdef's to allow OLD_TTY feature to be
      suppressed if the type of ospeed is configured using the option
    - -with-ospeed to not be a short.  By default, it is a short for
      termcap-compatibility (adapted from suggestion by Christian
    + correct a typo in _nc_baudrate() (patch by Christian Weisgerber,
      cf: 20061230).
    + fix a few -Wlogical-op warnings.
    + updated llib-l* files.
* Tue Dec 10 2013
  - Add ncurses patch 20131207
    + add form_driver_w() entrypoint to wide-character forms library,
      as well as test program form_driver_w (adapted from patch by
      Gaute Hope).
* Fri Nov 29 2013
  - Add ncurses patch 20131123
    + minor fix for CF_GCC_WARNINGS to special-case options which are not
    recognized by clang.
  - Add ncurses patch 20131116
    + add special case to configure script to move _XOPEN_SOURCE_EXTENDED
      definition from CPPFLAGS to CFLAGS if it happens to be needed for
      Solaris, because g++ errors with that definition (report by
      Jean-Pierre Flori, Sage #15268).
    + correct logic in infocmp's -i option which was intended to ignore
      strings which correspond to function-keys as candidates for piecing
      together initialization- or reset-strings.  The problem dates to
      1.9.7a, but was overlooked until changes in -Wlogical-op warnings for
      gcc 4.8 (report by David Binderman).
    + updated CF_GCC_WARNINGS to documented options for gcc 4.9.0, adding
      checks for -Wextra, -Wignored-qualifiers and -Wlogical-op
    + updated CF_GCC_WARNINGS to documented options for gcc 4.9.0, moving
      checks for -Wextra and -Wdeclaration-after-statement into the macro,
      and adding checks for -Wignored-qualifiers, -Wlogical-op and -Wvarargs
    + updated CF_CURSES_UNCTRL_H and CF_SHARED_OPTS macros from ongoing
      work on cdk.
  - Add ncurses patch 20131110
    + minor cleanup of terminfo.tail
* Fri Nov 29 2013
  - On S390(x) use other fallback terminal types, that is have the
    ibm327x and vt220 available even if no terminfo-base is installed.
* Wed Nov 06 2013
  - Add ncurses patch 20131102
    + use TS extension to describe xterm's title-escapes -TD
    + modify terminator and nsterm-s to use xterm+sl-twm building block -TD
    + simplify pfkey expression in ansi.sys -TD
* Tue Oct 29 2013
  - Make it build even with new tar command
  - Add ncurses patch 20131027
    + correct/simplify ifdef's for cur_term versus broken-linker and
      reentrant options (report by Jean-Pierre Flori, cf: 20090530).
    + modify release/version combinations in test build-scripts to make
      them more consistent with other packages.
  - Add ncurses patch 20131019
    + add nc_mingw.h to installed headers for MinGW port; needed for
      compiling ncurses-examples.
    + add rpm-script for testing cross-compile of ncurses-examples.
  - Add ncurses patch 20131014
    + fix new typo in CF_ADA_INCLUDE_DIRS macro (report by Roumen Petrov).
  - Add ncurses patch 20131012
    + fix a few compiler warnings in progs and test.
    + minor fix to package/debian-mingw/rules, do not strip dll's.
    + minor fixes to configure script for empty $prefix, e.g., when doing
      cross-compiles to MinGW.
    + add script for building test-packages of binaries cross-compiled to
      MinGW using NSIS.
  - Add ncurses patch 20131005
    + minor fixes for ncurses-example package and makefile.
    + add scripts for test-builds of cross-compiler packages for ncurses6
      to MinGW.
  - Add ncurses patch 20130928
    + some build-fixes for ncurses-examples with NetBSD-6.0 curses, though
      it lacks some common functions such as use_env() which is not yet
    + build-fix and some compiler warning fixes for ncurses-examples with
      OpenBSD 5.3
    + fix a possible null-pointer reference in a trace message from newterm.
    + quiet a few warnings from NetBSD 6.0 namespace pollution by
      nonstandard popcount() function in standard strings.h header.
    + ignore g++ 4.2.1 warnings for "-Weffc++" in c++/
    + fix a few overlooked places for --enable-string-hacks option.
* Mon Sep 30 2013
  - Add ncurses patch 20130928
    + fix a possible null-pointer reference in a trace message from newterm.
    + ignore g++ 4.2.1 warnings for "-Weffc++" in c++/
    + fix a few overlooked places for --enable-string-hacks option.
  - Add ncurses patch 20130921
    + fix typo in curs_attr.3x (patch by Sven Joachim, cf: 20130831).
    + build-fix for --with-shared option for DragonFly and FreeBSD (report
      by Rong-En Fan, cf: 20130727).
  - Add ncurses patch 20130907
    + revert change to two of the dpkg format files, to work with dpkg
      before/after Debian #700177.
    + fix gcc -Wconversion warning in wattr_get() macro.
    + add msys and msysdll to known host/configuration types (patch by
      Alexey Pavlov).
    + modify CF_RPATH_HACK configure macro to not rely upon "-u" option
      of sort, improving portability.
  - Add ncurses patch 20130831
    + modify test/ncurses.c b/B tests to display lines only for the
      attributes which a given terminal supports, to make room for an
      italics test.
    + completed ncv table in terminfo.tail; it did not list the wide
      character codes listed in X/Open Curses issue 7.
    + add A_ITALIC extension (prompted by discussion with Egmont Koblinger).
  - Add ncurses patch 20130824
    + fix some gcc 4.8 -Wconversion warnings.
    + change format of dpkg test-scripts to quilted to work around bug
      introduced by Debian #700177.
    + discard cached keyname() values if meta() is changed after a value
      was cached using (report by Kurban Mallachiev).
  - Add ncurses patch 20130816
    + add checks in tic to warn about terminals which lack cursor
      addressing, capabilities or having those, are marked as hard_copy or
    + use --without-progs in mingw-ncurses rpm.
    + split out _nc_init_termtype() from alloc_entry.c to use in MinGW
      port when tic and other programs are not needed.
  - Add ncurses patch 20130805
    + add --disable-db-install configure option, to simplify building
      cross-compile support packages.
* Mon Aug 05 2013
  - Add ncurses patch 20130805
    + minor fixes to the --disable-overwrite logic, to ensure that the
      configured $(includedir) is not cancelled by the mingwxx-filesystem
      rpm macros.
    + add --disable-db-install configure option, to simplify building
      cross-compile support packages.
  - Add ncurses patch 20130727
    + improve configure macros from ongoing work on cdk, dialog, xterm:
      + CF_ADD_LIB_AFTER - fix a problem with -Wl options
      + CF_RPATH_HACK - add missing result-message
      + CF_SHARED_OPTS - modify to use $rel_builddir in cygwin and mingw
      dll symbols (which can be overridden) rather than explicit "../".
      + CF_SHARED_OPTS - modify NetBSD and DragonFly symbols to use ${CC}
      rather than ${LD} to improve rpath support.
      + CF_SHARED_OPTS - add a symbol to denote the temporary files that
      are created by the macro, to simplify clean-rules.
      + CF_X_ATHENA - trim extra libraries to work with -Wl,--as-needed
    + fix a regression in hashed-database support for NetBSD, which uses
      the key-size differently from other implementations (cf: 20121229).
  - Add ncurses patch 20130720
    + further improvements for setupterm manpage, clarifying the
      initialization of cur_term.
  - Add ncurses patch 20130713
    + improve manpages for initscr and setupterm.
    + minor compiler-warning fixes
  - Add ncurses patch 20130706
    + add fallback defs for <inttypes.h> and <stdint.h> (cf: 20120225).
    + add check for size of wchar_t, use that to suppress a chunk of
      wcwidth.h in MinGW port.
    + quiet linker warnings for MinGW cross-compile with dll's using the
    - -enable-auto-import flag.
    + add rule to ncurses/Makefile to help diagnose symbol
      table issues.
  - Add ncurses patch 20130622
    + modify the clear program to take into account the E3 extended
      capability to clear the terminal's scrollback buffer (patch by
      Miroslav Lichvar, Redhat #815790).
    + clarify in resizeterm manpage that LINES and COLS are updated.
    + updated ansi example in terminfo.tail, correct misordered example
      of sgr.
    + fix other doclifter warnings for manpages
    + remove unnecessary ".ta" in terminfo.tail, add missing ".fi"
      (patch by Eric Raymond).
  - Add ncurses patch 20130615
    + minor changes to some configure macros to make them more reusable.
    + fixes for tabs program (prompted by report by Nick Andrik):
      + corrected logic in command-line parsing of -a and -c predefined
      tab-lists options.
      + allow "-0" and "-8" options to be combined with others, e.g.,"-0d".
      + make warning messages more consistent with the other utilities by
      not printing the full pathname of the program.
      + add -V option for consistency with other utilities.
    + fix off-by-one in columns for tabs program when processing an option
      such as "-5" (patch by Nick Andrik).
  - Add ncurses patch 20130608
    + add to test/demo_forms.c examples of using the menu-hooks as well
      as showing how the menu item user-data can be used to pass a callback
      function pointer.
    + add test/dots_termcap.c
    + remove setupterm call from test/demo_termcap.c
    + build-fix if --disable-ext-funcs configure option is used.
    + modified test/edit_field.c and test/demo_forms.c to move the lengths
      into a user-data structure, keeping the original string for later
      expansion to free-format input/out demo.
    + modified test/demo_forms.c to load data from file.
    + added note to clarify's non-emulation of the various
      terminal types listed in the preferences dialog -TD
    + fix regression in error-reporting in lib_setup.c (Debian #711134,
      cf: 20121117).
    + build-fix for a case where --enable-broken_linker and
    - -enable-reentrant options are combined (report by George R Goffe).
  - Add ncurses patch 20130525
    + modify mvcur() to distinguish between internal use by the ncurses
      library, and external callers, preventing it from reading the content
      of the screen which is only nonblank when curses calls have updated
      it.  This makes test/dots_mvcur.c avoid painting colored cells in
      the left margin of the display.
    + minor fix to test/dots_mvcur.c
    + move configured symbols USE_DATABASE and USE_TERMCAP to term.h as
      NCURSES_USE_DATABASE and NCURSES_USE_TERMCAP to allow consistent
      use of these symbols in term_entry.h
  - Add ncurses patch 20130518
    + corrected ifdefs in test/testcurs.c to allow comparison of mouse
      interface versus pdcurses (cf: 20130316).
    + add pow() to configure-check for math library, needed since
      20121208 for test/hanoi (Debian #708056).
    + regenerated html manpages.
    + update doctype used for html documentation.
* Fri Jun 21 2013
  - Add some more terminfo entries to terminfo-base (bnc#826171)
* Mon May 13 2013
  - Make LD_LIBRARY_PATH include %_lib to make sure use and test the
    fresh build libraries
* Mon May 13 2013
  - Add ncurses patch 20130511
    + move nsterm-related entries out of "obsolete" section to more
      plausible "ansi consoles" -TD
    + additional cleanup of table-of-contents by reordering -TD
    + revise fix for check for 8-bit value in _nc_insert_ch(); prior fix
      prevented inserts when video attributes were attached to the data
      (cf: 20121215) (Redhat #959534).
  - Add ncurses patch 20130504
    + fixes for issues found by Coverity:
      + correct FNKEY() macro in progs/dump_entry.c, allowing kf11-kf63 to
      display when infocmp's -R option is used for HP or AIX subsets.
      + fix dead-code issue with test/movewindow.c
      + improve limited-checking in _nc_read_termtype().
  - Add ncurses patch 20130427
    + fix clang 3.2 warning in progs/dump_entry.c
    + drop AC_TYPE_SIGNAL check; ncurses relies on c89 and later.
  - Add ncurses patch 20130413
    + add MinGW to cases where ncurses installs by default into /usr
      (prompted by discussion with Daniel Silva Ferreira).
    + add -D option to infocmp's usage-message (patch by Miroslav Lichvar).
    + add a missing 'int' type for main function in configure check for
      type of bool variable, to work with clang 3.2 (report by Dmitri
    + improve configure check for static_cast, to work with clang 3.2
      (report by Dmitri Gribenko).
    + re-order rule for demo.o and macros defining header dependencies in
      c++/ to accommodate gmake (report by Dmitri Gribenko).
  - Add ncurses patch 20130406
    + improve parameter checking in copywin().
    + modify configure script to work around OS X's "libtool" program, to
      choose glibtool instead.  At the same time, chance the autoconf macro
      to look for a "tool" rather than a "prog", to help with potential use
      in cross-compiling.
    + separate the rpath usage for c++ library from demo program
      (Redhat #911540)
    + update/correct header-dependencies in c++ makefile (report by Werner
    + add --with-cxx-shared to dpkg-script, as done for rpm-script.
* Tue Mar 26 2013
  - Add ncurses patch 20130324
    + build-fix for libtool configuration (reports by Daniel Silva Ferreira
      and Roumen Petrov).
  - Add ncurses patch 20130323
    + build-fix for OS X, to handle changes for --with-cxx-shared feature
      (report by Christian Ebert).
    + change initialization for vt220, similar entries for consistency
      with cursor-key strings (NetBSD #47674) -TD
    + further improvements to linux-16color (Benjamin Sittler)
  - Add ncurses patch 20130316
    + additional fix for tic.c, to allocate missing buffer space.
    + eliminate configure-script warnings for
    + correct typo in sgr string for sun-color,
      add bold for consistency with sgr,
      change smso for consistency with sgr -TD
    + correct typo in sgr string for terminator -TD
    + add blink to the attributes masked by ncv in linux-16color (report
      by Benjamin Sittler)
    + improve warning message from post-load checking for missing "%?"
      operator by tic/infocmp by showing the entry name and capability.
    + minor formatting improvement to tic/infocmp -f option to ensure
      line split after "%;".
    + amend scripting for --with-cxx-shared option to handle the debug
      library "libncurses++_g.a" (report by Sven Joachim).
  - Add ncurses patch 20130309
    + amend change to toe.c for reading from /dev/zero, to ensure that
      there is a buffer for the temporary filename (cf: 20120324).
    + regenerated html manpages.
    + fix typo in terminfo.head (report by Sven Joachim, cf: 20130302).
    + updated some autoconf macros:
      + CF_ACVERSION_CHECK, from byacc 1.9 20130304
      + CF_INTEL_COMPILER, CF_XOPEN_SOURCE from luit 2.0-20130217
    + add configure option --with-cxx-shared to permit building
      libncurses++ as a shared library when using g++, e.g., the same
      limitations as libtool but better integrated with the usual build
      configuration (Redhat 911540).
    + modify to filter out build-path which was unnecessarily
      shown in curses.h (Debian #689131).
  - Add ncurses patch 20130302
    + add section to terminfo manpage discussing user-defined capabilities.
    + update manpage description of NCURSES_NO_SETBUF, explaining why it
      is obsolete.
    + add a check in waddch_nosync() to ensure that tab characters are
      treated as control characters; some broken locales claim they are
    + add some traces to the Windows console driver.
    + initialize a temporary array in _nc_mbtowc, needed for some cases
      of raw input in MinGW port.
  - Make it build even with shared libncurses++ and its demo test program
* Mon Feb 18 2013
  - Add ncurses patch 20130126
    + further fixes to mvcur to pass callback function (cf: 20130112),
      needed to make test/dots_mvcur work.
    + reduce calls to SetConsoleActiveScreenBuffer in win_driver.c, to
      help reduce flicker.
    + modify configure script to omit "+b" from linker options for very
      old HP-UX systems (report by Dennis Grevenstein)
    + add HP-UX workaround for missing EILSEQ on old HP-UX systems (patch
      by Dennis Grevenstein).
    + restore memmove/strdup support for antique systems (request by
      Dennis Grevenstein).
    + change %l behavior in tparm to push the string length onto the stack
      rather than saving the formatted length into the output buffer
      (report by Roy Marples, cf: 980620).
  - Add ncurses patch 20130202
    + correct initialization in knight.c which let it occasionally make
      an incorrect move (cf: 20001028).
    + improve documentation of the terminfo/termcap search path.
  - Add ncurses patch 20130209
    + modify test/configure script to make it simpler to override names
      of curses-related libraries, to help with linking with pdcurses in
      mingw environment.
    + if the --with-terminfo-dirs configure option is not used, there is
      no corresponding compiled-in value for that.  Fill in "no default
      value" for that part of the manpage substitution.
  - Add ncurses patch 20130216
    + modify test/testcurs.c to work with mouse for ncurses as it does for
    + modify test/knight.c to work with mouse for pdcurses as it does for
    + modify internal recursion in wgetch() which handles cooked mode to
      check if the call to wgetnstr() returned an error.  This can happen
      when both nocbreak() and nodelay() are set, for instance (report by
      Nils Christopher Brause) (cf: 960418).
    + fixes for issues found by Coverity:
      + add a check for valid position in ClearToEOS()
      + fix in lib_twait.c when --enable-wgetch-events is used, pointer
      use after free.
      + improve a limit-check in make_hash.c
      + fix a memory leak in hashed_db.c
  - Add ncurses patch 20130218
    + correct ifdef on change to lib_twait.c (report by  Werner Fink).
    + update config.guess, config.sub
  - Use screen to emulate a terminal to enable the configure script to
    use poll(2) system call on stderr file descriptor
* Mon Jan 21 2013
  - Add ncurses patch 5.9.20130119
    + fixes for issues found by Coverity:
      + fix memory leak in safe_sprintf.c
      + add check for return-value in tty_update.c
      + correct initialization for -s option in test/view.c
      + add check for numeric overflow in lib_instr.c
      + improve error-checking in copywin
    + add advice in infocmp manpage for termcap users (Debian #698469).
    + add "-y" option to test/demo_termcap and test/demo_terminfo to
      demonstrate behavior with/without extended capabilities.
    + updated termcap manpage to document legacy termcap behavior for
      matching capability names.
    + modify name-comparison for tgetstr, etc., to accommodate legacy
      applications as well as to improve compatbility with BSD 4.2
      termcap implementations (Debian #698299) (cf: 980725).
* Wed Jan 16 2013
  - Add ncurses patch 5.9.20130112
    + correct prototype in manpage for vid_puts.
    + drop ncurses/tty/tty_display.h, ncurses/tty/tty_input.h, since they
      are unused in the current driver model.
    + modify mvcur to use stdout except when called within the ncurses
    + modify vidattr and vid_attr to use stdout as documented in manpage.
    + amend changes made to buffering in 20120825 so that the low-level
      putp() call uses stdout rather than ncurses' internal buffering.
      The putp_sp() call does the same, for consistency (Redhat #892674).
  - Add ncurses patch 5.9.20130105
    + add "-s" option to test/view.c to allow it to start in single-step
      mode, reducing size of trace files when it is used for debugging
      MinGW changes.
    + revert part of 20121222 change to tinfo_driver.c
    + add experimental logic in win_driver.c to improve optimization of
      screen updates.  This does not yet work with double-width characters,
      so it is ifdef'd out for the moment (prompted by report by Erwin
      Waterlander regarding screen flicker).
  - Add ncurses patch 5.9.20121229
    + fix Coverity warnings regarding copying into fixed-size buffers.
    + add throw-declarations in the c++ binding per Coverity warning.
    + minor changes to new-items for consistent reference to bug-report
  - Add ncurses patch 5.9.20121222
    + add *.dSYM directories to clean-rule in ncurses directory makefile,
      for Mac OS builds.
    + add a configure check for gcc option -no-cpp-precomp, which is not
      available in all Mac OS X configurations (report by Andras Salamon,
      cf: 20011208).
    + improve 20021221 workaround for broken acs, handling a case where
      that ACS_xxx character is not in the acsc string but there is a known
      wide-character which can be used.
* Mon Dec 17 2012
  - Add ncurses patch 5.9.20121215
    + fix several warnings from clang 3.1 --analyze, includes correcting
      a null-pointer check in _nc_mvcur_resume.
    + correct display of double-width characters with MinGW port (report
      by Erwin Waterlander).
    + replace MinGW's wcrtomb(), fixing a problem with _nc_viscbuf
    + correct check for 8-bit value in _nc_insert_ch().
    + remove dead code in progs/tset.c, test/linedata.h
    + add null-pointer checks in lib_tracemse.c, panel.priv.h, and some
  - Add ncurses patch 5.9.20121208
    + modify test/knight.c to show the number of choices possible for
      each position in automove option, e.g., to allow user to follow
      Warnsdorff's rule to solve the puzzle.
    + remove a few redundant checks.
    + check return value from remove/unlink in tic.
    + fix a null dereference in c++/
    + fix two instances of uninitialized variables when configuring for the
      terminal driver.
    + correct scope of variable used in SetSafeOutcWrapper macro.
    + set umask when calling mkstemp in tic.
    + initialize wbkgrndset() temporary variable when extended-colors are
  - Add ncurses patch 5.9.20121201
    + also replace MinGW's wctomb(), fixing a problem with setcchar().
  - Add ncurses patch 5.9.20121124
    + correct order of color initialization versus display in some of the
      test-programs, e.g., test_addstr.c
  - Add tack patch 1.07.20120916
    * tack.c: ensure that $TERM is set and is not too large
    * edit.c: build-fix for g++
    * color.c:
      corrected check for ncv (no_color_video), which did not handle
      the case when all video attributes should work.
    * color.c:
      add/use init_palette() and reset_palette() to restore the 0-7
      ANSI colors to sane values after running the change-colors tests.
    * charset.c: add a test for "eslok" capability
* Mon Nov 19 2012
  - Add ncurses patch 5.9.20121117
    > fixes based on Coverity report:
    + add missing braces around FreeAndNull in two places.
    + various fixes in test/ncurses.c
    + improve limit-checks in tinfo/make_hash.c, tinfo/read_entry.c
    + correct malloc size in progs/infocmp.c
    + guard against negative array indices in test/knight.c
    + fix off-by-one limit check in test/color_name.h
    + add null-pointer check in progs/tabs.c, test/bs.c, test/demo_forms.c,
    + fix memory-leak in tinfo/lib_setup.c, progs/toe.c,
      test/clip_printw.c, test/demo_menus.c
    + delete unused windows in test/chgat.c, test/clip_printw.c,
      test/insdelln.c, test/newdemo.c on error-return.
  - Add ncurses patch 5.9.20121110
    + modify configure macro CF_INCLUDE_DIRS to put $CPPFLAGS after the
      local -I include options in case someone has set conflicting -I
      options in $CPPFLAGS (prompted by patch for ncurses/ by
      Vassili Courzakis).
    + modify the ncurses*-config scripts to eliminate relative paths from
      the RPATH_LIST variable, e.g., "../lib" as used in installing shared
      libraries or executables.
* Mon Nov 05 2012
  - Add ncurses patch 5.9.20121026
    + improve malloc/realloc checking (prompted by discussion in Redhat
    + add ncurses test-program as "ncurses6" to the rpm- and dpkg-scripts.
    + updated configure macros CF_GCC_VERSION and CF_WITH_PATHLIST.  The
      first corrects pattern used for Mac OS X's customization of gcc.
  - Add ncurses patch 5.9.20121102
    + realign manual pages and fix a long-ago error in curs_addstr.3x
      which said that a -1 length parameter would only write as much
      as fit onto one line (report by Reuben Thomas).
    + remove obsolete fallback _nc_memmove() for memmove()/bcopy().
    + remove obsolete fallback _nc_strdup() for strdup().
    + cancel any debug-rpm in package/ncurses.spec
    + reviewed vte-2012, reverted most of the change since it was incorrect
      based on testing with tack -TD
    + un-cancel the initc in vte-256color, since this was implemented
      starting with version 0.20 in 2009 -TD
* Wed Oct 17 2012
  - Add ncurses patch 5.9.20121013
    + add vte-2012, gnome-2012, making these the defaults for vte/gnome
  - Add ncurses patch 5.9.20121017
    + fix change to _nc_scroll_optimize(), which incorrectly freed memory
* Mon Oct 08 2012
  - Add ncurses patch 5.9.20121006
    + improve CF_GCC_VERSION to work around Debian's customization of gcc
    - -version message.
    + improve configure macros as done in byacc:
      + drop 2.13 compatibility; use 2.52.xxxx version only since EMX port
      has used that for a while.
      + add 3rd parameter to AC_DEFINE's to allow autoheader to run, i.e.,
      for experimental use.
      + remove unused configure macros.
    + modify configure script and makefiles to quiet new autoconf warning
      for LIBS_TO_MAKE variable.
    + modify configure script to show $PATH_SEPARATOR variable.
    + update config.guess, config.sub
  - Add ncurses patch 5.9.20120922
    + modify setupterm to set its copy of TERM to "unknown" if configured
      for the terminal driver and TERM was null or empty.
    + modify treatment of TERM variable for MinGW port to allow explicit
      use of the windows console driver by checking if $TERM is set to
      "#win32con" or an abbreviation of that.
    + undo recent change to fallback definition of vsscanf() to
* Mon Sep 17 2012
  - Add ncurses patch 5.9.20120908
    + add test-screens to test/ncurses to show 256-characters at a time,
      to help with mingw port.
  - Add ncurses patch 5.9.20120903
    + simplify varargs logic in lib_printw.c; va_copy is no longer needed
    + modifications for mingw port to make wide-character display usable.
  - Add ncurses patch 5.9.20120902
    + regenerate configure script (report by Sven Joachim, cf: 20120901).
  - Add ncurses patch 5.9.20120901
    + add a null-pointer check in _nc_flush (cf: 20120825).
    + fix a case in _nc_scroll_optimize() where the _oldnums_list array
      might not be allocated.
    + improve comparisons in for unset shell variables.
  - Add ncurses patch 5.9.20120826
    + increase size of ncurses' output-buffer, in case of very small
      initial screen-sizes.
    + fix evaluation of TERMINFO and TERMINFO_DIRS default values as needed
      after changes to use --datarootdir (reports by Gabriele Balducci,
      Roumen Petrov).
  - Add ncurses patch 5.9.20120825
    + change output buffering scheme, using buffer maintained by ncurses
      rather than stdio, to avoid problems with SIGTSTP handling (report
      by Brian Bloniarz).
  - Add ncurses patch 5.9.20120811
    + update autoconf patch to 2.52.20120811, adding --datarootdir
      (prompted by discussion with Erwin Waterlander).
    + improve description of --enable-reentrant option in README and the
      INSTALL file.
    + add nsterm-256color, make this the default nsterm -TD
    + remove bw from nsterm-bce, per testing with tack -TD
  - Add ncurses patch 5.9.20120804
    + update test/configure, adding check for tinfo library.
    + improve limit-checks for the getch fifo (report by Werner Fink).
    + fix a remaining mismatch between $with_echo and the symbols updated
      by CF_DISABLE_ECHO affecting parameters for mk-2nd.awk (report by
      Sven Joachim, cf:  20120317).
    + modify followup check for pkg-config's library directory in the
    - -enable-pc-files option to validate syntax (report by Sven Joachim,
      cf: 20110716).
* Tue Jul 31 2012
  - Add ncurses patch 5.9.20120728
    + correct path for ncurses_mingw.h in include/headers, in case build
      is done outside source-tree (patch by Roumen Petrov).
    + modify some older xterm entries to align with xterm source -TD
    + separate "xterm-old" alias from "xterm-r6" -TD
    + add E3 extended capability to xterm-basic and putty -TD
    + parenthesize parameters of other macros in curses.h -TD
    + parenthesize parameter of COLOR_PAIR and PAIR_NUMBER in curses.h
    in case it happens to be a comma-expression, etc. (patch by Nick
  - Add ncurses patch 5.9.20120721
    + improved form_request_by_name() and menu_request_by_name().
    + eliminate two fixed-size buffers in toe.c
    + extend use_tioctl() to have expected behavior when use_env(FALSE) and
      use_tioctl(TRUE) are called.
    + modify ncurses test-program, adding -E and -T options to demonstrate
      use_env() versus use_tioctl().
  - Add NEWS and README to installed package documentation ((bnc#772916)
* Thu Jul 26 2012
  - Change order of listes authors into the order of relative
    contributions made (bnc#772916)
  - Add tabs description to description of ncurses-utils (bnc#772916)
* Fri Jul 20 2012
  - Add ncurses patch 5.9.20120714 (bnc#769788)
    + add use_tioctl() function (adapted from patch by Werner Fink,
    Novell #769788):
  - Set the default for use_tioctl() to TRUE and add a note in the
    manual page for this.
* Mon Jul 09 2012
  - Add ncurses patch 5.9.20120707 (bnc#769788)
    + add ncurses_mingw.h to installed headers (prompted by patch by
      Juergen Pfeifer).
    + clarify return-codes from wgetch() in response to SIGWINCH (prompted
      by Novell #769788).
    + modify resizeterm() to always push a KEY_RESIZE onto the fifo, even
      if screensize is unchanged.  Modify _nc_update_screensize() to push a
      KEY_RESIZE if there was a SIGWINCH, even if it does not call
      resizeterm().  These changes eliminate the case where a SIGWINCH is
      received, but ERR returned from wgetch or wgetnstr because the screen
      dimensions did not change (Novell #769788).
* Tue Jun 26 2012
  - Add ncurses patch 5.9.20120622
    + add -d, -e and -q options to test/demo_terminfo and test/demo_termcap
    + fix caching of environment variables in database-iterator (patch by
      Philippe Troin, Redhat #831366).
  - Add ncurses patch 5.9.20120616
    + add configure check to distinguish clang from gcc to eliminate
      warnings about unused command-line parameters when compiler warnings
      are enabled.
    + improve behavior when updating terminfo entries which are hardlinked
      by allowing for the possibility that an alias has been repurposed to
      a new primary name.
    + fix some strict compiler warnings based on package scripts.
    + further fixes for configure check for working poll (Debian #676461).
  - Add ncurses patch 5.9.20120608
    + fix an uninitialized variable in -c/-n logic for infocmp changes
      (cf: 20120526).
  - Add ncurses patch 5.9.20120602
    + add kdch1 aka "Remove" to vt220 and vt220-8 entries -TD
    + add kdch1, etc., to qvt108 -TD
    + add dl1/il1 to some entries based on dl/il values -TD
    + add dl to simpleterm -TD
    + add consistency-checks in tic for insert-line vs delete-line
      controls, and insert/delete-char keys
    + correct no-leaks logic in infocmp when doing comparisons, fixing
      duplicate free of entries given via the command-line, and freeing
      entries loaded from the last-but-one of files specified on the
    + add kdch1 to wsvt25 entry from NetBSD CVS (reported by David Lord,
      analysis by Martin Husemann).
    + add cnorm/civis to wsvt25 entry from NetBSD CVS (report/analysis by
      Onno van der Linden).
* Wed May 30 2012
  - Add ncurses patch 5.9.20120526
    + extend -c and -n options of infocmp to allow comparing more than two
    + correct check in infocmp for number of terminal names when more than
      two are given.
    + correct typo in curs_threads.3x (report by Yanhui Shen on
      freebsd-hackers mailing list).
  - Add ncurses patch 5.9.20120512
    + corrected 'op' for bterm (report by Samuel Thibault) -TD
    + modify test/background.c to demonstrate a background character
      holding a colored ACS_HLINE.  The behavior differs from SVr4 due to
      the thick- and double-line extension (cf: 20091003).
    + modify handling of acs characters in PutAttrChar to avoid mapping an
      unmapped character to a space with A_ALTCHARSET set.
    + rewrite vt520 entry based on vt420 -TD
  - Add ncurses patch 5.9.20120505
    + remove p6 (bold) from opus3n1+ for consistency -TD
    + remove acs stuff from env230 per clues in Ingres termcap -TD
    + modify env230 sgr/sgr0 to match other capabilities -TD
    + modify smacs/rmacs in bq300-8 to match sgr/sgr0 -TD
    + make sgr for dku7202 agree with other caps -TD
    + make sgr for ibmpc agree with other caps -TD
    + make sgr for tek4107 agree with other caps -TD
    + make sgr for ndr9500 agree with other caps -TD
    + make sgr for sco-ansi agree with other caps -TD
    + make sgr for d410 agree with other caps -TD
    + make sgr for d210 agree with other caps -TD
    + make sgr for d470c, d470c-7b agree with other caps -TD
    + remove redundant AC_DEFINE for NDEBUG versus Makefile definition.
    + fix a back-link in _nc_delink_entry(), which is needed if ncurses is
      configured with --enable-termcap and --disable-getcap.
  - Add ncurses patch 5.9.20120428
    + fix some inconsistencies between vt320/vt420, e.g., cnorm/civis -TD
    + add eslok flag to dec+sl -TD
    + dec+sl applies to vt320 and up -TD
    + drop wsl width from xterm+sl -TD
    + reuse xterm+sl in putty and nsca-m -TD
    + add ansi+tabs to vt520 -TD
    + add ansi+enq to vt220-vt520 -TD
    + fix a compiler warning in example in ncurses-intro.doc (Paul Waring).
    + added paragraph in keyname manpage telling how extended capabilities
      are interpreted as key definitions.
    + modify tic's check of conflicting key definitions to include extended
      capability strings in addition to the existing check on predefined
  - Add ncurses patch 5.9.20120421
    + improve cleanup of temporary files in tic using atexit().
    + add msgr to vt420, similar DEC vtXXX entries -TD
    + add several missing vt420 capabilities from vt220 -TD
    + factor out ansi+pp from several entries -TD
    + change xterm+sl and xterm+sl-twm to include only the status-line
      capabilities and not "use=xterm", making them more generally useful
      as building-blocks -TD
    + add dec+sl building block, as example -TD
  - Add ncurses patch 5.9.20120414
    + add consistency check in tic for screen's "XT" capability.
    + add section in terminfo.src summarizing the user-defined capabilities
      used in that file -TD
  - Add ncurses patch 5.9.20120407
    + fix an inconsistency between tic/infocmp "-x" option; tic omits all
      non-standard capabilities, while infocmp was ignoring only the user
      definable capabilities.
    + improve special case in tic parsing of description to allow it to be
      followed by terminfo capabilities.  Previously the description had to
      be the last field on an input line to allow tic to distinguish
      between termcap and terminfo format while still allowing commas to be
      embedded in the description.
    + correct variable name in which broke configurability of
      the --with-xterm-kbs option.
    + revert 2011-07-16 change to "linux" alias, return to "linux2.2" -TD
    + further amend 20110910 change, providing for configure-script
      override of the "linux" terminfo entry to install and changing the
      default for that to "linux2.2" (Debian #665959).
  - Add ncurses patch 5.9.20120331
    + update Ada95/configure to use CF_DISABLE_ECHO (cf: 20120317).
    + correct order of use-clauses in st-256color -TD
    + modify configure script to look for gnatgcc if the Ada95 binding
      is built, in preference to the default gcc/cc (suggested by
      Nicolas Boulenguez).
    + modify configure script to ensure that the same -On option used for
      the C compiler in CFLAGS is used for ADAFLAGS rather than simply
      using -O3 (suggested by Nicolas Boulenguez)
  - Add ncurses patch 5.9.20120324
    + amend an old fix so that next_char() exits properly for empty files,
      e.g., from reading /dev/null (cf: 20080804).
    + modify tic so that it can read from the standard input, or from
      a character device.  Because tic uses seek's, this requires writing
      the data to a temporary file first (prompted by remark by Sven
      Joachim) (cf: 20000923).
  - Add ncurses patch 5.9.20120317
    + correct a check made in lib_napms.c, so that terminfo applications
      can again use napms() (cf: 20110604).
    + add a note in tic.h regarding required casts for ABSENT_BOOLEAN
      (cf: 20040327).
    + correct scripting for --disable-echo option in test/configure.
    + amend check for missing c++ compiler to work when no error is
      reported, and no variables set (cf: 20021206).
    + add/use configure macro CF_DISABLE_ECHO.
* Mon Mar 12 2012
  - Add check_build script to avoid to stumble on gcc exception 32
* Mon Mar 12 2012
  - Add ncurses patch 5.9.20120310
    + fix some strict compiler warnings for abi6 and 64-bits.
    + use begin_va_copy/end_va_copy macros in lib_printw.c (cf: 20120303).
    + improve a limit-check in infocmp.c (Werner Fink)
* Mon Mar 05 2012
  - Add tack patch 1.07.20120303
    + fix many compilerv warnings
    + update auto configure
    + update copyright date
    + Update configure-script and makefile template to work with this
      post-5.9 change, allowing build of tack within the ncurses
      source-tree 20110924.  The change is prompted by review of
      OpenSUSE package by Werner Fink, using a patch from the rpm
      source file: ncurses-5.9-tack-tinfo.dif (2011-11-18)
* Mon Mar 05 2012
  - Add ncurses patch 5.9.20120303
    + minor tidying of terminfo.tail, clarify reason for limitation
      regarding mapping of \0 to \200
    + minor improvement to _nc_copy_termtype(), using memcpy to replace
    + fix no-leaks checking in test/demo_termcap.c to account for multiple
      calls to setupterm().
    + modified the libgpm change to show previous load as a problem in the
    > merge some patches from OpenSUSE rpm (Werner Fink):
    + ncurses-5.7-printw.dif, fixes for varargs handling in lib_printw.c
    + ncurses-5.7-gpm.dif, do not dlopen libgpm if already loaded by
      runtime linker
    + ncurses-5.6-fallback.dif, do not free arrays and strings from static
      fallback entries
* Thu Mar 01 2012
  - Add ncurses patch 5.9.20120228
    + fix breakage in tic/infocmp from 20120225 (report by Werner Fink).
* Mon Feb 27 2012
  - Add ncurses patch 5.9.20120225
    + modify configure script to allow creating dll's for MinGW when
    + add --enable-string-hacks option to control whether strlcat and
      strlcpy may be used.  The same issue applies to OpenBSD's warnings
      about snprintf, noting that this function is weakly standardized.
    + add configure checks for strlcat, strlcpy and snprintf, to help
      reduce bogus warnings with OpenBSD builds.
    + build-fix for OpenBSD 4.9 to supply consistent intptr_t declaration
    + update config.guess, config.sub
* Tue Feb 14 2012
  - Add ncurses patch 5.9.20120211
    + make sgr for xterm-pcolor agree with other caps -TD
    + make sgr for att5425 agree with other caps -TD
    + make sgr for att630 agree with other caps -TD
    + make sgr for linux entries agree with other caps -TD
    + make sgr for tvi9065 agree with other caps -TD
    + make sgr for ncr260vt200an agree with other caps -TD
    + make sgr for ncr160vt100pp agree with other caps -TD
    + make sgr for ncr260vt300an agree with other caps -TD
    + make sgr for aaa-60-dec-rv, aaa+dec agree with other caps -TD
    + make sgr for cygwin, cygwinDBG agree with other caps -TD
    + add configure option --with-xterm-kbs to simplify configuration for
      Linux versus most other systems.
* Mon Feb 06 2012
  - Add ncurses patch 5.9.20120204
    + improved tic -D option, avoid making target directory and provide
      better diagnostics.
* Mon Jan 30 2012
  - Add ncurses patch 5.9.20120128
    + add mach-gnu (Debian #614316, patch by Samuel Thibault)
    + add mach-gnu-color, tweaks to mach-gnu terminfo -TD
    + make sgr for sun-color agree with smso -TD
    + make sgr for prism9 agree with other caps -TD
    + make sgr for icl6404 agree with other caps -TD
    + make sgr for ofcons agree with other caps -TD
    + make sgr for att5410v1, att4415, att620 agree with other caps -TD
    + make sgr for aaa-unk, aaa-rv agree with other caps -TD
    + make sgr for avt-ns agree with other caps -TD
    + amend fix intended to separate fixups for acsc to allow "tic -cv" to
      give verbose warnings (cf:  20110730).
    + modify misc/ to make the location of the tabset directory
      consistent with misc/, i.., using ${datadir}/tabset
      (Debian #653435, patch by Sven Joachim).
  - Add ncurses patch 5.9.20120121
    + add --with-lib-prefix option to allow configuring for old/new flavors
    of OS/2 EMX.
    + modify check for gnat version to allow for year, as used in FreeBSD
    + modify check_existence() in db_iterator.c to simply check if the
    path is a directory or file, according to the need.  Checking for
    directory size also gives no usable result with OS/2 (cf: 20120107).
    + support OS/2 kLIBC (patch by KO Myung-Han).
* Mon Jan 16 2012
  - Add ncurses patch 5.9.20120114
    * several improvements to test/movewindow.c (prompted by discussion on
    Linux Mint forum):
  - Add ncurses patch 5.9.20120107
    * various improvments for MinGW (Juergen Pfeifer):
  - Add ncurses patch 5.9.20111231
    * modify toe's report when -a and -s options are combined, to add
    a column showing which entries belong to a given database.
    * add -s option to toe, to sort its output.
    * modify progs/toe.c, simplifying use of db-iterator results to use
    caching improvements from 20111001 and 20111126.
    * correct generation of pc-files when ticlib or termlib options are
    given to rename the corresponding tic- or tinfo-libraries (report
    by Sven Joachim).
  - Add ncurses patch 5.9.20111224
    * document a portability issue with tput, i.e., that scripts which work
    with ncurses may fail in other implementations that do no parameter
    * add putty-sco entry -TD
  - Add ncurses patch 5.9.20111217
    * review/fix places in manpages where --program-prefix configure option
    was not being used.
    * add -D option to infocmp, to show the database locations that it
    could use.
    * fix build for the special case where term-driver, ticlib and termlib
    are all enabled.  The terminal driver depends on a few features in
    the base ncurses library, so tic's dependencies include both ncurses
    and termlib.
    * fix build work for term-driver when --enable-wgetch-events option is
    * use <stdint.h> types to fix some questionable casts to void*.
  - Add ncurses patch 5.9.20111210
    * modify configure script to check if thread library provides
    pthread_mutexattr_settype(), e.g., not provided by Solaris 2.6
    * modify configure script to suppress check to define _XOPEN_SOURCE
    for IRIX64, since its header files have a conflict versus
    * modify configure script to add ".pc" files for tic- and
    tinfo-libraries, which were omitted in recent change (cf: 20111126).
    * fix inconsistent checks on $PKG_CONFIG variable in configure script.
* Tue Dec 20 2011
  - remove call to suse_update_config (very old work around)
* Mon Dec 05 2011
  - Add ncurses patch 5.9.20111203
    * modify configure-check for etip.h dependencies, supplying a temporary
    copy of ncurses_dll.h since it is a generated file (prompted by
    Debian #646977).
    * modify CF_CPP_PARAM_INIT "main" function to work with current C++.
* Mon Nov 28 2011
  - Add ncurses patch 5.9.20111126
    * correct database iterator's check for duplicate entries
    (cf: 20111001).
    * modify database iterator to ignore $TERMCAP when it is not an
    absolute pathname.
    * add -D option to tic, to show the database locations that it could
    * improve description of database locations in tic manpage.
    * modify the configure script to generate a list of the ".pc" files to
    generate, rather than deriving the list from the libraries which have
    been built (patch by Mike Frysinger).
    * use AC_CHECK_TOOLS in preference to AC_PATH_PROGS when searching for
    ncurses*-config, e.g., in Ada95/configure and test/configure (adapted
    from patch by Mike Frysinger).
* Thu Nov 24 2011
  - Avoid linker script as bash configure can not
    handle this
* Thu Nov 24 2011
  - Use linker scripts to amke sure that libtinfo will be found
    even if -ltinfo is missed on the linker command line
* Tue Nov 22 2011
  - Add ncurses patch 5.9.20111119
    * remove obsolete/conflicting fallback definition for _POSIX_SOURCE
    from curses.priv.h, fixing a regression with IRIX64 and Tru64
    (cf: 20110416)
    * modify _nc_tic_dir() to ensure that its return-value is nonnull,
    i.e., the database iterator was not initialized.  This case is needed
    to when tic is translating to termcap, rather than loading the
    database (cf:  20111001).
* Fri Nov 18 2011
  - Update to tack 1.07-20110626
  - Enlarge hash size for run time linker
  - Enforce bind references to global function symbols to the
    definition within libncurses and libtinfo
* Thu Nov 17 2011
  - Add ncurses patch 5.9.20111112
    * add pccon entries for OpenBSD console (Alexei Malinin).
    * build-fix for OpenBSD 4.9 with gcc 4.2.1, setting _XOPEN_SOURCE to
    600 to work around inconsistent ifdef'ing of wcstof between C and
    C++ header files.
    * modify capconvert script to accept more than exact match on "xterm",
    e.g., the "xterm-*" variants, to exclude from the conversion (patch
    by Robert Millan).
    * fix a typo misc/, used in uninstalling pc-files.
  - Add ncurses patch 5.9.20111030
    * modify make_db_path() to allow creating "terminfo.db" in the same
    directory as an existing "terminfo" directory.  This fixes a case
    where switching between hashed/filesystem databases would cause the
    new hashed database to be installed in the next best location -
    root's home directory.
    * add variable cf_cv_prog_gnat_correct to those passed to
    config.status, fixing a problem with Ada95 builds (cf: 20111022).
    * change feature test from _XPG5 to _XOPEN_SOURCE in two places, to
    accommodate broken implementations for _XPG6.
    * eliminate usage of NULL symbol from etip.h, to reduce header
    * add configure check to decide when to add _XOPEN_SOURCE define to
    compiler options, i.e., for Solaris 10 and later (cf: 20100403).
    This is a workaround for gcc 4.6, which fails to build the c++
    binding if that symbol is defined by the application, due to
    incorrectly combining the corresponding feature test macros
    (report by Peter Kruse).
  - Add ncurses patch 5.9.20111022
    * correct logic for discarding mouse events, retaining the partial
    events used to build up click, double-click, etc, until needed
    (cf: 20110917).
    * fix configure script to avoid creating unused Ada95 makefile when
    gnat does not work.
    * cleanup width-related gcc 3.4.3 warnings for 64-bit platform, for the
    internal functions of libncurses.  The external interface of courses
    uses bool, which still produces these warnings.
  - Add ncurses patch 5.9.20111015
    * improve description of --disable-tic-depends option to make it
    clear that it may be useful whether or not the --with-termlib
    option is also given (report by Sven Joachim).
    * amend termcap equivalent for set_pglen_inch to use the X/Open
    "YI" rather than the obsolete Solaris 2.5 "sL" (cf: 990109).
    * improve manpage for tgetent differences from termcap library.
  - Add ncurses patch 5.9.20111008
    * moved static data from db_iterator.c to lib_data.c
    * modify db_iterator.c for memory-leak checking, fix one leak.
    * modify misc/ to use Requires.private for the parts
    of ncurses rather than Requires, as well as Libs.private for the
    other library dependencies (prompted by Debian #644728).
  - Add ncurses patch 5.9.20111001
    * modify tic "-K" option to only set the strict-flag rather than force
    source-output.  That allows the same flag to control the parser for
    input and output of termcap source.
    * modify _nc_getent() to ignore backslash at the end of a comment line,
    making it consistent with ncurses' parser.
    * restore a special-case check for directory needed to make termcap
    text files load as if they were databases (cf: 20110924).
    * modify tic's resolution/collision checking to attempt to remove the
    conflicting alias from the second entry in the pair, which is
    normally following in the source file.  Also improved the warning
    message to make it simpler to see which alias is the problem.
    * improve performance of the database iterator by caching search-list.
  - Add ncurses patch 5.9.20110925
    * add a missing "else" in changes to _nc_read_tic_entry().
  - Add ncurses patch 5.9.20110924
    * modify _nc_read_tic_entry() so that hashed-database is checked before
    * updated CF_CURSES_LIBS check in test/configure script.
    * modify configure script and makefiles to split TIC_ARGS and
    TINFO_ARGS into pieces corresponding to LDFLAGS and LIBS variables,
    to help separate searches for tic- and tinfo-libraries (patch by Nick
    Alcock aka "Nix").
    * build-fix for lib_mouse.c changes (ch: 20110917).
  - Add ncurses patch 5.9.20110917
    * fix compiler warning for clang 2.9
    * improve merging of mouse events (integrated patch by Damien
    * correct mask-check used in lib_mouse for wheel mouse buttons 4/5
    (patch by Damien Guibouret).
  - Add ncurses patch 5.9.20110910
    * modify misc/ to select a "linux" entry which works with
    the current kernel rather than assuming it is always "linux3.0"
    (cf: 20110716).
    * revert a change to getmouse() which had the undesirable side-effect
    of suppressing button-release events (report by Damien Guibouret,
    cf: 20100102).
    * add xterm+kbs fragment from xterm #272 -TD
    * add configure option --with-pkg-config-libdir to provide control over
    the actual directory into which pc-files are installed, do not use
    the pkg-config environment variables (discussion with Frederic L W
    * add link to mailing-list archive in, as done in
    FAQ (prompted by question by Andrius Bentkus).
    * improve manpage install by adjusting the "#include" examples to
    show the ncurses-subdirectory used when --disable-overwrite option
    is used.
    * install an alias for "curses" to the ncurses manpage, tied to the
    - -with-curses-h configure option (suggested by Reuben Thomas).
  - Add ncurses patch 5.9.20110903
    * propagate error-returns from wresize, i.e., the internal
    increase_size and decrease_size functions through resize_term (report
    by Tim van der Molen, cf:  20020713).
    * fix typo in tset manpage (patch by Sven Joachim).
  - Add ncurses patch 5.9.20110820
    * add a check to ensure that termcap files which might have "^?" do
    not use the terminfo interpretation as "\177".
    * minor cleanup of X-terminal emulator section of terminfo.src -TD
    * add terminator entry -TD
    * add simpleterm entry -TD
    * improve wattr_get macros by ensuring that if the window pointer is
    null, then the attribute and color values returned will be zero
    (cf: 20110528).
  - Add ncurses patch 5.9.20110813
    * add substitution for $RPATH_LIST to misc/
    * improve performance of tic with hashed-database by caching the
    database connection, using atexit() to cleanup.
    * modify treatment of 2-character aliases at the beginning of termcap
    entries so they are not counted in use-resolution, since these are
    guaranteed to be unique.  Also ignore these aliases when reporting
    the primary name of the entry (cf: 20040501)
    * double-check gn (generic) flag in terminal descriptions to
    accommodate old/buggy termcap databases which misused that feature.
    * minor fixes to _nc_tgetent(), ensure buffer is initialized even on
  - Add ncurses patch 5.9.20110807
    * improve rpath fix from 20110730 by ensuring that the new $RPATH_LIST
    variable is defined in the makefiles which use it.
    * build-fix for DragonFlyBSD's pkgsrc in test/configure script.
    * build-fixes for NetBSD 5.1 with termcap support enabled.
    * corrected k9 in dg460-ansi, add other features based on manuals -TD
    * improve trimming of whitespace at the end of terminfo/termcap output
    from tic/infocmp.
    * when writing termcap source, ensure that colons in the description
    field are translated to a non-delimiter, i.e., "=".
    * add "-0" option to tic/infocmp, to make the termcap/terminfo source
    use a single line.
    * add a null-pointer check when handling the $CC variable.
  - Add ncurses patch 5.9.20110730
    * modify configure script and makefiles in c++ and progs to allow the
    directory used for rpath option to be overridden, e.g., to work
    around updates to the variables used by tic during an install.
    * add -K option to tic/infocmp, to provide stricter BSD-compatibility
    for termcap output.
    * add _nc_strict_bsd variable in tic library which controls the
    "strict" BSD termcap compatibility from 20110723, plus these
    * allow escapes such as "\8" and "\9" when reading termcap
    * disallow "\a", "\e", "\l", "\s" and "\:" escapes when reading
      termcap files, passing through "a", "e", etc.
    * expand "\:" as "\072" on output.
    * modify _nc_get_token() to reset the token's string value in case
    there is a string-typed token lacking the "=" marker.
    * fix a few memory leaks in _nc_tgetent.
    * fix a few places where reading from a termcap file could refer to
    freed memory.
    * add an overflow check when converting terminfo/termcap numeric
    values, since terminfo stores those in a short, and they must be
    * correct internal variables used for translating to termcap "%>"
    feature, and translating from termcap %B to terminfo, needed by
    tctest (cf: 19991211).
    * amend a minor fix to acsc when loading a termcap file to separate it
    from warnings needed for tic (cf: 20040710)
    * modify logic in _nc_read_entry() and _nc_read_tic_entry() to allow
    a termcap file to be handled via TERMINFO_DIRS.
    * modify _nc_infotocap() to include non-mandatory padding when
    translating to termcap.
    * modify _nc_read_termcap_entry(), passing a flag in the case where
    getcap is used, to reduce interactive warning messages.
  - Add ncurses patch 5.9.20110723
    * add a check in start_color() to limit color-pairs to 256 when
    extended colors are not supported (patch by David Benjamin).
    * modify setcchar to omit no-longer-needed OR'ing of color pair in
    the SetAttr() macro (patch by David Benjamin).
    * add kich1 to sun terminfo entry (Yuri Pankov)
    * use bold rather than reverse for smso in sun-color terminfo entry
    (Yuri Pankov).
    * improve generation of termcap using tic/infocmp -C option, e.g.,
    to correspond with 4.2BSD (prompted by discussion with Yuri Pankov
    regarding Schilling's test program):
    * translate %02 and %03 to %2 and %3 respectively.
    * suppress string capabilities which use %s, not supported by tgoto
    * use \040 rather than \s
    * expand null characters as \200 rather than \0
    * modify configure script to support shared libraries for DragonFlyBSD.
  - Add ncurses patch 5.9.20110716
    * replace an assert() in _nc_Free_Argument() with a regular null
    pointer check (report/analysis by Franjo Ivancic).
    * modify configure --enable-pc-files option to take into account the
    PKG_CONFIG_PATH variable (report by Frederic L W Meunier).
    * add/use xterm+tmux chunk from xterm #271 -TD
    * resync xterm-new entry from xterm #271 -TD
    * add E3 extended capability to linux-basic (Miroslav Lichvar)
    * add linux2.2, linux2.6, linux3.0 entries to give context for E3 -TD
    * add SI/SO change to linux2.6 entry (Debian #515609) -TD
    * fix inconsistent tabset path in pcmw (Todd C. Miller).
    * remove a backslash which continued comment, obscuring altos3
    definition with OpenBSD toolset (Nicholas Marriott).
  - Add ncurses patch 5.9.20110702
    * add workaround from xterm #271 changes to ensure that compiler flags
    are not used in the $CC variable.
    * improve support for shared libraries, tested with AIX 5.3, 6.1 and
    7.1 with both gcc 4.2.4 and cc.
    * modify configure checks for AIX to include release 7.x
    * add loader flags/libraries to libtool options so that dynamic loading
    works properly, adapted from ncurses-5.7-ldflags-with-libtool.patch
    at gentoo prefix repository (patch by Michael Haubenwallner).
  - Add ncurses patch 5.9.20110626
    * move include of nc_termios.h out of term_entry.h, since the latter
    is installed, e.g., for tack while the former is not (report by
    Sven Joachim).
  - Add ncurses patch 5.9.20110625
    * improve cleanup() function in lib_tstp.c, using _exit() rather than
    exit() and checking for SIGTERM rather than SIGQUIT (prompted by
    comments forwarded by Nicholas Marriott).
    * reduce name pollution from term.h, moving fallback #define's for
    tcgetattr(), etc., to new private header nc_termios.h (report by
    Sergio NNX).
    * two minor fixes for tracing (patch by Vassili Courzakis).
    * improve trace initialization by starting it in use_env() and
    * review old email, add details for some changelog entries.
  - Add ncurses patch 5.9.20110611
    * update minix entry to minix 3.2 (Thomas Cort).
    * fix a strict compiler warning in change to wattr_get (cf: 20110528).
  - Add ncurses patch 5.9.20110604
    * fixes for MirBSD port:
    * set default prefix to /usr.
    * add support for shared libraries in configure script.
    * use S_ISREG and S_ISDIR consistently, with fallback definitions.
    * add a few more checks based on ncurses/link_test.
    * modify to handle sp-funcs renaming of NCURSES_OUTC type.
  - Add ncurses patch 5.9.20110528
    * add case to CF_SHARED_OPTS for Interix (patch by Markus Duft).
    * used ncurses/link_test to check for behavior when the terminal has
    not been initialized and when an application passes null pointers
    to the library.  Added checks to cover this (prompted by Redhat
    * modify to make its main() function call each function
    with zero parameters, to help find inconsistent checking for null
    pointers, etc.
  - Add ncurses patch 5.9.20110521
    * fix warnings from clang 2.7 "--analyze"
  - Add ncurses patch 5.9.20110514
    * compiler-warning fixes in panel and progs.
    * modify CF_PKG_CONFIG macro, from changes to tin -TD
    * modify CF_CURSES_FUNCS configure macro, used in test directory
    configure script:
    * work around (non-optimizer) bug in gcc 4.2.1 which caused
      test-expression to be omitted from executable.
    * force the linker to see a link-time expression of a symbol, to
      help work around weak-symbol issues.
  - Add ncurses patch 5.9.20110507
    * update discussion of script in INSTALL; normally the
    script is used automatically via the configured makefiles.  However
    there are still occasions when it might be used directly by packagers
    (report by Gunter Schaffler).
    * modify misc/ to omit the "-L" option from the
    "--libs" output if the library directory is /usr/lib.
    * change order of tests for curses.h versus ncurses.h headers in the
    configure scripts for Ada95 and test-directories, to look for
    ncurses.h, from fixes to tin -TD
    * modify ncurses/tinfo/access.c to account for Tandem's root uid
    (report by Joachim Schmitz).
  - Add ncurses patch 5.9.20110430
    * modify rules in Ada95/src/ to ensure that the PIC option
    is not used when building a static library (report by Nicolas
    * Ada95 build-fix for big-endian architectures such as sparc.  This
    undoes one of the fixes from 20110319, which added an "Unused" member
    to representation clauses, replacing that with pragmas to suppress
    warnings about unused bits (patch by Nicolas Boulenguez):
  - Add ncurses patch 5.9.20110423
    * add check in test/configure for use_window, use_screen.
    * add configure-checks for getopt's variables, which may be declared
    as different types on some Unix systems.
    * add check in test/configure for some legacy curses types of the
    function pointer passed to tputs().
    * modify init_pair() to accept -1's for color value after
    assume_default_colors() has been called (Debian #337905).
    * modify test/background.c, adding commmand-line options to demonstrate
    assume_default_colors() and use_default_colors().
  - Add ncurses patch 5.9.20110416
    * modify configure script/source-code to only define _POSIX_SOURCE if
    the checks for sigaction and/or termios fail, and if _POSIX_C_SOURCE
    and _XOPEN_SOURCE are undefined (report by Valentin Ochs).
    * update config.guess, config.sub
  - Add ncurses patch 5.9.20110409
    * fixes to build c++ binding with clang 3.0 (patch by Alexander
    * add check for unctrl.h in test/configure, to work around breakage in
    some ncurses packages.
    * add "--disable-widec" option to test/configure script.
    * add "--with-curses-colr" and "--with-curses-5lib" options to the
    test/configure script to address testing with very old machines.
* Thu Nov 17 2011
  - Update to ncurses 5.9
    * various build-fixes for the rpm/dpkg scripts.
    * add "--enable-rpath-link" option to Ada95/configure, to allow
    packages to suppress the rpath feature which is normally used for
    the in-tree build of sample programs.
    * corrected definition of libdir variable in Ada95/src/,
    needed for rpm script.
    * add "--with-shared" option to Ada95/configure script, to allow
    making the C-language parts of the binding use appropriate compiler
    options if building a shared library with gnat.
    * portability fixes for Ada95 binding
    * update test/configure macros CF_CURSES_LIBS, CF_XOPEN_SOURCE and
    * add configure check to determine if gnat's project feature supports
    libraries, i.e., collections of .ali files.
    * make all dereferences in Ada95 samples explicit.
    * fix typo in comment in lib_add_wch.c (patch by Petr Pavlu).
    * add configure check for, ifdef's for math.h which is in a separate
    package on Solaris and potentially not installed (report by Petr
    * fixes for Ada95 binding
    * change order of -I options from ncurses*-config script when the
    - -disable-overwrite option was used, so that the subdirectory include
    is listed first.
    * modify the scripts to add a MANIFEST and NEWS file.
    * modify configure script to provide value for HTML_DIR in
    Ada95/gen/, which depends on whether the Ada95 binding is
    distributed separately (report by Nicolas Boulenguez).
    * modify configure script to add -g and/or -O3 to ADAFLAGS if the
    CFLAGS for the build has these options.
    * amend change from 20070324, to not add 1 to the result of getmaxx
    and getmaxy in the Ada binding (report by Nicolas Boulenguez for
    thread in comp.lang.ada).
    * build-fix Ada95/samples for gnat 4.5
    * spelling fixes for Ada95/samples/explain.txt
    * fixes for Ada95 binding
* Wed Nov 16 2011
  - Split libncurses(w) into libncurses(w)+libtinfo to be able to
    link python against wide libncursesw and libreadline which is
    linked with libtinfo only (bnc#729226)
* Fri Sep 30 2011
  - cross-build fixes: use %configure macro, use host's tic/tack
    for build, don't ldd tack
* Thu Sep 29 2011
  - fix build under qemu for the ARM port
* Tue Mar 08 2011
  - Add ncurses patch 5.8.20110307
    * revert changes to limit-checks from 20110122 (Debian #616711).
    * corrected a minor sign error in a field of Low_Level_Field_Type, to
    conform to form.h.
    * replaced C_Int by Curses_Bool as return type for some callbacks, see
* Mon Mar 07 2011
  - Add ncurses patch 5.8.20110305
    * fix an off-by-one error in _nc_slk_initialize() from 20100605 fixes
    for compiler warnings (report by Nicolas Boulenguez).
* Thu Mar 03 2011
  - Update to ncurses 5.8
    * change open() in _nc_read_file_entry() to fopen() for consistency
    with write_file().
    * modify misc/ to create parent directory, in case this is
    a new install of hashed database.
    * add cons25-debian entry (patch by Brian M Carlson, Debian #607662).
    * add xterm-utf8 entry as a demo of the U8 feature -TD
    * add U8 feature to denote entries for terminal emulators which do not
    support VT100 SI/SO when processing UTF-8 encoding -TD
    * improve the NCURSES_NO_UTF8_ACS feature by adding a check for an
    extended terminfo capability U8 (prompted by mailing list
    * correct limit-checks in derwin().
    * fix a missing "weak" declaration for pthread_kill (patch by Nicholas Alcock).
    * improve documentation of KEY_ENTER in curs_getch.3x manpage (prompted
    by discussion with Kevin Martin).
    * document thick- and double-line symbols in curs_add_wch.3x manpage.
    * document WACS_xxx constants in curs_add_wch.3x manpage.
    * fix typo in man/default_colors.3x (patch by Tim van der Molen).
    * fix remaining strict compiler warnings in ncurses library ABI=5,
    except those dealing with function pointers, etc.
    * modify nc_tparm.h, adding guards against repeated inclusion, and
    allowing TPARM_ARG to be overridden.
    * suppress ncv in screen entry, allowing underline (patch by Alejandro R Sedeno).
    * also suppress ncv in konsole-base -TD
    * fixes in wins_nwstr() and related functions to ensure that special
    characters, i.e., control characters are handled properly with the
    wide-character configuration.
    * correct a comparison in wins_nwstr() (Redhat #661506).
    * correct help-messages in some of the test-programs, which still
    referred to quitting with 'q'.
    * add special case to _nc_infotocap() to recognize the setaf/setab
    strings from xterm+256color and xterm+88color, and provide a reduced
    version which works with termcap.
    * fix typo in rmso for tek4106 entry -Goran Weinholt
    * repurpose "gnome" terminfo entries as "vte", retaining "gnome" items
    for compatibility, but generally deprecating those since the VTE
    library is what actually defines the behavior of "gnome", etc.,
    since 2003 -TD
    * correct parsing of relative tab-stops in tabs program (report by
    Philip Ganchev).
    * adjust configure script so that "t" is not added to library suffix
    when weak-symbols are used, allowing the pthread configuration to
    more closely match the non-thread naming (report by Werner Fink).
    * modify configure check for tic program, used for fallbacks, to a
    warning if not found.  This makes it simpler to use additonal
    scripts to bootstrap the fallbacks code using tic from the build
    tree (report by Werner Fink).
* Tue Dec 21 2010
  - Change rxvt-unicode terminfo entry (Thanks darix)
* Tue Oct 12 2010
  - Enforce the correct libraries for tic to generate the fallback.c
* Tue Oct 12 2010
  - Avoid libncursest6 by re-enabling weak symbol for pthread_kill()
  - Fix broken manual page terminfo(5) by disabling tbl during install
  - Add ncurses*-config manual pages to file list of devel package
* Mon Oct 11 2010
  - Update to test version 5.7.20101009 (bnc#644831 and bnc#540571)
    * correct comparison used for setting 16-colors in linux-16color
      entry (Novell #644831) -TD
    * improve linux-16color entry, using "dim" for color-8 which makes it
      gray rather than black like color-0 -TD
    * add checks in tic for inconsistent cursor-movement controls, and for
      inconsistent printer-controls.
    * fill in no-parameter forms of cursor-movement where a parameterized
      form is available -TD
    * fill in missing cursor controls where the form of the controls is
      ANSI -TD
    * fix inconsistent punctuation in form_variables manpage (patch by
      Sven Joachim).
    * add parameterized cursor-controls to linux-basic (report by Dae) -TD
    * add "XT" capability to entries for terminals that support both
      xterm-style mouse- and title-controls, for "screen" which
      special-cases TERM beginning with "xterm" or "rxvt" -TD
    * add configure check for pthread_kill(), needed for some old
    * modify nsterm, xnuppc and tek4115 to make sgr/sgr0 consistent -TD
    * add check in terminfo source-reader to provide more informative
      message when someone attempts to run tic on a compiled terminal
      description (prompted by Debian #593920).
    * note in infotocap and captoinfo manpages that they read terminal
      descriptions from text-files (Debian #593920).
    * improve acsc string for vt52, show arrow keys (patch by Benjamin
    * correct a typo in mk-1st.awk (patch by Gabriele Balducci)
      (cf: 20100724)
    * document tabs "-0" and "-8" options in manpage.
    * add a check in tic for missing set_tab if clear_all_tabs given.
    * add mlterm+256color entry, for mlterm 3.0.0 -TD
    * fix configure script for combining --with-pthread
      and --enable-weak-symbols options.
    * add configure option --enable-pthreads-eintr to control whether the
      new EINTR feature is enabled.
    * modify logic in pthread configuration to allow EINTR to interrupt
      a read operation in wgetch() (Novell #540571, patch by Werner Fink).
    * modify _nc_capcmp() to work with cancelled strings.
    * correct translation of "^" in _nc_infotocap(), used to transform
      terminfo to termcap strings
    * simplify logic in _nc_get_screensize() to make it easier to see how
      environment variables may override system- and terminfo-values
      (prompted by discussion with Igor Bujna).
    * add check if Gpm_Open() returns a -2, e.g., for "xterm".  This is
      normally suppressed but can be overridden using $NCURSES_GPM_TERMS.
      Ensure that Gpm_Close() is called in this case.
    * use va_copy() in _nc_printf_string() to avoid conflicting use of
      va_list value in _nc_printf_length() (report by Wim Lewis).
    * add several screen-bce.XXX entries -TD
    * update mrxvt terminfo entry -TD
    * modify win_driver.c to support mouse single-clicks.
    * correct name for termlib in ncurses*-config, e.g., if it is renamed
      to provide a single file for ncurses/ncursesw libraries (patch by
      Miroslav Lichvar).
    * for term-driver configuration, ensure that the driver pointer is
      initialized in setupterm so that terminfo/termcap programs work.
    * amend fix for Debian #542031 to ensure that wattrset() returns only
      OK or ERR, rather than the attribute value (report by Miroslav
    * reorder WINDOWLIST to put WINDOW data after SCREEN pointer, making
      _nc_screen_of() compatible between normal/wide libraries again (patch
      by Miroslav Lichvar)
    * modify win_driver.c to initialize TERMINAL struct so that programs
      such as test/lrtest.c and test/ncurses.c which test string
      capabilities can run.
* Tue Sep 07 2010
  - BuildRequire gpm-devel
* Wed Jul 14 2010
  - List authors in contribution order
* Fri Jul 02 2010
  - Use %_smp_mflags
* Fri May 07 2010
  - Ad workaround to enforce that the terminal rading thread will
    interrupted by SIGWINCH (bnc#540571)
* Fri Jan 15 2010
  - Disable experimetal term-driver API as this crash on NULL
    pointer function _nc_globals.term_driver
* Tue Jan 12 2010
  - Update to test version 5.7.20100109
    * add tiparm(), based on review of X/Open Curses Issue 7.
    * minor improvement to tic's checking of similar SGR's to allow for the
      most common case of SGR 0.
    * modify getmouse() to act as its documentation implied, returning on
      each call the preceding event until none are left.  When no more
      events remain, it will return ERR.
    * add bterm terminfo entry, based on bogl 0.1.18 -TD
    * minor fix to rxvt+pcfkeys terminfo entry -TD
    * update minix terminfo entry -TD
    * add bw (auto-left-margin) to nsterm* entries (Benjamin Sittler)
    * correct transfer of multicolumn characters in multirow
      field_buffer(), which stopped at the end of the first row due to
      filling of unused entries in a cchar_t array with nulls.
    * updated nsterm* entries (Benjamin Sittler, Emanuele Giaquinta)
    * modify _nc_viscbuf2() and _tracecchar_t2() to show wide-character nulls.
    * fix case where progs/tput is used while sp-funcs is configure; this
      requires save/restore of out-character function from _nc_prescreen
      rather than the SCREEN structure (report by Charles Wilson).
    * limit hashing for termcap-names to 2-characters (Ubuntu #481740).
    * fix a regression in _nc_ripoffline which made test/ncurses.c not show
      soft-keys, broken in 20090927 merging.
    * update nsterm entries (patch by Benjamin C W Sittler, prompted by
      discussion with Fabian Groffen in GenToo #206201).
    * add test/xterm-256color.dat
    * modify _nc_wgetch() to check for a -1 in the fifo, e.g., after a
      SIGWINCH, and discard that value, to avoid confusing application
      (patch by Eygene Ryabinkin, FreeBSD bin/136223).
    * modify handling of $PKG_CONFIG_LIBDIR to use only the first item in
      a possibly colon-separated list (Debian #550716).
    * fix a sign-extension bug in unget_wch() (report by Mike Gran).
    * remove unnecessary kcan assignment to ^C from putty (Sven Joachim)
    * add ccc and initc capabilities to xterm-16color -TD
    * add linux-16color
    * correct initc capability of linux-c-nc end-of-range
    * completed integrating "sp-funcs" by Juergen Pfeifer in ncurses
      library (some work remains for forms library).
    * fix typo s/is_timeout/is_notimeout/ which made "man is_notimeout" not work.
    * add null-pointer checks to other opaque-functions.
    * add is_pad() and is_subwin() functions for opaque access to WINDOW
      (discussion with Mark Dickinson).
    * correct merge to lib_newterm.c, which broke when sp-funcs was enabled.
    * build-fix for building outside source-tree (report by Sven Joachim).
    * fix Debian lintian warning for man/tabs.1 by making section number
      agree with file-suffix (report by Sven Joachim).
    * workaround for bug in g++ 4.1-4.4 warnings for wattrset() macro on
      amd64 (Debian #542031).
    * modify wgetch() to ensure it checks SIGWINCH when it gets an error
      in non-blocking mode (patch by Clemens Ladisch).
    * fix configure script option --with-database, which was coded as an
      enable-type switch.
    * modify lib_addch.c to compensate for removal of wide-character test
      from unctrl() in 20090704 (Debian #539735).
    * modify _nc_find_type_entry() to use hashing.
    * modify length returned by getcchar() to count the trailing null
      which is documented in X/Open (cf: 20020427).
    * improve performance of tigetstr, etc., by using hashing code from tic.
    * minor fixes for memory-leak checking.
    * remove wide-character checks from unctrl() (patch by Clemens Ladisch).
    * revise wadd_wch() and wecho_wchar() to eliminate dependency on unctrl().
    * update llib-lncurses[wt] to use sp-funcs.
    * move definition for NCURSES_WRAPPED_VAR back to ncurses_dll.h, to
      make includes of term.h without curses.h work (report by "Nix").
    * fix a regression in lib_tputs.c, from ongoing merges.
    * fix an infinite recursion when adding a legacy-coding 8-bit value
      using insch() (report by Clemens Ladisch).
    * work around antique BSD game's manipulation of stdscr, etc., versus
      SCREEN's copy of the pointer (Debian #528411).
    * add a cast to wattrset macro to avoid compiler warning when comparing
      its result against ERR (adapted from patch by Matt Kraii, Debian #528374).
    * add vwmterm terminfo entry (patch by Bryan Christ).
    * build fix for _nc_free_and_exit() change in 20090418 (report by Christian Ebert).
    * extend ansi.sys pfkey capability from kf1-kf10 to kf1-kf48, moving
      function key definitions from emx-base for consistency -TD
    * improve install-rules for pc-files (patch by Miroslav Lichvar).
    * make it work with $DESTDIR
    * modify init_pair() to allow caller to create extra color pairs beyond
      the color_pairs limit, which use default colors (request by Emanuele Giaquinta).
    * fix typo "==" where "=" is needed in and files (Debian #512161).
    * add screen.Eterm terminfo entry (GenToo #124887) -TD
    * add case for FreeMINT to configure macro CF_XOPEN_SOURCE (patch from
      GenToo #250454).
    * add check in mouse-driver to disable connection if GPM returns a
      zero, indicating that the connection is closed (Debian #506717,
      adapted from patch by Samuel Thibault).
    * turn on _XOPEN_CURSES definition in curses.h
    * add eterm-color entry (report by Vincent Lefevre) -TD
    * add a manpage to discuss memory leaks.
    * add teraterm4.59 terminfo entry, use that as primary teraterm entry, rename
      original to teraterm2.3 -TD
    * update "gnome" terminfo to 2.22.3 -TD
    * update "konsole" terminfo to 1.6.6, needs today's fix for tic -TD
    * add "aterm" terminfo -TD
    * add "linux2.6.26" terminfo -TD
    * add logic to tic for cancelling strings in user-defined capabilities,
      overlooked til now.
    * add configure option --disable-tic-depends to make explicit whether
      tic library depends on ncurses/ncursesw library, amends change from
      20080823 (prompted by Debian #501421).
    * add environment variable NCURSES_GPM_TERMS to allow override to use
      GPM on terminals other than "linux", etc.
    * disable GPM mouse support when $TERM does not happen to contain
      "linux", since Gpm_Open() no longer limits its assertion to terminals
      that it might handle, e.g., within "screen" in xterm.
    * fix bug in mouse code for GPM from 20080920 changes (reported in
      Debian #500103, also Miroslav Lichvar).
    * fix a memory leak when failure to connect to GPM.
    * correct check for notimeout() in wgetch() (report on linux.redhat
      newsgroup by FurtiveBertie).
    * corrected fix for --enable-weak-symbols (report by Frederic L W Meunier).
    * add configure check for awk programs unable to handle big-strings,
      use that to improve the default for --enable-big-strings option.
    * makefile-fixes for --enable-weak-symbols (report by Frederic L W Meunier).
    * consistently use NCURSES_BOOL in lib_gen.c
    * filter #line's from lib_gen.c
    * use pthread_mutexattr_init() for initializing pthread_mutexattr_t,
      makes threaded code work on HPUX 11.23
    * fix a bug in demo_menus in freeing menus (cf: 20080804).
    * modify configure script for the case where tic library is used (and
      possibly renamed) to remove its dependency upon ncurses/ncursew
      library (patch by Dr Werner Fink).
    * add Eterm-256color, Eterm-88color and rxvt-88color (prompted by
      Debian #495815) -TD
    * add configure option --enable-weak-symbols to turn on new feature.
    * add configure-check for availability of weak symbols.
    * modify linkage with pthread library to use weak symbols so that
      applications not linked to that library will not use the mutexes,
      etc.  This relies on gcc, and may be platform-specific (patch by Dr Werner Fink).
    * add note to INSTALL to document limitation of renaming of tic library
      using the --with-ticlib configure option (report by Dr Werner Fink).
    * document (in manpage) why tputs does not detect I/O errors (prompted
      by comments by Samuel Thibault).
* Sat Dec 12 2009
  - add baselibs.conf as a source
* Sun Dec 06 2009
  - enable parallel building
* Sat Nov 14 2009
  - Add doc/terminfo.src.bz2 reference to /etc/termcap
  - Update patches to apply with fuzz 0
* Wed Jan 07 2009
  - obsolete old -XXbit packages (bnc#437293)
* Fri Nov 14 2008
  - Do not free arrays and strings from static fallback entries (bnc#443683)
* Thu Sep 04 2008
  - Correct order of include paths in ncurses6 case
* Mon Sep 01 2008
  - Provide also termcap.h in /usr/include
* Thu Aug 28 2008
  - require libncurses5 _and_ libncurses6 from ncurses-devel
    (avoid having a version with only static libs in the
    build environment to prevent static linking fallback)
* Mon Aug 18 2008
  - Use include directories more restrictive that is
    * /usr/include/ncurses/*.h for standard version
    * /usr/include/ncursesw/*.h for wide version
    * /usr/include/ncurses6/ncurses/*.h for ABI 6.0 standard version
    * /usr/include/ncurses6/ncursesw/*.h for ABI 6.0 wide version
  - Make thread support using weak symbols that is be thread safe
    only for applications using the libpthread.
* Thu Aug 14 2008
  - Update to test version 5.6.20080804
    * fix memory leaks in test/demo_menus
    * build-fixes for gcc 4.3.1
    * use NCURSES_MOUSE_MASK() in definition of BUTTON_RELEASE(), etc., to
      make those work properly with the "--enable-ext-mouse" configuration
      (cf: 20050205).
    * improve mlterm and mlterm+pcfkeys terminfo entries -TD
    * add null-pointer checks for cur_term in baudrate() and
      def_shell_mode(), def_prog_mode()
    * fix some memory leaks in delscreen() and wide acs.
    * modify test/ditto.c to illustrate multi-threaded use_screen().
    * finish changes to wgetch(), making it switch as needed to the
      window's actual screen when calling wrefresh() and wgetnstr().  That
      allows wgetch() to get used concurrently in different threads with
      some minor restrictions, e.g., the application should not delete a
      window which is being used in a wgetch().
    * simplify mutex's, combining the window- and screen-mutex's.
    * modify wgetch() to use the screen which corresponds to its window
      parameter rather than relying on SP; some dependent functions still
      use SP internally.
    * factor out most use of SP in lib_mouse.c, using parameter.
    * modify _nc_keypad() to make it switch temporarily as needed to the
      screen which must be updated.
    * wrap cur_term variable to help make _nc_keymap() thread-safe, and
      always set the screen's copy of this variable in set_curterm().
    * restore curs_set() state after endwin()/refresh() (report/patch
      Miroslav Lichvar)
    * corrected manpage description of setcchar()
    * fix for adding a non-spacing character at the beginning of a line
    * modify screen.* terminfo entries using new screen+fkeys to fix
      overridden keys in screen.rxvt (Debian #478094) -TD
    * simplify some loops with macros each_screen(), each_window() and
    * fix typo in form.3x
    * add screen.rxvt terminfo entry -TD
    * modify tic -f option to format spaces as \s to prevent them from
      being lost when that is read back in unformatted strings.
    * add locks for copywin(), dupwin(), overlap(), overlay() on their
      window parameters.
    * add locks for initscr() and newterm() on updates to the SCREEN
    * finish table in curs_thread.3x manpage.
* Wed May 07 2008
  - we need to obsolete ncurses 5.6 too, it's 10.3's version
* Tue Apr 22 2008
  - Split ncurses into two separate packages ncurses-utils and
    terminfo-base to get the resolvers happy (bnc#381293)
* Sat Apr 19 2008
  - update baselibs.conf
* Fri Apr 11 2008
  - Do not dlopen libgpm if already loaded by runtime linker
* Thu Apr 10 2008
  - rename ncurses to libncurses5 in baselibs.conf
* Thu Apr 10 2008
  - added baselibs.conf file to build xxbit packages
    for multilib support
* Thu Apr 10 2008
  - Small change to make the cflags work in ncurses{w,t,tw}-config
* Wed Apr 09 2008
  - Update to test version 5.6.20080405 with the ABI of the upcoming
    verion 6.0. This includes already the patch for coverity report.
* Tue Apr 08 2008
  - New sub package libncurses5 including the shared libraries and
    the required terminfo and termset data files.
* Mon Dec 10 2007
  - Avoid endless loop in case of including the wrapper header
* Wed Dec 05 2007
  - Add compatibility header files (bug #337412)
* Mon Oct 29 2007
  - Fix configure so that ncurses-config doesn't erroneously
    report ncurses.h to reside in /usr/include/ncurses (#337412).
* Wed Sep 05 2007
  - Move libncursesw to /lib or /lib64 (bug #307353)
* Fri May 25 2007
  - add %post/un to call ldconfig
* Tue May 15 2007
  - move documentation to -devel package and bzip text files
* Tue Mar 20 2007
  - Remove unused ed BuildRequires.
* Mon Mar 19 2007
  - Make gpm support via libdl and gpm BuildRequires explicit.
* Wed Jan 31 2007
  - Update to 5.6-20070128
  - Split of tack a its own sub package to be able to specify the
    different licenses of ncurses and tack (bug #231835)
* Fri Nov 17 2006
  - Revert broken change for rxvt from patchlevel 20051015 (#221259)
* Wed Nov 15 2006
  - Disable experimental xmc-glitch (magic cookie support) for now
    because it breaks YaST2 on console/konsole (bug #199256)
* Wed Aug 02 2006
  - Removed not required BuildRequires on sharutils.
* Mon Jul 31 2006
  - Don't make stack executable.
  - Remove executable bit from archives.
* Thu May 18 2006
  - Update to 5.5-20060513
  - Add rxvt-unicode terminfo entry
* Sun Apr 09 2006
  - Removed enacs from xterm terminfo entry, the reason is that it
    would break non latin encodings and the xterm does not need it
    (See comment #11 of bug #163715).
* Sat Apr 08 2006
  - Enable the script to get better termcap entries for arious linux
    console types (bug #163715)
* Fri Apr 07 2006
  - Add enacs capability to xterm terminfo entry (bug #163715)
  - Also add a script to get better termcap entries for
    various linux console types, currently unused (bug#163715)
* Wed Mar 01 2006
  - Add screen terminfo entry for 256 colors (bug #136684)
* Thu Feb 23 2006
  - On 64 bit architectures: be backward compatible and use
    unsigned long for chtype (bug #151283)
* Wed Jan 25 2006
  - converted neededforbuild to BuildRequires
* Tue Jan 10 2006
  - create empty va_list instead of using NULL (not portable)
* Sat Dec 17 2005
  - Remove /usr/lib/terminfo symlink
* Mon Oct 17 2005
  - New version new bug, fix doubled man alias for tack (bug #127783)
* Thu Oct 13 2005
  - Switch to ncurses version 5.5
  - Re-enable curses.h to support both wide and normal characters
* Tue Jul 26 2005
  - Move terminfo entry of mlterm to mlterm 2.9.2, add cvvis, and
    add it to the default terminfo entries of ncurses.
* Fri Jul 22 2005
  - Update to patch level 20050716
* Tue Mar 01 2005
  - Fix return value of tigetflag.
* Thu Feb 24 2005
  - Re-add the ESC[?1c to the civis for linux terminal (bug #65481)
* Thu Sep 16 2004
  - Add attributes only on first byte of a wide character (#45479)
* Fri Sep 10 2004
  - Make the wide fix smart
* Thu Sep 09 2004
  - Re-enable wide fix for none wide terminals
* Fri Apr 23 2004
  - Fix crash due called weak symbol without check
* Mon Apr 05 2004
  - Be sure that EINTR from signal is correctly delivered to the
    reading thread. Use weak symbols to get it work even if not
    (p)threaded (bug #37273).
* Fri Apr 02 2004
  - Use weak symbol pthread_setmask instead of sigprocmask if
    called by (p)threaded programs like yast2 (bug #37273).
* Thu Feb 19 2004
  - Switch to official version of 5.4
* Wed Jan 28 2004
  - Fix ACSC list of kterm e.g. for alsamixer
* Fri Jan 16 2004
  - Update to 5.3-2004011 aka 5.4
  - Strike nasty bug in wide version: now none UTF-8 graphic
    characters are usable in any locale again.
  - Enable TRACE for debugging builds
* Mon Nov 24 2003
  - Build as non-root
  - Compile with no-execstack
* Tue Jul 29 2003
  - Fix for changed chown behaviour.
* Mon Feb 24 2003
  - Fix for ACS handling: YaST uses always correct fonts with UTF-8
* Tue Feb 11 2003
  - Set TERM if not set, should help to build ncurses on all hosts
* Mon Feb 10 2003
  - Update to patch level 20030201 due fix of mem leaks
* Thu Jan 30 2003
  - Fix dynamic file listing for terminfo: also include sym links
* Wed Jan 22 2003
  - Fix va handling in printw, disable experimental safe sprintf
    builtin (bug #22987)
* Thu Jan 09 2003
  - Update to ncurses 5.3 patchlevel 20030105
  - Make spec file more handy with automatic file list generation
* Tue Sep 17 2002
  - removed bogus self-provides
* Wed Aug 14 2002
  - updated screen terminfo entry, added screen-bce and screen-s
* Fri Aug 09 2002
  - ncurses-devel should require ncurses [Bug #17543]
* Tue Aug 06 2002
  - Switch to XTerm for XFree86[tm] 4.2.0 (bug #15002)
* Wed Jul 31 2002
  - disabled -funroll-loops since it triggers a compiler bug on PPC.
* Thu Jul 18 2002
  - Remove old /usr/lib compatibility links
* Mon Jul 15 2002
  - Remove ich1 from xterm entry (bug #7857) hopefully most modern
    programs uses ncurses
  - Add kcbt key for YaST
  - remove ncurses 4.2
  - Enable ncurses 5.2 with wide character support
* Fri Jun 14 2002
  - do not build ncurses 4.2 on ppc64, it appears in Requires later
* Wed May 22 2002
  - do not package libncurses.4 on ppc64, allow build as non-root
* Sat May 11 2002
  - Remove ia64 compiler workarounds.
* Wed Apr 17 2002
  - Disable old ncurses libraries on x86_64
* Thu Feb 21 2002
  - Fix cat&paste error of patch level 20010922
* Mon Feb 11 2002
  - tar option for bz2 is "j"
* Wed Feb 06 2002
  - s390x is 64 bit too
* Fri Nov 23 2001
  - fixed to build on ARM
* Sun Nov 11 2001
  - Fix last change, use vsscanf instead of vscanf.
* Fri Nov 09 2001
  - fix ncurses 4.2 on gcc3 distributions.
* Thu Oct 04 2001
  - Update to ncurses 5.2 patch level 20011001
* Wed Jun 06 2001
  - fix to compile on s390x (
* Tue May 08 2001
  - bzip2 sources
* Wed Apr 11 2001
  - Reenable c++ bindings on ia64, instead use -O0 for c++.
* Thu Mar 22 2001
  - added split aliases as provides
* Tue Mar 20 2001
  - Don't build c++ bindings and remove -funroll-loops on ia64 to work
    around compiler bug.
* Fri Mar 16 2001
  - fix to compile on s390 (
* Mon Feb 19 2001
  - fixed to compile on gcc-2.96 (include string.h)
* Fri Feb 16 2001
  - We don't need include string.h more than once
  - Update to patch 20010210
* Thu Feb 15 2001
  - add some includes to compile with newer gcc versions.
* Fri Dec 22 2000
  - After a reset xterm should answer ^? on backarrow key
* Thu Dec 07 2000
  - Add vt102 to fallback terminal descriptions
  - Add xterm-basic only to ncurses
* Tue Nov 14 2000
  - Try to solve boot straping without installed ncurses-devel
  - Use newest terminfo sources for builtin fallback
  - Re-enable ncurses-5.0-to-4.2-panel.patch for ncurses 4.2
  - Move /usr/lib/lib*.so to ncurses-devel
* Mon Nov 13 2000
  - Update to ncurses 5.2
  - Fix replacement of marks within manual pages
  - Set type of ospeed to speed_t
  - Put development tools, headers and static libs into
    their own package ncurses-devel.
* Thu Oct 26 2000
  - Rename sharutil to sharutils
* Sun Oct 15 2000
  - Fix link.
* Tue Oct 10 2000
  - Update to 5.1 due to the better handling of string termination
    of terminfo entries (security, strcpy patch therefore).
* Fri Oct 06 2000
  - Move strncpy to strlcpy which appends the terminating NUL
* Mon Oct 02 2000
  - Use strncpy and strncat in lib_mvcur.c instead of the trustful
    strcpy and strcat.
* Sun Oct 01 2000
  - Fix for compiling with new g++ on ia64
* Sun Oct 01 2000
  - Don't use to create fallback.c
  - Don't build compat ncurses 4.2 on new platforms
  - Use rpm 3.0.5 macros for 32/64bit support
* Mon Sep 04 2000
  - Correct documentation path
* Fri Jul 07 2000
  - Make update mechanism compatible with rpm, yast and yast2
* Wed Jun 28 2000
  - Better update mechanism (verified with 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, and 7.0)
  - Update to patch level 20000624 due some bug fixes included there
  - Fix due bug in lib_screen.c (causes SIGSEGV)
* Mon May 22 2000
  - Use new macros to avoid removing files via symbolic linked
    directory which was a real directory. I use here not only
    %ghost but also %config(missingok) to avoid the buggy
    order of executing %post install script. (There is no
    %post remove script).
* Wed May 17 2000
  - One fix more
* Tue May 16 2000
  - Fix the post install script: usr/lib/tabset may empty
* Mon Apr 03 2000
  - added workaround for bad %{suse_update_config -f} handling on i386
    message was: suse_update_config: invalid option --
* Sat Apr 01 2000
  - updated %suse_update_config call for s390
* Fri Mar 03 2000
  - Fix for ia64.
  - Update config.{guess,sub} from automake
* Thu Mar 02 2000
  - Add patch for resize of subwindows relative to their parents
    (required for YaST2)
* Mon Feb 28 2000
  - Add patch 20000226 which makes 20000219 work perfect
* Fri Feb 25 2000
  - Add patch 20000219 which should help on setting default fg/bg
    off the most applications
* Fri Feb 18 2000
  - Add patches 20000115, 20000122, 20000205, and 20000212
    * hopefully this fixes some coloring kludges
  - Make $VENDOR work for all Linux architectures
  - Fix kvt/gnome entries for SuSE
* Tue Feb 15 2000
  - Update config.{guess,sub} to latest version.
* Thu Feb 03 2000
  - use "-O1" for ncurses-4.2 on alpha
* Thu Jan 20 2000
  - don't build ncurses-4.2/c++/demo
* Tue Jan 18 2000
  - Workaround for all system which uses _SYS_VA_LIST_H (e.g. PPC)
* Mon Jan 17 2000
  - Hey here we are: libncurses 5.0
    * Use patches 19991030 upto 20000108
    * Make arch-suse-linux work
    * Use real intrinsic fallback term entries
    * Use setfsuid and setfsgid for suid programs (linux issue only)
    * Use our xterm standard (should be changed for xterm-4.0)
    * Add/update some common term entries
  - Hold shared libncurses 4.2 libraries for backward compatibility
    and older programs
  - Use /usr/share/man/
* Fri Oct 29 1999
  - Remove buggy bool patch, sizeof the type bool should the same in
    C++ and C on any architecture.  This because libncurses is used
    by both type of C++ and C programs. Let configure do its job.
* Fri Oct 15 1999
  - Last minor checks
  - Move /usr/lib/terminfo/, /usr/lib/tabset/ to /usr/share/terminfo/,
    /usr/share/tabset/ and set a compatibility link.
  - Check security fix, seems to work.
* Thu Oct 14 1999
  - Port some patches from debian mainly security issues
  - Use newer terminfo.src
  - Move some common terminfo entries from terminfo packages
    to main packages ncurses
* Wed Oct 13 1999
  - Add panel patch from ncurses 5.0
  - Remove kbs=\177 for some terminals like some xterm types and
    vt100 to hold it compatible with other UNICES
  - Update our xterm settings (with kbs=\177 and kdch1=\E[3~)
  - Update the settings for xterm v4.0 but leave default on
    our old version which are compatible
  - Add some dumb terminal type like switch, patch, net,
    network, arpanet, and dialup
* Mon Sep 13 1999
  - ran old prepare_spec on spec file to switch to new prepare_spec.
* Thu Mar 25 1999
  - changed permissions (a+x) for libform,menu,panel
* Mon Mar 22 1999
  - add compatibility link from /usr/share/{tabset,terminfo}
* Sat Sep 05 1998
  - fixed neededforbuild
* Wed Jun 03 1998
  - use major 4 for glibc2
* Wed Mar 11 1998
  - Defines a xterm-xf86suse entry
    * use xterm-xf86-v33 with changes
  - Use xterm-xf86suse for xterm
* Mon Mar 09 1998
  - set executable bit to*
* Mon Mar 02 1998
  - update to ncurses 4.2
  - use xterm for XFree86 3.3 and not 3.2...
* Mon Mar 02 1998
  - mark /etc/termcap as %config
* Fri Feb 20 1998
  - redone fixes as to previous version
* Tue Feb 17 1998
  - update to ncurses 4.2-beta1
* Thu Jan 29 1998
  - add some settings for:
    * TERM=linux (cvvis and sgr0 added)
    * TERM=xterm (kf21 (shift F11) and kf22 (shift F12) added)
    * TERM=rxvt  (keypad keys correct defined, mc5 and mc4 added
    for printing, smacs and rmacs repaired, sgr added)
* Tue Nov 11 1997
  - terminfo builds from same specfile
* Fri Oct 17 1997
  - removed old lib 1.9.7a
    ready for autobuild
* Tue May 27 1997
  - handle wrong TERM-settings for tput
  - change xterm-entry in terminfo source file
* Tue May 20 1997
  - update to version 4.1
* Wed Apr 30 1997
  - mv /lib/* /usr/lib/
* Sun Apr 13 1997
  - update to new version 970412
* Thu Jan 02 1997
  - Anpassung von terminfo an das XTerm app-defaults
    - Einige Fixes in der Intialisierung und Handling
      von Escape-Sequenzen des xterms aus XFree86[tm]-3.2
* Thu Jan 02 1997
  - update to version 961102
* Thu Jan 02 1997
  - Update auf die neuste ncurses-Version.
  - 'xterm' ist fuer XFree86 3.1.2G.  Falls jemand noch ein altes XFree86
    benutzen will, sollte man 'xterm-base' verwenden.
  - Falls es Probleme gibt, kann man anstatt /lib/
    auch /lib/ verwenden. (g-Version einfach umbenennen
    und ldconfig starten.) Dann sollte man aber keine Programme mehr



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