[lsb-discuss] ncurses forms support

Wichmann, Mats D mats.d.wichmann at intel.com
Mon Aug 14 12:52:32 PDT 2006

I have run across that rare beast, an app
that uses the ncurses forms stuff, which is
not in the LSB. Unfortunately, this is an app
we ourselves use, the nALFS program which is
used for building the appbat and the sample
implementation (actually, to be accurate, the
*new* 1.2 versions that we're not yet using are
where this usage comes in)

Anybody have any thoughts on this stuff?
My suspicion is the usage is not widespread
enough to be worth putting into the LSB.
However, the interfaces do have some history,
they emulate the old "System V" forms library.
In ncurses it's also a separate library...

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