Re: mc-4.6.1-20060912.patch

On Wed, 13 Sep 2006, Thomas Dickey wrote:

On Thu, 14 Sep 2006, Pavel Tsekov wrote:

On Wed, 13 Sep 2006, Thomas Dickey wrote:

On Wed, 13 Sep 2006, Pavel Tsekov wrote:

Do you mind to post a reference to that discussion so it can be verified ?

Here's another (though I still don't see the particular one I had in mind)

By the way the following statements are quite incorrect:

"MC "could" be built with ncurses, but its maintainers have been not
much interested in maintaining that configuration(*)."

mouse doesn't work with ncurses, hasn't for more than four years.
I also noted with interest Pavel Roskin's comments four years ago
proposing to remove all of the ncurses support from MC (google isn't showing me the comment, or I'd provide a URL for your amusement).

When you find the URL - read the whole thread. You'll notice a post from
me too.

"(*) equally, since MC for quite a while used gcc-specific code which would not compile with an ANSI C compiler, I was uninterested in wasting much time with it. "

yes - I encountered that (compound statement) sometime in the 90's, considering whether to provide a copy of it for my development group, found that it wouldn't compile, deleted it and resolved to not touch it until that was fixed. I revisited that more than once, and if you take the time to search on my newsgroup postings, you'll notice that I commented on this more than once.

When working on my patch this week, I grep'd for the compound statement,
didn't find it - and didn't find any mention of it in the changelog.
In any case, you would presumably agree that "quite a while" refers to
a span of years, which is accurate.

I myself am using MC with ncurses most of the tmie. The Cygwin package
for MC, which I maintain, is compiled against ncurses. I have spent
considerable amount of time tracking bugs in MC to make it work
correct with ncurses.

I build MC on my Solaris 10 machine on a regular basis with Sun's
compiler. I've also built MC on Tru64 with Compaq/HP's compiler.

You sound like a recent (post-2000) developer - not knowing the longterm history of the program. My first encounter with it was on the order of ten years ago. I don't use the tool, but recall email from Miguel asking
about my directory editor.

Right! I started working on MC in 2002, but at least I don't live with
10 year old memories.

"Spreading misinformation" is a nice way of calling someone a liar.
Don't be surprised if I regard you as poorly informed.

You obviously didn't took the time to refresh your memories as far as I can tell.

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