Proposed OPTIONS replacement
gcooper at FreeBSD.org
Mon Nov 8 09:57:15 UTC 2010
On Mon, Nov 8, 2010 at 12:49 AM, Bruce Cran <bruce at cran.org.uk> wrote:
> On Sun, 7 Nov 2010 19:33:48 -0800
> Randi Harper <randi at freebsd.org> wrote:
>> I have no special requests as far as things I'd like to see added
>> other than a less confusing way of navigation. I've run into a lot of
>> new users that are all "When do I hit tab? Why do I have to hit space?
>> Why doesn't this work the way I expect?" and I have no good answers
>> for them. libdialog blows goats.
> libdialog from 1995 blows goats; libdialog from 2010 doesn't, at least
> not so much. They've changed the way checkboxes work for example so
> that hitting Enter always commits changes (i.e. presses OK/Cancel) and
> pressing Space changes whether or not an option is checked.
I agree with Bruce; I'd put more emphasis behind importing a later
libdialog than rewriting libdialog from scratch in BSDL. Given that
almost zero people have developed or bugfixed libdialog, unless
someone is willing to maintain it for the next 20 or so years, I'd
just fallback to a secondary source.
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