Vertical split patch in sysutils/screen

Jeremie Le Hen jeremie at le-hen.org
Sat Feb 17 09:13:34 UTC 2007


Cy,

Sorry for the late reply.

On Mon, Jan 29, 2007 at 05:31:59PM -0800, Cy Schubert wrote:
> In message <20070129222655.GL64768 at obiwan.tataz.chchile.org>,
> Jeremie Le Hen writes:
>
> > Yes, I know the principle of upstream sources and I perfectly agree
> > with you.  However, I think the patch have already been brought to
>                         ^^^^^
> Is it possible they have not looked at it yet?

A friend has been using it for a while.


> > attention of screen-devel at gnu.org.  The problem is that this patch
> > breaks some features, as described in the "Bugs" section of its
> > webpage [1] and have this not been adopted.
> 
> Would you have a PR number or something that I can follow up on at gnu.org? 
> Even better would be if someone could point me to any correspondence about 
> this on the screen-devel mailing list archvies.

PR on savannah.gnu.org are very weak, not to say completely useless:
http://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?func=detailitem&item_id=16319
http://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?func=detailitem&item_id=15442

There are a couple of posts relating to the vsplit patch on
screen-users@, the latest one being:
http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/screen-users/2006-08/msg00061.html

There is nothing more on screen-devel at .


> > I fully understand you don't want to break screen.  However I am
> > a user of this patch and I don't care about the broken features,
> > and so does a friend of mine.  I supposes there might be other users
> > in this case, so I've made the patch.
> 
> I'm sure others might be concerned about breakage even if you are not.
> 
> > 
> > I would understand if you didn't want to commit this.  However if
> > you agree to commit it with a bug warning message, I can correct
> > my patch to add this message in which I will detail the broken
> > features.
> > 
> > Please, let me know about your decision.
> 
> I would rather not commit anything that would break the software, even if 
> the user has the option of knowingly and intentionally breaking it through 
> an option I provide. I don't know if the screen developers at gnu.org are 
> unwilling to incorporate the patch in the base software. I'm not enamoured 
> with the proposed patch.
> 
> Unless the "Bugs" can be addressed I don't think it should be committed.

Ok, I understand your point of view.  I hope someone will take some
time to fix the remaining issues soon.

Best regards,
-- 
Jeremie Le Hen
< jeremie at le-hen dot org >< ttz at chchile dot org >


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