ncurses in 6.x

April 7th, 2007 by rafan

After ncurses 5.6 sits in HEAD for two months and ncursesw for one month, I just merged all of them in 6.x. That means our ncurses is up-to-date and has wide character support in the base.

My mutt is happier now :-)

Flash on CURRENT

April 5th, 2007 by rafan

Few minutes ago, I added www/nspluginwrapper made by Dave Grochowski. This enables me to use Flash and other plugins that use Netscape plugin API. It is slower than www/linuxpluginwrapper, but at least, I have something usable on CURRNET after ELF symbol version commit.

ghostscript, OPTIONS

April 3rd, 2007 by rafan

Thanks to pav@ for exp run on switching default ghostscript to 8.56. I did not expect that he did that soon. Anyway, here it is.

The OPTIONS is now better, you can test WITH_* / WITHOUT_* as the way you like it. No more restriction. The left issue is that we can not use OPTIONS after bsd.port.pre.mk. See the RewriteOptions project for details.

ncursesw in the base system

March 9th, 2007 by rafan

After testing on pointyhat and some valuable Makefile suggestions from ru@ (of course approval/review from my mentor, delphij@), I commit ncurses wide character support into 7-CURRENT.

Next, I’m going to prepare 6.x patchset for both ncurses 5.6 update and wide character support.

Using KDE section

February 17th, 2007 by rafan

After almost half a month, I finally finish an updated Using KDE section in Porter’s handbook. Most information is based on lofi’s post on freebsd-ports (and KDE’s mailing). The draft is available here.

Update: pav@ updated the book. Thanks!

libmytinfo is gone and few ports are broken

February 2nd, 2007 by rafan

As requested by ache@, I removed them. The real libmytinfo exists in 3.x and below. After that, it is only a link and libncurses has its functionality. I just got krismail about 1x ports are broken. I fix 4 of them and I don’t think the rest are really broken (they only checks libmytinfo in configure). I’m building a new HEAD jail in my tinderbox, so I can test them.

I should really go to bed (it’s 5am here). :)

Now I’m punished again

January 31st, 2007 by rafan

Half hours ago, I received a mail from core-secretary@ about my src bit. Now I’m punished again for my recent ncurses work. I would like to thank delphij@ again for mentoring me (again). Hope my collection of pointyhats will not grow too fast.

ncurses wide character support

January 28th, 2007 by rafan

Today, I spent some time to get wide character support in base’s ncurses. Basically, most work were some six months ago. I managed to get lib32 build work by defining WORLD32 in ${LIB32MAKE} and do not set ${INCS} if WORLD32 is defined. So, it looks like

.if !defined(WORLD32)
INCS= ${HEADERS} ${SRCHDRS}
INCSLINKS= curses.h ${INCLUDEDIR}/ncurses.h
.endif

I’m still running a make universe to make sure everything work. At least, amd64+lib32 and i386 build fine. On my i386 current, mutt works flawlessly with ncursesw. I will post the patch to -current once make universe is finished.

ncurses is finally updated

January 20th, 2007 by rafan

After almost four years, the base’s ncurses is finally updated to 5.6 which is released last Dec. This work starts half year ago and restarted few weeks ago. I would like to thank everyone who helped me to do this update, especially delphij@ (reviewing patch and src commit approval) and kris@ (an exp run on pointyhat).

This is my first src commit and there are few errors: I accidentally import bash.core (but cvs automatically ignores it. Thanks God!), a typo, and I forget to do a force commit before removing old ncurses build glue. Well, the best thing is buildworld is ok and the ncurses is updated.

So, the next step is to enable wide character support and merge ncurses 5.6 into RELENG_6.

a shiny pointyhat

January 17th, 2007 by rafan

Today, I removed chinese/xcin (there is a URL explains the reason in the commit message). For some unknown reason, Tools/script/rmport does not show me that there are 3 ports depend on it. After the commit, I am kicked by portsnap index builder. Then, few hours later, after dinner and some TV series, I notice that vd@ disconnects few ports from chinese/ that makes me nervous. So, I take a look and fix them. Anyway, a shiny pointyhat is added to my collections.