Re: [dev] ncurses or ...

From: Lee Fallat <>
Date: Thu, 30 Jan 2014 19:02:54 -0500


Before requesting something, I suggest you do a quick search to see if
such things already exist. Just a couple alternatives:

Personally I think TUI is useless in this day and age. Even the most
unsupported operating systems at least have VGA/VESA support by devs
because it is relatively easy to put in for graphics.

I think line editors are proper for terminals (any type of terminal:
real, virtual, pseudo). Any full screen editor should be a graphical
editor. I think some can guess where I'm coming from...

On Thu, Jan 30, 2014 at 6:35 PM, Dimitris Zervas <> wrote:
> Hello,
> I was just thinking about my beloved vim. It's old. It's big. It (kind of)
> sucks. It's not suckless.
> So I just gave a scan to project ideas and sandy. You use (n)curses and I
> thought that it's as old, big, sucky and non-suckless as vim is.
> Shouldn't we create a new TUI library?
> Also, I used ncurses some years ago and it had all those windows and
> completely useless things (ok, windows may not be that useless...) that
> made it look like rocket science and the code looked just horrible.
> I am willing to do such a project but preferably not alone.
> However, I am in the middle of the final tests in high school (paneladikes)
> and my time is extremely limited.
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