Re: [dev] Adding "good" xterm support to st

From: Ethan Grammatikidis <>
Date: Sat, 5 May 2012 19:04:50 +0100

On Mon, 19 Mar 2012 15:25:49 -0400
Philip Kovac <> wrote:

> Regarding one of the goals of 'st,' would the suckless crowd be
> interested in resolving the current admitted shortcomings of 'st' by
> rolling in a fairly tiny library called libvterm (bzr repo at
> by Paul 'Leonerd' Evans
> ( for handling terminal parsing? I know that
> the philosophy of suckless is to generally avoid unnecessary code, but
> in this case libvterm has encapsulated a lot of knowledge about
> terminal behavior that would prevent a large amount of duplication of
> effort. I currently use it in a toy project called x86term
> ( which implements a terminal
> emulator on bare x86 iron, the binary size hasn't gotten too large,
> and libvterm allowed me to basically immediately bring it to a usable
> state once the barebones needed were in place. If any of this
> interests the suckless community, the author of libvterm and myself
> both have interest in porting 'st' to it.
> Sincerely,
> Philip Kovac

This interests me more than the st project itself but...


Where in that forest of empty dirs is the code? I got an impression of
a dead tree still standing, lol.
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