Re: [dwm] [ANNOUNCE] dvtm-0.3

From: Marc Andre Tanner <>
Date: Sun, 13 Jan 2008 21:36:23 +0100

On Sun, Jan 13, 2008 at 05:45:30PM +0100, Leonardo Taccari wrote:
> Hello Marc and all dwm users,
> With this 0.3 release I started to use dvtm and I can say that it
> is a very cool, elegant and useful program. I think that with dwm and
> dvtm we can have a very elegant environment. :)
> I'm a NetBSD user and I saw that with the 0.2 release you corrected some
> portability issues about FreeBSD and OpenBSD system. I attached a
> (very small and simple) madtty.c patch for compiling it correctly on
> NetBSD too, for more information please see util(3)[1].

Thanks for the patch, i will apply it.

> I also saw that now dvtm has the mouse support. Only ncurses library
> supports the mouse (this is an extension), so I suggest to change the
> LIBS in this way:
> [...]
> LIBS = -lc -lutil -lncurses
> [...]
> Infact with ``-lcurses'' on operating systems like NetBSD that have their
> Curses library I get an error with ``make''.

Just out of interest could you please send me the exact error message?

> But with a ``make
> unicode'' I don't get an error because I use devel/ncursesw[2] and with
> this new LIBS I don't got the error too.
> I saw on ncurses(3) that ``-lncurses'' should be okay for all OSes that
> can run GNU new curses.

I have tested -lncurses on my emulated Open/FreeBSD systems and it seems to
work there too.

> I also attached another (very small and simple) patch of the dvtm(1) man
> page (about -m option).

Thanks good catch. As a sidenote your patches were reversed.

> By the way Marc you're doing a very good software, dvtm is simply great! :)
> Thank you Marc and HTH. :)

Thanks for the compliment but you should probably thank Anselm too i have
mostly just adapted his concepts to a different environment.


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