[Buildroot] [PATCH 1/1] ncurses: add support for 256 colors

Yann E. MORIN yann.morin.1998 at free.fr
Thu Dec 11 18:14:31 UTC 2014


Thierry, All,

On 2014-12-09 15:48 +0100, Thierry Bultel spake thusly:
> Le 09/12/2014 13:21, Gustavo Zacarias a écrit :
> >On 12/09/2014 07:58 AM, Thierry Bultel wrote:
> >
> >>+config BR2_PACKAGE_NCURSES_EXT_COLORS
> >>+	bool "ncurses extended colors"
> >>+	select BR2_PACKAGE_NCURSES_WCHAR
> >>+	depends on BR2_USE_WCHAR
> >>+	help
> >>+	  compile for 256-color support
> >>+
> >
> >Hi.
> >Do you know the size delta between this option enabled and disabled?
> >I'm asking because it might not be even worth an option.
> >Thanks.
> >Regards.
> >
> 
> Hi, the size delta is quite small:
> 
> 256 colors:
> 
> -rwxr-xr-x 1 thierry thierry 210K déc.   9 14:23
> output/target/usr/lib/libncursesw.so.6.0
> 
> std colors:
> 
> -rwxr-xr-x 1 thierry thierry 202K déc.   9 15:46
> output/target/usr/lib/libncursesw.so.5.9

Then, I'd say we just enable it by default, since the size delta is
negligible (~4%).

There is only one case that would require that to be an option: if it
changes the API, and packages that do not expect it would break.

Regards,
Yann E. MORIN.

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