Pcomm problems - "Windows not supported (terminal too dumb)"

Pcomm problems - "Windows not supported (terminal too dumb)"

Post by Raymond K Yeu » Wed, 03 Nov 1993 04:58:22



Hi,

        I recently compiled pcomm 2.01.  It compiled OK, but it only works when
the terminal is a console.  Otherwise, it says "Couldn't open file" (when
compiled with the ncurses that came with the SLS 1.01 distribution).  So I
tried ncurses 1.8, but then when I try to run it, it always says windows  
not supported (terminal too dumb).  Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks!

Raymond Yeung

 
 
 

1. "Window manager" for dumb terminals.

I'm looking for a "window manager" for character based terminals.

The basic requirements are:

        - Ability to maintain at least two "screens" and to toggle
          between them.

        - Ability to split each screen in at least two parts, each
          part "connected" to a process.

        - The processes writing to the screen, should NOT be aware of
          the fact that they are actually talking to this "window
          manager".

        - Output from an idle process, i.e. a process that don't have
          access to the keyboard input, should be display without delay.

On top of these basic requirements, it would be nice have any, or all,
of these:

        - Ability to handle "any" number of "windows", each connected
          to a process.

        - Each "window" should be adjustable in size.

        - A stack of "windows" and functions for poping/pushing.

Anyone out there who knows of such a beast? It might be a commercial
product or PD, it doesn't matter.

Regards

                mla

P.S.

If this "window manager" exists AND is combined with a menu handler,
I'd be more than happy!

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