[arch-dev-public] ncurses wide-char only testing

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Tue Aug 12 15:08:22 EDT 2008

On Sun, Aug 10, 2008 at 5:51 AM, Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org> wrote:
> Aaron Griffin wrote:
>> On Sat, Aug 2, 2008 at 4:23 AM, Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org> wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> I have set up a repo with an ncurses version that only has wide-charater
>>> libraries and rebuilt as many packages as I knew needed a rebuild.  See
>>> http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/User:Allan/ncursesw for details and
>>> the
>>> repo location.   There are about a dozen build failures that I haven't
>>> looked into yet.
>>> I am using the packages now and have yet to find a problem so I would
>>> appreciate some testing from others, especially people using other
>>> locales.
>>>  Only word of caution is that I haven't used ldd on the kde packages yet
>>> so
>>> there may be some rebuilds there that I don't know about.  Also I had to
>>> do
>>> a version bump of util-linux-ng and a patchlevel bump on vi.
>> Just making this more visible. I can test this and all, but I'm
>> sitting here in en_US mode, so it'd be appretiated if some people who
>> use other locales, especially those that typically cause us issues
>> (ru?) could test - this includes users as well.
>> Let me know.
> Giving this one final bump before I move the rebuilds to testing.  I have
> had some reports from people with European locales that things are working
> and some improvements have been noticed.
> Anybody using Russian or Asian locales who can give this a test?  Contact me
> if x86_64 builds would be useful in testing and I can start those builds
> now.

I'll give you my stamp of "great job, go on forward". I've seen no
huge issues yet, and moving it to testing will give us better test

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