Request for testing: xterm 191
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Sun Jun 27 13:41:50 UTC 2004
"Mike A. Harris" <mharris at redhat.com> writes:
> If you are an xterm user using Fedora Core 1 or 2, please upgrade
> to this xterm release and test it as much as possible. Run full
> screen text mode apps that use color, be sure to use emacs and
> other software that uses various keystrokes and combinations.
> Also use apps that use function keys, and if you use xterm over
> the network, be sure to test it's interactions over the network
> as well.
> - Backspace/Delete key changes of behaviour on standard Intel PC
> keyboard hardware (ie: the Backspace key should perform the
> standard PC backspace function of deleting the character to
> the left of the cursor, the DEL key should perform the standard
> PC DELETE function of deleting the character under the cursor)
Mike, I've just got to this thead and just did install new xterm.
I left several running for comparison (version (179).
1) On first startup of emacs -nw I notice different behavior at
backspace key. The old setup was to delete to the left of cursor
The new xterm with emacs -nw running, calls the help menu. (as if
`C-h' had been pressed)
2) C-g in emacs is keyboard-quit. And I think would normally ring
the bell. I have that set to `visual' so I see a momentary flash of
the xterm. Very minor flash in old xterm (179)
New xterm (191) shows a very bigger/brighter flash.
NOTE: ( To try reproducing) I have:
Set in ~/.Xresources.
Then start xterm, start emacs -nw
Now press C-g to get the visual bell
3) The new color for directories already mentioned in this thread is
a good improvement. I've run xterms in black for years and
always had to change the bold blue of old because it nearly
disappears in a black xterm. This new color of blue works well
on a black xterm.
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