bugGNU Screen - Bugs: bug #47640, Create a GNU Screen API for other...


bug #47640: Create a GNU Screen API for other programs to build upon

Submitted by:  None
Submitted on:  Thu 07 Apr 2016 10:49:38 AM UTC  
Category:  Feature Request Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Status:  None
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Open Release:  None
Fixed Release:  None Planned Release:  None
Work Required:  None

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Thu 07 Apr 2016 10:49:38 AM UTC, original submission:

Currently many graphical terminals are very limited in its capabilites if compared to terminal multiplexers. If features are introduced they often built on top of their own implementation. This leads to many programs reinventing screen like functionality. However this move is completely unnecessary if screen would provide a mere C API for other programs. This is not something only I imagined but was excessivly discussed on many forum threads and even got its own GNOME wiki entry [1]. Especially notable is the bug report which calls for such an API [2].

[1] https://wiki.gnome.org/GnomeTerminal/ScreenIntegration
[2] https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=332148



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