Issue #6735 has been updated by ThomasDickey (Thomas dickey).


Actually, ncurses is "available" for Windows in the sense that it builds and
works there, using MinGW.
   http://invisible-island.net/ncurses/ncurses.faq.html#other_versions
But there are no downloads of binaries (unlike end-user programs such as
lynx and vile, developers generally are able to build their own libraries).
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Feature #6735: curses: support linking against pdcurses
https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/6735#change-28125

Author: luislavena (Luis Lavena)
Status: Open
Priority: Normal
Assignee: shugo (Shugo Maeda)
Category: ext
Target version: 2.0.0


Hello,

On Windows, ncurses are not available. Instead we link against PDCurses when building RubyInstaller.

Except that we required rename linking library to libcurses so curses extension finds it.

I would like to ask curses extension supports pdcurses linking library.

Attached is a patch that allows linking against unmodified pdcurses linking library.

I would like to port this change also to 1.9.3 in order to standardize building RubyInstaller.

Thank you


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