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


Actually the page on gnu.org is a copy (with some minor changes) of the file on my site.
I see that my faq didn't provide a link to the 5.8 release where MinGW was listed -
  http://invisible-island.net/ncurses/announce-5.8.html
and you may see that it was one of many changes made since 5.7.  However, I agree that
building dll's is time-consuming (I would do this via cross-compiling, but it happens
that the cross-compiling tools aren't quite stable enough to promise that this would
be done routinely).
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Feature #6735: curses: support linking against pdcurses
https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/6735#change-28136

Author: luislavena (Luis Lavena)
Status: Assigned
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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