[lokisetup] some issues with dialog_ui.c

Timothee Besset ttimo at idsoftware.com
Mon Mar 11 14:55:43 EST 2002

Yes, there is horizontal scrolling. But it's not a satisfying solution in
the case of license agreements. I am using license agreements as text
files with long lines (no formatting), because the Gtk UI does a good job
at doing a continuous wrapping, and because if you hardcode a wrapping in
the file, depending on the font size the installer is running with, the
stuff might look like garbage.

The ncurse problem is more weird. It's a very standard debian Woody, with
a gnome-terminal. I just tried with xterm, and in an xterm it looks fine..


On 11 Mar 2002 11:37:51 -0800
Stephane Peter <megastep at megastep.org> wrote:

> On Mon, 2002-03-11 at 10:17, Timothee Besset wrote:
> > I have two small problems with dialog_ui.c code right now (the text based
> > installation):
> > 
> > http://zerowing.idsoftware.com/stuff/license-nowrap.jpg
> > 
> > The license dialog doesn't wrap text .. I am going to look that up, but if
> > anyone has some hints, I'd be happy to hear about it :-)
> I think you can use the arrow keys to scroll horizontally ?
> > http://zerowing.idsoftware.com/stuff/dialog_blacklines.jpg
> > 
> > The dialogs are leaving black horizontal lines here, is it specific to my
> > terminal configuration or everyone is getting this? (this is not critical
> > enough to me yet, so I'm not planning to really look at it)
> From the looks of it, ncurses seems to have trouble with your terminal
> type.
> Also in dialog the last line of the screen is used to display tooltip
> information (i.e help text for the highlighted option). If it's too long
> it may be truncated, but that's probably a different issue.
> -- 
> Stephane Peter
> Software Engineer
> Codehost, Inc.

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