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e90ffd5 ThomasDickey Imported Upstream version 1.07
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4 2009/12/26 1.07 Fix an allocation-size.
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5 2007/08/11 1.06 Updates to build with ncurses 5.6 patch 20070811
6 2007/04/29 1.05 Updates to build with ncurses 5.6 patch 20070428
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7 2007/04/08 1.04 Fixes from Coverity scan for ncurses 5.6
8 2007/01/28 1.03 Separate releases of tack from ncurses tree.
9 2006/11/25 Fixes for ncurses tparm() prototype.
10 2006/06/24 1.02 Modify to support ncurses extended string capabilities.
11 2003/10/18 1.01 Fix some logic in pad.c, improve bce test.
12 2003/09/20 Modified to allow running from compiled-in terminfo.
13 2001/10/20 Make menu titles agree with descriptions.
14 2000/03/04 Fix a few spelling errors
15 1999/09/04 Minor fix to build/link on BeOS
16 1999/05/16 Minor fix to build/link on CLIX
17 1999/05/09 Update to build/link on NeXT
18 1999/04/17 Update to work with ncurses 5.0 beta1 (TERMTYPE struct)
19 1999/02/07 Build with ncurses 4.2 981219 (renamed function)
20 1998/01/09 1.00 First release under GPL
21 1997/12/24 0.02 First version that requires ncurses
22 1997/10/29 0.01 Second beta release to the ncurses mailing list.
23 1997/10/06 0.00 First beta release to the ncurses mailing list.
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25 Ancient history: TACK -- the terminfo action checker
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27 The purpose of this program is to verify the correctness of
28 terminfos and to calculate the pads needed for each capability.
29 This program is not designed to test curses and therefore uses
30 as little of curses as possible.
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32 This program was originally called TED. In 1991 it was
33 released to USENET in comp.sources. TED was originally written to
34 test both terminfos and termcaps. The original intent was to
35 create a terminfo editor. This code fell quite short of its goal.
36 Tests were controlled by command line switches and editing was done
37 with pen and paper.
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39 In 1995 Eric S. Raymond got interested in the program and added
40 a first cut at making the program menu driven. He also converted
41 the code from K&R C to an ANSI/POSIX-conforming C. He re-christened
42 the program TAC (Terminfo Action Checker). Eric also wrote a man
43 page for TAC.
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45 In 1997 I decided to dust off the code and make it easier to
46 use by the novice. I totally rewrote the menu system and added
47 the editing features I originally planned for TED. I also did
48 a total rewrite of the code that does the timings. In the process
49 of rewriting the code I changed it to be more tightly coupled
50 with ncurses. By this time someone had taken the name TAC so
51 I re-christened the program TACK.
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53 Daniel Weaver
54 <danw@znyx.com>
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