Goncurses is an ncurses library for the Go programming language. It requires both pkg-config and ncurses C development files be installed.
The go tool is the recommended method of installing goncurses. Issue the following command on the command line:
$ go get github.com/rthornton128/goncurses
The ncurses C development library must be installed on your system in order to build and install Goncurses. For example, on Debian based systems you can run:
$ sudo apt install libncurses-dev `` OSX and Windows users should visit the [Wiki](https://github.com/rthornton128/goncurses/wiki) for installation instructions. ## Pkg-config Flags Error **Cgo** will fail to build with an invalid or unknown flag error with recent versions of **ncurses**. Unfortunately, the **cgo** tool only provides one mechanism for overcoming this. You need to set \*\_ALLOW environment variables to overcome the issue. There are no **cgo** directives or any other clever ways (that I know of) to fix this. This package provides a [Makefile](../master/Makefile) as one solution. Another would be to set the variables in your shell in whatever way makes you feel comfortable. See Issues: [#55](https://github.com/rthornton128/goncurses/issues/55) and [#56](https://github.com/rthornton128/goncurses/issues/56) # Notes No functions which operate only on stdscr have been implemented because it makes little sense to do so in a Go implementation. Stdscr is treated the same as any other window. Whenever possible, versions of ncurses functions which could potentially have a buffer overflow, like the getstr() family of functions, have not been implemented. Instead, only mvwgetnstr() and wgetnstr() are used.