Ticket #11 (new enhancement)

Opened 8 years ago

Last modified 8 years ago

better support for windows platform ?

Reported by: simonmichael Owned by: coconnor
Priority: major Milestone:
Component: Uncategorized Version:
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It would be nice if vty could work on microsoft windows, even with a more limited feature set. A lot of the code does not seem too unix-specific. If useful there is the ansi-terminal package which implements some ansi screen control on windows.

Change History

Changed 8 years ago by jpbernardy

Corey says:

For the next major release of vty windows support is a reasonable goal. The current plan is as follows:

  • Use ansi-terminal package to add an instance of Terminal and DisplayTerminal? that does not depend on terminfo.
  • Use unix-compat
  • Use the backend of haskeline for input. Haskeline has already solved a number of the input issues that are open on vty and has windows support. However the currently exported modules for haskeline do not expose the backend modules. Either that would need to be exposed in the current haskeline package or a new package that is a shared input backend created.
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