Terminal key input library
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Přemysl Eric Janouch dc7b9efd71 Make cursor keys work better 8 years ago
tests Fix the 31position test 8 years ago
.gitignore Miscellaneous little changes 9 years ago
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LICENSE WIP: Is mine now (^3^) 9 years ago
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config-version.cmake.in CMake-ify, rename to termkey2 for the time being 9 years ago
config.cmake.in Rename to termo 9 years ago
demo-async.c Get rid of most block comments 9 years ago
demo-draw.c Rewrite the mouse API 9 years ago
demo-glib.c Rename to termo 9 years ago
demo.c Rewrite the mouse API 9 years ago
driver-csi.c Make cursor keys work better 8 years ago
driver-ti.c Rewrite the mouse API 9 years ago
termo-config.h.in Rename to termo 9 years ago
termo-internal.h Rewrite the mouse API 9 years ago
termo.c Backport a change from libtermkey 9 years ago
termo.h Rewrite the mouse API 9 years ago



`termo' is a library providing an alternative to ncurses' handling of terminal
input.  ncurses does a really terrible job at that, mainly wrt. mouse support
which seems to be utterly broken.  If you can drag things in a terminal
application, such as in VIM, I can assure you it's not using ncurses for that.

Since terminal I/O is really complicated and full of special cases, this project
doesn't aspire to also replace the output part of ncurses, but is rather
complementary to it.  In the end it makes use of its terminfo library.

The API isn't stable yet.  Tell me what needs to be done so I can fix it first.

Building and Installing
Build dependencies: cmake >= 2.8.5, pkg-config
Optional dependencies: Unibilium (alternative for curses), GLib (for the demos)

 $ git clone https://github.com/pjanouch/termo.git
 $ mkdir build
 $ cd build

To install the library, you can do either the usual:
 # make install

Or you can try telling CMake to make a package for you.  For Debian it is:
 $ cpack -G DEB
 # dpkg -i termo-*.deb

To see the library in action, you can try running the demos, which are
statically linked against the library, and hence they can be run as they are:

 $ make demos

What's Different From the Original termkey?
The main change is throwing away any UTF-8 dependent code, making the library
capable of handling all unibyte and multibyte encodings supported by iconv on
your system.  The characters are still presented as Unicode in the end, however,
as the other sensible option is wchar_t and that doesn't really work well, see

To make the mouse parsing support actually useful, some API has been added to
set the proper modes on request, and unset them appropriately while destroying.
You can have a look at demo-draw.c for an example.

Another change worth mentioning is the usage of CMake instead of the problematic
libtool-based Makefile.  Now you can include this project in your other CMake-
-based projects and simply import the target.  No package maintainer action is
needed for you to enjoy the benefits of proper terminal input.

The rest is just me going silly over formatting and various unimportant stuff.
Oh, and I've deleted the manpages.  It needs more Doxygen. :)  TBD

`termo' is based on the `termkey' library, originally written by Paul Evans
<leonerd@leonerd.org.uk>, with additional changes made by Přemysl Janouch

You may use the software under the terms of the MIT license, the text of which
is included within the package, see the file LICENSE.