[Urwid] Possible Urwid frontend

Thomas Ballinger tom at hackerschool.com
Sat May 10 20:47:56 EDT 2014

That sounds about like how I'm doing it - the application has the whole
screen to write, but if it only uses the top, the terminal wrapper doesn't
touch everything below.

You may have gotten as far as I have - I haven't done a ton of testing with
different terminals. I don't recall having trouble with writing a full line
at the bottom, but I think I never write newlines - I just go to the next
line and keep writing.

I sent the first email to the list, but it was 11 months ago :) Perhaps I
hadn't signed up for the list yet? I probably sent it right after signing


On Sat, May 10, 2014 at 3:33 PM, Ian Ward <ian at excess.org> wrote:

> On Sat, May 10, 2014 at 8:34 AM, Ian Ward <ian at excess.org> wrote:
> > Absolutely
> >
> > I started work in this direction with raw_display but never quite
> finished.
> In particular, the way I started to implement this feature was to have
> the user set alternate_buffer=False when raw_display.Screen.start()
> and then when the application didn't draw on the lower portion of the
> screen (left it as blank space with the default display attributes)
> then that many rows of the original screen would be left intact above
> where the urwid application was drawing.
> I ran into trouble with the way different terminals handled
> positioning the cursor after a newline. I couldn't use absolute
> positioning any more because I didn't know if the screen had scrolled.
> I'm interested to look at your solution.
> I also wonder why I missed your first email. Was it sent to this list?
> Ian
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