[Urwid] Possible Urwid frontend

Devin Jeanpierre jeanpierreda at gmail.com
Sun May 11 01:12:29 EDT 2014


On Sat, May 10, 2014 at 5:47 PM, Thomas Ballinger <tom at hackerschool.com> wrote:
> 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
> up.

You sent the email successfully to the list: I have it. It must be a
problem with Ian's computer. ;)

-- Devin

> Tom
>
>
> 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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