VT340 Emulation

Douglas Taylor dj.taylor4 at comcast.net
Mon Jun 21 22:13:50 CDT 2021


Wow, that is very helpful.  I had downloaded xterm from 
invisible-island.net and executed a ./configure.  I complained that I 
lacked the Athena X widgets, so I paused on it.

I'm going to give this another try.

I'd like to thank all the kind folks who posted a response to my initial 


On 6/20/2021 6:06 PM, Grant Taylor via cctalk wrote:
> On 6/19/21 11:47 AM, Douglas Taylor via cctalk wrote:
>> Really?  I'm interested.  How do you build your own xterm?
> Download and extract the source code.
> Here's the configure command that I most recently used before teaching 
> Gentoo's ebuild about Sixel and ReGIS.  (The command is derived from 
> the ebuild I was patterning off of.)
> ./configure --build=x86_64-pc-linux-gnu --datadir=/usr/share 
> --disable-full-tgetent --disable-imake --disable-setgid 
> --disable-setuid --disable-toolbar --enable-256-color 
> --enable-broken-osc --enable-broken-st --enable-dabbrev 
> --enable-exec-xterm --enable-i18n --enable-load-vt-fonts 
> --enable-logging --enable-luit --enable-mini-luit --enable-openpty 
> --enable-regis-graphics --enable-screen-dumps --enable-sixel-graphics 
> --enable-warnings --enable-wide-chars --host=x86_64-pc-linux-gnu 
> --infodir=/usr/share/info --libdir=/etc --localstatedir=/var/lib 
> --mandir=/usr/share/man --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc 
> --with-app-defaults=/usr/share/X11/app-defaults --without-Xaw3d 
> --without-xinerama --with-utempter --with-x
> The key part is "--enable-sixel-graphics" and / or 
> "--enable-regis-graphics".  I'm also partial to the 
> "--enable-256-color" and "--enable-screen-dumps".
> The screen dumps mean that XTerm will save XHTML and / or XML dumps. 
> Meaning they are text that you can search / copy paste. }:-)
> P.S.  My messages to cctech don't seem to be going through.  So I'm 
> re-replying to the message to cctalk.

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