• Gopherus v1.2

    From Mateusz Viste@21:1/5 to All on Sun Jan 19 14:56:31 2020
    Hello, today Gopherus v1.2 got published.

    Gopherus is a multiplatform, console-based gopher client. According to
    the Observable Gopherspace Universe Project (OGUP), there are over 200
    active gopher servers in the gopherspace today. Gopherus changelog
    follows.

    Gopherus v1.2 [19 Jan 2020]:
    - [new] bookmarks ("b" key),
    - [new] UTF-8 support,
    - [new] IPv6 support (except on the DOS target),
    - [new] full terminal width used now (no longer limited to 80 columns),
    - [new] all files from current folder can be downloaded by pressing
    F10,
    - [new] SDL versions have a resizeable (scalable) window,
    - [new] SDL versions react to keypad arrows as well as normal arrows,
    - [new] user may abort a connection during its 'connecting...' phase,
    - [new] home page shortcut key (F2),
    - [fix] fixed buffer overflow within menu lines parser,
    - [fix] SDL UI does not enforce software rendering any more,
    - [fix] improved pgup/pgdown keys logic in menus,
    - [fix] wordwrapped menu entries are displayed in parent's colors,
    - [fix] Windows sockets are properly closed (patch by Gisle Vanem),
    - [fix] function keys react properly when used with the CURSES
    interface,
    - [fix] telnet links are recognized now (but unsupported),
    - [mnt] Windows build no longer distributed (do it yourself),
    - [mnt] DOS 32-bit build no longer distributed (use the 16-bit
    version).


    http://gopherus.sourceforge.net


    Mateusz

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  • From Mateusz Viste@21:1/5 to Computer Nerd Kev on Mon Jan 20 09:04:06 2020
    2020-01-20 at 07:40 +0000, Computer Nerd Kev wrote:
    I wonder why you didn't post this to comp.infosystems.gopher? Oh
    well, not cross-posting in case there was a good reason.

    No good reason, that was my omission. Fixed now, thanks for bringing
    that up.

    - [new] bookmarks ("b" key),

    This is a very needed addition. Would be nice to be able to
    customise the entry names though. Hmm, ~/.gopherus.bookmarks
    looks fairly editable... Yep, OK I've found out how to do that.

    Indeed, the file is a crude gophermap - easy to edit. I did not add any
    way to customize the entries within the UI simply because I don't need
    it myself (and I am not interested in building the boring logic for
    that). :)

    I think it should be mentioned in build.txt that the Linux build
    now depends on ncursesw instead of ordinary ncurses.

    Good point.

    Performance is much better now when scrolling down gophermaps (with
    the Linux/ncursesw build). It doesn't trim the list of sdf.org users
    for being too long now either.

    Happy to hear.

    External viewers and a configuration file would be nice, though
    already planned in todo.txt. For the latter, it would be nice if it
    also had an option to set a default downloads directory.

    All planned, yes. Although I cannot promise any timeline. Life keeps me
    pretty busy, cannot invest as much time into hobbies as I'd like to...

    Thanks for your feedback!

    Mateusz

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  • From Computer Nerd Kev@21:1/5 to Mateusz Viste on Mon Jan 20 07:40:40 2020
    Mateusz Viste <mateusz@xyz.invalid> wrote:
    Hello, today Gopherus v1.2 got published.

    I wonder why you didn't post this to comp.infosystems.gopher? Oh
    well, not cross-posting in case there was a good reason. I'm about
    to start talking about the Linux build in a MSDOS group though (I
    haven't got a DOS system with networking set up).

    Gopherus is a multiplatform, console-based gopher client. According to
    the Observable Gopherspace Universe Project (OGUP), there are over 200
    active gopher servers in the gopherspace today. Gopherus changelog
    follows.

    Gopherus v1.2 [19 Jan 2020]:
    - [new] bookmarks ("b" key),

    This is a very needed addition. Would be nice to be able to
    customise the entry names though. Hmm, ~/.gopherus.bookmarks
    looks fairly editable... Yep, OK I've found out how to do that.

    - [new] full terminal width used now (no longer limited to 80 columns),
    - [new] all files from current folder can be downloaded by pressing
    F10,

    Great.

    - [fix] function keys react properly when used with the CURSES
    interface,

    Ah, that wasn't just a problem for me then.

    Other notes:
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^
    I think it should be mentioned in build.txt that the Linux build
    now depends on ncursesw instead of ordinary ncurses. I didn't have
    the ncursesw dev package installed, and it took me a while to figure
    out what was going wrong on as I knew that ncurses-dev was
    installed.

    Performance is much better now when scrolling down gophermaps (with
    the Linux/ncursesw build). It doesn't trim the list of sdf.org users
    for being too long now either.

    External viewers and a configuration file would be nice, though
    already planned in todo.txt. For the latter, it would be nice if it
    also had an option to set a default downloads directory.

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