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Re: flashing screen symptoms (an example)

From: Neil Zanella
Subject: Re: flashing screen symptoms (an example)
Date: Fri, 3 Nov 2000 17:41:58 -0330 (NST)

On Fri, 3 Nov 2000, Thomas E. Dickey wrote:

> On Fri, 3 Nov 2000, Neil Zanella wrote:
> > I forgot to include a practical example of the flashing problem in my
> > previous e-mail. To see what I was talking about you can launch pine
> > and press CTRL-X followed by n really fast. You will see that the whole
> > screen gets refreshed (cleared and redrawn/flashes) sometimes when in fact
> > is does not need to be.
> does pine use ncurses?  (I looked into this a few months ago and concluded
> that it did not - that it used termcap only).

Ooops. You are right. I had forgotten that pine does not use ncurses.
But nevertheless pine shows the same symptom I am experiencing. BTW
I tried to use wnoutrefresh(win) and doupdate() but there was no
improvement. Strange though that windows which are not touched end
up being refreshed this the same. This happens both in the Linux console
and under an xterm.



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