Stuff that looks like standard termcap/terminfo/ncurses issues, except that
Mutt is built with Slang.
In an xterm, the various inverted lines (ie, the line that lists the help
options, the status line, the current message) have the color inversion end
after the last text character on the line. (ie, there are three help
options, with display inverted, but the (blank) rest of the line is normal).
Fairly minor, but distracting, and possibly indicative of similar issues
elsewhere. Switching the TERM variable to vt102 does make the problem go
away, but is obviously not desirable for other reasons.
I don't see this here; running in an xterm, I see a normal display.
aha, I see it now, when I'm not using colors (i.e., default muttrc). odd.
it *appears* that the terminfo database says xterm supports bce. Our various
terminal emulators don't seem to do it right, or slang does it wrong.
... except, the terminal emulators *should* support bce.
In redhat 7.2 witj Mutt 126.96.36.199i
With TERM=xterm or on the console with TERM=linux. All color options commented
Muttrc so it just works monochrome.
I see the top line:
Q:Quit d:Del u:Undel s:Save m:Mail r:Reply g:Group ?:Help
This is only highlighted until the end of "Help".
If TERM=vt100 then the highlight reaches to the end of the line.
If this still occurs, it's almost certainly a slang issue, not a mutt issue.
this should be fixed with mutt being built against the wide char version of slang