Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 83101
VTE does not implement xterm mouse support fully
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:50:28 EDT
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Description of problem:
xterm has features to allow text-based programs to respond to mouse events.
They are documented in section "Mouse Tracking" of
VTE seems to implement "Normal tracking mode" (used by PINE, for example) but
not "Mouse hilite tracking" (used by JOVE, for example).
Either gnome-terminal ought to not advertise itself as "xterm" in the TERM
variable, or it ought to implement the capability. Since it just uses VTE, this
means VTE ought to implement this capability.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
wget -N ftp://ftp.cs.toronto.edu:/pub/hugh/jove-dev/jove220.127.116.11.tgz
rpmbuild -ta jove18.104.22.168.tgz
rpm -i /usr/src/redhat/RPMS/i386/jove*.rpm
(Could adjust procedure to not require su).
2.get into jove on some random file: jove .profile
3.try to move with the mouse (failure)
4.leave JOVE: ^X^C
Actual Results: JOVE does not respond to mouse
Expected Results: JOVE responds to mouse. Works on real xterm.
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