Bug 83101 - VTE does not implement xterm mouse support fully
Summary: VTE does not implement xterm mouse support fully
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: vte
Version: 9
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ray Strode [halfline]
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-01-30 08:13 UTC by D. Hugh Redelmeier
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:50 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2004-11-10 20:43:01 UTC

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Description D. Hugh Redelmeier 2003-01-30 08:13:56 UTC
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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):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.install JOVE:
  wget -N ftp://ftp.cs.toronto.edu:/pub/hugh/jove-dev/jove4.16.0.58.tgz
  rpmbuild -ta jove4.16.0.58.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.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Ray Strode [halfline] 2004-11-10 20:43:01 UTC
Thanks for the bug report.  At the moment, the Fedora developers don't have
time to work on this particular issue. The best way to make sure your problem
will get looked on is to report it to the authors of the program. Most 
upstream authors use a bug tracking system like bugzilla, and more people
who know the code will be looking at the bug report there.

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