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Re: [PATCH] Support 24-bit terminal colors.

From: Clément Pit--Claudel
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Support 24-bit terminal colors.
Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2016 09:46:38 -0400
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On 2016-09-19 18:28, Richard Stallman wrote:
> [[[ To any NSA and FBI agents reading my email: please consider    ]]]
> [[[ whether defending the US Constitution against all enemies,     ]]]
> [[[ foreign or domestic, requires you to follow Snowden's example. ]]]
>   > > > Perhaps we should define a way to use termcap or terminfo to
>   > > > specify whether the terminal supports 24-bit color
>   > > > and call on terminals to state their capabilities this way.
>   > Regrettably, It would appear that the likelihood of that happening is
>   > close to 0%
> It isn't easy for me to read an email thread, but your words suggest
> you think that this is out of our hands.  That claim surprises me.  We
> can establish a convention, and it will catch on because it will be
> useful.  That process will take years, but that's ok -- we are not in
> a hurry.

Richard, can you elaborate? Would the idea be to define our own standard and 
use it (noting that it wouldn't do anything at first, since no terminal would 
advertise itself this way), and wait until people pick that up?


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