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Re: Term::ANSIColor 5.00 released

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James E Keenan
January 6, 2020 20:15
Re: Term::ANSIColor 5.00 released
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On 1/5/20 4:42 PM, Russ Allbery wrote:
> I'm pleased to announce release 5.00 of Term::ANSIColor.
> Term::ANSIColor provides constants and simple functions for setting ANSI
> text attributes, most notably colors.  It can be used to set the current
> text attributes or to apply a set of attributes to a string and reset the
> current text attributes at the end of that string.  Eight-color,
> sixteen-color, 256-color, and true color (24-bit color) escape sequences
> are all supported.
> Changes from previous release:
>      Drop support for Perl 5.6.  The minimum supported version is now Perl
>      5.8.  Perl 5.6 isn't supported by Travis-CI and is only spottily
>      tested, so true support is dubious.
>      Add suport for true color (24-bit color) via new rNNNgNNNbNNN and
>      on_rNNNgNNNbNNN attributes.  These are only supported via the function
>      interface, not in the constant interface.  Based on work by Lars
>      Dɪᴇᴄᴋᴏᴡ 迪拉斯.  (#130083)
>      Allow color aliases to map to multiple attributes instead of only one
>      attribute.  Based on work by Yanick Champoux.
>      Aliases may now be defined in terms of other aliases.
>      Document bad interactions between colored output to standard output
>      and standard error when standard output is line-buffered in a couple
>      of places in the manual and suggest setting autoflush() or EACHLINE
>      as a fix.  (#121974)
>      Document how to support CLICOLOR <> in
>      programs using Term::ANSIColor.  (Due to backward compatibility and
>      non-output uses, there's no easy way to support CLICOLOR in the module
>      automatically.)
>      Update to rra-c-util 8.1:
>      * Update perlcritic configuration.
>      * Add SPDX-License-Identifier headers to all significant files.
> You can download it from CPAN or from:
>      <>
> This package is maintained using Git; see the instructions on the above
> page to access the Git repository.
> Please let me know of any problems or feature requests not already listed
> in the TODO file.

Blead synched with CPAN in commit 76bea4b78962203033480d2a8f4d66f42d7bf3e6.

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