PuTTY wish terminal-emulations

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summary: Terminal emulations other than xterm/ECMA-48 (e.g. 3270)
class: wish: This is a request for an enhancement.
difficulty: tricky: Needs many tuits.
priority: never: We don't ever intend to fix this.

PuTTY aims to do one type of terminal emulation (approximately, xterm/VTxxx/ECMA-48, which is widely used) and do it well.

PuTTY's authors primarily use it to access systems which have a termcap/terminfo-like terminal abstraction layer, so the need to emulate more than one type of character-cell terminal isn't very important to us.

We are therefore unlikely to add support for wildly different forms of terminal emulation such as IBM 3270 or 5250 to the core of PuTTY.

This probably also goes for extra non-character-cell emulations such as tek4014.

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(last revision of this bug record was at 2004-11-16 15:27:00 +0000)