NetBSD curses ripoffline improvements

I implemented ripoffline(3) in NetBSD and it shipped in-8. It now transpires there were a few problems with the implementation, mainly in regards to screen resizing, which is an extension to POSIX, but supported by ncurses and PDCurses. Many improvements have been made with regards to compability with NetBSD and the others, but there are the following caveats: NetBSD will only resize stdscr, curscr and virtscr windows (like PDCurses) NetBSD clears the window when resized NetBSD will re-size and re-position the ripped off lines (like ncurses) NetBSD will not change LINES when ripoffline is called and may offset stdscr to it’s relative position on the screen.
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dhcpcd gains DHCPv6 INFORM support and other things

It’s been an eventful two years of not blogging. Mainly as I got heavily involved in playing World of Warcrat, Star Wars: The Old Republic and now Guild Wars 2 and this is a technical blog not a gaming one. Anyhoo, since GW2 is a lot more casual than the others the idea is that I have more time for working on open source stuff, like say dhcpcd. Well, I finally found some time over the past few months and put DHCPv6 INFORM support into dhcpcd.
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