Thank you, thank you, thank you!
@solderpunk makes the awesome #VF-1 #Gopher client.
I asked for ANSI colour escape code support on the Gopher email list a while ago and was poopooed by most...
The purists judged it couldn’t be done - that such a notion was an abomination. A heresy! 😥
But he did it; thanks to Solderpunk’s VF-1, #GopherColour is alive!
This is seriously the best phlog reader out there, too. Try it!
@mmu_man @solderpunk I thought so at first, too. But Plus monkeys with the rendering of file types and a bit of layout, right? This is more just a layer of style on top of plain Gopher as artistic expression...
I’ve never seen how Gopher+ does much that plain Gopher doesn’t, aside from adding the h and I types, which every client now supports. (So really few clients are now plain Gopher anyway.) But colour is a nice client side addition I hope is adopted for them as do such art.
I thought you talked about interpreting ANSI escapes from the menu text itself… although it would probably be even more funky. 🤪
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko