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icegridadmin lost up-arrow support

In Ice 3.0, my memory is that icegridadmin let you use up-arrow to scroll back through previous commands, instead of having to re-type them. However, that functionality seems to have been removed from Ice 3.1; was that intentional?



  • Yes, we have disabled readline support, because this library is published under the terms of the GPL. While this is not a problem for users who use Ice under GPL, it was a problem for some commercial users, who wanted to distribute this tool to their customers. Since we do not want to support two binary distributions, we decided to disable support for readline in Ice.

    Note, however, that if you compile the source distribution yourself, and use Ice under GPL, you can still enable readline library support in the file config/Make.rules (see the setting for USE_READLINE).