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Re: PCVT on DFly

From: Allan Fields <bsd@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 16 Jul 2004 21:37:22 -0400

On Sat, Jul 17, 2004 at 12:27:25AM +0200, Ivan Voras wrote:
> Jonathan Fosburgh wrote:
> >Has anyone tried to use PCVT on DragonFly? I've never used it on FBSD, but 
> >I decided I would see how it is.  I was able to build the kernel with it, 

Let me know what you think.  If it's stable and wont create problems, that's
a definite plus. ;)

> Are there any benefits to using it? Anyone?

Dunno, but it would be nice to have a Unicode console in BSD and have
it take full advantage of video hardware on most PCs (always found
syscons annoying to get into a better text-resolution with vidcontrol,
so I usually don't bother.)

I think it would round-out the offering, Debian has this setup on
the Linux side.  Gentoo install is a good example of a "pretty"
console too.  Not sure if I'd ever bother configuring like that,
though it'd be nice if (optionally) it could work in this manner
w/o much messing around.

NetBSD wscons is a good example of a very straight forward console
-- scrollback isn't supported by default. :)

 Allan Fields, AFRSL - http://afields.ca
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