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XF86 and full-screen graphical console apps
Am I just missing something or what?
Would it be possible to extract the modules doing the configuration file
parsing, the input and the video out of XFree86 and put that code into a
separate library (which, conceivably, the X server itself would use)?
What I mean here is the bare stuff, no complicated standard X11 API.
This would enable programming full-screen console apps that would be
very user-friendly regarding configuration, since a lot of video
hardware is supported by XFree86, most input is also supported and
finally, it would simplify the system configuration by having only a
single thing to configure, the X server (which is done at installation
by the popular distributions of Linux), which would automagically
configure any other applications using it.
This would be just like the idea of Xggi using GGI, but having the core
of XFree86 instead of GGI gives us a lot of already supported and proven
hardware, good acceleration and a lot of configuration tools already
done and working for that (creating the XF86Config file).
Is this crazy?
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