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Re: XF86 and full-screen graphical console apps

Pierre Phaneuf <pp@ludusdesign.com> wrote:
> > Of course, just like svgalib, since it's not in the
> > kernel, you'll either have to be root to use it,
> > unless you make use of some kind of memory visuals.
> Yes, of course, but unlike svgalib, you'd have hundreds of well tested
> drivers, a lot accelerated and some having full acceleration. You'd
> an input module that works correctly (when I quit X, my keyboard is
> fine, which is not always the case with SVGALib, also console
> works better for X than SVGALib) and that supports multiple input
> devices (mouse, keyboard, joystick, wacom tablets and maybe others).

The more I think about this idea, the more I like it.
It seems like the cleanest solution for console
graphics on this side of kernel patching.  Especially
if the ggi team then wrote a target for it, so that
the interface would be standard.

I poked around the xf86 web site without much luck.
The current code is still distributed as a different
server for each chipset, while the development code
is only available to registered members of the xf86

Pierre, you think you could dig up anything?
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