[openbeos] Re: CVS cleanup

  • From: "Guy" <mul_m7m@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <openbeos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 16 May 2003 18:45:35 +0200

Finally :0, heh, i was looking endlessly about Console mode on BeOS.
the reason might be quite different from what everyone are used to:

I'm an ascii artist :0, this means i need 80x25 , regular full-screen pure
TextMode. (and not fullscreened terminal
with Couriur New font...)

This is needed for apps like Aciddraw or Empathy (on dos - www.thuglife.org)
to work.
So yes, there is still a need for a console mode, even on a good running
beos machine..

that would save the need to use DOSBOX's fullscreen mode as an emulation to
DOS. : )



On Fri, 16 May 2003 00:29:10 +0200 (CEST), Franן?½?§ois Revol
<revol@xxxxxxx> wrote:

En rן?½??ponse ן?½?? Marcus Overhagen <ml@xxxxxxxxxxxx>:

> I know it might be dumb to ask this question here, but should we > provide
the possibility to boot into a non-
graphical environment, I > mean later, when we've got our app_server running
etc., just as a > fallback or
something? :-))

Yes, we should keep it as a fallback for the kernel debugger and
bluescreen :)

But I don't think we really need it as a terminal, since any Terminal
application could simply implement a full screen mode if desired, and even
resolution to a smaller one (BeOS already has all the required API) on
screen that is using.

Doesn't hurt to keep the console dev from NewOS /methinks...
will help debugging our app_server on our kernel.


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