Re: scrollback
27 Oct 1996 11:23:44 EDT wrote:
>As far as the console, though, there is an alternative: consoled.
>There are simply features that do not belong in kernel space (dynamic
>font generation comes to mind.) However, it is perfectly reasonable to
>do a console manager in user space, using "graphics"
>(i.e. software-managed) console mode and raw keyboard mode; and, of
>course, PTY's.

Now THIS sounds like a very reasonable proposition and one that will not
be immediately kicked off the "new ideas" because of "unnecesary kernel

Is it possible that someone could start doing this? I don't really wanna
have to wait until the GGI project is done and/or integrated into the
kernel (if that ever happens) just to get some more scrollback in my
VCs. I'm sure we'd all help in what we can (hey, don't look at me, I'm
not that good of a coder :). Besides I know we'll think of many other
uses to give to consoled.

Comments? Propositions? Flames? linux-consoled mailing lists? :)