Re: GGI, EGCS/PGCC, Kernel source

Stefan Mars (
Tue, 24 Feb 1998 16:37:21 +0100 (MET)

On Tue, 24 Feb 1998, Pavel Machek wrote:

> 1) It is step back: we used to have loadable keymaps. With ggi, kernel
> contains files such as keyboard_english.c. Even if it is not run-time
> bloat, it is source bloat.

Fixed by EvStack. It's being worked on already. We have to fix it to be
able to handle multiple keyboards connected to the same machine.

> 2) It touches things it should not touch. It replaces big parts of
> drivers/char. I know that keyboard etc. are somehow related to
> graphics, but you really do not want to _replace_ low level
> drivers. This way, ggi being config option would mean having drivers
> twice.

Yes, well, I am not _the_ kernel hacker of GGI, but I have had it
explained to me that it was necessary to be able to send keycodes etc to
the right head/window/app/whatever. I will forward to those responsible.


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