Re: GGI, EGCS/PGCC, Kernel source

Michael Schmitz (
Thu, 26 Feb 1998 12:20:42 -0800

At 3:20 PM +0000 2/26/98, Jason McMullan wrote:
> Hmmm... Not a bad idea. I didn't intend to muck with the
>TTY line discipline, but this _does_ have some posibilities,
>such as:
> * (PC) Treat the keyboard/PS2 ports as `funny' serial ports.
> * (Mac) ADB simply becomes a collection of serial ports

No, please don't do that. ADB is a bit more complex than a simple serial
port. Please leave the default ADB keyboard and mouse input mechanisms
unchanged, or extend the driver in a way that will work with just one mouse
and one keyboard as it does now. Without requiring EvStack, that is.

> * All TTY lines can hook into an EvStack, with
> the input characters filtered through a
> (global/per-device/per-tty/whatever) translation
> filter (ie keymap) that outputs Unicode keypresses.

Well, I suppose I'll have the 'serial keyboards' send the standard key
event codes and use the normal keymap. The keyboard driver should still
keep track of
the key states, right?


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