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On Fri, Jun 26, 1998 at 06:05:04 PM -0700, dalecki wrote:
> 2. The whole console selection related ioctl stuff.
> It was broken from the beginning on. There is currently a new
> replacement mechanism: /dev/vcs, which should provide the same
> funcionality. Removing it will only break the in my oppinion
> anyway toyish mouse selection on text based consoles. This is
> something that will not break the system since this
> functionality isn't essential for operation.
> (8k)
"toyish mouse selection on text based consoles" is somthing that _many_
linux users find very useful. Replace the code in gpm that uses this
with /dev/vcsa, then wait a couple of years, then remove the code.

> 3. Due to 2. we could even remove the wholy broken und useless unicde
> stuff in the current console code.
> It's only used in code related to 2. With the new mechanism for
> console selection this should get handled in user space. And
> please remember I'm not talking about unicode or whatever here.
> It's only about the selection stuff in the current kernel.
> (8k)
Umm... is this the same code that lets you "cat" stuff with unicoded
characters and see the right things? If so, I'm betting that you would be
breaking a _lot_ of peoples' setups.

-=- James Mastros
True mastery is knowing enough to bullshit the rest.
-=- Me

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