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Virtual Consoles in Hurd

From: Jose Eugenio Marchesi
Subject: Virtual Consoles in Hurd
Date: Wed, 24 Jan 2001 12:10:14 GMT
User-agent: EMIKO/1.13.9 (Euglena tripteris) FLIM/1.13.2 (Kasanui) APEL/10.2 Emacs/20.7 (i386-debian-linux-gnu) (with unibyte mode)

Would be good to make virtual consoles support into the
GNU/Hurd environment.

But would be useful make it with new powerful features. Some

 * Clone the Emacs buffer approach (!)
  (The same keystrokes?)
  (Display more than one VC at same time? C-x2?)
 * Built-in text flow from one VC to another.

 * Run-Time configuration via keystrokes (or a special configuration VC).
   (Emulation type, ...)

 * One special VC for system messages.
   (Special keystrokes?)

 * Other special VCs.

 * ...
 (Please, give ideas!)

Perhaps some of these capabilities would be builded into the 

Perhaps these capabilities are completely absurd?

What servers must be used/modified/created to do this? What would be
the best way?

I know it is a lot of work. But i am ready to start this effort ':)


Jose E. Marchesi <jemarch@es.gnu.org>
FSF/GNU Spain <http://es.gnu.org>

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