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Re: console stuff (was: Re: argp limitation

From: Marcus Brinkmann
Subject: Re: console stuff (was: Re: argp limitation
Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2002 03:06:00 +0100
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On Mon, Mar 11, 2002 at 04:51:03AM -0500, Roland McGrath wrote:
> That is a wacky notion, but it might just make sense.  Certainly using the
> xkb utilities from X directly is an attractive idea.  Not only is the
> configuration based on a compatible format, it's actually the very same
> commands to do the configuration to a pseudo-X server that is a virtual
> console.


> I wouldn't want the console server talking to xfs the way the X
> server does, though.  For loadfont, you still want a user program that gets
> font data from whereever (including from an xfs, or all manner of format
> conversions it might do) and loads the data into the console server.

Maybe I don't know enough about the xfs protocol.  But it seems to me a very
good thing if the console server can copletely configure itself from the
passive translator setting, without requiring to run a loadfont program or
anything.  This works either by specifying a filename, or maybe by setting a
font server and an X font name (or a directory search list plus an X font
name).  The general notion here is getting rid of scripts to run at boot
time.  But I also see your point about uploading a font that isn't a file
or a font in a font dir or font server anywhere at all, so we should have
both (although if you have an helper program, you can probably always write
the font into a temporary file, too).


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