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Re: Sugguestion: separate input and output driver

From: Robert Millan
Subject: Re: Sugguestion: separate input and output driver
Date: Thu, 29 May 2008 11:46:56 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

On Thu, May 29, 2008 at 04:09:54PM +0800, Bean wrote:
> Currently, input and output are bundled together, this make it quite
> difficult to extend.
> Input:
> Keyboard, Serial
> Output:
> Text mode, Video mode
> Now, the binding is fixed using individual module:
> Keyboard + Text = console
> Keyboard + Video = gfxterm
> Serial + Text = serial
> Serial + Video = ?
> And there are mixing as well.
> If we separate them, it would make things much clear. For example, the
> grub_term structure can be split into two mutually exclusive parts:

I've been wanting to do this for a while, but never had time for it.

Other annoying situations this would solve are:

at_keyboard + ofconsole (currently done with an ifdef hack)
usb_keyboard + (vga_term | bios_console)

Robert Millan

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