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Re: Events in libcons

From: Marco Gerards
Subject: Re: Events in libcons
Date: Sun, 04 Apr 2004 14:12:05 +0200
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tb@becket.net (Thomas Bushnell, BSG) writes:

> Ok, so KGI (despite the bad name) is the Linux version of what I was
> calling HIL.  Then we should obviously just implement the existing
> interface as best as possible; presumably it will all work
> wonderfully.  

Right.  And we can start working on this right now, even before KGI is
ported to GNU/Hurd.  By using the GGI library we can start now and we
will get KGI support by doing that as soon as it is ported.  I wrote a
task description.  Is is ok to put this task on savannah?

"The GGI library is a graphics library that has many targets like X
Window, text, KGI, etc.  There should be a GGI driver for the plugin
so the console client will work on all those targets.  When KGI is
available for GNU/Hurd this console client driver will become the

For more informations about GGI: http://www.ggi-project.org/

This feature were discussed on the bug-hurd mailing list, Read this to
see why KGI is important:

This will give us graphics support only.  There is another library,
GII, for input support (keyboard and mouse).  At the moment I am
working on a driver for the console client so it can load XKB keymaps,
hopefully I can easily change it to use GII.


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