Subject: [Fwd: Re: Three Current Problems]
To: None <dsndata!!current-users>
From: Randy Terbush <sierra!>
List: current-users
Date: 11/18/1993 06:02:00
I am forwarding this reply from David Dawes to the current-users list.
David's response speaks loudly for the XFree86 development team.  I
would like to add that he is also a very fair and thoughtful
spokesperson for the XFree86 team.  Not to be confused with David Wexelblat...

I have heard that pcvt is going to be the console driver of choice for
NetBSD.  Is this true?  Is there a "Beta" patch available that could
be used to get the necessary changes into XFree86 to support this?

Randy Terbush
UUCP: netcomsv!dsndata!randy

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Subject: Re: Three Current Problems
Date: Thu, 18 Nov 93 14:55:11 EST
Resent-Date: Thu, 18 Nov 93 14:55:11 EST

>> files that no longer appear to exist:  <machine/ioctl_pc.h> and
>> <machine/console.h>.  Have I just somehow missed installing these, or
>  Kim> You should install them yourself.
>  Kim> I really wonder why the XFree team decided this way. There ought to be a
>  Kim> better way.
>  Kim> Some link's or include directives for the Xfree would have done it (I guess)
>I agree!!  I get bitten by this one every time I build X, since
>/usr/include/machine gets wiped everytime I reinstall in the
>src/include directory.
>I have admittedly not looked at what we are getting from these two
>includes, but it seems we should not be forcing these includes into
>/usr/include/*.  Is there a reason I should not fix this?

They are system-specific headers.  For systems with more recent
versions than those distributed with XFree86 they (the newer ones)
should be used in preference.  I think this is a matter for the *BSD
people to sort out.  It all comes down to not having a single common
console driver API for *BSD.


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