Subject: pcvt 3.20 beta 2 available for testing
To: NetBSD-current Users <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Hellmuth Michaelis <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/04/1994 19:51:57
This is to announce the beta test cycle for pcvt 3.20.

Pcvt is a video/keyboard driver for i386-based NetBSD (0.9, -current),
for FreeBSD (1.0, 1.1R, and for 386BSD 0.1 + pk 0.2.4 (obsolete).

Pcvt has almost full VT220 compatibility, supports national keyboard remapping,
24/25/28/40/50 lines and 80/132 columns and a configurable number of virtual
screens for character terminal and X11 sessions. It comes with a complete set
of fonts, utilities and documentation for easy integration into the above
mentioned systems.

What i really like to have before a final release is support for NetBSD 1.0
and FreeBSD 2.0.

New in this release is
        - code to make scrolling REALLY fast by using hardware (CRTC)
        - a keyboard FIFO for no longer disturbing serial ports while
          switching virtual screens
        - many bugfixes and speedups

pcvt 3.20 beta 2 can be found on:

        Directory:   pub/incoming
        File:        pcvt-320b2.tar.gz
        Size:        275480 bytes

	Note: the file is invisible!

        (Thanks to Thomas Gellekum and Christoph Kukulies !)

Please report any bugs, suggestions, fixes and diffs to

Thank you,
Hellmuth Michaelis    HCS Hanseatischer Computerservice GmbH    Hamburg, Europe
 Experience is directly proportional to the amount of equipment ruined (Murphy)