Subject: Re: IMPORTANT: wscons virtual screen configuration
To: matthew green <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Perry E. Metzger <email@example.com>
Date: 03/14/1999 19:05:20
This sounds like a good idea. I hope someone does this.
matthew green <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> i had a look at rc.wscons. i have a problem with it.
> it mixes the configuration of wscons with the code to do that
> this is pretty major, and must be fixed. it is a complete
> maintenance nightmare.
> i propose that wsconscfg should have a configuration file. perhaps
> using the same format as rc.wscons uses now with a keyword at the
> start. eg:
> # fonts
> # name width height enc file
> font ibm - 8 ibm /usr/share/pcvt/fonts/vt220l.808
> font pcvt - - pcvt /usr/share/pcvt/fonts/vt220h.816
> font pcvt - 8 pcvt /usr/share/pcvt/fonts/vt220h.808
> # screens
> # number type emulation
> screen 0 - vt100
> screen 1 - vt100
> screen 2 - vt100
> screen 3 - vt100
> screen 4 - -
> screen 4 80x25bf vt100
> screen 5 80x50 vt100
> or something.
> you could even use a shell script to parse this quite easily,
> using almost the same rc.wscons code as now, though i'd prefer
> that wsconscfg had a -C option (like ccdconfig) and read this
> file itself.