Subject: Re: color in console
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From: Peter Bex <Peter.Bex@student.kun.nl>
Date: 10/08/2004 12:15:38
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On Fri, Oct 08, 2004 at 09:53:43AM +0100, Julian Coleman wrote:
> The termcap definition for the vt220 (*) does not contain colour. I'm fa=
> sure that real DEC VT220's didn't support it, so it shouldn't be in the e=
> The WSCONS console is a superset of vt220 and supports colour (unless you=
> selected Sun emulation). So, you can use wsvt25 or wsvt25m as your termi=
> type in order to get colour support on the console.
Ah, so that is the recommended setting... Then, why isn't this the default
on freshly installed systems?
If there are good reasons to set it to vt220 by default, isn't it an option
to have sysinst at least ask if you would like to change to wsvt25?
IMHO a system should have settings that are optimal, if reasonably possible
unless breaking on other systems or leading to security hazards. If the
terminal supports color, a color-enabled term setting is the optimal so
should be the default.
"The process of preparing programs for a digital computer
is especially attractive, not only because it can be economically
and scientifically rewarding, but also because it can be an aesthetic
experience much like composing poetry or music."
-- Donald Knuth
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