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Re: Migrating ports from XFree86 to Xorg (Was: Changing default X11_TYPE from native to modular for some platforms)


On Tue, 27 Sep 2011 20:06:45 +0200
Radoslaw Kujawa <> wrote:

> On 27 wrz 2011, at 19:59, Michael wrote:
> > Huh? Ite draws characters by calling functions provided by grf, wsdisplay 
> > can do the same.
> Typical wsdisplay driver implementation provides functions like putchar, 
> cursor, etc. In grf+ite combination, these functions are provided by ite. So, 
> if we suddenly don't use ite, then we don't have access to these functions 
> ;). 

Sorry, I must be missing something since this makes no sense whatsoever.
putchar() is a low level operation that's done by the driver or something else 
that scribbles into video memory ( like rasops for example ). Why on earth 
would anyone put that into the terminal emulator?

have fun

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