Subject: Re: Mouse console support
To: Julio Merino <>
From: Lennart Augustsson <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 02/01/2002 22:12:44
Julio Merino wrote:

> Yeah, my idea is the following: provide a getchar and a putchar ioctl, that
> can access random postions on screen buffer (see my other post). Each ioctl
> should return the letter in the position, as well as its attributes. Why?
> wsmoused will need to change their color to make the cursor appere. Well,
> I don't know how other archs work, but I guess they are still using
> character+attributes. So, returning/setting a simple structure with both
> fields would be the main idea.
> Then, wsmoused is the program that will control mouse movement, selections,
> and pastes. Kernel changes will be minimun, and can also be made optional.
> So, what do you think?

This sounds like what I had in mind.

    -- Lennart