Subject: Re: Review request: panel daemon for port-cobalt
To: Rafal Boni <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 03/25/2003 08:25:54
On Monday, March 24, 2003, at 10:18  PM, Rafal Boni wrote:

>> From a quick look, it looks pretty neat.. In a past life when I had to
> do this sort of thing, we made the device export a tty-like interface,
> had it interpret some simple control codes (home, clear, move to some
> location, en/dis-able cursor, move cursor), consed up a termcap/term-
> info entry and ran curses on top of the LCD.  The *really* nice thing
> about this is we were able to test most everything in an xterm (or over
> serial console) without having the final hardware ready without any
> real work to speak of.

That is pretty cool.  The only think I would ask is that it me made a 
bit more generic.  There are several RS232-connected panel devices out 
there that are common in the appliance world, and it would be nice to 
support them using the same kind of interface.

         -- Jason R. Thorpe <>