Subject: pcvt 3.20 beta 23 available for testing
To: None <port-i386@NetBSD.ORG,>
From: Hellmuth Michaelis <>
List: port-i386
Date: 03/30/1995 21:01:57
    This is to announce the final beta test cycle for pcvt 3.20, beta 23

Pcvt is a video/keyboard driver for i386-based NetBSD (0.9, 1.0 and -current)
           and for FreeBSD (1.0, 1.1R,, 2.0 and -current)

Pcvt has almost full VT220 compatibility, supports national keyboard remapping,
24/25/28/40/50 lines and 80/132 columns and a configurable number of virtual
screens for character terminal and X11 sessions. It comes with a complete set
of fonts, utilities and documentation for easy integration into the above
mentioned systems.

      The next official release of pcvt will happen on April 30 1995.

           There will be a least one other beta cycle until then.

Beta 23 is the release candiate and i will only accept bugfix patches for it.

Things done since beta 22:

	bugfixes for
		- the "Gateway 2000" problem of hanging/nonresponding keyboards
		- a minor X bugfix
		- bugfix for VT mode and force 24 lines
		- minor fixes and cleanups

Please have a look at Doc/ChangeLog for details.

With respect to FreeBSD-current support, Joerg writes:
	Due to a recent change in sys/i386/i386/cons.c in FreeBSD-current,
	it's actually impossible to login more than once into the VT that's
	being used as the system's console.  This is a well-known problem, the
	sio driver is also affected by it, only syscons got a workaround (by
	using another tty structure).

	The problem is yet to be solved, any suggestions are welcome. Please
	direct them to <>

pcvt 3.20 beta 23 can be found on:

        Directory:   pub/incoming
        File:        pcvt-320b23.tar.gz
        Size:        330739 Bytes

	Note: the file is invisible!

        (Thanks to Thomas Gellekum and Christoph Kukulies !)
Please report any bugs, suggestions, fixes and diffs to

Thank you,
Hellmuth Michaelis        GFKT HCS Computertechnik GmbH        Hamburg, Europe
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