Subject: pcvt 3.20 beta 23 available for testing
To: None <port-i386@NetBSD.ORG, freebsd-hackers@FreeBSD.org>
From: Hellmuth Michaelis <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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, 220.127.116.11R, 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
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:
- 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 <email@example.com>
pcvt 3.20 beta 23 can be found on:
Size: 330739 Bytes
Note: the file is invisible!
(Thanks to Thomas Gellekum and Christoph Kukulies !)
Please report any bugs, suggestions, fixes and diffs to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hellmuth Michaelis GFKT HCS Computertechnik GmbH Hamburg, Europe
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