Subject: Re: Virtual Consoles
To: None <email@example.com>
From: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/27/2000 08:27:28
DB> For text console the amount of data to copy is very
Yep, about 4Kb (assuming an 80 x 25 screen with character
+ attribute bytes).
DB> It has been designed so support for other cards can be
> easily added. Hopefully someone will have time to add
> support for bitmapped displays so I can have virtual
> consoles on my sparc :)
I wonder how the Mac guys handled this, I think they usually
use bitmapped displays. As you hinted earlier, it would
involve moving more data around.
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