Subject: Problems due to PMAG-C support with PMAGB-BA in 1.4B
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
Date: 08/05/1999 16:59:27
I'm syncing a machine up to -current via the 1.4B source I had on
it, and ran into a couple of unexpected problems.
1. The default rcons font is unreadable on my sfb.
It's really, really hard to distinguish '8' and '0', or '~' and '"'.
(this made it really hard to fix up my STRIP config).
I would much sooner switch back to the old Hershey(?) font,
which is incidentally a much closer match to the PROM fonts.
Would this break anything? How bad does the old font look
on the PMAG-C and friends?
2. Help! I can no longer input an ascii NUL.
Ctrl-space or Cntrl-shift-2 do nothing. How is emacs
supposed to do set-mark-command when editing config files
to make the machine usable? :-).
I dont want to gratuitously make things worse for the PMAG-C or
make rcons diverge from wscons. But I'd really like to see these
(and the reboot-on-CTRL-ALT-Backspace braindamage) fixed.
or is there a majority in favour of the current status?