wscons from NetBSD

Anish Mistry mistry.7 at
Sun Aug 29 09:35:25 PDT 2004

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On Saturday 28 August 2004 07:43 pm, you wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 28, 2004 at 12:52:08PM -0400, Anish Mistry wrote:
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> > I'm in the process of trying to update a bunch of the USB HID code to be
> > back in sync with NetBSD since there are numerous problems with our
> > current code that have been fixed for a couple of years now in the NetBSD
> > code.  The major problem that I'm running into is their dependency on
> > wscons for a few of the drivers.  Has there been any work on porting
> > wscons to FreeBSD?  It would make this import much easier and make future
> > imports much simpler too.
> But is that reason enough?  Personally I have nothing against wscons.
Probably not, but I thought that porting wscons used to be on the 5.x TODO 
list, so I'm hoping someone might already have done some work on it and it 
wouldn't take too much to finish porting it.
> If it was ported I would suggest it by default at least provide a
> scrollback like OpenBSD, and obviously, syscons do.  (Unless that is a
> feature to it.)
> Is another one needed?  In FreeBSD there is currently two:
>  syscons
>  pcvt
If it can help keep a good chunk of the USB code up to date, I'd say yes since 
the more I look, the more I see problems with our USB code has been fixed in 
NetBSD.  Anyway I'll see what I can get done in the next few weeks.
> > - --
> > Anish Mistry
> --
>  Allan Fields

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