Project BSDVISION Wants To Develop Native *BSD Console Desktop
mike at voicenette.com
Tue Aug 23 02:41:41 GMT 2005
From: "Igor Pokrovsky"
Cc: "Mike Adewole"
Sent: Sunday, August 21, 2005 2:58 PM
Subject: Re: Project BSDVISION Wants To Develop Native *BSD Console Desktop
> On Sun, Aug 21, 2005 at 01:39:20AM -0700, Kamal R. Prasad wrote:
> > > It will be running on a virtual console in text or
> > > graphics mode like
> > > TurboVision used to, but we are focusing on text
> > > mode for now. As I just
> > > wrote to someone else, the main idea is to enable
> > > BSD programs to have a
> > > nice console (textual and graphical) interface with
> > > and without any windows
> > > system. So I could have a standalone program that
> > Thst would be great to have and extend to a
> > full-fledged GUI interface as X is overkill for lots
> > of people. BTW -does it use drivers for graphics
> > accelerator cards?
> Heh, what are you going to accelerate in text mode? 8-)
> Go where the money is.
"Console" includes text mode but does not necessarily exclude graphics mode.
Haven't you seen turbovision running in graphics mode ? We may eventually
have to deal with accelerator cards but that's a looong way off.
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