Full Unicode Support for FreeBSD

Paul B Mahol onemda at gmail.com
Sat Mar 13 12:01:17 UTC 2010

On 3/12/10, Chuck Swiger <cswiger at mac.com> wrote:
> Hi, Elmar--
> On Mar 12, 2010, at 9:54 AM, Elmar Stellnberger wrote:
>>  I am looking forward to engage in FreeBSD by implementing ext3-support
>> and a suspend to disk facility.
> mount_ext2fs or fusefs ought to work with ext3 filesystems.
> zzz or "acpiconf -s 4" ought to address the suspend to disk facility, but it
> depends greatly upon the quality of the BIOS to actually conform with the
> ACPI spec.

I believe that OP is talking about OS support and not about BIOS support.

Linux _have_ OS support for suspend to disk, freebsd does not.
>> If there would be any interest I also ported my checkroot facility
>> (http://www.elstel.com/checkroot/).
> How is this different from what's already available:
>   http://www.freebsd.org/doc/handbook/updating-upgrading-freebsdupdate.html
> ...or via something like tripwire?  If you're only doing MD5 and not
> something like SHA1 or SHA256 (or multiple checksums, better yet), I don't
> see the point
>> However all these little configuration issues like UTF-8 support are
>> out of the scope what I can do because I am not a packager.
> I'm not sure what you mean by "UTF-8" support.  FreeBSD itself does
> reasonably well, and the quality of third-party ports varies.
>> I would be glad if the responsible packagers or anyone else was willing to
>> engage
>> in this. At least I will have to think about my engagement in terms of
>> community support for precious issues like this one.
> It's unclear what you mean by this.  At the basic level, things happen by
> people writing changes and submitting patches.  There is no shortage of
> opinions which are sadly lacking code.  :-)
> Regards,
> --
> -Chuck
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