standards/54809: pcvt deficits

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Thu Jul 24 06:00:33 PDT 2003

>Number:         54809
>Category:       standards
>Synopsis:       pcvt deficits
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    freebsd-standards
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   current-users
>Arrival-Date:   Thu Jul 24 06:00:31 PDT 2003
>Originator:     Joe Public
>Release:        i386 FreeBSD 4.8-RELEASE
no org
FreeBSD en26 4.8-RELEASE FreeBSD 4.8-RELEASE #0: Thu Apr 17 21:11:57 AKDT 2003     root at en26:/usr/src/sys/compile/MYKERN  i386

pcvt driver has several deficits.

                1.  cursor is always GRAY!
                    this is a problem on gray backgrounds as well as
                    other backgrounds which make GRAY hard on the eyes.
                    it is logical for the cursor to be INVERSE (IMHO).

                2.  ANSI sequences are severely X3.64 deficient,
                    most importantly, LEFT/RIGHT scrolling capabilities,
                    which, in color mode, can slow down display functions
                    by a factor of 100 (especially critical on serial lines).


implement reverse cursor (currently GRAY background).
                implement ANSI X3.64 LEFT/RIGHT scrolling capabilities.

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