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Re: console

From: "Simon 'corecode' Schubert" <corecode@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 27 Jul 2008 20:37:59 +0100

Zbigniew Baniewski wrote:
:As I can see, DragonFlyBSD uses just cons25 terminal, taken from FreeBSD
:most probably. I would to ask: is there support for smacs/rmacs strings
:planned? It's needed for full internationalization of text-console, without
:a loss of semigraphics.

Not that I know of.

What a pity - it would be nice to keep both "national" characters and semigraphics in text mode.

We'd love to see contributions in this regard - probably this would require a graphics console, however.

:Uh, I forgot - another one: I read, that DragonFlyBSD has two releases
:yearly. Wouldn't be reasonable to switch to "rolling release" model then? It
:could mean less work for both the users ant the devs... what do you think?

I don't know what you mean by a 'rolling release' model.

I mean the thing described at, for example: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rolling_release http://jon-reagan.blogspot.com/2008/01/linux-releases-fixed-vs-rolling-release.html

    People can
    always stay up to date by tracking the release branch or the development
    branch, which are updated continuously.

So, does it work in the case of DF exactly the way:

  "[..] there are no fixed releases like 0.7 or 1.0, but the whole system is
  on the roll, constantly updating bit by bit (not the 'bit' as in bits and
  bytes, but a 'bit' as in a bit of this and a bit of that). The flow of
  updated packages is constant [..]"
( http://eyedeal.team88.org/node/58 )

DragonFly is no distribution, but a whole OS. DragonFly itself doesn't have packages, so there is nothing to be updated in a rolling way. Except for the base system, which of course is rolling, like any other software product.


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