[OpenBIOS] [PATCHv2 00/20] Switch to standards-compliant Forth console from C console

Stefan Reinauer stefan.reinauer at coreboot.org
Fri Jun 21 20:14:25 CEST 2013

* Mark Cave-Ayland <mark.cave-ayland at ilande.co.uk> [130526 15:02]:
> As mentioned previously on-list, OpenBIOS currently contains two consoles - a 
> C based console and a Forth based console. The Forth based console is currently 
> broken, but is more feature complete than the C console, whilst also being 
> more portable across different architectures.
> This patchset performs the following functions:
> - Fix various bugs in the Forth console
> - Optimise performance using low-level C graphics routines
> - Add simple IEEE1275-like initialisers for TCX and VGA graphics
> - Switch TCX and VGA drivers over to use the new console using the standard
>   is-install word 
> Once this patchset is committed, a further patchset will follow to remove all of
> the duplicate C console code, remove packages/video.c and unify the console 
> input/routines into libopenbios.

This is fantastic! Thank you!


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