[OpenBIOS] RFC: Rework of OpenBIOS terminal/console
mark.cave-ayland at ilande.co.uk
Sat Mar 9 13:19:28 CET 2013
Whilst looking at the possibility of supporting additional graphics
cards in OpenBIOS, I noticed that there are actually two terminal
consoles built in: a standards-compliant Forth one in
forth/device/terminal.fs and a C-based one in
libopenbios/console_common.c (which is the default).
Some experimentation with the Forth console shows that with some minor
fixes it can be made to work, and in fact produces better console output
in many cases because the fb8-* and terminal words are implemented
With this in mind, I'd like to propose switching over to the Forth
console and removing the C console entirely. Would anyone have any major
objections to doing this?
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