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[Lcdproc] ppdev support

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  • From: mail AT (Andrés Trapanotto)
  • Subject: [Lcdproc] ppdev support
  • Date: Thu Mar 30 03:10:02 2006

Markus Dolze wrote:
> Hi,
>>--- Ursprüngliche Nachricht ---
>>Von: Andrés Trapanotto
>><mail AT>
>>lcdproc AT
>>Betreff: Re: [Lcdproc] ppdev support
>>Datum: Tue, 28 Mar 2006 23:33:58 -0300
>>Peter Marschall wrote:
>>>Another question: is ppdev specific to Linux or do other OSses support
>>it as
>>>well ?
>>>In the first case we need to shield the other OSses.
>> I understand the point and I don't know if it is well done at now.
>> I've read some guy asking for something like it but in FreeBSD. If
>>somebody is using lcdproc on *BSD and wants to work on this feature, I
>>think that we can work together to get the port fully functional on
>>those arquitectures.
>> I've a Debian GNU/Linux Sarge amd64 and a Debian GNU/Hurd K10 i386 and
>>I hope to get lcdproc work on both...
> At least FreeBSD has something similar, I guess the other BSDs too. The most
> difficult task is to rewrite port.h and the drivers to use the new
> framework. This will be easier if all drivers are rewritten at once.
> Otherwise we need to keep the existing port.h in some way.

There is a way to support drivers that are not rewritten thru
pp_port(), but I can rewrite every driver anyway :)
In that case, I prefer to test the changes in the other OS's supported
before rewrite evrey driver.

> Will the old way via /dev/io still be an option?

I don't now what /dev/io is... could you give me a clue?

> I am currently testing regulary on FreeBSD and did it once on NetBSD. I
> don't know anything about OpenBSD, but I think I can try that, too.

That would be great. Which ldc hardware do you have?

Best regards, Andrés!

Andrés Trapanotto
<mail AT>
Técnico Electronico
Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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