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Re: Where can I find /hurd/mouse ?

From: Gerhard Muntingh
Subject: Re: Where can I find /hurd/mouse ?
Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2001 03:14:38 +0200
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> > > In the long term we want to have mouse and kbd integrated in
> > > streamio/libchannel)
> > 
> > What is streamio/libchannel? IIRC it doesn't exist yet. Is there any
> > design of it? Simply a list of what kinds of operations (rpc:s) it
> > should offer would be a good thing to have, I think.
> streamio exists.  libchannel should be to character streams what libstore is
> to block oriented data media.  The idea was to have loadable modules to
> provide the necessary ioctls etc for a device (as character devices usually
> live and die not with their basic function of reading and writing data, but
> the additional interface that controls the behvaiour and data stream).

The loadable modules approach seems great, we might one day want audio/video
over such a channel.  User interface isn't limited to kbd/mouse.


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