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Re: cdebconf - backup support in text frontend

On Sat, Mar 06, 2004 at 12:25:34AM +0100, Denis Barbier wrote:
> It has not started, but it can be finished very fast when specifications
> are written.  There are several problems with this frontend:
>   * As you wrote in another message, progress bars are unreadable on
>     dumb terminals.  Maybe replacing \r by \n is enough?

Yes, it produces many output but should be acceptable.

>     Are scrollbars also harmful with braille devices, and should the
>     same solution be implemented?  As serial consoles and braille
>     devices are currently the only users of this frontend, it would be
>     really nice if a single solution would work for both situations.

I think braille devices are also marked as dumb.

>   * Backup must be supported.  A simple solution is be to select a
>     character which is not used alone, say '!' or '<'.  This character
>     (after Enter is pressed) will tell cdebconf to go back.  A more
>     sexy solution is to capture key events, e.g. Escape, but it
>     certainly requires more work.

Also we need a command which clears the entry instead of using the


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