console enhancements: mouse events etc

Corinna Vinschen
Tue Mar 30 14:22:00 GMT 2010

On Mar 30 12:53, Thomas Wolff wrote:
> Hi Corinna,
> On 30.03.2010 11:59, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> >Hi Thomas,
> For some reason this mail didn't make it into my cygwin mailbox, so
> it's good you sent me a personal CC.

Weird.  You should really check your mail chain.  I never had a problem
to receive mail from the list, execpt my own server(s) choked.

> >Since you were looking into the Cygwin console code lately, maybe you
> >could find out why `stty sane' doesn't reset the character set?
> stty sane isn't supposed to do anything "sane" to the terminal, I
> think, just to the tty device.
> The tool to use would be 'reset'. So I'll try to find out why
> 'reset' doesn't reset the character set :-\ .

Uh, ok.  Right reset doesn't work either.

> >A couple of minutes ago I printed the bytes from an ISO image unfiltered
> >to the console.  Afterwards, the console was using the alternate
> >charset.
> There are two methods to switch to the alternate character set. One
> is by just sending a Control-N. Most terminals "guard" this method
> by requiring an enable sequence before this works. I guess this
> would considerably reduce the risk that this happens, that's
> probably why they do it.
> I didn't implement the guarding mechanism in fhandler_console
> (although I prepared it somewhat) so I think I should fully
> implement that.
> Also I tuned mined to send the corresponding disable sequence on
> exit which it didn't, probably (and weird enough) because terminfo
> maintains the enable capability but no disable capability...
> >`stty sane' does not switch back to the default charset for some reason.
> See above; I don't think it's supposed to do that.

I try to keep in mind :-}

> >If you have a bit of spare time, do you think you would like to have a look?
> Is it sufficient to complete this in 2 weeks (after Easter time)?

Sure!  It's not actually a pressing issue.  This request to look into
this problem is based on pure slackness on my side.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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