Vintage terminals (was Re: PDP-11 available in New Zealand)

Dave McGuire mcguire at
Fri Mar 9 01:38:55 CST 2007

On Mar 8, 2007, at 7:46 PM, der Mouse wrote:
>>> (vttest is a good way to see how your emulator _really_ behaves).
> It aws, once upon a time.  But these days, it uses ./configure, which
> is a security nightmare waiting to happen.  When I wrote to the author
> about that, the reaction I got back was basically "tough" - I suppose
> he feels that his convenience outweighs the security of our systems.

   Uhh...WTF?  Do you do your builds as root or something?

> Perhaps it's time to mention mterm again.  It's my terminal emulator
> for X, and it has a "decansi" emnuation that's X3.64 with some DEC
> extensions.  decansi mode running at 80x24 (or 132x24 - it will try to
> resize its window if you send the column-count change sequence) is a
> pretty good VT-100 emulator.



Dave McGuire
Port Charlotte, FL

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