XO-1.75 OpenFirmware serial terminal

C. Scott Ananian cscott at laptop.org
Thu Aug 2 03:27:18 EDT 2012

On Wed, Mar 28, 2012 at 10:44 PM, John Watlington <wad at laptop.org> wrote:
> I'd love to see serial terminal preloaded, but also acknowledge that I'm the
> one pushing against a 2MB SPI Flash ROM.   How about specifying
> a location in the main build, where another 20KB of example OFW code
> isn't as important ?   Say:
> devalias lib int:2          # build a pointer to the library into OFW
> dir lib:\ofwlib\              # See what is available (anyway to avoid the dir name ?)
> fload lib:\ofwlib\serial.fth
> serial
> We could also move some of the existing non-essential OFW utilities there as
> SPI Flash ROM space gets tighter, such as emacs.

Incidentally, we could also add VFAT long filename support to such an
auxilliary location, so that it's not part of distributed OFW and
keeps Mitch far from culpability.

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