The nosh package is now up to version 1.23 .


There is one major item in this release.

* I've adjusted console-fb-realizer's keyboard handling on BSD to use USB directly.

There are a few more minor changes.

* I've upgraded the version of clang++ that is used to build the binary packages to 3.8.0. This should have no visible effect whatsoever. (-: * The handling of the DECDA2 control sequence by console-terminal-emulator now copes with what vim sends. (What vim sends isn't what my DEC VT tests had been checking.) * convert-systemd-units now inserts uses of the ionice and chrt chain-loading commands on Linux into the generated service bundles.

Mostly this is a clearing the decks release in the hope that I will be able to do some more work on the remaining few FreeBSD conversions before the new year.

USB keyboard support

The keyboard handling is a change to using the USB HID devices (/dev/uhid*) on FreeBSD in preference to (but not forcibly instead of) the ATA keyboard protocol. In part this is in order to handle the "consumer" keys that USB has. In part this is in order to handle the extra keys that one finds on 106-key, 107-key, and 109-key keyboards and on some numeric keypads (such as the ABNT2 thousands-separator key). In part it's to remove an extra layer of the user-space virtual terminal system that can be outwith the kernel. In part it's to match the USB mouse capability from version 1.22 of the toolset.

Please note that the structure of kbdmap files has changed slightly, to accomodate mappings for "consumer" keys, to reposition the entries for some of the 106/107/109-key keyboards' extra keys, and to cover all of the function key gymnastics that vim can accept. The /etc/system-control/convert/ system should automatically re-convert your VT kbd files into the new format.As part of this, I've moved the mapping for the Euro symbol in the fallback U.K. layout (as generated on Linux in the absence of VT kbd files). It used to be level 3 shift on the [eE] key in prior versions of the toolset. Almost all real U.K. keyboards nowadays have it engraved as level 3 shift on the [4$] key, and that's where it now is.

Also note that I'm still working on this. There might be further changes in 1.24. I've found a U.K. keyboard with two [#~] keys (at A00 and C12), and I need to check out whether this actually employs what I had thought to be an error in the USB HID usage tables (distinct usages for "\|" and "Europe1") and had corrected, or whether this is a quite mad keyboard that simply has two "Europe1" keys (or two "\|" keys). Also, I've ordered an ABNT2 and a Japanese USB keyboard, and hope to do some testing with them, which may prompt further tweaks. (I really wanted to buy a Leadership 4530 keyboard. They seem to be out of stock in a lot of places.)

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