[TUHS] Compatibility question

Warner Losh imp at bsdimp.com
Mon Dec 18 06:08:27 AEST 2023

On Sun, Dec 17, 2023, 12:26 PM Dan Cross <crossd at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sun, Dec 17, 2023 at 1:13 PM James Frew <frew at ucsb.edu> wrote:
> > Wow, an actual VT-100! Have you tried "smooth scrolling" (aka "barf
> mode")? AFAIK none of the emulators (or "VT100-compatible" iron, for that
> matter) ever bothered to replicate this (for which hackers prone to motion
> sickness remain grateful 🤢)
> HDS terminals could do that. I rather liked it, honestly. I don't
> recall it ever making me feel sick, but it definitely led to character
> overruns. :-/

Smooth scroll was good for 1 application I had. There was a 30 line message
with instructions and info about a group. You then hit a hit to fill out a
form for more info. The smooth scroll prevented burnin... though the
terminal was only active a few months...

Every other time, though, I disabled it post haste.


        - Dan C.
> >
> > /Frew
> >
> > P.S.: Fond memories of the USENIX where Rob Pike, in a talk describing
> the Blit, announced "and [pause] it is NOT VT-100 compatible", to
> thunderous applause. A lot of termcap tweakers in that audience...
> >
> > On 2023-12-17 00:08, segaloco via TUHS wrote:
> >
> > secured a VT100 for a reasonable price
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