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Re: [Qemu-devel] RFC for new features

From: Jim C. Brown
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] RFC for new features
Date: Thu, 8 Jul 2004 17:04:41 -0400
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On Thu, Jul 08, 2004 at 10:31:10PM +0200, Jernej Simon?i? wrote:
> On Thursday, July 8, 2004, 21:36:44, Jim C. Brown wrote:
> > I agree. Perhaps on Linux this could be optional (i.e. with 
> > '-console-monitor'
> > you get the old monitor, but on hosts that dont support those (i.e. Windows)
> > that option would be ignored).
> Windows has console support - and the program doesn't have to be compiled
> for console to use it (just look at eg. Gimp - starts with no console, and
> if there are problems [or, if you eg. use --verbose switch], a console is
> open - but only if you didn't redirect stdout and stderr).

For 9x this isn't true unless the program uses the console subsystem. So a
regular GUI program has no console.

In any case, this is moving away from my original point: I prefer the old 
The first is that I find it convient to be able to switch between the monitor 
an xterm) and the SDL window just by clicking. The second is that one can 
qemu's input/output (and thus redirect the monitor) which makes hooking into
the monitor (from perhaps a GUI wrapper - I am told that is what qemu 
does) trivial.

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