[syslinux] SYSLINUX 2.12-pre2 released

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Tue Nov 30 14:15:44 PST 2004

This version fixes the install bug from -pre1, and adds console driver 
capable of parsing ANSI escape codes for libcom32.

The ANSI parser is pretty large (almost 3K of code) and pretty dumb 
(slightly more intelligent than DOS' ANSI.SYS), but has the nice 
property that it should make it reasonably easy to write screen-oriented 
applications which will work both on the serial console (where you 
presumably have a normal terminal program) and on the VGA console.

Given that part of the goal is to make it possible to make it compatible 
with normal terminal emulator software, I expect I'll have to add more 
codes later, but I wanted to start out with a pretty basic set to keep 
it from being completely bloated.

As usual, test versions in:



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