[arch-releng] size of the "display" (framebuffer?) on our images

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Thu Feb 19 19:54:42 EST 2009

On Thu, Feb 19, 2009 at 6:38 PM, Dan McGee <dpmcgee at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 19, 2009 at 10:07 AM, Aaron Griffin <aaronmgriffin at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, Feb 19, 2009 at 10:01 AM, Michael Simpson <michael at abstract.fm> wrote:
>>> I think any sort of character limitation should be very carefully
>>> considered. Things should be designed to scale gracefully by means of a
>>> solid interface not by designing things to fit in 80 columns or any other
>>> fixed number.
>> Just to be clear here - even the terminals from the 70s supported 80
>> characters. "wide terminals" supported 132. Designing/limiting for 80
>> characters is a practice that has been used for a long time
> /me points at his iPhone:
> Dan-s-Phone:~ mobile$ echo $COLUMNS
> 53

Shitty modern technology. Hrrmph!

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