Application talk:Terminus

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  • Native apps will be sandboxed in future webOS versions. How will this app deal with those restrictions? Dallashigh 00:58, 19 January 2010 (UTC)
    • Without knowing specifics, I'd guess Palm will probably create a non-root user and have type: game apps run as that user. If so, we'd have to either a) prompt for a user name / password at start and call login as whatever user (could be root) or b) create a shell as the new non-root user, and you could run sudo or su - yourself or c) install the program as suid root. If palm takes some other unanticipated measure (such as chroot shell as well) we'll have to deal with that when we discover what it is. Destinal 23:27, 19 January 2010 (UTC)
  • Is there a way to type the "|" (pipe), "<" (less-than), ">" (greater-than), "`" (backtick) and "\" (backslash) characters? Perhaps handler.c could add them to the un-used keys such as: backtick on shift-@, greater-than on shift-. (shift-period is greater-than on regular kbd), less-than on shift-, (shift-comma is less-than on regular kbd), pipe on shift-<space bar> and backslash on orange-<space bar> (pipe and backslash are on the same key on a regular kbd). That leaves orange-. un-assigned. Any other meta character needed? Perhaps "~" (tilde) for home dirs? Thanks. Mw 06:28, 5 March 2010 (UTC)