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Date: Thu, 26 Jan 1995 21:19:30 -0500 (CDT)
From: Aaron Ucko <UCKO AT VAX1 DOT ROCKHURST DOT EDU>
Subject: Re: V2
To: palomino!edward AT uunet DOT uu DOT net
Cc: djgpp AT sun DOT soe DOT clarkson DOT edu
Organization: Rockhurst College; Kansas City, MO

>> V2 hasn't even gone into beta yet (still missing features and bugs).  
>
>Which bugs are found to be missing? Please leave them out of the
>release!!! :)
>
>In earnest, what major features still remain to be implemented?

I don't speak for the developers here, so you may want to take my
words with a grain of salt, but I believe the biggest problem deals
with virtual memory mapping.  Under VCPI, it is possible to guarantee
that physical memory gets mapped to E0000000--EFFFFFFF, etc.  Under
DPMI, this is no longer possible, which is a problem to several bits
of code, especially those pertaining to graphics.  BTW, have any GRX
drivers been made supporting direct linear mapping (I know that at
least my Cirrus Logic card supports this)?  If so, the problem would
be somewhat alleviated...

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