Mail Archives: djgpp/1995/11/26/15:34:34

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From: Charles Sandmann <sandmann AT clio DOT rice DOT edu>
Newsgroups: comp.os.msdos.djgpp
Subject: Re: Porting from v1 to v2
Date: Sat, 25 Nov 1995 23:39:48 CST
Organization: Rice University, Houston, Texas
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To: djgpp AT sun DOT soe DOT clarkson DOT edu
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> - easy : (shame on me) how do I call 387 emulation with v2 ? NT reports "Warning
> Coprocessor not present and DPMI setup failed" and cwsdpmi reports "Exiting due
> to signal SIGNOFP"

Should be automatic.  EMU387.DXE contains the emulator.  Location found using
directory of exe image or environement variable EMU387 (which is defined in
djgpp.env).  Bugs in early betas in this area.  NT is a particular problem -
the DPMI server is buggy and limited in this aspect - it won't work.  It would
be nice if MS would fix it.

> - go32 functions : I use some _go32_dpmi_... functions (allocating interrupts),
> have they been renamed in v2 ?

These functions should continue to work.  There are some new lower-level 
functions which may be a bit faster in V2.

> - vga hardware : I use vga IO registers, and NT doesn't let me access them, is
> there a way ? (same for IO addresses #40-#43 (timer), #60 (keyboard), #3F8-#3FF
> and #2F8-#2FF (serial ports))

NT doesn't allow any port accesses without special driver support.  It's DOS
compatibility box isn't very compatible.

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