Mail Archives: djgpp/2000/03/12/02:58:08

Date: Sun, 12 Mar 2000 09:05:02 +0200 (IST)
From: Eli Zaretskii <eliz AT is DOT elta DOT co DOT il>
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To: Mariano Alvarez =?iso-8859-1?Q?Fern=E1ndez?= <malfer AT teleline DOT es>
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Subject: Re: [ANN] Announcing PW32 - the DJGPP 'port' to Win32
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On Sat, 11 Mar 2000, Mariano Alvarez =?iso-8859-1?Q?Fern=E1ndez?= wrote:

> >Since I was already somewhat experienced, I took some
> >thought of what to start from, and after very little hesiation,
> >I took the best libc out there one from DJGPP.
> Do you seem possible merge your work with the DJGPP libc to have a dual
> platform library?

This will take much more than just a library.  You need to change the
stub loader and the startup code, so that programs can function as
both DJGPP and Windows PE executable, and you need to change the
low-level functions in the DJGPP libc.a to issue OS calls either to
the Windows native API or to the DPMI API, depending on the mode in
which the executable runs.

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