Mail Archives: djgpp/2001/02/07/05:03:22

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From: "Eric Botcazou" <ebotcazou AT libertysurf DOT fr>
To: "Eli Zaretskii" <eliz AT is DOT elta DOT co DOT il>
Cc: "Djgpp newsgroup" <djgpp AT delorie DOT com>
References: <Pine DOT SUN DOT 3 DOT 91 DOT 1010207084934 DOT 2148P-100000 AT is>
Subject: Re: Win2k vs Win NT4
Date: Wed, 7 Feb 2001 10:55:48 +0100
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> The problem with RMCBs is known not to happen on Windows 2000.  So the
> work-around should not be necessary.

Quite right, the standard mouse mickeys driver (based on a RMCB) works
perfectly under Win2k, while it crashes under Win NT4. The problem is: how
to pick between this one and the workaround ('polling' driver) when the
detected OS is 'WIN_NT' ?

> The problem is, there's no simple way of distinguishing between NT and
> W2K from a DJGPP program.

I'm just trying to find one ! It was reported that the 'polling' driver,
which uses only direct int33 functions calls, doesn't behave the same under
Win2k as it does under Win NT4. This might be an angle of attack...

Eric Botcazou
ebotcazou AT multimania DOT com

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