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posted by DOS386(R), 21.02.2011, 09:49

> Better not play with the latest cores, they are buggy fo sure!

What to test ?

> Well, these are all things to explore. I've never used WATCOM myself, but
> of course it's all open to discussion. I had been thinking about DJGPP

Fred uses DGJPP:

+ 32-bit version exists and works, and HTTPS/SSL added :-)
- missed the chance to get completely rid of Boreland C :-(
- source must be compatible with very different 2 compilers :-(
- crappy C lib :-(

> did some work, but much more to do. Especialy, I don't know how to edit
> the ASM for 32 bit instructions.

The problem are not that much 32-bit instrucsions, but more likely the protected mode:

   mov  ax, $A000 ; VGA area
   mov  ds, ax    ; RM: fine | PM: GPF !!!

16-bit registers do work in 32-bit mode too, they are just hell slow :crying: (optimize later !!!).

I could help with the PM (and with VESA mode search), but I have no experience with C+ASM mixing using a linker :-(

When did you split your fork from Glennmcc's one ? Did you at least exchange some patches after ?

This is a LOGITECH mouse driver, but some software expect here
the following string:*** This is Copyright 1983 Microsoft ***


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