Cygwin CD

Mike MacDonald
Sun Nov 7 16:49:00 GMT 1999

I read some more on this.  Most things (video memory for sure) can be gotten
using Direct X.  I'm not sure about the IO Ports.   I have to read the DX
docs on that.  I am sure there is a way..  None of this should be to hard to

My biggest question is, do we want to load this driver at boot up, as a
windows driver, as a cygwin driver, or as part of the X initialization?

I'm thinking that it should be associated with cygwin, and load up with the
cygwin.dll - or load up with X..

I also need to find out what he's patching in X in memory..   Is he patching
the source, or the memory locations?  I have to look into the X side..

Any more info you got is cool :)

-----Original Message-----
From: Suhaib Siddiqi [ ]
Sent: Wednesday, November 03, 1999 11:06 AM
To: Mike MacDonald
Subject: RE: Cygwin CD

Have a look at the .
There is a XF86SUP.SYS driver from OS/2 which we need to port
to Windows NT.  It should be ported using MSVC or other Win32
compiler, but not Cygwin for peformance reasons.  It has a lot of
ASM code
in it,.  This what actually holding XFree86 port (X-server) for
Cygwin (Windows).  I lack the expertise and knowledge of
assembly language and devices drivers.

If you could get it ported to Win32 using MSVc or another Win32
you would be of great help and would make X-servers functional.


> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> []On Behalf Of
> Mike MacDonald
> Sent: Wednesday, November 03, 1999 10:55 AM
> To: ''; ''
> Subject: RE: Cygwin CD
> Is there anything I can do to help with XFree stuff?  I'm
> kinda new to X,
> and Cygwin, and I don't have alot of time to spend on
> stuff, but I do have
> about 20 years of programming experience including ASM,
> and who knows what
> else..  (12 years professional - I'm working at GTE now
> as a developer)..
> My constraints are that this is not a part of my job
> right now, and I don't
> use my computer at home anymore - so anything I look at
> has to be during
> breaks, or when I have time...
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