Input and Display Status Update (3)

Suhaib Siddiqi
Wed Oct 25 15:04:00 GMT 2000


I am looking forward to your changes to xf_dx.dll source code.
Keep up the good work!


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Harold Hunt [ ]
> Sent: Wednesday, October 25, 2000 5:00 PM
> To: Cygx (E-mail)
> Subject: Input and Display Status Update (3)
> The windowed X server now complies with overlay alignment and size
> restrictions again; this allows operation on video cards that require
> overlays to be on certain byte boundaries and/or of a certain 
> size multiple.
> I finished up the code that notifies the X server of the 
> current state of
> the Num Lock, Caps Lock, Scroll Lock, and Kana Lock keys on 
> startup or on
> application activation.
> I'm thinking about working on the following things before I 
> package up a
> test release:
> 1)  Possible display method that avoids overlays, thus allowing higher
> resolution display on machines with limited video memory.
> 2)  Using DirectInput for mouse and keyboard input whenever 
> possible, only
> falling back on standard input methods when DirectInput 
> intialization fails.
> 3)  Allowing the X server window to be moved around the screen
> 4)  Using overlays on Windows 98, primary surface on NT/2000 
> (might do this
> later, as a test release for Win9X only would be fine)
> I'll keep you posted,
> Harold

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