Hi everybody, before I can give a fresh cutemouse to the main cutemouse homepage on sourceforge, I would need some translation updates. Please get the 2.1b4 zip, update the msg file for your language and send me a zip with ONLY that updated msg file. If your language is plain ASCII, you can also cut and paste the text in a mail :-). Thanks!
www.coli.uni-saarland.de/~eric/stuff/soft/mixed/ now has an updated cutemouse21b4-jwasm.zip - do tell me if files are missing or outdated :-). Known issues: - you need JWASMD from www.japheth.de and TLINK and MAKE from (free) Turbo C 2. Would be nice if somebody could edit the makefile to work with the open source OpenWatcom MAKE and linker :-) - JWASMD seems to be picky about DOS extenders and DPMI. Works in DOSEMU but hangs every 10 invocations or so: alllang bat sometimes fails. - ctmouse.txt needs updates. Would be cool if one of the people on this list could figure out what in this file needs fixing: it describes 2.0 now. I hope that the other files are more or less okay now. So... The translation issue. Cutemouse comes with i18n messages (and precompiled binaries) in twelve languages: Brazilian German English Spanish French Hungarian Italian Latvian Dutch Polish Portuguese and Slovak (Portuguese differs from Brazilian...). Only the English messages are up to date. In all other translations, I just used cut and paste to insert the English versions for the following: E_needvga db 'No VGA? Use older CTMOUSE if you need EGA RIL',nl,eos ... db ' /O - enable PS2 and BIOS USB wheel detection (might hang)',nl ; 2008: made /Y (ignore MSys) the default and introduced /M (enable MSys) ; db ' /Y - do not try Mouse Systems mode for non-PnP devices',nl,nl db ' /M - try *old* Mouse Systems / Genius for non-PnP mice',nl,nl ... Note that ; denotes a comment, so I only need fresh translations for the /O and /M help and for the error message E_needvga. To help you with the translation: Ctmouse 1.9 and 2.0 tried to support EGA and older graphics cards by providing the RIL interface. This means that DOS software is expected to use this and not direct hardware access to update EGA registers, as those are write-only in EGA... On VGA and newer graphics cards, registers are read/write and RIL is no longer needed. Software which fails to use RIL can interfere with ctmouse cursor drawing and cursor drawing can interfere with your non-RIL software. So... In short, RIL is disabled in ctmouse 2.1 and this means ctmouse 2.1 needs VGA or newer hardware. Software which does use RIL should see that there is no EGA or no RIL. It will then fall back to direct hardware access. Only software which does REQUIRE RIL (which works only while ctmouse 1.9 or 2.0 is in RAM) will have a problem with the ctmouse 2.1 driver. If you know such a software, please let me know. About the /O and /M options: Only a few DOS apps do use the mouse wheel, but ctmouse wheel mouse search is a bit shaky. So the default is to not even try to find a mouse wheel unless you use the /O option. The /M option is similar - very old MouseSystems and Genius mice use a special protocol which cannot be detected in a "plug and play" way. This can mean that if you let ctmouse try this protocol, it will try to use your modem or even your unused serial port as a mouse. Bad idea ;-). So the new default is not to try that ancient protocol... In short, cutemouse behaves as if you always use the (now ignored) /Y option, "do not try MouseSystems" unless you use the new /M. Thanks for translating :-) I hope to be able to replace the "prints PS/2 debug messages during init and mouse on/off" part of this ctmouse soonish, but before I do anything to what cutemouse DOES, I have to fix what it SAYS and then give a proper version 2.1beta4 to the official page at http://cutemouse.sourceforge.net/ - which needs your translation and proofreading help. Thanks! Eric ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sponsored by: SourceForge.net Community Choice Awards: VOTE NOW! Studies have shown that voting for your favorite open source project, along with a healthy diet, reduces your potential for chronic lameness and boredom. Vote Now at http://www.sourceforge.net/community/cca08 _______________________________________________ Freedos-user mailing list Freedosemail@example.com https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/freedos-user