35028Re: Win32 gVim NSIS2 installer
- Mar 1, 2004Alejandro Lopez-Valencia wrote:
> There is a problem though. The 32-bit console version doesn't workI wrote
> well in Win9x. In those systems, the 16-bit console version works
> better. Now we start talking about including three versions... Hmm...
> You'll need OpenWatcom for perpetrating such a feat :-)
> Actually, Dos32 Vim (compiled with DJGPP) is recommended for Win9xAlejandro Lopez-Valencia wrote:
> console. From my experience, it works great for Win98se.
> :h dos16
> :h dos32
> Also, see the options at http://www.vim.org/download.php#pc
> Are you sure? I think you mean this:[snipped quotation from doc/os_msdos.txt]
Which is the same thing that I wrote. Look at the last sentence for
"Recommended for MS-DOS, Windows 3.1 and Windows 95."
Also, from http://www.vim.org/download.php#pc :
32 bit DOS executable vim##d32.zip vim62d32.zip
The 32 bit DOS version works well on MS-Windows 95/98/ME. It
requires a DPMI manager, which needs to be installed on
MS-DOS. MS-Windows already has one. It supports long file
names, but NOT on MS-Windows NT/2000/XP. It is compiled
with "big" features
Alejandro Lopez-Valencia wrote:
> "I am not particularly privy to using a DPMI driver if I canAs noted at vim.org, DPMI is built into Win32, so no third-party driver
> help it. It has always been unstable for me." :-)
is needed unless you want to use Vim from MS-DOS. I have only
occasionally used the Dos32 Vim from MS-DOS. For DOS, I use the
CWSDPMI that is distributed in vim##d32.zip. No Vim DPMI problems, from
Windows or DOS, so far.
Console for Win9x, in summary & from my perspective:
+ For years has been the recommended console version for Win9x
+ Years of experience by Vim developers & users
- Some people don't like DPMI
A new 16-bit compilation or some "third-party" 16-bit port:
+ No DPMI
- No/little experience by Vim developers or users
Maybe your NSIS2 package needs to include *three* console versions. :-)
Jonathan D Johnston
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