From: Andrew Dunbar (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sat May 24 2003 - 02:51:24 EDT
--- Tomas Frydrych <email@example.com>
> Since the win32 Unicode patch Win32 keyboard is the
> broken: on my Win98SE I cannot input characters with
> any other
> keyboard layout than English (any non ASCII
> characters come through
> as the higher part of the ANSI page). That just
> about leaves AW
> unusable for me, and what's worse it makes it
> impossible for me to
> work on some bugs that are rather urgent -- I do not
> want to step on
> anyone's toes, but this is either needs to be fixed
> straight away, or
> the whole Unicode patch will need to be reverted.
When I was working on this code a couple of years ago
I had multiple Windows installations: Windows 95,
Windows 98, and Windows 2000. I would test all my
changes under all three OSes, and under different
combinations of user locale and system locale,
including Unicode-only locales on Windows 2000.
I recommend this as the *only* way to work on such
sensitive and important code. It's a lot of trouble
but it's a lot less trouble than breaking the build
for everybody else.
I highly recommend VMWare for just this purpose too.
In fact I wonder if we'd be able to get VMWare to
donate us a license or two (:
If you work on this code and can't test under all
various input setups, then please just submit a patch
rather than comitting directly to the tree. Especially
so close to an important release.
It would be very handy if some of our developers
using non-western/exotic locales could volunteer to
test such patches.
Further, if anybody has an "exotic" Windows 98 install
they no longer need, I would very much like to be able
to test a Windows RTL OS (Hebrew or Arabic), and a
Windows CJK OS (Chinese, Japanese, or Korean).
Thanks for listening. Andrew Dunbar.
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