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RE: [MiNT] Problem 1.15.1-1.4 kernel to load Thing 1.27

> From: owner-mint@fishpool.com [mailto:owner-mint@fishpool.com]On Behalf
> Of Petr Stehlik
> Sent: Tuesday, May 04, 1999 11:28 AM
> To: Martin-Eric Racine
> Cc: mint@fishpool.com
> Subject: Re: [MiNT] Problem 1.15.1-1.4 kernel to load Thing 1.27
> > > WDIALOG is a hack. Perhaps it was designed as a TOS extension,
> > > but it collides with N.AES and I wouldn't use it at all.
> >
> > Well, some software downright refuses to run without it
> Yes, I know. I simply don't use such software (but this won't help you,
> I guess ;-)
> > > But I wanted to ask you: where do you run it? From AUTO
> folder, MiNT.CNF
> > > or N_AES.CNF? The type of problems you get depend on from
> where (or when
> > > in the boot process) the WDIALOG was started.
> >
> > Currently from AUTO, as the second item loaded; first is NVDI.
> >From what I heard about WDIALOG (I have never seen it) I think it
> 'enhances' some AES routines. Thus you have to start it *AFTER* your AES,
> in MiNT case this means after N.AES - most easily from NAES.CNF. If you
> start it before N.AES it cannot work properly (I guess it cannot work at
> all but your experience is probably different).
> I would like to see if N.AES author could cooperate with WDIALOG's authors
> and could incorporate those 'enhancements' into regular N.AES. Funny that
> both programs are written by German authors, it's crazy those people can't
> talk with each other (no language barrier so it must be something else -
> perhaps forcing people to use MagiC instead of N.AES?)


Why would the N.AES author would want to force people to use MagiC? He's the
one who would have to support these functions. The MagiC authors have
defined the calls, and they have provided a tool implementing these calls
under Single TOS. What else are they supposed to do?