ClarisWorks: Changes And Fixes In The Windows 3.11 Upgrade

This information was provided by Claris Corporation on 16 March 1998, and incorporated into Apple Computer's Tech Info Library.
This article has been archived and is no longer updated by Apple.
Windows 3.11 does NOT include any new features. This is an update to standard Windows, and is separate from the Windows for Workgroups 3.11 software package. The Windows 3.11 upgrade fixes some driver issues and adds additional support files for Novell Netware.

The following is a list of the updated drivers in Windows 3.11:

PSON9.DRV
EPSON24.DRV
FINSTALL.DLL
FINSTALL.HLP
HPLJIV driver
HPDSKJET.DRV
HPPCL.DRV
HPPCL5E.DRV
HPPCL5E.HLP
HPPCL5E1.DLL
HPPCL5E2.DLL
HPPCL5E3.DLL
HPPCL5E4.DLL
HPPCL5E0.DRV
HPPCL5MS.DRV
L100_425.WPD
L300_471.WPD
L300_493.WPD
L500_493.WPD
L200230&.WPD
L330_52&.WPD
L630_52&.WPD
PAINTJET.DRV
PSCRIPT.DRV
PSCRIPT.HLP
UNIDRV.DLL
V7VDD.386
V7VGA.DRV

In Windows 3.11 upgrade some of the core files were updated to fix some minor problems listed below.

COMMDLG.DLL - was modified to allow Windows-based programs on diskless workstations to use the common dialog boxes provided by this DLL

GDI.EXE - was changed to help programmers using graphics calls, especially those calling the "draw rectangle" function.

KRNL386.EXE - was slightly modified to prevent problems that may occur when third-party software calls for windows to shut down before focus returns to Program Manager.

PSCRIPT.DRV and UNIDRV.DLL- were updated to eliminate a problem that occurs in Windows 3.1 when a word processor uses more than 60 fonts in a single document.

VTDA.386 - solves a timer- related problem that sometimes occurs when you start an MS-DOS-based application on a Novell NetWare network. This problem occurs a very small percentage of the time under Windows 3.1, and shows up usually as Windows crashing to a black screen with a blinking green bar in the top left corner. This problem is also referred to by Novell and Microsoft as the "Black Screen of Death".
Published Date: Feb 18, 2012