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summary: Beep using the PC speaker
class: wish: This is a request for an enhancement.
difficulty: taxing: Needs external things we don't have (standards, users etc)
priority: medium: This should be fixed one day.
fixed-in: 2003-05-25 9ebeefa470711a5ec1f40e88db1bcfb5e42e1329 (0.54)

Among the many bell options we already support, it would be nice to
support the built-in PC speaker. Unfortunately this seems to be
non-trivial: on Win95-series systems this can apparently be done
using MessageBeep(0xFFFFFFFF), but on NT-series systems this doesn't
do anything different from MessageBeep(MB_OK).  Meanwhile on NT,
Beep(Freq, Duration) uses the PC speaker, but that plays the default
sound on Win95. So we'd need to auto-detect which kind
of system we were running on.

Implemented in 2003-05-25, using a grotty Windows-version-detection
hack. Tested on at least Win2K.
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(last revision of this bug record was at 2016-12-27 11:40:22 +0000)