PuTTY wish pc-speaker

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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 (0.54) (0.55) (0.56) (0.57) (0.58) (0.59) (0.60)

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 2004-11-16 15:27:00 +0000)