Two thousand and twenty-one might not seem the obvious year – or century – to give the world a new mouse driver for Windows 3.1, but a developer named Calvin Buckley has written one nonetheless. His motivation apparently is to ensure rapid and reliable rodent operations when Microsoft’s venerable OS runs as a virtual machine.
Buckley’s day job is developing software for IBM’s i platform. A bio states he once ported the .NET framework Mono to help IBM i developers run .NET programs on i.
Buckley also codes as GitHub’s NattyNarwhal, and in that capacity seems to have spent the Thanksgiving holiday posting a project titled “vmwmouse” that offers a VMware mouse driver for Windows 3.x.