IDLEHALT=1 works for my machines and reduces the CPU load under VirtualBox to 
nearly zero at the command prompt.

> Am 17.03.2023 um 15:25 schrieb
> On a side note… Why run the watcom installer at all? Installing the FreeDOS 
> WATCOMC 1.9 package through FDIMPLES, even with FDAPM and DOSLFN loaded takes 
> about 1 minute inside VirtualBox. We could most likely just provide a 
> WATCOM2C package and avoid the whole issue completely. 

Yes, was only for testing purposes :-) 

If v2 is packaged would it be possible to continue shipping the 1.9 branch in 
parallel? My impression is that the v2 fork focusses on adding new stuff: Linux 
support, 64-bit and so forth… And from time to time they seem to break older 
stuff. I at least under Win9x encountered some regressions.

Greetings, Bernd

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