Shane Land is rather embarressed to announce updates to OpenGEM Release
4 just one day after the official launch!
OpenGEM, the GUI intended to provide support for the FreeDOS 1.0
release, has some problems!
OpenGEM Release 4 Complete, Core and Experimental had some issues that
were discovered by Daniel Quintiliani of the GNU/DOS project over at
1) The REPAIR function used to restore essential system files was faulty.
2) The "Exit to DOS" function of the GEM launching file was faulty on
some versions of DOS.
In addition, we discovered that the UPDATE and INSTALL functions of
OpenGEM were not working correctly on OpenGEM Release 4 Complete, Core
These issues have all been corrected, and an updated version of OpenGEM
Release 4 Complete, Core or Experimental can be downloaded from
If you have already installed OpenGEM Release 4, you can get an update
patch for OpenGEM Complete, Core or Experimental by visiting
http://gem.shaneland.co.uk. To install the update, simply extract the
zipfile to C:\ and recreate subfolders while overwriting files.
You can look at this two ways...one way is to think that even after all
these months of development Shane Land still releases buggy
software...the other way is that we took 24 hours to fix the problem
after we were told about it.
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