John Hupp wrote: > In the course of off-list discussion, I tested this problem much more > extensively than I reported here. My own conclusion was similar to your > Situation #3: HIMEM and EMM386 are not at issue, and OpenGEM has one or more > incompatibilities with the FreeDOS kernel. > But I found further that the problem appeared on FAT32 partitions and not on > FAT16 partitions. Perhaps that will further narrow the inquiry.
John did indeed debug this quite extensively in a three-way conversation with Eric and myself. The results were: "PRELIMINARY CONCLUSION: FreeDOS FAT32 support in FreeCOM/Kernel (wherever that support is located) seems to be the problem." "It is [...] interesting that not all GEM apps trigger problems under FAT32. Fgdoodle seems to be the worst, and then the other freehand drawing apps Draw and Paint. So graphical rendering methods connect those." CASE 1: MS-DOS HIMEM on FAT32 Gem Desktop locks at quit Draw, Doodle and Paint all lock at start CASE 2: FreeDOS HIMEM on FAT32 Gem Desktop quits OK Draw, Paint all start OK, allow me to scribble a bit, and quit OK Doodle locks at quit CASE 3: MS-DOS HIMEM on FAT16 Everything works OK CASE 4: FreeDOS HIMEM on FAT16 Everything works OK OpenGEM runs fine on MS DOS machines running FAT32, as well as under Windows running FAT32. Regards Shane PS: John is my personal hero for having spent so much time working on this! -- Shane Martin Coughlan e: [EMAIL PROTECTED] m: +447773180107 (UK) +353862262570 (Ire) w: www.opendawn.com --- OpenPGP: http://www.opendawn.com/shane/publickey.asc Using Tomcat but need to do more? Need to support web services, security? Get stuff done quickly with pre-integrated technology to make your job easier Download IBM WebSphere Application Server v.1.0.1 based on Apache Geronimo http://sel.as-us.falkag.net/sel?cmd=lnk&kid=120709&bid=263057&dat=121642 _______________________________________________ Freedos-user mailing list Freedosfirstname.lastname@example.org https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/freedos-user