Eric Auer schrieb:
> Hi Michael,
>>>> In reference to MS-DOS, Win3.11, Win95/98/ME compatibility...
>>>> DOSBox has a relatively good compatibility, even Win3.11...
>>>> Could you copy & paste some of the missing functions in FreeDOS
>>>> out of DOSBox source code?
>>> One of the main issues with running WfW 3.11 in FreeDOS is
>>> that it tries to make the kernel "reentrant"...
> [which is easy for dosbox because it has no real dos kernel]
>> Ok, thanks for explanation. What about any other missing
>> functions? Is there nothing you could re use?
> Well... If you find something - apart from WfW 3.11 - that
> works better in dosbox than in freedos, then we can start
> and check if any dosbox functionality related to this can
> be copied into freedos :-). Checking the list on:
> - I see you list "exiting the OpenWatcom WD debugger after
> debugging a DOS extended app crashes" here - please check
> if it also happens in other DOS. If not, please add a bug
> report on bugzilla.freedos.org - thanks!
Sorry I can't comment on this because I have zero clue. Japheth added
> - country, nlsfunc: does dosbox support that? does it have chcp?
> As the unstable branch of the freedos kernel already has it,
> it will be easier to take from there than from dosbox, I guess.
> - config sys menu: does dosbox support that??
Doubt that because DOSBox doesn't even need config.sys.
> - int 21.4b05 set execution state - would be interesting to
> see how dosbox implements this, but I have no idea which
> apps actually use it...?
> - support for big files: for which apps is this useful?
> if dosbox supports it, it is definitely useful to have
> a look how they implement it, to stay compatible :-)
> - japanese chinese korean chars: does dosbox support that??
> - close by property / list open files: either kernel or share,
> but main question is probably: which apps actually use it?
> (int 21.5dnn) - Similar for possibly missing int 2f functions.
> - boot from non primary partition: I have a patch, but who
> wants to try it?
> needs the current fedora grub boot menu.
Why? Isn't this a bit weak to have a dependency to fedora?
> - what else?
Well, I can't tell you the details. I was pretty sure if a FreeDOS
developer would look into the DOSBox source code he would see what
things could be useful to be ported. ;)
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