Hi everybody, There is a new sourceforge file release of the FreeDOS kernel: Version 2038 is now available with OpenWatcom 8086 FAT16 and FAT32 binaries and as source code download. No 386+ or Turbo C binaries this time, but please email if you want / made those.
Bart is already working on features as combined country sys and built-in country settings support and f_node free operation for the next FD kernel, 2039 :-). Thanks to everybody who made the 2038 release possible, by using 2036, reporting bugs, writing bug reports, documentation of patches, packaging zips etc :-) Download: https://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=5109&release_id=689068 Release Notes and Change Log: https://sourceforge.net/project/shownotes.php?release_id=689068 Known but almost fixed issues: - main.c copyright string mentions "1995-2006" ;-) - you cannot rename things in a full root dir, 2039 will fix this issue which is listed as Bugzilla item 1908 afaik :-) - partition tables are now read via CHS instead of LBA if possible, might cause regression bugs if BIOS / MBR CHS geometry is wrong? - files above 2 GB size can cause problems with signedness of file offsets, which is easy to fix if error handling either uses a separate flag or uses "-1" instead of "any negative" - maybe others Bugs fixed in kernel 2038, in no particular order: - handling of CHS-only BIOSes overflow / off-by-1 fixed by RayeR - int 21.1c detection of invalid drives fixed by Tom - CP/M call to support ancient apps, fixed by Bart and others (sourceforge tracker id: 2421577) - int 21.7303 get FAT32 disk space now accepts drivespec with and without slash, fixing sourceforge tracker item 2380828 - assume that BIOS data cannot be before 1980, fixes y2k BIOS bug compatibility, Bugzilla item 1748 - truename/chdir dir bug for SUBST fixed, Bugzilla item 1862 - SYS now uses buffers when copying kernel and shell, fixes usability bug on single floppy systems, Bugzilla item 1840 - EXE load size handled modulo 1 MB, fixes bug caused by odd header of Turbo C++, Bugzilla item 1854 - int 21.29 now reports invalid drives, fix Bugzilla item 1953 as well as SF tracker item 2362450 - use segment instead of offset for handle NULL pointer check, fixing compat bug for FILES alloc apps, Bugzilla item 1956 - fix compatibility with a game using 77a8 attrib in findfirst - NUL device returns 0 bytes in both raw and cooked mode, fixes DJGPP SED problem. Might fix Bugzilla item 1793, please test! - avoid f_node panic for critical error int 24 handler, by Tom - support int 2f.4a00 callback to let a GUI replace the usual "change disk" message on single floppy systems - fix MS QB4 QBasic / QuickBasic alloc double free compatibility - you can now use the JEMM FASTBOOT option for int 19 reboot as the kernel now stores some original pre-DOS int vectors in RAM - MKTEMP filenames now follow DOS 3-4/6 style unless you set the VERSION to 5.x, avoids compat issues with directory choice - SYS now updates both main and backup boot sectors if FAT32, as some tools (incl DOSFSCK) would show warnings about mismatches - reboot while files are open is now less likely to cause cross linked files, more secure FAT handling idea by Hardi Stengelin - improved compatibility with old FCB based apps such as old GEM or GEM/XM versions, fixes sourceforge bug tracker item 2253450 Please verify that all bugs are fixed and check our bug archives to see which other bugs got fixed without being listed above :-) Candidates: Bugzilla 1753, 1793, 1658, 1779, 1814, 1875, 1923, 1828, 1956... Sourceforge 2733092 (QEMM works only with 2037?) and 2547549 (problems booting from 1.5 terabyte harddisk ;-)). Please report bugs, problems, suggestions, regressions etc, too. > http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?func=browse&group_id=5109&atid=105109 Bugzilla archive: www.freedos.org/bugzilla/ - only for closing bugs Enjoy the FreeDOS update :-) Eric ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Crystal Reports - New Free Runtime and 30 Day Trial Check out the new simplified licensing option that enables unlimited royalty-free distribution of the report engine for externally facing server and web deployment. http://p.sf.net/sfu/businessobjects _______________________________________________ Freedos-user mailing list Freedosfirstname.lastname@example.org https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/freedos-user