Hi Mateusz, > There is one very good reason: we don't have up-to-date packages... > To release a v1.1, we'd need to have a complete liste of all latest > FreeDOS packages.
> See www.ibiblio.org/pub/micro/pc-stuff/freedos/files/fdupdate/ > Many packages are outdated, and some are simply missing. Indeed... Can you make a list of which packages you still need? I think we could start by a BASE-only 1.1 distro, so we could start by having a complete collection of up to date BASE packages :-) By the way, what is the status of the WIP queue, which packages need review and which packages need to be fixed / updated there? www.ibiblio.org/pub/micro/pc-stuff/freedos/files/fdupdate/wip/ As soon as we know which packages you still need, we can ask people to contribute them. Everybody can help: The work is to download the current version of some program, arranging the files in FreeDOS package style directory structure and then making a ZIP with that :-) See also www.freedos.org/cgi-bin/lsm.cgi?mode=dir&dir=base to know which versions actually are the newest at the moment. If you find even newer versions than that, please mail us :-) About the directory / package zip file structure: http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/freedos/index.php?title=Package http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/freedos/index.php?title=LSM The difference between 1.1 and 1.0 style packages is that in 1.1 you can put all files in one zip while in 1.0 there will be a zip without sources and a zip without binaries while all other files are in both files (so you can make a binary-zip from the source-zip by compiling). In 1.1 style, you simply remove the source directory to turn a complete zip into a 1.0 style binary zip and remove (most of) the bin dir to turn a full zip into 1.0 style source zip. In other words: You can easily (automatic) create a 1.0 zip pair from a 1.1 full zip. You can assume that for now, if we have 1.0 zips of the newest version of a program, for example as part of the 1.0 FreeDOS distro itself in cases where there were no updates after it, we can work with that. For all packages newer than the FreeDOS 1.0 distro, we better collect 1.1 zips but 1.0 may be okay too if we already have them. Here is an example of the directories in 1.1 package zip. Of course all file names must be short 8.3 style names... appinfo/ - contains a PACKAGENAME.lsm file bin/ - all FreeDOS programs share this directory, it is in PATH, it contains only necessary files doc/PACKAGENAME/ - contains documentation help/ - contains basic PACKAGENAME.en English help file source/PACKAGENAME/ - contains source and other files needed for compiling Here is an example of a LSM text file for chkdsk: Begin3 Title: Chkdsk Version: 0.9.2 Entered-date: 2009-05-14 Description: Check the disk for errors. Keywords: Check disk errors Author: Imre Leber <Imre.Leber telenet.be> Maintained-by: Imre Leber <Imre.Leber telenet.be> Primary-site: http://users.telenet.be/imre/FreeDOS/ Alternate-site: http://users.pandora.be/imre/FreeDOS/ http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/micro/pc-stuff/freedos/files/dos/chkdsk/ Original-site: http://users.telenet.be/imre/FreeDOS/ Platforms: DOS, FreeDOS Copying-policy: GNU GPL End As you can see, everybody can help :-) Of course you can also help by checking WHICH packages need update, unless Mateusz already has a list somewhere. Thanks! Eric ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Come build with us! The BlackBerry(R) Developer Conference in SF, CA is the only developer event you need to attend this year. Jumpstart your developing skills, take BlackBerry mobile applications to market and stay ahead of the curve. Join us from November 9 - 12, 2009. Register now! http://p.sf.net/sfu/devconference _______________________________________________ Freedos-user mailing list Freedosemail@example.com https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/freedos-user