> What are the goals at this point for Freedos 1.1?
Fix BUG's ...
> I would like to see an effort to move from a free dos system to
> a free Windows 9x/Windows Millenium replacement.
Please don't disturb the death silence. R.I.P. Windaube ;-)
> Another area that Freedos is weak in is word processing. You can
> download and obtain an illegal copy of Microsoft Word for dos
> like to see an effort started to find out if Openoffice can be
> supported on a dos based platform.
It can. But you need a compiler with DOS support, and some
usable GUI. And, you have to know what type of DOS you want
to support. NTVDM support -> death of DOS development :-(
> 1) Create a Freedos compatible clone of Windows 9x/Windows Millenium.
> No, the ReactOS project isn't trying to do this and never will.
> 2) Make a best of Wordperfect/best of Word word processor that is
> GPLed available to Freedos users.
> 3) Abandonware. This issue isn't going away unless popular commercial
> programs are replaced with truly adequate free alternatives.
> 5) Start a wiki on how to update Freedos and move towards people being
> able to set up a local Linux server to update their Freedos
> machines from.
> possibly something else. I for one would like to get updates on
> compact disc or DVD, the snail mail protocol.
Good, but FreeDOS doesn't need too frequent updates ;-)
> 7) A lot of people don't use pop to access their email where Arachne
> doesn't support IMAP. Please someone address this.
Arachne also lacks HTTPS and HTTP uploads. JS sucks but many pages :-(
> It seems that there is a lot of emphasis on programming languages and
> some emphasis on hardware, but what about application software?
I have a video editor in the pipeline ;-)
> A project to go from HX Dos extender to a full blown dos compatible
> Windows compatible gui
HX GUI ;-)
> that improves over time, this could be a major
> catalyst pushing Freedos development going forward.
As long as you don't add VxD's into it ...
About world processing, I tested "ANTIWORLD" recently and it
works somewhat. But it doesn't support the new ".dogx" format :-(
~~~ wow ~~~
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