2010/4/11 Sir Gallantmon (ニール・ゴンパ) <ngomp...@gmail.com>: > > It's already been done. One really well known one is DJGPP, which implements > enough of the POSIX API to run the tools it includes. Another I've found is > emx+dos. I don't know how POSIX compliant it is (Wikipedia says it is > "largely" compliant verses DJGPP, which it labels as "partially" compliant), > but it is Free Software under the GNU GPL v2. > It is available > here: http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/h-browse.php?dir=/pub/os2/dev/emx/ > Note that it says it is in the OS2 directory, but the source is buildable > for OS/2 and DOS.
These are DOS extenders. They enable 386-mode code to run under DOS, a 16-bit OS. It's not the same thing at all. They do not enable you to run multiple DOS apps at once. Q.v. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DOS_extender (Disclaimer: if I remember correctly, I originally wrote that article! However, it's been expanded a fair bit since.) > Why XFree86 though? XFree86 hasn't been updated in years, since it was > forked to create the Xorg variant of the X11 server. Good point. Agreed! I can only blame temporary brain-fade. X.org is indeed a newer, better product, although XFree86 did have better driver support for older display hardware. >> There are a lot of programs and tools supplied with FreeDOS. Its >> utility would be much improved if they all could be multitasked, even >> if on a full-screen basis. >> >> Not all of this need be re-invented from scratch – there is Free code >> out there that could be used, or at least studied. It would be a >> bootstrapping process, as once the system got to a level where Linux >> tools could be cross-compiled, there is tons of suitable Free software >> available: lightweight window managers, editors, Internet tools and so >> on. > > This is a great idea! But we need skilled people to be able to do this... Yes indeed. But then, there clearly are some skilled people working on FreeDOS! -- Liam Proven • Profile: http://www.linkedin.com/in/liamproven Email: lpro...@cix.co.uk • GMail/GoogleTalk/Orkut: lpro...@gmail.com Tel: +44 20-8685-0498 • Cell: +44 7939-087884 • Fax: + 44 870-9151419 AOL/AIM/iChat/Yahoo/Skype: liamproven • LiveJournal/Twitter: lproven MSN: lpro...@hotmail.com • ICQ: 73187508 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Download Intel® Parallel Studio Eval Try the new software tools for yourself. Speed compiling, find bugs proactively, and fine-tune applications for parallel performance. See why Intel Parallel Studio got high marks during beta. http://p.sf.net/sfu/intel-sw-dev _______________________________________________ Freedos-user mailing list Freedosfirstname.lastname@example.org https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/freedos-user