Hi, On Sat, Nov 26, 2011 at 12:30 PM, Bernd Blaauw <bbla...@home.nl> wrote: > Op 26-11-2011 18:32, nospam schreef: > >> http://nanox-microwindows-nxlib-fltk-for-dos.googlecode.com/files/DILLODOS_beta2.zip > > does this DOS port of DILLO make Arachne obsolete?
I doubt it, though it's probably easier to rebuild as it relies on more common toolset (DJGPP). Arachne is pretty good, so I wouldn't discount it entirely. Honestly, I wanted one of these days to start a thread here about Arachne. Last I heard, Glenn had (mostly) stopped working on it, but there's at least one other fork (EDIT: rayandrews ??) that has some updates and rewrites. I really wanted to ask on BTTR what heavy-duty Arachne users prefer, file- and version-wise, in order to update iBiblio (which is a bit anemic for it). Heck, I would've already mirrored a bunch more of it, but I honestly wasn't sure which file was which (weird filenames) as well as not having checked too closely on licensing. > Also would using UPX (best mode) on the executable have any advantage? > Compression-wise it takes a while due to sequential attempts: > upx --8086 --lzma --ultra-brute dillo.exe upx --best --lzma (or) upx --best --lzma --all-filters Probably 90% as good as you'd expect. IIRC, it shrank it down to 2 MB for me (under VirtualBox). You don't want "--ultra-brute" except if you're really patient/bored or if you have a fast cpu (and/or VT-X). Also keep in mind that a 5 MB .EXE (LZMA-decompressed) may be a bit slow unpacking on old 486s or 586s. Not too too bad but still noticeable. If worried, just use "--best", decent enough. P.S. And yes, it works pretty well in VirtualBox (minus a very very few keypress issues). Though I had to "download" it first, heheh, which involved (Mike Brutman's) htget (very minimal but surprisingly useful) and reading the raw text output in a text editor to decide the next thing (hopefully .ZIP) to htget. ;-) > glad a binary was provided, my head hurts from the (very detailed, > thanks!) build instructions at: > http://dillo-win32.sourceforge.net/DOS/BUILD.html > (as linked to by BTTR forums). He actually did a surprisingly good job of giving instructions. Most projects don't even do that. No, I haven't tried, but I (almost) have hope that it will work! (And I'm almost dumb enough to try, heh.) ;-) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ All the data continuously generated in your IT infrastructure contains a definitive record of customers, application performance, security threats, fraudulent activity, and more. Splunk takes this data and makes sense of it. IT sense. And common sense. http://p.sf.net/sfu/splunk-novd2d _______________________________________________ Freedos-user mailing list Freedosfirstname.lastname@example.org https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/freedos-user