Hi! Long time no see. I’d like to mention my POV anyways. Why use a Unix-like structure?
In DOS, everything is where you want to put it. Configuration files traditionally reside in the same directory where the actual program that uses it is located. If not, it has its own structure (like complex programs, games). What I would like: SYSDRV=C: APPSDRV=%SYSDRV GAMESDRV=%SYSDRV DATADRV=D: DOSDIR=%SYSDRV%\DOS GAMESDIR=%GAMESDRV%\GAMES APPSDIR=%APPSDRV%\APPS For all the _binaries_ this would result in the following: In %DOSDIR, everything that comes out-of-the-box with the DOS distribution goes, like the system files (FORMAT.EXE, SYS.EXE etc.) – it kind of is, what would be in C:\WINDOWS and C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM on a Windows system and in \bin, \sbin (and propably \lib) on a Unix system. ==> Thus, all DOS stuff would be in C:\DOS In %APPSDIR I’d put every optional application in its own directory %pkgname, like a word editor, vi, a paint program, even ViewMAX/OpenGEM and the-like. ==> Thus, OpenGEM would be in C:\APPS\GEM The problem is, that there are a lot of small DOS programs, that don’t need their own directory. For those, I suggest a “miscellaneous” section that I would name %APPSDIR%\BIN. ==> Thus, a small (non-FreeDOS distribution) program, like TDE (Thomson Davis Editor: TDE.EXE, older version that ran with TDE.CFG and nothing else) would be in C:\APPS\BIN. The games go to %GAMESDIR%\%pkgname. ==> Thus, Ultima Underworld II would be in C:\GAMES\UW2. For (optional) _documentation_ I suggest, where applicable: DOCDRV=%SYSDRV DOCDIR=%DOCDRV%\DOC ==> Thus, the OpenGEM documentation would be in C:\DOC\GEM. For (optional) _source files_ I suggest: SRCDRV=%SYSDRV SRCDIR=%SRCDRV%\SRC If needed, the sources of the program would go into %SRCDIR\%pkgname. Last but not least, _development stuff_ would go into: DEVDRV=%SYSDRV DEVDIR=%DEVDRV%\DEV I would set this to DEVDIR=%DEVDRV, because this would get me Borland Pascal into C:\PASCAL, which I appreciate very much. But then, Pascal was the _only_ programming language I every /played/ with. But, you get the point. Some optional system stuff, like DOS4GW and the-like, I’d put into $DOSDIR directly. How is that? Cheers, Andreas. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Got visibility? Most devs has no idea what their production app looks like. Find out how fast your code is with AppDynamics Lite. http://ad.doubleclick.net/clk;262219671;13503038;y? http://info.appdynamics.com/FreeJavaPerformanceDownload.html _______________________________________________ Freedos-user mailing list Freedosemail@example.com https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/freedos-user