I've just installed FreeDOS to learn a DOS kernel architecture and the
project activities.
Actually what I cannot see clearly is the followings

I have the SVN source tree, which is stopping at kernel 2041 and not
changed any more. But the mail below is about kernel 2042 which seems to
be an unofficial build and fixes a very old CP/M incompatibility bug in
its own unofficial git repository. Is there any plan to include such
fixes in official FreeDOS as well? Or is this 2042 also an official

Also SVN contains "install" for package handling from disksets, while
the 1.1 installer contains fdupdate (which is obsolate) and fdpkg. The
de facto official program is fdnpkg now, but, the official 1.1 
distribution cannot be upgraded with it, since the .lst filenames of
installed packages are in a pkgx.lst format and incompatible. As a
result 1.1 install CD is not recommended to use, thus there is no valid
official distribution exists.

So how a user can locate or identify what is the official (conforming to
JHall) freedos distribution?

Is there any plan to release a FreeDOS-1.1.1 or FreeDOS-1.2 with the
updated kernel and fixed package installer? Maybe with fdnpkg?

Thank you for your clarification in advance,

2014-11-05 23:54 keltezéssel, Don Flowers írta:
> Hi Kenneth,
> The 2042 Kernel works great, also I was wrong about the partition
> size, I have installed and reinstalled and forgot to update my GRUB!
> Thank you for providing another option...now if someone could help me
> with a TSR conflict for my Collins Dictionary.  : )
> On Tue, Nov 4, 2014 at 11:18 PM, <perditi...@gmail.com
> <mailto:perditi...@gmail.com>> wrote:
>     Please try the kernel build (8086,FAT32) at
>     http://www.fdos.org/kernel/testing/olb/ and let me know if this
>     one also works for you.  It is a variation of the mentioned patch.
>     This patch in its simplest form updates the characters in the
>     common separators and terminators.
>     Thank you,
>     Kenneth J. Davis

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