Hi all, With some luck, we could imagine having a v1.2 release somewhere next year. But this won't happen without more people chipping in. There are plenty of things that would need to be done, and that do NOT require any development skills. If you wish to give some of your time, look at the list below and pick whatever suits you.
=== Packages freshness === Check that all packages from the all_cd.iso contain the latest stable version of the software. a quick example: DJGPP is still in v2.04, while v2.05 is out since some time now, and provides significant improvements. Another example: FROTZ is packaged in an unstable version (crashes randomly), needs to be downgraded to latest stable. === Sources verification === Check that all packages - at least these in BASE, but preferably all other as well - come with sources, and that these sources are in the same version as the binary. I noticed for example that the COMMAND package doesn't. it is possible more such packages exist. === Install bootdisk build === Jerome is doing an outstanding job preparing a state-of-the-art, batch-powered installer. We have also a reasonably good database of packages within the all_cd.iso build. There is still one missing piece in the puzzle: a proper bootable floppy image that would be reliable on most hardware configurations, and that would allow Jerome's installer to run, and fetch packages from the CD. === More packages! === There is still plenty of room on the CD (around 250M), it would be cool to fill it with more packages. Of course the packaged software must comply with basic common sense criteria: - open-source, free software only ("3 freedoms") - of objectively reasonable quality (ie. works reliably, does the job it is supposed to, and is clear enough so DOS users can understand how to use it without having to reverse-engineer anything) - with some actual, real-world purpose - productivity software, system tools, _non-crappy_ games, etc... for gray areas, a community consensus must be reached === Translations synch === Check that packages comes with their most up to date translations. If outdated, either translate missing bits, or chase translators to push it forward. Ideally, it would be perfect if we had some kind of php interface where everyone could contribute translations.. But it's probably unrealistic to hope for anyone to create such interface for the project, best we have for now is http://freedoslocal.sourceforge.net, which is far from perfect, but at least it's there. === Testing === Once the installer and bootdisk are starting to play together, extensive testing will be required. In the meantime, tests of package installations would be nice (install package x, check that it works as expected and doesn't miss any obvious stuff, remove the package) I can provide pointers for each of the above points to whoever would like to contribute a little of his/her time. Just ask on the list. Mateusz ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Go from Idea to Many App Stores Faster with Intel(R) XDK Give your users amazing mobile app experiences with Intel(R) XDK. Use one codebase in this all-in-one HTML5 development environment. Design, debug & build mobile apps & 2D/3D high-impact games for multiple OSs. http://pubads.g.doubleclick.net/gampad/clk?id=254741911&iu=/4140 _______________________________________________ Freedos-user mailing list Freedosfirstname.lastname@example.org https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/freedos-user