> On Aug 10, 2017, at 11:17 AM, Pierre LaMontagne <plamo...@comcast.net> wrote:
> /Jerome said:/
> Take a look at the software comparison chart on the official FreeDOS software
> I looked at the rather extensive chart (thanx, BTW.) I was hoping you could
> clear-up a little bit of confusion on my part… The chart consists of several
> columns which I understand clearly except for that last "FreeDOS" column. I'm
> not sure what its significance is.Although, it's plain to see that it's not,
> it seems to be the same as the previous column ("1.2-Extra".)
When I moved to the new comparison chart format I didn't include a header
paragraph to explain the different columns. I should probably add one.
Anyhow, the 1.0 & 1.1 columns are the packages (and versions) that "shipped"
with those versions of FreeDOS.
After that the columns have a slightly different meaning, 1.2 Base & 1.2 Full
are the list the packages that are installed with those respective selections
with any of the FreeDOS install mediums. The 1.2-Extra column lists the
versions of additional packages that are included (but not installed) on all
but the SLIM USB stick image.
The final column "FreeDOS" is poorly named. It is the latest versions of the
packages available on the FreeDOS Software Repository.
If you scroll down, you will see packages like Pacific-C, MinEd and Vim that
have been added to the repo and were not included with FreeDOS 1.2. You will
also see package like UPX, Free Pascal, FDNPKG and more that have received
updates since 1.2.
I hope that clears it up for you.
As a side note, you can also subscribe to the package update RSS feed from the
link on the bottom of main HTML index page of the repo.
The feed automatically updates during the night when packages have received
updates or new ones were added. Package updates for the repo don't tend to
occur often or on any kind of regular schedule. Without a network connected
package manager (Packet driver + FDNPKG) on the FreeDOS PC, it can be tedious
to check for updates. So, the RSS feed can be very useful for monitoring
updates. Also, Firefox can even use the feed to create live bookmarks.
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