Re: [Freedos-user] LFN support?

2004-02-07 Thread Aitor Santamaría Merino
Hi John, John Price escribió: I've seen some mention of LFN support in FreeDOS. I wonder exactly how much support we are talking about... Is it supported in the kernel, or just command.com? In my understanding, there's no LFN support at all, except in the DIR command of FreeCOM, where an

Re: [Freedos-user] re: LFN support?

2004-02-07 Thread Aitor Santamaría Merino
Eric Auer escribió: Hi, as far as I know, only Windows-aware programs generally notice it at all if you have LFN support active. Well, not always. I've seen several fancy editors, and ALL the programs made in FreePascal can also notice this, because LFN is supported when found automatically...

Re: [Freedos-user] FreeDOS.org is getting a facelift

2004-02-17 Thread Aitor Santamaría Merino
Looks great! Just one thing in cas the font face can also be improved: some days ago I seem to recall browsing a page on mozilla.org (not current cover) that had a VERY NEAT and SMOOTH typeface, would be great that it could be adopted too. Regrettably I CAN'T remember which page was that,

Re: [Freedos-user] FreeDOS Help Update

2004-03-05 Thread Aitor Santamaría Merino
Hi, Bernd Blaauw escribió: OK, had a brief look ZIP support is REALLY great! saves lots of space. maybe Keyb or Display projects can borrow your code for this since they have many files, bunt only a single one is used. zip them up :) DISPLAY: Actually the file is opened by MODE, copied ino a

Re: [Freedos-user] Re: problem with dosgir

2004-03-13 Thread Aitor Santamaría Merino
Hi Matthias, Matthias Paul escribió: [Resend] On 2004-03-05, Henrique (BuSab) wrote: On DISPLAY's side there's another thing that could be done: the fonts can be set in a format called DR-FONTs, where they are compressed. However, I don't know much about this format, and I don't know if

Re: [Freedos-user] FreeDOS for Gamers

2004-03-22 Thread Aitor Santamaría Merino
Jim Hall escribió: Practically speaking, of course, I doubt the owners of these old DOS games will complain much. These days, no one sells DOS games. Maybe, maybe not. I have just seen the revival of some of these old games (such as Prince of Persia), for mobile phones. I don't know how much

[Freedos-user] ANNOUNCE: KC 1.0 ready

2004-03-26 Thread Aitor Santamaría Merino
Hi all, I want to announce the availability of the KC (Key Compiler) tool, which is a tool for compiling text source keyboard descriptors into binary-type KeybCBs that will be used by KEYB2. In the binary pack, you have - the compiler, - documentation about the KEY language, that is used to

[Freedos-user] DISPLAY 0.10b ready

2004-04-02 Thread Aitor Santamaría Merino
Hi, This is to announce a revision of DISPLAY 0.10, namely DISPLAY 0.10b. It just fixes a couple of bugs: - a bug that assumed a space to lead the parameter - a bug affecting the DISPLAY Installation check function (AD00h in int2Fh) MODECON.EXE also disappears from the distribution: please always

[Freedos-user] FD-KEYB 2.0 (pre1)

2004-04-09 Thread Aitor Santamaría Merino
Hi, I'd like to announce my new FD-KEYB 2.0 (pre1), a complete rewrite of a keyboard driver for FreeDOS (I have been little by little incorporating some code into existing stubs, but now I have managed to produce a version being all the code new and coherent with each other (after 200b of

Re: [Freedos-user] Writing Utilities for FreeDOS

2004-04-23 Thread Aitor Santamaría Merino
Hi Jay, The TODO list for FreeDOS 1.0 would be a place to start. Just mind that some of them are quite a technical stuff that may require some DOS technical reading before getting into that (see the freedos.org main place) (see in particular the currently unmaintained PRINT? Mabe you'd like

Re: [Freedos-user] Re: Writing Utilities for FreeDOS

2004-04-23 Thread Aitor Santamaría Merino
Hi, Eric Auer escribió: As you can see, there is always something to do for people who want to train their DOS programming skills a bit. And I did not even mention the post 1.0 wishlist (which seems to be offline right now) ;-). Not quite right: actually online here:

Re: [Freedos-user] Writing Utilities for FreeDOS

2004-04-25 Thread Aitor Santamaría Merino
Hi, Jay Maus escribió: Wow, I'm impressed by all the discussion this has sparked. It's good to see an active dev community. So I think I'm nearly ready to start futzing around with FreeDOS code, but it's still a little foreign to me: I'm used to 32-bit Windows C++. In Visual Studio, no less. Are

Re: [Freedos-user] Using the internet with FreeDOS made easy

2004-05-09 Thread Aitor Santamaría Merino
Hi, (By the way, Eric, a problem with my ISP destroyed your original message, could you send it to me in private?) PS: I did not test IRCABI because the LSM tells that you would need SLIP, while I have plain Ethernet / LAN. Do you think it would work anyway? I don't know about SLIP, but PLIP

Re: [Freedos-user] New EMM386 release (long description)

2004-04-26 Thread Aitor Santamaría Merino
Hi Michael, Michael Devore escribió: Finally, I added two new options which don't follow Microsoft standard. Why the heck did I do that so close to FreeDOS 1.0 release? Well, I see no problems. In my opinion (and I think I've heard this before), compatibility requirement means that adding

Re: [Freedos-user] dualboot fdos and win98

2004-04-29 Thread Aitor Santamaría Merino
Hi, Rafa Kula escribi: Can I dualboot Freedos and win98 on the same primary partition? I'm afraid about conflict of command.coms in root. Are they both have to be there? Not necessarily: you control the Shell you want to have loaded with SHELL= in config sys or better use fdconfig.sys to

Re: [Freedos-user] Re: [Freedos-devel] Rainone offering Italian translation for FD

2004-05-01 Thread Aitor Santamaría Merino
Hi, Bernd Blaauw escribió: Hi, Anyone willing to translate strings can have a look at http://fdos.org/ripcord/beta9rc5/addon/strings.zip I have been repeatedly trying to download this file (last time with GetRight so that I ensure that file size is correct), and once downloaded, I can't open.

Re: [Freedos-user] Re: [Freedos-devel] Rainone offering Italian translation for FD

2004-05-02 Thread Aitor Santamaría Merino
My apologies, file was ok. I couldn't open it until finally EXPLORER.EXE crashed and reopened (but didn't show something was going wrong anyway, I tend to consider it as a trustworthy unzipping utility). Aitor Aitor Santamaría Merino escribió: Hi, Bernd Blaauw escribió: Hi, Anyone willing

Re: [Freedos-user] FreeDOS beta9 release candidate 5.

2004-05-03 Thread Aitor Santamaría Merino
Arkady V.Belousov escribi: Hi! 3--2004 02:36 [EMAIL PROTECTED] (Mika Salakka) wrote to [EMAIL PROTECTED]: MS As I understand it, FreeDOS' support for FAT32 is limited, though, but I MS could be dead wrong on that one, too. FD suppors FAT32 completely. FreeDOS *KERNEL* supports FAT32

[Freedos-user] ANNOUNCE: FD APPEND 1.0

2004-05-20 Thread Aitor Santamaría Merino
Hi all, I'd like to announce FreeDOS APPEND 1.0, a very basic APPEND that I have created. With this, I could run WordStar Express in a mixed directory installation, as I intended. APPEND 1.0 is very basic. In particular, it is NOT implemented: - APPEND /E - FCB functions - The function 11 of the

[Freedos-user] ANNOUNCE: KEYB2.0 pre2

2004-06-16 Thread Aitor Santamaría Merino
Hi all, A minor update to KEYB, namely, KEYB2.0 pre2, is ready. - Fixes a bug that prevented KEYB from correctly executing the Advanced Power Management commands (suspend, turn off, etc) - Fixes several other miscellaneous bugs that I was reported - When you select a non-existing codepage, the

[Freedos-user] ANNOUNCE: New version of KC

2004-06-16 Thread Aitor Santamaría Merino
Hi, I have uploaded version 1.10 of KC, the keyboard layout creator for KEYB 2.X. In this version, a couple of minor bugs are fixed: - Corrects illformed KL files when strings are used - In case of program abort, any already opened file is closed You can get it at ibiblio, executable:

Re: RES: [Freedos-user] catgets/gettext

2004-07-18 Thread Aitor Santamaría Merino
Hi, Carlos AB escribió: Hi I have a few questions and I hope someone can answer. 1) All programs have catalogs of messages to be translated to other languages? (I have interest to translate all catalogs to Brazilian-Portuguese) No, this depends on the developer. Also notice that there are some

Re: [Freedos-user] Re: catgets/gettext

2004-07-18 Thread Aitor Santamaría Merino
Eric Auer escribió: Programs which are translated in another way are: - FreeCOM (you can download a translation toolkit version of it), the shell - CuteMouse (you can compile various localized/translated versions of it (KEYB and DISPLAY in a similar manner too, check sources). Aitor

Re: [Freedos-user] features of FreeDOS vs. MS/PC-DOS: roadmap ideas

2004-07-19 Thread Aitor Santamaría Merino
Steve Nickolas - Using Windoze escribió: Aitor Santamaría Merino wrote: Hi, Eric Auer escribió: I think we can postpone SCANDISK to post-1.0, for example PC-DOS does not have one either. Everybody agrees? Personally I agree. I think MS-DOS 6.20+ is the only DOS with a surface scanner? DR

Re: [Freedos-user] Eric's new and shiny inofficial FreeDOS 1.0/2.0 TODO list ready

2004-07-20 Thread Aitor Santamaría Merino
Eric Auer escribió: Hi, I am proud to have finished the first version of my inofficial FreeDOS 1.0 TODO list on: Eric, so why you ask in private? Can you please assume that the rest of us can be busy and maybe cannot reply on the fly? THANKS Regarding the list itself it looks very well (too

Re: [Freedos-user] Eric's new and shiny inofficial FreeDOS 1.0/2.0 TODO list ready

2004-07-20 Thread Aitor Santamaría Merino
Hi, This mail explains my position on the recent 1.0 list issue. If the FreeDOS version 1.0 concerns you, please read this. When I declared my intention to create the TODO list, I explained my two major concerns about it. First of all is that I wanted it as a checklist, and second, that I just

Re: [Freedos-user] [anounce] move 3.2

2004-07-28 Thread Aitor Santamaría Merino
Ok, so MOVE goes back to READY in the TODO list... Aitor [EMAIL PROTECTED] escribió: Hi, I am hereby releasing a new version of move. This version fixes the bug concerning the '..' problem from the move side. This version should work fine.

[Freedos-user] ANNOUNCE: DISPLAY 0.11

2004-08-07 Thread Aitor Santamaría Merino
Hi all, I announce version 0.11 of FD-DISPLAY, with several new features: - It implements a new MODULE for the CGA hardware type (CGA adapters), thus making unnecessary the existence of a GRAFTABL tool for the FreeDOS project. This is yet untested (I have no CGA cards handy). Furthermore, any

Re: [Freedos-user] 4DOS free now!

2004-08-26 Thread Aitor Santamaría Merino
Hi, Luchezar Georgiev escribi: The next logical step will be releasing the source code :) Needless to say 4DOS is compatible with the FreeDOS kernel. I've used it for a long time under it and it's very stable. I attach the license under which 4DOS is now distributed. Does it allow its inclusion in

Re: [Freedos-user] 4DOS free now!

2004-08-26 Thread Aitor Santamaría Merino
Hi, Bernd Blaauw escribi: Aitor, have a look at the batchfile at http://www.pcwelt.de/index.cfm?pid=239pk=6626p=2 it contains some batch code for creating a 32bit DOS out of a fresh installed Win98. The so-created 32bit DOS supports LFN's. No real usefullness, though. google search term: 32bd.bat

Re: [Freedos-user] 4DOS free now!

2004-08-26 Thread Aitor Santamaría Merino
Hi, Luchezar Georgiev escribi: Best use is from a clean win98 installation. You might need to copy additional VXD files to the 32BD directory (or a subdirectory) to satisfy the registry requirements (netware drivers, for example). So this in fact is a mini-Windows... without windows ;-) Well, a

Re: [Freedos-user] 32BD.BAT

2004-08-27 Thread Aitor Santamaría Merino
Hi, Luchezar Georgiev escribi: So this in fact is a mini-Windows... without windows ;-) Well, a question of point of view. For me, this all is DOS, the DOS extender of Microsoft, and Windows is what comes behind KRNL386.EXE. After all, the same Windows application (KERNEL, USER, GDI) could be

[Freedos-user] Microsoft Windows runs on FreeDOS (and now for sure)

2004-09-03 Thread Aitor Santamaría Merino
(new attempt) (NOTE: this is a copy of my infamous post, but this time WITHOUT the attachment; I hope we all don't get it three times later) (The attachment was a zip-ed BMP image (around 10KB) of Paintbrush over Windows 3.1 over FreeDOS) == Hi, From time to time I like testing

Re: [Freedos-user] Re: corrputed disk

2004-10-13 Thread Aitor Santamaría Merino
Hi, Arkady V.Belousov escribi: Hi! 13--2004 17:26 [EMAIL PROTECTED] (Arne Eckmann) wrote to Arkady V.Belousov [EMAIL PROTECTED]: AE I'm sorry to trouble you with this. FreeDOS really need to have an official AE address to which unsuspecting people like I can address our anger, AE disappointments,

[Freedos-user] Brief notes on using KEYB

2004-12-16 Thread Aitor Santamaría Merino
Hi, For those of you that may find confusing the multiplicity of files used by KEYB, you can read some instructions in the FAQ item: http://fd-doc.sourceforge.net/faq/cgi-bin/viewfaq.cgi?faq=Using_FreeDOS/249 (more info is to be appended with the forthcomming version FD-KEYB 2.0 pre3) In short,

Re: [Freedos-user] SPANISH

2004-12-29 Thread Aitor Santamaría Merino
There isn't any that I know, but I can try to help. Write to me in private please. Aitor - Spain (Hola Óscar Rodolfo: escríbeme en privado si quieres que intente ayudarte. Estaré un par de días fuera, en 2005 te contesto) Oscar Rodolfo Garcia escribió: I need support in spanish

Re: [Freedos-user] Re: Re: GRUB for DOS How-To

2005-01-06 Thread Aitor Santamaría Merino
Hi, Eric Auer escribió: For grab int 15 back from HIMEM, please have a look at kill15 from: http://www.coli.uni-sb.de/~eric/memtest-1.27.zip Note that MKEYB hooks int 15 in a different way (int 15.4f keyboard intercept, can be detected by JNC notme / cmp ah,4f / jnz notme / ..., so it is the carry

Re: [Freedos-user] Re: UMB in mono/VGA RAM (was: GRUB for DOS How-To)

2005-01-08 Thread Aitor Santamaría Merino
Hi there, Eric Auer escribió: Hi all, Michael is right, if you I=..., then EMM386 should just do what you tell it to do. He is also right that autodetection should be careful, not overenthousiastic. Anyway, I like the suggestion from Arkady: Ok. Let make another question: how to make

Re: [Freedos-user] Installing FreeDOS on E:?

2005-01-29 Thread Aitor Santamaría Merino
Hi there, Sorry about the slight offtopic, but... [EMAIL PROTECTED] escribió: I'm using a boot loader called GAG to multiboot all of my computers. The laptop I'm using has FreeDOS, Windows XP, and Linux installed now with the GAG boot loader in the MBR. C: is the FreeDOS installation permanately

Re: [Freedos-user] Other FreeCOM nonconformity

2005-01-29 Thread Aitor Santamaría Merino
Hi, Jose Antonio Senna escribió: Logically,both are defensible. I prefer DRDOS behavior. Has somenone tested this under MS-DOS ? Probably syntax errors, ALL MS-DOS books instruct you to use the quotes: IF %1=XYZ GOTO... Aitor --- This SF.Net

Re: [Freedos-user] Installing FreeDOS on E:?

2005-01-29 Thread Aitor Santamaría Merino
Hi Bernd, Bernd Blaauw escribió: Aitor Santamaría Merino schreef: I am thinking of a great deal of possibilities with my IDE/ATA=USB adapter provided that the target OS is capable of understanding that it is being booted from such device... (I don't know if any of the Windows would be able

Re: [Freedos-user] Re: Re: freecom

2005-02-19 Thread Aitor Santamaría Merino
Hi, Eric Auer escribió: Hi, strange subject line, but: Arkady, SYS C: is for transferring systemfiles from current drive ... to C: and writing bootsector. IIRC bootsector is not overwritten, unless you do /MBR (at least in MS's). SYS does write the boot sector all the time - you

Re: [Freedos-user] Re: FreeDOS block allocation different from MS DOS

2005-02-19 Thread Aitor Santamaría Merino
Hi, Michael Devore escribió: At 09:56 PM 2/16/2005 +0100, Eric Auer wrote: If you use FreeDOS to load WinCE, please behave better than Neoware.com which have hidden the FreeDOS copyright messages on their old Eon systems (with FreeCOM 0.76b from 3/1999, FDXMS driver from 1995, ancient kernel...).

Re: [Freedos-user] XMS Manager on '286

2005-03-13 Thread Aitor Santamaría Merino
Hi there, root escribió: Oops - i forgot that Linux is going to label me as 'root' by default! Anyway... I'm surprised that it is so uncommon to run FD on an old PC. IMHO it seems ridiculous to install FreeDOS on your P4 side-by-side with Windows XP like so many other people do. I mean what

Re: [Freedos-user] XMS Manager on '286

2005-03-13 Thread Aitor Santamaría Merino
Hi, Kenneth J. Davis escribió: ... Anyway... I'm surprised that it is so uncommon to run FD on an old PC. IMHO it seems ridiculous to install FreeDOS on your P4 side-by-side with Windows XP like so many other people do. I mean what DOS software is going to run properly on a 3Ghz CPU? Besides,

Re: [Freedos-user] XMS Manager on '286

2005-03-13 Thread Aitor Santamaría Merino
Hi, Kristaps Kaupe escribi: I don't know if DOS6's HIMEM works on 286 machines. Someone told me DOS 7.10 (Win98) only runs on 386+ machines. MS-DOS 5 and 6 HIMEM.SYS works on 286 machines, I have used it on my first PC (286) long time ago. In MS-DOS 7.10 (Win98) even kernel runs only on 386+

Re: WordPerfect file format Was Re: [Freedos-user] Re: Question

2005-03-16 Thread Aitor Santamaría Merino
Hi, A bit going too far offtopic, but *very* interesting (for me) at the same time. Any chance for the Lotus WordPro format? (LWP). After the plain and nice format of the Lotus AmiPro files (SAM), WordPro seems to have some sort of binary compressed format, that I have seen documented nowhere,

Re: WordPerfect file format Was Re: [Freedos-user] Re: Question

2005-03-17 Thread Aitor Santamaría Merino
Hi, A bit going too far offtopic, but *very* interesting (for me) at the same time. Any chance for the Lotus WordPro format? (LWP). After the plain and nice format of the Lotus AmiPro files (SAM), WordPro seems to have some sort of binary compressed format, that I have seen documented nowhere,

Re: [Freedos-user] Compilation with DJGPP using RHIDE

2005-03-18 Thread Aitor Santamaría Merino
Hi, Michael Devore escribió: At 02:49 PM 3/18/2005 +0200, Kristaps Kaupe wrote: I had problems with DJGPP (long compile times, mystical error messages) until I removed FreeDOS EMM386 from my CONFIG.SYS. Heavy port I/O and use of software interrupts are way too freaking slow in V86 mode, no

Re: [Freedos-user] Re: Do FreeDOS need a password program?

2005-03-19 Thread Aitor Santamaría Merino
Hi, Eric Auer escribió: Hi Kristaps, Well. I would like to see a password program (running from autoexec.bat) with login/password database in crypted file which would set USER (logged in user) and HOME (user's profile directory) environment variables on exit. I gave a thought at this

Re: [Freedos-user] x-comment to Michael Devore's message of 18 March

2005-03-19 Thread Aitor Santamaría Merino
Hi, Jose Antonio Senna escribió: MDGNU-ish type stuff suffers from the we despise everything related to MDMicrosoft and Not Invented Here syndromes, and its relationship with DOS MDis often uneasy. That said, DJGPP has never given me a problem when MDtesting recent EMM386 versions. I never

Re: [Freedos-user] Announce: EDIT 0.7b

2005-04-30 Thread Aitor Santamaría Merino
Hi, Eric Auer escribió: The readme file now makes clear that EDIT 0.7a / 0.7b are a separate version and that the newest official / Joe Cosentino version is 0.82, which has some differences to 0.7b - Whenever one of the two is better than the other, I encourage the users to motivate the maintainer

Re: [Freedos-user] Re: Re: Announce: EDIT 0.7b

2005-05-02 Thread Aitor Santamaría Merino
Hi there, Eric Auer escribió: Hi Aitor, you are a little late... Probably yes ;-) Better late than never they say. Anyway, your history of DFLAT/EDIT is very nice and clarifying. Things started in 2003: I had sent some AltGr handling patch to Joe early in 2003, but the patch turned out to work

Re: [Freedos-user] Re: EMM386 2.0 Released

2005-05-02 Thread Aitor Santamaría Merino
Michael Devore escribió: At 07:52 PM 4/29/2005 +0200, Eric Auer wrote: More problems ahead. I tested several programs with EMM386 2.0, setting X=TEST VDS. Many failed. Most of them did work, however, when I added EMM=20480 to the settings, to disable the EMS / XMS / VCPI memory pool sharing. Some

Re: [Freedos-user] EMM386 2.01

2005-06-04 Thread Aitor Santamaría Merino
Hi there, Michael Devore escribió: At 03:07 PM 5/3/2005 -0500, I wrote: Ha! What is up with these goofball extender limitations? RAR32 uses RSX extender. I can't decide if there is a weird bug in EMM386 that makes DOS/32A unhappy with 256M and RSX 429M, or if the weirdness is in the

Re: [Freedos-user] Writing to NTFS filesystems

2005-06-04 Thread Aitor Santamaría Merino
Hi, Kenneth J. Davis escribió: For applications which are best run from pure DOS, but the user has only NTFS (and Windows), and the max data stored is known ahead of time, a possible solution involves creating the file ahead of time (in Windows) and then in DOS either using a special driver

Re: [Freedos-user] text editor's and mem command

2005-06-04 Thread Aitor Santamaría Merino
Hi, GNU_man escribió: Ok this is two questions in one here, I just did a real minimalistic FreeDOS install via 5 1/4 floppy on my new computer. No DOS text editors work on this machine, they all crash - including TED tiny editor. I suspect it could be something do with the keyboard. It

Re: [Freedos-user] Writing to NTFS filesystems

2005-06-04 Thread Aitor Santamaría Merino
Hi, Mark Bailey escribió: Or, you may be able to access a USB memory stick (aka thumb drive). There are two basic ways of doing that. One is if your BIOS provides the correct support, FreeDOS may detect the USB stick and be able to use it. (Note that this sort of works on my Dell D600

Re: [Freedos-user] Is there a split screen app for freedos ?

2005-06-04 Thread Aitor Santamaría Merino
Hi, This mostly requires multitasking. There's another possibility, but I don't know very much about it, because I was too young when I first saw it to know what it was about. It was called SideKick, and seemingly it was a TSR by which you could open a calculator (perhaps a text viewer?).

Re: [Freedos-user] Re: Re: text editor's and mem command

2005-06-04 Thread Aitor Santamaría Merino
Hi, [EMAIL PROTECTED] escribió: Hi all, as the editors on old PCs topic still has some attention: My spin-off variant EDIT 0.7c works properly on 8086 / 8088 (PC-XT) computers, even with 84-key keyboard. Hint hint ;-). http://www.coli.uni-sb.de/~eric/stuff/soft/by-others/edit07c.zip Aitor

Re: [Freedos-user] Re: Writing to NTFS filesystems

2005-06-04 Thread Aitor Santamaría Merino
Hi, [EMAIL PROTECTED] escribió: PS: You can even do dual VGA display with DOS ;-). Can you? How does this work? (specially interested respecting to codepages and such). Aitor --- This SF.Net email is sponsored by: NEC IT Guy Games.

Re: [Freedos-user] Fox-cubs v0.1 appared!

2005-06-04 Thread Aitor Santamaría Merino
Hi there, Kristaps Kaupe escribi: Tuesday 03 May 2005 21:43, Fox rakstja: Hi there, I want to announce that I wrote Fox-cubs v0.1. It's a Pascal library (TPU unit) which supports using CATS/Kitten formatted language files into Pascal programs. With Fox-cube the programmer get a new

Re: [Freedos-user] freedos b9sr1 long file name support?

2005-06-04 Thread Aitor Santamaría Merino
Hi, I suppose already replied but, yes, you need an external add-in to be able to use LFN. Long time ago I did successful tests with one of LFNDOS or DOSLFN (I never remember which one) with FreeDOS + an extender (CWSDPMI) + a file manager that supports LFN, and had positive feedback. Can

Re: [Freedos-user] EMM386 2.01

2005-06-04 Thread Aitor Santamaría Merino
Hi Arkady, Thanks, I read that, but I was wondering if someone could explain a little bit more, does RSX/EMX provide DPMI as well, does it get the system into protected mode, running as a single task a-la EMM386 or such details Mere curiosity, but there isn't much documentation around.

Re: [Freedos-user] XDMA and SHSUCDX V3.00/V3.02

2005-06-27 Thread Aitor Santamaría Merino
Hi, Jim Hall escribió: Jim Hall wrote: Not sure what to do about the LSMs for either SHSUCDX or XDMA... Johnson Lam wrote: Attached 2 LSM, not 100% sure about the format ... Format looks good. I've edited the shsucdx LSM a little bit .. just to make sure the distinction is clear

Re: [Freedos-user] announce: devload 3.14

2005-07-23 Thread Aitor Santamaría Merino
Hi, Eric Auer escribió: Please test if your devices can still be loaded with the new DEVLOAD version (DEVLOAD allows you to load devices from the prompt which otherwise would be loaded with DEVICE= or DEVICEHIGH=, but note that UMB support is limited, memory drivers like HIMEM / EMM386 should

Re: [Freedos-user] How to report a kernel bug?

2005-07-28 Thread Aitor Santamaría Merino
I have a machine where to reproduce this bug, or a similar one. It's a 286. Strangely enough, FreeDOS will boot from floppy and see C:, but will refuse to boot from there (locks at InitDisk I think, I haven't investigated into this). The bad point is that I wasn't able to investigate into this,

Re: [Freedos-user] re: New FreeDOS install CD

2005-07-29 Thread Aitor Santamaría Merino
Hi, Eric Auer escribió: Could be used with software with restrictive licenses. Okay, I get it. Read: Antivirus stuff and VIDE-CDD. What else? By the way, Bernd just never got a reply from Acer about the driver, but they never said that you cannot put it on CD either. What is the license of

Re: [Freedos-user] re: More FreeDOS FDISK tests - failure is repeatable

2005-07-30 Thread Aitor Santamaría Merino
Hi, Johnson Lam escribió: On Sat, 23 Jul 2005 03:17:48 +0200 (MEST), you wrote: Hi, XFDISK? I mean, XFDISK is open source. It only does not LOOK like the old MS DOS user interface, but hey, that was crap anyway... The correct procedure should be: 1) Contact Brian and ask him if he still

Re: [Freedos-user] FreeDOS kicks some serious Ass!

2005-07-31 Thread Aitor Santamaría Merino
In my opinion it is good that you have the option to buy a PC with or without the operating system. What really sicks me is that absurd idea of the preinstalled OS. I got an Acer laptop, they (almost sure) charged me for the OS, but they didn't give me the official WinXP Pro disk: it was

Re: [Freedos-user] Posts not showing up?

2005-08-09 Thread Aitor Santamaría Merino
Same happened to me last night too... Glad to read this, I am becoming an anti-spam paranoid... Aitor Gerry Hickman escribió: Hi, Since this Saturday, my posts are not showing up on this list until I re-post them about three times? There's no bounce message, they just disappear...

Re: [Freedos-user] FreeDOS Bugzilla?

2005-09-25 Thread Aitor Santamaría Merino
Hi, Easy to find in the FreeDOS main page: http://www.freedos.org/freedos/bugs/ Aitor Nick Bright escribió: Is there a bugzilla for FreeDOS? It seems rather inefficent for me to post bugs to the mailing list. I can if that's how ya'll would prefer it, but I thought I'd check before firing

Re: [Freedos-user] [XT] Bug found - zip utility

2005-09-25 Thread Aitor Santamaría Merino
You need to get a 8086 ZIP version, check with the InfoZIP page. If the ODIN docs says it to support XT machines, then that's a bug :) Aitor Nick Bright escribió: Just testing things about, I tried to zip a file, and received an error about requiring an 80386. The ODIN readme.txt file

Re: [Freedos-user] OT: Web hosting needed for a binary distribution

2005-09-25 Thread Aitor Santamaría Merino
Hi Shane, Quite OT, but I see serious quirks about Thunderbird that don't seem to exist in Mozilla Mail. In particular, with 1.0.6, for example, at times when browsing messages with the 'F' (next message) key, a new window won't open anymore, Thunderbird would remain in memory even if you

Re: [Freedos-user] re: FreeDOS Post-1.0 todo list

2005-10-04 Thread Aitor Santamaría Merino
Hi, Eric Auer escribió: Hi, I would suggest an extra column for the tables in the post 1.0 TODO list: Level / State of the wish. Example values: [ http://wiki.fdos.org/Main/Post_1_0_Todo ] I seem to like the idea of the categories , although I'd personally review what anyone puts anywhere.

Re: [Freedos-user] FreeDOS Post-1.0 todo list

2005-10-09 Thread Aitor Santamaría Merino
Bernd Blaauw escribió: Arkady V.Belousov schreef: MD HIMEM and EMM386 set up on a clean memory map. It certainly isn't clean MD after loading device drivers of varying allocations, the DOS shell, and MD various AUTOEXEC TSRs. Yes. But I say about difference between config.sys and

Re: [Freedos-user] re: FreeDOS Post-1.0 todo list

2005-10-13 Thread Aitor Santamaría Merino
Hi, Eric Auer escribió: So my suggestion is: Review the needs, and think about a new DEVICE variant CPUDEVICE[HIGH]=[minlevel],[maxlevel],[driver and args] or similar, where you could do for example CPUDEVICE=1,2,FDXMS286 ... CPUDEVICE=3,,HIMEM ... CPUDEVICE=3,,EMM386 ... (the CPUDEVICE command

Re: [Freedos-user] trouble with russian-named files

2005-10-17 Thread Aitor Santamaría Merino
Hi, Arkady V.Belousov escribió: Hi! 17-Окт-2005 10:47 [EMAIL PROTECTED] ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote to freedos-user@lists.sourceforge.net: ao (1) You'll need to use COUNTRY= setting with an unstable kernel version (in ao the future stable one). Correction: with any kernel version. Without

Re: [Freedos-user] Impossible to start WFG 3.11 or Windows 3.11 in enhaced mode

2005-11-02 Thread Aitor Santamaría Merino
Hi, Robert Riebisch escribió: could help me? Nobody has developed a better vesa driver for Windows 3.xx? That would require the Windows 3.1 DDK from Microsoft which was/is not free! Oh, my! I wish there was ANY way to get a copy of this anyhow... depending of price I could even pay.

Re: [Freedos-user] display size+resolution

2005-11-05 Thread Aitor Santamaría Merino
Hi, A bit more of information is required. As you are talking about full screen, it seems that you are not running [Free]DOS standalone, but inside a virtualizer or emulator, which one? DOSEMU? Aitor seorge escribió: I've downloaded a bunch of old dos-games (some of them from '80s) for my

Re: [Freedos-user] FAT Patents of Microsoft

2006-02-13 Thread Aitor Santamaría Merino
(Un)fortunately, FAT is so inherent to DOS in a way that no block devices can host other fs (all the rest are network file systems), that I doubt that these ideas, yet if marvelous, are hardly possible. Aitor Christian Voß escribió: Hi, I can't understand the crying about the FAT patent.

Re: [Freedos-user] Enumerating available drives in FreeDOS...

2006-02-13 Thread Aitor Santamaría Merino
Hi, Some kind person on the net once submitted to me a very nice piece of Pascal code able (allegedly) to determine up to 30 different kinds of media. Unfortunately, I no longer know where I do have it. I wrote a small piece of code to detect 4-5 types for FreePascal some time ago, but I

Re: [Freedos-user] FreeDOS utility to insert keystrokes in the keyboard buffer?

2006-03-20 Thread Aitor Santamaría Merino
Hi, KEYB implements such a bigger secondary buffer whenever you use STRINGS, as 16 characters is too few to decently support placing strings. True that you need the overhead of the STRING subsystem if you want this secondary buffer. I'd study to allow you to use the secondary buffer