Re: [Freedos-user] New FreeDOS Install CD

2005-07-18 Thread Blair Campbell
This is a collection of batch files that call other batch files packaged with each package. The batch files can be found on the cdrom in the FDOS\BIN directory. By the way, I am currently working on a program which will simplify this, but it doesn't do anything useful at the moment.

[Freedos-user] New FreeDOS Install CD

2005-07-18 Thread Blair Campbell
Hi! I am happy to announce to availability of an updated FreeDOS Install CD, containing all of the disksets and also some enhancements. After testing, please e-mail me with suggestions for additional software to be included/excluded and other things. Jim Hall is in the process of downloading and

Re: [Freedos-user] New FreeDOS Install CD

2005-07-18 Thread Blair Campbell
another very interesting option is to download the free cdrom driver from Acer/Benq and get it installed on user's system. I was thinking of having a package that attempts to download the driver and install it. This isn't included yet, though. Without permission from that company (which I

Re: [Freedos-user] New FreeDOS Install CD

2005-07-18 Thread Blair Campbell
Jim Hall has just finished uploading the small ISO to ibiblio, so here is the url: http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/micro/pc-stuff/freedos/files/distributions/blair/FreeDos-Boot-CD-2005-07-18.iso This is probably the preferred place to download the file right now. The readme file is at:

[Freedos-user] Re: New FreeDOS Install CD

2005-07-19 Thread Blair Campbell
Some new ISOs are available for download. These ISOs update the release of OpenGEM to the release that fixes the initial bugs found in release 4. Here are the torrents: http://freedos.sharedaemon.org/torrents/FreeDos-Boot-CD-BinOnly-2005-07-19.iso.torrent

Re: [Freedos-user] New FreeDOS install CD

2005-07-20 Thread Blair Campbell
Blair, I have made some ansi logos, if you are interested I can send you with no questions asked. :) I don't know what you mean by ansi logos, but sure. --- SF.Net email is sponsored by: Discover Easy Linux Migration Strategies from IBM.

Re: [Freedos-user] New FreeDOS install CD

2005-07-20 Thread Blair Campbell
I think that the new distro idea about a collection of batch files is really good. Actually, I am writing a more advanced method of managing packages right now to overcome the limitations of batch. - Make the distribution easy to update. I'm hoping to have an update.bat in the root directory

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

2005-07-20 Thread Blair Campbell
That would be okay IF there is real use for it. So far, everybody has been able to install their commercial software using the INTENDED way of install, i.e. buy the software or download it from the homepage of the vendor, then follow the install instructions. I do not see why we should take

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

2005-07-20 Thread Blair Campbell
Blair: By ansi I mean ansii art. Oh. Mostly what I'm looking for is graphics art for displaying while autoexec.bat and config.sys are loading, but if they could be converted to a gif somehow, they could be useful. --- SF.Net email is

Re: [Freedos-user] New FreeDOS install CD

2005-07-20 Thread Blair Campbell
Not really, for instance you are already using bandwih from f-prot site. Am I right? Yes, but one would stil have to install the package that sets up f-prot. Scripts to do this would not be installed by default. --- SF.Net email is

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

2005-07-21 Thread Blair Campbell
The program I use to display the splash screen actually converts the GIFs to RAW files, so in the end there is no licence problem. --- SF.Net email is sponsored by: Discover Easy Linux Migration Strategies from IBM. Find simple to follow

[Freedos-user] Packet drivers/Automatic setup

2005-07-26 Thread Blair Campbell
driver collection, or e-mail me the driver if it is not, but it is clearly redistributable according to its licence. This will help me to add netcard autosetup to my FreeDOS installation CD, and may make it easier for users to set up their DOS on the internet. Thanks, Blair Campbell

Re: [Freedos-user] Arachne v1.85;GPL,386+ released!

2005-07-28 Thread Blair Campbell
What does it do? It's a graphical web browser. --- SF.Net email is Sponsored by the Better Software Conference EXPO September 19-22, 2005 * San Francisco, CA * Development Lifecycle Practices Agile Plan-Driven Development * Managing

Re: [Freedos-user] FreeDOS FDISK issue with Windows Build

2005-07-28 Thread Blair Campbell
FreeDOS Beta9sr1: 1. FDISK /CLEARALL 2. FDISK /MBR 3. FDISK /PRI:2000 Not sure if this is the problem, but try without fdisk /mbr --- SF.Net email is Sponsored by the Better Software Conference EXPO September 19-22, 2005 * San Francisco,

Re: [Freedos-user] FreeDOS FDISK issue with Windows Build

2005-07-28 Thread Blair Campbell
But as far as I know FDISK /CLEARALL will remove the MBR. If I don't put it back, the hard drive will NOT boot at all when Windows setup calls the reboot code... The hard drive will not boot, but the Windows CD should be able to. Unless it is Win95.

Re: [Freedos-user] FreeDOS FDISK issue with Windows Build

2005-07-28 Thread Blair Campbell
Perhaps a misunderstanding? I'm not using a Windows CD, I'm building over the network. You basically put an image of your o/s with customizations on a network share, boot to FreeDOS, create temporary partition on the first physical hard-drive, then run the Windows setup program. The setup

Re: [Freedos-user] Newbie installation problem

2005-08-02 Thread Blair Campbell
SYS C: C: /BOOTONLY Try a regular SYS C:. I almost sounds as if you are missing the kernel on your hard drive, although this shouldn't have happened. FDISK /MBR This does basically the same as SYS C: BOOTONLY --- SF.Net email is sponsored

Re: [Freedos-user] TDSK, SRDISK etc.

2005-08-03 Thread Blair Campbell
Nope, hardly any application can change the environment. If you wanted, you could probably modify the source so that it does. --- SF.Net email is Sponsored by the Better Software Conference EXPO September 19-22, 2005 * San Francisco, CA *

[Freedos-user] New FreeDOS ISOs updated

2005-08-04 Thread Blair Campbell
if %errorlevel%==0 set pktcmd=ethersl 0x60 NUL should say if %errorlevel%==0 set pktcmd=e100bpkt 0x60 NUL I might have forgotten to allow autosetup of F-Prot. If I did, just run fdpkg configure fprot to set it up. Enjoy! Blair Campbell -- Fall is my favorite season in Los Angeles, watching

[Freedos-user] FreeDOS ISOs fixed

2005-08-08 Thread Blair Campbell
Hi all. The problem that was plaguing the previous version of my ISO is fixed, and a new version is available for download at http://freedos.sharedaemon.org. Jim Hall is also currently mirroring them on ibiblio, and I will let you know when that is done. I need lots of testing done to get this

[Freedos-user] PCI audio cards

2005-08-09 Thread Blair Campbell
even easier for many people. Thanks, Blair Campbell PS: I already have many PCI IDs for VIA compatible devices and for SBlive/Audigy1/2 cards, but please still send me the output so that I can check if your particular device is already supported

Re: [Freedos-user] PCI audio cards

2005-08-09 Thread Blair Campbell
I'm curious about this, DOS-Compatible means SoundBlaster compatible API? I mean PCI cards that do not natively support DOS but will with available drivers (distributable or non-distributable, they can be downloaded for the user if they are non-distributable).

Re: [Freedos-user] PCI audio cards

2005-08-10 Thread Blair Campbell
Yes, but my question is, there is no Audio standard to conform in DOS (as far as I know), so I suppose that a DOS audio driver means a driver that implements a well known API, such as SoundBlaster. Right? Exactly. For example there are DOS drivers for SoundBlaster Live cards and VIA audio

Re: [Freedos-user] PCI audio cards

2005-08-11 Thread Blair Campbell
Of course, I have no such setting in my BIOS. I'm afraid that this is the only way that the tsrs can work :(. Yes, now if only I was skilled enough to write a device driver. :( Why don't you contact the author of MPXPlay and see if he is willing to do it? No one would be more familiar with

[Freedos-user] Redirect LPT1

2005-08-11 Thread Blair Campbell
This is probably a stupid question, but does anybody know how to redirect the output of a printer device to a file? Thanks, Blair Campbell --- SF.Net email is Sponsored by the Better Software Conference EXPO September 19-22, 2005 * San

Re: [Freedos-user] Redirect LPT1

2005-08-12 Thread Blair Campbell
Thanks (although someone else got me the answer first :)). Blair Campbell --- SF.Net email is Sponsored by the Better Software Conference EXPO September 19-22, 2005 * San Francisco, CA * Development Lifecycle Practices Agile Plan-Driven

[Freedos-user] How to use Ghostscript

2005-08-12 Thread Blair Campbell
I am just wondering how Ghostcript is used; like what commands can I type, can I zoom in on a page, etc All I get when I type help at the GS prompt is type postscript commands or quit to exit. What are the postscript commands?? I would REALLY like to know how to zoom in (if I can), as this

[Freedos-user] New clamscan.exe available

2005-08-21 Thread Blair Campbell
doesn't want to compress the binary, so for now it is almost 1 MB. Thanks in advance, Blair Campbell --- SF.Net email is Sponsored by the Better Software Conference EXPO September 19-22, 2005 * San Francisco, CA * Development Lifecycle Practices

Re: [Freedos-user] [SEAL] and xdosemu just work

2005-08-23 Thread Blair Campbell
I was told about Ozone recently, and I had a look at it. I've not tested it myself. It looks lovely, though I am told be a user it suffers from reliability problems. Ozone is relaitively stable for me, but running certain programs under it can cause it to crash easily. It is not very useful

Re: [Freedos-user] [SEAL] and xdosemu just work

2005-08-23 Thread Blair Campbell
it can cause it to crash easily. It is not very useful as there are very few apps for it, and it is no longer in development, so it's basically only really useable as a file manager. Apparently, it was lack of documenting the GUI that led to the developers abandoning the project. I do think

Re: [Freedos-user] how to setup network on freedos

2005-08-24 Thread Blair Campbell
i wanna a setup a network on freedos. can ne 1 tell me the checklisted hardware with drivers. What is your card? I might have autodetection for it on my experimental CD-ROMs. --- SF.Net email is Sponsored by the Better Software Conference

[Freedos-user] A place to download my DOS ports

2005-08-25 Thread Blair Campbell
Hi all! I finally have a permanent place to put my DOS ports of software. At http://johnson.tmfc.net/freedos/blair/index.html, you can find my (considered stable) ports of Speex and vorbis-tools, and my experimental ports of cabextract and ClamAV. Both of the experimental ports have known bugs.

Re: [Freedos-user] Installation Difficulties

2005-08-26 Thread Blair Campbell
I've tried to sys c: /bootonly the drive, reformat the drive with and without the /s option, and now I'm running into an Unknown Previous DOS operating system. Error level code: 3 3 error that simply halts the FreeDOS install process. Don't use /bootonly; FreeDOS install sees a bootsector

[Freedos-user] Laplink-like program available

2005-08-27 Thread Blair Campbell
I found a laplink-style program at lptransfer.sf.net, and I compiled it. If anyone wants to test it (you need a laplink cable), feel free to e-mail me for the exe. I have no idea if it even works, and there is not current replacement for MS Laplink, so testing would be appreciated. I don't know

Re: [Freedos-user] Re: how to setup network on freedos

2005-08-29 Thread Blair Campbell
what about freedos? is freedos unstable if we use on a network like samba?? You can download Microsoft Lanmanager to talk to the SMB protocol with DOS. Unless you port SAMBA yourself, there is no free tool to do this. --- SF.Net email is

[Freedos-user] What are some open-source DOS games?

2005-08-31 Thread Blair Campbell
Hi all. Just looking for requests of open-source DOS games to be included on my FreeDOS ISOs. No freeware/shareware and no-source available games please. What is everybody's favorite open-source DOS games? Thanks, Blair Campbell --- SF.Net

Re: [Freedos-user] What are some open-source DOS games?

2005-08-31 Thread Blair Campbell
Probably abuse and nethack. I think nethack is already on the ISOs. --- SF.Net email is Sponsored by the Better Software Conference EXPO September 19-22, 2005 * San Francisco, CA * Development Lifecycle Practices Agile Plan-Driven

Re: [Freedos-user] Re: What are some open-source DOS games?

2005-09-01 Thread Blair Campbell
oops quake forge. I was unable to find a DOS port here. --- SF.Net email is Sponsored by the Better Software Conference EXPO September 19-22, 2005 * San Francisco, CA * Development Lifecycle Practices Agile Plan-Driven Development *

Re: [Freedos-user] ImageMagick for DOS

2005-09-03 Thread Blair Campbell
Get it at http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/micro/pc-stuff/freedos/files/util/graphic/ . --- SF.Net email is Sponsored by the Better Software Conference EXPO September 19-22, 2005 * San Francisco, CA * Development Lifecycle Practices Agile

Re: [Freedos-user] LAME for DOS

2005-09-03 Thread Blair Campbell
As In Lame from Linux for encoding mp3? Yes. I later found out thought that the same version that I ported was already available from ibibliio at http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/micro/pc-stuff/freedos/files/util/user/mp3/ . --- SF.Net email is

[Freedos-user] FreeDOS Beta9 Enhanced Release 3

2005-09-07 Thread Blair Campbell
Uploaded to www.ibiblio.org/pub/micro/pc-stuff/freedos/files/distributions/blair/ and freedos.sharedaemon.org are the latest FreeDOS Beta9 Enhanced Release CD ISOs. This release is mostly a bugfix release but also contains new packages like ARJ, and updates packages like HXRT. The bugs that are

Re: [Freedos-user] Multiple DOS

2005-09-10 Thread Blair Campbell
An easy way to do this would be to install the two different DOS versions in two different primary partitions and use a boot loader like gag (gag.sourceforge.net) to select which to boot. GRUB would work as well, but I find configuring GRUB correctly a daunting task... :-) Perhaps easier

[Freedos-user] DOS Boxes working!!!

2005-09-13 Thread Blair Campbell
Good news everybody! DOS boxes now work in FreeDOS thanks to HXRT (www.japheth.de). All that you need to do is download HXRT, replace dosx.exe in your Windows directory with the dosx.exe found in HXRT.ZIP\unsupp\dosx.exe, load share (tested with no command-line options), and start up Windows

Re: [Freedos-user] GPG

2005-09-13 Thread Blair Campbell
Excellent question. I'm trying to find someone to port GnuPG 1.4.1 to DOS. That would enable us to make a little GnuPG frontend for OpenGEM and GEMini. Great idea! Perhaps...*ahem*...Blair might like to try the challenge :P http://www.caddit.net/programming.php This web page has a link

Re: [Freedos-user] FreeDOS on PC XT

2005-09-18 Thread Blair Campbell
boot floppy image and wrote it to disk. It does boot and read the hard drive ok, but I have yet to figure out how to make the SCSI CD-ROM work. Is there a generic driver for SCSI cd-rom? Try doing a search for ASPICD.SYS --- SF.Net email is

Re: [Freedos-user] FreeDOS on PC XT

2005-09-18 Thread Blair Campbell
As you can see from my previous mailing list post, I do indeed have a pre-386 system with a CDROM. The above snip leads me to belive that the cdextensions file (though it runs on my XT) hasn't been debugged for that platform, and may not even be properly compiled (e.g. 386 optimizations)?

Re: [Freedos-user] FreeDOS on PC XT

2005-09-19 Thread Blair Campbell
This would seem to indicate that this version of shsucdex is compatible with this system, no? That would. However, there is a file called shcdx86.com. This is the file I meant. --- SF.Net email is sponsored by: Tame your development

Re: [Freedos-user] [XT] edit.exe seems to hang

2005-09-19 Thread Blair Campbell
In this case, running edit.exe simply hangs. The drive accesses for a moment, the cursor sits blinking, and nothing happens until I push the reset button. Try this version of edit: http://www.coli.uni-saarland.de/~eric/stuff/soft/by-others/edit07d.zip

Re: [Freedos-user] FreeDOS on PC XT

2005-09-19 Thread Blair Campbell
by I'm not sure if there are any drivers available for pre-386 systems though. Do you mean the cdrom .sys driver file? If so, yes there are. I have one installed. Yes, that is what I meant. --- SF.Net email is sponsored by: Tame your

Re: [Freedos-user] [XT] CD Rom Support

2005-09-19 Thread Blair Campbell
Thanks for getting me straightened out on which version of FreeDOS I was using, Bernd. The updated versions of all the software seem to be working much better, including edit :) Hopefully soon I will be producing a floppy version of my distro, which includes the latest software that is

Re: [Freedos-user] [XT] edit.exe seems to hang

2005-09-19 Thread Blair Campbell
culprit. However, when I select save options the saved options only take effect if I change to c:\fdos before executing edit. Perhaps I am doing something wrong? This sounds like a bug to me. Make sure you e-mail Eric Auer with a bug report before he releases the final version of 0.7d. I

Re: [Freedos-user] [XT] CD Rom Support

2005-09-19 Thread Blair Campbell
autoexec/fdconfig as necessary... but it may not be that easy for less experianced users, who are not familier with doing that kind of thing. Which is exactly what I meant. A current FreeDOS install system should be available on floppies as well as CD-ROMs, but for now I haven't gotten around

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

2005-09-19 Thread Blair Campbell
error? Unzip successfully unzips a file from the ODIN disk; slowly, of course - it's an XT :) One cool thing you could try (although it won't work for zip), is using EMU386 to emulate a 386 on a 286. This will probably not work for most programs becuase the docs say it only works if 1) only

Re: [Freedos-user] Short Introduction

2005-09-22 Thread Blair Campbell
I am interested in FreeDOS and if my time permits, I am going to contribute something to the project. Why not take a look at bugzilla (www.freedos.org/bugzilla) or the 1.0 todo list (http://wiki.fdos.org/Main/Todo_1_0) --- SF.Net email is

Re: [Freedos-user] GPG

2005-09-24 Thread Blair Campbell
Try the link again in www.archive.org about half the time when something disappeared from the web it is there. Not there :-( --- SF.Net email is sponsored by: Tame your development challenges with Apache's Geronimo App Server. Download it

[Freedos-user] FreeDOS Post-1.0 todo list

2005-10-04 Thread Blair Campbell
Hi. Just wanted to let everyone know that I've copied the Post-1.0 todo list to the FreeDOS wiki so that everyone can view and edit the list of items. It is available at: http://wiki.fdos.org/Main/Post_1_0_Todo . --- This SF.Net email is

Re: [Freedos-user] UPX compression, was FreeDOS Post-1.0 todo list

2005-10-12 Thread Blair Campbell
minutes. Doubtful they'd be interested in a patch that wasn't good to insert as-is at the time of submission. Can you at least make it available for compressing other things like Turbo disk? --- This SF.Net email is sponsored by: Power

Re: [Freedos-user] UPX compression, was FreeDOS Post-1.0 todo list

2005-10-12 Thread Blair Campbell
bypassed. After three days of on-and-off hacking on it, I built a mutant UPX 1.25 to compress EMM386.EXE and HIMEM.EXE to work both as a device driver and as a stand-alone EXE file. As almost always is the case, the actual changes were small, figuring them out was the hard part. Where

Re: [Freedos-user] Conventional Memory

2005-10-13 Thread Blair Campbell
FILES =100 BUFFERS=20 FCBS=4,4 BREAK=ON Try using dosdata=umb. This will load the above values into UMBs, I think... or something like that. In any case, it does something to free up memory, and is different than dos=high/umb --- This

Re: [Freedos-user] FreeCOM ^Z in copy con indeed broken

2005-10-30 Thread Blair Campbell
I don't see it, with a quick test (of the stable cvs branch kernel). Works for me too. --- This SF.Net email is sponsored by the JBoss Inc. Get Certified Today * Register for a JBoss Training Course Free Certification Exam for All Training

Re: [Freedos-user] FreeCOM ^Z in copy con indeed broken

2005-10-31 Thread Blair Campbell
Which version? Kernel 2.0.35 stable (I think) with FreeCOM 0.84pre. --- This SF.Net email is sponsored by the JBoss Inc. Get Certified Today * Register for a JBoss Training Course Free Certification Exam for All Training Attendees Through End

Re: [Freedos-user] ping?

2005-10-31 Thread Blair Campbell
just like opensource SMB for DOS..everything relies on MS TCP/IP stack, here is an open-source SMB library which uses wattcp, if anyone wants to work on it. http://www.bgnett.no/~giva/misc/dossmb02.zip --- This SF.Net email is sponsored by

[Freedos-user] LPTLink

2005-10-31 Thread Blair Campbell
There is a slightly modified version of lptlink now available that is now a 16-bit program compiled with OpenWatcom. If anyone has a laplink cable and two computers, please please test it so that if it works, I can improve it. I'm not positive about its use, but I'm fairly certain that the lpt

Re: [Freedos-user] ping?

2005-10-31 Thread Blair Campbell
OK, but who on earth is going to be running Win9x setup from within FreeDOS?! I'm not sure what this achieves? I can answer in the In my case, the Win98 install will not work on my computer when I boot from the Win98 CD-ROM. This is where a FreeDOS bootdisk comes in handy, to start the

Re: [Freedos-user] DOS operating systems

2005-11-01 Thread Blair Campbell
they use boot disks. FreeDOS is easy in that sense. But I tried to install the FreeDOS 0.9 Beta Enhaced Disk and it gave me some problems. Also the Atapi cd-rom driver included (the alpha version) is very slow to load! Do you recommend me to install better the FreeDOS 0.9 Lite Version or the

Re: [Freedos-user] Trouble installing FreeDOS

2005-11-01 Thread Blair Campbell
some of my flaky installscript coding perhaps causes this. When FreeDOS starts, go to safe mode (F5 usually). type SYS C: to install kernel, commandshell and bootsector. Next, run install.exe if you can. I had changed the install script to fix this in my ISOs. See if you can find the change

Re: [Freedos-user] DOS operating systems

2005-11-01 Thread Blair Campbell
can show you the exactly error message). This problem always was happening when FreeDOS could not read a unit disk. I think is a problem of translation in the command.com. This is new. Check if replacing command.com with the devel one from fdos.org/kernel works. If it doesn't work, this

Re: [Freedos-user] re: DOS operating systems

2005-11-01 Thread Blair Campbell
Does this GEM support colors? Monochrome GUI is not a nice thing to have. It should soon support 256 colors (although I don't know of any GEM apps that use more than 16). --- SF.Net email is sponsored by: Tame your development challenges with

Re: [Freedos-user] re: DOS operating systems

2005-11-01 Thread Blair Campbell
universal ATAPI/IDE CD/DVD driver, closed source but available for down- load from various places. Drives my CD and DVD drives quite well in DOS and takes only little RAM. Ok, is this included in the Enhaced CD version? The enhanced CD version is able to download and install this driver

[Freedos-user] Announcing MD5SUM version 3.0

2005-11-21 Thread Blair Campbell
Uploaded to www.ibiblio.org/pub/micro/pc-stuff/freedos/files/util/file/MD5SUMX.zip is the executable package of MD5SUM v3.0 and uploaded to www.ibiblio.org/pub/micro/pc-stuff/freedos/files/util/file/MD5SUMS.zip is the source package of MD5SUM v3.0. This new release has many new features and

Re: [Freedos-user] LPTLink

2005-11-23 Thread Blair Campbell
Blair, I have tried a number of things. LPTlink seems to work in a Win98 command shell, but not under FreeDOS or MS-DOS 7.1. It doesn't crash the system Does it transfer the files correctly in Win98? Do the MD5SUMs check out? --- This

Re: [Freedos-user] LPTLink

2005-11-24 Thread Blair Campbell
No, it doesn't work. If I launch the client on a pc that has a viable null modem connection to another pc Hmm. I didn't know that it would work with a null modem cable. I was under the impression that it was ONLY for laplink cables. But I could be wrong. lptlink. It also caused lptlink

Re: [Freedos-user] LPTLink

2005-11-24 Thread Blair Campbell
instead of specifying the port. After looking at the source code, it seems as if the port is hard-coded into the program. But then again, The source code comments are also in portugese (or possibly spanish), which makes understanding a bit more difficult. Could anyone help me to translate

Re: [Freedos-user] LPTLink

2005-11-24 Thread Blair Campbell
think. Maybe you can get an old computer at a junk store. Radio Shack has the cables. I have plenty of old computers (386, 2 486s), but no laplink cables. Are these cables that Radio Shack has LPT cables? I thought that null modem cables connected to a serial port, but afaik, LPTLink is

Re: [Freedos-user] EMM386 2.08/Nomyso 2.0 Available

2005-11-28 Thread Blair Campbell
I anticipate that Version 2.08 of EMM386 is the final non-bugfix release I will create (bugfix versions will continue, as necessary). I've Speaking of bugfixes, a person on FreeDOS IRC has mentioned many times that the latest versions of HIMEM/EMM386 won't work with certain hard drives, but

Re: [Freedos-user] Improve FORMAT status with counter

2005-12-08 Thread Blair Campbell
Is there a wish list somewhere that this suggestion could be noted on? The FreeDOS post-1.0 todo list on the wiki. -- Fall is my favorite season in Los Angeles, watching the birds change color and fall from the trees. David Letterman (1947 - ) See ya

[Freedos-user] FDPKG 0.1 Beta

2005-12-09 Thread Blair Campbell
I am releasing FDPKG 0.1 Beta today which brings to realization my goal of implementing the package system used on my Enhanced Releases in C to bring more advanced features. This version includes some support for dependencies as well as installing, removing, and configuring packages, plus a

Re: [Freedos-user] developing DOS applications

2005-12-18 Thread Blair Campbell
On 12/18/05, Özer Özkan [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: a simple network applications can be develop for DOS? I think why not. how can I develop such application for dos. I have only develop application for win. A good place to start is here: http://www.bgnett.no/~giva/

Re: [Freedos-user] How to display Japanese

2006-01-03 Thread Blair Campbell
a) What is the standard C compiler that I should get for FreeDOS? I would highly recommend OpenWatcom 1.4, but if you have limited space or are looking for simplicity, Pacific C or a free version of Turbo C is available (Pacific C produces the smallest code usually, btw, with Turbo C and then

Re: [Freedos-user] How to display Japanese

2006-01-04 Thread Blair Campbell
How do I display this in FreeDOS or WatCom C? I'm not sure how well or if it works, but Watcom C has wide character functions, like _wprintf and _wfprintf, etc... -- Fall is my favorite season in Los Angeles, watching the birds change color and fall from the trees. David Letterman (1947 - )

Re: [Freedos-user] Announce: FORMAT 0.91v - floppy and UI improvements

2006-01-07 Thread Blair Campbell
... This might not be the 100% final 0.91v, as Alain wants to add one extra feature: Should it be possible to abort with Ctrl-C or is the current (only Ctrl-Break aborts) implementation okay? After all aborting in the middle of the format process should not be too easy ;-). Votes please! I

Re: [Freedos-user] Announce: FORMAT 0.91v - floppy and UI improvements

2006-01-08 Thread Blair Campbell
Does this sound okay to you? It's definitely one of those cases Yep, if I understood correctly (which I think I did). -- Fall is my favorite season in Los Angeles, watching the birds change color and fall from the trees. David Letterman (1947 - ) See ya

Re: [Freedos-user] Re: XCDROM bug?

2006-01-12 Thread Blair Campbell
Great driver! I've found a bug, though. When using a certain CD-RW I use to transfer files from my Windows XP computer to my DOS Linux computer, not all of the files are visible in the root directory. This does not occur when using another freely available driver such as VIDE-CDD.SYS. I

Re: [Freedos-user] XCDROM bug still there

2006-01-17 Thread Blair Campbell
I tried to run the same DirectCD-made CD-ROM with XCDROM version 1.7 and it still only showed two of the files on the CD. The CD works fine with Windows XP and with FreeDOS using the popular VIDE-CDD.SYS. Version 1.8 will be available as soon as Johnson can upload it and it should fix this

[Freedos-user] Updates of DOS ports of stuff

2006-01-22 Thread Blair Campbell
Check out http://www.cow-net.com/kjbca/ where it links to updated versions of ImageMagick and LAME for DOS/DJGPP in FDPKG/Enhanced package format. -- Fall is my favorite season in Los Angeles, watching the birds change color and fall from the trees. David Letterman (1947 - ) See ya

[Freedos-user] Speex port updated and FLAC port added

2006-01-23 Thread Blair Campbell
Check out www.cow-net.com/kjbca for more details -- Fall is my favorite season in Los Angeles, watching the birds change color and fall from the trees. David Letterman (1947 - ) See ya --- This SF.net email is sponsored by: Splunk Inc. Do

[Freedos-user] Unshield ported to DJGPP/DOS

2006-01-23 Thread Blair Campbell
Unshield (extracts InstallShield .CAB files) has been ported to DOS. Check out www.cow-net.com/kjbca for more details. -- Fall is my favorite season in Los Angeles, watching the birds change color and fall from the trees. David Letterman (1947 - ) See ya

[Freedos-user] IRC Client for DOS

2006-02-01 Thread Blair Campbell
I compiled today an untested DJGPP binary for BSFIRC, hosted at bsflite.sf.net (the AIM client has a DOS binary but not BSFIRC), and it is availalbe at http://www.cow-net.com/kjbca/ for testing. It is a minimalistic and command-line driven IRC client. -- Fall is my favorite season in Los Angeles,

[Freedos-user] Re: p7zip native DOS/DJGPP port!

2006-02-12 Thread Blair Campbell
On 2/12/06, Owen Rudge [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: libpthread.a requires libsocket.a (libwatt.a) for some reason, and p7zip requires libpthread.a Hm, where did you get your pthread library/source, as I'm pretty sure pthreads didn't require a socket library last time I used it on DJGPP.

Re: Re: [Freedos-user] Sound Problems

2006-02-25 Thread Blair Campbell
(you can also try the Intel Plug and Play Manager for DOS, freeware) Or you can try the open-source ISA PnP tools. A real-mode DOS port is here: http://www.darklogic.org/fdos/projects/pnp/isapnp125.zip -- Fall is my favorite season in Los Angeles, watching the birds change color and fall from

[Freedos-user] Re: Kernel question

2006-03-21 Thread Blair Campbell
The original FreeDOS kernel is 16-bit just like MS-DOS, but 32-bit programs can easily be written for it with DJGPP or OpenWatcom (and some other compilers as well like FreePASCAL or even NASM depending on your language of choice) On 3/19/06, Michael McStarfighter [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi,

Re: [Freedos-user] re: Lan Card drivers

2006-04-04 Thread Blair Campbell
a large number of network card drivers for DOS (not only for FreeDOS) is available on http://www.crynwr.com/ - of course In addition, many vendors supply DOS drivers for their hardware; although very few wireless cards come with DOS drivers, many ethernet cards come with DOS drivers -- Fall is

Re: [Freedos-user] re: FreeDos a good choice for me?

2006-04-15 Thread Blair Campbell
I tried compiling my code with Watcom. I got extremely strange behaviour - the compiler planted stack checking calls, and the stack checks were *convinced* I needed vast amounts of stack space to proceed with even the first function call out of main(). (I make very little use of the stack.)

Re: [Freedos-user] re: Not to flame but let others know ...

2006-04-19 Thread Blair Campbell
You should understand that Jim and others have given up trying to keep Jack happy, basically. I tend to join them. Count me in too. I have personally never used the Q drivers and will distribute the X drivers with my distro because I am NOT violating any license whatsoever. -- Fall is my

Re: [Freedos-user] cdrom trouble

2006-04-30 Thread Blair Campbell
Actually it's no problem to code something monitor the CD drive, but the program must resident and take some memory. It wouldn't be trivial IMHO. No problem for you ! It would have to be assembly code wouldn't it?I do a little c and some scripts. Anyway thanks for helping with the cdrom

Re: [Freedos-user] (fwd) FDXMS Sources.

2006-05-08 Thread Blair Campbell
On 5/6/06, Johnson Lam [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Johnson, You are free to post this on FD-Devel. They should see it. Johnson, I would highly recommend to not repost these e-mails publicly, because they are quite upsetting and completely uncalled for. If Jack says he doesn't want flame wars,

Re: [Freedos-user] (fwd) FDXMS Sources.

2006-05-08 Thread Blair Campbell
If you accuse Jack for his impolite, I can agree. I can only say if Eric leave Jack alone, most of the angry post will not appear. Jack shouldn't take offense to things that half the people on the list don't consider offensive. Everybody has a different way of expressing themselves and others

Re: [Freedos-user] How-to set up WatTCP

2006-05-10 Thread Blair Campbell
WattCP is more of a library than a program, and programs like Arachne have it built-in. All you really need is a wattcp.cfg that specifies your internet options. -- Fall is my favorite season in Los Angeles, watching the birds change color and fall from the trees. David Letterman (1947 - )

[Freedos-user] Re: Problems Loading SHSURDRV.EXE

2006-05-14 Thread Blair Campbell
I didn't even know that shsurdrv could even be used in config.sys On 5/14/06, Lester Vedrox [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I'm trying to use the new (Dec-2005) SHSURDRV.EXE from Jason Hood's website to create a RAM drive: http://www.geocities.com/jadoxa/ When used straight from the command line it

[Freedos-user] Re: Sorry Jack, but you need to examine

2006-05-18 Thread Blair Campbell
I think it's more Jack's interpretation of Eric, not Eric himself. On 5/18/06, Johnson Lam [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Fri, 19 May 2006 03:48:21 +0200 (MEST), you wrote: Eric, as Jack did not want to reveal WHY qhimem is, in his opinion, better than freedos himem, Bart HAD to disassemble

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