Re: [Freedos-user] FreeDOS 1.0 in the news...

2006-07-10 Thread Ralf A. Quint
At 02:48 PM 7/10/2006, Gerry Hickman wrote: All I was saying was that DOS 6.22 startup files are different to WfW 3.11 startup files. The exact differences may never be known due to Microsoft's failure to embrace open-source. What startup files are you talking about? No Windows 1.x to 3.x

Re: [Freedos-user] patents - was: LFN in FreeDOS kernel? - was: aimed compatibility?

2009-03-31 Thread Ralf A. Quint
At 10:04 AM 3/31/2009, Michael Reichenbach wrote: Otherwise I would say that if you are scared of Microsoft patents then you can publish nothing you have developed. Because You should really read up before you make such statements... 1) Not only Microsoft has patents, many others have also.

Re: [Freedos-user] patents - was: LFN in FreeDOS kernel? - was: aimed compatibility?

2009-03-31 Thread Ralf A. Quint
At 11:16 AM 3/31/2009, usul wrote: Question on these as I don't really understand. http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=5745902U.S. Patent 5,745,902 Method and system for accessing a file using file names having different file name formats -

Re: [Freedos-user] patents - was: LFN in FreeDOS kernel? - was: aimed compatibility?

2009-03-31 Thread Ralf A. Quint
At 11:36 AM 3/31/2009, Michael Reichenbach wrote: In regards to having a legal department, that's why the OSF has one for Open Source projects... What do you mean with OSF? Open Software Foundation? Correct. However, I just care about laws in my own country (and the national ones). As I

Re: [Freedos-user] patents - was: LFN in FreeDOS kernel? - was: aimed compatibility?

2009-03-31 Thread Ralf A. Quint
At 11:52 AM 3/31/2009, usul wrote: same result different method. I could be way off base here not knowing DOS programming nor legaleese. But still different method and system is still different. I would expect this type of thinking to defeat the patent. So educate me why am I wrong. :) Well,

Re: [Freedos-user] patents - was: LFN in FreeDOS kernel? - was: aimed compatibility?

2009-03-31 Thread Ralf A. Quint
At 11:36 AM 3/31/2009, Blair Campbell wrote: And this means that basically implementing FAT12/16/32 in order to store and retrieve files, while using the old 8.3 filename scheme, in FreeDOS is perfectly fine, you just can't implement long file names and Extended Attributs as covered by

Re: [Freedos-user] patents - was: LFN in FreeDOS kernel? - was: aimed compatibility?

2009-03-31 Thread Ralf A. Quint
At 11:59 AM 3/31/2009, Blair Campbell wrote: So why cant we just create a database/table - file that allows lookup in a second area, either a file on the hard drive or a separate partition. then based on the file/directory ID and store that in the database table completely separate from

Re: [Freedos-user] patents - was: LFN in FreeDOS kernel? - was: aimed compatibility?

2009-03-31 Thread Ralf A. Quint
At 12:08 PM 3/31/2009, Michael Reichenbach wrote: Eric Auer schrieb: Hi Michael, indeed, MS LFN started with version 7 (Win9x)... What about FreeDOS kernel and LFN? Wouldn't it make sense also to add LFN to the FreeDOS kernel? Yes but: The DOSLFN license does not allow it so you

Re: [Freedos-user] patents - was: LFN in FreeDOS kernel? - was: aimed compatibility?

2009-03-31 Thread Ralf A. Quint
At 12:30 PM 3/31/2009, Jim Hall wrote: When others have asked me, I have recommended a wait and see approach. As others have pointed out, Microsoft will go after Linux first, so if Linux loses the fight, FreeDOS can simply remove DOSLFN and move on with plain non-LFN FAT. In February 2009,

Re: [Freedos-user] patents - was: LFN in FreeDOS kernel? - was: aimed compatibility?

2009-03-31 Thread Ralf A. Quint
At 04:01 PM 3/31/2009, Jim Hall wrote: OTOH linux has had LFN for ages; without problems so far. only now MS started some fight with TomTom In the face of these patents, perhaps FreeDOS 1.1 should not include DOSLFN, and instead indicate where the user could download it separately.

Re: [Freedos-user] patents - was: LFN in FreeDOS kernel? - was: aimed compatibility?

2009-03-31 Thread Ralf A. Quint
At 12:59 PM 3/31/2009, Michael Reichenbach wrote: Ralf A. Quint schrieb: Not the programmer of DOSLFN would be sued, also probable not the hypothetical programmer for LFN in DOS-C. I think it's the distributor who would get sued and this is in this case the responsible person

Re: [Freedos-user] patents - was: LFN in FreeDOS kernel? - was: aimed compatibility?

2009-03-31 Thread Ralf A. Quint
At 05:59 PM 3/31/2009, Bonnie Dalzell wrote: Here is a table with timelines. It would appear that FA12T patents - developd in 1980 would be expired. FAT 16 was introduced in 1984 along with MSDOS 3.0 - again more than 20 years ago. Extended partitions were introduced in 1986. Again just 3 years

Re: [Freedos-user] ot: turning up the pc speaker?

2010-01-12 Thread Ralf A. Quint
At 04:16 PM 1/12/2010, Karen Lewellen wrote: Hi there, I should have been more specific. I am not talking about the sound card, but the PC speaker, built into the system itself. the hardware computer speaker, found on older machines more these days. Thanks, Karen There never was such a general

Re: [Freedos-user] ot: turning up the pc speaker?

2010-01-12 Thread Ralf A. Quint
At 07:08 PM 1/12/2010, Karen Lewellen wrote: Hi, I use English, Canadian, and wish to turn up the internal speaker volume. I have seen enough to suggest that there here was some command for this. With some DOS screen readers, that speaker is used for indications. With some laptops, it can even

Re: [Freedos-user] Zorland/Zortech C compiler?

2010-05-26 Thread Ralf A. Quint
At 05:15 PM 5/26/2010, =?ISO-2022-JP?B?Q29uYW4gS3VkbyAoGyRCJUshPCVrISYlNCVzJVEbKEIp?= wrote: The Zortech Compiler is now known as the Digital Mars C/C++ compiler. I'd recommend you stay away from it. And why would that be? Ralf

Re: [Freedos-user] Zorland/Zortech C compiler?

2010-05-26 Thread Ralf A. Quint
At 09:29 PM 5/26/2010, =?ISO-2022-JP?B?Q29uYW4gS3VkbyAoGyRCJUshPCVrISYlNCVzJVEbKEIp?= wrote: The compiler (for DOS) hasn't seen any major updates since 1999. Though that may not be as much of a problem for DOS, but OpenWatcom would be a better choice I think. Sorry, but the compiler has been

Re: [Freedos-user] Zorland/Zortech C compiler?

2010-05-27 Thread Ralf A. Quint
At 05:52 PM 5/27/2010, Martin Woodhouse wrote: Hi Conan That wouldn't be Borland C, would it? I built an entire e-book writing-reading-publishing suite for DOS using Borland C in 1989-91 No, that wouldn't. As already mentioned, the compiler he is looking for is now called Digital Mars C/C++

Re: [Freedos-user] dosusb driver now with usb 2 ehci speeds

2010-06-21 Thread Ralf A. Quint
At 02:26 PM 6/21/2010, Eric Auer wrote: Use with FreeDOS is free. Noncommercial use is always free anyway, I think. Unfortunately, this doesn't seem to be the case anymore. From his web site DOSUSB licence information DOSUSB is no longer free for personal use since too many commercial users

Re: [Freedos-user] doing graphics

2010-08-17 Thread Ralf A. Quint
At 10:21 AM 8/17/2010, gideon425@mailnull.com wrote: Thanks for the response Matuesz. I have the watcom compiler already installed on my debian box. So I would like to stay with C. I am also very familiar with C and C++ plus numerous other languages. I would like to know what is the C

Re: [Freedos-user] Processor overheating under DOS

2010-09-11 Thread Ralf A. Quint
At 02:53 PM 9/11/2010, john s wolter wrote: Christian, I must be ignorant of this need to idle a program to prevent overheating. First thinking of the 8088/86, 80286, 80386, 80486 system boards of the 1980's and early 1990's. I can't remember overheating caused by looping programs. I wrote

Re: [Freedos-user] LBA and clusters

2010-10-03 Thread Ralf A. Quint
At 06:18 PM 10/3/2010, jassen...@itelefonica\.com\.br wrote: I mean the BIOS in the machine I am using (Award, dated 12/08/1994) has LBA support, with 1 logical block= 8 sectors. This value seems hardcoded. Where do you get this info from? It just doesn't make any sense, even the old 28bit

Re: [Freedos-user] migrating from dos to freedos, serial port support?

2010-11-21 Thread Ralf A. Quint
At 05:37 PM 11/21/2010, Geraldo Netto wrote: Folks, a friend of mine wants to migrate from dos to freedos actually there are no issues by now, once he is just planning... but to make sure things will be okay, i'd like to ask what is the status of serial port support? DOS doesn't not support any

Re: [Freedos-user] 387 emulator

2010-11-24 Thread Ralf A. Quint
At 11:44 AM 11/24/2010, Rugxulo wrote: Hi, On 11/24/10, charles oble...@nerdshack.com wrote: I have recently installed freedos 1.0 on my 486sx laptop. I am now looking for a math coprocessor emulator that won't kill emm386. Any suggestions? What apps are you trying to run? It might be

Re: [Freedos-user] 387 emulator

2010-11-24 Thread Ralf A. Quint
At 12:31 PM 11/24/2010, Tom Ehlert wrote: What he is looking for is a TSR which provides x87 emulation ... right Best chance would probably is if any author of the EMM386 versions around here could comment and eventually work with him together to fix any incompatibilities... as the

Re: [Freedos-user] XT REGs

2011-03-28 Thread Ralf A. Quint
At 07:28 PM 3/28/2011, Alvin P. Schmitt wrote: Hi -- I am a newbie to freedos. Does FREEDOS only use the XT register set when compiling programs? Thanks. Alvin... Well, beside that FreeDOS itself doesn't compile any programs, what do you refer to as XT register? What x86 level of registers you

Re: [Freedos-user] OT: ASM Book

2011-05-28 Thread Ralf A. Quint
At 11:05 AM 5/28/2011, Santiago Almenara wrote: Hi, Excuse me for the OT but I think there are some that can help me here. I am trying to learn assembly language. Most of the books, I've gotten, have its own set of libraries (eg. HLA, Irvine, etc), I want one that I can learn all INT 21H

Re: [Freedos-user] Why I use FreeDOS

2011-06-06 Thread Ralf A. Quint
At 06:05 AM 6/6/2011, Marco Achury wrote: Really is a great marketing oportunity. There a lot of great linux distros that never have received the oportunity to be marketed by HP and Dell They don't market anything. They just use a copy of FreeDOS on a media within the box when they ship a

Re: [Freedos-user] Packet Driver

2011-07-18 Thread Ralf A. Quint
At 09:00 AM 7/18/2011, Karen Lewellen wrote: the wireless aspect might make a difference though? both of mine are for wired setups. Karen Yes, as someone already mentioned, this makes in fact all the difference! It does not only take a(ny) packet driver for him to get working, it would take

Re: [Freedos-user] Connectivity (ethernet card drivers)

2011-08-14 Thread Ralf A. Quint
At 12:43 PM 8/14/2011, julio cortese wrote: Hi Eric, You understood well, but i already have some drivers for the ethernet card, and the question is: as they are for win32 will they work on freedos? Certainly NOT! You would of course need DOS drivers. Windows drivers, not only for network

Re: [Freedos-user] Will Freedos support more modern hardware?

2011-08-20 Thread Ralf A. Quint
At 04:38 PM 8/20/2011, Michael C. Robinson wrote: A thought experiment, ... Do you realize that you are no longer talking about DOS? There apparently used to be a version of DOS called concurrent dos that actually attempted or was capable of multitasking. Multitasking in the multiple core era

Re: [Freedos-user] Mac os x lion and vm

2011-09-02 Thread Ralf A. Quint
At 08:54 AM 9/2/2011, James Collins wrote: Hello, I recently updated my macbook pro to mac os x 10.7 lion. I downloaded virtualbox and installed it. My question is i had freedos as a vm on my older version of mac os x. I had put the vm on an external hard drive before updating. I just

Re: [Freedos-user] freedos.org unreachable

2011-09-04 Thread Ralf A. Quint
At 05:44 AM 9/4/2011, dos386 wrote: Same for bttr-software.de :-D Working both fine from here... Ralf -- Special Offer -- Download ArcSight Logger for FREE! Finally, a world-class log management solution at an even

Re: [Freedos-user] Serial port

2011-09-07 Thread Ralf A. Quint
At 11:07 AM 9/7/2011, James Collins wrote: I am wondering how to set up my device in virtualbox to work with freedos? I have looked in the settings for my guest os, freedos. I see under ports a section on serial ports, and also a section on USB. But I don't know which would relate to my

Re: [Freedos-user] Serial port

2011-09-07 Thread Ralf A. Quint
At 03:01 PM 9/7/2011, Eric Auer wrote: Hi Ralf, James, I am wondering how to set up my device in virtualbox to work with freedos? I have looked in the settings for my guest os, freedos. I see under ports a section on serial ports, and also a section on USB. But I don't know which would

Re: [Freedos-user] Serial ports versus USB versus virtual computers with DOS guests

2011-09-07 Thread Ralf A. Quint
At 03:23 PM 9/7/2011, Eric Auer wrote: Hi Ralf, my idea was that the serial hardware device to USB hardware port conversion was done in hardware, so either covered by working hardware or hopeless... Next step is getting from real USB port to anything accessible inside a VM and I had the idea

Re: [Freedos-user] {Spam?} [OT] Problems in the ReactOS community...

2011-09-07 Thread Ralf A. Quint
At 08:47 PM 9/7/2011, Michael C. Robinson wrote: Do a little research on these people before telling me to get a grip. WTF? This delusionary rant of yours clearly shows that you SERIOUSLY need to get a grip Mänsche jiddet... :-\ Ralf (proud to be German)

Re: [Freedos-user] freedos.org unreachable

2011-09-09 Thread Ralf A. Quint
At 08:56 AM 9/9/2011, dos386 wrote: Eigenlijk komt zelfs erger. freedos.org is soms onbereikbaar, zelfs met de www, zie geschoten: http://jafile.com/uploads/dos386/fdorgxms.png :-D Beside that the number of regulars here in the forum who are able to read/understand Dutch is fairly limited, there

Re: [Freedos-user] batch programming language

2011-09-21 Thread Ralf A. Quint
At 12:48 PM 9/21/2011, Eric Auer wrote: Hi :-) Look this nice code that we cant run on Freedos http://windowstipoftheday.blogspot.com/2005/03/ms-dos-calculator.html To do calculations in FreeDOS, use the FreeCOM feature to SET an environment variable from the output of any program and use

Re: [Freedos-user] USB Drive Formatting

2011-09-26 Thread Ralf A. Quint
At 06:30 PM 9/26/2011, Arthur N. Dunning III wrote: A: I am referring to the options presented to me when I used the FreeDOS CD I made with the fbasecd.iso file I downloaded from the FreeDOS web site. I tried to install FreeDOS on my USB drive, but I did so without using the 'UNetbootin' software

Re: [Freedos-user] PPP over Ethernet.

2011-09-27 Thread Ralf A. Quint
At 09:41 PM 9/27/2011, Michael C. Robinson wrote: Any idea why PPPoE is being pushed by phone companies? Because they think it allows then to oversubscribe their infrastructure, as they count on only a part of their users actually being always on by setting an automatic reconnect... the pox on

Re: [Freedos-user] Sound Blaster 16 issues...

2011-10-04 Thread Ralf A. Quint
At 11:53 AM 10/4/2011, Eric Auer wrote: This is a bit of a problem, as without these I can't use the companion CD-ROM drive (and I don't have an IDE controller capable of driving a newer CD-ROM on hand.) SBCD gives me Invalid Opcode error messages, like some of the other utilities did

Re: [Freedos-user] Grr ... (Was: Re: mTCP-2011-10-01 is available

2011-10-06 Thread Ralf A. Quint
At 10:51 PM 10/5/2011, bloger wrote: ÷ ÏÔ×ÅÔ ÎÁ ÓÏÏÂÝÅÎÉÅ ÔÏ×ÁÒÉÝÁ Michael B. Brutman, ÄÁÔÉÒÏ×ÁÎÎÏÅ 5-Oct-2011 19:39: On 10/5/2011 7:27 PM, Alain Mouette wrote: I had problems with networking in dos for a few users, a short time ago. After a lot of headache, I discovered that those were

Re: [Freedos-user] Announce: vmsmount, a driver for mounting VMware's shared folders in DOS

2011-10-13 Thread Ralf A. Quint
At 03:02 PM 10/13/2011, Eduardo Casino wrote: 2011/10/10 Ralf A. Quint free...@gmx.net: At 01:38 PM 10/9/2011, Eduardo Casino wrote: Would you be so kind of testing it in one of your 286? It should fail with ERROR: Not running on top of VMWARE. http://sourceforge.net/projects/vmsmount

Re: [Freedos-user] data type length problem

2011-12-11 Thread Ralf A. Quint
At 08:41 PM 12/11/2011, David Griffith wrote: Would someone take a look at this test code and give me some advice? An unsigned long is four bytes under both Linux and 16-bit DOS. Why then do my unsigned longs get chopped off when running under DOS? It seems that at least the Borland compiler

Re: [Freedos-user] data type length problem

2011-12-11 Thread Ralf A. Quint
At 09:36 PM 12/11/2011, Ralf A. Quint wrote: How can I get this code to do the Right Thing? Actually just realized that it's pretty easy, you just need to typecast properly all parts of the makeid macro: #include stdio.h #include string.h typedef unsigned long zlong; // all parts

Re: [Freedos-user] data type length problem

2011-12-11 Thread Ralf A. Quint
At 09:55 PM 12/11/2011, David Griffith wrote: On Sun, 11 Dec 2011, Ralf A. Quint wrote: At 09:36 PM 12/11/2011, Ralf A. Quint wrote: How can I get this code to do the Right Thing? Actually just realized that it's pretty easy, you just need to typecast properly all parts of the makeid

Re: [Freedos-user] AST driver problem...

2011-12-22 Thread Ralf A. Quint
At 03:48 PM 12/22/2011, James Hall wrote: Mirroring abandonware drivers is a bit uncertain - unless the license says we can redistribute them. I agree the original copyright holder probably doesn't care; they've gone out of business. It's highly unlikely that there is any license of any down the

Re: [Freedos-user] AST driver problem...

2011-12-25 Thread Ralf A. Quint
At 05:03 PM 12/22/2011, dmccunney wrote: I repeat, be careful of *what*? If you get as CD letter from them, you take it down and apologize. You needn't hire a lawyer or engage in a resource-requiring defense. Such letters are warning shots. *They* would as soon not *take* you to court. That

Re: [Freedos-user] FreeDOS Memory

2011-12-27 Thread Ralf A. Quint
At 11:08 AM 12/27/2011, Koh Choon Lin wrote: Hi 1. Would like to ask how much memory does FreeDOS support, e.g. 4 GiB? 2. Does it faces 640 KiB limitation as MS-DOS, e.g. Do I have to load high drivers to save on conventional memory? 3. Does it support usage of a swap file/partition? FreeDOS

Re: [Freedos-user] FreeDOS Memory

2011-12-27 Thread Ralf A. Quint
At 11:49 AM 12/27/2011, Koh Choon Lin wrote: Hi 2. Does it faces 640 KiB limitation as MS-DOS, e.g. Do I have to load high drivers to save on conventional memory? Thanks for all the fast replies. I think my question is misunderstood. Load high is a MS-DOS technique to load drivers in the

Re: [Freedos-user] FreeDOS 1.1 released

2012-01-02 Thread Ralf A. Quint
At 05:09 PM 1/2/2012, Marco Achury wrote: I cant connect ibiblio today, Appear that freedos release has colapsed the servers :-) Works just fine and snappy from California Ralf -- Write once. Port to many. Get

Re: [Freedos-user] FreeDOS 1.1 released

2012-01-04 Thread Ralf A. Quint
At 09:34 AM 1/4/2012, Marco Achury wrote: I have discovered the wifi connection I am using have a locked ftp port... That won't cause any problems, as there is an http download link presented on the FreeDOS download page for your convenience as well. ;-) That's btw the link I tested the other

Re: [Freedos-user] FreeDOS 1.1 released

2012-01-04 Thread Ralf A. Quint
At 01:58 PM 1/4/2012, James Hall wrote: I have discovered the wifi connection I am using have a locked ftp port... That won't cause any problems, as there is an http download link presented on the FreeDOS download page for your convenience as well. ;-) That's btw the link I tested the

Re: [Freedos-user] x windows server for DOS

2012-01-10 Thread Ralf A. Quint
At 03:16 PM 1/10/2012, Jim Hall wrote: On Tue, Jan 10, 2012 at 12:17 PM, Koh Choon Lin 2choon...@gmail.com wrote: Hi If someone is willing to start a free as in freedom graphical interface for FreeDOS, I am ready to contribute resources and money to the project. I'd love to have you

Re: [Freedos-user] x windows server for DOS

2012-01-10 Thread Ralf A. Quint
At 05:49 PM 1/10/2012, Marco Achury wrote: Looks like a better option, specially because is a current project and is free. ... (see my reply to Jim) I see the download lists and I dont undersand what is that we must to download.

Re: [Freedos-user] x windows server for DOS

2012-01-10 Thread Ralf A. Quint
At 08:39 PM 1/10/2012, jhall wrote: I encourage you to look around for what's there, and see if you can move any of them forward. OpenGEM shows a lot of promise, but the graphics are dated and could use a refresh. Since it's GNU GPL, I imagine you could borrow from another GPL'd desktop

Re: [Freedos-user] x windows server for DOS

2012-01-11 Thread Ralf A. Quint
At 12:30 AM 1/11/2012, Florian Xaver wrote: El 11.01.2012, a las 03:38, Ralf A. Quint escribió: I'd love to have you contribute to a GUI project. There have been several. The one with the longest history is OpenGEM, but the web site is now idle (http://gem.shaneland.co.uk/). The OpenGEM6

Re: [Freedos-user] Freedos and graphical user interfaces...

2012-01-11 Thread Ralf A. Quint
At 07:39 AM 1/11/2012, dmccunney wrote: Please recall that DesqView, DesqViewX, GEM, and Windows through 9.X were precisely GUIs strapped onto a DOS environment. Just for the record, DesqView is not a GUI, but a text mode multi-tasking/task-switching add-on for DOS and basically an extension to

Re: [Freedos-user] Freedos and graphical user interfaces...

2012-01-11 Thread Ralf A. Quint
At 09:20 AM 1/11/2012, dmccunney wrote: I ran DesqView, back in the day. It worked surprisingly well. I recall one BBS sysop running four instances of a Wildcat BBS on a 25mhz AT under DV. He could have 4 nodes connected to four modems and operating simultaneously on on machine. It did indeed,

Re: [Freedos-user] FreeDOS 1.1 released

2012-01-14 Thread Ralf A. Quint
At 06:56 PM 1/14/2012, dos386 wrote: [Freedos-kernel] FreeDOS 1.1 released COOL :-) http://jafile.com/uploads/dos386/freeds11.png Problems: - What's the purpose of the menu item Pasquale (see top shot) ? Are you such an idiot or are you just trying to play the troll here? It should be

Re: [Freedos-user] FreeDOS 1.1 released

2012-01-14 Thread Ralf A. Quint
At 07:14 PM 1/14/2012, Michael Robinson wrote: First off, I don't appreciate anyone calling anyone an idiot on this email list. Sorry but this was just one arrogant post of him too many! He is one of the reasons, beside my past health issues, that I have not participated in here for years.

Re: [Freedos-user] FreeDOS 1.1 released

2012-01-14 Thread Ralf A. Quint
At 07:15 PM 1/14/2012, dos386 wrote: What's the purpose of the menu item Pasquale (see top shot) ? Are you such an idiot or are you just trying to play the troll here? It should be obvious to almost everyone that this is not an active menu item Idiot yourself. It is active. Just try to

Re: [Freedos-user] FreeDOS 1.1 released

2012-01-14 Thread Ralf A. Quint
At 07:18 PM 1/14/2012, dos386 wrote: I can install and update FreeDOS manually (and I've been having it for years), so the problems don't really hurt me, but for potential new users, I'd prefer a well working distro. How about you come up with a better working installer yourself then? Ralf

Re: [Freedos-user] int notation.

2012-01-24 Thread Ralf A. Quint
At 03:13 PM 1/24/2012, C. Masloch wrote: I've been out of the loop on development for a while. Bret, do you, incidentally, remember whether we came up with this one independently, or how did it develop? I honestly would have to search through old mail again to answer that myself. The INT xx.yy

Re: [Freedos-user] bizzare bug in freedos 1.1

2012-01-28 Thread Ralf A. Quint
At 10:32 AM 1/28/2012, kurt godel wrote: This has to be one of the strangest ever: I made this batfile: cd \ cd ta And? -- Try before you buy = See our experts in action! The most comprehensive online learning library

Re: [Freedos-user] possibly interesting free open software ultradefrag

2012-02-16 Thread Ralf A. Quint
At 09:12 AM 2/16/2012, Rugxulo wrote: You'd think DOS (direct hardware access) would be an ideal environment for defragging, and certainly DJGPP should be robust enough, in theory, but I guess some people prefer to do it in the background of Windows itself while running other stuff. Remember

Re: [Freedos-user] int33h again.

2012-02-17 Thread Ralf A. Quint
At 08:54 PM 2/17/2012, kurt godel wrote: but I fear to do it since I've been using the int by way of the UNION regs gambit, whereas you are showing a direct asm patch. I am afraid I will screw up the regs structure. What is there much to mess up, it's just a pseudo structure to a more C like

Re: [Freedos-user] Fwd: MUMPS (M)

2012-02-19 Thread Ralf A. Quint
At 10:45 AM 2/19/2012, Eric Auer wrote: Hi, forwarding something from Ken Geiger ken thecoposcompany.com: I still use DataTree MUMPS (DTM) for some production. Do you know of anyone else who is working in MUMPS who has an interest in freedos. MUMPS is very powerful and efficient database

Re: [Freedos-user] Strange timer-related issue

2012-03-10 Thread Ralf A. Quint
At 01:09 PM 3/10/2012, Zbigniew wrote: If I correctly found the relevant sections of DX-Forth's kernel.asm (it's included in the package), the word is defined the following way: #v+ [..] ; runtime for deferred words - equiv to @ EXECUTE dodef: pop bx jmp [bx] [..] ;

Re: [Freedos-user] Strange timer-related issue

2012-03-11 Thread Ralf A. Quint
At 04:47 AM 3/11/2012, Zbigniew wrote: Yesterday I've found another related thing: while trying to test my soundcard with several games, I discovered, that Civilization has quite the same issue with FreeDOS: when ran under configuration JEMMEX + 4DOS it works very slowly (I'm using Sempron 2 GHz

Re: [Freedos-user] Update

2012-03-13 Thread Ralf A. Quint
At 12:35 PM 3/13/2012, Zbigniew wrote: After Eric's suggestion I made additional tests: still on original MS-DOS 6.22; I used JEMMEX this time: 1. JEMMEX + 4DOS means problem, but... 2. ...JEMMEX + command.com didn't make any problem! Neither to the game, nor to DX-Forth. I'm always using X=TEST

Re: [Freedos-user] Update

2012-03-14 Thread Ralf A. Quint
At 04:00 PM 3/14/2012, Zbigniew wrote: 2012/3/13, Ralf A. Quint free...@gmx.net: So far, this rather looks like a problem with 4DOS, not with JEMM as I initially suspected... :? Yes, you were right: I'm terribly sorry, but my former reports were somewhat misleading. Just finished another

Re: [Freedos-user] VERY Funny Off Topic --

2012-03-26 Thread Ralf A. Quint
At 08:16 PM 3/26/2012, Jack wrote: VERY funny off topic, overheard today, which I just HAVE to share -- What does a U.S. Age-20s Slept Thru High-School type, too old to say The dog ate my homework!!, try to tell our apartment manager re: why he cannot help with his girlfriend's 3-week late

Re: [Freedos-user] New topic: makeing a ISO

2012-04-02 Thread Ralf A. Quint
At 04:55 PM 4/2/2012, Garry Ricketson wrote: Ok, 1 more question, I also installed Freedos to a laptop, (Acer aspire series 150), runs fine, but I can not get the touch pad ,(mouse), or a USB mouse, to work. I tried CTMOUSE, but it says it is not installed ? Do I need to download CTMOUSE , and

Re: [Freedos-user] Catch-all Repository for legacy DOS software

2012-04-02 Thread Ralf A. Quint
At 08:45 PM 4/2/2012, dmccunney wrote: And don't forget Lua. It's very simple and quite powerful at the same time. An excellent language indeed. But it's specifically intended for embedding within other programs as a script language. (There are an assortment of text editors (like SciTE)

Re: [Freedos-user] Catch-all Repository for legacy DOS

2012-04-06 Thread Ralf A. Quint
At 12:06 PM 4/6/2012, Eric Auer wrote: Harbour / xHarbour are free DBase Clipper (database scripting language compiler?) clones, a bit bulky afair but portable :-) See also their harbour-project.org web site :-) First of all Harbour and xHarbour are pretty much two completely different

Re: [Freedos-user] Best GUIs for DOS

2012-04-06 Thread Ralf A. Quint
At 12:48 PM 4/6/2012, Alex wrote: Any idea why OpenGEM is the only GUI environment listed on the FreeDOS website under the category GUIs? To be fair, I must say that if you look hard withing the website you do find the reference to other GUIs, such as the Icon GUI. So why OpenGEM is the only

Re: [Freedos-user] Best GUIs for DOS

2012-04-06 Thread Ralf A. Quint
At 01:27 PM 4/6/2012, Alex wrote: On Fri, Apr 6, 2012 at 10:07 PM, Ralf A. Quint free...@gmx.net wrote: And what exactly do you mean by GUI as development tool. That's a term that doesn't make any sense to me at least... What I meant was simply a tool for developing GUI-based applications

Re: [Freedos-user] Programming languages in FreeDOS

2012-04-06 Thread Ralf A. Quint
At 02:59 PM 4/6/2012, Rugxulo wrote: Also see Gautier's Transparent Language Popularity Index (updated each month): http://lang-index.sourceforge.net/ Sorry, but as far as programming for (Free)DOS is concerned, that list is completely irrelevant... Ralf

Re: [Freedos-user] Programming languages in FreeDOS

2012-04-06 Thread Ralf A. Quint
At 04:45 PM 4/6/2012, Alex wrote: On Sat, Apr 7, 2012 at 12:41 AM, Rugxulo rugx...@gmail.com wrote: 16-bit is dead, no machines are made purely 16-bit anymore. AMD64 long mode doesn't (properly) support 16-bit at all, and popular compilers like GCC never cared to support it. Also, people

Re: [Freedos-user] Programming languages in FreeDOS

2012-04-06 Thread Ralf A. Quint
At 05:05 PM 4/6/2012, Zbigniew wrote: 2012/4/6, Alex alxm...@gmail.com: Just to be clear, which is the best Pascal version available to date for FreeDOS? Perhaps TP 3.0 - maximal effect taken out of minimum of code? #v+ Turbo Pascal 3 for MS-DOS was released in September 1986. Being version

Re: [Freedos-user] Programming languages in FreeDOS

2012-04-06 Thread Ralf A. Quint
At 08:32 PM 4/6/2012, Rugxulo wrote: For more than half of those languages, there doesn't exist a (at least serious) DOS implementation. You rather have to use what is available, and that is fairly limited... There is easily an implementation for more than half of those, but often it's

Re: [Freedos-user] Strange timer-related issue

2012-04-07 Thread Ralf A. Quint
At 02:06 AM 4/7/2012, Zbigniew wrote: 2012/3/11, Bernd Blaauw bbla...@home.nl: Please let us know if/when you're able to pinpoint a culprit. You might want to start with a MSDOS/Win9x bootdisk (www.bootdisk.com) to eliminate FreeDOS components as the culprit, and to have a proven

Re: [Freedos-user] 32 bit FreeDOS?

2012-04-07 Thread Ralf A. Quint
At 03:15 AM 4/7/2012, Alex wrote: In the recent threads there have been many mentions to the fact that FreeDOS is only 16bit (of course, that is what it is meant to be) and that it is out of touch with the modern computing world. You do realize that it is kind of 'out of touch with the modern

Re: [Freedos-user] 32 bit FreeDOS?

2012-04-07 Thread Ralf A. Quint
At 04:19 AM 4/7/2012, Zbigniew wrote: I was wondering what would it take to upgrade FreeDOS to 32bit, whether it would be worth and whether we would have the human resources. 32bit user programs tend to be available already in the form of protected mode software, using one of the

Re: [Freedos-user] 32 bit FreeDOS?

2012-04-07 Thread Ralf A. Quint
At 11:39 AM 4/7/2012, Marco Achury wrote: Check Kolibri OS, is very nice 32 bits, simple, ligth, GUI, boot from floppy... The sole thing is missing there is a DOS emulator so we can run our beloved DOS apps. So what CAN you run on that, beside playing Minesweeper? Ralf

Re: [Freedos-user] Arachne Troubles

2012-04-08 Thread Ralf A. Quint
At 06:46 PM 4/8/2012, Kenny Emond wrote: Hey, I was finnaly able to find a packet driver for my DOS computer (ethernet connection), but for some reason Arachne shows the main page, but when I try to go to a different page, it brings up a roadrunner search thing. That means that you do

Re: [Freedos-user] mTCP: Telnet, TCP, etc.

2012-04-09 Thread Ralf A. Quint
At 01:12 PM 4/9/2012, Rugxulo wrote: Hi, On Mon, Apr 9, 2012 at 3:08 PM, Kenny Emond cheeseylem...@gmail.com wrote: Hey, I'm going to just not beat around the bush. I'll and ask it straight out. What the heck are Telnet, TCP and all those other programs that comes with mTCP for?

Re: [Freedos-user] Arachne Troubles

2012-04-09 Thread Ralf A. Quint
At 01:05 PM 4/9/2012, Kenny Emond wrote: Okay, Thanks everyone! I filled in the my_ip section with my ip (according to dhcp.exe), but Arachne still points me to the Roadrunner search, saying Why Am I Here? - You entered a web address that was used to present site suggestions I tried a lot

Re: [Freedos-user] Long-term survival of FreeDOS

2012-04-10 Thread Ralf A. Quint
At 01:13 PM 4/10/2012, Jack wrote: Cannot answer on all subjects, but re: disk/CD/DVD drivers, I am NOT overly optimistic! Intel/Microsoft want us all to buy into AHCI, and they may have started ordering mainboard vendors to omit SATA/ IDE logic from their BIOS routines. Do you have a source

Re: [Freedos-user] Setting up a POP email for gmail

2012-05-06 Thread Ralf A. Quint
At 06:35 AM 5/6/2012, Kenny Emond wrote: Hey all, I tried (using arachne) to put gmail as my pop3 email thing, but for some reason it won't work. I even turned on the POP3 settings in gmail, but arachne still won't pull from it. Any Ideas? Well, there are two possible issues: - for one,

Re: [Freedos-user] Laptop With Built in Wireless

2012-05-08 Thread Ralf A. Quint
At 09:04 AM 5/8/2012, Kenny Emond wrote: I recently put FreeDOS on my laptop that has built in wireless. I tried to see if the BIOS on the computer would let me know what the packet driver name was or where, but it didn't. So I was wondering how to find it or how to scan for what type of driver

Re: [Freedos-user] D525MW

2012-05-17 Thread Ralf A. Quint
At 07:02 AM 5/17/2012, Radoslav Tchipanov wrote: Hi Has anybody run Freedos on Intel motherboard D525MW? I have problems with the printer port and Video graphics display of it. Well, this Atom board doesn't have a printer port (only USB) and DOS by itself doesn't use any graphics, so you might

Re: [Freedos-user] Printer Setup, again

2012-05-17 Thread Ralf A. Quint
At 06:40 PM 5/17/2012, Kenny wrote: So I've been hearing that DOS needs no drivers for a printer. Again, all that DOS knows about a printer is that it is a (ASCII) character based device on either parallel or serial port. No driver needed for that functionality... Well, it's not working for

Re: [Freedos-user] D525MW

2012-05-18 Thread Ralf A. Quint
At 02:45 AM 5/18/2012, Radoslav Tchipanov wrote: Hi Ralf This board D525MW has printer port - the board is in front of me. My bad, I must have looked at a different Atom board... :-[ We use our proprietary software which controls external I/O board trough printer port at address 378.

Re: [Freedos-user] Virtual floppy change problem

2012-05-20 Thread Ralf A. Quint
At 04:51 AM 5/20/2012, Bertho Grandpied wrote: Jack, if I may chime in... I think you're now contemplating the right step. I can understand your frustration with VB in this instance, BUT imho your previous approach has been to ignore a few facts, that have nothing to do with that or another

Re: [Freedos-user] Virtual floppy change problem

2012-05-20 Thread Ralf A. Quint
At 02:45 PM 5/20/2012, Bertho Grandpied wrote: Case in point : unless explicitly excluded, MS-not-so-Smart-Drive will happily cache certain RAMdisks (not MS ramdrive) which is counter-productive to say the least. This is very arguably a defect of smartdrive, which I don't expect UIDE can

Re: [Freedos-user] Prevent boot from Floppy?

2012-05-20 Thread Ralf A. Quint
At 03:10 PM 5/20/2012, Wolfgang Schechinger wrote: Der experts, may I ask another question: Is there a way to make FreeDos ignore that there is a floppy present upon boot, i.e. force a boot from the harddrive? Again only a problem when running it in a VM, I think, as on a hard PC, you may set

Re: [Freedos-user] Virtual floppy change problem

2012-05-20 Thread Ralf A. Quint
At 05:10 PM 5/20/2012, Bertho Grandpied wrote: From: Ralf A. Quint f...@gmx.net At 02:45 PM 5/20/2012, Bertho Grandpied wrote: Case in point : unless explicitly excluded, MS-not-so-Smart-Drive will happily cache certain RAMdisks (not MS ramdrive) What ramdisks would that be? Your

Re: [Freedos-user] Virtual floppy change problem with VirtualBox

2012-05-23 Thread Ralf A. Quint
At 09:22 AM 5/23/2012, Jack wrote: You are WRONG, Tom!! Sorry, Jack, but he is not Honestly Jack, please don't explode each time someone is making a critical statement. There simply is no reason to get all personal about this... UIDE has NEVER ignored if a diskette has change-line

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