Re: [Freedos-user] Poll and ideas compressed filesystem

2009-01-17 Thread Ray Davison
Eric Auer wrote: Ages ago there where some discussions about DOSzilla (Mozilla Firefox for DOS) but the project was never released and is dead. Firefox for DOS would be a killer application, pretty cool. I remember the suggestion coming in from time to time but I also remember the insane

Re: [Freedos-user] Poll and ideas compressed filesystem

2009-01-17 Thread Travis Siegel
On Jan 17, 2009, at 11:24 AM, Ray Davison wrote: You may have overlooked one dependency, not of the functional type you listed but an add-on necessary for a browser to be usable today: Flash. I disagree. Flash may be everywhere, but I'd hardly call it an essential browser component. I

Re: [Freedos-user] Poll and ideas compressed filesystem

2009-01-17 Thread Ray Davison
Travis Siegel wrote: there's very little that I can't access due to lack of flash support. Keep looking. It is getting to be more all the time. And it is content, not just adds. And some sites that worked fine with version 5 apparently had nothing better to do and upgraded to later

Re: [Freedos-user] Poll and ideas compressed filesystem

2009-01-14 Thread Eric Auer
Hi Michael, I don't want a graphical web browser at all in freedos. The current option does not support out of the box filtering or plugins comparable to what Internet Explorer and Firefox have. True for the plugins, but one could write ad-filters for Arachne, too. On the other hand, maybe

Re: [Freedos-user] Poll and ideas compressed filesystem

2009-01-14 Thread Eric Auer
Hi! I think a compressed file system is a good idea, for reasons mentioned before. As you seem to have experience, please sketch the possible usage and contents in a bit more detail. is instead of showing projected free space, show me the actual free space when i do a dir. You could only

Re: [Freedos-user] Poll and ideas compressed filesystem

2009-01-14 Thread Eric Auer
Hi! In what way would FreeDOS differ from Linux 2.4 then? Apart from being worse in performance, multitasking, having no GUI, no way to show several apps at once... it won't need an eternity to boot or reboot ... Reboots are rare when you can hibernate instead :-) But DOS boots so fast

Re: [Freedos-user] Poll and ideas compressed filesystem

2009-01-14 Thread Michael Reichenbach
Robert Riebisch schrieb: Eric Auer wrote: - would you want a compressed filesystem to be writeable? The question to me is: Would you want a compressed filesystem at all? My discouraging answer: I just don't need it. I never used compressed filesystems anywhere, rather I buy a bigger

Re: [Freedos-user] Poll and ideas compressed filesystem

2009-01-14 Thread Michael Reichenbach
Eric Auer schrieb: Hi Robert, Travis, Robert wrote: Would you want a compressed filesystem at all? My discouraging answer: I just don't need it. I think, what FreeDOS needs for daily use is a good graphical web browser, a nice e-mailer, a word processor like Abiword, FOSS USB drivers,

Re: [Freedos-user] Poll and ideas compressed filesystem

2009-01-14 Thread Michael Reichenbach
Michael Robinson schrieb: As far as compressed filesystems are concerned or supporting NTFS, you are getting away from being 100% MS DOS compatible. No, it depends on how it's being implemented. Freedos isn't 100% compatible yet, more reverse engineering needs to be done to make it so.

Re: [Freedos-user] Poll and ideas compressed filesystem

2009-01-13 Thread Robert Riebisch
Eric Auer wrote: - would you want a compressed filesystem to be writeable? The question to me is: Would you want a compressed filesystem at all? My discouraging answer: I just don't need it. I think, what FreeDOS needs for daily use is a good graphical web browser, a nice e-mailer, a word

Re: [Freedos-user] Poll and ideas compressed filesystem

2009-01-13 Thread Travis Siegel
On Jan 13, 2009, at 3:41 PM, Robert Riebisch wrote: Eric Auer wrote: - would you want a compressed filesystem to be writeable? The question to me is: Would you want a compressed filesystem at all? My discouraging answer: I just don't need it. I think, what FreeDOS needs for daily use is

Re: [Freedos-user] Poll and ideas compressed filesystem

2009-01-13 Thread Eric Auer
Hi Robert, Travis, Robert wrote: Would you want a compressed filesystem at all? My discouraging answer: I just don't need it. I think, what FreeDOS needs for daily use is a good graphical web browser, a nice e-mailer, a word processor like Abiword, FOSS USB drivers, ... In what way would

Re: [Freedos-user] Poll and ideas compressed filesystem

2009-01-13 Thread Japheth
Would you want a compressed filesystem at all? My discouraging answer: I just don't need it. I think, what FreeDOS needs for daily use is a good graphical web browser, a nice e-mailer, a word processor like Abiword, FOSS USB drivers, ... In what way would FreeDOS differ from Linux 2.4

Re: [Freedos-user] Poll and ideas compressed filesystem

2009-01-13 Thread Travis Siegel
I think a compressed file system is a good idea, for reasons mentioned before. (take your point about being bootable, or compressed, but not both) One thing I'd like to see with a compressed file system though, (which is something none of the others ever did) is instead of showing projected

Re: [Freedos-user] Poll and ideas compressed filesystem

2009-01-13 Thread Michael Robinson
I don't want a graphical web browser at all in freedos. The current option does not support out of the box filtering or plugins comparable to what Internet Explorer and Firefox have. Freedos is not a system that completely insulates the hardware nor is it a multiuser system, so it's