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posted by Rugxulo(R) Homepage, Usono, 05.04.2009, 23:50

> I emailed Lucho - don't know if he got the mail, anyway... from that
> ongoing thread at comp.os.msdos.4dos
> <>
> ... it appears he won't take this or other suggestions any more. I've come
> at the wrong moment !
> Oh, well, if they find a new maintainer (let's hope!) I'll be back to
> them.
> There will probably not be any never versions from me past the current
> one
> (8.00). If you know someone who can program in C and x86 Assembler and
> who
> would like to take over the 4DOS maintenance, please ask him. [....]
> My last wish is that 4DOS *never* falls into the hands of the only
> FreeDOS developer left, Eric Auer. [....]

The only technical reason for him not continuing to develop 4DOS is some relocation limit, from what I've heard him say.

And I'm not sure why he still holds grudges against some people, particularly Eric Auer, who never did anything to him (as far as I know). Eric is a very nice person, and FreeDOS users owe a lot to him, probably more than anybody else. But anyways, I'm not mad at Lucho, just don't understand his positions sometimes. (Besides, I think his site still claims some problems building with OpenWatcom 1.8, so it's still stuck to MSVC + MASM, I think, ugh.)


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