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posted by DOS386(R), 31.07.2010, 13:29

> Volunteers welcome! GPL! Fork it! Hack it! Fix it! Play with it! Share it!

I surely don't want to prevent others from contributing, but for me the conclusion about a few things (like FreeDOS MOVE that had originally fired this flame, and a few others not necessarily excluding the kernel or the FAT-CRAP) is: throw it away and brew a new one from scratch.

> What's wrong with compatibility?

Hack over hacks over ...

> If you want to be pure DOS only (e.g. VCPI)

I deprecate VCPI. :-)

> you'll get lots less users.

Face it: DOS is a one man show, so what ??? (anyone dared to test "my" MPLAYER ???) :-\

> Besides, duh, DOS has no (native) networking or multitasking, which can on rare occasion actually be useful!

Multi: nope in legacy DOS kernels, need to be brewn from scratch.

Net: why ??? There is Arachne, DOSLynx, some servers, mTCP FTP, WGET ... what's missing (besides features in those apps) ???

> It's also not our fault that perfectly good DOS software won't work on modern hardware (ahem,

But it's out fault that we don't have a sound driver model.

> non-SB soundcards), so emulation is the only way to truly get it working.

Right, get BOCHS :-)

> 2010: the year of the DOS desktop

7/12 over :-|

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