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US,
26.09.2007, 06:02
 

PMODE/DJ extender (DOSX)

Has anyone used PMODE/DJ? Is it any better than other DPMI 0.9 servers (especially CWSDPMI) for plain DOS? Any differences across DOSes?

rr(R)

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Berlin, Germany,
26.09.2007, 12:15

@ Steve
 

PMODE/DJ extender

> Has anyone used PMODE/DJ? Is it any better than other DPMI 0.9 servers
> (especially CWSDPMI) for plain DOS? Any differences across DOSes?

Did you read pmodedj.txt? It's not "better", but different. ;-)

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26.09.2007, 21:31

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PMODE/DJ extender

> Did you read
> pmodedj.txt? It's
> not "better", but different. ;-)

I read it. But that's not the same as knowing how well it really measures up to specifications, is stable across OSes, etc.

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Usono,
27.09.2007, 01:05

@ Steve
 

PMODE/DJ extender

> > Did you read
> > pmodedj.txt? It's
> > not "better", but different. ;-)
>
> I read it. But that's not the same as knowing how well it really measures
> up to specifications, is stable across OSes, etc.

It's seems fair, at least, but I haven't tested it too much, honestly. It's supposedly "smaller and faster but no paging, no virtual memory, and worse debugging support (??)", etc. Jukemp3 uses its stub version (but I can't think of too many other apps that do). Usually, you'll just want to leave out any DPMI provider since most people have CWSDPMI, Windows, DOSEMU, etc. these days. But it's a nice alternative to have.

Still, in order to "not be redundant", I have put it on my FreeDOS disk #2 and kept CWSDPMI on disk #1 (although the older online version only has STUBIT from WDOSX, which wastes more space and is harder to use than PMODETSR and CWSTUB).

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CZ,
26.09.2007, 17:11

@ Steve
 

PMODE/DJ extender

> Has anyone used PMODE/DJ? Is it any better than other DPMI 0.9 servers
> (especially CWSDPMI) for plain DOS? Any differences across DOSes?

It's smaller but sometimes I had compatability problem when it crashed. I unstub pmodedj and use cwsdpmi and then it works OK.

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DOS386(R)

16.10.2007, 02:09

@ Steve
 

PMODE/DJ extender

> anyone used PMODE/DJ? Is it any better than other DPMI 0.9 servers (especially CWSDPMI)

It's smaller and doesn't swap. I'm not aware of any other benefits, feel free to discover some :hungry:

I prefer still HDPMI32.

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Rugxulo(R)

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Usono,
17.10.2007, 01:41

@ DOS386
 

PMODE/DJ extender

> > anyone used PMODE/DJ? Is it any better than other DPMI 0.9 servers
> (especially CWSDPMI)
>
> It's smaller and doesn't swap. I'm not aware of any other benefits, feel
> free to discover some :hungry:
>
> I prefer still HDPMI32.

PMODE/DJ is meant more for small DJGPP programs or demos that need fast speed. It actually wastes more memory if you run/nest DJGPP programs. But no paging means easier access to linear memory (uh, I think). But hey, whatever works!

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