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posted by Rugxulo(R) Homepage, Usono, 13.09.2018, 04:43

> < Manual instructions or patches are probably wiser than full
> download.
> >With 15 kernels, the instructions will be far more longer than the actual
> NFO and nobody will follow them until the end, it take me some weeks to
> manage to have something working and I lost many days of personal life
> doing it.

I sympathize and don't blame you for not wasting time in more tedious work for little gain.

But ... you could focus on writing about one or two prominent shareable kernels (e.g. FreeDOS and EDR-DOS), at first. That's what I would do. ;-)

> EDR-DOS 7.01, last stable ?
> I pretty sure it is, I try to use the latest file (using file date if I
> cannot find more information)

Check the WayBack Archive, "Latest stable" was apparently 2005 with "WIP" in 2011.

> > I don't think linking to such software is okay
> > Sorry, people interest may still ask me a link for personal use.

It's not so much my opinion as moreso me being cautious for Robert's sake (and also myself, to a lesser degree). I also think he probably expects me to be actively cautious about such things on this forum. It's truly antique software but legal authorities are overly zealous about such enforcement. Admittedly, copyright law is the least interesting part about computers! The less worries, the better!

> >I still need to update my MetaDOS
> <I'm interest with your metados, in any state it is, if it can boot and use
> 4DOS as interpreter :-)

It's just a (relatively?) simple boot disk meant for expanding via emulator (using packet drivers). There's no reason it can't technically use 4DOS, but I've stuck to FreeDOS' FreeCOM (2006 TC compile) for now. (There have actually been some bugfixes upstream and FreeCOM prereleases lately, so I may switch to that newer version eventually.)

> NFO file, why PNG?, Because it allow people to read it online without
> downloading it

I still haven't read it, but I'm curious!

> [i]> Special credit to Japheth for JEMMEX, from my point of view, the best
> all
> > around memory manager.
> <Have you seen the latest prerelease?
> >The latest is include in the 8.4 release, I hope he will not be upset of
> it, but from my point of view and it's only mine, things must be use or
> they will fade in time and vanish.

It's (mostly?) open source, so he shouldn't complain.

> Anyway, thanks for all your comments and to preserve the copyright.

FYI, FreeDOS tries very hard to be copyleft (or at least open source) in most things. Feel free to get on the mailing lists if you have any questions.


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