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Part 38 - Sep 24 2004

Post by admin » Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:47 am

#1118 Re: OSFree Site?
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Thomas Lee Mullins
Sep 24, 2004
....

> After this points will be reached we will start
> to implement other set of DOS API.
>

Since FreeDOS is open source, could it be used as part
of the 'DOS API'?

> Only thing I can (and plan) to do for site it's
> stop poll and show results.
>

This would show some activity at the site; which would
be a plus.

> wbr,
> Yuri

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Re: [osFree] Re: OSFree Site?

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#1119 Re: [osFree] Re: OSFree Site?
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Jaroslav Kacer
Sep 24, 2004
Thomas Lee Mullins wrote:

>>After this points will be reached we will start
>>to implement other set of DOS API.
>
> Since FreeDOS is open source, could it be used as part
> of the 'DOS API'?

I think that Yuri meant they would continue with Dos* API functions,
e.g. DosAllocMem(), etc. This has nothing to do with DOS or FreeDOS. The
Dos* APi functions cover memory management, process and thread
management, and inter-process communication, AFAIK.

BTW, concerning the ReactOS OS/2 subsystem: I think it's a reasonable
decision that could eventually lead to a viable solution. (Just my opinion.)

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Re: [osFree] Re: OSFree Site?

Post by admin » Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:50 am

#1120 Re: [osFree] Re: OSFree Site?
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Tom Lee Mullins
Sep 24, 2004

> Thomas Lee Mullins wrote:
>>>After this points will be reached we will start
>>>to implement other set of DOS API.
>>
>> Since FreeDOS is open source, could it be used as part
>> of the 'DOS API'?
>
> I think that Yuri meant they would continue with Dos* API functions,
> e.g. DosAllocMem(), etc. This has nothing to do with DOS or FreeDOS. The
> Dos* APi functions cover memory management, process and thread
> management, and inter-process communication, AFAIK.
>
> BTW, concerning the ReactOS OS/2 subsystem: I think it's a reasonable
> decision that could eventually lead to a viable solution. (Just my
> opinion.)
>
> Best Regards, Jarda
>
> --
>

Thank you for making that clear.

I agree with the ROS OS/2 subsystem and your opinion of it.
I think it could lead to a viable solution.
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Re: [osFree] Re: OSFree Site?

Post by admin » Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:51 am

#1121 Re: [osFree] Re: OSFree Site?
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Daniel Caetano
Sep 24, 2004
On Fri, 24 Sep 2004 15:48:33 +0200, Jaroslav Kacer wrote:

>I think that Yuri meant they would continue with Dos* API functions,
>e.g. DosAllocMem(), etc. This has nothing to do with DOS or FreeDOS. The
>Dos* APi functions cover memory management, process and thread
>management, and inter-process communication, AFAIK.
>BTW, concerning the ReactOS OS/2 subsystem: I think it's a reasonable
>decision that could eventually lead to a viable solution. (Just my opinion.)

I like it too. It also can make easier to support Win32 + OS/2 apps
in the same system... And the better: Win32 drivers. q^=
But this is for the future. For now, just being able to load simple
apps will be just too good! (^=
A word to the developers: Thanks for the great work!
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Re: OSFree Site?

Post by admin » Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:52 am

#1122 Re: OSFree Site?
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Thomas Lee Mullins
Sep 28, 2004
--- In osFree@yahoogroups.com, "Yuri Prokushev" <yuri_prokushev@m...>
wrote:

> ** Reply to message from "Thomas Lee Mullins" <jerseywarp@o...> on Mon,
> 20 Sep 2004 17:05:37 -0000
>
> > Who is doing/updating/maintaining the OSFree site?
> > http://www.osfree.org
> > The latest news is from December of 2003.
> I am.

Any news is good news (even if it is just to
report that there is no news so far - it will show
that OSFree has not been abandoned but still being
worked on).

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Re: Anything to report?

Post by admin » Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:53 am

#1123 Re: Anything to report?
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Thomas Lee Mullins
Oct 8, 2004
--- In osFree@yahoogroups.com, "Ronald" <angrybrit@h...> wrote:

> Someone put up a web site? New mailing list?
> Or cloned one of the basic apps included in Merlin?

http://www.osfree.org has not been updated since November 9, 2003
but it is easier to navigate/has been improved/better looking.

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Re: Open Sourcing Warp 3?

Post by admin » Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:54 am

#1124 Re: Open Sourcing Warp 3?
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Thomas Lee Mullins
Oct 8, 2004
--- In osFree@yahoogroups.com, "Tom Lee Mullins" <jerseywarp@o...> wrote:

> I think it would be very good pr for IBM to open
> source Warp ver 3. Since it is ver 3, IMHO - it
> would not violate the licence Serenity Systems
> has for the OS/2 kernel (I could be wrong). It
> would show that IBM does support open source
> projects plus it would give them a way out of
> support OS/2 in the future. I have used the
> feedback at http://www.ibm.com to suggest the
> above to them.
>
> BigWarpGuy

Even though the possibility is 'slim to none',
I will continue to ask. I try to give 'business
reasons' for doing so (would not have to continue
supporting OS/2 since the users would do that,
shows that IBM is truly supporting open source
projects, etc).

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Post by admin » Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:56 am

#1125 Newsletter for osFree Members
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Build On What Has Been Done(?)

Post by admin » Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:56 am

#1126 Build On What Has Been Done(?)
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Thomas Lee Mullins
Oct 11, 2004
There is the source code of a previous OSFree
at Hobbes ( htt://hobbes.nmsu.edu ). Instead
of porting another/using another kernel, why
not just build on what has been done? Improve
it?

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Re: Open Sourcing Warp 3?

Post by admin » Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:57 am

#1127 Re: Open Sourcing Warp 3?
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gaynullin
Oct 23, 2004
--- In osFree@yahoogroups.com, "Thomas Lee Mullins" <jerseywarp@o...>
wrote:

>
> --- In osFree@yahoogroups.com, "Tom Lee Mullins" <jerseywarp@o...>

wrote:

> > I think it would be very good pr for IBM to open
> > source Warp ver 3. Since it is ver 3, IMHO - it
> > would not violate the licence Serenity Systems
> > has for the OS/2 kernel (I could be wrong). It
> > would show that IBM does support open source
> > projects plus it would give them a way out of
> > support OS/2 in the future. I have used the
> > feedback at http://www.ibm.com to suggest the
> > above to them.
> >
> > BigWarpGuy
>
> Even though the possibility is 'slim to none',
> I will continue to ask. I try to give 'business
> reasons' for doing so (would not have to continue
> supporting OS/2 since the users would do that,
> shows that IBM is truly supporting open source
> projects, etc).
>

I think it's very unlikely to get Warp3 opensourced. It contain a lot
of Microsoft-copyrighted code. I think, "OS/2 for PowerPC" source code
much better from this point of view. It's also modern design
(microkernel architecture), so can be back ported to x86.

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