• these things are fun, and fun is good

    From Maurice Kinal@1:261/38 to Sean Dennis on Thu Oct 18 16:19:18 2018
    Hey Sean!

    It's working okay though the screen drawing is slow for unknown
    reasons.

    Last time I ran dosemu was around 1997-ish with FreeDOS on a 486 with the latest Slackware distribution of the time. If I recall correctly there were many issues with hardware especially an external serial modem I was using at the time ... I believe it was a Motorola but I can't recall the model at the moment. The BBS was a DOS based Maximus.
    No doorgames but it did have Fidonet echoareas.

    Browsing the dosemu git site I notice the latest update appears to be 2013. However it does compile using;

    -={ '<Esc>:read !gcc --version' starts }=-
    gcc (GCC) 8.2.1 20181008
    Copyright (C) 2018 Free Software Foundation, Inc. This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO
    warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
    -={ '<Esc>:read !gcc --version' ends }=-

    -={ '<Esc>:read !/lib/libc.so.6' starts }=-
    GNU C Library (GNU libc) development release version 2.28.9000.
    Copyright (C) 2018 Free Software Foundation, Inc. This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
    Compiled by GNU CC version 8.2.1 20181008. libc ABIs: UNIQUE IFUNC ABSOLUTE
    For bug reporting instructions, please see: <http://www.gnu.org/software/libc/bugs.html>.
    -={ '<Esc>:read !/lib/libc.so.6' ends }=-

    -={ '<Esc>:read !uname -a' starts }=-
    Linux mikey 4.18.15 #1 SMP Thu Oct 18 17:01:49 UTC 2018 x86_64 Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU C2758 @ 2.40GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux
    -={ '<Esc>:read !uname -a' ends }=-

    I am missing a few of the suggested dependencies for running dosemu but they should be no problem to add if indeed it was desirable to do so. I think FreeDOS is still available but I haven't checked in around a decade or so. I am surprised dosemu actually compiled on this machine.
    Go figure eh?

    Life is good,
    Maurice

    ... Don't cry for me I have vi.

    --- BBBS/Li6 v4.10 Toy-3
    * Origin: Prism bbs (1:261/38)
  • From Sean Dennis@1:18/200 to Maurice Kinal on Fri Oct 19 11:20:08 2018
    Hello Maurice,

    18 Oct 18 16:19 at you wrote to me:

    I am missing a few of the suggested dependencies for running dosemu
    but they should be no problem to add if indeed it was desirable to do
    so. I think FreeDOS is still available but I haven't checked in around
    a decade or so. I am surprised dosemu actually compiled on this
    machine. Go figure eh?

    There was a lot of effort put into MBSE's DOS abilities. It works quite well though the Git version of DOSemu requires some additional work that isn't in the MBSE manual (I need to update that some day).

    Here's the uname -a output off of the BBS box:

    Linux bbs 4.4.157 #2 SMP Fri Sep 21 00:36:59 CDT 2018 x86_64 Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU X3430 @ 2.40GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux

    (That's Slackware 64 14.2 stable.)

    FreeDOS is still around, yes, but I used PC-DOS 2000 because my friend, fellow MBSE sysop and developer Andrew Leary is using that so I just copied his setup.

    Later,
    Sean

    ... Breeding rabbits is a hare raising experience.
    --- GoldED+/LNX 1.1.5-b20170303
    * Origin: Outpost BBS * Limestone, TN, USA (1:18/200)