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Docview v1.2 release: a cross-platform INF viewer
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Graeme Geldenhuys
2014-08-20 01:47:09 UTC
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Hi,

DocView is an open source, cross-platform INF viewer that supports
32-bit and 64-bit Windows, Linux, FreeBSD and OSX platforms.

DocView is very fast and supports features like in-line annotation,
runtime concatenation of INF files, dynamic Index generation, advanced
searching, highlighting of search terms found, bookmarks, font
configuration etc.

Pre-compiled binaries can be downloaded from SourceForge.net at the
following URL:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/fpgui/files/fpGUI/1.2/


If you need binaries for other platforms or targets (eg: 32-bit Linux or
FreeBSD), let me know and I can make a plan.

Regards,
Graeme
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fpGUI Toolkit - a cross-platform GUI toolkit using Free Pascal
http://fpgui.sourceforge.net/
Javier Gutiérrez
2014-09-03 07:22:46 UTC
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I am just curious about new features on OpenWatcom 2 being able to target
RDOS.

To be honest, when reading about it, I got impressed. Certain level of DOS
compatibility, 32 bit, multitasking and multithreaded, and better
performance than original DOS.

It seems a very good replacement. I plan to install it in a VirtualBox
machine, but I am a bit lost. Available binaries are from 2006 or so,
while on the SVN repository it has been lots of updates since then. In
fact latest commit is less than one week ago.

So i guess, I should build it from the sources, and them somehow create an
ISO image to install in the VM.

Any hints? Any available pre-compiled binaries or pre-built images?

Thanks.
Javier Gutiérrez
2014-09-03 10:01:12 UTC
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Just in case any one is interested, please find the answer that Leif =

Ekblad (RDOS author) kindly gave me:

"I think it might be kind of problematic to run RDOS in virtual
environments. Both Bochs and Virtual PC have bugs in them that make RDOS=

fail. I'm not sure about virtual box. I think the best alternative is a
multiboot with GRUB, but then you should run it on some hardware that
doesn't contain a lot of important stuff, or make sure you don't load di=
sc
drivers (at least to begin with).

You are right about SVN. You need to check-out trunk from SVN, and then
build the targets in rdos/kernel (they have one IDE-file each). Don't
build the /rdos/kernel/boot directory as I think there is a bug in the
newest OW related to the grubload.bin file (the binary is already checke=
d
into SVN). After that, you should build rdos/classlib/rdos and
/rdos/classlib/win32, and then the applications (at least you need to
build rdos/apps/freecom). Then you need to build the binary file builder=

(rdos/apps/cfg2bin).

After you have built the source, you need to create a config-file for yo=
ur
hardware. There are a lot of examples in the /rdos/board directory. Most=

of them also contains a mk.bat file for building the binary. For new
hardware, something like cq57 or vaio-i3 would be a good alternative to
start from.

Then you can follow the installation guide for GRUB on rdos.net (it's
still valid).

If you want to try VirtualBox, your best bet probably still is to create=
a
bootable GRUB image, and then add a section for RDOS + the actual files.=


We deploy new systems with USB-sticks, however the first issue is how to=

create the initial bootable USB stick, which must be done from the RDOS
command-line with loaded support for USB discs.

If you have Partition Manager and CF discs, you might use the ready made=

images in the rdos/paragon directory.

Regards,
Leif Ekblad"


En Wed, 03 Sep 2014 09:22:46 +0200, Javier Guti=E9rrez =
I am just curious about new features on OpenWatcom 2 being able to =
target RDOS.
To be honest, when reading about it, I got impressed. Certain level of=
=
DOS compatibility, 32 bit, multitasking and multithreaded, and better =
=
performance than original DOS.
It seems a very good replacement. I plan to install it in a VirtualBox=
=
machine, but I am a bit lost. Available binaries are from 2006 or so, =
=
while on the SVN repository it has been lots of updates since then. In=
=
fact latest commit is less than one week ago.
So i guess, I should build it from the sources, and them somehow creat=
e =
an ISO image to install in the VM.
Any hints? Any available pre-compiled binaries or pre-built images?
Thanks.
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