[fpc-devel] DOS Platforms

Florian Klaempfl florian at freepascal.org
Mon May 23 11:29:30 CEST 2005

Vinzent Hoefler wrote:

> On Sunday 22 May 2005 10:17, Tomas Hajny wrote:
>>>At 11:46 22-5-2005, you wrote:
>>>>What's about Go32v2 or some other DOS port?
>>>>Will it supported in 2.0.x branch?
>>>There is no maintainer for go32v2. Unless there is an user that
>>>steps forward to be the maintainer for go32v2 there will be no DOS
>>>release anymore.
>>To amend this - we're certainly willing to support such a volunteer
>>to reasonable extent, but we just don't have sufficient bandwidth for
>>full-featured support of this additional platform.
> Alright. How much time would someone need for that task? Or, to be more 
> specific: what is known to need high priority work to get the most 
> basic stuff of a DOS-Compiler working?

Crashes with the dos extender, probably exception related, see also the go32v2
related bug reports. First step: get the 1.0.10 go32v2 compiler and try a make
all with the 2.0.x branch and fix things which won't work.

> I'm certainly willing to commit /some/ time to that task. DOS is a 
> too-nice target, especially for embedded systems to just let it die, 

I guess embedded systems aren't a big problem, the problem are modern windows.

> but I'm a little bit overworked to work on such task full time.
> Vinzent.
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