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by dasyar
Aug 24, 2020 13:52
Forum: DOS
Topic: FreeDOS 21st century?
Replies: 30
Views: 13934

Re: FreeDOS 21st century?

I am looking at the Night kernel from a freeBasic perspective, how it will run and cooperate with the new kernel. I take it that you will have to use the freeBasic DOS version? Will that version be able to use all the new features of the Night kernel? Will freeBasic be able to create a new command.c...
by dasyar
Aug 23, 2020 10:36
Forum: DOS
Topic: FreeDOS 21st century?
Replies: 30
Views: 13934

Re: FreeDOS 21st century?

Not many people would use it... because a small linux kernel, with dosemu installed... Now the question is, how many people are using dosemu? And, I do not think that dosemu is 32 bit, in terms of running 32 bit DOS programs. Yea, I know, how many 32 bit DOS programs are out there. I am thinking ma...
by dasyar
Aug 22, 2020 15:07
Forum: DOS
Topic: FreeDOS 21st century?
Replies: 30
Views: 13934

Re: FreeDOS 21st century?

Just a quick update, Night kernel is moving at snails pace, at least there is still some movement. This is not a criticism, just an observation. It is being done by some programmers, in their spare time, and for free. Also it is open source. Once it does become available, I am curious, how many peop...
by dasyar
May 09, 2020 14:20
Forum: Hardware Interfaces / Communication
Topic: MyTerminal prog
Replies: 92
Views: 62682

Re: MyTerminal prog

Thanks SARG.
Geany compiler command:

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C:\fbc\fbc -w all -s gui "%f"

this did the trick. Something must of changed in Geany.
by dasyar
May 09, 2020 13:28
Forum: Hardware Interfaces / Communication
Topic: MyTerminal prog
Replies: 92
Views: 62682

Re: MyTerminal prog

I am revisiting "MyTerminal prog", I tried to compile it using '-S gui', and I get: C:\fbc\fbc -w -S gui all "fbterm.bas" (in directory: E:\programs\fbc\fbterm) error 81: Invalid command-line option, "gui" Compilation failed. I am using Geany as my IDE, and I have 'Free...
by dasyar
Aug 24, 2019 11:59
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: [offtopic]What was at Jul 24, 2019 something special ?
Replies: 16
Views: 9572

Re: [offtopic]What was at Jul 24, 2019 something special ?

Has anybody narrowed it down to what particular thread the Chinese guests are looking at, or is it just this site in general.
by dasyar
Aug 18, 2019 12:33
Forum: Hardware Interfaces / Communication
Topic: FreeBasic communication with Arduino logic error?
Replies: 57
Views: 25949

Re: FreeBasic communication with Arduino logic error?

WOW! This turning out to be one great tutorial on serial programming. I have been using PySerial for all of my serial comm programs, but I think that I will start at the beginning of this thread, and start giving the code examples a better look. Now , if you were to squeeze in some examples of how t...
by dasyar
Jun 16, 2019 11:38
Forum: DOS
Topic: FreeDOS 21st century?
Replies: 30
Views: 13934

Re: FreeDOS 21st century?

I am still following the progress of the Knight kernel. It seems like there still seems to be some progress going on with the project. On my Linux box, I set up a "play along" section where I have the Knight kernel source and the NASM compiler, and I do an occasional compile to see how it ...
by dasyar
Apr 13, 2019 19:24
Forum: DOS
Topic: FreeDOS 21st century?
Replies: 30
Views: 13934

Re: FreeDOS 21st century?

Not sure if anybody is following the Night Kernel development, but, the latest information, is they have implemented some working multitasking code. I did not notice what the status of the 32 bit environment is. I am glad to see that they do have some code development going on at a somewhat consiste...
by dasyar
Apr 13, 2019 15:05
Forum: General
Topic: UEFI FreeBasic programming
Replies: 12
Views: 1479

Re: UEFI FreeBasic programming

In that way, it would be possible to run a Freebasic software with no operating system at all, since the application itself would be a very specialized operating system (it's called unikernel) Hmm, very interesting, you could boot up a computer, and get into a FreeBasic environment? I guess FreeBas...
by dasyar
Apr 13, 2019 13:37
Forum: DOS
Topic: FreeDOS flashdrive experiment
Replies: 1
Views: 5198

FreeDOS flashdrive experiment

Back, in the beginning of time, you basically had a PC unit which consisted of a CRT, the PC, and keyboard. The PC had one floppy drive, in most cases. After you installed MS-DOS, you could put in a blank floppy, do 'format A: /S', and you would have a bootable floppy disk. Now, you could take that ...
by dasyar
Apr 08, 2019 14:24
Forum: General
Topic: UEFI FreeBasic programming
Replies: 12
Views: 1479

Re: UEFI FreeBasic programming

As I dig into the UEFI stuff, it is looking like only a binary type file will be dealt with. So, I guess that excludes FBC, since it only produces .exe type files. I do not think that there is an exe2bin program to do such conversions, specifically conversion of FBC produced .exe file.
by dasyar
Apr 07, 2019 13:49
Forum: General
Topic: UEFI FreeBasic programming
Replies: 12
Views: 1479

Re: UEFI FreeBasic programming

Probably running FreeBasic in the UEFI, is beyond the scope of this thread. I was thinking more in the line of, creating a program that was compiled by FBC. My initial thoughts were, if FBC creates only .exe files, can those be run by the UEFI. EFI has been around for awhile now, I think Intel is ma...
by dasyar
Apr 06, 2019 13:32
Forum: General
Topic: UEFI FreeBasic programming
Replies: 12
Views: 1479

UEFI FreeBasic programming

Some of the reading that I have been doing about UEFI, I get the impression that you can write your own program, and it does not have to be an OS, and have it run. Not sure if my interpretation is what it really can do. I thought we could have a discussion about actual programs, specifically FreeBas...
by dasyar
Mar 31, 2019 17:01
Forum: DOS
Topic: FreeDOS 21st century?
Replies: 30
Views: 13934

Re: FreeDOS 21st century?

FreeDOS/xxxDOS, 21st century, to little too late. After viewing some of the threads and posts here, it is a lost cause, for FreeDOS/xxxDOS. Even if the Knight kernel becomes available, in the near future, it will not help to overcome the UEFI wave. The companies that are selling the PC desktops will...

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