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by caseih
May 01, 2019 14:06
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Please help me translate this Python code fragment to implement Steam Achievements
Replies: 21
Views: 3584

Re: Please help me translate this Python code fragment to implement Steam Achievements

That's very odd that dylibsymbol can't find that symbol. Your read of the Python code is correct. Did you try running the python code on the same machine as your FB version? Does it run at all or does it also give an error trying to find that symbol? Is there a utility somewhere that can open and DL...
by caseih
Apr 18, 2019 18:11
Forum: General
Topic: imp____acrt_iob_func, undefined
Replies: 9
Views: 2211

Re: imp____acrt_iob_func, undefined

I think you're seeing some incompatibilities between the version of Mingw or Visual Studio that compiled libcurl, and your version of the MingW compiler/linker suite. I suspect it's something to do with changes to MS C runtime. But that's as far as I've got. At a low level I think MS changed some of...
by caseih
Apr 17, 2019 4:45
Forum: DOS
Topic: FreeDOS 21st century?
Replies: 17
Views: 7134

Re: FreeDOS 21st century?

What is in the future, more complex and mega-large OS programs, yes, that includes Linux along with Windows. And where does FreeBasic fit in this scenario? FB is already fairly successful on Windows and Linux, so I really don't see much changing as far as that goes. Sure things are more complex now...
by caseih
Apr 15, 2019 13:51
Forum: General
Topic: Endian
Replies: 14
Views: 1045

Re: Endian

ARM is also able to run in big endian or little endian but most ARM systems are running in little endian mode. I'm not sure if this is set by the OS during boot loading, or if it's burned into the chip somehow.
by caseih
Apr 14, 2019 21:13
Forum: General
Topic: Endian
Replies: 14
Views: 1045

Re: Endian

Since the majority of computers on the planet , use AMD or Intel processors.. You would think the coders would make the *ptr to be the endian style of the majority.. Are the coders coding for Sun Sparcs? The only way to make the bytes look like you think they should in memory is to use a big-endian...
by caseih
Apr 01, 2019 0:49
Forum: DOS
Topic: MS-DOS 4.0 (multitasking)
Replies: 14
Views: 4663

Re: MS-DOS 4.0 (multitasking)

I know that there is very little activity or interest around DOS, at this time, but it seems to me that if it were updated, maybe it could pick up some interest again. Or maybe not. I am interested in the simplicity of DOS, but I am also interested in the GUI aspect of an OS. I wonder how complicat...
by caseih
Apr 01, 2019 0:12
Forum: DOS
Topic: MS-DOS 4.0 (multitasking)
Replies: 14
Views: 4663

Re: MS-DOS 4.0 (multitasking)

So the primary goal of an OS, is to access the WWW? How very, euh, Chome ! :-) Pretty much! Gets even worse when you add in IoT ideas that everything should be connected just because. At that point, even programs running on single-tasking, bare-metal chips like Atmel can be vulnerable to outside at...
by caseih
Mar 29, 2019 0:55
Forum: DOS
Topic: MS-DOS 4.0 (multitasking)
Replies: 14
Views: 4663

Re: MS-DOS 4.0 (multitasking)

But while multiuser is good for a server OS, I'm not 100% sure it is an absolute requirement for a desktop OS. Unix and NT both come from the server side, so are bad examples in this regard. I'm not sure about that. Unix was originally an evolution/competitor of the interactive, time-slice multiuse...
by caseih
Mar 12, 2019 16:10
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Getting blocked by Immunify360 while accessing the forum
Replies: 12
Views: 1164

Re: Getting blocked by Immunify360 while accessing the forum

If your cpanel shows it disabled, then I'm guessing the hosting provider is running it at a higher level. I've never been a fan of rechaptcha, or any chaptchas really. They are horrible solutions to a difficult problem. Lately I've found I trip the robot checks a lot on various sites, and I wonder i...
by caseih
Mar 06, 2019 0:50
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Getting blocked by Immunify360 while accessing the forum
Replies: 12
Views: 1164

Re: Getting blocked by Immunify360 while accessing the forum

Right. So far it happened just once, thank goodness. I've seen this on several other web sites I visit lately, so I wonder if there's something about my configuration that's triggering it. When I checked into Immunify360 I read that it uses machine learning to identify and block attacks. That tells ...
by caseih
Mar 05, 2019 20:43
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Getting blocked by Immunify360 while accessing the forum
Replies: 12
Views: 1164

Getting blocked by Immunify360 while accessing the forum

So today I got blocked trying to access the forum by a warning about unusual activity from my IP address and I had to take those infuriating robot tests. Can the forum administrators do anything to figure out why Immunify360 was blocking me? It would be helpful to know what's triggering the block an...
by caseih
Feb 26, 2019 22:22
Forum: DOS
Topic: FreeDOS and UEFI
Replies: 20
Views: 7856

Re: FreeDOS and UEFI

Yes you're right. My information is a bit dated, back a couple of years when people were trying to dual boot Linux and Windows 10. It appears Windows 10 (at least some variants like Home or Pro) does allow you to boot it with secure boot disabled. Apparently if you are using some legacy drivers, you...
by caseih
Feb 26, 2019 20:04
Forum: DOS
Topic: FreeDOS and UEFI
Replies: 20
Views: 7856

Re: FreeDOS and UEFI

I think the DVDs have some kind of dual boot functionality that boots 16-bit grub if you're using legacy boot, or the 32-bit EFI grub if you're using EFI. As for FreeDOS or MS-DOS, without enabling Legacy Boot, EFI will not boot MS-DOS from an MS-DOS partition. Nor would it even run without the BIOS...
by caseih
Feb 26, 2019 15:34
Forum: DOS
Topic: FreeDOS and UEFI
Replies: 20
Views: 7856

Re: FreeDOS and UEFI

True. Legacy boot support has to be enabled in the EFI settings screen. My understanding is that enabling Legacy Boot will turn off UEFI completely, and will make any already installed OS unbootable until you return to EFI mode.

Legacy boot support will disappear in 2020.
by caseih
Feb 26, 2019 3:42
Forum: DOS
Topic: FreeDOS and UEFI
Replies: 20
Views: 7856

Re: FreeDOS 21st century?

Sorry, it's not possible for UEFI to boot MS-DOS, at least directly. There might be a BIOS emulator that can be installed into UEFI but I suspect there would be problems as UEFI boots directly into 32 or 64-bit protected mode, whereas MS-DOS requires 16-bit real mode. In fact FreeDOS's web page conf...

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