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Re: doscmd status?
On Mon, Dec 27, 2010 at 04:20:56PM -0600, David Huang wrote:
> On Dec 27, 2010, at 4:03 PM, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
> > On Mon, Dec 27, 2010 at 10:39:15PM +0100, Francois Tigeot wrote:
> >> On Mon, Dec 27, 2010 at 06:27:41PM +0100, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
> >>> On Mon, Dec 27, 2010 at 05:22:51PM +0000, Thomas Mueller wrote:
> >>>> Does anybody know about the status of doscmd, which is included in
> >>>> pkgsrc but is only for i386?
> >>> It's dead. I would recomment qemu.
> >> It's only a PC emulator though.
> >> dosbox is a better choice: it's a PC _and_ DOS emulator. You get a
> >> straight command.com like prompt without the need to install a
> >> complete operating system.
> > Let me repeat. dosbox is dead. It depends on functionality that doesn't
> > even exist on amd64 any more. It's not like you can't trivially obtain a
> > DOS installation. Let's start with http://www.freedos.org/
> doscmd != dosbox. DOSBox runs on amd64, and will even run on PPC and SPARC.
Yes, but DOSBox is effectively doing a runtime interpretation of the x86
real mode. It is still going to be slower / more resource wasting than
qemu's dynamic translation (if the code behaves responanable) and you
get full support for protected mode for free.
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