DOSEMU or WINE

3rd Party Package Requesting

Postby hard765 » Tue Oct 14, 2003 4:38 am

Hello everybody,

I think it would be a nice addition to Freesco's 3rd party software. It would be cool to have this powerful tool around.

Could somebody be kind enough to compile DOSEMU or WINE for Freesco 0.3.x, can it be done?

Thanks in advance.
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here is the link to the source: <a href='http://dosemu.sourceforge.net/stable' target='_blank'>dosemu</a>
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Postby El Machete » Tue Oct 14, 2003 10:32 am

Why do you want to emulate DOS in your Freesco?

Just curious....
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Postby hard765 » Tue Oct 14, 2003 6:31 pm

I have this DOS app that needs to accessed remotely by various clients (50 to be exact), and since I have openssh server installed in my freesco box I can access it from any ssh-client (putty) combined with dosemu this could be a really cool solution, not only for me, but for many others as well... now Imagine if freesco would have wine as one of its tools...
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Postby dingetje » Tue Oct 14, 2003 7:02 pm

WINE requires X...

not impossible mind you, but hardly something you want to run on a ROUTER (X eats up a lot of resources).
I also think DOSEMU is a bad idea, I think this will bog down the CPU of your box.
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Postby CDFiXER » Tue Oct 14, 2003 9:05 pm

How about putting the DOS client on your network? There are DOS drivers out there.
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Postby hard765 » Wed Oct 15, 2003 5:22 am

Thank you all for your response, and I get the general idea, WINE and dosemu are bad for my router, although I have Pentium 1 32 MB hdd 1.2...

I don't follow you CDFiXER, could you explain it to me more slowly :D

Thanks...
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Postby netguru » Wed Oct 15, 2003 8:12 am

I think perhaps he missed your point, that a dos program actually DOES a better job in the certain application you have than any other solution, he thought you just needed to access the dos files from the network.

I have a few clients who have a dos based invoicing system
that they like very much, and it does things exacly the way they need it done, what I did in one instance was to use an old dos bbs program called TriBBS and set the dos invoicing program up as a door in the bbs system, then it went out to a telnet server using a complicated "fossil" driver setup... hmmm.... there had to be a better way.

Well thats where FREESCO came in with an old version of DOSEMU and a fresh copy of dos files, some updated files such as termcap, etc... they use the 0.2.7 "Command" package
(a java telnet/ssh client) to login, and the shell for those users is the dos invoicing system.

This way it doesnt matter what OS they are using they can remotely access the invoicing system with a browser.

Sure I could have converted the databases over to an oracle server on a rs/6000, or informix on SCO osr5, or MySql on redhat, etc... but it sure is much more sastisfiying to walk in with a floppy, do a few installpkges from my webserver
and make that old 450Mhz computer blow away the novell 3.12 system it had replaced, along with T1 lines, routers, and huge phone bills that were no longer needed.

Building on FREESCO's foundation, you can do alot, and just because someone else knows you cannot do a thing, does not mean it cannot be done.

If you KNOW for sure that you can't do something .. then you are right ! however if you DON'T know for sure that you can't do something, well the possibilities are endless :D
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Postby hard765 » Thu Oct 16, 2003 3:01 am

wow, that sounds amazing netguru, but, you are too fast for me, would you be so kind to explain it to me a little slower, please... It sounds like I actually can make it work... thanks everybody...

my email in case anybody has more ideas: a_c1976@hotmail.com
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Postby deoren » Thu Oct 23, 2003 7:58 pm

Building on FREESCO's foundation, you can do alot, and just because someone else knows you cannot do a thing, does not mean it cannot be done.


Awesome. B)

Very encouraging to hear. Too often ideas get shot down before they trully have a chance to live.

I have been guilty many times in the past about not giving other peoples ideas much thought, but I try to do things differently these days.

Again, great point & great inspiration to others. Keep up the good work!

Freesco shines from the hard work it's members do. This isn't a compliment section, but let me end by complimenting all of you authors, packagers, and members that help each other out.

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Postby RoCheater » Tue Mar 06, 2007 7:41 pm

dingetje wrote: WINE requires X...

not impossible mind you, but hardly something you want to run on a ROUTER (X eats up a lot of resources).
I also think DOSEMU is a bad idea, I think this will bog down the CPU of your box.

the x server is automaticaly installed with the vncserver package.. but i can't make the wine to work from a slackware distro...
coult somebody compile it and put the pacckage ?
i have a p3 at 933 Mhz with 128 RAM and i don't think it could damage the performance.
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