DOS code in CP/M? Revisited...

Liam Proven lproven at
Fri Jul 15 13:15:47 CDT 2016

On 15 July 2016 at 19:38, geneb <geneb at> wrote:
> Somewhere around here I've got an inventory of what was lost and it's a
> horror show. :(

While it springs to mind -- the other things that were lost that I
wish had got open-sourced were Quarterdeck's QEMM, DesqView and
DesqView/X. Symantec lost the sources.

DR-DOS with DesqView/X would have been a very interesting FOSS OS. It
so nearly happened but it came just too late. A multitasking DOS with
built-in TCP/IP and X.11 would have been very handy.

Later, DR-DOS even got VFAT-compatible Long Filename support. That
would have really helped DVX -- one of the problems with it that I
read about was the need to mangle X.11 font filenames in an
incompatible way, so that they'd fit into 8.3 characters.

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