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 PostPost subject: Writing a GUI        Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2007 7:44 am 
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There's an idea I've had for a while; to write a GUI for DOS, based on the earliest (XEROX) interfaces that were done. There are pictures out there somewhere, I think.

Or maybe just a simple interface, with a simple API to enable programming for the system?

I'm not a particularly good programmer, I just know the basics, but would anyone be interested in a simple black/white GUI for DOS?

Or CP/M :P ?

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2007 4:23 pm 
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so it would be kinda like dos shell, but looking similat to xerox star or something?

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I don't know... I suppose you could say that.

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Fri Nov 23, 2007 10:56 pm 
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i tried something like that- its fun to do in your spare time, but other than that- kind of a waste of time

the only difference between your idea and mine was that I was creating my own UI, you plan on recreating the Xerox Alto's (i think?)

quickest, easiest way is through using VBDOS, btw- message me if you want any help


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2007 7:28 am 
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Cannot say whether it may help you, but have a look at this:
http://datacomponents.kldp.net/71005/mos.html

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2007 6:58 am 
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Benny, what was it you did? Have you got a copy I can have a look at?

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2007 9:24 am 
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The author of McShell is planning on working together with the FreeDos team to bring back a good GUI for DOS

This project is very usable - try it out.

It would be good to see more people working on this development, look here --> http://www.boot-land.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=752

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It is the idea of microsoft in 1985... (ha)..

And what they're trying to build is windows 1.x series..
In fact, early windows are GUI shells of Dos only, what i say is only "early windows", later they've added a great deal of windows-only application and start to turn it into a OS... Of course, NT is totally another story


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