Commit 707893ee authored by Richard M. Stallman's avatar Richard M. Stallman
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Update MSDOS info.

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Recent releases of GNU Emacs 19 should compile right out of the box on
PCs with a 386 or better, running MS-DOS 3.0 or later. You will need the
following:
following to compile it:
Compiler: djgpp version 1,11 maint 4 or later. You can get the latest
Compiler: djgpp version 1.12 maint 1 or later. You can get the latest
version by grabbing everything in the following directory
(using anonymous ftp):
oak.oakland.edu:pub/msdos/djdpp
ftp.coast.net:/SimTel/vendors/djgpp
Tar: One DOS version of tar is available via anonymous ftp from
There are a few directories under djgpp whose names begin with
`v1'; get the contents of `v1' and `v1gnu'.
Do *not* try to compile Emacs with DJGPP v2.0 (in the
directories whose name begin with `v2') as GNU Emacs doesn't
support that version yet.
ftp.urc.tue.nl:pub/unixtools/dos
GUnZip and Tar:
However, not all DOS versions of tar work equally well, so you
might have to try others if this one gives you trouble.
The easiest way is to use `djtar' which comes with DJGPP v2.0,
because it can unzip .tar.gz archives on-the-fly (so you won't
need twice the required disk space while untarring the
archive). You get `djtar' with the `v2/djdev200.zip' file from
the above FTP server.
Another (slower) version of Tar which unzips automatically is
available by anonymous ftp on this site:
ftp.kiae.su:msdos/arcers/tar320fp.zip
Or you can unZip the archive with the DJGPP port of GZip (from
the above directory at ftp.coast.net look for gzp124bn.zip),
then unTar it with any of the Tar ports floating around. A
DOS version of GNU tar is available via anonymous ftp from
ftp.unipg.it:/pub/msdos/aspi/gtar-exe.zip
Note that DOS ports of GNU Tar usually cannot unzip compressed
archives, and the above port is no exception.
Another version of Tar for DOS can be found at
ftp.urc.tue.nl:pub/unixtools/dos
However, be warned that not all DOS versions of tar work
equally well, so you might have to try others if this one gives
you trouble.
Utilities: chmod, make, mv, sed, rm.
All of these utilities are available via anonymous ftp from
the site
All of these utilities are available via anonymous ftp from
the site
ftp.coast.net:/SimTel/vendors/gnu/gnuish/dos_only
ftp.iro.umontreal.ca:pub/Internet/gnuish
You should grab the files fut312bx.zip (contains chmod.exe,
mv.exe, and rm.exe).
You should grab the files futil4ax.zoo (contains chmod.exe,
mv.exe, and rm.exe), sed106ax.zoo (contains sed.exe), and
gzip07ax.zoo (contains gzip.exe).
A port of GNU Sed is available in the djgpp archives in the
above directory on ftp.coast.net. Look for a file named
sed118bn.zip.
The file etc/MSDOS contains some information on the differences between
the Unix and MS-DOS versions of GNU Emacs.
If you would prefer not to compile Emacs by yourself, you can get
binaries for Emacs 19.24 via anonymous ftp from the following two sites:
ftp.demon.co.uk:pub/ibmpc/editors/emacs19.24
ftp.imada.ou.dk:pub/mirrors/msdos/emacs-19.24
binaries for Emacs via anonymous ftp from many sites; use your Archie
client to search for them.
You might also be interested in Demacs, which runs under MS-DOS (*not*
Microsoft Windows; see question 84) on 386- and 486-based PCs. Demacs is
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Emacs 18 or 19.
Demacs was developed using an MS-DOS version of gcc called djgpp by
D. J. Delorie <dj@ctron.com> which can compile and run large programs
under MS-DOS, but not under MS Windows. Demacs was derived from Nemacs
DJ Delorie <dj@delorie.com> which can compile and run large programs
under MS-DOS and under MS Windows. Demacs was derived from Nemacs
rather than straight from GNU Emacs. You can get the most recent version
of Demacs via anonymous ftp from ftp.sigmath.osaka-u.ac.jp in
pub/Msdos/Demacs/*.
......@@ -1968,7 +1999,11 @@ Finding/Getting Emacs and Related Packages
84: Where can I get Emacs for my PC running Microsoft Windows?
There are currently two ports of Emacs that runs under Microsoft Windows:
* If you compile GNU Emacs with the tools listed above, it will run under
Microsoft Windows in a DOS box.
There are currently two other ports of Emacs that runs under Microsoft
Windows:
* Oemacs
......@@ -1979,7 +2014,7 @@ Finding/Getting Emacs and Related Packages
that shell-mode does not work due to the limitation of MS-DOS.
Anonymous ftp information:
/oak.oakland.edu:pub/msdos/oemacs/
ftp.coast.net:SimTel/vendors/gnu/oemacs/
* The other uses a proprietary X Windows emulator and therefore
the FSF does not think it deserves publicity.
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