[GEM Development] version of opengem for easy use for windows
veganalex at gmail.com
Sun May 7 22:51:23 PDT 2006
i know that OpenGEM doesn't run straight from package on my computer
through the basic NT commandline. i still think that it would be alot
better for people to have a program, made for just click-and-run use
@rob - i think it would be absolutely brilliant to have a gem-in-a-box
package! - i know how to make it for windows, but MacOS would be
rather more tricky, but i would be delighted to work in partnership
with someone to keep such a service up to date. then for linux, i do
have dual-boot winxp/ubuntu on my computer - i don't use linux much
though, but i would be delighted to learn how to package/distobute
packages for linux.
overall i think that an OpenGEM-in-a-box service would be very hand to
quite alot of people. I do not mind atall finding elsewhere to host
such a service, Shane, because I do know that you have donated an
awful lot of money into running the Shaneland server. i will look into
i would like a more over-all opinion of this, but i am going to go
ahead and start this project, because i believe that it will draw many
more people into having an easy-to-use gem environment, even if it
does run through another OS.
another point i'd like to make, i know that OpenGEM is being used as a
main freedos gui, but is there an install cd (iso) that can be
downloaded to just install the whole thing as an OS onto a computer as
of yet. i think that this would be a great help also to distributing
On 07/05/06, rob @ midworld. co. uk <rob at midworld.co.uk> wrote:
> Greetings -
> On 6 May 2006, at 21:05, Shane M. Coughlan wrote:
> > OpenGEM does not require DOSBOX to run on Windows XP. It install fine
> > onto XP, and runs without a hitch on my machine. Therefore, there is
> > no
> > need for the creation of a 'OpenGEM for Windows' package at this
> > juncture.
> In counterpoint to this, a DOSBox preinstalled with GEM (or at least
> the configuration and GEM installation and so forth) would be quite
> useful to me, at least, as I do not currently possess a windows
> machine; thus having a command I could run to fire up GEM (or even a
> set of directories I could copy into a dosbox directory and just hit
> "go") in a window would be quite useful.
> Though this shifts the focus away from GEM for Windows to a more
> general "GEM-in-a-box"...
> I think it's worth doing, personally, and could be useful. I'd
> certainly be willing to test and tweak on MacOS.
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