|CFV: comp.os.msdos.djgpp firstname.lastname@example.org (1995-05-01)|
|From:||email@example.com (Warren Lavallee)|
|Date:||1 May 1995 16:12:23 -0400|
|Organization:||Usenet Volunteer Votetakers|
|Expires:||23 May 1995 00:00:00 GMT|
FIRST CALL FOR VOTES (of 2)
unmoderated group comp.os.msdos.djgpp
comp.os.msdos.djgpp DOS GNU C/C++ applications and programming environment.
Votes must be received by 23:59:59 UTC, 22 May 1995.
This vote is being conducted by a neutral third party. For voting
questions only contact Warren Lavallee <warren@Syra.NET>. For
questions about the proposed group contact Charles Sandmann
This CFV has been cross-posted to:
And EMailed to:
comp.os.msdos.djgpp will be a newsgroup dedicated to all aspects of
DJGPP, which is a port of several GNU utilities and development tools
to DOS. Areas which would be welcome for discussion:
1. Support for applications compiled with this package
2. Installation and configuration advice
3. Help with environment specific features, such as hardware interrupts
4. Advice on porting code to this environment and status of ports
5. Discussions on adding features and new releases
6. Brief (20 lines or less) announcements of new or major release DJGPP
related commercial/shareware/freeware products, with a pointer to
web/ftp/email for more information. Products may be briefly
mentioned in replies to specific problems.
Areas which would be inappropriate:
1. Material which is covered in the FAQ (available from oak.oakland.edu:
/pub/msdos/djgpp/faq100.zip and other simtel mirrors). A mini-FAQ
with a pointer to the full FAQ will be posted weekly.
2. Questions or bug reports on GNU code not specific to DJGPP. If the
user cannot determine if a bug is DJGPP specific, an brief initial
posting would be acceptable.
3. General programming questions.
The proposed newsgroup will be linked to the firstname.lastname@example.org
mailing list through a bi-directional gateway to provide for users
without news access. The gateway software (and node) have already been
There are hundreds of useful utilities (and thousands of programmers)
which use DJGPP to avoid the 640K memory barrier under DOS. Users often
require additional help getting this environment to work under the
various combinations of memory managers and DOS emulation environments
(such as OS/2, Windows, Windows NT).
This subject is currently supported by a mailing list, which has
over 500 subscribers (some of which are local mail exploders and
mail-to-local-news gateways) and currently averages 26 messages per
day (which has doubled each year since 1992). There are an additional
500 subscribers to djgpp-announce, which announces new ports and
availability of new releases of the software. The heavy traffic has
caused a loss of readership, and a newsgroup would enhance the ability
to cross reference related information in other related groups. A group
in the comp.os.msdos hierarchy would enhance the awareness of DOS users
to the available applications and tools.
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