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lynx-dev Windows,Dos and Lynx

From: kifox
Subject: lynx-dev Windows,Dos and Lynx
Date: Fri, 22 May 1998 13:38:33 +0200

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>     * Subject: Re:
> Lynx &
>       Wind
>     * From: address@hidden (Michael Sokolov)
>     * Date: Fri, 22 May 98 01:28:30 -0400
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>Doug Kaufman <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Although there have been some postings about the theoretical possibility
>> of using lynx with Windows 3.x, I don't believe that anyone has actually
>> succeeded in making a lynx executable that functions in Windows 3.x,
>> either as a Windows program or as a DOS program that works in a DOS
>> window.
>The CURRENT DJGPP version of Lynx should run just fine in a DOS386 virtual
>machine (called a "Windows DOS box" by plebeans).
>> If you have Windows 3.1, you have DOS and can run lynx after
>> exiting from Windows.
>It is not necessary to exit DOS386/Windows. You can establish the network
>connection, then start DOS386/Windows, and run Lynx in a VM. (Just don't run a
>WINSOCK that grabs the packet driver for itself.)

Michael, you've never actually tried running the CURRENT DJGPP version of 
Lynx using "Windows DOS box" as you put it have you? Apperently not, 
because as Doug said, it doesn't work. On the machines I've tried it on,
running lynx after loading the packet driver from windows locks the computer
up, and it's not the packet driver (dosppd v06) that's causing this, since 
I can run MSKERMIT 3.16, a number of KA9Q clones, and other dos programs
under WFWG 3.11 using BOOTP via this packet driver.

So the correct answer to this so far is no, the DOS version of Lynx doesn't 
work under Windows....

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