Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 11th Feb 2014 23:11 UTC
Amiga & AROS

The Amiga Operating System implementation of FUSE has been realized via a project called Filesysbox by Leif Salomonsson. A special thanks goes out to Leif for allowing his hard work to be utilized.

Amiga programmer extraordinaire Fredrik Wikström was then commissioned to port Filesysbox over to AmigaOS. Fredrik took the original code and updated it to AmigaOS 4.1 standards. This work included utilizing advanced DOS features such as object notification and the new file system API which seeks to completely avoid the esoteric DOS packet interface. Colin Wenzel is the main man behind the advanced DOS features.

Since I'm sure at least some of you will do a double-take upon reading this summary: they're referring to another kind of DOS.

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Comment by Drumhellar
by Drumhellar on Wed 12th Feb 2014 00:32 UTC
Drumhellar
Member since:
2005-07-12

For the uninitiated, here's a list of other DOS's:

AMSDOS
ANDOS
AppleDOS
Atari DOS
Commodore DOS
CSI-DOS
ProDOS

And, for MS-DOS varients:
MS-DOS
PCDOS
86-DOS
DR-DOS (which includes PalmDOS, NovellDOS and OpenDOS)
FreeDOS
RX-DOS
PTS-DOS
ROM-DOS
EmbeddedDOS
NX-DOS
and ZDOS

Wikipedia has info on most of those:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DOS

And, a more comprehensive list that includes DOS-like operating systems that don't use the name DOS:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_DOS_operating_systems

Edited 2014-02-12 00:36 UTC

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RE: Comment by Drumhellar
by leech on Wed 12th Feb 2014 01:06 UTC in reply to "Comment by Drumhellar"
leech Member since:
2006-01-10

Ah good ol' AtariDOS.... there were a ton of variants on the old 8-bits as well, like SmartDOS.

So the question is, is this going to be 'backported' to the Classic Amiga 3.x systems?

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RE: Comment by Drumhellar
by umccullough on Wed 12th Feb 2014 03:36 UTC in reply to "Comment by Drumhellar"
umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

And, for MS-DOS varients:
MS-DOS
PCDOS
86-DOS
DR-DOS (which includes PalmDOS, NovellDOS and OpenDOS)
FreeDOS
RX-DOS
PTS-DOS
ROM-DOS
EmbeddedDOS
NX-DOS
and ZDOS


Heh, you missed 4DOS and Norton NDOS (the latter is something I used quite a bit during the 90s)

Edit: I guess technically it was a shell.

Edited 2014-02-12 03:37 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by Drumhellar
by nkoch on Wed 12th Feb 2014 13:39 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Drumhellar"
nkoch Member since:
2014-02-12

For us best-agers, I would like to add TRSDOS and NEWDOS80;-)

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RE: Comment by Drumhellar
by Vanders on Wed 12th Feb 2014 10:48 UTC in reply to "Comment by Drumhellar"
Vanders Member since:
2005-07-06

Not forgetting DOS/360 (Yes, that 360).

Anyway, nice work Amiga guys: porting very UNIX centric code to a non-*NIX platform is always fraught with difficulty.

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RE[2]: Comment by Drumhellar
by Doc Pain on Wed 12th Feb 2014 15:13 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Drumhellar"
Doc Pain Member since:
2006-10-08

Not forgetting DOS/360 (Yes, that 360).


And therefore let me remember you of the very special DOS/ES. :-)

Anyway, nice work Amiga guys: porting very UNIX centric code to a non-*NIX platform is always fraught with difficulty.


It is, but it allows adopting system components coming from UNIX / Linux more easily, and file system support is a very important aspect of interoperability which can benefit every OS that implements access to a wide range of file systems. Excellent work!

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RE[2]: Comment by Drumhellar
by Drumhellar on Wed 12th Feb 2014 20:18 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Drumhellar"
Drumhellar Member since:
2005-07-12

I should have inclued the one true DOS, which DOS/360 is, seeing as how that is the only DOS that was actually called, simply, "DOS", at least according to the DOS Wiki page I linked to.

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RE[3]: Comment by Drumhellar
by Alfman on Thu 13th Feb 2014 06:53 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Drumhellar"
Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

I got to use Concurrent DOS at one point (at least that's what I think it was). And it really worked, we were able to completely replace MSDOS with it and multiprocessed our communication software just fine. It was darned impressive to have programs running in parallel, like running fax/modem software in the background while working on the system in the foreground.


It was vaguely similar to what tmux offers by letting you have multiple consoles to run programs simultaneously.


This reminds me of all the software work I did back in the day... some people might shudder at how computers were back then, but I was quite fond of it. Back then everything was targeted for geeks, now it's targeted at laymen. We've become a niche in our own industry.

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RE: Comment by Drumhellar
by bassbeast on Sat 15th Feb 2014 09:15 UTC in reply to "Comment by Drumhellar"
bassbeast Member since:
2007-11-11

Uhhhh...kinda pointless,thanks.

I mean if this was USAToday or CNN? Then sure, explain away. But this is OSNews, a place where folks go that like to read about different CPU arches and indie OSes like Kolibri and Amiga so I'm sure that most if not all didn't see the word DOS and think "Cool I can run Windows 3.x on it!" but instead simply thought Disk Operating System.

Heck some of us old farts are even old enough to have written our first programs in some of those alternative Disk Operating Systems so its not like a shock that it isn't MS-DOS. Any other "Commodore Commanders" in the house?

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Fuse for 4.1
by uridium on Wed 12th Feb 2014 01:53 UTC
uridium
Member since:
2009-08-20

Seriously awesome! I really can't wait to try this at home tonight on the Sam440!

Very exciting!!!
<3 this.

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Atari DOSes
by randy7376 on Wed 12th Feb 2014 15:23 UTC
randy7376
Member since:
2005-08-08

On the Atari side, you missed MyDOS and SpartaDOS!

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Where to get the source
by SzoylentGreen on Thu 13th Feb 2014 22:03 UTC
SzoylentGreen
Member since:
2013-05-08

Would anyone have a download link for the source code?

I don't currently have an Amiga, but I'm real curious how filesystems are handled.

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lol
by MORB on Sun 16th Feb 2014 21:26 UTC
MORB
Member since:
2005-07-06

rofl

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