Linked by Michael Hill on Thu 7th Oct 2010 14:59 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes This is a painful article to write. I've been a longtime fan and user of what is affectionately known as PC/GEOS over the years. However, I'm fearing we're nearing the end of GEOS.
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I use PC/GEOS
by warriorspot on Sat 9th Oct 2010 18:00 UTC
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I just used NewWrite (NewDeal Office 3.2a) to write my resume two weeks ago. I use the Postscript Compatible printer driver and print to a file. The Mac automatically converts the postscript to PDF. I've also used NewCalc to generate invoices, and NewDraw to create architecture diagrams for software engineering work. NewFile is really cool database/form designer. I use the Scrapbook program to create "stencils" (UML, Flowchart) for NewDraw.

NewBasic is a little buggy but is useful for small projects.

I have GEOS installed on my two dedicated DOS machines, and I run it in DOSBox on my Mac. Recently I downloaded the SDK and have played around with that. It has its own OO layer that generates C that is then compiled by Borland C++ 4.5. Its a pretty interesting SDK... a little hard to get used to at first, but its a truly OO message-passing based API.

Now as for what I would like to see happen to it? Ideally, open source it. If not that, finish the 32 bit version that has modern networking support, and a modernized "Specific UI". I would also like to see Breadbox just bundle it with DOSBox.

**EDIT** I just read the CEO's post, so it looks like work on 32 bit GEOS continues slowly but surely. There must be some way for Breadbox to involve hobbiest developers in PC/GEOS. Maybe get the SDK to work with GCC or a Linux version of the SDK? A Developer portal? Maybe open-source some part of the office suite or one of the other programs? A contest of some kind?

Edited 2010-10-09 18:09 UTC

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