iWindoze writes: “I was just over at the SEAL homepage and noted a thread where the possibility of a brand new rewrite was being kicked around. It looks like SEAL 3.x will be completely rewritten from scratch… Here’s the link to the discussion. Also worthy of note, the Hybrid OS web site just went up, and a new release of their version of SEAL is expected soon.”
Discussion Regarding SEAL 3.x Rewrite
Submitted by iWindoze 2002-06-17 OS News 10 Comments
(quote)HybridOS is a 32-bit graphical user interface (GUI) for DOS. It supports many advanced features, such as a dynamic linking system (XDL), sound and other multimedia functions (SFA), multilingual support, and more! The minimum system requirements are as follows:(/wquote)
this will run if installed when i reboot do DOS in Win98se???
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Both of these are simply UIs for DOS. They are just like any DOS program. They will not replace DOS or Win98se if you install them. Right now they don’t do much besides demonstrate their API and such. Pretty much all you can do from a user standpoint is try out the calculator, admire the Windows/OSX like interface, and think of possibilities for it. I myself look forward to future releases and hope to use it for something useful in the not-too-distant-future on a Pentium 90 or so running FreeDOS and SEAL.
i have tried seal a while back and found it fairly decent, you use it just like another program. it was a pretty decent for a gui, but you could tell it was early on in development. i am looking forward to new features and a more complete gui. keep up the good work!
i understand this is just something experimental for now, not like it is going to be my main OS, just something to play with when i have time, maybe i can contribute to it, maybe not, who knows? untill i get it running and poke around with it…
(quote)HybridOS is a 32-bit graphical user interface (GUI) for DOS. It supports many advanced features, such as a dynamic linking system (XDL), sound and other multimedia functions (SFA), multilingual support, and more! The minimum system requirements are as follows:(/wquote) http://hybrid-os.sourceforge.net/about.php
inquiring minds want to know…
Well at least it’s a novel idea. But seriously, this isn’t going to lead to anything useful, is it?
I’m going to keep saying this until the world’s clueless imbeciles kick me off of every last forum on the net: The single most important app any alternative OS can have is a functional web browser. If no one can use your OS to surf the web and check their email, then nobody will care about your OS. Not today, not tomorrow, not EVER. A rewrite is a good idea, since SEAL is the only DOS gui in the whole freakin’ world that takes longer to load than Windows, but if you are going to undertake a major revision it should be with the intention of making the new product genuinely useable, and in the present era that means internet ready.
I have found not long time ago another GUI written completly on Pascal (Named System 2001 v6, but now BlueBoard).
I see it more powerful for two things:
multitasking (under DOS
32bits grapic engine (that mean drop shadows of menus and transparency of windows ala XP).
Check it and ell me if don’t look promising?
Just my 0.0002 cents
From all the screenshots i have seen of SEAL2, it is obvious, they had ripped of Windows XP icons. Isn’t this illegal?
As for SEAL, I’ll admit that I practically have no knowlegde of C, but the little knowlegde I have of C, the source code is enough to scare away interested parties. Maybe a rewrite would be a good idea.