SVARDOS HELP SYSTEM ver 20220412[todo]

SvarDOS: The project's TODO list

* Replace the default (FreeDOS) edit with a smaller alternative (?) that is: - TINY (a dozen of KiBs or so) - relatively simple: no need for advanced text editing features, just enough to comfortably edit small (<64K) configuration files - 8086-compatible and have modest memory requirements - multi-lang (kitten library) - capable of (limited) copy/pasting between two files * replace FreeCOM by SvarCOM * improve installer so user can choose the target disk * COUNTRY settings shall be configurable by localcfg (and user should be able to define local preferences through an easy-to-use wizard during install time) * out-of-the box networking support: - requires shipping lots of packet drivers with SvarDOS... Should CRYNWR be part of the install set? Or only selected, most popular drivers? Or maybe this could be provided as a "supplemental" floppy disk? - user should be asked for its NIC model at install time - installer could also ask for a basic DHCP / static configuration * install.com - MBR changes could be done by the installer itself instead of system()-calling fdisk * help - write more useful content! - basic DOS commands (directories, copy/rename/delete files, etc) - common configuration files (autoexec, config.sys, pkg.cfg, wattcp.cfg..) - networking guide - memory management basics - ... * test new versions of software and update packages accordingly. special care must be taken for core things: kernel, command.com, fdisk, himemx... * add new, useful software to the SvarDOS repository (see the rules) * further NLS support, improvements of existing translations and adding new languages -> would be nice to have some kind of web interface for submitting and reviewing translations * all user-facing CORE packages should be NLS-aware (translatable) * possibly plenty of other things =============================

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