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Re: lynx-dev FTP under MSDOS

From: dickey
Subject: Re: lynx-dev FTP under MSDOS
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 1999 19:46:23 -0400 (EDT)

I collect patches and (try to) integrate them.  If it's not possible to
put them on an ftp site, you can mail them to me.
>     It is well known that Lynx did not support FTP in it's MSDOS  
> incarnation. And there was another fault that annoyed me much enough too.  
> I mean the "z" key that must immediately abort *any* current network  
> operation at *any* moment. As a matter of fact, it works only in the case  
> of living connection, but when occassional disconnect suddenly occurs (it  
> is quite real in my circumstances) or another side simply goes down or  
> stops responding, Lynx ceases to accept regular key strokes (hangs up),  
> and the only way to exit is ctrl+break or reboot.  
>     I tell about this two problems in the past, because it seems that  
> I've resolved them. The root of these deficiences was burried in the TCP  
> library (TCPLIBDJ), which was used for compiling the DOS version of Lynx  
> (not in the Lynx itself). I was forced to hack it. 
>     I could mail this hacked version, but I don't want to overload your  
> traffic without explicit permission. It is about 100 kb, you know. 
>     Who is interested, please contact me privately, because I do not  
> receive all the list mailings. 
>     With great respect and the best wishes. 
>     Igor 

Thomas E. Dickey

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