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lynx-dev Bad DOS lynx binary (Was: Mmory problems in DOS.)

From: Doug Kaufman
Subject: lynx-dev Bad DOS lynx binary (Was: Mmory problems in DOS.)
Date: Wed, 27 Oct 1999 08:14:06 -0700 (PDT)

On Tue, 26 Oct 1999, Fernando Fernandez Fuentes wrote:

> From: Fernando Fernandez Fuentes <address@hidden>
> To: Doug Kaufman <address@hidden>, address@hidden
>     I have found a bug in the compiled version for DOS in 21/10/99:
>     When Trying to get files from a "http" page (not a ftp), the maximum 
> size of the gettable file is the KB abailable in the conventional DOS  
> memory. 
> This is not deppending on what kind of memory (EMS or XMS) has been 
> defined to work.
> Why? can I make something, other than re-install the old version "2.8"?
>     Anyway, getting files over ftp mode Lynx is more slower than in http
> mode is (2000 to 3000 CPS, against 4500 to 5500 CPS).).

I am not sure that the limit is really the conventional memory in
DOS, but I can confirm that the binary stops downloading http files
when incomplete. On my machine, it stops at about 160K. I found the
same problem in a binary of dev.9 that I had compiled with SLang.
Thus we see it with both SLang and PDCurses compiles. Both of these
were compiled with WATT-32 2.0 dev.rel.6. Previous compiles with
dev.rel.5 (patched) worked well. I recompiled dev.12 with the WATT-32
2.0 dev.rel.5 (patch1 + Gisle's patch of 26 Aug 1999 to close.c). It
now seems to work for downloading via http. I don't see what caused
the problem. Perhaps Gisle can look at this. New binary now available
""; or

Thanks for the bug report.

Doug Kaufman
Internet: address@hidden

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