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[Savannah-hackers] submission of Help for FreeDOS - Experimental new imp

From: worldwiderob
Subject: [Savannah-hackers] submission of Help for FreeDOS - Experimental new implementation -
Date: Mon, 09 Sep 2002 08:11:40 -0400
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Robert John Platt <address@hidden> described the package as follows:
License: gpl
Other License: 
Package: Help for FreeDOS - Experimental new implementation
System name: help
Type: 2

This project is not part of the GNU Project, but it is GPL, aimed at FreeDOS 
and other DOS users. FreeDOS is a project to give a free and mostly GPL 
alternative for the commercial, and unsupported, MS-DOS. For example in DOSemu.

This particular project is to create a new implementation of \'help\', the HTML 
help viewer for FreeDOS. The reasons for a new implementation are:

1. the existing \'help\' does not support the keyboard as well as the MS-DOS 
version, nor is it implemented in a way that could easily be modified to 
support keyboard well.
2. the existing \'help\' is open-source but not GPL.
3. because of reason 2, GPL code cannot be used to expand or modify the 
existing program, only LGPL can.

This project aims to have:
- a search facility,
- cursor keys to select topics,
- a help history which can be navigated forwards as well as backwards,
- easy command line use; topics don\'t need to be named exactly,
- compile into either tiny or small memory model whilst having no practical 
limit on help page size.

Other Software Required:
Should run on any DOS clone, including FreeDOS under DOSEmu.

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