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2007
  • (Jan. 22)  lowdmaplus (fix for avoiding DMA in UMB in FreeDOS)
  • (May  1)   TDE 5.1v (text editor w/ menu, multi-win, regex s/r, mark lines/blocks/streams) 
    • (see above for tiny DR-DOS / DJGPP 2.03p2 background execution patch)
    • my own static GNU/Linux compile can be found here:   tdelinux.gz (w/ .tdecfg and .tdeshl)
  • (Jun. 10)  Adlib Tracker II 2.3.28 / 2.0.27 (OPL2/-3 tracker for DOS / DOSBox w/ .PAS player src) 
    • similar is AdPlay 1.6a (using AdPlug 2.1, C++)
    • (Nov. 23, 2010) sources finally available, see here and MIDI (MPU-401) fork here
  • (Jun. 19)  FastLZ (fast, tiny compression lib w/ 6pack example packer; MIT license)
  • (Sep.  4) GNU Pascal (patches for GCC 3.4.4 or 4.1.2)
  • (Sep. 19)  LPAQ1v2 ("lite PAQ" single-file compressor, 386 + 6 MB RAM minimum; website)
    • LPAQ8 is even better compression (esp. x86 filter) but needs 9 MB minimum
  • (Oct.  4) LZASM 0.56 ([mirror]; TASM-compatible, "Ideal"-only OMF assembler w/ SSE4/3DNow! support)
  • (Oct. 10)  PG 1.16 (pager/text file viewer w/ quite a few options; his CPIFNT 0.1 is also useful)  
  • (Oct. 15)  GRUB4DOS 0.4.3 (powerful multi-boot loader; see tutorial)
  • (Oct. 16)  XGCDROM 2.4 (combined XCDROM IDE with GCDROM SATA driver, GPL license)
    • see UIDE below for a newer, more updated driver
  • (Nov.  1)  e3 2.7.1 bin + src (tiny editor for DOS, Win9x, etc. w/ NASM srcs; use HX w/ Win9x .EXE)
  • (Nov. 20) ML1 v3 [local .ZIP] (script-driven macro cross compiler using NASM)
  • (Dec. 10) FDRC 0.2.1 (various changes)
  • (Dec. 31) Retro 0.4 (8086/CGA emulator in Java; can run FreeDOS, Minix, or Windows 2.0)
2008 
  • (Jan.   4) CPULEVEL 2007++ (adds separate 186, 486 checks; HTT detection testers wanted)
  • (Jan. 20) Vavoom 1.26 (final DOS version of updated Doom engine; bins + srcs are here; dislikes FreeDoom)
  • (Mar. 13) HIMEMX 3.32 (might be buggy on old 386s, unofficial fix here)
  • (Apr.   7) LBACACHE 2008 (XMS cache also w/ TICKLE for floppies)
  • (Apr. 10) StrongForth 1.4 (Forth but with "strong static type-checking")
  • (May   4) cabextract 1.2 (minor package adjustments)
  • (July    6) Info-Zip ZIP 3.0 (Bzip2 compression, >2 GB filesizes, split archives; src only) 
    • DJGPP 2.04 .EXEs w/ Bzip2 support:  zip30dj.zip (339k)
    • OpenWatcom 1.7a .EXEs (all PMODE/W, all Win32, and ZIP16 "low mem"):  zip30wat.zip (632k)
    • ZIP 3.1b beta srcs are also available here
  • (July    6) FBMD5 (MD5 tool, supports > 4 GB [EDR-DOS only], partial files, progress info, fast)
  • (July  11) Links2 2.1pre36 (text/graphical web browser; newer recompile)
    • elinks, wget also available
  • (July  13) Cutemouse 2.1b4 (by new maintainer: Eric Auer !)
  • (July  14) Graphics 2008 WIP (/9 and /X for ESC/P2 printers)
  • (July  25) FRED 0.870 (final? version of gfx IDE written in FreeBASIC; see thread about it)
  • (July  31) TEE 2.03
  • (Aug. 20) Jpeg2ps 1.9 (wraps .JPG into .PS)
  • (Aug. 29) Halibut R8112 (text formatting system; outputs to HTML, PDF, PS, man, info, .HLP, etc.)
  • (Sep.   3) TRCH 3.1f (translates chars; w/ new .DE, .EO, .PL, .FR translations; Cats lib src included)
  • (Sep.   4) FreeDOS EDIT 0.9a (Aitor's latest update using DFlat+)
  • (Sep. 19)  DN/2 2.14 beta (now w/ "DPMI32" version)
  • (Oct. 16)  FTE 0.50.01 CVS (folding text editor w/ tags, multiple undo, syntax highlight, etc.)
  • (Oct. 24)  PDCurses 3.4 (for DJGPP but srcs also fully support building via OpenWatcom, et al.)
  • (Nov.  4)  FreeDOS Fdisk 1.3.1 beta (SCSI / SATA / USB testers needed; backup first!!)
  • (Nov. 19) xWCopy 0.8.1 (tiny LFN-aware XCOPY w/ 8086 NASM src; minor bugfixes by CM)
  • (Nov. 23) Arachne v195;GPL (Glenn's final version of gfx web browser w/ most HTML 4.0)
    • (Mar. 9, 2010) Linux / svgalib version of v195;GPL now available
  • (Nov. 30) PC XFormer Classic 3.8 (fast Atari 8-bit emulator, open-sourced w/ Gemulator 9 CE)
  • (Dec. 10) ImageMagick 6.4.7 (thanks to Blair)
  • (Dec. 11) LZMA-Utils 4.32.7 (thanks again to Blair's hard work)
  • (Dec. 12) UNRAR 3.80.5

 2009 

  • (Jan.   9) GNU TexInfo 4.13r2 (bugfix release)
  • (Jan.  11) Insight 1.24 (8086-compatible, menu-driven, real mode debugger w/ NASM srcs)
  • (Feb. 15) Ncurses 5.7 for DJGPP 2.04 (thanks, Blair!)
  • (Feb. 15) Dialog 1.1 ("popular program in UNIX for adding a TUI interface to shell scripts")
  • (Feb. 25) GVFM 2.66 (graphical file manager w/ mouse wheel and DOS codepage support) 
  • (Feb. 27) 4DOS 8.00 (fixed swapping; added seterror, attrib /n, @isupper, @islower)
    • FreeDOS also mirrors this at ibiblio.org
    • this is apparently Lucho's last release ever (running out of relocs??)
    • will anybody try building this with OpenWatcom?? does it work?? 
  • (Mar.  1)  Whiptail 0.52.10 (draws TUI dialogs and collect user input, similar to Dialog)
  • (Mar.  2)  GPM 0.3.1 for DJGPP ("general purpose mouse" library)
  • (Mar.  8)  GNU indent 2.2.10 (cleans up your C srcs)
  • (Mar. 14) GdM's Engine 3D (screenshots; written with DJGPP / GCC's GNAT Ada compiler)
    • (works properly again with GCC 4.6.1, unlike buggy 4.5.x)
  • (Mar. 16) cdrkit 1.1.9 (needs APSI.SYS)
  • (Apr.10)  GRDB 9.6 ( .EXE w/ .ASM srcs; surprise update!)
  • (Apr. 15) MONOTONE 0.35 alpha (PC speaker etc. music tracker written in TP7 for CGA/8088+)
  • (Apr. 19) UPXDUMP (tiny .PAS tool to show stats of UPX-compressed files)
  • (Apr. 30) Info-Zip Unzip 6.0 (finally! now w/ Bzip2 support)
    • unz600x3.exe (official Unzip 6.0 sfx, 16-bit MSC + 32-bit DJGPPv2 .EXEs plus docs)
    • unzip60.zip     (full stock C sources w/ makefiles, etc.)
  • (May   5) UI21DEB (DOS386's helper TSR for runtime problems, debugging int 21h and file I/O)
  • (May 12) MinForth 1.5 (minimal, crash-proof, w/ debugger, written in C, supports TC or DJGPP)
  • (May 15) FreeDOS Chkdsk 0.92 (16-bit; use DOSFSCK for 32-bit)
  • (May 15) FreeDOS Defrag 1.32 
  • (May 20) old Gzip 1.2.4 hack (Ilia M.'s improved -9, better compression than normal -9)
    • this includes compile .BAT + full srcs and OpenWatcom 1.8 Win32 and DOS32 .EXEs
    • also compiles with DJGPP / GCC if you add -DNO_ASM to CFLAGS, remove all mentions of match.S else the output isn't the same)
    • see here for similar patch to ZLIB 1.2.4
  • (June   1) aPACK 1.00 (best 16-bit DOS binary packer around; now free for commercial use)
  • (June   5) CWS ED 1.6 (DEC EDT-alike editor, e.g. Gold PF1 key)
  • (June   7) DOSSOUND WIP (AC'97 sound driver and WAV file player for DOS)
  • (June 11) FreeDOS kernel 2038 (bugfixes; but must use 2037 for COUNTRY / NLSFUNC)
  • (July    9) SHSUCDX 3.03E (Jack Ellis' improved fork of the MSCDEX CD-ROM redirector clone)
  • (July    9) Exuberant Ctags 5.8 (generates TAGS file from 34 code languages; see changes)
    • compatible w/ the following DOS editors: VIM, VILE, JED, SETEDIT, GNU Emacs, or Mined
    • the 386+ Win32 .EXE runs under HX or you can compile via DJGPP
  • (July  18) JUPP (JOE) 2.8jupp1 (16-bit DOS compile of MirBSD's JOE 2.8 fork called JUPP)
  • (Aug.  2) FreeDOS kernel 2039 (integrated COUNTRY.SYS)
    • some regressions: Breadbox Ensemble, rare FAT32 corruption with big files)
  • (Aug. 11) DUGL 1.15 / DUGL Plus 0.3 (freeware MMX DJGPP games / gfx lib; see changes)
  • (Aug. 16) Destroy 2.4 (fancy file wiper w/ TP src for FreeDOS by MegaBrutal)
  • (Aug. 24) UMBPCI 3.80 (Intel X58 marked as unsupported)
  • (Sep.  9)  XST BASIC 1.91 (based upon Amos/Stos, many gfx + sound primitives, DJGPP lib)
  • (Sep. 15) Wolfenstein 3D/8086 (still needs VGA, and it's slow, but it works! thanks, Mike!)
  • (Sep. 22) GNU Bash 2.04r3 + src / 2.05br3 + src (for DJGPP; fixed shell func exec crash, e.g. Autoconf 2.64)
  • (Sep. 27) NSSI 0.60.38 (system information tool; see changes)
  • (Nov.  6 ) Nomyso 4.3 (Perl script to help convert MASM/TASM -> NASM)
  • (Nov. 16) HX 2.16 "stable" (partial Win32 emulation for DOS; now assembles with JWasm)
    • (Jun. 5, 2011) HX 2.17 "unstable" rc1 also available
  • (Nov. 22) GNU sed 4.2.1 (stream editor, can edit files or data from pipes via regex)
  • (Dec. 12) BEYE 6.1.0 (added SSSE3, SSE4.1+4.2, SSE4a in disasm; PE32+ support; bookmarks) 
    • default DOS compile is now 686+ only, but see here for recompile fix + .EXE
 2010
  • (Jan.  7) CWSDPMI r7 (4 GB support plus previous fixes, 4 MB pages == faster)
    • (Aug. 21, 2008) CWSDPMI + src r5 2008 update (w/ r5 2002's fixes + SSE support)
  • (Jan. 11) Star Commander 0.83 (DOS shell w/ C64 disk image support)
  • (Jan. 13) PE 1.17 (Japheth's binary dump tool:  dump libs, disasm, etc.)
  • (Jan. 13) paq8o8z (MMX/SSE2-aware compressor using CPUID, based upon paq8o8
  • (Jan. 26) Gumband 2.32 (based upon ZAngband, set in Moorcock's Eternal Champion tales) 
  • (Jan. 30) Bret's USB/UHCI drivers (for mice, joysticks, kbd, printers, disks: only Intel, Via)
  • (Feb.  2) GNU UnRTF 0.21.1 (.RTF -> HTML, LaTeX, text, PostScript)
  • (Feb. 22) ClamAV 0.95.3 (clamconf, clamscan, freshclam, sigtool w/ virus database)
    • also used by Blair's experimental FDAV 0.2.2 (TUI) frontend
  • (Feb. 22) WDe 0.31 (raw disk editor / viewer; now w/ better NTVDM support)
  • (Mar. 23) NDN 2.31.5309 (aka, Necromancer's DOS Navigator; see changes)
  • (Mar. 31) libsupp 6.4 (supplemental lib for DJGPP 2.03p2 / 2.04 to help w/ porting GNU apps)
  • (Apr.   4) Lzip 1.9 (port by rr; see original homepage)
  • (Apr.   6) FD touch 1.4.4 (converted to NASM; fixed -C option to work on readonly +R)
  • (May 19) LAME 3.98.4 (DJGPP compile; thanks, Robert!)
  • (Jun.    1) OpenWatcom 1.9 (C/C++/F77 compiler for DOS etc., 16-bit or 32-bit)
  • (Aug. 11) VILE 9.8 ("Vi Like Emacs", see changes.gz)
  • (Aug. 15) VIM 7.3 (see announcement; no more 16-bit DOS .EXE, use older 7.1 instead)
  • (Oct.   2) Bzip2 1.0.6 (DJGPP package)
  • (Oct. 26) Octasm 1.7 (nice and unique 386+ binary output assembler for DOS)
  • (Dec. 20) FD edlin 2.15 (NLS is still broken??)
    • 16-bit and 32-bit DOS OpenWatcom binaries are here
 2011 
  • (Mar. 25) DUGL Player 0.50 GUI (needs MMX; thanks, FFK)
  • (Apr. 25) GNU Emacs 23.3 (DJGPP support + bin .ZIPs; huge thanks to Eli Z. !!!!!)
  • (May  5)  Atari800 2.2.1 (Atari 8-bit emulator)
    • also see these freeware releases:  Yoomp! , BlasterHover Bovver
    • e.g. "atari800 -cart blaster_800.bin" (and press F7 to play using numpad + '0')
  • (May 17) GNU Readline 6.2 (DJGPP package; thanks, Juan)
  • (Jun. 24) GNU less 444 (DJGPP package, thanks again to Juan)
  • (Jun. 26) FreeDOS kernel 2040 (see SourceForge for bin/src downloads)
  • (Jun. 30) BRexx 2.1.9 (DJGPP compile w/ patch)
    • (Mar. 14, 2003) BRexx 2.1.0 (his old 16-bit BC31 compile)
  • (Aug.  2) JavaPC 1.0 (x86 PC emulator written in Java)
  • (Aug.  5) FD Devload 3.25 (manually load device drivers outside of CONFIG.SYS)
  • (Aug.  6) FD Help 1.0.7 (.html help for common DOS commands)
  • (Aug.  8) FD debug / debugx 1.25 (supports 386+, FPU, MMX instructions)
  • (Aug. 12) LZO 2.06 (very fast data compression library written in ANSI C, GPL)
  • (Aug. 12) FD CPIDOS 3.0 (Henrique's DOS codepages)
  • (Aug. 21) DUGL Viewer 0.40 GUI (JPG, PNG, BMP, GIF, PCX -- needs MMX)
  • (Aug. 27) Nano-X / NXlib / FLTK 1.3.0 (for DJGPP; thanks, Georg)
  • (Sep. 16) File 5.09 (DJGPP .EXE; *nix-style file i.d. via "magic"; see homepage or FTP)
  • (Sep. 26) FD KEYB 2.01 (minor bugfixes)
  • (Oct. 16) RHBVS 4.80 (heuristic-based virus scanner)
  • (Oct. 31) YASM 1.2.0 (see release notes)
  • (Nov.  6)  VMSMOUNT 0.5b (mount shared folders for DOS via VMware Player 3.0)
  • (Nov.  9)  Paku Paku 1.6 (Pac-Man clone via TP7 for IBM PC 5150, 8088+CGA ... and newer)
  • (Nov. 15) TestDisk 6.13 (recover lost partitions; make non-booting disks bootable)
  • (Dec.   9) SYSLINUX 4.05 (used by official FreeDOS 1.0 CDs; see changes)
  • (Dec. 12) UPX 3.08 (but also see iBiblio for UPX-UCL DJGPP builds)
  • (Dec. 23) FD KPDOS 3.1 (Henrique's FreeDOS KEYB layouts)
2012
  • (Jan.   1) FreePascal 2.6.0 (see user changes or new features)
  • (Jan.   2) FreeDOS 1.1 (thanks, Bernd; grab "BASE" + srcs' .iso [install only, no liveCD] here)
  • (Jan.  19) CC386 4.07 (32-bit C99 compiler for DOS [MZ] or Win32 [PE])
    • (Jan.  14) Orange C 4.1.25 (Win32 [PE] output runs also in DOS w/ included HX runtime)
  • (Jan.  21) GNU ed 1.6 (DJGPP package; thanks, Juan)
  • (Feb.   7) DOSLFN 0.41b (DBCS bugfix; also mirrored on iBiblio)
  • (Feb.   7) FreeDOS kernel 2041 (minor fixes; see SourceForge for bin or src downloads)
  • (Feb. 12) DOSUTILS 02/2012 (improved RPN, SELECT, FORM; added FNTOOL)
  • (Mar.   1) NBASM32 00.26.45 (freeware for DOS/DJGPP and Win32; w/ NBDISASM)
  • (Apr.   8) GNU Gawk 4.0.1 (bytecode and debugger updates)
    • read an interview with Alfred Aho here
    • (Aug. 10, 2011) get Kernighan's "one true AWK" from here
      • (Oct. 10, 2010) get Guenter's OW 16-bit .EXEs + patches here (or mirror)
  • (May    2) zlib 1.2.7 (DJGPP package; see original here
  • (May    9) mined 2012.22 (UTF-8 / ISO-8859-x / codepage text editor w/ menus)
    • has various convenient input methods for DOS (e.g. Esperanto x-method)
    • e.g. try "mined -u myutf8.txt" to edit / view E-o UTF-8 in FreeDOS under cp853
  • (May  12)  FreeDoom 0.8-beta1 (all new BSD-ish levels for Eternity or Boom engines)
  • (May  13) GNU Diffutils 3.2r3 (DJGPP package)
  • (May  17) Flwriter 1.2 (WYSIWIG text processing GUI using FLTK via DJGPP)
  • (May  22) DX-Forth 3.97 (nice 16-bit Forth, even allows simple multitasking apps and LFNs)
  • (May  30) mTCP w/ srcs ("APM aware, X-/Y-modem Telnet transfer, faster FTP client sends")
    • see Russell Nelson's page or Georg Potthast's site for packet drivers (info, bins, srcs)
    • (VirtualBox + FreeDOS + VT-X also works for those without native hardware support)
  • (June   8) DosLynx v0.43b (Lynx-like www using TurboVision: real mode, DPMI16, DPMI32)
  • (June 27) VenomGFX 8.31 (Laaca's FreePascal VESA gfx lib)
  • (June 29) FASM 1.70.03 (for semi-recent major feature additions, see here)
    • (Oct. 21) also see "development" 1.71.05
  • (July    2) Hammer of Thyrion 1.5.4 (Hexen 2 [Quake 1 engine] backported to DOS/DJGPP)
  • (July    7) GNU Gzip 1.5 (DJGPP build)
  • (July    8) Gifsicle 1.67 (.GIF animation creator / optimizer; DJGPP port by rr of BTTR)
  • (July  12) XPL0 3.0 / XPLPX 3.40 (GPL'd 16-/32-bit compilers w/ .ASM srcs, examples, docs)
  • (July  15) JEMM386 5.78 (see changes; thanks, Japheth)
  • (July  26) EdiTury 3.54 (portable editor w/ .RTF out; GPL, written in FPC; mirrored on iBiblio)
  • (July  28) GNU BinUtils 2.22r4 (DJGPP package; DXE3 fix)
  • (July  28) Lua 5.2.1 (DJGPP package w/ DXE for .so package loading support)
    • but Lua can still (mostly) be compiled with -DLUA_ANSI for ANSI C89
    • see http://www.lua.org/tests/ for running the test suite (5.1, 5.2)
  • (Aug.   1) Mpxplay 1.59 final (see changes)
  • (Aug.   8) 4tH 3.61.5 (Forth for TurboC/8086 and DJGPP/386, etc.)
  • (Aug. 17) Bloček 1.36b (see original homepage here)
  • (Aug. 20) FreeBASIC 0.24.0 (see changes etc. here)
    • you need CWSDPMI (r7 or r5 2008) or Japheth's HDPMI32 to use SSE in raw DOS
  • (Aug. 22) GNU GDB 7.5 (GNU's source-level debugger; now w/ DJGPP reloc limit fix)
  • (Aug. 23) ObjConv 2.15 (Agner Fog's converter / disasm ; should work under HX or recompile)
    • (Aug. 2009) Japheth made a special ObjConv 2.09 DOS binary (w/ srcs)
  • (Aug. 26) GNU grep 2.14 (DJGPP 2.04 only [not 2.03p2]; thanks, Juan)
  • (Aug. 26PCRE 8.31 (DJGPP package; see original site)
  • (Sep.   1) XZ Utils 5.0.4 (DJGPP package, for .xz and .lzma; see original site)
  • (Sep.   3) p7zip 9.20.1-pre (DJGPP + FSU pthreads; see original site)
    • functional but still slightly buggy (mostly based upon Khusraw's older 9.13)
  • (Sep.   6) dos2unix 6.0.2 (convert to/from various text line-ending formats)
  • (Sep.   7) JWasm 2.08a (MASM v6 clone, much improved Watcom WASM, see changes)
  • (Sep.   9) NASM 2.10.05 (see changes)
  • (Sep. 12) JWlink 1.9 beta 8 (improved fork of OpenWatcom's WLINK)
  • (Sep. 23) OpenSSL 1.0.1c (thanks, Juan)
  • (Sep. 23) GCC 4.7.2 (see changes; but Ada regression, gnatmake needs LFNs again)
  • (Oct. 14) Regina Rexx 3.7 (interpreted + structured glue HLL, see Wikipedia)
      • see Kilowatt Software's classic (TRL2) Rexx tutorial here
  • (Oct. 15) UIDE+XMGR+RDISK Oct. 15 (thanks, Jack)
  • (Oct. 25) Doszip 2.37 (small TUI file manager w/ LFN support and built-in unzip)
  • (Oct. 29) WCD 5.2.3 (nice easy change-directory tool w/ tree view, etc.)