Friday, January 2, 2009

FreeDOS Wiki

Previously, I wrote about the FD-DOC site move. So the time has come to migrate away from FD-DOC, and start managing everything "centrally". We have a MediaWiki provided for us by the kind folks at SourceForge. For the last 2 weeks, I've been copying & pasting documentation from FD-DOC into the Wiki at SourceForge, where it is more visibly part of the larger "FreeDOS community" - where everyone can help to contribute, and it's not in just one person's hands.

I'm happy to report that I've finished this important milestone - the HOWTOs, mini-HOWTOs, the FreeDOS Spec, and FreeDOS Manifesto have been migrated into the FreeDOS Wiki! How the old FD-DOC Wiki maps into the new FreeDOS Wiki:

FreeDOS Wiki

  • Main Page- FreeDOS Information Sheet


  • Howto- list of all HOWTOs
  • Laptops- FreeDOS on Laptops
  • Games- Gamers How To
  • Network- DOS Networking HOWTO
  • Advocacy- FreeDOS advocacy How-to
  • Coding- FreeDOS Coding How-to
  • Contribute- FreeDOS Contribute How-to
  • Install- FreeDOS install How-to. Also includes FreeDOS with VirtualPC Mini How-to, by Renee Brandt.
  • Package- FreeDOS package How-to
  • Patching- Kernel patch submit How-to


  • 3Com- 3Com Packet Driver Mini How-to, by J├│hann "Myrkraverk" ├ôskarsson
  • Subversion- SVN at SourceForge Mini How-to
  • Distributions- FreeDOS Distribution Mini How-to
  • International- FreeDOS International Support Mini How-to
  • NFS- FreeDOS NFS Networking Mini How-to, by John Harrison
  • Htmlhelp- Html Help Tags
  • USB- USB Boot Disk, by Rui Miguel Silva Seabra . Merged with USB Boot Disk with Windows Vista, by freedosuser.

FreeDOS Spec

  • FreeDOS Spec- the FreeDOS Spec
  • Bug tracking system- appendix to the FreeDOS Spec
  • Config.sys- appendix to the FreeDOS Spec
  • Country codes- appendix to the FreeDOS Spec
  • Dos commands- appendix to the FreeDOS Spec
  • Extension commands- appendix to the FreeDOS Spec
  • Internal commands- appendix to the FreeDOS Spec
  • Ralf Brown's Interrupt List- appendix to the FreeDOS Spec

FreeDOS Manifesto

  • Manifesto- the FreeDOS Manifesto (English only)

For those that are curious: the next step will be to go through these Wiki entries again, and split out topics into separate entries. For example, the entry on DOS commands contains a list of every FreeDOS/MS-DOS command, including its usage. It would be better to have a separate Wiki entry for each command. But this will take some time, and I'll need your help. If you're interested in contributing, all you need to edit the FreeDOS Wiki is a username on SourceForge.

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