Some interesting programs (Linux / DOS)

Eric Auer writes:

I hope this is a bit interesting for you to know, but it is NOT MEANT TO BE USEFUL INFO CONCERNING FREEDOS. For FreeDOS, only lbacache*.zip and undelete.zip are interesting, plus the bonus tools packaged with them, plus the fact that there is some more more or less useful stuff online in the same directory :-).

Things that are online: (Eric's web site)

[eric@gnome] (.../stuff/soft) $ ls
copying.txt            nl2pho-c.zip           terminal-rom.tar.gz
dosdosfsck-alpha.zip   nl2pho2.pl             terminal.zip
eecho.asm              numfiltNL.c            thumbify.sh.txt
eecho.com              oszi-neu.tgz           txt2phoNL.pl
feuer-eric.tgz         rtf2html.tgz           undelete.zip
lbacache-devel.zip     secumod-2.0.tgz        xwatchwin-ea-zoom.tgz
lbacache.zip           specials

I have moved the weirder things (emmsys, pmlib, special versions...) to special. So what is left? eecho, now included in lbacache (with additional .sys version) to echo ansi escape strings.

dosdosfsck:
crappy. Made of an old version. Would be pretty cool if made from dosfsck 2.8 for Linux (quite powerful chkdsk!). I am hoping that Bart Oldeman does a better port, so I stopped working on it. I hope Bart has still the plan to port dosfsck!?
Feuer:
Some graphical effect for Linux.
Lbacache:
The -devel version is definitely better than the standard version (floppy support and less DOS memory needed) but still without write cache...
NL2pho
converts Dutch text to phoneme strings for the free MBROLA speech synthesizer.
Oszi
is a very sketchy port of a graphical effect made by a friend of a friend to Linux.
Secumod
is a security addon for older Linux kernels, which I have improved from unuseable to almost beta (don't get confused by the 2.0 version number :-)).
Terminal-ROM
is a version of my Terminal to boot from ROM, made by KenYap.
Terminal
is a serial terminal software which should work on any 8086, with builtin ANSI subset support.
Thumbify
is something to create thumbnails for my homepage (needs further editing of the html by hand, but is nice anyway).
Xwatchwin
is something for Linux that tries to maintain a zoomed/magnified copy of a selected window in realtime, also supposed to be useable via network. Port of a tool which was intended for network window watching in a classroom so that the pupils would see what the teacher is doing, so that they can follow her example...

PS: Although not many people need serial terminals, FreeDOS "customers" definitely may be among them.