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CUI?
Extremely useful.
64%
 64%  [ 20 ]
Moderately useful
19%
 19%  [ 6 ]
I wouldn't care.
9%
 9%  [ 3 ]
Sort of useless
3%
 3%  [ 1 ]
What? Are you crazy?!
3%
 3%  [ 1 ]
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mastermind



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Indeed, MenuetOS is strange... It has 1280x1024 with 16 million colors but has no command line interface. How useful would such an interface (a "DOS box" kind of app) be?

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Post 07 Feb 2004, 18:38
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eet_1024



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Kind of like Mac-OS, before they started using unix.
Post 18 Feb 2004, 03:56
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compilax



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imho a cli would be real great. maybe the kernel should emulate text mode so u can start in command mode (i say emulate because 800x600+ res with a desent font like on mac os/x when u start in command mode [apple+s] looks a heap better), and it'll run 'cmdstart' or something instead of launcher. i might do somethikng like that in my branch (compilax.virtualdogshit.com).
Post 18 Feb 2004, 06:29
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Fortran77



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If you want to develop a next generation OS, what would be nice is to have a one-to-one relationship between a scripting language and the GUI. That way a script could be written by using the GUI with your mouse and keyboard, and scripts can be played back causing programs to launch, windows to open, close, etc.

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Post 14 Mar 2004, 22:44
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Mike Hibbett



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Fortran77 wrote:
If you want to develop a next generation OS, what would be nice is to have a one-to-one relationship between a scripting language and the GUI. That way a script could be written by using the GUI with your mouse and keyboard, and scripts can be played back causing programs to launch, windows to open, close, etc.


Fortran77? Man, thats showing your age. :o)

It's an interesting idea but I wonder how it would cope with windows being resized, or buttons being moved in a s/w upgrade causing scripts to fail.

Mike
Post 15 Mar 2004, 09:46
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Endre



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Fortran77 wrote:
If you want to develop a next generation OS, what would be nice is to have a one-to-one relationship between a scripting language and the GUI. That way a script could be written by using the GUI with your mouse and keyboard, and scripts can be played back causing programs to launch, windows to open, close, etc.


Logging and playing back can even be fully comprehensive similar to that of the various CAD systems' which use this method to help you getting back your work being lost after a system crash. Good idea!

Endre.

P.S.: I could imagine fortran77 to be the high-level language of MenuetOS. Am I alone?
Post 15 Mar 2004, 11:35
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Fortran77



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Yes, I am showing my age. My favorite languages include Fortran, Pascal (and now Oberon2) as well as assembly lanuage.

One thing that attracted me to MenuetOS is the fact that it is very effiencient when using the CPU and memory. This makes it ideal for running compute-intensive calculations for science and engineering. It would be great to have a Fortran compiler for MenuetOS.

John
Post 16 Mar 2004, 00:26
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Mike Hibbett



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Mike Hibbett
[quote="Endre]P.S.: I could imagine fortran77 to be the high-level language of MenuetOS. Am I alone?[/quote]

Well we already have an editor that only supports up to 80 characters, so that fits well with Fortran :o)
Post 16 Mar 2004, 08:34
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Endre



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Endre
Yes it would fit also for assembly (as) well, if it did not eat up the last character of the file, but it does Sad. However it is a good protection against virus authors who want to create their code with this editor. The code will never compile since the 't' is always missing at the end of the last ret instruction. MenuetOS is to protect and to serve! Smile

so a virus on any OS except MenuetOS looks like this
Code:
call destroy_everything
ret
    
It compiles, runs and destroys everyting but on MenuetOS:
Code:
call destroy_everything
re
    
-> Compilation error Smile
Post 17 Mar 2004, 20:13
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Ivan Poddubny



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There's a new TINYPAD in my distribution! It can even compile&run files by one mouse-click!
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