Category : Alternate Operating Systems - Quarterdeck DesqView, CP/M, etc
Archive   : DVDEVL12.ZIP
Filename : RBROWN.TXT

Output of file : RBROWN.TXT contained in archive : DVDEVL12.ZIP
Public Domain/Freeware/Shareware by Ralf Brown:

The MSDOS Interrupt List
A comprehensive listing of more than 4500 functions available
through interrupt calls on IBM PCs and compatibles. Includes both
documented and undocumented functions.
Current version: INTER33A (release 33, 1/3/93)
INTER33C (conversion programs)

An extract of the MSDOS Interrupt List containing the DESQview
and QEMM API calls. Updated whenever there have been significant
additions to the DESQview/QEMM calls in the Interrupt List.
Current version: DVINT33 (1/3/93)

A DESQview-aware communications program which sports seamless DSZ,
PCZ, or PUMA/MPt integration for file transfers; ANSI/VT102, VT52,
and AVATAR emulation (including 132 columns); speeds to 115200 bps;
a powerful macro language; dialing directory; ANSI music; and
more. Runs in 65K with DSZ, 46K without. While it works under
plain DOS, additional features are available under DESQview.
Current version: RBCOMM34 (v3.40 1/3/93)

A replacement for the Turbo C and Microsoft C spawn..() functions
which swaps the current program to disk, EMS, XMS, or raw extended
memory while the spawned program executes, leaving less than 300
bytes in memory. Also includes a variant for Turbo Pascal v4.0 or
Current version: SPWNO413 (v4.13 12/12/92)
Price: libraries free, full source code $100.

Exchange left control and CapsLock keys, as well as Esc and `/~.
Loads itself high, using just 64 bytes; needs only 128 bytes low
if no high memory is available.
Current version: RBKEYSWP (v2.0 6/22/91)

Public Domain library (with full source code and five sample TSRs)
for creating self-highloading TSRs which may be unloaded in any
order. Up to 256 TSRs created with AMISLIB may be installed
simultaneously, and TSRs can be as small as 128 bytes resident,
1.4K on disk. One of the sample TSRs is a popup which accesses
Current version: AMISL091 (v0.91 10/16/92)

DESQview API bindings for Turbo C.
Current version: DVGLUE10 (source)
DVGLUL10 (compiled)
DVGLU101 (update) (v1.01 8/12/88)
Note: a very early beta of the next release is available on
CS.CMU.EDU and SoundingBoard (1/3/93)

"Poor man's version" of TAME. Makes programs give up CPU time when
they are in an idle loop polling the keyboard for keystrokes.
Current version: DVKPOLL2 (6/18/88)
Note: This program has been superceded by DVPTAME.

"Not-so-poor man's version" of TAME. Tells DESQview to give the
remainder of a time slice away if the program is in an idle loop
polling the keyboard for keystrokes. Uses 0 bytes of memory.
Current version: DVPTAME (6/4/91)

Load device drivers only in those DESQview windows which need the
services of the driver, reducing the pre-DESQview overhead and thus
permitting larger DESQview windows.
Current version: DVDEVL12 (v1.20 1/3/93)
Note: as of DESQview 2.40, Quarterdeck's DEVICE.COM is able to install
drivers into the device chain in the same manner as DVdevload;
however, DEVICE uses eight times as much memory as DVdevload and
has a serious interaction with 4DOS/NDOS that can lead to system

An integrated environment for Borland's Sprint word processor and
Turbo C, Turbo Pascal, Turbo Assembler, Turbo Debugger, and CDECL.
Knows which compiler to invoke based on the file's extension, and
can run MAKE for multi-file projects.
Current version: SPTURBO (v2.3 Aug 1,1989)
Note: Do not expect any updates, as I no longer use Sprint as a
programming environment.

Delete or copy *.MSG files such that you only see those messages
from a Fidonet echomail area which interest you.
Current version: PURGEMSG (v1.00, 8/4/91)

Note: beginning 1/1/91, all packages are distributed in PKZIP archives with
authenticity verification. Please redistribute only the original
archives to preserve the authenticity information. If you receive
an archive dated after 1/1/91 which fails the authenticity check,
you should treat it with caution. If you receive an archive which
passes the PKZIP v1.1 check but displays an authenticity code other
than NWS235, then the archive has been deliberately tampered with
and should be deleted IMMEDIATELY.


On the Internet, by standard anonymous FTP from CS.CMU.EDU [].
Change directly to directory /afs/ with a
single command (directories above this are not accessible via
anonymous FTP). Don't forget to set "binary" mode! If you are
refused access to the directory, try again later; a fileserver
may have been down.

If connected to AFS, you can simply perform standard Unix/VMS/whatever
directory listing and file copies from the above directory.

On FIDOnet, from Soundingboard BBS 1:129/26 1-412-621-4604 14.4k HST, file req.
My programs are kept in file area 8 for those wishing to download

Alternate Distribution Points (new versions will be available here
usually within twelve hours of release):
Internet: on WSMR-SIMTEL20.ARMY.MIL [] in directories
PD1: where x is INFO for the Interrupt List, MODEM for
RBcomm, C for SPAWNO, ASMUTL for AMISLIB, DESQview for
must use mode "tenex" or "type L 8" to successfully FTP the files.
SIMTEL20 also has a number of mirror sites which contain all of
the files but may be a few days behind in updates. These include [],
[], [],
[], [] and
FIDO: SyncPoint BBS 1:261/1008 1-301-529-2584 File Requests.

Bitnet users may also retrieve items on SIMTEL20 via the following automated
mail servers:
(in Europe) TRICKLE@AWIWUW11 (Austria)
TRICKLE@DKTC11 (Denmark)
TRICKLE@DB0FUB11 (Germany)
TRICKLE@HEARN (Netherlands)
TRICKLE@EB0UB011 (Spain)
(elsewhere) TRICKLE@USACHVM1 (Chile)
Send a mail message containing the line
in the body for instructions.

DV-GLUE, DVKPOLL, DVINT, DVPTAME, DVdevload, and RBcomm are also available on
Fidonet BBSs belonging to DVNet.

The Interrupt List, AMISLIB, and SPAWNO are also available on Fidonet
BBSs belonging to the Programmer's Distribution Network.

  3 Responses to “Category : Alternate Operating Systems - Quarterdeck DesqView, CP/M, etc
Archive   : DVDEVL12.ZIP
Filename : RBROWN.TXT

  1. Very nice! Thank you for this wonderful archive. I wonder why I found it only now. Long live the BBS file archives!

  2. This is so awesome! 😀 I’d be cool if you could download an entire archive of this at once, though.

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