What is XGS and XGS-DOS ?
This is an Apple IIGS emulator originally written by Joshua
M. Thompson for X-Window. It has now been ported to DOS ans
is therefore named "XGS-DOS".
And why XGS-DOS isn’t updated for a while ?
As everyone can notice, there are no any changes into
XGS-DOS since 1998... I’m aware that XGS-DOS needs
improvments, especially in terms of stability. I’d prefer
to wait a major upgrade of the XGS base, but unfortunately
Joshua Thompson hasn’t worked into a long time. I attempted
to email him (around in 2000) concerning the future of XGS.
He simply replied in these terms : "At the moment XGS is on
the back burner for me, mostly due to lack of interest on
my part. I still have a copy of the source though and I do
think about finishing it from time to time."
And for myself, I’ve switched from PC to MacOS world, after
a very bad hard disk crash, and also due to the decline of
OS/2 Warp... I’m now enjoying with "KEGS-OSX" and "Bernie
][ The Rescue", but I will not give up XGS-DOS as I can
continue to develop it. But as long as a newer major
version of XGS will be available, but who knows........
XGS-XFREEOS/2 is no longer supported. This is because I
haven’t received any feedback for this version and I don’t
use OS/2 anymore. Anyway, everybody should compile very
easily XGS with XFREEOS/2.