Monthly Archives: October 2020

Automated Testing for Open Watcom C/C++ and DOS

UPDATE 2022-10-21: Added update on 86Box’s porting status One of the hobby projects I’ve been poking at again is written for DOS using Open Watcom C/C++ (v2 fork), and, being as averse to drudgework (and spoiled by modern tooling) as … Continue reading

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Retrocomputing Category Announcement

While working on an upcoming post (a run-down of C unit test frameworks that are easy to use under Open Watcom C/C++), I realized that I’m getting enough of these retrocomputing resource posts that mentioning them from each other is … Continue reading

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A Major QtExceptHook Update

For anyone who uses QtExceptHook, my port of the old script to PyQt5, I have an announcement I think you’ll appreciate… I just made a major update. If you don’t use QtExceptHook, it’s a single Python file you can … Continue reading

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Making a 2-button Trackball Useful on Modern Linux

I was the kind of nerdy kid who read computer catalogues for fun before his tenth birthday, and one of the nerdy things I always wanted was a Logitech Trackman Marble… an early optical trackball with a distinctive patterned ball … Continue reading

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