Microsoft publica el código fuente de MS-DOS en GitHub

Microsoft publishes MS-DOS source code on GitHub

Microsoft publishes MS-DOS source code on GitHub

Nostalgic and hobbyist developers take note: Microsoft has posted the source code for the legendary MS-DOS operating system on GitHub. You should refrain from pull requests, but you can create your own fork. Four years after the source codes for MS-DOS 1.25 and 2.0 were released, there is now a repository on GitHub. So be it […]


Nostalgic and hobbyist developers take note: Microsoft has posted the source code for the legendary MS-DOS operating system on GitHub. You should refrain from pull requests, but you can create your own fork. Four years after the source codes for MS-DOS 1.25 and 2.0 were released, there is now a repository on GitHub. This makes it easier to “find, read, and query the files than the original compressed file.”

Important: As noted in the repository readme, the source files are being (re) released for historical reference purposes and to allow exploration and experimentation by those interested in early PC operating systems. The source will remain static, so do not send pull requests suggesting modifications to the source files.

Sure, MS-DOS is no longer being developed. The first version appeared in 1987, MS-DOS 8.0 in 2000. Operating systems have fundamentally changed during the last decades. Accordingly, you should refrain from submitting improvement suggestions (“pull requests”) to the GitHub repository.

Desired fork

But if you want to play around with the software a bit, you can configure your own fork. The project also contains several TXT and DOC files for documentation, including comments, from which Microsoft says a lot could be learned. Who will take a closer look at the piece of contemporary history? [Quelle/via]