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Get the LATEST STABLE DFSee here (official release, not free except for evaluation purposes)

DFSee latest EXPERIMENTAL or BETA version

This is the latest available build, may change on a daily basis, or not touched for months in a row. It will usually work as well, or often even better as the latest STABLE version (see DFSee-Home -> Download ), but there could be some issues with new or changed functionality, so use at your own risk, or when instructed by DFSee support ...
DFSee install ZIP      DFSee install ZIP   All platforms      MS-installer   Windows (MSI)      OS/2 Warpin installer   OS/2 (WPI)

Update  DFSee version: 15.5, build date: 2018-12-10 (Packaged: 2018-12-10 16:47:23)
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This is exactly the same version that is offered as the 'latest Eperimental/Beta' in the DFSee Help menu under 'Program Updates / Downloads'

dfsee experimental cd     Download latest EXPERIMENTAL DFSee ISO image (55 Mb, may be older than above latest versions)

TXwin, text-mode windowing library, OPEN SOURCE

This is the complete multi-platform windowing library developed for the DFSee program, offered in a ZIP-file distribution that contains all sources, makefiles and several sample programs with source, to demonstrate some of the library features.

Library Download

Developed with OpenWatcom TxWin 5.xx download      TXWin library ZIP      TxWin multiplatform text mode windowing library (10 Mb)

TXTest sample program

Multiplatform availability

The library download includes support for the following five target platforms:

The macOS version can be compiled with either GCC 4.2 (32-bit) or the later LLVM/Clang compilers (64-bit target) that come with the standard Apple Xcode development environment (needs commandline tools). Corresponding makefiles are included with the library and sample program sources.

It consists of a single statically linked library file (libtx*.a) either as a 'release' or a 'debug' version and supports full source-level debugging using the Xcode environment

All others are compiled with the OpenWatcom compiler (stable 1.9 version, or newer 2.0 one) and the compiler configuration scripts as well as some build scripts are included. Building the library has been tested on OS/2 and Windows only, but may work with some build-modifications on other platforms supporting OpenWatcom, like FreeDOS and Linux.

On these platforms the library consists of a single statically linked library file (tx*.lib) either as a 'release' or a 'debug' version for source-level debugging with the OpenWatcom debugger.

The included 'TXT' sample program is a test program that shows a lot of what the library can do, see the first screenshot. Pre-compiled binaries for each platform are included in the distribution ZIP, so you can see how it behaves without needing to have the build environment working.
SAM7 view window

Library windowing features

The library supports a windowing environment modelled after the familiar OS/2 PM and Windows message based window-systems, including a single message-queue and familiar messages like WM_CREATE, WM_PAINT, WM_COMMAND, WM_CHAR and many more. Created windows/dialogs can have their own message-handling-procedures (WinProc) to implement specific behaviour on top of the existing library functionality. In contrast to those GUI environments, the display output is text-based, using plain ASCII characters, it is not a graphical interface (GUI)

The interface is operated by both keyboard and mouse on all platforms, and also integrates with the OS clipboard

The most important user interface elements supported are:

The 'TXT' sample program is a test program that shows a lot of what the library can do, see screenshot


SAM8 help window

Library generic features

Apart from the windowing specific features, the library also has a lot generic features:

The library includes several sample programs to demonstrate the features, but probably the best way of seeing what the library can do is evaluate the full DFSee program ...

User feedback and support

Feedback on the library is much appreciated, and you can get some help in using it (on a best effort basis) by contacting me at: jvw@dfsee.com

Of course contributions in the form of bug fixes or new functionality are welcome as well.

Presentations on TxWin, including PDF downloads

Textmode windowing Textmode windowing using the TxWin library

Textmode windowing
View/download as PDF

TxWin programming and user guide TxWin library, programming and user guide

TxWin programming and user guide
View/download as PDF

TxWin Script TXscript, native scripting

A block-structured scripting language aimed at executing commands to automate program operations

TxWin Script
View/download as PDF

TxWin distribution and samples TxWin library, distribution and sample programs

TxWin distribution and samples
View/download as PDF

Cross platform Open Watcom Cross-platform text-mode programming using OpenWatcom

Cross platform Open Watcom
View/download as PDF

Other Fsys Software made, FREE downloads

Various tools and even some useful programs developed by me over the years ...
    LPTool filetransfer and remote-execution


Thinkpad On Screen Display utility for OS2

    Thinkpad On Screen Display utility (OS/2 32-bit, open source)


Developed with OpenWatcom

    Replace locked-modules (OS/2 32-bit, incl source)
    Dump window / switch-list (OS/2 32-bit, incl source)
    Show available filehandles (OS/2 32-bit, incl source)
    Monitor shared memory (OS/2 32-bit, incl source)
    Display/Eat shared memory (OS/2 32-bit, incl source)

Third party downloads, may be useful with DFSee

A few downloads, copied here for convenience, but freely available elsewhere on the internet. There is NO SUPPORT by Fsys Software for any of these, and the copyright remains with their respective owners.
    WGET downloader, for Windows, version 1.19
    WGET downloader, for OS/2, version 1.18

    RescuePRO, photo recovery (Windows)
    PartedMagic Linux ISO, for DFSee multiboot USB (40MB)
    Panasonic USB ASPI driver for DOS, version 2.20

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