Welcome to The Seal Desktop Environment's home at Sourceforge! Here is where
you can find the latest news, and information regarding Seal.
Seal is a Graphical Desktop Environment for DOS. Some of the features of
Since Seal is under the GNU Public License
you may develop and fix bugs as you wish without worrying about the Software
Police knocking down your door.
- Graphical Environment similar to KDE
- Multimedia Capabilities with the SFA API
- DPMI Support for up to 4Gb of RAM
- Compatibility with the latest Allegro version
- DLX 3.0 for Dynamic Resource loading
- Support for most modern Image formats
- Support for most modern Sound Formats
- The low-low cost of Nothing
19 May 2002 - More and More!
You will now notice in the left pane, a section for Links. If you have a
Seal page you would like added to this location, let me know.
Moreover, you will notice the enhanced version of the The Seal File Archive
In other news, Point Mad has pulled all versions of its applications from
future versions of Seal. This means that an enhanced version of Bad Desktop
will be the future, along with possibly a new Control Panel. Other new
software includes the nearing release of Callum's PPP Dialer, which will
bring Internet to the future of Seal.
FUTURE: Keep a lookout for a Seal Gallery page which will contain skins and
graphical creations of Seal developers and promoters. Tune in next time for
the exciting new episode of As the Flame War Burns...hehe
17 April 2002 - Site Enhancements
For anyone who hasn't noticed, I am doing a major overhaul of the site. By
the end of the week, I intend to have old news archived, and make some of my
Seal background wallpaper available for download here. Keep a watch out,
and Look back here for changes daily.
16 April 2002
Quoted from: Here
Everyone's favourite opensource DOS GUI is back and better than ever in the
new release, skinning support has been improved to allow better themeing,
rather than just buttons skins, the Multimedia API(SFA) has been expanded to
support more Audio Formats, the Disk Imager has been ported and many other
improvements have been made, and still in just a 1.39MB download.
Get your copy Here or take a look at a couple of screenshots
Bad Desktop is also availible as a separate download here
18 February 2002
Owen Rudge is now the project maintainer for Seal. The first step he has
taken is moving the forum to SourceForge. The location is http://sealsystem.sourceforge.net/forums/
Links on this page have been updated as well. I have not weeded out broken
30 December 2001
Looks like Seal 2.0 v1 is Final. Julein has posted that a new version of
Seal is being started. Some of the ideas include a leaner version of
Allegro, better Multitasking, and a few other sweet improvements.
One of the major problems facing Seal right now is lack of Multitasking know
how....so if you can help, please let us know. We are looking for the
kernel to control multitasking of applications. Preemptive is preferable,
and protected application space would make Seal perfect.
More news later....
14 November 2001 - A lot has happened
Seal 2.0 is progressing quite quickly. I tested it the other day, and was
able to perform all basic functions and even use SFA.
Furthermore, Owen is developing a new version of SFA that is better, and
will support video files of many sorts. He also mentioned that large WAV
files will be supported better by streaming from disk...excellent work Owen!
I changed the target of sealfiles.dosos.com to point to a
directory here on Sourcforge's server....I think the collection is pretty
complete for Seal 1.x and 2.x stuff.
I am also working on a custom distribution of DJGPP with installer for
anyone who has trouble installing it. (There used to be a few, dunno if they
are still around) I am writing a simple, but effective installer.
You may notice that a few core DosOS.com sites are gone. That is because
the server crashed, and I haven't had time to bring it back online. All
data stored on it is safe, since it is on a second Hard Drive.
There will be more news soon, but my fingers are getting tired.
8 September 2001 - Seal 2.0 Alpha 1 released
Seal 2.0 Alpha 1 is now available for download at www.sealsystem.org get it
now! I will be playing around with it soon, and will surely comment. From
what Owen posted in the forum, Seal 2.0 has a lot of good potential.
5 September 2001 - Seal 2.0 Screen Shot
Julien has been plugging away at Seal 2.0 and has released a screenshot of
the elements he has working. Notice that he has XDL, Static Text, Listbox,
and a few other good elements working. The new style for all of the windows
and dialogs shows that Seal is maturing.
Here it is:
23 August 2001 - News from BadSector
I neglected to put the release of BadSeal 0.54 here, because I was really
busy with my Brother's wedding. Anyway, while I was being lazy, BadSeal
0.54 was released, and another update for it was released as well. It looks
very good, is stable, and more descriptive when there are errors. All of
the icons work, and you can even now select multiple Icons. The only
problem I have with BadSeal is the lack of support for sound files. :-(
Anyway, despite that, it is the best Seal version currently available...so
ge it at BadSeal.cjb.net! You will
not beleive your eyes!
Source -> http://pub8.ezboard.com/fsealsystemannouncements.showMessage?topicID=106.topic
27 July 2001 - Link here
Ok, I am pretty sure that some people will want to link to this site for all
of their Seal needs...as I plan to add more and more until just about every
aspect of Seal is documented. All Seal releases will be available on
SourceForge's server via the Seal Project page, and linked to from here in a
sidebar I will call "File Releases" (how creative...hehe)
Anyway...the point of this document is that to link here, you should use my
handy dandy button:
You will get:
Test of Sourceforge File releasing
I released BadSeal 0.43 to Sourceforge. I know it's an old release, but it
was just a test of the Sourceforge file release system to see how it works.
I do not suggest downloading this for production purposes, as the newer
versions are much better...I also added a pane for file releases in the
24 July 2001 - A little more documentation
I might not be the best to document this, but someone needs to. I added a
howto for Seal Developers to use Sourceforge's Unix Variant (Linux of
course). Most of this information is good on other Unix machines as well,
so learn it well. To see the howto, click here. If you find anything missing that you think
should be in there, let me know with the link to email me, or say something
in the forum.
23 July 2001 - A little DHTML
I have removed the sidebar and news from the main index file. They are now
seperate html files for easier modification.
To edit news use: joe news.html
To change the sidebar use: joe sidebar.html
22 July 2001 - Minor changes
Small changes have been made to this page including cosmetic things like the
Navigation bar at the top, and the border around the whole page. I am also
adding links to Seal 1.x pages. If you have a Seal 1.x or 2.x page to add,
let me know via email or post it in
21 July 2001 - Local Seal pages
On the left frame, you will notice a new section. This section contains a
list of pages locally hosted on Seal's Sourceforge account. Look forward to
a number of pages pertaining to Seal programming, usage, and other
11 July 2001 - Under Construction
As you can see, this page is still majorly under construction!
I just figured out how to upload Web Pages to Sourceforge today.