I'm now required by circumstances to run WinXP. Awhile back, someone made a port of Joe to DOS (joe-2.2) and it worked nicely up through Win98. Now I can't open files with it on XP. I can't identify who made the port, nor find one that works on XP. What would it take to get a 32-bit version that works on XP? If someone could explain to me how to get OpenSource libs and compiler, and compile myself, I'd be glad to, and offer it for others. Warning: I'm no kind of coder at all.
I recommend that you install cygwin (UNIX API) on your windows-xp machine, and then run joe in
a cygwin window. This way you can run the real UNIX joe, plus you get the rest of UNIX as a bonus.
I have compiled joe 2.8 under DOS with Borland C 3.1 (I had to modify the sources a bit). It seems to work under Windows XP too, although I have tried it only very few times.