- Dos Navigator
Screenshot of DOS Navigator
Developer(s) Stefan Tanurkov, Andrew Zabolotny, Sergey Melnik (initial release); RitLabs Initial release 1991 Operating system MS-DOS Platform x86 Type Orthodox File Manager Website RITLabs. Dos Navigator
Dos Navigator is an influential early implementation of Orthodox File Manager (OFM). By implementing three additional types of Virtual file system (VFS): Xtree, Briefcase and List-based, DN opened a new generation of OFMs. Also unlimited number of panels and a lot of new important features make it one of the most powerful (and complex) OFMs.
The initial version of DN I (v 0.90) was released in 1991, and written by Stefan Tanurkov, Andrew Zabolotny and Sergey Melnik (all from Chişinău, Moldova). After that, DN was rewritten using Turbo Vision by Stefan Tanurkov and Dmitry Dotsenko (Dmitry developed DN at Moscow State University). These versions are sometimes referred as DN II.
In 1993, Slava Filimonov invited Stefan to join RitLabs (formerly RIT S.R.L) in order to continue producing and publishing DN with joint efforts. Slava also contributed programming new components, design and made countless optimizations and improvements. He wrote a new software key protection system which remained unbreakable for almost four years after its introduction.
DN II was actively developed until the beginning of 1995 (until version 1.35 which should be considered as a milestone in the OFM implementations). Several other programmers participated in the development after version 1.35. Starting from version 1.37, Slava Filimonov and Ilya Bagdasarov were in charge of bug-fixing. Slava and Ilya Bagdasarov solely maintained, developed and released versions 1.37 through 1.39. After they left, DN was maintained again by Stefan and newly acquired developer - Maxim Masiutin.
In 1998, the development mostly took a bug-fixing direction as RITlabs' new product The Bat! became a more promising software product with much better commercial potential.
The latest shareware version was 1.50. Then, in late 1999, RitLabs decided to make version 1.51 of the Dos Navigator completely free with freely available source code.
Sergey Melnik joined Microsoft Research, Redmond.
DN 1.51 650KB Win32 OS/2 - Sources (Virtual Pascal) (972,655)
DOS Navigator Open Source Project DN OSP 6.4.0 1MB DOS/DPMI(Win9x)
DN 4.9.0 2004 for DOS included in UBCD v3.4.
- Orthodox File Manager
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- Dos Navigator Home Page, Official RitLabs Dos Navigator Home Page
- Dos Navigator Open Source Project
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- DOS Navigator/2 Open Source Project ver. 2
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