Shelta v1.2 online in FreeDOS in v86

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Version 1.2 of the Shelta distribution has been released. This is a very minor update, with the only change to the language being essentially inconsequential: Shelta source files now must end with everybody's favourite character, the vertical tab, instead of a null byte.

This was to work around what seems to be a subtle bug in FreeDOS. And that, in turn, was to get Shelta running under FreeDOS inside the HTML5-based IBM PC compatible emulator, v86. You can read all the gory details here.

Anyway, this all brings us to the good news, which is: you can now play with Shelta — including bootstrapping it — online, right here!