Yes, you read that right, not only is DJGPP still alive, but after the much stalled 2.04 beta cycle that has been going on for more than a decade, they have decided to push forward with 2.05 to get a release out there!
It has numerous changes since previous DJGPP 2.04 beta 1 release in 2003.
Unfortunately DJGPP v2.04 was never released and old beta version slowly
became almost unusable together with other newer DJGPP packages.
More information about changes in DJGPP 2.05 beta 1 is available at
both in sections about changes in 2.04 and 2.05. The same information is also
available in file info/kb.inf in djdev205.zip
It needs a lot of testing. Please test it if you have time and/or are
interested in any of the above features. Any level of testing would be
The beta is not available via the Zip Picker interface. You can download it
Additionally RPM packages (source and binary packages for i686 and x86_64) are
Please see the README file for instructions on how to install the beta:
You can also download DJGPP 2.05 beta 1 packages from DJGPP mirror sites:
Thanks for all who have contributed to development of DJGPP
I haven’t used it yet, but I see the following files in the beta directory:
djdev205 DJGPP V2 Development Kit and Runtime djlsr205 DJGPP V2 Base Library Sources djtst205 DJGPP V2 Test Programs (for testing the C library) djcrx205 DJGPP V2 Cross-to-DOS Compiler Support Files (from djlsr/djdev) djtzn205 DJGPP V2 Timezone Files djtzs205 DJGPP V2 Timezone Sources
also floating around in the beta directory is GCC 5.1.0!
No doubt it’ll be a good excuse to rebuild and update some Quake related things to see how we fare in 21 century MS-DOS!