Occasionally someone will express an interest in the versions of Synchronet for MS-DOS (no one ever seems in inquire about the OS/2 versoins!). I did not use a revision control system before v3.0 (2000) and I was not very good about backing-up run-time files (e.g. text/config files) or official distribution disks. Luckily, I did at least perform *occasional* backups of source code that I felt relevant (somewhat arbitrarily) and we can still locate many of the official Synchronet distribution disks via web-searches to this day (though none will contain the source code).
I had previously packaged up and released all the backed-up source code from the early-mid 90's I could find, some dating back as early as 1991, and have recently updated that with some more (mainly Assembler) source that I had restored from Steve Deppe's 5.25" floppy disks. You can find that archive here:
Additionally, I've gone through and made sure the source code built with Borland C++ 3.1 (created sbbs.exe and scfg.exe at least) and would run without any registration/key requirements or demo limitations. These select legacy versions are now available (with complete source code) via Git:
<- Synchronet v1a circa 1992 https://gitlab.synchro.net/main/sbbs1b
<- Synchronet v1b circa 1993 https://gitlab.synchro.net/main/sbbs1c
<- Synchronet v1c circa 1993 https://gitlab.synchro.net/main/sbbs2
<- Synchronet v2.30 circa 1995-99
The revision numbers for the above versions have been incremented since their last official release since some issues (e.g. Y2K bugs) have been addressed since their last release. I did not attempt to rebuild SBBS v2.30 for OS/2 or any of the native Win32 utilities - just 16-bit MS-DOS.
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