Running DOS classics? Well, there's plenty of ways to choose from with multiple projects looking to speed up the development on DOSBox with both DOSBox-X and DOSBox Staging seeing new releases.
The two projects do differ a fair bit in what they wish to accomplish. DOSBox Staging for example, aims to focus solely on DOS, while DOSBox-X is trying to be an all-in-one solution for DOS and Windows 3.x, 9x and ME.
DOSBox-X was released July 1 which includes some Windows improvements, support for DOS/V (native Chinese/Japanese/Korean support), new special DOS functions to communicate with DOSBox-X, better translation support, the ability to auto-convert paths when launching host system applications when enabled and much more.
DOSBox Staging adds in support for newer SELinux security features, added variable expansion to the interactive DOS shell, FluidSynth integration, MT-32 integration, IBM PS/1 Audio device support, Innovation SSI-2001 audio device support, improved translations for French, Italian, Polish, Russian, and Spanish. See the full changelog.
Great to see so many great open source emulation projects flourishing.