[Coco] [Color Computer] Update on archive....
mmarlett at isd.net
Sat Mar 27 21:38:18 EST 2004
At 01:20 AM 3/28/2004 +0000, you wrote:
Write new software for the CoCo??? This is the best time to own and
developed code for the CoCo. Market is not what it use to be but it is the
easiest it has ever been to develop, hardware or software.
We are making steps that have never been done on the CoCo before. Still fun
>I've been fairly busy over the week (playing Daggorath - again) and
>havn't had a chance to send personal responses to requests I've
>received in email but wanted to post an update for everyone in one
>shot. For those that sent me emails I'll be sending you a reply
>sometime this weekend along with links on where to grab the files.
>I've gone through archive #1 (the small 28mb one) and have seperated
>it into various projects and sections. I'll be posting the first
>batch of files on one of my servers in the next few days. Some parts
>of the archives will be available only for a short time since they
>are somewhat large and are really intended for a small audience but
>is mostly the CoCo list archives (unfortunately 96 only goes to
>about mid july).
>One of the projects in the archive that I came across was something
>I had totally forgotten about - os9rdump. This takes any os9/rma .r
>file and disassembles it by first tracing the execution paths and
>then the actual disassembly. I checked it out and fixed a couple of
>the last remaining bugs but it still doesn't emit the psect/vsect
>properly (minor problem). It also handles .l files and will output
>either to stdout or create individual .asm files based on the module
>name inside the ROF. I had considered reworking the disasembler to
>be a bit more configurable and handle individual files and input a
>predefined data/code listing for the possibility of an interactive
>debugger but presently don't have time to dive into anything CoCo.
>The internals could easily be modified to also work with RSDOS .bin
>files or .r and .obj files created by other assemblers though and
>it's someone commented. I'll probably make a couple of updates to
>this util as time permits. This is the same ROF disassembler I
>mentioned in March of 2002 - better late than never :D
>There are a few projects that seem somewhat useless but there's
>gotta be a reason they made their way into the archive so they'll be
>released as well.
>I've decided that I'm going to release the components over a period
>of time. I want to make sure that they at least compile or assemble
>and show signs of being somewhat usable. I'll try to provide
>documentation and notes when possible (and when time permits).The
>first batch should include os9rdump, casm, image master source, and
>the Digger II source (with tools required to build it).
>Of course with most of these projects being development oriented I
>gotta ask.....Is anyone even writing new software for the Coco
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