[Coco] Rainbow IDE 2.0 Basic and Gold in the works
petrander at gmail.com
Sat Dec 30 15:29:02 EST 2006
Cool! How about a disassembler of the same class as "The Source III"
for the CoCo?
On 30/12/06, Roger Taylor <webmaster at coco3.com> wrote:
> Hello fellow programmers,
> I've started work on Rainbow IDE 2.0 after months of idleness and
> feedback gathering. An advanced version for the more hardcore
> programmers will also be created called Rainbow Gold. The versioning
> scheme will be Rainbow 2.0 Basic and Rainbow 2.0 Gold. Easy enough,
> and upgrading will be easy.
> Lots of work in the M.E.S.S. emulator department will be done to help
> combat a serious problem I've had to deal with for years. For some
> reason, the M.E.S.S. binaries and support tools such as imgtool and
> wimgtool keep CHANGING in ways that cripple my IDEs. Usually, these
> changes are small and probably unnecessary, but for whatever reason
> the -options and -flags keep changing in imgtool.exe, I'm sure the
> author(s) have a good reason.
> SO... what I'm doing is creating a smart system that should defeat
> the problem that the M.E.S.S. system keeps introducing. In order for
> Rainbow to work seamlessly with the M.E.S.S. system on each release,
> I have to "outsmart" the system in several ways. My goal is to
> devise a method of tickling the exe files in so many ways that it
> reveals it's new changes that could have otherwise crippled the
> Rainbow IDE from building virtual floppy disks or launching the
> emulator. On top of that, a manual override will be provided so the
> programmer can set the IDE to use ANY version of mess.exe and
> imgtool.exe no matter what the authors did to break compatibility
> (not on purpose, ofcourse). Nathan, are you reading this? :)
> A CoCo BASIC compiler is planned to be added as well, which should
> let BASIC programmers create super-fast binary games and programs
> using much simpler BASIC statements!
> Please give me your feedback and ideas for the Rainbow IDE!
> Roger Taylor
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