[Coco] NoICE debugging for the Coco
mark at cloud9tech.com
Sun Mar 5 08:41:20 EST 2006
I was waiting to see how many responded to this. Zero. :(
This is a hardware/software dream! A tool that we have never had for
the CoCo. Truly a GIANT step forward.
I have seen people in the past compare us to the Commodore group. Why
don't we have this, they do, etc. Well they might have a larger
following? I don't know. What I do know is that they must be using
the current tools that are available to be creating these projects.
My point, we need to have more people using these tools, creating
hardware and software for the CoCo. Instead most sit and talk about
what it was like 20 years ago. Mosts of the posts are off topic,
which is fine if that is what you use this list for. I do not.
Seriously, the best time to own/develop for a CoCo is now.
Great work by all on this project. Tip of the hat.....
At 3/3/2006 10:50 PM, you wrote:
>Boisy posted a message not too long ago about a powerful debugging
>system which runs on a PC and permits you to monitor what is
>happening on a Coco. Here is more information on this software which
>is obtainable from John Hartman at www.noicedebugger.com .
>At the time Boisy posted his message, the debugger could handle 6809
>opcodes and would work with OS-9 using a kernel driver written by
>Boisy. I, John, and Boisy have enhanced the NoICE debugger so that
>it will also handle 6309 opcodes. John Hartman is planning to
>release version 8.5 in a month or so which will contain support for
>both the 6809 and 6309 CPUs. There will also be software that runs
>on the Coco under Disk Basic ( a monitor ) which sends information
>to the PC via an RS-232 pack. The kernel driver for OS-9 (also
>requiring the RS-232 pack) will be available from Boisy (NitrOS-9
>project) for 6809 and 6309 systems. There are no plans for the
>debugger to correctly display OS9 F$ and OS9 I$ system calls but it
>will still be a great tool for trouble shooting Coco software development.
>This system will display register contents, disassemble code, dump
>memory, step through a program, and much more.
>The icing on the cake is that the package for the 6809/6309 will be
>free. This CPU has been a favorite for John who has spent a good
>part of his career programming systems using it. That is why
>licensing for these CPUs (NoICE supports many others) will be free.
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