[Coco] Mess Question
cocolist at invigorated.org
Sun Aug 5 11:55:24 EDT 2007
tim lindner wrote:
> Manny <cocolist at invigorated.org> wrote:
>> This makes me wonder if the Python module that helps MESSyFront isn't
>> working correctly, though... How long have these options been in the
>> CoCo3 ROM for MESS?
> I added the hard disk option about two years ago. But the others have
> been there since the near begining.
> flop[0-3] is kind of new. MESS used to accept up to 4 unindexed -flop
Okay, I did a little looking, and the Python module in MESSyFront is
flawed for SDLMESS. MESSyFront looks for the version number of the
executable that you are MESSing around from. xMESS used the '-V' option
for getting it's version number, whereas SDLMESS uses '-v'.
This causes MESSyFront to not find the version number, which causes it
to use the '-floppydisk' option that was present in older versions of
xMESS, I think, possibly the CoCo ROM. I've done a quick fix, that
doesn't fix the problem, but makes MESSyFront assume that when it can't
get the version number of the MESS executable, it defaults to using
Soooo, after all of that explaining, that means that I did know about
the change, but forgot. :)
Thanks, Tim! You've helped this lazy guy out!
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