johnadonaldson at sbcglobal.net
Sun Jun 17 14:55:41 EDT 2007
I sold my MM/1 to Dave Kelly back in 1999. He still has it and all
the sources for both KRIBBS and KTERM.
Dean Leiber wrote:
> On Jun 16, 2007, at 1:07 PM, John Donaldson wrote:
>> Yep sure was a RIBBS for OSK. It was called KRRIBS, since I did the
>> port of it to from the orginal RIBBS on a MM/1.
>> John Donaldson
> I haven't played with RIBBS(or KRIBBS) or my MM/1 in a while now. It
> seems like the CoCo/OS-9 community on FIDO never existed because
> there is almost no information left, but they were a very active
> community. Anybody even remember the OCN? (OS-9 Community Network).
> People seem to remember a lot of the other BBS's (like StG, which I
> ran) but I haven't really heard anything about RIBBS and FIDO in
> quite a while. I've been trying to find FIDO OS-9/CoCo message bases
> to save for the CoCo/OS-9 archive, but all that seems to remain are
> the little pieces left on tetxfile.com (the Alan Weston stuff.)
> Heck, I don't believe that there are ANY StG or AcBBS message bases
> left! Almost the entire CoCo/OS-9 BBS scene is lost to history. if
> I'm not mistaken, RIBBS was probably the most widely used BBS
> software under OS-9, and after that probably StG and then AcBBS.
> As far as the OSK community goes, I believe that John's port of RIBBS
> was the only BBS package that was completed for OSK. (Kudos to
> John!.) StG had some beta software for OSK, but I don't believe that
> it was ever completed. I do remember running it for a while on my MM/
> 1, but the networking part was broken in that you couldn't transfer
> with the 6809 OS-9 StG network. Without the networking, the whole
> point was moot. That was about the time the whole OS-9 BBS scene died
> a slow death as the internet took off. The StG nodes dropped off, and
> the last main 'node' was in florida before the network completely
> ceased to exist. I used to call in to warren's Oceanside BBS for a
> while to read the FIDO Message bases, but then the CoCoList
> eventually became the main source of contact for CoCo/OS-9 people.
> Ok, now I'm beginning to feel too nostalgic and melancholy.
> John, I hope you have that source code and binary safely archived
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