[Coco] CoCoNet status
da3m0n_slay3r at yahoo.com
Wed Feb 25 23:42:23 EST 2009
Yepp, anything Visual [whatever] , especially since managed code. Keep it three tier as possible... IO specific, function code, GUI specific. will keep it very portable... could always go Java, but then... it has it's own complications there (beyond that, platform independant.)
-Later! -WB- -- BABIC Computer Consulting.
--- On Sat, 2/21/09, Joel Ewy <jcewy at swbell.net> wrote:
From: Joel Ewy <jcewy at swbell.net>
Subject: Re: [Coco] CoCoNet status
To: "CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts" <coco at maltedmedia.com>
Date: Saturday, February 21, 2009, 9:09 AM
I'm sure you're aware that if you aren't careful, anything with the
"Visual" in front is going to try to suck you into the M-Soft
and then there goes your portability. Keep it modular and segregate
Roger Taylor wrote:
> At 05:53 PM 2/20/2009, you wrote:
>> Roger Taylor wrote:
>>> Hey guys, CoCoNet just gained the auto-update feature! It also
>>> the side effect of allowing Virtual Game Paks....
>>> Read on...
>>> The very top of the CoCoNet ROM has code that tries to replace
>>> itself with an updated .rom file (on your PC). If the .rom is not
>>> CoCoNet, it starts up like a game pak. So, CoCoNet is also a Live
>>> ROM Pak.
>>> From your PC you tell the CoCo what ROM to boot up with - CoCoNet,
>>> game pak, utility pak, embedded pak, etc. Otherwise, the
>>> cartridge's EPROM already contains a version of CoCoNet that
>>> continues to boot.
>>> This is over the bitbanger cable, and it's still very cool. I
>>> wait to see all this go wireless.
>>> Wireless virtual disks
>>> Wireless ROM Paks
>>> Wireless HTTP requests
>> This sounds so excellent! I'm using an SVD right now but
>> the game paks would convince me to purchase one. Now to find a way
>> to xvfer tape images without the recorder. ;)
> More good news:
> The CoCoNet server will be rewritten in the coming days. I need to
> use whichever language is more portable so I can bring support to the
> Mac users and any others as well. My own choices are Visual C++,
> Visual C#, and Visual Basic. I am no longer going to use HLA for
> authoring the CoCoNet server app.
> A simple initial test in Visual Basic worked great when I simply
> opened the COM port associated with the CoCo's wireless pak, wrote a
> string to the port, and it appeared on the CoCo screen screen
> immediately (Ultimaterm 4.1). The CoCo is stuck back in 1988 and
> thinks it's using a real Tandy pak. :)
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