[Coco] CoCo TALK #18 an introduction to OS9

Bill Pierce ooogalapasooo at aol.com
Tue Jul 25 18:37:21 EDT 2017

Wayne, all one has to do is to replace the new tmode, dir etc with the original. They are still valid files and work the same as they always did. There's no rule saying you must use the distro stuff.... or even NitrOS9 for that matter. Personally, if I'm going to use L1, I tend to lean towards the original as the NitrOS9 L1 distro has become a little bloated. I was really happy with vanilla OS9 L2 with all the KD patches, but NitrOS9 fixed a lot of bugs and optimized many things, so for L2, I will stay with NitrOS9 (6809 or 6309).
I use very few of the original OR the NitrOS9 distro cmds as I found better stuff years ago. But I do have copies of both in case I need them. Hell, I'm a packrat and have copies of everything I've run across since the beginning LMAO



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-----Original Message-----
From: Wayne Campbell <asa.rand at gmail.com>
To: CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts <coco at maltedmedia.com>
Sent: Tue, Jul 25, 2017 3:48 pm
Subject: Re: [Coco] CoCo TALK #18 an introduction to OS9

On Tue, Jul 25, 2017 at 10:47 AM, Dave Philipsen <dave at davebiz.com> wrote:> Actually, in my opinion if you write a program that requires an external> program (OS9 command) then you should probably be prepared for the fact> that that external program could change in which case it would behoove you> to include the external program with your distribution. And, if you find> that you really do have a problem with such a program that calls an> external program (like tmode and dir) then just use the older version of> the program which behaves correctly with your program.I actually did write DCom to use tmode. When I came back to it and found Ihad to change that, it became part of the reason I decided to start over. Idetermined that it was better to use system calls since they had notchanged. However, I was actually referring to other programs I had heardabout that used some of the command modules (predominantly tmode) andrealized that many such programs were now broken due to the changes  inoption syntax. I believe that this information is vital to anyone beingintroduced to OS-9, as they may run into the problem when they try to runsome older program under NitrOS-9 and otherwise don't know why it doesn'twork.-- Coco mailing listCoco at maltedmedia.comhttps://pairlist5.pair.net/mailman/listinfo/coco

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