[Coco] Re: NitrOS-9 V03.02.01 Release
Richard E. Crislip
rcrislip at neo.rr.com
Fri May 7 13:00:30 EDT 2004
On 05/07/04, Boisy G. Pitre wrote:
> NitrOS-9 V03.02.01 has been released and is available on the website at
> www.nitros9.org for download.
> What's New
> Extra commands were added, and a few bugs were squashed in this
> release, and more and more commonality is being brought between Level 1
> and Level 2 distributions. Driver names for the same hardware is now
> the same in both Level 1 and Level 2. Also, driver names are moving
> toward a more OS-9/68K style. For example, sacia has been renamed to
> sc6551 to reflect that it is (1) an SCF driver, and (2) it is for the
> 6551 ACIA chip. Expect more of these types of changes in future
> This is still an area in the project that is severely lacking. I have
> not heard from the two people that have stepped up to do the
> documentation... James Dagget and Richard Crilisp (sp?) were last
> working on Basic09 documentation in Word. The NitrOS-9 User Manual
> and Technical Manual need to be written.
Will bring my part to the fest. You are planning to be there right?
> Future Direction
> There are still a number of things that I would like to see done with
> NitrOS-9. For one, splitting GrfInt and WindInt back out as separate
> modules, like it was done originally in OS-9 Level Two. This would
> save on system RAM for users who don't want to run Multi-Vue/GShell.
> Also, taking the CoCo 3 Hi-Res screen GetStat/SetStat calls out of
> VDGInt and putting them in a separate subroutine module that can be
> called from VDGInt or GrfInt, so that games like KQ3, Koronis Rift,
> etc. can run without needing the 32x16 column support that VDGInt has.
on AutoPilot with an Amiga ---o-( )-o--- and a CoCo
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