[Coco] Why DECB is important to OS-9 folk.

Glen VanDenBiggelaar glenvdb at hotmail.com
Mon Sep 5 10:59:07 EDT 2005

Thanks, That is the PDF I am muddling through now (the Ntros9.org), but it
is a bit Dry and it is written (IMHO) toward people who are familiar with
the original OS-9. Like I had said, I am following it, and doing the
examples, but it just seems I am "using it" not really learning it from a
newbie's point of view (please, this is not meant to slam the person who put
in a lot of time to write it). John had summed it up quite nicely with his
RS dos statement (whats next?). I am trying to get those books. I did get a
hold of the book called "The OS-9 Guru- just the facts" but again, the
author of that book assumes the reader is already familiar with OS-9 and is
written for UNIX users.I will just keep going.

There used to be a "Dummies Guide" when Tandy was selling the "Complete
Rainbow Guide to -" but I doubt that those are now available. The
NitrOS-9 project is trying to put together similar documentation but it
is a big job. "Getting Started with NitrOS-9" and "the NitrOS-9 Level 2
Windowing System" are currently available at http://nitros9.org/

More documentation can be seen in preliminary form by browsing the
project at http://cvs.nitros9.org/cgi-bin/cvsweb.cgi/docs/

Glen VanDenBiggelaar wrote:
> Far be it for me to actually start a discution about this, But as a
> newbe OS-9 and now Nitros-09, I am trying jsut to muddle through the
> manuals and PDFs. I have not had much experence with "command line"
> programs other than simple IBM Dos from my 486 days, then it was strait
> into "Windows for workgroups 3.11".
> My point (or question prehaps) is that Is there a "simple" guide or
> toutorial for beginners to ether OS-9 or (better yet) Nitros 9? I mean i
> just can't go and by "NitrOS 9 for Dummies" book at my local store.

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