[Coco] [Color Computer] Multi-vue Vs. Deskmate 3

L. Curtis Boyle curtisboyle at sasktel.net
Sun Sep 25 15:33:53 EDT 2005

    I wouldn't mind that... I don't think I had any bad bugs in the last  
versions I did, but I noticed that you combined the 6809/6309 versions, so  
it is possible that some were introduced.

On Sun, 25 Sep 2005 11:52:46 -0600, Boisy G. Pitre <boisy at boisypitre.com>  

> I would like to remind everyone that the latest gshell is part of the  
> NitrOS-9 Project.  To date, no one has stepped forward to take up the  
> task of making a distributable disk image of this latest version.  I  
> have everything set up and ready to create a distributable DSK, but I do  
> not have the time to make enhancements and fix bugs.
> Would it help if I posted a bootable DSK on www.nitros9.org?  Would this  
> possibly motivate someone to take up this project?
> Boisy
> On Sep 25, 2005, at 12:21 PM, L. Curtis Boyle wrote:
>>     Multivue is more like a windowing shell (like some of the graphical  
>> DOS shells, or Windows Version 1.x), with a few mini-apps (the  
>> calendar, calculator, printer and port setup programs, etc.), while  
>> Deskmate is more like VIP Library - a set of apps together in one  
>> package, but with no ability to add new programs, etc. to it. With  
>> Multivue, you can add applications, icons, etc. to make your own custom  
>> desktop, with folders etc., while Deskmate you just have the  
>> applicatons it came with.
>>     What problem are you having with 16 color windows? I believe that  
>> stock Multivue only supported 4 color (or was it 4 or 16 color, but  
>> only 320x192 resolution... haven't used stock in so long, that I don't  
>> remember). The Kent Myers upgrade added support for the missing window  
>> type, and I did some mods past that that I mentioned earlier (both 6809  
>> and 6309 versions... the 6309 versions are more extensive).
>> On Sun, 25 Sep 2005 10:30:59 -0600, Glen VanDenBiggelaar  
>> <glenvdb at hotmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hello, all,
>>> For the last week, I have been fooling around with M-Vue (still can't
>>> get the 16 color option-but I am working on that) and last night, I
>>> decided to take a break and load up DeskMate 3. I noticed (after I got
>>> rid of that annoying pink on an CM-8 Monitor) that it feels very close
>>> to multi-vue.
>>> I noticed a lot of you use and Like m-vue, but I have not seen anyone
>>> lately mention Deskmate. I have Deskmate "1" still sealed and Deskmate
>>> 3, was there a Deskmate 2? or 4?. Other than "no windows" and more
>>> programs and more colorful, it seems a real contender to MVUE.
>>> What are your experiences/or opinions on it?
>>> Now if I could just set the date properly on ONE of these programs, I
>>> would use it all the time. Does anyone have a "Date patch for OS-09 l2?
>>> for try as I might, I just don't have enough skills yet to get ether to
>>> run on NitrOS-9 yet.
>>> -Glen
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