[Coco] Glenside IDE Hard Drive Interface --- HOW-TO

Willard Goosey goosey at virgo.sdc.org
Tue Nov 6 03:33:12 EST 2007

>Date: Mon, 05 Nov 2007 08:01:09 -0500
>From: Robert Gault <robert.gault at worldnet.att.net>

>Just looked and the makedesc.txt is a patch for the Basic09 source, not 
>the full program. The glensd10.zip, which ought to be the working disk, 
>contains a corrupted dsk image but probably is not the current version.

I'm not sure how the virtual disk got corrupted.
>Udpt1030.lzh seems to be the file needed but can only be expanded with a 
>Coco OS-9 archive program not distributed with NitrOS-9. 

NitrOS-9 doesn't include *any* archivers.  How, then, should the
drivers be packaged?

>A text file in the lzh archive states that the Basic program need 32K of 
>data space. That memory can be allocated when starting Basic09 or from 
>within Basic09.

OK, I'll be uploading a bug-fixed makedesc.b09 and a new archive with
the 1.0.0 virtual disk.   They'll be on my webpage soon and in the
proper directory on rtsi and maltedmedia once the ftp sysadmin puts
them in their place.

I would like to make a couple of points clear, however.
1) I never intended to become the distributor of this code.  It just
sort of happened.
2) I am *not* the maintainer.  I can do a little 6809 assembly, but
device drivers are beyond my skill at the moment.  The closest thing
to a maintainer is Rodney.
3) I gathered this up piece by piece as it was released.  I really
didn't realize what a mess it would be to start from scratch with.
4) I do not speak for the Glenside club, though I did get their
permission (and the permission of Boyle and Rodney) to distribute
their work on the ftp sites.

Willard Goosey  goosey at sdc.org
Socorro, New Mexico, USA
"I've never been to Contempt!  Isn't that somewhere in New Mexico?"
   --- Yacko

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