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

Bob Devries devries.bob at gmail.com
Wed Nov 7 07:07:39 EST 2007

It is my opinion that if a file or files is distributed in archived format, 
be it .ar or .lha or .zip, then either the (de)archiver programme should be 
included, or clear instructions should be included to locate those 

While this is not usually necessary for us *oldies*, it is often the newbies 
that get into strife with this. I personally don't see any reason for 
archiving files at all, especially since the advent of .DSK files (although 
that is arguably a form of archiving in itself).

I agree with Willard; a *decent* screen editor is something that is sadly 
lacking in the public domain. While my editor of choice is Bob van der 
Poel's Ved, that program is a commercial product, and should not be 
distributed in this way, but what other (PD) editor comes close?

Regards, Bob Devries, Dalby, Queensland, Australia

Isaiah 50:4 The sovereign Lord has given me
the capacity to be his spokesman,
so that I know how to help the weary.

website: http://www.home.gil.com.au/~bdevasl
my blog: http://bdevries.invigorated.org/

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Robert Gault" <robert.gault at worldnet.att.net>
To: "CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts" <coco at maltedmedia.com>
Sent: Wednesday, November 07, 2007 8:24 PM
Subject: Re: [Coco] Glenside IDE Hard Drive Interface --- HOW-TO

> Willard Goosey wrote:
>>>Date: Tue, 06 Nov 2007 07:58:26 -0500
>>>From: Robert Gault <robert.gault at worldnet.att.net>
>>>A suitable archive program for expanding the above archive can be found 
>>>on the RTSI site, lha211c.bin and xlh.bin, both are needed in your CMDS 
>>>A readme file is also here but lha has built-in help.
>> ????  You've lost me.  What are you saying here?  I mean, I've been
>> using lha211c for years. Are you saying I need to keep a copy of lha with 
>> the drivers?  I don't
>> think that's necessary.  With the possible execption of weird versions
>> of AR, people can track down the proper unarchivers easily enough.
>> Now, if you're trying to bully Boisy into making a larger NitrOS
>> distribution that includes things like lha, that's your (and his)
>> problem.  (and if you are, start with a screen editor! :)
> You asked, "NitrOS-9 doesn't include *any* archivers.  How, then, should 
> the drivers be packaged?" I presumed you were speaking for the readers in 
> general and indicated where the archiver could be found.
> I'm not suggesting you need to include lha with the Glenside drivers.
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