[Coco] Play with NitrOS-9 over the Internet

Boisy G. Pitre boisy at tee-boy.com
Mon Dec 28 22:05:37 EST 2009


Yes, a release will be forthcoming; there have been issues in system modules that have been resolved, and I'm on the hunt for a few more issues.

The goal is to make NitrOS-9 easy to use and most of all, easy to setup.  With Jim's work, I'm hoping anyone can get a CoCo up and running with NitrOS-9 uner DriveWire with just a few steps.

Thanks for your support!
Boisy G. Pitre

On Dec 28, 2009, at 3:12 PM, Frank Pittel wrote:

> Sounds like we should start expecting a new release of NitrOS-9 between now and
> the cocofest!!
> I may be talking out of turn but it would be nice to see a demonstration of the
> new capablities of drivewire! I'd like to congratulate everyone involved. This is
> an exciting time for the coco community!
> On Mon, Dec 28, 2009 at 03:49:29PM -0600, Boisy G. Pitre wrote:
>> For those following this thread...
>> The CoCo 3 here at Lab South is now running NitrOS-9 Level 2 "headless" as in no VTIO driver, grfdrv or window descriptors.  Term is actually the scdwt /T1 descriptor.  This allows for a smaller bootfile, and conceivably we could shrink things down enough to run NitrOS-9 like this on a 128K CoCo 3 (albeit with less tsmons running).  The advantage of running headless of course is that there is one less peripheral to hook up to (namely the monitor).
>> One interesting side effect of this: we discovered that if a bootfile is too small the system will crash while booting.  This is certainly an interesting side effect of trying to shrink the bootfile, and I will be doing tests to narrow this down.
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