robert.gault at worldnet.att.net
Sun Sep 6 22:48:33 EDT 2009
Wayne Campbell wrote:
> This is very interesting. I assumed Vcc didn't run when I tried it
> because it was treated by XP the same way all other 16-bit programs
> I've tried to run were treated. The window closes faster than it opens.
> Are there any special settings or anything I should know about when
> installing it? I don't recall seeing anything in the documentation that
> suggested special settings...
> As to NitrOS-9, perhaps it is better than it used to be. Maybe it's just
> my memory being faulty, but I could swear that many of the basic commands
> included with OS-9 Level II as having parameter options that are absent
> in the version of NitrOS-9 I have. Then there's the fact that the .os9
> image for the 80-track version of the /dd descriptor doesn't include the
> /d1 or /d2 descriptors for 80-track drives. I have found nothing on the
> images supplied that will allow me to use the default descriptors for
> those drives to build a custom bootfile either.
> I would much rather have the original OS-9 level II disk and the
> development system disk. At least then I would be able to isolate
> problems as being related to MESS, and not the OS or Basic09.
Unless you give specific examples which we can test, there is no
reasonable way to argue the benefits of either OS-9 Level II or versions
of NitrOS-9. I've used both and have not found any functionality in OS-9
Level II missing from NitrOS-9.
Recent versions of NitrOS-9 available from Source Forge have significant
differences in syntax and that could indeed prove a problem until you
become familiar with the changes.
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