[Coco] rsdos or pcdos source

Willard Goosey goosey at virgo.sdc.org
Fri Sep 25 21:37:25 EDT 2009

On Fri, Sep 25, 2009 at 11:02:56AM -0500, Joel Ewy wrote:
> Are you thinking about a proper file manager?  

I don't know if I'm that ambitious.  Stand-alone utilities are more my
speed.  ;-)

>I have wondered if a generalized FAT-style file manager could be made
>to handle both RS-DOS and PC-DOS file systems, with the device
>descriptors telling the driver which one to use.

Well, there's a couple of CP/M disk formats I'd like to be able to
read/write easier.... There was also some talk recently on the Model
100 list about reading/writing M100 (with DVI (Disk Video Interface --
not the really weird 3.5" rs-232 drives)) disks.

A generalized FAT manager could be done, sure. You'd probably want it
to call subroutine modules to handle the specifics of each FAT
varient.  There would still be a lot of common code.

But anyway, It has been way too long since I did any real 68xx
assembly, so I'm not anywhere near ready to try to write a kernel
module for (Nitr)OS-9.

Willard Goosey  goosey at sdc.org
Socorro, New Mexico, USA
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