[Coco] Hosting for CoCo Projects - Can Anyone Help???

gene heskett gheskett at wdtv.com
Tue Oct 19 12:56:20 EDT 2010

On Tuesday, October 19, 2010 12:55:23 pm Bob Devries did opine:

> John,
> regarding obtaining OS9/68K, please be aware that each issue of OS9/68K
> is specifically coded for the machine for which it was sold.
> Hence I have three copies; OS9/68K personal for the Atari 1040, OS9/68K
> Professional for the SECAD AS-68K, and OS9/68K Professional for the IMS
> MM/1.
> In all of these the OS9Boot files are quite different, although the
> files in the CMDS and SYS directories are similar making due allowance
> for the versions; (2.1 and 2.4), the rest is quite different.
> For my SECAD computer, I was sent the source code for the drivers etc
> which were written by the guy who designed the computer. Sadly, neither
> the Atari nor the MM/1 versions have that.
> It is in my view an enormous task to port OS9 to another platform (which
> the designer of the SECAD did) without the necessary source code to do
> the port.
> At this moment I am endevouring to write just one driver (for an ATA IDE
> disk drive). It was an accomplishment in itself just getting the
> information required, and then writing a test programme to see which
> information was correct. That was written in 68000 assembler, as is the
> driver. And my 68K assembler is SO rusty [GRIN].
gcc still supports m68k, with and without an MMU.

> Just my $0.02
> Regards, Bob Devries
> Dalby, QLD, Australia
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Cheers, Gene
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