[Coco] plea for terminal independant os9 software

Aaron Wolfe aawolfe at gmail.com
Tue Feb 1 20:55:54 EST 2011

On Tue, Feb 1, 2011 at 8:50 PM, Willard Goosey <goosey at virgo.sdc.org> wrote:
> As my friend Boyle pointed out, there was a day when the CoCo saw a
> good bit of multiuser, multi-terminal use.
> So presumably there was OS-9 software that supported this beyond the
> standard "tsmon, login, and edit".
> If anybody still has any of this, it is now becoming useful again, and
> the rest of the CoCo community would very much like to see it.

hear, hear.  I often have a handful of OS9 sessions open via telnet,
and I've talked with several others who do the same.  It is very
convenient, but limited by the fact that lots of OS9 software just
doesn't work on a terminal despite being character based.

i've considered solutions that involve creating a new sort of os9
device, either a /W type or some translation layer, but these projects
have been put on the back burner for me at least.  it would be nice to
find more software that "just works" with terminals.

> Even if it's just customized copies of the infamous gotoXY module.
> I, in particular, am particularly interested in programming tools for
> terminal independent software.  Even if it's just some quick-and-dirty
> source for using termset.
> Willard
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