[Coco] OS9 display server added to DW4

Aaron Wolfe aawolfe at gmail.com
Wed Jun 27 16:31:35 EDT 2012

On Jun 27, 2012 7:45 AM, "T. Franklin" <tim at franklinlabs.com> wrote:
> Aaron,
> How come when you shelled to the server screen you couldn't see what you
were typing? Just curious.

The /n devices have echo off by default.  I was trying to type 'tmode
eko=1' which would have turned it back on bit gave up.  It would make sense
(and isn't hard) to make a few descriptors with defaults more suitable for
window devices, we have 15 channels so there is plenty of room for some
windows, some virtual modems, some network connections,  a MIDI port, and
term if desired.

> >Yet another video demonstrating yet another new feature..
> >
> >http://youtu.be/7C-QvdX2bNQ
> >
> >This time I've used the /N virtual channels as OS9 window devices.
> >The L2 windowing calls are
> >sent over the channel and interpreted by the display server which
> >draws the event on your client PC.
> >They work pretty nicely, and this isn't really tied to DW other than
> >the use of the /N devices as
> >transport for the data.   The client could be packaged separately and
> >talk directly to a serial port with
> >out the DW protocol, or even better over direct tcp/ip if we ever have
> >that option.
> >
> >Anyway, full screen text programs work perfectly, and some graphical
> >applications work fine.
> >Others don't yet, but I think with a bit more experimentation I can
> >get nearly any of them running
> >remotely, including MultiView and other mouse driven programs.
> >
> >If you work remotely on an OS9 system via telnet or a serial line, you
> >might find this really handy
> >since terminal emulation just isn't possible with lots of OS9
> >programs.  Hope to have a download
> >available this weekend (it will not be perfect).
> >
> >-Aaron
> >
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