[Coco] MShell File Manager v1.0.3o update

Kip Koon computerdoc at sc.rr.com
Sat Dec 26 19:03:58 EST 2015

Hi Bill,
I obviously missed your emails on the MShell testing you've been doing recently. As you know, I would have enjoyed testing your latest changes had I known!  I now have CoCoFGPA running on a DE1 if you need any further tests done for MShell on it.  Just let me know.
I have a 25MHZ Multicomp09 running NitrOS-9 6809 L1 v3.3.0 thanks to the tireless work of Neal Crook with a 32MB drive on /d3.  Should you ever decide to adapt MShell for a 64KB 25MHZ system, I would definitely be interested in testing it.  I was wondering if this platform would be fast enough for a paging file scheme to help MShell to run.  Do you think this is even possible on a 25MHZ FPGA with a 6809 core using an SD Card for online storage?  I'm brain storming here off the top of my head so I haven't put any serious thought on how to run MShell hell on it.  Congratulations on the updates!  Take care my friend.

Kip Koon
computerdoc at sc.rr.com

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Coco [mailto:coco-bounces at maltedmedia.com] On Behalf Of Bill Pierce via Coco
> Sent: Saturday, December 26, 2015 11:44 AM
> To: coco at maltedmedia.com
> Cc: Bill Pierce
> Subject: [Coco] MShell File Manager v1.0.3o update
> After 2 months of adding new functions, fixing bugs, optimizing existing code, and running tests with a few users, I think I finally have
> a fairly stable version of the MShell File Manager.
> Those not familiar with my MShell project, The MShell File Manager runs under NitrOS9, has a 2 panel/directory screen listing w/point-
> n-click interface and allows various forms of file manipulation to the OS9, RSDOS and DriveWire4 PC sever's file systems. This meaning
> you can copy most any file to/from your OS9 drives, your RSDOS disks/partitions and your DW4 server's PC hard drives.
> Over the past couple of months, I have added many new features including "batch copies" for ALL supported files systems. You can
> select a complete directory of files and copy them to another directory in one click of a mouse!
> To list all the new (and old) functions of MShell here would make for one long email, so all I can say is give it a try and see for yourself.
> MShell requires a Coco 3 w/512k of memory running NitrOS9. If you want to use the PC file copy functions, then DriveWire4 is needed
> as well as the DW4 NitrOS9 drivers.
> MShell is meant for use on HDs & VHDs. I do not recomend trying to run MShell from a floppy as the system files and temp files alone
> take up quite a bit of disk space, not leaving much room for mush to work with.
> There are now only a few of MShell's menu items disabled now. I'm saving these functions for the upcomng "MShell rewrite" in which
> I'm attempting to convert the MShell sources from C to asm to save memory and increase speed.
> PLEASE read the included text file for installation instructions as well as an overview of the MShell cmd set.
> The MShell installation disk can be found on the MShell website. Those who already have older versions of MShell, I suggest using this
> disk as well and not the internet updater as this version changes many things including the updater. The installer will delete all old
> MShell modules and install the new system.
> The download is available here:
> https://sites.google.com/site/dabarnstudio/mshell---the-ultimate-os-9-gui
>  As usual, please let me know of any problems, bugs, and/or suggestions so that I can completely ignore them (j/k)
> Enjoy!
> Bill Pierce
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