[Coco] Printing from Disk Extended Color Basic (via Drivewire)
ron at kdomain.org
Thu Dec 22 20:56:30 EST 2016
I see I have some catching up to do on the mailing list replies for my
question about printing from DECB via Drivewire. Believe me, I do listen
to and enjoy the Coco podcasts! In fact, I found the one on printing with
the TP-10 so interesting, I decided to get one of my very own and was able
to acquire one from one of members of the Coco Facebook page (thanks, Joe
Brett did reply in a recent email as to why I was looking for this
capability. He suggested a TSR to patch BASIC in RAM which is, more or
less, what you talked about in the tech segment in your podcast.
Looks like I have a bit of fun work to do.
On Thu, Dec 22, 2016 at 11:32 AM, John W. Linville <linville at tuxdriver.com>
> Indeed. The problem with patching the ROMs is lack of space. But OTOH
> I don't see why someone couldn't write the DECB equivalent of a TSR
> that would hook the output routines and redirect them appropriately
> for BASIC. It should, indeed, be quite similar to what I did for my
> thermal receipt printer support blog and tech segment on the podcast.
> P.S. You _do_ listen to the podcast...right? We get well over a
> thousand downloads a month, and yet I continue to be shocked by the
> number of CoCo "regulars" who claim to have never listened...
> On Thu, Dec 22, 2016 at 12:23:29AM -0500, Brett Gordon wrote:
> > Should be able insert new conin and conout ram vectors. Redirect to new
> > code that handles -2 by sending it to dw rather than bitbanger. pass all
> > other device nos to the regular routine. sdcsos, yados, hdbdos all have
> > vectors to call on to do the noodly stuff for you. I think Mr. Linville
> > went over the strategy in one of the podcasts about his thermal printer.
> > brett
> > On Dec 21, 2016 9:24 PM, "Ron Klein" <ron at kdomain.org> wrote:
> > > Hello all,
> > >
> > > Does Drivewire supporting printing from BASIC? I know it can be done
> > > OS-9/NitrOS9.
> > >
> > > Anytime I try to issue printing commands from BASIC (i.e. LLIST, PRINT
> > > the Coco locks up.
> > >
> > > Thanks
> > >
> > > -Ron
> > >
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