[Coco] Looking for Glenside IDE Controller documentation

Ron Klein ron at kdomain.org
Tue May 24 13:52:20 EDT 2016

Hi John,

My time has been limited, but should have some initial Cocovid
documentation sent you no later than next week.  I did poke around on
Darren's site regarding the CoCoSDC to see if there was source code to the
firmware (SDC-DOS).  The controller has the ability to read files from the
underlying file system on a SD card (FAT32) as it does this as part of the
modified "DIR" command and the "DRIVE" command so I believe using a CoCoSDC
would be possible with the Cocovid player.  While the CoCoSDC is very
popular, it may not be at the same installed base as Drivewire (which would
be another great option).  Not sure if the bandwidth would be there with
the bit-banger port to do a constant stream of video data without

I'm going to do my part to get this project "out there" again.  I'm really
hopeful others will enjoy your work and plan on pushing, er, "motivating"
you to provide that CoCoSDC support!  :)

Thanks again for all your help in responding to my numerous emails to you
with various questions -- I really appreciated your patience with me!


On Tue, May 24, 2016 at 10:22 AM, John W. Linville <linville at tuxdriver.com>

> On Tue, May 24, 2016 at 09:01:32AM -0500, Ron Klein wrote:
> > I'm hoping that others will find an interest in John's Cocovid player as
> > well.  I plan on sharing all the updated documentation soon (after John
> > reviews it) so it will be much easier for folks to get it up and running
> > quickly.  Perhaps others (with way more talent than I have) might find a
> > way to get it to work with the newer storage solutions and open this
> > project up to an even wider audience.
> I am certainly glad that someone has taken an interest in this project.
> I suspect that at least some of the lack of interest has been
> caused by my lack of interest in providing extensive documentation.
> Perhaps Ron's efforts will overcome that obstacle for some folks?
> If activity around cocovid warms-up, that might motivate me to support
> cocosdc or whatever else might be around the corner...we'll see!
> John
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