[Coco] Aaron Wolfe, are you out there? Re: RS232 Nictro Os9 Level 2 and VCC

John W. Linville linville at tuxdriver.com
Tue Feb 6 11:33:39 EST 2018


It's worse than just needing to "know Java"...I recently took a look
at modifying the Java DriveWire server on Sourceforge, and I had a
variety of problems getting it to build.

I was able to get ant to build one part of the project by making a
minor source change. But building the main UI part (which seems to
incorporate the server as well) was impossible, apparently due to
some missing bits in the repository. I'm not a Java developer, but
the issue looks like the semi-classic "forgot to checkin some parts
of the code" issue to me.

Aaron, are you out there? Could you make sure that everything needed
to build the DriveWireUI is actually included in the SourceForget
project? And if you have a chance, perhaps you could write-up a short
HowTo on where to run ant (or make), which files get built but need
to be copied somewhere else, etc?

As I say, I'm not a Java developer. But I am fairly certain that the
project as-is needs fundamental fix-ups just to be useful.

John

On Mon, Feb 05, 2018 at 06:41:11PM -0600, David Ladd wrote:
> Phillip,
> 
> Well I myself don't know Java so I can't do anything about the DriveWire 4
> Server itself.  Hopefully some day Aaron Wolfe would be willing to come
> back and do some updates. :D
> 
> As far as the DriveWire drivers on NitrOS-9 those could probably be
> updated, but would still need the extra protocol data for the CD info. :(
> 
> Some day this might be a option. :(
> 
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> On Mon, Feb 5, 2018 at 5:50 PM, phil pt <ptaylor2446 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> > I am aware of that but it would be nice to have the support for it since
> > the old bbs systems like Ribbs can come back alive. It would be nice to see
> > a ribbs network back online.
> >
> > On Mon, Feb 5, 2018 at 2:16 PM, David Ladd <davidwladd at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > > Phillip,
> > >
> > > DriveWire 4 Server and the virtual serial port drivers for NitrOS-9 do
> > not
> > > support the GetStat call for CD(Carrier Detect).  This feature was never
> > > implemented and I had brought this up before a few years ago.  Software
> > > like RiBBS uses the GetStat call for CD to determine if the modem has
> > > disconnected from the client and thus RiBBS will not work.  There are
> > > probably others that also depend on this CD GetStat call.
> > >
> > > Maybe some day DriveWire 4 Server will have this feature as well as the
> > > NitrOS-9 drivers, but at this time sadly you are out of luck.  Sorry :(
> > >
> > ‚Äč<cut>
> >
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