[Coco] YA-DOS 0.5A Released

Walter Zambotti zambotti at iinet.net.au
Fri May 8 20:57:43 EDT 2020


doing the 'save link as' after selecting the specific download and
hovering over the selection just saves a blank HTML web page with that
link on it.  Not very useful for me!


On 2020-05-08 21:19, Steve Strowbridge wrote:
> @Walter Zambotti I just took a look at this, too.  Brett is using a "Google
> Site" to host this, and I'm using Google Chrome as my default browser.
> Chrome has the ability to associate various files types to either
> extensions/plugins or other "chrome apps".
> In my case, when I simply click on the file in my browser, the first thing
> I see is just the contents of the ZIP file, but at the top of that screen
> there is a drop down that says open with "Zip Extractor" and I can even
> drop down and see a few other options, at some point, which escapes me, I
> must have associated this app with Chrome and ZIP files, and while I don't
> have any "trust issues" with that process, an easier one, which I would
> use, would be rather than left-clicking the file from the main page, I did
> a right-click, on the YA-DOS ZIP file, and chose "save link as", and thins
> brings up the typical file management dialog box allowing me to save it to
> where I see fit.
> Hope this helps.
> Steve “Stevie Strow” Strowbridge
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> On Fri, May 8, 2020 at 7:35 AM Walter Zambotti <zambotti at iinet.net.au>
> wrote:
>> Brett
>> the download is hampered by that fact the file to download is a zip file
>> which causes google to refer you to a third party site
>> https://zipextractor.app/ in order to gain access.
>> I don;t know or trust that site and do not wish to authorize it to my
>> google account.
>> Is there some other way to get the download?
>> Walter
>> On 2020-05-06 23:38, Brett Gordon wrote:
>>> Hello All,
>>> I'm pleased to release version .5a of YA-DOS today.  Yados is a DECB 16K
>>> ROM replacement (much like HDBDOS/RGB DOS) for all Color Computers. It's
>>> main feature is that it has disk drivers for many common, modern,
>> devices.
>>> Allowing BASIC scriptable cross-disk copying.
>>> Read about it / download it here:
>>> https://sites.google.com/site/cocoboot2/ya-dos
>>> New features in .5a (not counting a half dozen bug-fixes)
>>> * User selectable boot drivers via keyboard
>>>      - Hold down 0-8 key to boot from a specific driver
>>> * dwprint utility
>>>      - Installs a TSR to redirect BASIC printer #-2 to the Drivewire
>>> subsystem
>>> * Example loadable driver rs232 pak
>>>      - A programming example of a RAM bases loadable driver
>>> * Limit support for rs232 pak DW as drive no 0
>>>      - DW over a RS232 PACK device (115,2000 bps on CoCo1)
>>> * Elimination of timeout for SDC access
>>>      - Allows older/slower SD card to catch up to huge image lookups
>>> * New "DRIVE, No." command
>>>      - A navigation statement to map a device's partitions to one big
>> giant
>>>      logically numbered collection
>>> Sincerely, Brett
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