PET stuff

From: Richard Atkinson (
Date: 1999-08-01 16:13:37

On Sun, 1 Aug 1999, [ISO-8859-1] Marko Mäkelä wrote:

> > But seriously, I don't think anyone would object to CBM binaries
> > occasionally in this mailing list.
> Except the Majordomo software.  It has some limit for the message length.
> For larger attachments than a few kilobytes, I think that it is better to
> upload the file somewhere and only post the location.

Ah. Well in that case we have automatic policing of the list by dear old
Majordomo, and don't need to worry about the binaries issue at all. One
important thing to bear in mind is that not all CBM hackers out there are
on cbm-hackers, so if a binary is worthy of their attention it should go
on funet or such like. (depending on the legality of said binary ;)

Now to PETs. I received three PETs in the past month, one from a friend of
a techician at the Engineering Department, another from the Engineering
Department itself and the third from Ken Ross. The 8032-SK is
unspectacular, though it is of course still an 8032-SK. The 8096 needs its
keyboard screwing back into place and some minor attention, but the 4032
is most interesting of all. Why? Because of the 'Supersoft High Resolution
Graphics" board and 'Flip Forty' board.

Is there any technical information available on these boards? The HiRes
board has 8K of static RAM on board. If I can't find any detailed
descriptions of the registers, I may be inclined to pass these machines
on. PETs are a bit before my time, and the thought of 48 4116 DRAMs frying
inside a 8096 fills me with horror.


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