From: Marko Mäkelä (marko.makela_at_hut.fi)
Date: 2005-01-19 00:04:15
Hi Ruud, > > Yep, sort of. ... > > May others have a look at the idea as well? Sure. Contact me privately if you're interested in completing the software. Currently, the filesystem generator is a C program that is run on a "big machine". The flashing software is very rudimentary, and an appropriate flashing&transfer protocol should be designed. I'm waiting for my friend to fix the VHDL code. (I'll need to bug him anyway to program the Lattice chip). It'll take him one day, but that day won't be very soon, I'm afraid. :-) After that, I'll need to test the menu program, to make sure that it can extract and start programs for all memory configurations. That'll take another day. But I'm afraid I won't have time to polish the rest of the code (file system generator, single-file copier, flash burner) in the next couple of years. It could also be useful to patch VICE to emulate the memory banking and bank switching logic (two 8-bit read/write registers in the I/O2 or I/O3 space). Then the software could be tested more easily. Only the transfer protocol would have to be tested on actual hardware. We have about a dozen 4 MB flash chips, and we could produce some boards for people who intend to develop the software further. Like the C2N232, the design and all code would be free under the GNU General Public License. But I'm not interested in producing these cartridges in large scale at the moment. Marko Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list
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