From: Jim Brain (brain_at_jbrain.com)
Date: 2005-05-12 01:55:10
Marko Mäkelä wrote: >Using FAT causes more trouble than expected. (Oh well, newer file >systems have problems with file names as well. Take the case-insensitive >Apple HFS+, for example. If I have understood the technical notes correctly, >the case-folding will effectively treat strings consisting of non-Latin >letters as empty strings. This would mean that e.g., Greek, Russian or >Japanese users would have to give Latin names to their documents.) > > From my work with FAT, it appears only the space char is illegal in a FAT filename. For cross platform usage, '.' and '\' might also need to be avoided, but the actual spec doesn't prevent them from being used. FAT is a single byte charset, so only whatever will fit into 8 bits per char will work, but that's no worse than CBM. >Actually, you shouldn't really assume anything else than the ISO-9660 >character set from the underlying operating system if you intend to make >the application portable. > >Now http://www.funet.fi/pub/cbm/crossplatform/transfer/transfer.html >mentions CBM-HD as well as IEEE2IEC, which Jochen Adler recently released >under the GPL. It makes IEEE-488 devices look like Commodore serial bus >devices, and it even supports the JiffyDOS protocol. It's based on an >Atmel ATMega8515 microcontroller. > > And, I can now report that VIP is functional, and also supports JiffyDOS. Code cleanup and server code development is ongoing, but I finally (after 6 tries) managed some IEC routines that work and can support JiffyDOS. Jochen beat me by a couple weeks, though. However, I did use his documentation extensively; my JiffyDOS support would be not happened without the docs. Jim -- Jim Brain, Brain Innovations email@example.com http://www.jbrain.com Dabbling in WWW, Embedded Systems, Old CBM computers, and Good Times! Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list
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