From: Anders Carlsson (anders.carlsson_at_sfks.se)
Date: 2008-03-06 09:41:10
Hi all, A lot of interesting ideas now when the can is open! Most is of course only speculation. Marko wrote: > It could keep serving the loaders in a round-robin fashion For that matter, is it asking too much to have a good old toggle switch on the USB-ish device (or whatever we're targetting at the moment) that lets you select the type of host computer instead of trying to boot every loader until it finds a match? It would simplify things a bit. On the other hand as everyone have pointed out, the IEC bus after all is a better target if we drop the needs of a USB or memory card mass storage device on the PET series. The more I think about it, the less feasible the tape port is for this purpose. Even if we transmit a boot loader with a menu software upon pressing SHIFT+RUN/STOP, how will the PC server or USB device know which option the user selects from the keyboard if the only signal that is sent out is CASS READ? The server would again have to transmit every application on the hard disk in round-robin order until the computer recognizes the program it wants to load. Urgh. Even at 38400 bps, it may take a while. Regards -- Anders Carlsson Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list
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