Re: Burst vs. JiffyDOS

From: Jim Brain <>
Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2012 12:42:05 -0600
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On 2/13/2012 9:58 AM, wrote:
> Hallo Patryk,
>> Hi Ruud! Wondering why not use the relatively well-thought and
>> already implemented IDE64 CFS filesystem
> For several reasons:
> - This is completely new for me. In the time I got my IDE64 it
> wasn't free/explained. And I have asked for it! But most important:
> it means I have to start from scratch on.
> - I already started to implement it some time ago in 1541IDE but I
> stopped the development to finish the "1541" version first.
Philosophically, I think its worth the extra time to take a look at it.

I realize this shares very little with uIEC, but I was in a similat 
position in 2007 or so.  I had gotten quite far in implementing uIEC/DOS 
from scratch when I became aware of sd2iec.  Initially, I continued on 
with uIEC/DOS, ignoring sd2iec because I didn't understand the code.  
Still, I finally realized the community would be better served if I 
helped add value to sd2iec than if I continued to go it alone.

Maybe your situation is different, but I think all of these niche 
projects need to consider this aspect.  Far too many projects die 
because there is only 1 developer/author, and no one to help.  With 
sd2iec, at least there are a handful of folks who understand the code 
and can provide good comments on ideas.  It's also more fun to work with 
others in developing code.


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