Re: Source codes (2)

From: Kajtár Zsolt <>
Date: Fri, 26 Dec 2014 19:55:05 +0100
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> Hello Ruud,
> * On Fri, Dec 26, 2014 at 10:17:53AM +0100 wrote:
>> I included JiffyDOS 5.0 in my 'universal' 1541 source code.
> What I do not understand: Why do you insist on re-inventing the wheel? My
> sources include the 2031, 1540, all known 1541, the 1570, 1571 and 1571CR
> ROMs, including JD.
> Wouldn't the time better be invested in trying to make one version 
> better, onstead of everyone building their own version?

Because it seems more fun to compete I guess. I shouldn't have waited with
what I did in 2010. But I thought that I'll do all the other versions some
day as well and release it all together. Which didn't happened.

Instead I believed that it's still useful as it is. Who knows, maybe someone
will fill in the gaps for the other versions just for fun and fame. But for
some reason everyone believes that it's pointless, there's no fame for
improving on someone else's work.

With this thinking I should not have bothered with resurrecting the original
sources and fill in the gaps. Or to cut down the 1571 source to make it the
source for the 1541-II. After all I didn't wrote the original version, why
bother? The original 1571/81 stuff was available a year earlier anyway to

Unfortunately I'm not in the mood to improve either what I did or any other
floppy disassemblies. I had 4 years for that, still other things got priorities.

I was a little thinking on improving Ruud's KERNAL disassembly,
unfortunately it's not possible easily when it's not in a version control
system. And writing e-mails (like this) can take more time than it seems.

In this regard your project is better, but I would split the different
versions into branches without macros/ifdefs and then merge any changes made
to one of them to the others, if applicable. But this goes right against the
current philosophy.

But anyway, there's a lot of other things to do. Still I'll keep an eye what
you do, it's really interesting.

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