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From: Marko Mäkelä (msmakela_at_cc.hut.fi)
Date: 2001-08-30 13:56:12

I spent some time processing most of the uploads to /pub/cbm/incoming and
/pub/cpm/incoming.  For the CP/M part, that was easy, since all files were
uploaded by clueless w4r3z dudes who don't know that uploaded files cannot
be downloaded until a maintainer has reviewed the file and adjusted the
permissions.  For the CBM part, there were also useful files.

One of the most interesting programs is 71reads41back by Jochen Adler.  
It didn't work reliably on my C128D, and the documentation says that it
can't read tracks 1 to 5.  But anyway, this is very interesting: it is
possible to read the rear side of a single-sided disk without turning the
disk.  I wonder when this will be the standard technique in two-sided
demos. :-)

There were also some interesting data transfer programs: cbm4linux (a Star
Commander like program with a kernel device driver) and Over5 (RS-232
based transfer for VIC-20 and C64) for Windows and Linux.  Also, some
audio trackers were uploaded both for the C64 and the VIC-20.

I need help from the audience in order to decide what to do with a file
The file /pub/cbm/incoming/check/P500v1!.zip appears to contain a
different version of the P500 ROMs.  I have contacted the uploader but
haven't received a reply yet (which is no wonder, since the file was
uploaded almost a year ago).  Could someone who knows this platform make
some sort of analysis?  According to a diff I ran on some hexadecimal
dumps, the files are totally different from the archived copies.


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