RE: Kind of a newbie...

From: David Wood (
Date: 2001-12-01 23:53:43

Speaking of usb, I just had a startling realization.  That usb
microcontroller I mentioned earlier could easily be used as a usb-IECserial
interface ;)  Since its firmware is downloadable via usb, its easily
updatable, etc.  Ideas anyone? ;)

On Fri, 30 Nov 2001, [ISO-8859-1] Marko Mäkelä wrote:

> On Fri, 30 Nov 2001, Baltissen, R (Ruud) wrote:
> > Is there a (Turbo) Pascal compiler for BeOS? If so, may be Joe could be
> > pesuaded to make a BeOS version. 
> Even if there was, Tori didn't say which hardware she is using.  The BeBox
> has two PowerPC processors (I forgot which number) running at some 60 MHz,
> I think.  Most low-level stuff in Star Commander has been written in x86
> assembly language.  On the other hand, my prlink program is written in C,
> with some optional (#ifdef) inline 68000 or 80x86 machine language code.
> > And for Cameron, couldnt this be done on the MAC as well?
> No, since the Mac doesn't have a PC-style printer port.  On the Mac, the
> only viable option is RS-232 or RS-422 (via a USB adapter on the newer
> Macs).  Luckily, RS-422 can be converted to RS-232 with a simple cable (no
> electronics needed).
> 	Marko
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