Re: (slightly OT:) Parallel port question

From: Marko Mäkelä (
Date: 2003-10-08 21:54:41

Hmm, aren't the voltages and currents defined in IEEE 1284?  Contact me
privately if you have trouble locating that standard; I should be able to
access it via from the university network.

I'd be interested in the outcome as well.  Here's a more on-topic project:
connect the Commodore 64 user port to a IEEE 1284 printer port of a PC
(possibly running GNU/Linux or FreeBSD), and write printer daemon software
that is compatible with existing userport-to-parallel printer drivers on
the 64.  Someone is trying to demonstrate something like this next weekend
in Chicago, but I believe he is only aiming for a proof-of-concept, as he
is using cbmlink and some shell script programming.

	Marko (who is slowly making progress with his RS-232 to serial bus
		gateway, thanks to recent measurement results)

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