From: Christian Johansson (c64_at_comhem.se)
Date: 2004-11-06 21:17:36
This sounds really great :-) although personally I think I will wait until more people have tested it and if they don't experience any serious problems I might consider buying an XA1541 cable and try it myself. Anyway, it is a really good initiative. Something like this has been missing for a long time. /Christian ----- Original Message ----- From: "Spiro Trikaliotis" <email@example.com> To: "cbm-hackers ML" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: "cbm4win-announce ML" <email@example.com>; "cbm4win-user ML" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Saturday, November 06, 2004 7:53 PM Subject: Announce: cbm4win version 0.11 > Hello list, > > after asking MagerValp if it is ok to do so, I want to announce the > availability of cbm4win, version 0.11. > > > What is cbm4win? > > cbm4win is a port of cbm4linux  to Windows. It allows for access > to a VIC 1540, 1541, 1570, 1571, or even 1581 floppy drive from the > PC on Windows NT, 2000 and XP. > > > Is Windows 95, 98 or Me supported? > > No, there is currently no support for these Windows versions. > Anyway, support for Windows 98 Second Edition and Me is planned. > > > What can I do with cbm4win? > > The most important things you can do is to copy D64 or D71 images > from a real drive to the PC, or from the PC to a real drive with the > help of d64copy. > Furthermore, you can copy single files in both directions, too. > Some more tools (for example, cbmctrl) are given, too. > > > Is there 3rd party support for cbm4win? > > VICE  will have support for cbm4win in the next version. There is an > internal version of YAPE  which supports cbm4win, too. > Other people have already showed interest in supporting cbm4win in > their products, too. > > > What is the development state of cbm4win? > > cbm4win is still in development. In fact, this is the first "almost" > public announcement of it. I hope to get some valuable feedback > before letting cbm4win out "in the wild". I use the cbm-hackers > mailing list because I think here are the knowledgeable people and > enthusiast which will help me find the biggest bugs. > > Although cbm4win has showed very stable in the past, I have to warn > you: > > THIS DRIVER IS IN DEVELOPMENT! BECAUSE OF THIS, I DO NOT RECOMMEND TO > USE IT! - USE AT YOUR OWN RISK! > > As this is a kernel-mode driver, malfunctioning can cause severe > damage to your installed operating system and any application and/or > data on it. Because of this, you should not use this driver without > DOING A BACKUP BEFORE STARTING THIS DRIVER! > > > What hardware is needed in order to use cbm4win? > > Of course, you need a PC running Windows NT, 2000, XP, or 2003. > Furthermore, you need a real drive, like the VIC 1540, 1541, 1570, > 1571, or 1581 (1581 not fully supported). Then, you need an XA1541, > XM1541, XAP1541 or XMP1541 cable in order to connect the driver with > the PC. > > > Acknowledgements and Thanks > > Cbm4win is heavily based on cbm4linux , written by Michael Klein. > Cbm4linux itself uses work from Star Commander , written by KOVÁCS > Balázs a.k.a. "Joe Forster". I like to thank both for their steady > help and their patience. > > Furthermore, I want to thank the following people: > - Michael Klein for cbm4linux and many discussions. I do not know if I > would have started this project without this. > - KOVÁCS Balázs a.k.a. "Joe Forster" for Star Commander, his advice, > and for giving me cables for free to work on this project; > - Wolfgang Moser for steady discussions, testing, and bug reports, as > well as giving me some more needed equipment; > - all of my testers for steady tests, reports, and discussions. > > > Contact, Download, Further Info: > > cbm4win can be found and downloaded at > http://www.trikaliotis.net/cbm4win  > > PLEASE, DO NOT SPREAD THIS LINK (YET). I will wait for feedback from > this announcement. If there is no critical bug, then I will announce > it publically in the near future (most probably, next weekend). > > Furthermore, I have setup a project page on sourceforge . If you > want to submit bug reports, I would thank you for submitting to the > bug tracking system  over there. There are even two mailing lists > available for announcements  and for user discussions . > > If you want to contact me directly, just contact me at > email@example.com, or go to my homepage at > http://www.trikaliotis.net/. > > > Any hints, suggestions, and the like are welcome! > > Happy transferring, > Spiro. > > >  http://www.lb.shuttle.de/puffin/cbm4linux/ > >  http://www.viceteam.org/ > >  http://yape.plus4.net/ > >  http://sta.c64.org/sc.html > >  http://www.trikaliotis.net/cbm4win > >  http://sf.net/projects/cbm4win/ > >  http://sf.net/tracker/?group_id=122047&atid=692219 > >  http://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/cbm4win-announce > >  http://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/cbm4win-user > > -- > Spiro R. Trikaliotis > http://www.trikaliotis.net/ > > Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list
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