[NTLK] NEWT/0 set-aref bug

Morgan Aldridge morgant at makkintosshu.com
Tue Dec 23 17:29:53 EST 2014


On Tue, Dec 23, 2014 at 4:17 PM, Jake Bordens <jake at allaboutjake.com> wrote:
>
>>I wonder if we can finally find some way to connect NCX to Einstein,
>>preferably via a simulated Ethernet connection That would make
>>synchronization possible for all Einstein devices on all platforms.
>
> I've been thinking about this as well.  I was thinking along the lines of
> retargeting the methods on the SerialChip class so that Einstein could
> read/write to a pipe on the host file system that other applications could
> access.  Maybe even Basilisk could be configured to read/write to that
> pipe and allow one emulated system to connect to another.
>
> I had hoped it would be simple-- a getch/putch interface that could be
> easily retargeted.  Looking at the symbols, I think its more complicated
> than I thought.  There is a registry of serial devices
> (SerialChipRegistry) which I assume is for adding/removing PCMCIA devices,
> an possibly the built in ports.  The SerialChip class is a bit more
> complicated than just a source/sync of bytes.  In the end, the idea is
> probably above my understanding of how NewtonOS handles the serial ports.

I know Eckhart Köppen had considered doing it this way once as well.
That would certainly be useful for NTK in Basilisk or tntk.

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Morgan
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