[sebhc] Emulator future? + request for tools

Jack Rubin jack.rubin at ameritech.net
Wed May 26 20:46:07 CDT 2004

> With this release of the H8 emulator, I am officially 
> "slowing down" the development - I need to get back to some 
> other projects, however development will probably still 
> continue at a pretty good pace - just don't expect daily 
> updates like you have seen in the past week :-)
> Jack: Would you update the archive version from the file 
> above and remove any
> old ones.

I think I'll hold off on that for another day or two - I'm having a
little trouble telling "slowing down" from "full speed ahead" !  ;>)

> - Ability to redirect H8 serial ports to PC serial ports.

Hooking up a printer or a real H19 would be cool

To me, the next big step would be finding a "transparent" way to
read/write to a PC, whether block, file or disk-image oriented. Seems to
me that the most natural way would be to "mount" it as a drive, though
not constrained by the "classic" media sizes. BTW, HDOS 3.02 claims to
support 38,400 baud serial connections, though I'm not sure if that
could be done on an H8. I've lost my 0-org system for the moment so I'm
not quite ready to see if my disks will boot. I may have to fall back to
an H89 to find out.


The other thing I would find most helpful seems to already exist, though
perhaps not collected in one place. This would be a toolkit that allows
conversion among the various image formats that we have - many of you
seem to be able to move between binary, hex and .h17 formats, but I'm
not clear on the processes or tools used to do so. I can create an .h17
file using diskdump on the H8 or dump a hex or binary ROM file to the PC
from my PROM burner, but I don't have conversion tools to interchange
the formats (or I have the tools and don't know how to use them!). I'd
greatly appreciate it if you all could reduce this to a cookbook level.


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