[Oberon] Re. Usb Zip drive support in BlueBottle
jmdrake_98 at yahoo.com
Sun Mar 23 21:52:33 CET 2003
--- eas-lab at absamail.co.za wrote:
> Sorry, I can't help but I'm interested to see
> any oberon code for Iomega Zip drives.
> I understand that BlueBottle uses/extends much of
> native-oberon code ?
> My 2001 version of n-o shows no applicable *ip.Obj .
> Where would I see some n-o appropriate/modifyable
> source code for Iomega Zip drives, with out being
> *swamped* by BlueBottle ?
> -- Chris Glur.
I'm not very familair with N.O. I experiment with
BlueBottle quite a bit because I can boot from a
CD, which means there's very little overhead to
getting started. (No need to partition hard disk,
or even have a FAT partition). Is there any way
to do that with N.O.?
Anyway back to your question. The code that I
used to do this didn't seem to be BlueBottle
specific, but I don't know for sure. I used
OFS.Tool (Oberon File System?) to mount the
Zip drive. The internal Zip drive shows up
as a removeable IDE Fat 16 partition. Are
you trying to use an IDE Zip drive or a
parallel port Zip?
> PS. the recent c.l.o. post about having to throw
> your Wirthian code every 6 years makes me more
> about my investment in n-o.
Well since N. Wirth has now retired it's unlikely
we'll see any new languages from him. ;-) Yes
there is flux in the Oberon world. From the looks
of it all of the N-O code is backward compatible
with BlueBottle so I think it will continue to
work for the foreseeable future.
John M. Drake
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