ROM Archive

From: Sam Ismail <>
Date: Fri Jun 27 16:37:32 1997

On Thu, 26 Jun 1997, Richard A. Cini, Jr. wrote:

> Here's what I think so far (which isn't much <g>):
> 1. Record format: open (depending on software for EPROM programmer);
> S-records, Intel Hex, binary.

I'm no expert at this so I'll defer.

> 2. Submission & storage: UUEncoded image file e-mailed to "repository";
> ROM/EPROM chips sent by snail mail and returned. All submissions should have
> as much info about the source computer as possible (board revisions, date of
> mnaufacture, etc.)

Sounds good. The repository then is a "soft" repository of ROM images?

> 3. Requests & withdrawls: by e-mail to those with programmers; by mail for
> those supplying their own chips; e-mail request with no chip sent.

I assumed since the images are merely files they could be downloaded by
anyone requesting them. Is the repository also going to have physical
EPROMS that someone can request? If so, why?

> 4. Cost: nominal (cost of postage and EPROM).

Is the repository also going to be in the business of supplying people
with pre-burnt EPROMS? If so then 3 makes more sense now.

Computer Historian, Programmer, Musician, Philosopher, Athlete, Writer, Jackass
Received on Fri Jun 27 1997 - 16:37:32 BST

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