8" floppy project

From: Stan Barr <stanb_at_dial.pipex.com>
Date: Wed Aug 11 02:45:28 2004


ben franchuk <bfranchuk_at_jetnet.ab.ca> said:
> Tony Duell wrote:
> > Cheating a bit, but how about FIGforth? I believe it is truely public
> > domain, and as it runs on the bare metal, it could be claimed to include
> > the OS. I assume there was/is a version of the 8088.
> Yes, but try and find it today. Fig forth is for the 8080 and 6502 with I/O
> supplied by the user and ASM source. While I suspect you can get a
> version for the 8088 I don't expect you can get the source for it.
> Read keyboard, test keyboard ready, print to screen, read disk block,
> write disk block I think is all that is needed.
> Ben.

Versions of FIGForth were available for quite a few processors.
I've got it running on simh emulating a PDP-11 and I'll copy it
to my Micro 11/73 as soon as I can persuade it to read floppys
written by putr. I'm running it under RT-11 but it can be compiled
to run stand-alone.

It's quite possible that FigUK may have a FIG listing in their library
and I've possibly got a TRS-80 version somewhere.
Stan Barr  stanb_at_dial.pipex.com
The future was never like this!
Received on Wed Aug 11 2004 - 02:45:28 BST

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