Re: [NTLK] Request for information

Date: Wed Jul 20 2005 - 11:30:27 PDT

On Wed, Jul 20, 2005 at 10:41:01AM +0200, Marcus Hammerschmitt wrote:
> At 05:59 20.07.2005, you wrote:
> >Hi, Can anyone out there give me a line by line exchange between a
> >Newton and NCU? Obviously not an entire session, but the opening
> >session that brings you to the menu? I am looking at making a Sync
> >utility for Windows XP.
> Do you see room for improvements (in terms of speed and reliability)
> over Basilisk/Ethernet? That's what I'm using at the moment with
> XP and my 2100. It's ok (very much so, if you consider the
> ramifications), but of course, in case something even better might
> come along ...

NCU isn't even close to nSync. Marcus is working on *making* that better
thing come along.

NCU under Basilisk is Appletalk-based and subject to a lot more bridging
restrictions than TCP-based connections. For example, there's very few
wireless access points that bridge Appletalk packets from wireless to
wired sides. (Yes, I know which netgear APs do, that's not the point.)
NCU also has (at absolute best) a very complicated chain of
import/exports to reach formats of data that are actually supported by
desktop software that is actually in widespread contemporary use, and
each step in the chain is subject to data loss.

50. My main computers will have their own special operating system that will 
    be completely incompatible with standard IBM and Macintosh powerbooks.
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