Re: [NTLK] Recommendations on VT100 terminal emulator for Newton

From: Morgan Aldridge <>
Date: Tue Sep 09 2008 - 12:01:28 EDT

On Tue, Sep 9, 2008 at 11:15 AM, Steve <> wrote:
> I wonder if anyone could be paid to do a SSH client? In these days of "don't
> do anything in clear text", having such an animal would really really extend
> the eMate/Newton life span.

It's been discussed many times, but I don't believe anyone will be
implementing one any time soon. At one point someone was working on a
port of PuTTY <>,
but it was never released and I'm not sure how much progress was ever

Unfortunately, PT100 is quite slow, even on a MessagePad 2100, and
this is considered to be very fast compared to competitors of the
time. I think adding SSL support to something like that, or trying to
port another library, would have very poor results (at least

A couple people have also mentioned interest in porting various SSL
libraries to the Newton, but no progress was made on those either.
Those would be most useful as they could be utilized to add SSL
support to browsers such as Courier as well as a Terminal emulator.

Morgan Aldridge

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