[NTLK] NEWT/0 set-aref bug

Jake Bordens jake at allaboutjake.com
Tue Dec 23 16:17:28 EST 2014

>I wonder if we can finally find some way to connect NCX to Einstein, 
>preferably via a simulated Ethernet connection That would make 
>synchronization possible for all Einstein devices on all platforms.

I've been thinking about this as well.  I was thinking along the lines of 
retargeting the methods on the SerialChip class so that Einstein could 
read/write to a pipe on the host file system that other applications could 
access.  Maybe even Basilisk could be configured to read/write to that 
pipe and allow one emulated system to connect to another.

I had hoped it would be simple-- a getch/putch interface that could be 
easily retargeted.  Looking at the symbols, I think its more complicated 
than I thought.  There is a registry of serial devices 
(SerialChipRegistry) which I assume is for adding/removing PCMCIA devices, 
an possibly the built in ports.  The SerialChip class is a bit more 
complicated than just a source/sync of bytes.  In the end, the idea is 
probably above my understanding of how NewtonOS handles the serial ports.


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