[NTLK] Einstein/NCX serial communication test versions as binary release.

Steven Frank stevenf at panic.com
Mon Feb 20 12:30:35 EST 2017

Hi Matthias and NTLK,

I just tried this out on my Mac and it worked!

You should note that it requires the specific version of NCX that is downloadable on the Github page you linked to, and to make sure that NCX's preferences are pointed to the Einstein Emulator serial port.

I just pushed commit 61706c4 to Einstein which replaces the deprecated FSFindFolder() and FSMakePathRef() calls with their Cocoa equivalents.  It also abstracts path discovery into a C++ class called TPathHelper, which can be ported to other platforms down the road.

I'll also now give the Linux build a look and make sure it still compiles.


On Feb 16, 2017, at 11:11 PM, Matthias Melcher <mm at matthiasm.com> wrote:
> Einstein can now emulate the external serial port of the Newton on Mac OS X. It can directly connect NCX on the same machine. 
> It has been a lot of reverse engineering and a lot of fun. So, if you like to try this out, here is a binary release of the corresponding Mac OS X apps:
> https://github.com/pguyot/Einstein/releases/tag/2017.2.extr
> Feedback would be nice. Let me know what works and what doesn't, which ROM/RAM/Flash configuration you are using and which machine is emulated. Preferable by eMail to eep noise down: einstein at matthiasm.com .
> One thing I know already: it is still pretty slow. The screenshot function takes a looong time (>1 minute), but there is also a lot of things that can be optimized. Oh, and the screenshot function works only with the original screen size.
> - Matthias
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