An update following my previous post: I have now relocated to another flat. Although things aren’t ideal, I can get on with my job and life pretty unimpaired. However, I haven’t got my development PC with me so I won’t be available to develop anything between now and the last week of January, when I plan to move back to my previous flat.
I shall take the chance to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
I thought to take a moment and reassure my readers that I am fine, but just dealing with personal stuff and being overly busy at work. For the month of November 2019, as example, there are just 21 working days in UK and I was requested for project work for a total of about 80 days…
There will be some major maintenance carried out at the flat where I live, due to water damage, so at some point I will have to relocate elsewhere and then relocate back. It’s likely to be a nightmare. The worst bit is that I am not being told much about logistics or timescales, which has been quite disruptive. As example, I planned to have a holiday in the last trimester of 2019 but I had to put that thought away as I was led to believe works would start sooner than later. I was also wanting to invite my mom to visit but putting that away too. However, I eventually had her visit anyway so we are spending quite some time sightseeing in the region where I live.
As part of the effort to support RR-Net and the WarpCopy64 server in IECHost, a while back I was developing a WarpCopy PC client. As I am delving into the WarpCopy protocol further, I expanded such client to fetch the directory listing.
As part of the roadmap/plan for release 4.0 of the IECHost client I was thinking of rewriting the communication protocol over the USB connection, using WarpCopy64’s one as reference. Just to recap, doing so would facilitate adding support in the IECHost client for communicating with WarpServer on a networked C64.
I am now at a stage where I have coded a robust binary data protocol handler, which means I could start the rewrite any time. However, I am not exactly convinced I want to do so directly for IECHost. Perhaps I should try to test my implementation with the C64 Cartridge Dumper as it’s not yet in a mature stage. Besides, there aren’t many prototypes out there that would need a firmware update.