A number of software updates

Along with officially releasing TAPClean 0.38 on Sourceforge, I made version 0.40 of TAPClean Front End and version 3.4 of the IECHost GUI client available within my Software page.

TAPClean FE: about dialog by Luigi Di Fraia
TAPClean FE: about dialog
IECHost multi-threaded client: about dialog by Luigi Di Fraia
IECHost multi-threaded client: about dialog

Enjoy!

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A few updates for 2019

First of all, happy new year to everybody!

As I commented before, I might not have many opportunities to work at my own projects due to my current work load and travel. However, back from the holiday break I’ve immediately added and committed the missing source file to TAPClean’s repository.
I plan to officially release TAPClean 0.38 and IECHost GUI Client 3.4 in the next couple of days.

Stay tuned!

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TAPClean planned update postponed

I had planned to release an update for TAPClean today, ahead of Christmas, but it turns out I forgot to add one file from my development clone to SF’s repo. Unfortunately, I haven’t got access to the missing file where I am now, so I will have to postpone the release to the second week of January.

Apologies for this inconvenience and happy holidays to everyone!

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TAPClean updated

A few weeks back, Pawel brought a couple of tape dumps to my attention, both using a loader very similar to Biturbo, but with a signature, “MMS”, that made him think of MMS, a famous coder from Poland.

I’ve finally added support for such loader in TAPClean 0.38-pre-17. I shall release updated packages in time for Christmas, along with a bundle for TAPClean Front End, as soon as I get a chance to do some more testing.

Stay tuned!

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A few updates

For those who are wondering why I am slow to reply to requests, I shall say that I’ve been quite busy at work, in the process of changing the infrastructure technology used for our application stack. Unfortunately, my responsiveness might not improve for at least three more months.

My role at work will also involve quite some travelling, which is expected to be a tad disruptive when it comes to my personal interests. So, the message I wish to send out is that I will still be working at the projects I have contributed so far, but fairly slower than usual, at least until mid March 2019.

That said, the periods during which I will be able to send out my hardware and kits are going to get less frequent and shorter. Just this morning I sent out two Tiny C2N Monitor DIY kits, leaving only 4 available. If you’re interested in one of my devices or kits, bear in mind that other than tomorrow and early next week, my next opportunity to post packets will probably be during the second week of January. After that, you’d have to wait until the last week of March.

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Uploading code to the Arduino Mega 2560 using avrdude

In the hope that this might be useful to someone else, I am publishing here the command that did the job for me (through the COM9 port) when I was trying to help a colleague at work today:

avrdude -Cavrdude.conf -v -patmega2560 -cwiring -PCOM9 -b115200 -D -Uflash:w:Firmware.hex:i
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IECHost GUI client version 3.3 released

Version 3.3 of the IECHost GUI client is now available within my Software page.

IECHost GUI client: version 3.3 by Luigi Di Fraia
IECHost GUI client: version 3.3
IECHost GUI client: sector contents by Luigi Di Fraia
IECHost GUI client: sector contents
IECHost GUI client: application settings by Luigi Di Fraia
IECHost GUI client: application settings
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