Monthly Archives: May 2017

IECHost: Disk Validation command ready

Suppose you were attempting to write a file to a Commodore DOS disk but the operation failed, e.g. because there was not enough space on the disk to start with, or because there was an outage while the file was … Continue reading

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IECHost: write features being worked at

As I commented previously, I finished the work required on the IECHost firmware to execute DOS commands. This means I can now roll out options such as Delete file, Validate and Format disk, all of which are useful to get … Continue reading

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IECHost: PRG import in the making

In the evening today I implemented the PRG import feature in IECHost: I can now copy data from a PC to a real disk. However, the work on this is not yet finished as I’ve been copying a chunk of memory initialised … Continue reading

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IECHost: Maintenance release before further features are added

Over the weekend I worked at a maintenance release of my IECHost GUI client, addressing an issue I was having with data exchange upon creating the USB communication thread under Windows 10. Before I go on and start adding a … Continue reading

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IECHost: maintenance and new features

I finished an important part of the maintenance I was planning for the IECHost GUI client: all communication code is now running in a separate thread, including the initial setup. The implications on the stability and responsiveness of the client are significant … Continue reading

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IECHost: first half of the maintenance work completed

As I mentioned before, I worked at some code maintenance following the integration of a number of modules in my IECHost client application. That specific post-integration maintenance is now pretty much complete. I am also sharing a video of a longer … Continue reading

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IECHost: directory listing command finished

I finally had some time this afternoon to finish the directory listing command in my IECHost client. Here’s what it looks like: This is a quite important milestone because I now have a working method to transfer single files (including the … Continue reading

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