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IECHost: progress… indicator

I thought my IECHost client would benefit from a progress bar to let users know that things are progressing smoothly during PRG export/import jobs. So here it is: a progress bar now becomes visible during either of these jobs and … Continue reading

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IECHost: more progress on the warp disk image write feature

I finally managed to put together all the code for warp-transferring data from IECHost to a Commodore 1541 floppy drive. All components seem to be working, albeit I need to tune the timing of the sending side. There is a further change that … Continue reading

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IECHost: warp disk image write in progress

Today I had a chance, and the motivation, to write the critical part of the warp disk image write process in IECHost. Essentially this part of the code I worked at transfers data to the disk over the IEC bus using … Continue reading

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IECHost: warp sector send completed

I finally managed to finish the option to warp transfer the GCR image of a single chosen sector from a 1541 floppy drive to IECHost. This feature is going to be used in order to retry sectors that present errors during … Continue reading

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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: 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 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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