Sep 22 2012
A note from David Schmidt on CSA2 announced the arrival of the latest rendition of the ADTPro Disk Imaging software.
Ok, here’s a few more goodies. The time and date is synchronized with the host, and there’s two versions of the serial driver: one that hides between the BI and buffers, and another that stomps on the Disk II driver. The latter is compatible with ProDOS utilities.
There’s a little bit in there just for me – I don’t expect anyone else will need it, so I’m not even adding a button on the UI for it. But for those that need to unit test ADTPro, if you start it with the parameter ‘localhost’ you can have it serve the virtual serial ports (that are mapped to IP ports) of emulators. So far it works with AppleWin and JACE.
I needed to stop chopping wood and sharpen the axe… so I could test the serial version of the virtual drive. It was just taking too long to make real disks and test on hardware. The bug I was shooting: later versions of ProDOS hid the Disk II driver at $d800, not $f000…
Anyway, there’s a few bug fixes for all the Daves that use the Ethernet version, too. And all executables are SYS files now.
1.2.5 – September 22, 2012
* [VDrive] ProDOS date and time is set when communicating with the ADTPro server
* [VDrive] Serial driver installs over the floppy driver by default
* [Server] ADTPro server serves a hybrid serial-over-IP for emulators – enabled with startup parameter ‘localhost’
* [VDrive] Ethernet driver is now more “reentrant,” allows for restarting if the “ping” message doesn’t show up right away
* [VDrive] Aborts via escape key are more reliable, Ethernet now recovers correctly
* [VDrive] Device driver installer filetypes changed to SYS