Daniel F. Gordon, author of “Realm – Rays of Nightmare” and a number of programming tools, has released the latest version of A2Kit, a command line interface and library for manipulating retro disk images, file systems, and languages, with an emphasis on Apple II. The new version, A2Kit v2.0.6, includes several updates and improvements.
One major update is the fix for DOS 3.3 and Pascal to check for duplicate names when renaming. The new version also includes testing of both kinds of line separators in unit testing, ensuring that the program can handle all types of separators. Additionally, the version option has been added to the CLI, allowing users to quickly check which version they are running.
A2Kit is designed to be scriptable, allowing users to automate many tasks related to retro computing. It includes support for a variety of languages, including Applesoft, Integer BASIC, and Merlin Assembly, with full syntax comprehension, tokenization, and detokenization. The program also supports a variety of file systems, including DOS 3.x, ProDOS, CP/M, and Pascal, with full read and write access and high or low level manipulations. The interface also allows for handling sparse (random access) files.
The program can work with a variety of disk image formats, including DSK (and variants), WOZ (1 and 2), and IMD. With A2Kit, users can easily manage and manipulate retro disk images and file systems, making it a valuable tool for vintage computing enthusiasts.
A2Kit is a free and open-source program, available for download on GitHub. The program can be used on a variety of operating systems, including Windows, macOS, and Linux. With the latest updates and improvements in A2Kit v2.0.6, users can enjoy the benefits of this powerful retro computing tool.
To download the latest version of the A2Kit program or for further information and documentation on the tool, check out the A2Kit Github page at: