David Schmidt has released an update to the ADTPro disk imaging package. ADTPro allows users to convert Apple ][ and Apple /// disks to digital images for use with emulators. According to the press release on CSA2, “This release has a couple of snazzy things that folks won’t need to see very often:
The bare-metal bootstrapper works in about 1/3 the time it did before. It now shifts the serial hardware into high gear to transmit the bulk of the code in binary rather than via text on the screen. Much the same way as Blurry’s Apple Game Server.
There’s a video of Speediboot(tm) in action here:
The OSX version of the sever has an “installer” whereby the user drags the ADTPro folder to the Applications folder. Much the same way as lots of OSX installers, like Mozilla.
1.2.1 – April 12, 2012
* Serial now bootstraps from bare metal in 1/3 the time it used to take with Speediboot(tm) technology
* [Server] Mac OSX has a prettier “installer” via the DMG – just drag/drop the ADTPro folder to Applications
* [Server] Improve serial error recovery for two different scenarios: 1, by waiting (much) longer before timing out to allow for problemtatic/errorful block reads, and 2, flushing
the serial port after things like checksum errors“