Latest news about COHERENT:
Uploaded my latest COHERENT 4.2 Virtualbox VM, the disk image from the
VM, and a disk image for usage with PCem, that is configured to run the
color X11 server. Wrote documentation how to reconfigure the system
for running under PCem.
Uploaded more manuals and distribution disk images. Build Y2K fixed
installation disks for all x86 COHERENT releases. Wrote documentation
about COHERENT installations on QEMU and PCem. Build disk images with
ready to use COHERENT 3.1, 3.2 and 4.0 installations.
Uploaded some more MWC distribution disks I imaged from the floppy disks
I still have from that era. Interesting is the r74 upgrade for 4.0, one
would need this for running the Bellcore MGR Window System.
Uploaded MWC distribution disks for the GNU compiler sources
and CohWare Volumes 2 and 3.
Uploaded new VM with more MWC sources and disk images for usage with
Uploaded scan of the COHERENT 3.0 and 4.0 manuals.
Uploaded MWC product images for COHERENT 3.0, 3.1, 3.2 and 4.0.
Uploaded manual for /rdb and the ANSI C Lexical Guide.
Uploaded z80pack-1.7, the version from Walnut Creek CP/M CD-ROM.
Uploaded new VM with many more MWC sources under /u1/src.
Also added RCS to the system, so that one can look into the old revisions.
Added file /COPYING with the license text, because the text in the VM is
Brought MWC sources for 386 development tools, system libraries, shells etc.
on the system and made sure everything can be build from the sources.
New Virtualbox VM uploaded.
Tried to get Soundblaster 16 driver and tracker mod player working. The
driver finds the sound card under Virtualbox, but playing .mod files
with tracker crashes the kernel. Needs hacking, uploaded to ftp server
for anyone with enough spare time to mess with it.
Virtualbox 5.0.16 is released and it fixes some issues, updated web site.
Made my first public release of z80pack from 1992 working under COHERENT 4.2
and re-licensed it under a more liberate license. Uploaded to ftp server.
Uploaded new VM that includes vgalib and the complete /u1/gnu bits.
Fixed a typo in README for termios2016.tgz, new version uploaded too.
Revised Harry's port of vgalib, so that it can be integrated clean
into the system. Has some example programs, works OK.
Got Steve's beautiful programs for vgalib, modified them a bit so
they use the system vgalib, that was the plan anyway.
This stuff will be included in future VMs, to do it your self do this:
Get termios2016.tgz, unpack in /u1/src and do what README says.
Get vgalib2016.tgz, unpack in /u1/src and do what README.Coh says.
Get screen.tgz, unpack in you home directory, make, run the programs
and watch the fun.
Revised my old termios bits and integrated it into the system. Will
be included in future VMs, uploaded tarball so that it is available
for others to use.
Uploaded new VM with kernel sources 4.2.10, 4.2.12 and 4.2.14. The
sources are under /u1/src, you'll also find some documentation there,
how to build the kernels your self. Also the kernels I've build
are on /, 4.2.14 will boot but won't work.
Finished documentation for installation of the MWC products on Virtualbox.
Got kernel 4.2.14 build from the sources from Steve's archive. Kernel
boots, but system won't work, shells abort. Probably system misconfiguration,
needs more work. So no new VM yet.
I have uploaded a new exported VM that includes kernel sources, so
that everyone who wants can build the kernel self.
Fixed Coherent -> COHERENT all over the place, I should know better.
Various other improvements for the web site.
Fixed the usual typos, some better wording here and there.
Completed installation instructions for Coherent.
Brought web site online.