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Venus v2.4 Released
Posted by Michael on 4 March 2005, 04:48 GMT

Tijl Coosemans has released version 2.4 of his excellent Venus shell for the TI-83. Venus is incredibly small (206 bytes for the core routines sans GUI) and v2.4 has rewritten the program loader with an optimization that as far as I know is unique to an assembly shell. Of course, only shell developers get excited about such things. Otherwise, Venus is simply a solid shell that will run Venus/Ion/SOS/AShell/BASIC programs.

Also, many people have been inquiring whether the large number of files processed recently means that a filearchiver has been hired. Sorry, but it's just me attemping to keep the number of pending files below 100*pi.

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Re: Venus v2.4 Released
W Hibdon  Account Info
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mmmm.. pi.....

Back to the topic at hand. I used this shell back in the day for all of the week that I had an 83. And by back in the day I mean freshman year. By had, I mean had one I found.

-W-

Reply to this comment    4 March 2005, 05:15 GMT


Re: Re: Venus v2.4 Released
Timmc Account Info
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I found previous versions of Venus to work quite nicely but if memory serves me properly, I think ION 1.6 was smaller in size than Venus so ION won out.
Usability just seems to be the normal shell like access. These days people have been messing around with compression but I don't see that occuring much on the 82, 83, 83+ since they have limited memory to be messing around with decompressing.

Reply to this comment    4 March 2005, 07:09 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Venus v2.4 Released
Timmc Account Info
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POST SCRIPT:
- Where's the Screenshot? =P

Reply to this comment    4 March 2005, 07:10 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Venus v2.4 Released
DWedit  Account Info
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Nope, Venus has always been smaller than ion, and it runs ion programs as well. There is no reason to use Ion.

Reply to this comment    4 March 2005, 07:49 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Venus v2.4 Released
Gergely Patai  Account Info
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Not exactly, the extra service offered by Venus is the ability to run assembly programs directly from the prog menu, as if they were plain basic programs.

Reply to this comment    4 March 2005, 19:38 GMT


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GuillaumeH Account Info
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Timmc> Even Venus + the ION- and SOS-compatible shell are smaller together than ION.

Reply to this comment    4 March 2005, 21:57 GMT


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Timmc Account Info
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There was a reason for installing ION instead of Venus back in the day; but as I don't have an 83 on my at the moment I wont be testing it again. It had something to do with compatibility and crashing.

Reply to this comment    5 March 2005, 03:42 GMT


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Tijl Coosemans Account Info

That's true. Earlier versions had problems with some Ion programs. Since 2.3 that's no longer the case though.

Reply to this comment    5 March 2005, 13:13 GMT


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Kaaiman  Account Info

It's time for Venus 3.0 > TI-83/TI-83 Plus/84 Plus compatible... S:

Reply to this comment    13 March 2005, 17:53 GMT


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DWedit  Account Info
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Due to the way venus works, programs would need to be unarchived. Bad idea.

Reply to this comment    13 March 2005, 20:13 GMT


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Kaaiman  Account Info

Your CrunchyOS archive method may be used.

Reply to this comment    16 March 2005, 08:38 GMT


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DWedit  Account Info
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If you attempt to run an archived program from the homescreen, you get an error. That's why venus would be impractical to port to the TI83+.

Reply to this comment    17 March 2005, 00:30 GMT

Re: Venus v2.4 Released
Coolv  Account Info
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No screen, but otherwise, thes is good! ;D

Reply to this comment    4 March 2005, 16:18 GMT


Re: Re: Venus v2.4 Released
W Hibdon  Account Info
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Not really need for a screen shot, seeing its most usual use, now is there?

-W-

Reply to this comment    4 March 2005, 20:11 GMT

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