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TI Releases Beta of TI-89/92+ SDK
Posted by Eric on 9 November 2000, 22:22 GMT

Welp, the long-awaited 68K Beta SDK is (almost) here. Colin Squier was the first of many to send in a link to the registration page for TI's new TI-89/92+ SDK, which was supposed to have come out last month. There you can register and download the TI FLASH Studio, which is approximately six megabytes large. Find more information at the above link.

P.S. The "(almost)" in the preceding paragraph refers to a broken link at the end of the registration page. When I tried it myself, the registration was successful but the link to download the software was broken. Let me know when TI fixes it. Thanks!

Update (Eric): Okay, lots of people have emailed me saying that the link has been fixed. You can stop emailing me now :).

 


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Re: TI Releases Beta of TI-89/92+ SDK
Fil  Account Info
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By the time anyone reads this, the link to the download should be working fine. It did for me, anyway. I'm downloading it now, and i'll just have to wait and see how nice it is. Of course, it IS coming from our *good friends* over at TI, so, you never know...

me = Fil

     9 November 2000, 22:42 GMT


Re: Re: TI Releases Beta of TI-89/92+ SDK
J22 Account Info

I downloaded it (at 837 Kb per second! Seven seconds for 5.79 Mb! I love college!) and I don't think that most programmers will want to use it. The combination of the TIGCC compiler, library, and IDE, along with VTI make for a much better environment for the type of programming that most people want to do (games :-). The TI-89 simulator included with the SDK won't run most games, and the SDK doesn't include any provisions for things like grayscale or DoorsOS programs. And it most certainly will never include special features designed to bypass TI's protection mechanisms like TIGCC does! I think the most valuable resource here is available right on the front page for the SDK - the 1302-page PDF file documenting everything there is to know about the TI-89's software (and maybe hardware later when the final release comes out). This SDK focuses heavily on FLASH app programming (as shown by the name - TI FLASH Studio) and since signing FLASH apps costs money, most people won't want to make them.

     10 November 2000, 01:14 GMT

Re: Re: Re: TI Releases Beta of TI-89/92+ SDK
LordFortius

I just got the SDK too. 300kb/s, so about 20 seconds to download. Not bad considering I only pay 40 bucks a month, instead of 30k+ for college tuition ;-). I agree, TI-GCC is better, but the documentation from TI will probably be fairly useful.

     10 November 2000, 01:35 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: TI Releases Beta of TI-89/92+ SDK
Mike Kolassa  Account Info
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Yea, but how many people are going to have the nerve to sit down and go through the 1302 page documentation over and over until they KNOW it?

     10 November 2000, 01:47 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI Releases Beta of TI-89/92+ SDK
Scott Noveck  Account Info
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I did, at least for the last few revisions. I can recite a substantial portion of it by memory, and I've already got a couple of the new routines down - TI finally gave us some of the routines we asked for in alpha =)

     10 November 2000, 06:21 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI Releases Beta of TI-89/92+ SDK
Mike Kolassa  Account Info
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Heh, this is the first SDK Flash ebook I've ever had, so I guess I better start reading it.

     10 November 2000, 16:33 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: TI Releases Beta of TI-89/92+ SDK
Amalfi Marini  Account Info
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20 minutes, aprox 3kb/s...:-( that's the problem when you have a 33k modem connection...

     11 November 2000, 04:57 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: TI Releases Beta of TI-89/92+ SDK
Nick Chaves  Account Info
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Yeah, since they WERE implying that paying for college tuition is the easiest way to go for high speed internet access. That's all I'm at college for. :) :)

     13 November 2000, 22:47 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI Releases Beta of TI-89/92+ SDK
Matty500  Account Info

ok, fine...go on and brag...college, downloaded at 3.48kps....I could do better by dialing out of a 56k, than by hooking into the college network, so just shut up about your speed

     13 November 2000, 23:51 GMT

Re: Re: Re: TI Releases Beta of TI-89/92+ SDK
ridge racer  Account Info

is that 1302 page thing the optional download that's like 4KB large or is it included in the SDK? did anyone get an error when they tried to open the SDK because i can't open mine

     10 November 2000, 04:31 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: TI Releases Beta of TI-89/92+ SDK
Ryan Pelletier  Account Info

Yea, just restart your computer.

     10 November 2000, 06:11 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI Releases Beta of TI-89/92+ SDK
JrJinfinity  Account Info
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That seems like the best way to fix 95% of all windows related problems...

     11 November 2000, 10:36 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI Releases Beta of TI-89/92+ SDK
JaggedFlame Account Info

No, the best way to fix 95% of Windows problems is to reformat your hard drive. :-)

     11 November 2000, 18:40 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI Releases Beta of TI-89/92+ SDK
YodaToad  Account Info
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And install some sort of Open-Source OS.

     11 November 2000, 19:42 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI Releases Beta of TI-89/92+ SDK
Fil  Account Info
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How about you buy yourself a nice shiny iMac and get the beta version of Mac OS X? Hmmm. Oh that's right, Windows is by far a superior OS, how could I possibly forget. Stupid me.

me = Fil

     11 November 2000, 22:36 GMT

Too many RE's
Mike Kolassa  Account Info
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Insult MacOS X all you want, but don't insult Mac's in general. I have a Dual G4 500MHz tower sitting in the other room, and it definately doesn't suck and is DEFINATELY better than any Windows machine that I have ever seen, even the latest AMD Thunderbird 1.3GHz machines from Alienware.

MacOS X wasn't worth the $25 Beta fee, I will say that. I can't believe Apple would have the gull to make people pay for a POS beta that is finally along the same architecture lines as Windows and Linux.

     11 November 2000, 23:33 GMT


Re: Too many RE's
JrJinfinity  Account Info
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FYI, Linux is far superior to windows in everyway an OS can be...& don't tell me there is lack of software, you just haven't taken the 3 seconds to search for the few websites that will hook you up with anything & everything you need a linux program to do.

Personally if I ever bought a Mac (which I wouldn't cause I like to upgrade the hardware internally) I would go for the one running the Linux clone anyday. (Intell has thrown their reputation in the dumpster - Go with AMD :p )

     14 November 2000, 09:40 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI Releases Beta of TI-89/92+ SDK
YodaToad  Account Info
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When did windows become an Open-Source OS? Last I saw, it was a closed-source OS... I was referring to *BSD or *nix. Technically, though, all *BSD's aren't open source and neither are all *nix's.

     12 November 2000, 07:42 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI Releases Beta of TI-89/92+ SDK
ionix
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Ok, I have a question... why don't some of you program for the windows ce platform instead of wasting all your time on calculators? I've found it's much better to prog. for ce seeing how they even have REAL languages like c, scheme, and python available.

     12 November 2000, 09:56 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI Releases Beta of TI-89/92+ SDK
Kerey Roper  Account Info
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Well first of all, I don't have a Win CE, Pocket PC, or a Palm computer, and most people I know don't own one. Also, I don't think that making a game that entertains thousands of people is a waste of time. I really enjoy it when I get an email from someone halfway across the world saying that they liked playing my game.

     12 November 2000, 22:57 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI Releases Beta of TI-89/92+ SDK
Patrick Davidson  Account Info
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Assembly is certainly a real language. The problem is that it's *too* real. C is also available for the calculators. If you wanted to run Scheme, it would not take very long at all to find a Scheme interpreter written in C and recompile it for the calculator.

     13 November 2000, 00:01 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI Releases Beta of TI-89/92+ SDK
cajunguy  Account Info
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First of all, the WinCE SDK Tools cost in excess of $179.00 (the last time I checked, which was when I bought my HPC 2 years ago). Secondly, you have to own Micro$oft Visual Basic 6.0, or Visual C++ 6.0. I have VB5, but only use it for school purposes. Delphi is better! But anyhow...
Why spend money on all that, when TI-GCC is completely free! And the TI-89 costs less than any WinCE HPC or PPC that I have ever seen.

That is just my $0.02 worth of information.
Rants and raves welcome at email link above.

     13 November 2000, 17:38 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI Releases Beta of TI-89/92+ SDK
jbilleter
(Web Page)

The SDK for WinCE 2.1 and WinCE 3.0 (PocketPC) is now free (you just have to pay the shipping and handling). And you don't even have to get a MS Visual Studio because it's already integrated in a special version.

     16 November 2000, 22:40 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI Releases Beta of TI-89/92+ SDK
Jmstuckman  Account Info

Because you can play with your calc in math class.

     13 November 2000, 22:06 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI Releases Beta of TI-89/92+ SDK
Samir Ribic  Account Info
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see www.freedows.org

     15 November 2000, 12:36 GMT


Re: Re: Re: TI Releases Beta of TI-89/92+ SDK
Norman  Account Info

first off, i read an article from TI that when an ASM program is used that is over 24kb it COULD crash the calc, and possibly never turn it on again. I didnt read the whole article but if you want to its somewhere on www.ti.com.

     21 November 2000, 02:31 GMT

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