Re: LZ: here is an Idea.....
On Fri, 25 Oct 1996 15:03:04 -0800 "Robin, Jim, & Eric Barker"
>This sounds like a great idea, although I agree with the rest of the
>list about typing in names of programs. But I have an idea that might
>be usefull for calcs with the RAM expander. Since the RAM expander
>hold litteraly hundreds of programs, we have to figure out a better
>of managing files. How about a hierartical (spell?) OS halfway
>DOS and Mac. You could use the arrows to scroll through folders and
>files in one level of hierarchy and then press enter at a folder to go
>into a deeper level. Text based but arrow oriented (sound good?).
>since it would be a more advanced OS it could include a basic library
>functions that are now commonly used in ZS programs (ie. Sound
>sprite ruitines, maybe more support for different I/O devices like the
>RAM Expander) stuff that would cut down on the size of ZS programs.
>Then compatability? Make a ZS (normal ZS) program that would add in
>those calls into the program so normal ZS could handle it. This would
>take some work, but it would be really cool!
Heck i wouldn't mind seeing a interface such as the ones the HP-48 uses
(Jazz stuff, etc). My friend's hp48gx has a great menuing system/os.