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PedroM 68k OS Released
Posted by Michael on 10 December 2003, 23:21 GMT

Patrick Pelissier, author of PreOS and other fine 68k programs, has written the first third-party operating system for the 68k calcs. The open-source PedroM looks like a Unix shell, has task switching and a much smaller size (only 192 KB). It is designed to be compatible with the AMS 1.xx series.

In order to include this OS in our archives, we have added categories for TI-89 Operating Systems, TI-92 Plus Operating Systems, and Voyage 200 Operating Systems.

Morgan has also been fixing up the TI-83 Plus Flash directory into subcategories of games, science, math, et cetera. New submissions should no longer go into the general Flash category but rather one of these new subcategories.

Update (Michael): We are currently being Slashdotted, but holding up just fine because HTTP requests are load-balanced among our Beowulf cluster of 2000 TI-85s. Bring it on!

 


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Re: PedroM 68k OS Released
Troy Kellogg  Account Info
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Hah, They put up an animated gif of pedro running my kaboom game.. cool!

     12 December 2003, 16:25 GMT


Re: Re: PedroM 68k OS Released
Morgan Davies  Account Info
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You like that I see :-)

     13 December 2003, 00:18 GMT


Re: Re: Re: PedroM 68k OS Released
Troy Kellogg  Account Info
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Ah, you play warcraft!? look me up on azeroth "kneissl"

     13 December 2003, 10:09 GMT

Re: PedroM 68k OS Released
chemoautotroph Account Info
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Super freaking awesome idea.... I've always wanted to make my own CAS, but until pedrom it would have been horribly redundant (because TI-OS supplies one), so now what's keeping me? I could just write a RAM program that basically is a math system like the TI calculator home screen, and a BASIC program editor, and more such. The progams would (obviously) still run on TI-OS, but be geared toward PedroM users (since the programs would be redundant for TI-OS users). Sound cool? Anyone want to help? I'll post a more formulated plan on my website sometime soon...

     12 December 2003, 20:11 GMT

Re: CAS
nicklaszlo Account Info
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I wish I could help.

The CAS should have an integrated (but removable to save space) help system. I've always wished TI explained how thier best fitting curve function worked. TI's help application for the 83+ just tells you arguments for functions, which is useless if you don't know what the function does.

     13 December 2003, 19:26 GMT


Re: Re: CAS
chemoautotroph Account Info
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I'ld like to start working, but i can't figure out how to test the TI89 version of PedroM, they only sent a TI-92+ TIB

     14 December 2003, 00:58 GMT


Re: Re: Re: CAS
Kevin Kofler Account Info
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?
There _is_ a pedrom89.tib in the ZIP.

     14 December 2003, 02:13 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: CAS
chemoautotroph Account Info
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For some reason linux didn't decompress all the files! I decompressed the tar.bz2 again and found the 89 TIB file, but it certainly was not there the first time I uncompressed the files.

     14 December 2003, 22:31 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: CAS
Chivo  Account Info

Where did you get a tar.bz2 of pedrom? All I've seen/found is a PKZIP (.zip) file, which I can unzip just fine under Linux using the unzip program.

     15 December 2003, 19:06 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: CAS
PpHd  Account Info
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At the site of the author. See url above.

     16 December 2003, 16:44 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: CAS
Chivo  Account Info

Heh, I didn't look there first.

Maybe I should do more reading and less writing. :-)

     16 December 2003, 19:36 GMT


Re: Re: PedroM 68k OS Released
nyall Account Info
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If you're competent sure I'll help.


The last remaining Cheerio:
-Samuel

     15 December 2003, 06:07 GMT

Re: PedroM 68k OS Released
Michael McElroy Account Info
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I'm rewriting MLib for PedroM now. Should be fun.

     13 December 2003, 03:12 GMT

Re: Re: PedroM 68k OS Released
Michael McElroy Account Info
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erk. this is going to be harder than I thought. I have to rewrite everything for his ROM calls... eek.

     13 December 2003, 03:20 GMT


Re: Re: Re: PedroM 68k OS Released
Kevin Kofler Account Info
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The ROM_CALLs are mostly compatible with AMS. But your library will be pointless because there is no TI-BASIC interpreter.

     13 December 2003, 05:16 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: PedroM 68k OS Released
Michael McElroy Account Info
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I know that :P
It's going to be more of an OS extension than a library, until someone (me??) actually makes an interpreter. I'm about halfway done already, and I'm pretty pleased. PedroM fits nicely with my program :P

     13 December 2003, 05:40 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: PedroM 68k OS Released
Michael McElroy Account Info
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I already noticed the compatibility thing. I breathed a huge sigh of relief :-)

     13 December 2003, 05:41 GMT


Re: Re: PedroM 68k OS Released
Michael McElroy Account Info
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Finished. I'll have it uploaded soon, hopefully. I'd just like to note that this is the first third-party program for the first third-party calculator OS! :P

     13 December 2003, 08:34 GMT


Re: Re: Re: PedroM 68k OS Released
Morgan Davies  Account Info
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Wow, they are already added to the site....how'd they get ahead of my program???

me wonders about them filearchivers!! :-)

     13 December 2003, 09:49 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: PedroM 68k OS Released
Michael McElroy Account Info
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Grr, I need to update it already.

There is a bug in the file 'readme.txt' that incorrectly reports the size of the mlib executable. An update is pending.

     14 December 2003, 04:43 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: PedroM 68k OS Released
Morgan Davies  Account Info
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hurrah!

     14 December 2003, 08:09 GMT

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