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by karadoc
Tue Feb 08, 2011 7:58 pm
Forum: News
Topic: IPF and Openness
Replies: 154
Views: 62193

Re: IPF and Openness

Okay, I see. Well one alternative is to use diff files like WinUAE does. This also has the benefit of not corrupting the original disk image. I think we dont need, from a preservation perspective is a load of alts flying around. If you want to write to a disk, use another format. I just feel that IP...
by karadoc
Tue Feb 08, 2011 7:42 pm
Forum: News
Topic: IPF and Openness
Replies: 154
Views: 62193

Re: IPF and Openness

Hi Dunny. Thank you for your comments. This is a bit off topic, because ultimately this thread is about what we need for our preservation goals, however, I will try to address your points. Yes, the format should be open, that is what we want, and the goal of this post. I think you are very much unde...
by karadoc
Tue Feb 08, 2011 1:32 pm
Forum: News
Topic: IPF and Openness
Replies: 154
Views: 62193

Re: IPF and Openness

As you say, I think I answered some of that in my post. But to your other points: We are certainly not in this for the money. We are in this to help finance our preservation efforts, and even that money is not worth anything near the time we're putting in (it ceased being a hobby many years ago). Th...
by karadoc
Tue Feb 08, 2011 12:54 pm
Forum: News
Topic: IPF and Openness
Replies: 154
Views: 62193

Re: IPF and Openness

I sympathise with that view Malvineous, although I disagree. I am sure you are right about it making IPF more popular, but there are features of the GPL that make us uncomfortable using it. Not only that, but if we went GPL/etc, we cannot change our mind. At least with a non-commercial licence, we a...
by karadoc
Tue Feb 08, 2011 1:07 am
Forum: News
Topic: IPF and Openness
Replies: 154
Views: 62193

IPF and Openness

For a long time now, and for the last year very seriously, we (at the Software Preservation Society) have been wanting to make the IPF library source code available. We have always believed in making IPF an open format, but we had some issues in actually getting there. Over the years, those issues h...
by karadoc
Mon Feb 07, 2011 11:23 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Macintosh 400K/800K disks
Replies: 13
Views: 17687

Re: Macintosh 400K/800K disks

Great, thanks. I'm very interested in Mac stuff, so hopefully we can get to that stuff at some point.
by karadoc
Sun Feb 06, 2011 9:57 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Macintosh 400K/800K disks
Replies: 13
Views: 17687

Macintosh 400K/800K disks

There were some questions on classic Mac forums about KryoFlux support for Mac 400K/800K disks, the ones with an MFS or HFS file system, and whether what we term "Apple DOS 400K/800K" sector images is the same format. These disks are quite different to most floppy systems because the have a "zoned C...
by karadoc
Sun Feb 06, 2011 10:43 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: SPS support in MESS
Replies: 1
Views: 1102

Re: SPS support in MESS

I'm not sure what MESS supports other than the normal sector images that KryoFlux already supports? But anyway, we have some things in the works that should make this easier, should anyone want to do it. However there may still be licensing conflicts. Once we have sorted some things out, we may ask ...
by karadoc
Sat Feb 05, 2011 11:05 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: WebCam / batch processing =)
Replies: 16
Views: 6150

Re: WebCam / batch processing =)

Well, the idea is that the UI will supply you with the DTC command to run based on the image profile you have selected. Since you are running the DTC command yourself in the script (with any modifications to that you might want to make), the UI is just processing at the output. You will run DTC, and...