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GETERM

29016 10JUN87-0223 Telecommunications
GETERM
From: REXHEBERT To: GREGMILLER

Greg, I have been using Geterm for a while now and it is my main
terminal program. It’s a fine package and operates smoothly.

I wanted to ask if the Source Code is available as there are
a few modifications I’d like to make to my copy.
I would like to experiment with different attributes on the
CoCo 3 screens and the positioning of displays.
I don’t mind losing the lower res. screens as I run 80 col.
only.

Is there a patch to allow a true break to be sent?
I’d like to patch in some kind of simple disk utility to
extend the directory capabilities it offers.

Would the Source Code be included in the $10.00 package you
have made available?
I have some assembly language experience and would like to
give it a try.

Anyway, thanks for Geterm and I’m glad to meet you
any suggestions you might have would be welcome.

And Special thanks to Marty for all his help in getting
me started here on Delphi, it Really is an :
Instant CoCo Community and I’m glad to have access to it.

REXHEBERT

39 comments to GETERM

  • pucc_unknown

    29024 10JUN87-1810 Telecommunications
    RE: GETERM (Re: Msg 29016)
    From: GREGMILLER To: REXHEBERT

    Rex,
    I apprieciate your comments on GETerm. However, the source code is not
    available. I make it a policy not to release source code of programs such
    as GETerm, because the high majority of people who’d like the source would
    like to attempt to modify it. Now, don’t take this personally, but most
    people who ask for GETerm are incapable of writing it, themselves, which,
    in my opinion, makes them incapable of modifying it, correctly. What does
    this all mean? Well – many of these people WOULD attempt to modify it, and
    then start giving copies of their “Turbo-GETERM” away.. When problems
    arise, people would complain to -ME-..
    So.. the whole of the matter is, that, I really can’t give out copies of the
    source code, even with the $10 copy.
    Sorry!
    – Greg

  • pucc_unknown

    29027 10JUN87-1941 Telecommunications
    RE: GETERM (Re: Msg 29024)
    From: REXHEBERT To: GREGMILLER

    Thank you Greg for your quick reply and I see your point about
    Turbo-Geterms becoming potentially defective headaches for you.
    I don’t know if I have enough A/L experience either.

    I was curious and thought I’d ask but I certainly dont take it
    personally as it does not affect my enjoyment of the program,nor
    my respect for the work involved in its creation.

    Thanks again, Rex

  • pucc_unknown

    29129 13JUN87-2025 Telecommunications
    RE: GETERM (Re: Msg 29024)
    From: HARBIE To: GREGMILLER

    WHILE I AGREE ABOUT THE ASSESMENT THAT HAVING TTHE SOURCE CODE WOULD BE A
    HASSLE AS FAR AS GETTING ALL KIND OF VERSIONS FLOATING AROUND , I HAVE TO TAKE
    EXCEPTION THAT IF YOU CAN’T WRITE IT , YOU CAN’T MODIFY IT PROPERLY . I
    COULDN’T WRIT
    E MTERM BUT JUST LOOKING AT THE CODE I DISSASSEMBLED I CAN CUT AT LEAST 1 K
    RIGHT OFF THE BAT . EVEN THE SMALL PEEKS I TOOK INTO COLORMAX REVEALED SMALL
    INEFFICIENCY IN THE JOYSTICK ADDRESSING ROUTINE FOR
    ONE AND A FEW UNNECESSARY LONG BRANCHES ELSEWHERE . THERE IS A WORLD OF
    DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GETTING A GOOD PROGRAM IDEA AND IMPLEMENTING IT , BOTH
    REQUIRING DIFFERENT SKILLS WHICH THOUGH BOTH MUST BE PRESENT IN A GOOD
    PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMMER , CAN BE PRESE
    NT SEPARATELY IN DIFFERENT INDIVIDUALS . I HAVE FOR EXAMPLE A GOOD DISK ZAPPER
    WRITTEN BY A FRIEND , VERY USEFULL BUT WRITTEN IN A WAY THAT WOULD MAKE YOU
    BARF !