Development update

Work is proceeding towards a 1.1 release.

Some upcoming planned and/or implemented features:

  • Native ability to view contents of D64 files and extract the files contained within
  • OpenCBM utilities bundled within the app bundle on the Mac platform
  • Copy multiple PRG files to a connected drive in one operation

It can be challenging to write and debug a piece of software designed to communicate with specific hardware without having the hardware at my disposal. To that end, I’ve ordered a USB Teensy board, and my friend George is going to donate a 1541, an IEC cable, and some disks to me so I can test locally without having to send him previews or remote into his machine. This should hopefully speed up the development process.

For those that are interested, I’ll be using the USB Teensy to build an XUM1541 interface. The commercially available version is called the ZoomFloppy, but using the Teensy gives me a bit more flexibility, and can always be repurposed in the future if I no longer need to use it as an xum1541.

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