AT&T 5620 (Blit/DMD) software
derschjo at gmail.com
Sat May 28 21:15:17 CDT 2016
On 5/28/16 2:15 PM, Seth Morabito wrote:
> Hey folks,
> I recently picked up an AT&T 5620 terminal, the WE32K version of the
> Blit, and I've been tracking down software to run on my 3B2.
> It looks like there are two separate packages which provide the
> 'layers' windowing system:
> 1. A package named "AT&T Windowing Utilities", on one floppy disk.
> 2. A package named "DMD Core Utilities 2.0", on a set of three floppy
> The DMD Core Utilities set comes with a lot of demos and source code.
> It installs 'layers' as /usr/dmd/bin/layers.
> The one-disk AT&T Windowing Utilities has no demos, and installs
> 'layers' as /usr/bin/layers.
> Can anyone elaborate on the difference between these two? Are
> they both appropriate to use with the 5620, and should I favor
> the DMD Core Utilities over the AT&T Windowing Utilities? Or
> are they both needed?
> Confused and lacking documentation,
It's been a little while, and my 3B2's not currently powered up, but
here's what I remember:
You only need one of the two of #1 and #2, but having both doesn't
hurt. The DMD Core Utilities is newer and has more fun stuff, and I
assume the kernel driver is more up-to-date. They're both appropriate
for the 5620.
I also have a set of Application and Font disks that go with the Core
disk set you have. I've put all the Blit stuff I've managed to track
(If you happen to have anything I don't have there, let me know...)
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