Timesharing/multiuser BASIC for MC68K

Pete Lancashire pete at petelancashire.com
Tue Mar 21 19:12:00 CDT 2017

Just want to add the thumbs up on your project.


On Mar 20, 2017 3:38 PM, "jim stephens via cctalk" <cctalk at classiccmp.org>

> On 3/20/2017 2:20 PM, Joseph Zatarski via cctalk wrote:
>> More info on the hardware I'm using is available here:
>> https://hackaday.io/project/6150-beckman-du600-reverse-engineering
> I have a copy of Diab and MQX that would run on it if you have the full
> docs.  the 68332 was a nice micro
> that was used in several projects I worked on.  The first one I used an
> ice box that was a crude affair
> done by an operation in Massachusetts, which allowed in circuit testing
> via on chip facilities.
> Their development compiler was essentially GCC with a chip startup to set
> up the rom, ram etc. registers,
> then transfer control to the first instruction of main().
> Diab is much like that with a cc setup that prepares the processor, but
> the MQX goes and runs much like
> your OS sounds.  it is initially fixed number of tasks, but can add tasks,
> etc.  Not really a timeshare type
> system, but a pretty powerful embedded OS of course.
> I have several boxes with the 68332 and will have to see if your gizmo
> would come up and run on it.  I'd
> need to figure out how to get either an ethernet stack (there are some out
> there), or something to
> get to a serial mux from our hardware though.  I think we have 2mb, and
> 1mb rom though.  Also a
> very nice ASIC which was the reason for the hardware.
> Nice project
> thanks
> Jim

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