QSIC update and request

Toby Thain toby at telegraphics.com.au
Tue Jan 2 11:45:46 CST 2018

On 2018-01-02 9:01 AM, Noel Chiappa via cctalk wrote:
>     > From: Mark J. Blair
>     > I wonder if it might also be useful in any of the QBUS MicroVAXen?
> Hardwarewise, it should be fine. Softwarewise... well...
> ...
> Anyway, you can see where this is going. For people who can tweak their
> drivers, no biggie. The changes aren't major - a line or two. For people who
> want to run stock software...

If the documentation is good enough, people in the community will be
able to provide the software.

> ...
> Getting around this is all, of course, a SMOP (Small Matter of Programming),
> since a new FPGA load, with support for more emulations, can be installed on
> an existing QSIC at any time.

It seems that you aimed at producing a "platform" all along, so that's
just a natural effect.


> Now, whether Dave would be interested in supporting later devices, or whether
> someone else could be convinced to emulate something more modern ... who knows?
> 	Noel

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