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Re: x48

On Thu, Sep 25, 2003 at 07:38:28AM -0600, Hans Fugal wrote:
> Does anyone remember x48? It's an HP48 CPU emulator. It used to be
> packaged for debian, but was orphaned.
> In order to do any emulation it needs a ROM, which you can download from
> your HP48 over the serial line. You can also get ROMs from [1]. 
> "HP graciously began allowing this to be downloaded in mid-2000." [1]
> I don't know exactly what this means by way of copyright and/or license,
> and I have emailed the webmaster of hpcalc.org to see if he knows any
> more details. I imagine ROMs won't be distributable. x48 itself is under
> the GPL.
> x48 hasn't been maintained for about 4 years now, and didn't work very
> well on modern processors when I picked up the source (timing issues).
> But Eddie Dost, the original author, has graciously worked with me to
> get those issues resolved and it now works like a charm. 
> So my question is, is there a problem with creating a package for a fine
> but mostly-unmaintained piece of software that does its job, when I
> myself have minimal familiarity with the code (or the HP48 processor
> itself)?
I would appreciate a package. I did one myself but never made it public.
Where can the fixed version be downloaded?


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