Re: RFS: opencbm (2nd attempt)
Simon Raffeiner <email@example.com> wrote:
> > What is this IEC bus?
> See IEEE-488 / IEC-625, it is a serial bus used mostly by Commodore
> and Hewlett Packard for a range of peripherial devices (digital
> measuring instruments, printers, floppy drives).
Actually, the bus used to connect peripherals to the C64 and VIC-20 is
not the (parallel) IEEE-488, but a proprietary stripped-down serial
version of it. (AFAIK, no official name was ever given to this bus.)
The gpib-modules-source package, while (probably) appropriate for
Commodore PET peripherals, is therefore unable to communicate with C64
peripherals, for which OpenCBM is intended.
...Unix, MS-DOS, and Windows NT (also known as the Good, the Bad, and
-- Matt Welsh