OS-9/68K PCF (PC file manager) comment requested.

OS-9/68K PCF (PC file manager) comment requested.

Post by OS-9 A » Tue, 29 Nov 2005 23:42:07


I am looking for comments on OS-9/68K's PCF file manager. An e-mail
would be appreciated if you are aware of any issues (or needed
features) that this file manager has/needs. Thanks!

-- Allen
 
 
 

OS-9/68K PCF (PC file manager) comment requested.

Post by Martin Gre » Thu, 01 Dec 2005 09:36:27


If, as I've heard, its purely the code Peter Dibble wrote as an
illustration for his book "OS9 Insights", then its amazingly well
designed, implemented and surprisingly reliable. I've used it for years
without problems. There are only four improvements that I can think of:

1) Handle the volume label as a label, not as a directory entry
2) Implement long names after the kludgey Win 95/98 fashion.
Not a trivial task, I suspect.
3) Add a DOS disk formatting utility - also non-trivial.
4) Improve its speed (but that goes for native OS-9 floppy formats too).

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