Helios 1.3.1 and curses on the Transputer...

Helios 1.3.1 and curses on the Transputer...

Post by Erik Baiga » Sun, 17 Jan 2010 03:22:20



Hi,

I am happy, that some people are still dealing with Transputers and
preserve the technology by emulation on modern hardware! Over the
years I am still using Helios 1.3.1 on the Transputer and I came
accross a hint in the Helios manual for the Atari Transputer Work-
station:

http://www.yqcomputer.com/

This manual states on page 113, that curses is included within
Helios and indeed there is a helios.lib in my lib directory.

But unfortunately, there is missing a curses.h file and thus c
complains on any curses specific keywords - even if it is called
with the -lcurses option as stated in the manual above.

Any hints or even an example, how this curses.lib is used on
the Helios transputer platform?

Thanks and best regards,

Erik.
 
 
 

Helios 1.3.1 and curses on the Transputer...

Post by Mike B » Tue, 19 Jan 2010 04:32:58

Hi Erik


http://www.yqcomputer.com/

It's not a practical example, but contains the c-file, the missing
curses.h and a makefile.

-Mike

 
 
 

Helios 1.3.1 and curses on the Transputer...

Post by Erik Baiga » Wed, 20 Jan 2010 02:44:20


Hi Mike,

thanks for this link - it really contained the missing curses.h
file. After copying this to "1.31/include" I was indeed able to compile
the demo file using the command

"c curses.c -D_BSD -lcurses -ltermcap -o curses".

This file exactly contains what I need from the curses lib: Reading
individual characters from the kbd and thus it was very helpful...

Thanks again,

best regards,

Erik.


P.S. Thanks to Michael B., too - he sent me the same curses.h
independently via pm...