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Boris
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Re: Psi2Backup
« Reply #20 on: May 4th, 2010, 9:45pm »
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No workaround, sorry. In fact, Psi2Backup is a workaround itself, it is just a shell to provide the 1986 Psion programs with an environment to fullfill their job in a 2010 world and also serves to translate the wishes of GUI dependent users of 2010 to these programs.  
MAKE & UNMAKE support only COM1 and COM2, and there is absolutely nothing that I can do about. Well, unless someone would disassemble unmake.bin AND explain it to me...
 
However, there is a way: I actually know how to dump pack data, even corrupted one, to PC. This method uses the FILE service which is provided by Psi2Win for most, if not all COM-ports. It is not at all a method suited for the average GUI-dependent user, so it has not been published so far.
 


psi2web: I have been thinking about this, but how do you plan to access a serial port from a web app? Even doomish ActiveX will refuse, since killbits have been set on MSCOMMS32.OCX
 
Source code: I provide everyone with all code s|he desires, but I can't guarantee satisfaction. I have been very negligent in commenting, and I must confess that even me myself sometimes has troubles understanding the code that I have been writing years ago.

Triholerahduliäöhh gugguh !! (tyrolean joy jodler)
Rough translation: There's a new build of Psi2Win!!
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Re: Psi2Backup
« Reply #21 on: May 7th, 2010, 1:15pm »
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on May 4th, 2010, 9:45pm, Boris wrote:

MAKE & UNMAKE support only COM1 and COM2, and there is absolutely nothing that I can do about. Well, unless someone would disassemble unmake.bin AND explain it to me...

 
Ah ok, I was not aware of this limitation in make and unmake.
 
on May 4th, 2010, 9:45pm, Boris wrote:

However, there is a way: I actually know how to dump pack data, even corrupted one, to PC. This method uses the FILE service which is provided by Psi2Win for most, if not all COM-ports. It is not at all a method suited for the average GUI-dependent user, so it has not been published so far.

 
It sounds interesting! If it don't take you much time, would you publish it ?
 
on May 4th, 2010, 9:45pm, Boris wrote:

psi2web: I have been thinking about this, but how do you plan to access a serial port from a web app? Even doomish ActiveX will refuse, since killbits have been set on MSCOMMS32.OCX

 
I was thinking about a psi2twit function to post something on twitter, or a function to sincronyze org 2 diary with google calendar, or a function to get "slices" of html from certain page.
 
It wouldn't be too difficult to make such library, the biggest problem would be to code the serial line protocol.
 
 
on May 4th, 2010, 9:45pm, Boris wrote:

Source code: I provide everyone with all code s|he desires, but I can't guarantee satisfaction. I have been very negligent in commenting, and I must confess that even me myself sometimes has troubles understanding the code that I have been writing years ago.

 
Don't worry about it, you made a little great app that -works- and the most important thing is that you coded the protocol. I'm sure that your code is not worse than all the code I have to debug everyday.  
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