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AtariSIO is a Linux kernel driver module plus a small set of tools that implement the Atari 8-bit (400/600/800/XL/XE) computer series SIO protocol. The kernel driver handles the low-level parts and provides a simple interface for user space applications. This package contains two tools: atariserver, an Atari disk drive emulator (similar to SIO2PC or APE for MSDOS), and atarixfer, a tool to transfer disk images to/from a connected Atari disk drive.

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  •  31 Aug 2004 12:28

Release Notes: This release fixes kernel 2.6 issues that could lead to a kernel crash and a bug in atarixfer which prevented writing 180k and 360k disks.

Release Notes: atariserver now comes with a completely new curses frontend. The kernel module, atarisio, is now compatible with 2.6.x kernels. Preliminary support for the ATP format is now implemented. Lots of smaller fixes and improvements were made.

  •  22 May 2003 15:01

Release Notes: Atariserver and atarixfer are now able to read and write DCM, DI, and XFD disk images, optionally with transparent compression support (through zlib). Support for devfs and non-standard SIO2PC cables (using the DSR instead of the RI line) has been added to the kernel driver. Several smaller bugfixes and improvements were made to the kernel driver and atariserver.

  •  09 Apr 2003 10:14

Release Notes: Loadable 6502 highspeed SIO code and a "print directory" function have been added to atariserver. There are several minor bugfixes and improvements.

  •  19 Feb 2003 11:05

Release Notes: The makefile and documentation have been updated.


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