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Atari and Fedora

dhorak1
Some of you will remember 8-bit and 16/32-bit computers produced in the 80-ties and early 90-ties by a company called Atari. It was a starting point for one part of us, the other ones begun with Sinclairs and Commodores. And because I like many classic things (for example computers and cars) I bought again an Atari 130XE which was my first own computer. During the last weekend I've finally powered it up and wrote my first BASIC programm after 20 years :-) The attached screenshot shows a real Atari connected to a S-video input on a TV card in my workstation. This way I save space on my desk that would be occupied by a special monitor or a TV.



What Atari-related stuff you can find in Fedora? We have the emulators atari++ (for 8-bits) and hatari (for the 16/32 bit series) and also 2 cross-assemblers - atasm (a MAC/65 clone) and xa. During the last days I've prepared packages for more stuff

  • mads cross-assembler,

  • cc65, a cross-compiler suite for the 6502 processor, there is a stucked package review in RPM Fusion that I'd like to take over,

  • atalan, a new high level language

  • atari-utils, which is a collection of small utilities written by different authors, atr2unix and unix2atr for working with diskette image, binload - an Atari binary load format file analyzer, demac65 and demaxe for converting tokenized assembler files to plain text and sio2linux which an user-space driver for the SIO2PC cable.


I've started to work on packaging AtariSIO which contains a kernel driver and a controlling application and few more could follow.

You can find Fedora packages in my repo, for RHEL/CentOS packages please look here.

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