|Re: How to copy files from 9114B to hard drive via PIL-box?|
Message #10 Posted by Joe Horn on 13 Dec 2013, 7:44 p.m.,
in response to message #9 by Michael Fehlhammer
Sorry, no... I was unclear. I'm not going to change the contents of the swapdisks themselves! You are absolutely right that they are unchangeable (by common understanding, not by technology). Gotta respect the monumental amount of work that Mike Markov (and others) put into them!
did I get that right? You are about to add new lex files to the forum archive ... hpswap? I thought that archive reflects the state of some twenty years ago, I would never have assumed that anyone would add new lex files.
Actually, my intention was to build a collection on my own website's HP-71 section, using web features to enable access to individual lexfiles, with a brief description of each, and complete documentation, and source code, and hex dump, and author credit, and so on... all searchable and available at a click, instead of hidden away in an unsearchable archive with only a filename hinting as to its purpose.
Of course I am very curious about your contributions; is there a chance that you can mark the novelties, so that they can easily be identified? For example, can you create a new folder like "Joe Horn 2013" ? That would be great!
As I'm plowing through the swapdisks, I'm also rediscovering lots of tremendous BASIC programs, and a few BIN programs too. And of course lots of LIF1/TEXT files full of goodies. I'd like to add those to my HP-71 website too, so that people looking for (say) tape/disc catalog printing programs can find them easily instead of wondering "Gee, what was the name of that cool tape catalog printing program by what's-his-name?"
However, I do like you idea of marking the "novelties". Any stuff that I find on my own LIF disks which I can't find on the swapdisks will be marked as such. If enough are found, a separate list of "novelties" can also be created. The rest will have pointers to the respective swapdisks they're on, with version differences noted if I can figure them out.
On the other hand, creating a *NEW* "swapdisk" feels ... somehow ... WRONG to me. Kinda like creating a new EduCALC Goodies Disk. Or a new Dead Sea Scroll. Or a new Shakespeare play. Or... well, you know what I mean.
The Eleventh Commandment: Thou Shalt Not Get Caught.