Well, I finally got the Rocket to work in the IIsi and now I'm looking to play around with it some more.
How many versions of RocketWare are there are there out there? I've got 1.3.2 from 1991-92 that shipped with my Rocket33 and an updated version from 1993, whose rev escapes me ATM.
How many versions of RocketShare are there out there. I've only got the initial 1.0 release, but now that that's up and running, so it's playtime.
Who else has been playing with the Rocket and how can we get more software tested thoroughly on some more machines. Info on the Rocket and its Software Environments are a bit sparse over at the 68kMLA, I tried to get a troubleshooting thread going there a while back, no go, maybe this is a better venue for such pursuits.
Nice WiKi, thanks, interesting first entries. RocketShare comes with a copy of 7.0.1• that's installed on "My First Rocket Disk." You've noted 7.1 as running on the Rocket under 1.3.1. Is that the standard OS that shipped with RocketShare on the media or did you upgrade it to 7.1?
7.1 was the first commercial (paid for) O.S. while 7.0.1• was free for use and distribution, curious.
I'm not trying to get you nose deep or anything, but I've been playing a bit more and I thought I'd throw these thoughts out there:
Maybe we'll need to expand upon the factors included in the chart for RocketWare:
Rocket Cargo Version
Rocket Control Panel Version
I tried another variation on my successful "install Rocket in a compatible machine; then move HDD & Rocket to the IIsi" approach.
I couldn't get it to work this time, but I got partway there!
Install RocketWare 1.3.2 on IIsi: Incompatibility Notification: a future version of RocketWare may support IIsi . . . (not a direct quote)
Install RocketWare 1.5 on IIsi: Incompatibility Notification
Install RocketWare 1.3.2 on IIfx: Incompatibility Notification
Install RocketWare 1.5 on IIfx: Successful on first go round, that is: ISTR the IIfx booting into RocketWare, but . . .
__ when I set it up again after testing in the IIsi, the screen blanked and the IIfx emigrated to La La Land after the "Whoosh/Reboot Screen"
When tested on the IIsi, RocketWare 1.5 got part of the way there . . .
__ IIsi emigrated to La La Land after "Whoosh/Reboot Screen" which remained up on monitor . . .
__ very cool, BTW, I think this was the first time I've ever seen this screen in color! =8-D
I think it's time to acquire a IIcx for further experimentation, I've never had one and a comrade gave me a pair of toys for the IIcx.
Specifically, I'd like to try the 1.3.2 install on IIcx/move to IIsi experiment. I'd also like to see if RocketWare 1.5 paired with combinations of the earlier Control Panel and Rocket Cargo versions might work.
For RocketWare 1.5 get info on Rocket Cargo revealed:
Rocket Cargo: RocketShare v1.0F1
curiouser and curiouser . . .
edit: ditto, I think my standard elliptical approach to posting comments out the TXT?