• fossil implementation difficulty

    From xbit@VERT/XBITBBS to All on Friday, April 16, 2021 06:56:30
    Kinda an off the wall question with out much context. But given that what would the degree of difficulty be to implement fossil capabilities into a non-fossil BBS program. Like, say. Spitfire BBS.

    ^ if you had to guess. Again, I know w/ out seeing the SC one would really
    not know 100%.

    Spitfire was program written in Borland's Turbo Pascal and interfaced
    with assembler code compiled by Borland's Turbo Assembler.

    Thanks :)

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  • From fusion@VERT/CFBBS to xbit on Friday, April 16, 2021 15:02:00
    On 16 Apr 2021, xbit said the following...

    what would the degree of difficulty be to implement fossil capabilities into a non-fossil BBS program. Like, say. Spitfire BBS.

    the fossil "api" isn't incredibly complicated. it somewhat mirrors how the serial routines would work. i believe the filename is like "fossil.cht.txt"
    or similar for a nice chart. you can probably get away with not implementing quite a bit of it nowadays .. for example baud changes for a virtual fossil driver probably always respond "success" .. and at some point they tacked on
    a bunch of screen writing routines you wouldn't need to learn/use.

    there's a very nice selection of example code in the SWAG archive here: http://swag.outpostbbs.net/COMM/index.html

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  • From HusTler@VERT/HAVENS to xbit on Friday, April 16, 2021 20:42:16
    Re: fossil implementation difficulty
    By: xbit to All on Fri Apr 16 2021 06:56 am

    Spitfire was program written in Borland's Turbo Pascal and interfaced
    with assembler code compiled by Borland's Turbo Assembler.

    It also saved England from the Nazi's. ;-)

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  • From xbit@VERT/XBITBBS to HusTler on Friday, April 16, 2021 22:13:00
    Re: fossil implementation difficulty
    By: HusTler to xbit on Fri Apr 16 2021 08:42 pm

    It also saved England from the Nazi's. ;-)

    LO 'eff'ing L =D
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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to xbit on Saturday, April 17, 2021 08:31:59
    Re: fossil implementation difficulty
    By: xbit to All on Fri Apr 16 2021 06:56 am

    Kinda an off the wall question with out much context. But given that what would the degree of difficulty be to implement fossil capabilities into a non-fossil BBS program. Like, say. Spitfire BBS.

    ^ if you had to guess. Again, I know w/ out seeing the SC one would really not know 100%.

    Spitfire was program written in Borland's Turbo Pascal and interfaced
    with assembler code compiled by Borland's Turbo Assembler.

    i suppose you could use netfoss?
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