Future of BASICX

Started by Mike Perks January 6, 2005
I'm sure this has been asked before but as a relative newbie I would be
interested in the answer.What is the future of BasicX?

Atmel are no longer actively manufacturing or support the AT90S8535
chip. NetMedia have not produced any new versions based on later AVR
chips. For example the ATmega32 has 32K flash and 2K of RAM which is 4
times that of the 8535. This would enable more system functions on the
chip as well as more powerful BasicX programs. Clock speed can be 16
MHz. The ATmega32 is also basically hardware and software backwards
compatible with the 8535. Not quite a slot-in replacement but almost.
The less capable ATmega8 or ATmega8535 is even closer in terms of
compatibility.

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--- In , Mike Perks <basicx@a...> wrote:
> [...] What is the future of BasicX? [...]

There was this message from NetMedia about six months ago that gives
some hints:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/basicx/message/16705

Don



Thanks for that Don.

All seems quiet. Perhaps someone should ping Chris or NetMedia and find
out the status of this new work. I would do it but I'm not a
long-standing member of the group and so may not have much leverage.

Mike

>--- In , Mike Perks <basicx@a...> wrote: >>[...] What is the future of BasicX? [...]
>>
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>
>There was this message from NetMedia about six months ago that gives
>some hints:
>http://groups.yahoo.com/group/basicx/message/16705
>
>Don