Steven Hirsch wrote:
I'm pleased to see the project opening up (release
of library source,
etc). I was a bit uncomfortable with what I perceived to be a proprietary
approach earlier on.
We got there eventually at least. :)
What would really be the clincher for me is the
ability to take a sector
image of the various machines, e.g. an Apple ProDOS or DOS 3.3 "*.po"
image and write it to a diskette. I get the impression that it currently
has the ability to read flux transitions and extract such sector images,
but nothing mentions the capability of re-creating a track image and
writing them out to media.
That is not currently supported, no. We decided to do the hardest part
first, writing IPF files, and doing it really well. As stated on our
forums, other files, such as sector images, will come later. We are
doing some C64-related work at the moment, but the plan is to support
sector images for writing next.
It almost goes without saying that, if it's sector images somebody
needs for writing, then wait for that before getting a device.
I have an interest in archiving, but I'm also an
avid tinkerer with old
hardware and often need to generate "real" diskettes from a sector image.
Yes, absolutely. This is definitely a missing piece right now.
I hope that helps clarify things.