VT340 Emulation

Douglas Taylor dj.taylor4 at comcast.net
Sat Jun 19 12:47:49 CDT 2021

On 6/18/2021 8:49 PM, Michael Kerpan wrote:
> IIRC, Xterm has ReGIS and Sixel support in it's code these days, but 
> most Linux distro disable those features in their prepackaged builds 
> for some reason.

Really?  I'm interested.  How do you build your own xterm?


> Mike
> On Fri, Jun 18, 2021, 3:50 PM Douglas Taylor via cctech 
> <cctech at classiccmp.org <mailto:cctech at classiccmp.org>> wrote:
>     Right, according to the few notes I've seen on the packages currently
>     for sale on ebay.
>     I hesitate to buy because I picked up a similar piece of software,
>     Smarterm 240, which seemed to do the desired emulation. It was old
>     software for DOS, but I have an old DOS machine I use for PUTR I
>     thought
>     I could install it on and be up and running.  It didn't turn out that
>     way because Smarterm wanted a particular video card and driver
>     (which I
>     didn't have, of course).  I didn't find that out until I got the
>     package
>     open and tried installing it.
>     I don't know if the Reflection software has any restrictions like
>     that.
>     The versions I see for sale are for Win3.1 and such, not exactly the
>     heyday of plug and play.  I was hoping to get some guidance from
>     someone
>     who has used the Reflection software on what the actual
>     hardware/software requirements are.
>     On a side note, emulating a Tektronix 4010 is apparently free and
>     high
>     quality (see github).  It is the DEC graphics terminals that no
>     one has
>     produced an open source emulation software for, so that's why I am
>     asking this question.
>     Doug
>     On 6/18/2021 1:16 PM, Bill Degnan wrote:
>     > Reflection 4 should do that, right?
>     > Bill
>     >
>     > On Fri, Jun 18, 2021 at 1:15 PM Douglas Taylor via cctech
>     > <cctech at classiccmp.org <mailto:cctech at classiccmp.org>
>     <mailto:cctech at classiccmp.org <mailto:cctech at classiccmp.org>>> wrote:
>     >
>     >     Does anyone have experience with the Reflection software
>     that will
>     >     emulate a DEC VT340 color graphics terminal?
>     >

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