VT340 Emulation

Michael Kerpan mjkerpan at kerpan.com
Sat Jun 19 12:59:21 CDT 2021

Grab the sources from https://invisible-island.net/xterm/ and build
it. Documentation is lacking,but you should be able to find out what
options are needed to enable ReGIS and Sixel graphics by running
"./configure --help"


On Sat, Jun 19, 2021 at 1:47 PM Douglas Taylor <dj.taylor4 at comcast.net> wrote:
> 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?
> Doug
> Mike
> On Fri, Jun 18, 2021, 3:50 PM Douglas Taylor via cctech <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>> wrote:
>> >
>> >     Does anyone have experience with the Reflection software that will
>> >     emulate a DEC VT340 color graphics terminal?
>> >

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