Terminal Emulator

ben bfranchuk at jetnet.ab.ca
Thu Sep 30 17:02:13 CDT 2021

On 2021-09-30 1:18 p.m., Bill Degnan via cctalk wrote:
> I would ask Dave Mcguire (LSSM)
> On Thu, Sep 30, 2021 at 2:57 PM Mike Katz via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
> wrote:
>> I am looking for a good terminal emulator.  Not for connecting to older
>> computers serially but to connect with my embedded designs.
>> Do any of you have any recommendations.
>> I've been using Realterm for years but it's not very good.
>> I used UCON, hyper term, terra term, telix (going way back) and a few I
>> can't remember the name of.
>> Here are my needs:
>> 1.  Runs under Windows 10 (linux optionally)
>> 2.  Has user selectable baud rates (I use 500K baud frequently)
>> 3.  Can use any Windows Com Port.
>> 4.  Can send files as raw binary
>> 5.  Has X-modem built in (nice but optional)
>> 6.  Has some kind of basic VT-100 support
>> 7.  Can display both ascii characters and binary data has hex numbers,
>> preferably on alternate lines (hex above the ascii character like this:
>>           45 76 65 72 79
>>            E    V   E   R   Y
>> 8.  Can send short manually entered strings in hex or ascii.
>> 9.  Can recognize protocols (based on start and/or end of text characters)
>> 10. Costs less than $100
>> 11.  Can Capture what comes in the port
>> 12.  Has local echo (when connected to systems that don't echo what you
>> type)
>> 13.  Has a large scroll back buffer.
>> 14.  Has programmable macro buttons or function keys.
>> 15.  Can handle removal and insertion of the TTL to Serial USB converter
>> without crashing.
>> Thank you
Why just V100 and friends?  How about
more of the vintage terminals of the 70's.
Since we have bit mapped graphics,we can finally have over striked
characters for ALGOL or APL.
15 USB serial and USB sticks don't work together. You need a cold reboot
often to find the other device.

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