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comm/term/PLATOTermAmiga.adf

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Short:Terminal program to access PLATO systems
Author:thom.cherryhomes at gmail.com (Thomas Cherryhomes)
Uploader:polluks+aminet sdf lonestar org (Stefan Haubenthal)
Type:comm/term
Version:0.3
Requires:serial Internet connection
Architecture:m68k-amigaos
URL:https://www.irata.online
Date:2019-01-02
Download:http://aminet.net/comm/term/PLATOTermAmiga.adf - View contents
Readme:http://aminet.net/comm/term/PLATOTermAmiga.readme
Downloads:286
PLATOTerm 0.3 Alpha Release for Amiga Users

Changes since 0.2

Write text or screen graphics to clipboard.
Various small I/O related bugs have been squashed.
Baud Rate now selectable.
Serial Device File now selectable.
R-AMIGA H to Hang up.

Please test

Set your baud rate in Serial Preferences (be sure to set RTS/CTS if
you can use it!)
Set your serial buffer size large enough (e.g. 4000 bytes)
Start up
Communicate with your modem (AT OK)
Connect to IRATA.ONLINE
Reliably transfer data at the chosen baud rate and buffer settings.
Properly exit the program.
Ensure that the Keys and Palette windows in Help work correctly.

Loading PLATOTerm

Once installed, PLATOTerm can be accessed simply by clicking on its
icon. The icon is a drawing of a Magnavox PLATO IV terminal, from 1974,
and is widely regarded as the iconic PLATO terminal. If you have a
better icon, please contribute!

Using PLATOTerm

PLATOTerm will then display a splash screen, indicating that it is
ready for use.

Once you see this splash screen, the terminal is ready for use, and you
can send commands to your WIFI modem, to connect to a PLATO service,
such as IRATA.ONLINE:

ATDTIRATA.ONLINE:8005

or, CYBER1.ORG

ATDTCYBERSERV.ORG:8005

For this initial testing release, the baud rate is set in Preferences.
Be sure to set your baud rate and receive buffer size large enough
(at least 4000 bytes). The menu items for setting these parameters
are still being worked on, and are currently not functional.

PLATO Keyboard

The PLATO keyboard is mapped to the Amiga keys, in this manner:

PLATO KEY	Amiga KEY
ANS		CTRL-A
BACK		CTRL-B
SHIFT-BACK	CTRL-SHIFT-B
COPY		CTRL-C
SHIFT-COPY	CTRL-SHIFT-C
DATA		CTRL-D
SHIFT-DATA	SHIFT-CTRL-D
EDIT		CTRL-E
SHIFT-EDIT	SHIFT-CTRL-E
FONT		CTRL-F
÷		CTRL-G
HELP		CTRL-I
SHIFT-HELP	SHIFT CTRL-H
LAB		CTRL-L
SHIFT-LAB	SHIFT-CTRL-L
SUPER		CTRL-P
SHIFT-SUPER	SHIFT CTRL-P
SQUARE		CTRL-Q
ACCESS		SHIFT CTRL-Q
STOP		CTRL-S
SHIFT-STOP	SHIFT CTRL-S
TERM		CTRL-T
×		CTRL-X
SUB		CTRL-Y
SHIFT-SUB	SHIFT CTRL-Y

Problems?

This is early test software. If you have problems, please raise an
issue, and I will address them and cut a new release. I am releasing
this early and often so that everyone can test, and we can in the end,
end up with a better piece of software, faster.

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