1.4.1

@j-hoppe j-hoppe released this Aug 14, 2016 · 1 commit to master since this release

What's new in this release?

  • Enhancements of PDP-15 Java panel and SimH.

How to use:

Quick start

Unzip into an arbitrary directory and execute the computer.sh or .bat file.
Under MSWindows the firewall will complain after start: agree to open the port.

Package content

There is one distribution for each supported platform (Raspian, Ubuntu, Win32).
Each distribution contains several simulations.

A single simulation is made up of

  • a startup script,
  • the Java panel with picture image library,
  • a modified SimH,
  • an operating system installation with disk image files,
  • some historic PDF files explaining the machines and the operating systems.

Installation

Just download and unzip into an directory of your choice.

"Win32" was tested on WinXP and Win10 x64, "Ubuntu" was tested on 14.04 LTS, "rpi" was tested on RaspberryPi 2 Raspian 4.1.

Run

For each simulation there is one "machine_operatingsystem" startup script.

  • Under Linuxes, you may have to enter the "sudo" password.
  • Under Win32, on first start the firewall will complain several times. Just allow
    the ports to be opened.

On start four program windows will open

  1. a start script (can be minimized)
  2. a webbrowser browser showing an entry page into documentation
  3. the photo realistic Java panel
  4. SimH, which is also the console terminal for the simulated machine.

Before starting another simulation, close all those windows.

Documentation

After start the webbrowser shows the first page of panel-related docs.
Use the "Next" button at the page foot to see more, often there is a "How to play" section.

Overview over all the virtual panels is http://retrocmp.com/projects/blinkenbone/simulated-panels

And main page for the whole BlinkenBone architecture is http://retrocmp.com/projects/blinkenbone

Downloads

1.4 PDP-15

@j-hoppe j-hoppe released this Aug 4, 2016 · 3 commits to master since this release

What's new in this release?

  • New PDP-15 Java panel.
  • bugfix for light patterns on the PDP-11/70 panel in "DATA PATH" knob position.
    Now the "running snake" idle pattern of IAS is shown correctly.
  • Added a 2.11 BSD UNIX installation for PDP-11/70.
  • special API 07.3_blinkenlight_server_pdp15 for PDP-15 console panel
  • Merged in changes of official SimH 4, timestamp 2016-06-16

How to use:

Quick start

Unzip into an arbitrary directory and execute the computer.sh or .bat file.
Under MSWindows the firewall will complain after start: agree to open the port.

Package content

There is one distribution for each supported platform (Raspian, Ubuntu, Win32).
Each distribution contains several simulations.

A single simulation is made up of

  • a startup script,
  • the Java panel with picture image library,
  • a modified SimH,
  • an operating system installation with disk image files,
  • some historic PDF files explaining the machines and the operating systems.

Installation

Just download and unzip into an directory of your choice.

"Win32" was tested on WinXP and Win10 x64, "Ubuntu" was tested on 14.04 LTS, "rpi" was tested on RaspberryPi 2 Raspian 4.1.

Run

For each simulation there is one "machine_operatingsystem" startup script.

  • Under Linuxes, you may have to enter the "sudo" password.
  • Under Win32, on first start the firewall will complain several times. Just allow
    the ports to be opened.

On start four program windows will open

  1. a start script (can be minimized)
  2. a webbrowser browser showing an entry page into documentation
  3. the photo realistic Java panel
  4. SimH, which is also the console terminal for the simulated machine.

Before starting another simulation, close all those windows.

Documentation

After start the webbrowser shows the first page of panel-related docs.
Use the "Next" button at the page foot to see more, often there is a "How to play" section.

Overview over all the virtual panels is http://retrocmp.com/projects/blinkenbone/simulated-panels

And main page for the whole BlinkenBone architecture is http://retrocmp.com/projects/blinkenbone

Downloads

1.3

@j-hoppe j-hoppe released this Apr 27, 2016 · 13 commits to master since this release

What's new in this release?

  • New PDP-11/20 panel simulation. It runs the papertape BASIC from 1970.
  • PDP-11/70 panel now with OFF/POWER/LOCK keyswitch.
  • Changed knob and keyswitch operation in the Java simulations:
    Click left of knob center to turn counter-clockwise,
    Click right of knob center to turn clockwise.

How to use:

Quick start

Unzip into an arbitrary directory and execute the computer.sh or .bat file.
Under MSWindows the firewall will complain after start: agree to open the port.

Package content

There is one distribution for each supported platform (Raspian, Ubuntu, Win32).
Each distribution contains several simulations.

A single simulation is made up of

  • a startup script,
  • the Java panel with picture image library,
  • a modified SimH,
  • an operating system installation with disk image files,
  • some historic PDF files explaining the machines and the operating systems.

Installation

Just download and unzip into an directory of your choice.

"Win32" was tested on WinXP and Win10 x64, "Ubuntu" was tested on 14.04 LTS, "rpi" was tested on RaspberryPi 2 Raspian 4.1.

Run

For each simulation there is one "machine_operatingsystem" startup script.

  • Under Linuxes, you may have to enter the "sudo" password.
  • Under Win32, on first start the firewall will complain several times. Just allow
    the ports to be opened.

On start four program windows will open

  1. a start script (can be minimized)
  2. a webbrowser browser showing an entry page into documentation
  3. the photo realistic Java panel
  4. SimH, which is also the console terminal for the simulated machine.

Before starting another simulation, close all those windows.

Documentation

After start the webbrowser shows the first page of panel-related docs.
Use the "Next" button at the page foot to see more, often there is a "How to play" section.

Overview over all the virtual panels is http://retrocmp.com/projects/blinkenbone/simulated-panels

And main page for the whole BlinkenBone architecture is http://retrocmp.com/projects/blinkenbone

Downloads

1.2

@j-hoppe j-hoppe released this Apr 3, 2016 · 15 commits to master since this release

What's new in this release?

  • The PiDP11 server is working
  • For the PDP-11/70, virtual modes are implemented
  • Link to online documentation
  • Added PDP-11/40 Unix V6 simulation
  • bugfixes

How to use:

Quick start

Unzip into an arbitrary directory and execute the computer.sh or .bat file.
Under MSWindows the firewall will complain after start: agree to open the port.

Package content

There is one distribution for each supported platform (Raspian, Ubuntu, Win32).
Each distribution contains several simulations.

A single simulation is made up of

  • a startup script,
  • the Java panel with picture image library,
  • a modified SimH,
  • an operating system installation with disk image files,
  • some historic PDF files explaining the machines and the operating systems.

Installation

Just download and unzip into an directory of your choice.

"Win32" was tested on WinXP and Win10 x64, "Ubuntu" was tested on 14.04 LTS, "rpi" was tested on RaspberryPi 2 Raspian 4.1.

Run

For each simulation there is one "machine_operatingsystem" startup script.

  • Under Linuxes, you may have to enter the "sudo" password.
  • Under Win32, on first start the firewall will complain several times. Just allow
    the ports to be opened.

On start four program windows will open

  1. a start script (can be minimized)
  2. a webbrowser browser showing an entry page into documentation
  3. the photo realistic Java panel
  4. SimH, which is also the console terminal for the simulated machine.

Before starting another simulation, close all those windows.

Documentation

After start the webbrowser shows the first page of panel-related docs.
Use the "next" button at the page foot to see more, often there is a "How to play" section.

Overview over all the virtual panels is http://retrocmp.com/projects/blinkenbone/simulated-panels

And main page for the whole BlinkenBone architecture is http://retrocmp.com/projects/blinkenbone

Downloads

PiDP8 server LED enhancements

@j-hoppe j-hoppe released this Mar 15, 2016 · 20 commits to master since this release

Major changes: the PiDP8 Blinkenlight API server now uses anti-flicker logic and
simulates "slow" lightbulbs.
The Blinkenlight Api test client can generate more patterns.

Downloads

Initial

@j-hoppe j-hoppe released this Mar 7, 2016 · 25 commits to master since this release

There are separate distributions for every platform.
A distribution contains all existing Java panels and SimH machines, including disk images and startup scripts.

"Win32" was tested on WinXP and Win10 x64
"Ubuntu" was tested on 14.04 LTS
"rpi" was tested on RaspberryPi 2 Raspian 4.1

Quick start:
Unzip into an arbitrary directory and execute the computer.sh or .bat file.
Under MSWindows the firewall will complain after start: agree to open the port.

Downloads