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Welcome to Doors CS 6
Published by KermMartian on August 18, 2005 at 12:00:00 AM CST | Discuss this article
Due to unanimous public opinion, Doors CS 6, the next generation of the revolutionary Doors CS ASM shell for z80 graphing calculators, will be in the form of a Flash Application. While this will mean that the TI-83 calculator will no longer be supported after the last DCS 5.x release, it will allow for a far wider range of features in DCS6. There will be about two or three releases of the Doors CS 5 series before hard work begins on DCS6, however:
Doors CS 5.2: Corrected associated program support
Doors CS 5.3: Archiving bugfixes
Doors CS 5.5: Folder support added
After Doors CS 5.5 is released, work will begin on Doors CS 6. In the past I have elected to work on nearly all of my projects alone; while I will be writing the majority of the Doors CS 6 code, I will be selecting volunteers to help with programming, design, and debugging. The positions that will be available are as follows:
Beta Testers: A group of people with 83+, 83+SE, 84+, or 84+SE graphing calculators who are willing to test beta releases. Do not have to have programming knowledge, but it helps.
gCn Director: Skilled Windows programmer to make the globalCALCnet interface host program for computers
Library Team: Skilled z80 ASM programmers to work on the built-in libraries
CALCnet2 Head: Programmer skilled in z80 ASM to help create and test the CALCnet2 routines
Debug Team: Skilled z80 ASM programmers to help find and root out problems reported by the Beta Testers team.
And finally, how could I possibly leave out some cool eye candy. The following are simulated monochrome screenies, along with how they will look with the 4-bit grayscale interface DCS6 will sport.
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