A2CLOUD: release history and notes

A2CLOUD is sorta always in a state of development with tiny tweaks happening without announcement, often to the installer script rather than any visible features per se, and those changes and other small details are (somewhat) documented at the end of the script itself. But here are the noteworthy enhancements. To update, type a2cloud-update.

v1.8.1, May 5, 2015

  • ADTPro 2.0.1
  • Apple II Pi client 1.5

v1.8.0, March 17, 2015

  • compatible with every Raspberry Pi, including Raspberry Pi 2 Model B
  • GSport installed for non-Raspberry Pi computers, with option for new GS/OS+Spectrum installation, or GSport Internet Starter Kit premade image
  • Links web browser
  • desktop shortcuts and Apple II menu group for emulators and ADTPro
  • new a2cloud-update os command will perform full Raspple II update, including Raspbian OS and NOOBS install manager, A2CLOUD, A2SERVER, and Apple II Pi
  • many small improvements and fixes to A2CLOUD environment and installer script

v1.7.2, February 7, 2015

  • supports Raspberry Pi Model A and A+ (and Pi 2 Model B)
  • resolves issues with Raspbian 2015-01-31 (kernel 3.18)

v1.7.1, August 11, 2014

  • A2CLOUD is no longer “beta” on non-Raspberry Pi computers
  • A2CLOUD includes KEGS and Linapple on non-Raspberry Pi computers
  • A2CLOUD has a faster install script for non-Raspberry Pi computers (downloads binaries)
  • unbit/unexec/bsq archive tools are installed

v1.7.0, August 2, 2014

  • a2cloud-setup installs Java 8 if not already installed

v1.6.9, July 24, 2014 (KansasFest)

  • ADTPro 2.0.0 (quicker and more reliable transfer; selectable filenames from list)
  • confirmed working on Raspberry Pi Model B+ (use the USB ports closer to the Ethernet port)

v1.6.8, Apr 7, 2014

  • ADTPro 1.3.0
  • TTYtter installs properly on non-Pi systems

v1.6.7, Feb 19, 2014

  • A2CLOUD boot floppy contains A2PI client version 1.4
  • A2CLOUD boot floppy splash screen provides simple menu for virtual drives, Apple II Pi, or BASIC
  • A2CLOUD.HDV is now called A2CLOUD.PO (a symbolic link called A2CLOUD.HDV is still there for backwards compatibility/habits)
  • bug fixes for cppo, shk2image, and some launcher scripts

v1.6.6, Feb 17, 2014

  • beta support for Debian and Ubuntu Linux on non-Pi machines
  • ttytter support for color and avoiding non-ASCII characters when running  under Screen
  • opens LXTerminal window by default when starting graphical desktop
  • a2cloud-setup installs Screen if not already installed
  • a2cloud-setup shows installed and available versions
  • a2cloud-setup -y bypasses all prompts

v1.6.5, Feb 5, 2014

  • can use term mono and term color instead of term vt100 and term pcansi

v1.6.4, Jan 31, 2014

  • support for screen command to allow switching between multiple terminals on Apple II
  • term -f can be used to force emulation setting even when term doesn’t want to

v1.6.3, Jan 23, 2014

  • Set TTYtter to always use -ssl mode, which is required by Twitter after 14-Jan-14.
  • Set TTYtter to avoid display of non-ASCII characters on serial port shell
  • Set TTYtter to use color ANSI text (for IIgs) if shell is currently set to display it
  • Provided TTYtter readline module for enhanced input with -readline option
  • Added appleiipi-update command

v1.6.2, Jan 19, 2014

  • Improved display of non-ASCII characters in Apple II terminal emulation programs
  • Support for “PC ANSI” colored text and graphics characters , for use with Spectrum’s ANSI online display, via new term command
  • Added sciibin and unblu for converting BinSCII and Binary II files
  • baud command supports 300 baud, in case you really want to kick it old school

v1.6.1, Jan 14, 2014

  • Added telnet and ttytter (Twitter client)
  • fix for network boot failure when set up under v1.6

v1.6, Dec 31, 2013

  • ADTPro/VSDRIVE 1.2.9 (much faster virtual drives read performance, for the price of a short delay on the vsd1/vsd2 commands and a need to type vsdsync after changing an active virtual drive directly on the Pi; ability to run VSDRIVE from ProDOS program launcher, not just BASIC.SYSTEM)
  • if A2SERVER is installed, shares the ADTPro disks folder as ADTDISKS on the network
  • responds to name “raspberrypi.local” as alternative to IP address to Mac OS X (and Windows with Bonjour Print Services installed) computers on network

v1.5.2, Dec 22 2013

  • added dos2pro command
  • Apple II Pi is now installed with GSport emulator and “apple2user” packages
  • speedier install by downloading A2CLOUD disk images instead of building them

v1.5, Dec 1 2013

  • Adds IRC and newsreader clients (Irssi and Tin) and, with shortcuts for Apple II community (a2chat and a2news commands)
  • adds KEGS and LinApple emulators
  • installs Apple II Pi
  • easy installation via Raspple II

v1.2.3, Nov 2013

  • A2PI client version 1.3 added to A2CLOUD disk
  • faster install for unar/lsar, nulib2, and cftp (downloads rather than compiles)
  • console (built-in serial) login disabled, to allow Apple II Pi to have that port
  • installs xrdp/tightvncserver for remote desktop access from another computer
  • adds DSK2FILE image utility to A2CLOUD disk

v1.0, Sep 2 2013

  • first proper release with full documentation, bug fixes, and demo video

beta, Jul 27, 2013

  • internet access and virtual drives for any Apple II via a Raspberry Pi; introduced at KansasFest 2013

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