Re: [NTLK] My ultimate solution for transferring notes as attachments

From: Tony Morrow <>
Date: Tue Mar 31 2009 - 00:07:32 EDT

On Mar 30, 2009, at 9:30 PM, Jeremy O'Brien wrote:

> I have never been able to get any sort of serial/parallel ports
> working
> under wine. I'm not even sure if it's possible. I have been able to
> get
> serial working under DOSBOX, but obviously that only allows running
> programs, like Slump. The notes I sent via MailV were longer than one
> page, and rather complicated (I used a little bit of every input type.
> shapes, sketches, ink text etc). I was really impressed with the
> results. I'm curious what the upper limit on note complexity is when
> sent via MailV. Oh, as a side note, I can choose whether to send the
> note as a GIF or "Default", which sends it as a .nwt file. Are
> there any
> converter tools out there for this format? I haven't found any use for
> them.

I think the note limit is specific to only NCU. However, the fact you
have DOSBox working with Slurp has me intrigued. There are guides
online that show you how to get Windows 3.1 running on DOSBox. Maybe
the combination of Win3.1, DOSBox on Linux would work. I tried this
setup a while back on my PowerBook, but I don't think serial ports
work in the OS X/PPC version of DOSBox.

> Yeah, I definitely recommend setting up an SMTP server. I used
> postfix.
> If you want my setup, I can give you all the nitty gritty details.
> Server and newton side. I'm so happy I got this crap working. I can
> finally use the newton with confidence. And the ability to backup/
> print
> my notes is definitely going to come in handy. Long live the newton!

That would be awesome. Maybe you could create a page at the Newton
Knowledge Wiki. I'm in the middle of relocating for a new job so my
ability to test and play around with the Newton has diminished.

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