[NTLK] Learning Remote App?

Matej Horvat redjazz_slo at yahoo.com
Sun Nov 25 15:23:59 EST 2012

While I'd be happy to take $20, it seems that Apple's developer sample application "IR Remote Sample" already does what you want - it claims to be compatible with the PowerCD and Sony CD drives - so the only thing I can do for you is maybe remove the Sony drive functionality to reduce the package size (though it's only 18.4K uncompressed) or make minor adjustments, for example change the user interface.

However, the readme file says:


This version of the IR Remote Sample + the platforms file in NTK 1.0.1 does not work with MP100 upgrade units (ROM version 1.3 or higher). Stay tuned for more info when we have a platforms file that handles this case as well.

(end of quote)

I don't know whether this applies to the OMP or not and I don't know whether later platform files (these files contain OS version-specific data that the Newton Toolkit uses when compiling packages), but I do know that the communication architecture in OS 1.x is really messy and different platform files have different bugs on different devices. And I don't have an OMP or a MP100 to test with.

Matej Horvat

--- On Sun, 11/25/12, James Fraser <wheresthatistanbul-newtontalk at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Long ago, I stumbled across a mention of someone using an
> OMP as a remote control for a PowerCD in 1993 (the same year
> the PowerCD came out).  Apparently, there weren't a
> whole lot of devices you could use the OMP's IRDA on at the
> time, so they hacked a solution.  In fact, given the
> large number of lurkers on this list, I wouldn't be
> surprised if the chap who performed the hack is reading this
> right now. : )
> ...
> (NB: if someone reading this -is- actually gaga enough to
> want to write a package for the OMP that will fully
> duplicate a PowerCD remote, I am ready to
> prove that I am equally gaga, and will PayPal you the
> handsome pittance of US$20 in advance to do it; please
> contact me off-list.  The catch?  A) I have to
> "know" you from the list/list archives and B) you'd have six
> months to complete the project.)

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