The new Image now starts at 0x300, so you need to start it from the monitor with "300R". The top limit is now 0x7F00, giving more than 13K of free memory for Forth programs.
The system-io file "systemio.fb" has been updated, remaining german comments have been translated into english. The behavior of the backspace key has changed, it now prints an underscore "_" like the Woz monitor (the Apple 1 cannot backspace on the screen).... read more
I've updated the binary files and hex file. The new zip file contains "mkhex.py", a script to create a hex file from a binary file. Thanks to William R Sowerbutts ( http://sowerbutts.com) for the python script and helping with the debugging
18th August 2006 (cas)
volksFORTH is a 16bit Forth System produced by the german Forth Gesellschaft e.V. Major development of this system was done between 1985 until 1989. The volksFORTH Project was revived in 2005 with the goal to produce a manageable Forthsystem for computer systems with restricted system resources.
Some modern Forth Systems were influenced by or were derived from volksFORTH (GNU-Forth, bigForth).... read more
I'm currently working on a port of volksForth to the Mensch Computer System from Western Design Center (see http://www.westerndesigncenter.com/wdc/mensch_computer.cfm\)
I've got a Mensch Computer System from WDC as a development machine. First there will be a port of the 6502 volksForth, which will then be enhanced for the 65816 CPU in the Mensch Computer. Also driver for Printer, Modem, and Serial Line are planned.... read more
volksForth for Atari 8bit scored 1st place in the annual Atari Bit Byter User Club Software Contest
The 500 Euro Price will be invested in new (old) Hardware to port volksForth to even more machines.
Oliver Rapp of "des-or.-mad Design" has made a new Logo for the volksForth Project. The Logo originally appeared on the ABBUC Magazin Disk October 2006 containing volksForth for the Atari 8bit.
volksForth for Commodore C64, C16 and Plus4 is being re-release in Version
3.80.1 on http://volksForth.sf.net
volksFORTH is a 16bit Forth System produced by the german Forth
Gesellschaft e.V. Major development of this system was done between 1985
until 1989. The volksFORTH Project was revived in 2005 with the goal to
produce a manageable Forthsystem for computer systems with restricted
system resources.... read more
(this is not a commercial offering)
Forth Programming for Beginners
the volksForth Project is offering a Forth Programmers Training. The Training will be done in collaboration with the German Chapter for the Forth Interest Group.
The Training will take place on the 23rd to 24th September 2006 in Darmstadt (approx. 20 km from Frankurt Airport).
Content of the course is to learn the often challenging concepts of Forth in an interactive, hands on course. All participants will get a Training book, Training printouts and a Linux-Live CD-ROM with free Forth Systems. ... read more
volksForth 6502 is now available for Atari 8bit machines (Atari 800, 800XL, 130XE).