[Reposted from comp.bbs.waffle]
Pyffle BBS – Waffle for the New American Century
Pyffle was created as a tribute to the coolest BBS software ever in existence, Waffle.
Unfortunately the only version floating around nowadays is a binary-only copy of version 1.65 for DOS from 1993 or so (which I do run on B4BBS, http://sampsa.com/b4bbs, through DOSBOX, with UUCP and everything) as the Unix sources have gone missing – this prompted the creation of Pyffle, the Python re-implementation of Waffle for Unix.
You can test drive it by telnetting to hq.pyffle.com
I’ve also built a ready-to-run VMWare VM for running Pyffle without all the annoying hassle of setting up Postgres and stuff yourself.
See http://www.uuhec.net/pyffle-bbs/pyffle-turnkey-vmware-appliance/ for details on downloading and setting the VM up.
A funky new feature for you 8-bit retrofans has been added to Pyffle HQ: CP/M-O-Tron.
Basically, you get a customised Altair Z80 instance running CP/M 2.2 and MP/M (yes, MP/M!).
Just log in to hq.pyffle.com (register an account if you haven’t one) and type CPM at the main prompt.
Well, someone on comp.bbs.waffle saw my shameless plug and had a look, and liked what they saw:
DECADES ago now, I happenstanced upon a neato Waffle v1.64 board called
China Cat Sunflower, I felt, and still do, that it made computers
Now I find Pyffle!
You can imagine my general elation!
I'm so grateful to have found a WAFFLE system!
(crossposted from comp.bbs.waffle)
In a fit of madness I decided to write a Waffle BBS clone in Python, which is now sufficiently far along that I’ve decided to announce its existence to anyone who might still be reading this newsgroup 🙂
If you happen to be interested, telnet to hq.pyffle.com for the test board, more details can be found at www.pyffle.com
I managed to get PATHWORKS running on a Windows NT 4.0 VM last night and noticed that it came with Excursion, a rather good X server for Win32.
Anyway, I used that to log into RHESUS, launched a DECterm and ran gnuplot with ReGIS as output. The results are quite nifty I’m sure you’ll agree:
Here’s another one with ReGIS and SIXEL (DEC-specific bitmap format graphics), still in DECterm: