[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: