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Offline huronkingTopic starter

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JR-Comm
« on: November 16, 2014, 12:36:40 AM »
I know it sounds silly... But modern PCs are a pain to do plain old RS-232 terminal work with, and I have a few applications.

I loaded up an old copy of JR-Comm and it does exactly what I need. My question is whether John Radigan is around to register it anymore. The delay screen is annoying, and ethically I got alot of use out of it back when I was young and broke.

Does anyone know?
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Re: JR-Comm
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2014, 12:48:01 AM »
A few years back, when our office was in Oakland, the phone system and internet broke down and by using Jr Comm at home, was able to download a file we needed. Luckily my apartment still had a land line that we had hooked up.
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Re: JR-Comm
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2014, 02:37:04 AM »
I liked Access myself, over JR-Comm
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Re: JR-Comm
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2014, 02:54:25 AM »
I don't know that I used Access... I just remember that I liked JR-Comm better than Terminus.
 

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Re: JR-Comm
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2014, 03:04:17 AM »
As I recall, Access has something like ZModem and was simpler to use over JR-Comm (Terminus was horrible).
 

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Re: JR-Comm
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2014, 02:54:01 PM »
Ah, JR-Comm.  I haven't touched it in years, but I am almost positive I got a registered version with my first Amiga system I bought second-hand back in 1993.

BTW, PuTTY has been doing serial for the past few releases, and does it well and cleanly.  Might be worth having a look-see if you get stuck around PCs.
 

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Re: JR-Comm
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2014, 03:41:46 PM »
IIRC I found NComm to be better than JR-Comm. NComm is available with a public key from Aminet: http://aminet.net/package/comm/term/ncomm306

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Re: JR-Comm
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2014, 03:49:26 PM »
I also preferred NComm over Term or other terminal programms.
For completenes, here is the link to the keyfile: http://aminet.net/package/comm/term/NComm306PubKey
 

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Re: JR-Comm
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2017, 09:04:12 PM »
Can JR-Comm be downloaded anywhere?  I've tried searching and come up empty.  I would love to have it just for the nostalgia purposes it would bring me :)  I'd even pay for a key if that were still possible.
 

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Re: JR-Comm
« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2017, 09:57:34 PM »
I have a copy but don't really know if this is legal to upload it :-/
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Re: JR-Comm
« Reply #10 on: October 09, 2017, 10:08:02 PM »
Wow, I busted out JR-comm for the first time in years thanks to the WiFi232.  Kernel, you are in NYC eh?  I run an Amiga user group in White Plains.  We meet on the first Thursday of every month.  If you come up there is a chance JR-Comm will fall out of my pocket.  My pants are old and I have holes in them ;-)

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Re: JR-Comm
« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2017, 12:27:15 PM »
I always used jrComm on my A2000 back in the late ‘80s and then later used the more recent iteration, Terminus, on my A1200. I’m using jrComm on my A1000 these days and it’s what I used in this WiFi232 video I made recently, if you want to see it in action.


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Re: JR-Comm
« Reply #12 on: October 11, 2017, 01:39:27 PM »
I use JR-Comm almost daily, as my CDTV serves as the console for my Sun Netra server.
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Re: JR-Comm
« Reply #13 on: October 11, 2017, 03:20:11 PM »
I have not thought about this software in a long time. Back in the day, if you were into the scene you were using jrcomm and an HST modem (configured with MAAD Modem)  to do your high speed transfers.

One of the best things my friends and I came up with was a hacked version of ZModem that we used with jrcomm. We compiled our own version of ZModem to say the transmission was incomplete on the last bit which wasn't needed as it was just an acknowledgement. So we got the file which worked great but the bbs thought the transfer didn't go through. This worked with boards that used credits.


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Re: JR-Comm
« Reply #14 on: October 11, 2017, 06:01:18 PM »
Quote from: AmigaBill;831527
Wow, I busted out JR-comm for the first time in years thanks to the WiFi232.  Kernel, you are in NYC eh?  I run an Amiga user group in White Plains.  We meet on the first Thursday of every month.  If you come up there is a chance JR-Comm will fall out of my pocket.  My pants are old and I have holes in them ;-)


LOL I'm actually in South Carolina now haven't updated my profile... I ended up finding the demo deep in a link somewhere I think on EAB.  Still need to unpack it :)