Re: [stella] MARIA - calling all 7800 programmers

Subject: Re: [stella] MARIA - calling all 7800 programmers
From: Erik Eid <eeid@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 5 Jun 2003 18:31:14 -0400
On Thursday 05 June 2003 06:22, Eric Ball wrote:
> Over on the AtariAge forums there has been a growing interest in 7800
> programming.  As suggested by Eckhard Stolberg, I'd like to suggest adding
> 7800 programming to the Stella mailing list.  Comments?

I'd certainly like to see 7800 programming flourish and I think this would 
help.  The 7800 has a lot of potential, as does the homebrew community, and I 
think the programmers out there could really do something with its advanced 

To help this come about, a 7800 mailing list would be a great resource.  It 
would allow knowledgable people to share insights and ask questions, just as 
we do here.  I've said many times that my Euchre game could not have been 
made without the assistance of the Stella list members, in addition to all 
the online resources they recommend.

This might be a case of "if you build it, they will come."  If a 7800 mailing 
list existed, that might encourage those interested in trying their hand at 
programming for it to come together.  Right now there's so little out there 
other than some technical docs that it's hard to even get started.  Once the 
first few halting steps are finally taken, I think this could grow very 

I don't think we should mix the two lists, though.  There are those who 
wouldn't want to delete a flood of 7800-related messages, and not every mail 
program has filters to deal with them.  In addition, they might clog search 
results when using The Dig or a similar tool.

I do agree with Eckhard about the convenience of using a mailing list over a 
web-based interface when you have a dialup connection.

Anyhow, in short: yes to a mailing list, no to grouping it with Stella.

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