UnixNPI project is dedicated to providing a fast, free Newton package installer for UN*Xes
Version: 1.1.4UnixNPI project is dedicated to providing a fast, free Newton package installer for UN*Xes (and any other OSes we can get our hands on). We might add some other features too... It is designed to be simple, fast, and portable.
Operating System: Linux
To upload a Newton package to your favorite MessagePad, you need a Newton Package Installer. The package installer supplied by Apple only supports MacOS and Windows. For Linux/UN*X users, there is no easy way to install packages without booting into Windows or MacOS.
To enable a user to upload Newton packages under a Linux environment, you can use some communication packages, but these programs cannot give good uploading speed. Therefore UnixNPI was developed for Linux and ported to other UN*X platforms.
The advantages to UnixNPI is that you do not need to have a seperate communication package inside your Newton MessagePad. It uses the built in package uploading protocol for uploading. The time needed to upload a package will be the same as your Windows or MacOS Package Installer, which is much faster than using other communication packages.
Here are some key features of "UnixNPI":
· Easy to use
· Fast package uploading
· Unlimited Package size
· Use the built in "Connection" application
· No need for additional software in your Newton
· Can install multiple packages in a row (batch installing)
1. Type "unixnpi < Newton package filename >" in your terminal.
2. Use the connection utility same as you use the NBU
For Newton MP 100, 120 and 130 users:
1. Open extra drawer in your Newton MessagePad.
2. Tap "Connection".
3. Select "Serial" or "Serial 57600" with "Ser57600.pkg" installed.
4. Tap "Connect".
For Newton MP2000/2100 users:
1. Tap "Dock" icon.
2. Select "Serial", if you have "Ser57600.pkg", "Ser115200.pkg" or
"Ser230400.pkg" installed, you can select "Serial 57600", "Serial
115200" or "Serial 230400" respectively.
3. Select "Connect".
What's New in This Release:
· Changed Makefile to use cc by default instead of gcc
· Added progress bar
· Added -d switch for specifying device name (Hendrik Lipka)
· Seems to compile fine under Cygwin