KENBAK-1 IDE

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MICHAEL GARDI

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Aug 30, 2021, 12:41:48 PMAug 30
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I have just created a new release of my KENBAK_ide:
     

It's a complete development environment for creating KENBAK-1 programs with integrated Assembler, Debugger, and Emulator.  The two major improvements to this version are:

  1. The IDE will now create a comma delimited octal value text file of your program suitable for downloading to your uKENBAK-1 via serial.
  2. I have added a KENBAK-1 Front Panel Simulator to the IDE so that you can test and debug your programs prior to downloading. 
Mike

Tom Wilson

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Aug 30, 2021, 1:31:42 PMAug 30
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Checking it out now!

I have zero experience with the Kenbak, but I'm thinking of buying both the "ruler" and Chris's standard kit, mostly for display purposes. (I want that binary clock...)


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Tom Wilson

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Aug 30, 2021, 1:43:03 PMAug 30
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dumb question here: how do I start the front panel emulator? I see a Console button, but when I click that, I just get a blank window:
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Am I missing a dependency, maybe? Which version of Python should I be using?



Tom Wilson

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Aug 30, 2021, 1:58:22 PMAug 30
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Ok,  working on Linux. I'll try again later on Windows. On my Debian VM, I did have to run a  couple of commands to get tkinter installed:

python3 -m pip -V install tk
sudo apt-get install python3-tk







MICHAEL GARDI

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Aug 30, 2021, 2:23:20 PMAug 30
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I'm surprised that you had to install tkinter. My understanding is that it is a framework built into the Python standard library. The Console issue might be because the Front Panel Text Colored.gif file is not in the same folder as the KENBAK_ide.py file.

Mike


Tom Wilson

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Aug 30, 2021, 3:23:36 PMAug 30
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I'm surprised that you had to install tkinter. My understanding is that it is a framework built into the Python standard library. The Console issue might be because the Front Panel Text Colored.gif file is not in the same folder as the KENBAK_ide.py file.

Python did not come pre-installed on my Debian distro or (obviously) my Windows 10 PC. When I installed Python using apt-get, it looks like only the basic python distribution was installed. I am working on a program that uses PyGame for its UI, and I had to install pip (to get pygame) separately. So it's not a complete surprise that tkinter was also not installed by default. 

On Windows, the installer has checkboxes for certain components. if you don't check the box for pip and tcl/tk, then they won't be installed. (I don't know what the default is, since I already have those on my Windows system.)







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Tom Lake

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Sep 1, 2021, 1:26:50 AMSep 1
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On Windows WSL2 I had to do

sudo apt install python-pip

before I did these:

python3 -m pip -V install tk
sudo apt-get install python3-tk
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Tom Wilson

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Sep 1, 2021, 1:45:57 AMSep 1
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Yeah, sorry for not mentioning that. pip isn't installed by default, either, so you have to do the apt-get to install it. 

So the correct sequence is 
sudo apt-get install python-pip
python3 -m pip -V install tk
sudo apt-get install python3-tk

That should work on both Debian and Raspbian. 


Rolf Strand

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Sep 8, 2021, 4:02:03 PMSep 8
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Mike,

Feature request:
Maybe this is already there and I do not know how to use it.  
When single stepping or in auto, if the current pc line is not being displayed, have the display scroll to show it.

Rolf
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