I’m pleased to announce Raspple II for the Raspberry Pi. It’s an easy-to-install version of the Raspbian operating system, with preinstalled, newly updated versions of A2SERVER and A2CLOUD, plus David Schmenk’s nifty Apple II Pi, and other goodies.
Find it at: http://appleii.ivanx.com/rasppleii
Raspple II includes:
A2SERVER: Network file server and network boot host for Apple IIgs and IIe computers. Newly updated to support the latest version of Raspbian and the most recent Raspberry Pi boards.
A2CLOUD: Mass storage, internet access, and floppy disk transfer for any Apple II computer (even the IIc), courtesy of David Schmidt’s ADTPro and VSDRIVE. Newly updated to let you participate in Apple II IRC chat and Usenet discussion groups from your Apple II (which I’m in fact doing right now to post this), and to include the KEGS and LinApple IIgs and IIe emulators.
Apple II Pi: Lets you interface your Apple II’s hardware — keyboard, mouse, joystick, drives, and CPU — with your Raspberry Pi, which creates all kinds of interesting possibilities.
Unlike previous releases of A2SERVER and A2CLOUD, Raspple II doesn’t require using special software or Unix commands to install. You just download the zip file, expand it, copy its contents to an SD card, and put it in your Pi. You can download it from http://appleii.ivanx.com. There’s also extensive documentation there for getting up and running with A2SERVER and A2CLOUD.
If you are already using A2SERVER or A2CLOUD and want the new features and updates, including Apple II Pi, you don’t need to start over. Just type
“a2server-setup” or “a2cloud-setup” at your Raspberry Pi’s prompt.
More information about Apple II Pi is on Dave’s web site: http://schmenk.is-a-geek.com/wordpress
Of course, Raspple II is free. I hope you enjoy this new release, and as always please let me know if you have any questions, feedback, or comments.