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I wonder if there is a serial port planned for the Commander X16? It does not seem so from what I have seen, but maybe there is something for the expansion bus?

The main reason that I want a serial port is for remote debugging.

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We have actually had several conversations about the serial port, at this point. 

Short version: the last we were told, there's going to be a "User" port that will likely have a DB25 jack connected. This will work almost exactly like the Commodore 64's User port, with a likely top speed of 19200 bps. 

There seem to be no plans for a 16550 (PC) or 6551 (Commodore, Apple) UARTs. The reasons are varied, but to sum up all of the discussions - the team just does not feel either is a priority.

 

 

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I think it should be standardized how a serial port is connected and used from software even if it isn't connected from start.

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8 hours ago, mobluse said:

I think it should be standardized how a serial port is connected and used from software even if it isn't connected from start.

If it will be demanded, a popular expansion card will appear, which might become close to standard.

Just like with Commodore expansion cartridges: despite being third party, some of them were very popular, and many users had same cartridges. From practical point of view it was sort of standard.

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9 hours ago, mobluse said:

I think it should be standardized how a serial port is connected and used from software even if it isn't connected from start.

there's an ongoing discussion about that, serial ports would be accessed using chrin and chrout (and the kernel routines that go along with them).

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