Squirrel's TI-82/85 Spot
With the emergence of TI-82 assembly comes 2 new shells.
Ash and OShell-82. Which will win over programmers, and thus gamers? Too
soon to tell now, but the number of programs available will obviously
drive the competition. Ash has taken the lead on this department.
However, OShell has recently gained the support of Alex Highsmith, of
the acclaimed Final Fantasy series. He's done working on
FFX4. Despite this Ash is still the clear winner, and supposedly
smaller than OS82 and OShell. OS82's creator is working with the creator
of Ash to write a new shell that intends to replace Ash and OShell. This
will eliminate the need for JASS, a compatibility shell that only exists to
allow people to run programs from either shell. Unfortunately just when we're
about to get down to one shell, everyone and their brother is making another
shell. What is needed is one shell with public source code so that the bugs
can be quickly stamped out. Anyone would be able to submit updates and
bug fixes to the authors, who would be the only distributers so that at any
one time there would be one site guarenteed to have the latest version.