Welcome to the OCC Forum (Old Computer Club Forum)! A discussion forum for the Old Computer Club (OCC) community.

Our mission is to preserve computing history through education, conservation, and reconquest, also make it easier to access related resources.

ContrAltoJS (Xerox Alto JS Emulator)

For systems that don't have a section of their own above
Message
Author
User avatar
Mohamed said
Administrator
Administrator
Posts: 33
Joined: Mon Nov 30, 2020 9:34 am
Favorite retro computer[s]: Xerox star, daybreak & Atari falcon

ContrAltoJS (Xerox Alto JS Emulator)

#1 Post by Mohamed said »

Hello, everyone.

Today, I am talking about a cool JavaScript project named ContrAltoJS. It's a port of the Living Computer Museum's ContrAlto project to JavaScript. And there's an online hosted version of this project (Loomcom Archive).

Also, this emulator supports network-based applications by using a JavaScript networking library (Retroweb Networking) for tunneling legacy networking protocols over WebRTC, which is built atop the Peerjs communications library. The virtual network will be shared among all running instances of ContraltoJS, regardless of location.

I recommend it to everyone to try this project. Also, I will try to write more about this project's related projects (Retroweb Networking and Retroweb Vintage Computer Museum) here soon :)

Thank you for reading,

Mohamed Said
Attachments
A screenshot of Xerox SmallTalk 76 running on ContrAltoJS.
A screenshot of Xerox SmallTalk 76 running on ContrAltoJS.
smalltalk.png (26.03 KiB) Viewed 173 times
Atari falcon alive :!: