Dan Englender and Jason Kovacs have finally developed their TI-83 Plus FlashApp Shell, MirageOS, to a stage where it could be Beta Tested by others. Today we had the App digitally signed by Texas Instruments and returned to us as a public copy, which we destributed among a few TCPA
members. The Beta Testing period does not involve just playing with the shell, and looking at all the cool features we have built into it, but is more like a Beta Development period, testing out the writing of Ram programs that our shell can run.
Our Beta Developers are Andrew Magness, Scott Dial, Brandon Engleberth, Sean Reed, and Erik Davidson, who will all be making ports of ION programs to MirageOS in the next two weeks, and evaluating the method of MirageOS development that we will try to perfect for other programmers. We hope to create Online Documentation and a Users Manual before the shell's major public release, which should occur in about 3 weeks from now.