colorForth cf2023 edition has arrived!
colorForth is a simple dialect of Forth created by the inventor of Forth, Chuck Moore.
cf2023 is a distribution that runs on a Windows PC in bochs, or natively from a USB drive.
Latest cf2023 distribution documentation : cf2023_colorForth.pdf
What is new to see in ’23 : cf2023_what_is_new_to_see_in_23.pdf
How to program in colorForth cf2023 : How_to_program_in_colorForth_cf2023.pdf
Chuck Moore’s original www.colorforth.com website.
colorForth_archive from Chuck Moore’s original 2001 code onwards…
New : The 2022 Nov 03 edition updates Bochs so that it works under Windows 11
Forth2020 Group : my “colorForth_cf2022_Under_the_Hood.pptx” PowerPoint file : https://www.inventio.co.uk/cf2022/colorForth_cf2022_Under_the_Hood.pptx
Forth2020 Facebook Group : my “cf2022 what’s new in 2022” video
and the PowerPoint file : https://www.inventio.co.uk/cf2022/colorForth_Forth2020_cf2022_Presentation.pptx
Unzip the 7z or zip file and run go.bat to run the cf2022.img image in the bochs PC emulator.
Now available on GitHub https://github.com/Howerd/colorForth.git
Bug reports, feedback and comments to Howerd Oakford
For reference : Chuck Moore’s original colorForth files : Chuck_Moore's_original_colorForth.7z
Plus, a version by Josh Grams that fixes some bugs : https://www.inventio.co.uk/colorforth/chuck05-jg5.7z
cf2022 uses BIOS calls to access a USB drive, so it is not necessary to have a floppy disk drive to run natively!
Full assembler source file, NASM assembler, colorForth source and batch files to create the colorForth image, and run it in the bochs emulator.
Real colorForth running on (just about) any Windows PC.
bochs is available from http://bochs.sourceforge.net/ Thank you to all the bochs developers...
Download the previous zip file here cf2022_Issue_2022Apr04.zip
colorForth_in_Black_and_White.pdf PDF file
cfdos is a DOS program to display colorForth pre-parsed source blocks. This program will work on any computer that runs or emulates DOS, and allows you to view colorForth source, in both normal and "colour blind" mode. It features a file listing utility (F6) which displays all files of type *.BLK in the same directory, and can copy them to a formatted floppy disk. colorForth Explorer Edition is the latest colorForth stand-alone operating system, packaged together with a Windows/DOS program to display colorForth source and create bootable floppy disks.
Don't be deceived by the fact that colorForth boots from a floppy - this is an experimental state-of-the-art operating system for a PC.