For development I use Steem 3.2 (or Steem SSE if I want STE features) with a hard disk mapped to my Windows drive. I like it and I can edit my files in my favourite text editor and assemble them with Devpac. I try to keep all the filenames in the standard 8.3 file name format. Today I found a bug using Devpac 2.09 and 3.1. The name of the file was MOVEP_TEST.S - that's not 8.3 format because I forgot for a moment.
Devpac 2 and 3.1 crashed and burned when the filename was scrolled into view on the file selector.
I have renamed the file to a standard 8.3 and no problems.
This error occurs with TOS 1.00. With TOS 1.02 (UK) and TOS 1.04 (Rainbow TOS) it's OK and it shows the filename as MOVEP_TE.T.S
Trying to open the file however shows TOS Error #33 (File not found).
It also doesn't crash when opening the directory in GEM with TOS 1.00 - just in that file selector.
This has probably been discussed before but I thought I'd flag it up. I wonder how they found and fixed that bug back in the day in newer versions of TOS? MS-DOS didn't have long file names at that time so even that couldn't write a filename that an ST might encounter...
Still got, still working: Atari 4Mb STe, 520STFM, 2.5Mb STF.
Hardware: Cumana CSA 354, Ultimate Ripper, Blitz Turbo, Synchro Express II (US and UK Versions).