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Timeline

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If someone with Wiki experience wants to find an appropriate template for this, please do so. Ideally this would be a timeline of significant events in CoCo history, including introduction of various models and peripherals. It would also be nice to list specific new discoveries (like when the CoCo 3 prototype was first displayed in public, or when the GLOOM demo or Donkey Kong port came out).

A good starting point might be old Radio Shack catalogs, noting what items were announced each year.

1980

  • Radio Shack releases the TRS-80 Color Computer

1981

1982

  • March - Frank Hogg Labs Announces FLEX 5.0 for the CoCo

1983

  • Color Computer 2 released
  • Color Logo released in disk and "Program Pak" version

1985

1986

  • CoCo 3 released.

1990

  • First CoCoPro sponsored Atlanta CoCoFest
  • Oct 26th, Tandy announced they would drop the Color Computer 3 from its computer line.

1991

  • Tandy discontinued the Color Computer 3

1992

  • First (and only) CoCoPro sponsored Chicago CoCoFEST!

1993

1994

  • Third Annual 'Last' CocoFest held May 21-22 at the Holiday Inn 345 W. River Rd, Elgin, IL

1995

  • Last Atlanta CoCoFest.

1997

  • Ron Bull hosts first Pennsylvania CoCoFest (1997-2000).

1999

2000

  • 20th Anniversary of original TRS-80 Color Computer.

2005

  • 25th Anniversary of original TRS-80 Color Computer.

2009

  • Roger Taylor's Bluetooth wireless RS232 pak released.

2010

  • 30th Anniversary of original TRS-80 Color Comptuer.
  • John Linville's full motion video player shown on CoCo 3 at Chicago CoCoFEST!
  • DriveWire 4 beta shown with internet support.

2011

  • 25th Anniversary of the Tandy Color Computer 3?

2012

  • Rasperry Pi released. While not a CoCo item, this $25 Linux machine is useable as a DriveWire server and can even run a CoCo emulator.

2013

  • March - CoCo-X project announced via Kickstarter project.

2014

2015

2016

  • December 4 - pyDriveWire v0.1 Released

2017

  • April 23 - pyDriveWire v0.2 Released
  • October - CoCoVGA by Brendan Donahe, Ed Snider, and Steve Spiller made available for sale at Tandy Assembly.

2018

  • April 15 - pyDriveWire v0.3 Released
  • October 31 - pyDriveWire v0.4 Released

2019

  • January 9 - pyDriveWire v0.5 Released
  • June 13 - pyDriveWire v0.5a Released

2020

  • Chicago CoCoFEST! postponed due to the Coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic.
  • April 5 - pyDriveWire v0.5b Released by MikeyN6IL
  • April 20 - pyDriveWire v0.5c Released by MikeyN6IL
  • May 6 - YA-DOS 0.5A Released (Brett Gordon)
  • Gunstar by Nick Marentes released.

2021

  • TBA

2022

Software:

Hardware

2023

Hardware