btw, I'd still like to see some kind of quick-start configuration layer built on top of this as some part of the road map. (something to tie a system configuration, and device configuration together under a single name.
As mentioned before this could be your mess system quickstart launch params
for basic use of something like PCE-CD the syntax and knowledge of the PCE system required is still too complex for your average user.
the current -cart and -floppy options would still exist for if you wanted to use a quickstart and override options in it.
this of course needs significant amounts of further work, but with everything maturing well I thought I'd mention it again.
this would also be more flexible than the simple 'messram' thing that exists at the moment, instead that could simply become a series of easily creatable and easily tweakable quickstart xmls for the systems, including other configuration data too.
will need planning out properly tho, like any major feature :-)
well for a pcecd you need
mess pcecd -cart cdcart.bin -cdrom whatever.chd
it is not uber-easy but I think it can work while we find a solution about quikstarts. I personally don't feel the need for it, but if anyone want to add it I'll be happy to test extensively the feature.
in the meanwhile, I will suggest average users to use the UI or the amazing qmc2 (which supports already lists) if they do forget the mnemonics