[Ql-Users] QLSD tester sought

2018-07-05 Thread Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users
I've got a new QLSD driver release which needs some testing, so if
anybody is willing to help there is a ROM and RAM version at

https://www.kilgus.net/soft/qlsd105_bin.zip

I'm mainly interested in making sure it still works as stable as
before.

There are 4 changes:

1. It solves a small problem with the card auto-detection when more
than one card is used at the same time. Probably few people run into
this with existing single slot QLSD hardware ;)

2. It adds some sort of API so 3rd party software can call into the
driver to have raw access to the card sectors. In case anybody is
interested there is some demo code at

https://www.kilgus.net/soft/qlsd_demo.zip

3. The "QLSD is busy" flag moved into the system variables so several
drivers or other software can share QLSD more easily.

4. It checks the version of the hardware and outputs it on startup.
For this to work I added a new register to my hardware that encodes
the version and variant. The original hardware is detected simply by
not having this register.

When the feedback is good I can go forward with releasing the new
hardware.

All the best, Marcel



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Re: [Ql-Users] 68K/OS

2018-07-05 Thread Derek via Ql-Users
Hi Malcolm,
Do you have any pictures of the 3U Rack?
It would nice to industrial application of the QL.

RegardsDerek
 Original message From: Malcolm Lear via Ql-Users 
 Date: 05/07/2018  10:34  (GMT+00:00) To: 
ql-us...@q-v-d.com Cc: Malcolm Lear  Subject: Re: 
[Ql-Users] 68K/OS 
Ah, just found the document on Dilwyn's site, so nothing rare after all.
Malcolm


On 05/07/2018 09:55, Malcolm Lear via Ql-Users wrote:
> Hi,
> In the process of clearing out my lab here at the University of Essex, 
> I've come across a '68K/OS Systems Programmers Reference Manual'.
> The document is around 65 pages long and I have some recollection at 
> the time an NDA was signed, but maybe that was due to some sort of 
> testing. I joined the uni around 1985,at which point there was a QL 
> lab with around 30 QL's all with a ribbon cable leading to a 3U rack. 
> The rack had memory expansion, serial ports, parallel port, GPIO ports 
> and floppy disk interface.
> Malcolm
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Re: [Ql-Users] 68K/OS

2018-07-05 Thread Malcolm Lear via Ql-Users

Ah, just found the document on Dilwyn's site, so nothing rare after all.
Malcolm


On 05/07/2018 09:55, Malcolm Lear via Ql-Users wrote:

Hi,
In the process of clearing out my lab here at the University of Essex, 
I've come across a '68K/OS Systems Programmers Reference Manual'.
The document is around 65 pages long and I have some recollection at 
the time an NDA was signed, but maybe that was due to some sort of 
testing. I joined the uni around 1985,at which point there was a QL 
lab with around 30 QL's all with a ribbon cable leading to a 3U rack. 
The rack had memory expansion, serial ports, parallel port, GPIO ports 
and floppy disk interface.

Malcolm

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[Ql-Users] 68K/OS

2018-07-05 Thread Malcolm Lear via Ql-Users

Hi,
In the process of clearing out my lab here at the University of Essex, 
I've come across a '68K/OS Systems Programmers Reference Manual'.
The document is around 65 pages long and I have some recollection at the 
time an NDA was signed, but maybe that was due to some sort of testing. 
I joined the uni around 1985,at which point there was a QL lab with 
around 30 QL's all with a ribbon cable leading to a 3U rack. The rack 
had memory expansion, serial ports, parallel port, GPIO ports and floppy 
disk interface.

Malcolm

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