Re: [Ql-Users] Q40i/Q60 board availability

2020-06-12 Thread Derek via Ql-Users
Hi Jason,

The Q60 was batch produced from 2002 till 2005, where there seemed no more 
demand for the Q60 at that time.

The Q60 and Q40i was produced in board option and could be supplied  built into 
PC AT Midi Tower Case.

The Q40i was an enhanced Q40 that could have 128K ram, which differentiated 
from the Qbranch Q40.

For the amount of Q60 boards and complete systems buuilt and sold, there was no 
failures. It is wonder batch run was so successful, with all the adverse QL 
media attention. See the QL-USERS mailing list history and QL Today scanned 
magazines for more information on this.

The boards and parts that Peter talks about are the Q40 boards donated by Tony 
Firshman with many faults, I gave to s German QL group for possible repairs. 
But this maybe highly unlikely due the bad construction and suspect parts 
supplied by the previous supplier.

I have some Q60 boards that I built in 2003, but due an article in QL Today 
about 68060 CPU mask numbers, many Q60 owners removed the heat sink on the CPU 
to read the CPU Mask code. However, the problem is they did not fit the heat 
sink correctly, causing damage to the CPU.

I did consider building more Q60 boards, as I sold all the Q60s and did not 
have one for myself. So I may do a limited production of the Q60 board in the 
future.

Currently, the Q68 is main production model.

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On 12 June 2020 13:36:19 BST, Jason Stevens via Ql-Users 
 wrote:
>I realize I'm 19 years late to the party, but does these boards exist
>anymore?  How hard would it be to get them made again?
>
>I've been interested in a "Legacy" 68040/68060 based machine, and it
>certainly feels that instead of ancient machines something 'new' might
>be
>more feasible..  Although these are circa 2001, so kind of legacy into
>themselves.
>
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Re: [Ql-Users] SMSQE 3.36

2020-04-24 Thread Derek via Ql-Users
Hi,

Just to clarify, does SMSQ/E v3.36 mount the QXL.WIN files correctly.
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[Ql-Users] SMSQE Source zip

2020-04-20 Thread Derek via Ql-Users
Hi,

I have just been trying to look at the new SMSQ/E 3.36 zip file with the source 
code.

The zip file looks to be corrupted.

The QWA container looks okay.
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Re: [Ql-Users] SMSQmulator 2.29

2020-04-19 Thread Derek via Ql-Users
Hi,

I updated the Java 11 version all is working okay on Linux.

Maybe it's a Windows problem.

Regards,
Derek

On 19 April 2020 13:57:29 BST, "François Van Emelen via Ql-Users" 
 wrote:
>Op 19/04/2020 om 7:56 schreef Wolfgang Lenerz via Ql-Users:
>> Hi all,
>>
>> hot on the heels of SMSQE 3.36 comes SMSQmulator 2.29.
>>
>> Win drives can be made removable.
>> NFA drives can handle (exec, save and load) files with an XTcc
>footer,
>> so that QL files can be  EXEC'd directly from a native drive.
>>
>> wlenerz.com/smsqmulator.
>>
>> Have fun
>>
>>
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>Hi Wolfgang,
>
>There seems to be a problem with 2.29.
>Launching it displays a black screen.
>
>About says: v 2.29 for Java 8.
>
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Re: [Ql-Users] SMSQE 3.36

2020-04-19 Thread Derek via Ql-Users
Hi,

No need to use CD ROM disks, as I have a PC with an SD Card reader on it in the 
house...

I insert the 32Gb SD Card into the reader and copy the QWA container file 
(QXL.WIN file) to it and insert the SD Card into the Q68 SD Card reader Slot 2, 
mount the SD Card and read the files.

Or connect Q68 via SerNET to QPC2 and read the files over the network.

CD-ROM disks not required, they only hold 650mb. 

Also there are no USB drivers for the Q68 or any QL computers.

Regards
Derek

On 19 April 2020 09:16:56 BST, simon629--- via Ql-Users 
 wrote:
>You No the Removable Win File is a Removable SD a Well The Next thing
>needs to come out is CD-Rom Support  so If they have to Computers in
>the  house Like a PC and LIKE a Q68 and If you a Portable USB CD Rom
>Drive you could of  unplug it from the  PC and plug it it to the  Q68
>and install All your QL Software from a CD-Rom-Q68 That will  Be the
>Next BIG BIG BIG Think to come out
>On Sunday, 19 April 2020, 08:37:47 BST, Peter Graf via Ql-Users
> wrote:  
> 
> Hi Wolfgang,
>
>> SMSQE 3.36 is out. You can get it as usual on wlenerz.com/smsqe
>
>Many thanks for your maintainance work, covering so many different
>machines.
>
>Not that I actually use the Q68 FAT driver, but by chance I noticed a
>configration issue. The "Fat1_ is on card =>" entry exists, but can not
>be selected. ("Fat2_ is on card =>" and higher numbers work.)
>
>> For the Q68, cards need not be initialized for normal access (a
>> CARD_INIT might still be necessary for the CARD_xx commands).
>
>I have not enough evidence to actually blame this feature, but would
>recommend a little caution. I had strange issues two times, since I
>tried it instead of just rebooting. In both cases, problems appeared in
>connection with overwriting existing files. I had to concentrate on
>other stuff, so I didn't actually investigate. Reverting to a backup
>image cured it. Could be just coincidence with something else.
>
>> The
>> keyboard may be handled via interrupts, which may help with certain
>> USB-PS/2 adapters (this needs your FPGA to be updated, though). SER
>> works again correctly.
>
>Please note that the mentioned FPGA update not just adds keyboard
>interrupt support, but also lowers the rate in which the PS/2 ports are
>sampled. At the moment we wait on more testing. Since the Q68 has no
>field update for the FPGA, persons who have those (not fully PS/2
>standard conforming) adapters should ask Derek.
>
>All the best
>Peter
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Re: [Ql-Users] QMG

2019-10-22 Thread Derek via Ql-Users
Hi,

The downloaded zip file contains 2 uncompiled Superbasic files.

On 22 October 2019 12:02:01 BST, "Ralf Reköndt via Ql-Users" 
 wrote:
>I have to look at my disk. As far as I remember, QMG was a complete
>compiled program. I just have used it to load pointer programs to
>examine their sprites.
>
>Ralf
>
>-Original-Nachricht-
>Betreff: [Ql-Users] QMG
>Datum: 2019-10-22T11:51:18+0200
>Von: "desin via Ql-Users" 
>An: "ql-users" 
>
>hello
>here are my remaining QMG Files
>the original floppy disk is gone ...
>
>https://clare.400links.com/dl/5taX31UtbXelyIy9uwJUhA/1572342272/557885320/5daecf800f33f7.94899666/QMG.zip
>
>i got them from Wolfgang Vogel
>during a Eindhoven meeting
>
>Greetings from Switzerland
>   Markus
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[Ql-Users] QDT Icons Technical Reference

2019-09-24 Thread Derek via Ql-Users
Hi,

I have been reading the QDT documention v1.10, from "THE DISTRIBUTION" DVD 
distro.

I note in the manual: qdticonsDrawUserMan_1-1

On page 14 of 13 ?  There is a reference in the Technical and Other Documents 
section, to QDT Icons Technical Reference

Jim Hunkins web site is not available now. 

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Re: [Ql-Users] Updating my QLE

2019-06-05 Thread Derek via Ql-Users
Hi,

Is it possible to have a user area in BP or QLE so user specific software can 
be installed.

I use a Linux sydtem, which I have my home directory on a separate paritition 
from the system files.

So I can change Linux OS without altering the user data. 

Could these QL distros use this type of system setup.

On 5 June 2019 11:08:41 BST, Giorgio Garabello via Ql-Users 
 wrote:
> To update the system, Black Phoenix has its own method of maintaining
>(only a few).
>The WIN1_SYS_DESKTOP_DESKTOP_bas file must be created and inserted into
>a
>.WIN to be hooked as WIN2_ using the precise name: "WIN2_DESKTOP_bas"
>
>In this way BP does not execute its own DESKTOP file but executes the
>one
>in WIN2_
>
>This way I can modify the file that configures the desktop and insert
>some
>changes or loadings of extensions that I want to keep when I update to
>BP.
>
>The method is not the best but at the moment we cannot do much ...
>moreover, you need to know a little about SMSQE
>
>Black Phoenix is still a product too recent ... when it comes in a more
>complete form you can think of managing automatic updates ... but for
>now
>it's not possible.
>
>
>Giorgio Garabello
>
>
>Il giorno mer 5 giu 2019 alle ore 11:37 François Van Emelen via
>Ql-Users <
>ql-users@lists.q-v-d.com> ha scritto:
>
>> Op 3/06/2019 om 18:52 schreef simon629--- via Ql-Users:
>> > Hi can you help me I have an Old Version of QLE with all my
>Software
>> what I have Bought what is the best way to upgrade to the QLE 3.19 it
>is a
>> pain every version of QLE Comes out I have to keep on updated mine
>Can you
>> please help OK Thanks simon629
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>> Yes, that's a problem not only with QLE but also with Black Phoenix.
>I
>> don't know if there is an easy solution.
>>
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Re: [Ql-Users] EasyMenu

2019-04-03 Thread Derek via Ql-Users
Hi Marcel,

EasyMenu has always been slow to startup on all QL platforms.

I thank you for the bug fix.

Regards,

Derek

On 3 April 2019 22:52:04 BST, Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users 
 wrote:
>During the German ZX meeting that has become some sort of last refuge
>for us QL fans, too, a new EasyMenu was created, fixing a small bug
>that resulted in long startup time on the Q68. I don't think the bug
>has other ill effects, but updating certainly will not do any harm:
>
>https://www.kilgus.net/smsqe/easyptr/
>
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Re: [Ql-Users] QL-World Mag

2019-03-09 Thread Derek via Ql-Users
Hi,

Why add a batch downloader to Firefox or Chrome and download all the files at 
once.

On 9 March 2019 16:59:25 GMT+00:00, Darren Branagh via Ql-Users 
 wrote:
>Umm, so you expect Dilwyn to spend his time zipping files for you using
>his
>time so you don't have to use yours?
>
>Good luck with that. All the files are there.. You just have to get
>them.
>
>Darren Branagh
>
>Sent from My iPhone Xs.
>
>On Wed, 6 Mar 2019, 17:33 simon629--- via Ql-Users, <
>ql-users@lists.q-v-d.com> wrote:
>
>> Dilwyn  on your Website Can you put All The Q-World Mags in to one
>Zip
>> File so I can Download them in one go OK Thanks Simon Foster
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Re: [Ql-Users] DISK MATE 5

2019-02-26 Thread Derek via Ql-Users
Hi,

I have extracted most of tge Menu definitions screens and was going to rewrite 
DM5 based on the usage of the compiled version.

I seem to have a little lull in hardware work. So I will revisit this personal 
project.

On 26 February 2019 12:08:19 GMT+00:00, Bob Spelten via Ql-Users 
 wrote:
>Op Tue, 26 Feb 2019 12:29:17 +0100 schreef simon629--- via Ql-Users  
>:
>
>> Hi There This morning I installed Disk Mate 5 on MY Version of  
>> LaunchPad2 it Runs OK But When you Launch it it comes up with a Red
>Box  
>> with RAC when I Press C key on my Keyboard   Runs Like A dream  can
>any  
>> on help me Fix That Tiny Error
>>
>There are two known problems with DM5.
>When started it complains about the date.
>Use ESC to ignore it. Don't try to fix the date, it will produce an
>error.
>
>It also uses some FileInfo2 keywords: FEX, FEX_W, FEXF, FEX_W(),
>FEXF(),  
>FEX$.
>These conflict with SMSQ/E and are possibly switched off in your FI2
>and  
>while the replacements FI2_CALL can be used.
>So if DM5 tries to use FEX it cannot be found.
>
>My way around this was to patch the keywords to FFX in both DM5 and FI2
> 
>and switch them on again. Hopefully no other tool uses the old keywords
> 
>and no tool uses this new keyword.
>Sadly the FI2 database is part of the same _bin so this patch needs to
>be  
>done to the current _bin or the whole extensions database needs to be
>done  
>again.
>
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Re: [Ql-Users] Wallpaper program

2019-02-20 Thread Derek via Ql-Users
Hi,

I was supplying Q60 cased computers with Wallpaper as standard in 2004.

I have to convert the Jpeg file by hand with Photon.

Wish I had Dilwyn's excellent programme then.

I will use it on the Q68, in the High Colour modes.
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Re: [Ql-Users] SMSQ/E and SBASIC manual v1.06

2019-01-28 Thread Derek via Ql-Users
Hi  Dilwyn,

I received your Blog update email, can you remove the adverts from the email.

Regards
Derek

On 28 January 2019 20:24:38 CET, Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users 
 wrote:
>Version 1.06 of the SMSQ/E and SBASIC guide is now available to
>download 
>from my website at http://www.dilwyn.me.uk/docs/ebooks/index.html .
>
>The manual may be read online (HTML file) or downloaded in a variety of
>
>formats (including eBook formats) from that page.
>
>The SMSQ/E operating system sources and binaries are available to
>download 
>free of charge from Wolfgang Lenerz's site at
>http://www.wlenerz.com/smsqe/
>
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Re: [Ql-Users] SMSQE 3.34

2018-12-03 Thread Derek via Ql-Users
Hi,

I usually configure SMSQ/E with Menuconfig prior to sending out to anyone.

But I use the LANG_USE and KBD_TABLE commands in my boot file to explicitly set 
the Langauge options.

I also noted that only the German Menuconfig was supplied in the Q68_SMSQ.WIN 
update to v3.34

I have copied the English Menuconfig to Q68_SMSQ.WIN

So changing the Q68 SMSQ/E defaults is performed by LRUN "win8_boot" which 
loads menuconfig and the Q68 SMSQ/E file.

On 3 December 2018 09:24:48 GMT+00:00, Jan Bredenbeek via Ql-Users 
 wrote:
>One small issue for Q68 users: the file Q68_SMSQ.WIN is incorrectly
>named
>Q68.SMSQ.WIN.
>Also the SMSQE binary in this container is standard configured for
>German
>keyboard layout, which is a bit of a challenge to find the underscore
>character if you have US or UK keyboard (it's on the key left beside
>the
>right shift key).
>
>Jan.
>
>On Sat, 1 Dec 2018 at 09:39, Wolfgang Lenerz via Ql-Users <
>ql-users@lists.q-v-d.com> wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> problem solved...
>>
>> Have fun.
>>
>> Wolfgang
>> > Hi,
>> >
>> >
>> >>> I tried to download the binary zip which the web site says
>temporary
>> >>> unavailable.
>> >>>
>> > sorry about that, it's fixed now.
>> >
>> > I changed the website yesterday so that it would be reachable via
>https
>> > instead of http.
>> > Whenever I make a new version of smsqe, I have a small utility that
>> > makes an index.php file automatically, I then just have to copy
>that to
>> > the website.
>> >
>> > For some reason which I haven't had time to figure out, since the
>change
>> > from http to https, I can no longer use the index.php file, but
>need an
>> > index.html file. So I remade the html file by hand - and somehow
>> > introduced a wrong link. I **thought** I had checked them all
>out...
>> >
>> >
>> > Regards
>> >
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Re: [Ql-Users] SMSQE 3.34

2018-11-30 Thread Derek via Ql-Users
Hi Wolfgang,

I tried to download the binary zip which the web site says temporary 
unavailable.

On 30 November 2018 16:45:37 GMT+00:00, Wolfgang Lenerz via Ql-Users 
 wrote:
>Hi all,
>
>SMSQE 3.34 is out.
>
>Mostly bugfixes for Q68, but also a new SSJOb command courtesy of Per
>Witte.
>
>Wlenerz.com/smsqe
>
>
>Have fun
>
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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.
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Re: [Ql-Users] Q68 & QD

2018-06-23 Thread Derek via Ql-Users
Hi Bob,
I tried QD B.01 on a Q68 SMSQ/E 3.33, in 1024x768 (DISP_MODE 7) with the QD 
margin set to120 characters.
Typing past 120 characters makes the Q68 freeze.
I also tried in DISP_MODE 4 - 1024x768 4 colours. Much faster, but same 
problems.
I will try all screen resolutions and report back.
RegardsDerek
 Original message From: Bob Spelten via Ql-Users 
 Date: 23/06/2018  13:07  (GMT+00:00) To: ql-users 
 Cc: Bob Spelten  Subject: [Ql-Users] Q68 
& QD 
There seems to be a problem with QD on my Q68.
When running Q68 in high resolution 1024x768 and the QD window is set at  
80 characters, editing is fine as long as I stay within this 80 chrs  
margin.
I can move the cursor beyond that but when a character is inserted the  
whole machine freezes.

Also with a wider QD window, typing beyond the 80 chrs margin locks up  
SMSQ.
Setting the right margin at 100 seems to fix the problem but only moves it  
to position 101.

This was tested with QD's v9 and vB.01 and has never been a problem on  
QPC2 or SMSQmulator so seems limited to QD interacting with SMSQ/E on the  
Q68.

Any ideas?
Bob

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Re: [Ql-Users] BouQLder Qlash

2018-05-06 Thread Derek via Ql-Users
Hi,
I have playing this excellent game on the Q68 and SMSQmulator.

Very nice game


RegardsDerek
 Original message From: Peter Graf via Ql-Users 
 Date: 06/05/2018  11:36  (GMT+00:00) To: 
ql-us...@q-v-d.com Cc: Peter Graf  Subject: Re: [Ql-Users] 
BouQLder Qlash 
Wolf via Ql-Users wrote:

> thereTs a new game on my site called BouQLder Qlash.
> It's an an arcade game inspired by an old 8 bit game called Boulderdash.
> I programmed it initially to showase some of the capabilities of the Q68.

Awesome!!! Looks like the first QL arcade game of this century! You make
the impossible possible ;)

Many thanks, great work!
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Re: [Ql-Users] SMSQ/E 3.33

2018-05-01 Thread Derek via Ql-Users
Hi Bob,

I configured the SMSQ/E with all Q68 sold with FAT enabled.

I guessed that it would useful.

But I did not create a FAT16 partition on the supplied SD Card.


RegardsDerek
 Original message From: Bob Spelten via Ql-Users 
 Date: 01/05/2018  11:26  (GMT+00:00) To: ql-users 
 Cc: Bob Spelten  Subject: Re: [Ql-Users] 
SMSQ/E 3.33 
Op Tue, 01 May 2018 12:06:00 +0200 schreef Bob Spelten :

> Op Mon, 30 Apr 2018 20:38:27 +0200 schreef Wolfgang Lenerz via Ql-Users  
> :
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> I just re-upped the binary file.
>>
> Thanks again Wolfgang, but...
> The FAT_xxx range of keywords still seem to be missing ...
>
Oops, my mistake.
This v333 is configured differently then the previous one that came with  
the machine, FAT_ was disabled.

Bob

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Re: [Ql-Users] SMSQ/E 3.33

2018-04-30 Thread Derek via Ql-Users
Hi Bob,
The Q68 system files Q68_SMSQ.WIN or Q68_SMSQ.SYS have to be located on FAT32 
partition.
The FAT device is used to access a FAT16 partition. Used to interchange data 
from Q68 and other PC or MAC computers.
Any updated Q68_SMS.WIN file must be located in the first 16 entries in the 
FAT32 file system.
You can see the file entries by using the CARD_DIR$ function.
To see the FAT32 entries on Card 1 use:
PRINT CARD_DIR$(1)
The safest way to update SMSQ/E on a Q68 is to copy the Q68_SMSQ.WIN file to a 
separate SD Card and insert this into Q68 SD Card Slot 2.
Power on Q68, with working SD Card. The current SMSQ/E WIN file is defined at 
WIN8_ by default.
You have to initialise Sd Card 2 and mount the new updates WIN file that can be 
done by:
CARD_INIT 2WIN_DRIVE 7,2,"Q68_SMSQ.WIN"WCOPY WIN7_ , WIN8_
If you only want the Q68_SMSQ.SYS file to start the Q68. Then the updated file 
has to be placed on the SD Card with Windows/Linux/Mac.
Please refer to the SMSQ/E manual with regards fragmentation of the SD Card 
FAT32 file system.
RegardsDerek
 Original message From: Bob Spelten via Ql-Users 
 Date: 30/04/2018  15:10  (GMT+00:00) To: 
ql-us...@q-v-d.com Cc: Bob Spelten  Subject: Re: [Ql-Users] 
SMSQ/E 3.33 
Op Sun, 29 Apr 2018 11:40:57 +0200 schreef Wolf via Ql-Users  
:

> Hi all,
>
> SMSQ/E 3.33 is out, get it as usual from
> www.wlenerz.com/smsqe
>
Thanks Wolfgang for the update.
But there are some confusing aspects about the Q68 files.
Both count 350.000 bytes, one .SYS and one .WIN.
When Viewed they look the same. Should the .WIN not be a valid QLWA file  
containing the .sys?

I've copied the .sys to the existing Q68_SMSQ.WIN on my SD using QPC2,  
replacing the previous SMSQ. The existing BOOT was used to start the Q68.
The boot file now gave an error on FAT_DRIVE 'unknown procedure'.
Looking at the list of commands with HyperHelp showed no FAT_ keywords  
were found.

Bob

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Re: [Ql-Users] Cueshell

2018-03-31 Thread Derek via Ql-Users
Hi Marcel,
I bought Cueshell when it was released. I thought it was a very nice piece of 
software.
It does look like there are not many software titles I have bought are now free.
RegardsDerek
 Original message From: Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users 
 Date: 31/03/2018  20:16  (GMT+00:00) To: 
ql-us...@q-v-d.com Cc: Marcel Kilgus  Subject: 
[Ql-Users] Cueshell 
Happy Eastern everyone,

today I'm proud to present to you Albin Hessler's Cueshell, in my eyes
the best file manager ever written for the QL:

https://www.kilgus.net/2018/03/31/cueshell-the-definitive-file-manager-for-the-ql/

All the best, Marcel

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Re: [Ql-Users] FiFi

2018-03-30 Thread Derek via Ql-Users
Hi,
I supplied FiFi as part of a licenced software package on the Q60.
Very nice software.
RegardsDerek
 Original message From: Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users 
 Date: 30/03/2018  13:37  (GMT+00:00) To: 
ql-us...@q-v-d.com Cc: Marcel Kilgus  Subject: Re: 
[Ql-Users] FiFi 
> Am 30.03.2018 um 14:18 schrieb François Van Emelen via Ql-Users 
> :
> Thank you. I suppose it is the same version as the one I bought many year ago 
> from Jochen Merz.

Actually I know one user who has bugged Wolfgang so much that he did a few 
updates recently ;) No, it's not me!

Fifi is such an essential tool for me, I've used it at least a million times to 
search through the vast sources that are SMSQ/E.

Thanks! Marcel
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Re: [Ql-Users] Stuart Honeyball

2018-03-30 Thread Derek via Ql-Users
Hi,
I totally agree with Tony, Stuart was a very nice person to know.
I talked with him alot when I organised 2 QL workshops in the North East.
His product line was excellent quality and I must of bought everything Miracle 
Systems produced
It does seem a loss to the QL community.
RegardsDerek
 Original message From: Tony Tebby via Ql-Users 
 Date: 30/03/2018  13:25  (GMT+00:00) To: 
ql-us...@q-v-d.com Cc: Tony Tebby  Subject: Re: 
[Ql-Users] Stuart Honeyball 
He really was one of the good guys.

Honest

Who cares about contracts - Stuart's word was his bond.

Intellectually adventurous

He dreamt up things that seemed to be beyond the limits of the state of 
the art of fabrication technology - but they worked.

Meticulous

Behind his appearance and demeanour hid a thorough grasp of engineering 
detail. What would the QL have been like if he had been in charge of the 
design?

Carefree

The USA on a folding bike? My last memory of him (too long ago) was him 
climbing up a rickety ancient cherry tree to get the cherries I could 
not reach.

Generous

He shared the cherries!





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> I regret to have to report that I heard this morning of the death of Stuart 
> Honeyball of Miracle Systems.
>
> He passed away peacefully last night (28th March) at 23:45 of cancer, 
> according to his wife, Karin.
>
> I’m sure you’ll all want to join me in extending our condolence to his wife 
> and family and express our great admiration and gratitude for all the work he 
> did for the QL over the years.
>
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Re: [Ql-Users] Ql-Users Digest, Vol 168, Issue 3

2018-02-05 Thread Derek via Ql-Users
Hi,
DM5 is a compiled Superbasic with Qliberator Compiler and the menu functions 
created with EasyMenu.
I do not think it is possible to decompile the Qliberated programme.
But I have extracted some of the Easymenu MEN files that were merged into the 
main compiled programme.
My instension was to rewrite DM5 based on the way yhe menuing system works.
This maybe a hard job, msybe easier than writing a Decompiler.
This is on hold due some hardware projects underway.

RegardsDerek
 Original message From: Paolo Del Bene via Ql-Users 
 Date: 04/02/2018  22:14  (GMT+00:00) To: 
ql-users@lists.q-v-d.com Cc: Paolo Del Bene  Subject: Re: 
[Ql-Users] Ql-Users Digest, Vol 168, Issue 3 
Today's Topics:

   1. Re: Ql-Users Digest, Vol 168, Issue 1 (Paolo Del Bene)

1: Re DM5 by Paolo Del Bene

I am a supporter for Free Software, that software released under the terms
of GNU General Public License, https://www.gnu.org/ so I haven't any idea
of how can I help you, with that type of software that is a freeware.

A freeware hasn't nothing in common with Free Software.

I can suggest to decompile DM5, to read the source code and to provide to
write from scratch a new one emulator, and provide to release it under the
terms of GNU General Public License version 2
https://www.gnu.org/licenses/old-licenses/gpl-2.0.txt or version 3
https://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.txt

These are the ROM's. http://www.dilwyn.me.uk/qlrom/index.html

bye Paolo Del Bene


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Re: [Ql-Users] QL-SD new driver

2018-01-23 Thread Derek via Ql-Users
Hi,
There is no parallel port on the Gold Card.
There is a Parallel Port on the Super Gold Card. But it is not bi-directional. 
Only works as a simple printer port. But maybe some output pins could be turned 
into Inputs.
RegardsDerek
 Original message From: Graeme Gregory via Ql-Users 
 Date: 23/01/2018  09:21  (GMT+00:00) To: 
ql-users@lists.q-v-d.com Cc: Graeme Gregory  Subject: Re: 
[Ql-Users] QL-SD new driver 
> I've already started putting together a clone using an Xilinx
> XC9572XL, which I have lying around. The Verilog file compiled from
> the get-go, I just had to remove the additional SS lines because of
> Pin restrictions in the small chip on my eval board. The long lines to
> the board might not exactly help, though... might take a while, but I
> will try to make a GoldCard compatible QL-SD one way or another, now
> that I have your release to base it on :-)
> 
Doesnt gold card have a parralell port?

That should be enough IO pins to connect an SD card which just needs SPI.

Graeme
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[Ql-Users] Q68 Order Process

2017-11-28 Thread Derek via Ql-Users


Hi,

My apologies for the delay in the commencement of the Q68 order process. There 
was a  little more work involved with the Q68 case. I have completed this work 
and am in a position to start supplying the Q68.

I have created a list of people that have shown interest in the Q68. Which was 
sourced from QL Forum (UK,DE), QL Users list, email. The order of the list is 
based on the date of interest shown. 

I will contact each person to establish the validity of the Q68 order, with 
specfic instructions to start the order process.

I have revised the cost of the Q68, this due to the work involved with the Q68 
Case and assembling the Q68 main board into the case. 

The revised prices are:

Q68 Main Board:  £150.00
Q68 built into custom case: £180.00
PS/2 Splitter: £2.00
Regards,
Derek
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Re: [Ql-Users] Q40 display mode

2017-11-11 Thread Derek via Ql-Users
Hi,
There is no mistake.
The Q40/60 has the following SQ/E video modes:
512x256 4/8 Colour. Standard QL Colours512x256 Mode 33 24 bit colour1024x512 
Mode 33 24 bit colour
I will check on my Q60 the DISP_TYPE values and report back tomorrow.
RegardsDerek
 Original message From: Giorgio Garabello via Ql-Users 
 Date: 11/11/2017  19:29  (GMT+00:00) To: 
ql-us...@q-v-d.com Cc: Giorgio Garabello  Subject: Re: 
[Ql-Users] Q40 display mode 
Ok, so there's a mistake in the smsqe manual?

2017-11-11 20:27 GMT+01:00 duncan . via Ql-Users :

> smsqe is required for 16 bit colours so 33 is the answer
>
> On Sat, Nov 11, 2017 at 6:48 PM, Giorgio Garabello via Ql-Users <
> ql-users@lists.q-v-d.com> wrote:
>
> > The question is: on q40 with 16 bit mode color if i type print Disp_type
> > what i see? 1 or 33?
> >
> > Il 11 nov 2017 18:50, "Peter Graf via Ql-Users" <
> ql-users@lists.q-v-d.com>
> > ha scritto:
> >
> > Am 11.11.2017 um 17:58 schrieb Giorgio Garabello via Ql-Users:
> > > 64 – 24-bit colour mode (no hardware supports this at the time of
> > writing)
> >
> > Hmmm... was there _software_ support at the time of writing?
> >
> > > DISP_TYPE
> > > The DISP_TYPE function is used to find the type of display. For the
> Q40,
> > > there are two values that may be returned.
> > > 0 Original ST QL emulator (this value is returned on QL based
> hardware).
> > > *1 16 bit colour mode.*
> >
> > The Q40 supports both original QL hardware modes and 16 bit highcolour.
> > It depends on what you select.
> >
> > Peter
> >
> >
> >
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Re: [Ql-Users] Dock

2017-11-10 Thread Derek via Ql-Users
Hi Peter,
Try using the icons from Q-Dock.
The icons are interchangeable.


RegardsDerek
 Original message From: Peter Graf via Ql-Users 
 Date: 10/11/2017  18:01  (GMT+00:00) To: 
ql-us...@q-v-d.com Cc: Peter Graf  Subject: Re: [Ql-Users] Dock 
Hi Wolfgang,

> Concerning dock, this is supposed to be a program run in the background.

I figured that, but started a second SBASIC and used LRUN from there -
which didn't work.

> Start with EX, not LRUN

That, plus QPRT v0.14 does the trick.

However, I'm still puzzled that the missing keyword from QPTR didn't
return an error, and that a BASIC program can crash the machine.

Thanks, really great idea. At least for my favorite 512x384 mode on the
Q68 it runs smoothly. Just need to create smaller icons...

Thanks,
Peter
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Re: [Ql-Users] TYPE_IN

2017-10-02 Thread Derek via Ql-Users
Hi,
According to the Turbo Toolkit manual. The TYPE_IN input buffer stops when 
CHR$(10) is entered of the selected console window.
The TYPE_IN command is directed to channel 0.
The manual also also the Superbasic KEYROW clears the keyboard type ahead 
buffer. So the text is lost.
The COMMAND_LINE command opens Superbasic interpreter command line.
Not sure ithis would work on SMSQ/E Sbasic works slightly different way.
Why not use Sbasic and multitasking basics...
RegardsDerek
 Original message From: Tobias Fröschle via Ql-Users 
 Date: 30/09/2017  21:20  (GMT+00:00) To: 
ql-us...@q-v-d.com Cc: Tobias Fröschle  Subject: 
Re: [Ql-Users] TYPE_IN 
Lee,

are you running on SMSQ/E? Are you maybe running PE with PE_BGOFF?

That will not allow your background program to run when it has (even partially) 
obstructed windows. So, if you "TYPE_IN" something into an obstructed S*Basic 
window, the job owning that window will not be able to digest your input, 
leading to such buffer overflows.

Try PE_BGON to activate background window processing.

Tobias


> Am 30.09.2017 um 15:43 schrieb Lee Privett via Ql-Users 
> :
> 
> Yes the string is about 60 characters long which is probably why it fails
> on the third TYPE_IN
> 
> tried using Pause to no effect :(
> 
> Lee
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> Virus-free.
> www.avast.com
> 
> <#m_2324895060461743699_DAB4FAD8-2DD7-40BB-A1B8-4E2AA1F9FDF2>
> 
> Lee
> 
> 
> 
> 
> On Sat, Sep 30, 2017 at 12:38 PM, Wolfgang Lenerz via Ql-Users <
> ql-users@lists.q-v-d.com> wrote:
> 
>> Hi,
>> 
>> I have a slight problem with TYPE_IN
>>> 
>>> Using it to put some commands in #0, works well in an instance until I
>>> reach what appears to be a maximum set of characters, where the QL just
>>> hangs.
>>> 
>>> e.g.
>>> 
>>> 1920  TYPE_IN An&":"$(10)
>>> 1930  TYPE_IN (An+1)$$(10)
>>> 1932  TYPE_IN (An+2)$$(10)
>>> 1940  TYPE_IN (An+3)$$(10)
>>> 
>>> 
>>> An is an integer
>>> Final$ is just text
>>> Top$ is a string of asterisks
>>> 
>>> it locks up displaying halfway through 1940
>>> 
>>> Is there a buffer I can clear after using TYPE_IN?
>>> 
>> 
>> How long i the string in line 194?
>> 
>> IIRC, the Ql's keyboard buffer is 128 bytes long... You cannot increase
>> this, AFAIK.
>> 
>> I don't think you can clear this.
>> Perhaps a pause after the earlier TYPE_In instructions will leave the
>> system time to clear it.
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> HTH
>> 
>> Wolfgang
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Re: [Ql-Users] TYPE_IN

2017-09-30 Thread Derek via Ql-Users
Hi,
Why just allocate section memory to save the keyboard buffer.


RegardsDerek
 Original message From: Wolfgang Lenerz via Ql-Users 
 Date: 30/09/2017  13:38  (GMT+00:00) To: 
ql-us...@q-v-d.com Cc: Wolfgang Lenerz  Subject: Re: 
[Ql-Users] TYPE_IN 

Or perhaps even directly into channel #0...

Wolfgang
> Hi,
> 
>> Is it possibile to extend the 128 byte QL keyboard buffer.
> 
> Hi, no once allocated, I don't think you can extend it.
> 
> 
>> Was TYPE_IN an a attempt to do this?
> I don't know, wasn't it just a keyword to type things into the keyboard 
> queue of job 0?
> 
> Regards
> 
> Wolfgang
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Re: [Ql-Users] TYPE_IN

2017-09-30 Thread Derek via Ql-Users
Hi,
Is it possibile to extend the 128 byte QL keyboard buffer.
Was TYPE_IN an a attempt to do this?
RegardsDerek
 Original message From: Wolfgang Lenerz via Ql-Users 
 Date: 30/09/2017  12:38  (GMT+00:00) To: 
ql-us...@q-v-d.com Cc: Wolfgang Lenerz  Subject: Re: 
[Ql-Users] TYPE_IN 
Hi,

> I have a slight problem with TYPE_IN
> 
> Using it to put some commands in #0, works well in an instance until I
> reach what appears to be a maximum set of characters, where the QL just
> hangs.
> 
> e.g.
> 
> 1920  TYPE_IN An&":"$(10)
> 1930  TYPE_IN (An+1)$$(10)
> 1932  TYPE_IN (An+2)$$(10)
> 1940  TYPE_IN (An+3)$$(10)
> 
> 
> An is an integer
> Final$ is just text
> Top$ is a string of asterisks
> 
> it locks up displaying halfway through 1940
> 
> Is there a buffer I can clear after using TYPE_IN?

How long i the string in line 194?

IIRC, the Ql's keyboard buffer is 128 bytes long... You cannot increase 
this, AFAIK.

I don't think you can clear this.
Perhaps a pause after the earlier TYPE_In instructions will leave the 
system time to clear it.



HTH

Wolfgang

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[Ql-Users] Qbase

2017-09-03 Thread Derek via Ql-Users


Hi David,
I produced the Q60 in 2002 and put Qbase on the the software distribution on 
all cased Q60 machines. 
Qbase I thought was really good piece of software.


Regards,
Derek

 Original message 
From: Daniel Baum via Ql-Users  
Date: 03/09/2017  17:42  (GMT+00:00) 
To: ql-us...@q-v-d.com 
Cc: Daniel Baum  
Subject: Re: [Ql-Users] Black Phoenix 1.4.3 

Thanks Giorgio. It looks gorgeous and it seems that a huge amount of work
has gone into integrating everything.

I also had a look at your site for the first time, which seems to have lots
of interesting content on it too.

I also noticed that my Qbase is in your download section :) Since it
appears likely that it actually has some users, is there anything that
needs fixing or adding? I'd be happy to do a new version if you are
interested.

D

On Sun, Sep 3, 2017 at 7:01 PM, Giorgio Garabello via Ql-Users <
ql-users@lists.q-v-d.com> wrote:

> Hi, Black Phoenix's new version is available.
>
> Here the news:
> http://www.hunggartorino.it/ql/black-phoenix-1-4-3-the-
> new-release-has-arrived/
>
> Download:
> http://www.hunggartorino.it/ql/black-phoenix-en/
>
> Have a nice day
>
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Re: [Ql-Users] TURBO and testing it exists

2017-08-19 Thread Derek via Ql-Users
Hi George,
I proposed in th QL Forum adding a S or Q in the TK_VER$.
But your proposed new Function sounds a good idea.
RegardsDerek
 Original message From: gdgqler--- via Ql-Users 
 Date: 19/08/2017  13:12  (GMT+00:00) To: 
ql-us...@q-v-d.com Cc: gdgq...@gmail.com Subject: Re: [Ql-Users] TURBO and 
testing it exists 

> On 19 Aug 2017, at 09:21, gdgqler--- via Ql-Users  
> wrote:
> 
> I would think it possible to have TK_VER$ print “TK”, “SMS” or “REM” after 
> the version number. Is this what people would like?

It might be better to have a new keyword, TK_TYPE$, which would return “TK”, 
“SMS” or “REM”. This would leave TK_VER$ unaltered.

George
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Re: [Ql-Users] TURBO and testing it exists

2017-08-19 Thread Derek via Ql-Users


Hi,
The link works for me, even on an android tablet...


Regards,
Derek

 Original message 
From: Per Witte via Ql-Users  
Date: 19/08/2017  13:13  (GMT+00:00) 
To: ql-us...@q-v-d.com 
Cc: Per Witte  
Subject: Re: [Ql-Users] TURBO and testing it exists 

Hi Michael, I dont know why it doesnt work for you. I just clicked on the
link now and it works for me. Try copying the link and pasting it in your
browser. The article is about searching for specific keywords in
SuperBASIC, SBASIC and compiled BASIC without the use of an external
toolkit.
Per

PS Apologies if Im top-posting or bottom-posting or whatever one objects
to. Im not at home, with my normal email client, and am at the mercy of
whatever my browser-based email client thinks appropriate. (HELL is stupid
programs that THINK they are clever (or rather those who made them))

On 19 August 2017 at 12:17, Michael Bulford via Ql-Users <
ql-users@lists.q-v-d.com> wrote:

> On Thu, 17 Aug 2017 21:08:31, Per Witte  wrote:
>
> > Thats a nice solution. Not sufficient for all manner of keywords,
> though. A
> > more general solution for checking for relevant toolkits in boot
> programs,
> > without having to load a toolkit to do so can be found in this
> article:
> > http://www.hunggartorino.it/ql/findkey/ (also available in Italian!)
>
> Hi Per, I cannot get the above link to work.  It says not found.
>
>
>
> On Thu, 17 Aug 2017, 16:54:32, Duncan   wrote:
>
> Hi Lee, If booting from a Win drive  on the first instance of needing
> to load the Turbo toolkit check for the existence of a file on the boot
> device called "TTKLoaded", or similar. If the file does not exist create it
> and load TurboTK. If the file is found to exist do not load the
> toolkit. At the end of the session tidy up the boot device by deleting
> this file. Not elegant but practical.
>
>
> Hi Duncan,
>
> But what if during the session the QL crashes?  The TTKLoaded file will
> remain on the Win drive, and the next time the QL session is started, it
> won't work properly.  A nice idea though.  Another way of doing this is to
> use environment variables, which I use myself.  The details are here:
> http://www.dilwyn.me.uk/tk/env.zip
>
>
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Re: [Ql-Users] Replacement Mouse

2017-08-15 Thread Derek via Ql-Users


Hi Duncan,
Still the sameemail address.


Regards,
Derek

 Original message 
From: via Ql-Users <ql-users@lists.q-v-d.com> 
Date: 15/08/2017  20:34  (GMT+00:00) 
To: ql-us...@q-v-d.com 
Subject: Re: [Ql-Users] Replacement Mouse 


Hi Derek,

Yes I am interested, Have you changed your email address since the last time I 
emailed you which would have been a while ago.

Best Wishes

Duncan

 

 

 

-Original Message-
From: Derek via Ql-Users <ql-users@lists.q-v-d.com>
To: ql-users <ql-us...@q-v-d.com>
Sent: Tue, 15 Aug 2017 18:47
Subject: Re: [Ql-Users] Replacement Mouse

Hi Duncan,
I have a 3 button serial mouse with DB9 connector. It was ysed on a Q60, so any 
PC serial port will do.
Email if you want it.
RegardsDerek
 Original message From: via Ql-Users <ql-users@lists.q-v-d.com> 
Date: 15/08/2017  10:09  (GMT+00:00) To: ql-us...@q-v-d.com Subject: [Ql-Users] 
Replacement Mouse 
Hi,

I have been having a problem sourcing a replacement mouse for my Aurora system. 
Serial mice have vanished even on ebay and also PS2/serial combo mice scarce. 
Does anyone know is mice adapters for the Atari and Amiga will work with 
Aurora/Qx0 serial ports?

See link to ebay : 
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/The-New-MKIV-Amiga-Atari-USB-mouse-adapter-converter-with-mode-switch-jumpers-/121413700949?epid=1788636590=item1c44

The adapter if it works allows use of easily obtained USB mice.

Thanks


Duncan 
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Re: [Ql-Users] Replacement Mouse

2017-08-15 Thread Derek via Ql-Users
Hi Duncan,
I have a 3 button serial mouse with DB9 connector. It was ysed on a Q60, so any 
PC serial port will do.
Email if you want it.
RegardsDerek
 Original message From: via Ql-Users  
Date: 15/08/2017  10:09  (GMT+00:00) To: ql-us...@q-v-d.com Subject: [Ql-Users] 
Replacement Mouse 
Hi,

I have been having a problem sourcing a replacement mouse for my Aurora system. 
Serial mice have vanished even on ebay and also PS2/serial combo mice scarce. 
Does anyone know is mice adapters for the Atari and Amiga will work with 
Aurora/Qx0 serial ports?

See link to ebay : 
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/The-New-MKIV-Amiga-Atari-USB-mouse-adapter-converter-with-mode-switch-jumpers-/121413700949?epid=1788636590=item1c44

The adapter if it works allows use of easily obtained USB mice.

Thanks


Duncan 
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