Re: [Ql-Users] Brand-new QL-VGA first usage, updated QL-SD (v1.09)

2020-07-17 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
...all in tune with retro-computing, Derek!

Dilwyn

On Fri, 17 Jul 2020 at 09:19, Derek Stewart via Ql-Users <
ql-users@lists.q-v-d.com> wrote:

> Hi Urs,
>
> Nice QL Lab, I wisj I had something like that, I have use a bedroom for
> QL work, including the Q68 construction.
>
> Which is sort of a 80s computer industry...
>
> regards,
> Derek
>
>
>
___
QL-Users Mailing List


Re: [Ql-Users] QL Today Assembly Language Book.

2020-06-20 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
Ha ha ha!!! :)

Dilwyn

On Sat, 20 Jun 2020 at 13:02, Dave Park via Ql-Users
 wrote:
>
> Norman,
>
> At your age you want to watch it. You might show your MSB, and the nurse
> might think it's your LSB.
>
> Dave
>
> On Sat, Jun 20, 2020 at 4:16 AM Norman Dunbar via Ql-Users <
> ql-users@lists.q-v-d.com> wrote:
>
> > :-)
> >
> > I'll have the nurses check!
> >
> > Cheers,
> > Norm.
> > --
> > Sent from my Android device with K-9 Mail. Please excuse my brevity.
> >
> > On 20 June 2020 10:05:33 BST, Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users <
> > ql-users@lists.q-v-d.com> wrote:
> > >> format of data in registers as having the most significant bit at the
> > >right end
> > >I do certainly hope your MSB is at the correct end, Norman :-D  (ooer
> > >missus...!)
> > >
> > >Dilwyn
> > >___
> > >QL-Users Mailing List
> > ___
> > QL-Users Mailing List
> >
>
>
> --
> Dave Park
> d...@sinclairql.com
> ___
> QL-Users Mailing List
___
QL-Users Mailing List


Re: [Ql-Users] QL Today Assembly Language Book.

2020-06-20 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
> format of data in registers as having the most significant bit at the right 
> end
I do certainly hope your MSB is at the correct end, Norman :-D  (ooer
missus...!)

Dilwyn
___
QL-Users Mailing List


Re: [Ql-Users] Magazine Articles page

2019-11-26 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
 Thanks Jan - fixed.
Dilwyn

On Tuesday, 26 November 2019, 10:20:08 GMT, Jan Bredenbeek via Ql-Users 
 wrote:  
 
 On Sun, 24 Nov 2019 at 14:50, Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users <
ql-users@lists.q-v-d.com> wrote:

> Pleased to announce a new page containing scanned magazine articles.
> Thanks to the work of individuals like Klaus Frank who've been busy
> scanning articles for me, the first draft of the page is ready with a few
> articles from various magazines.
>

Great!  However I noticed that
http://www.dilwyn.me.uk/docs/magarticles/ComputerShopper/ShopperApril1988.pdf
is
a dead link. After a bit of URL guessing I found out that the correct link
is
http://www.dilwyn.me.uk/docs/magarticles/ComputerShopper/sinclairsceneapril1988.pdf
 .

regards, Jan.
-- 
*Jan Bredenbeek* | Hilversum, NL | j...@bredenbeek.net
___
QL-Users Mailing List
  
___
QL-Users Mailing List

[Ql-Users] Magazine Articles page

2019-11-24 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
Pleased to announce a new page containing scanned magazine articles.
Thanks to the work of individuals like Klaus Frank who've been busy scanning 
articles for me, the first draft of the page is ready with a few articles from 
various magazines.

Not all of the magazines listed have been scanned yet - this is a work in 
progress.

Note that many of the scans are graphical and so pretty HUGE in size. Offered 
as they are just for reading.

Please don't everyone start sending me "improved" scans etc etc of existing 
material, I just won't have time to handle it. Since such scans are huge and 
internet upload so crappily slow here, uploading new scans takes overnight per 
50MB typical scan. In other words, large volumes of material just won't happen.

The page is at http://www.dilwyn.me.uk/docs/magarticles/index.html , or if you 
have problems with the main site, use the backup site at SINCLAIR QL 
DOCUMENTATION


| 
| 
|  | 
SINCLAIR QL DOCUMENTATION

Sinclair QL information plus downloads
 |

 |

 |




___
QL-Users Mailing List


[Ql-Users] More vDrive Games

2019-09-28 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
Neal Card has kindly prepared a further 19 MDV images of QL games for use with 
the vDrive system.

The list includes 3DOxo, Attack Of Things, Bugs Bomb, Psion Chess, Froggy, 
Gunner, Pacman, Paladin, Pudge, QBall, Q-Bert, Q-Games (including Darts), Space 
Invaders, Space Pods, Space Raid, Starburst, Starport 2001, Wipeout and Zapman.

The images are 171KB each to download individually, or may be downloaded all in 
one go as a 350KB zip file from the same page. 

The page is at vDrive Interface for QL

vDrive Interface for QL
 Sinclair QL information plus downloads   

___
QL-Users Mailing List


[Ql-Users] Themes 0.05

2019-08-27 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
An update of Per Witte's Themes utility is now available to download from the 
GD2 software page on my website http://www.dilwyn.me.uk/gd2/index.html

This is version 0.05, which fixes a couple of bugs in the software. On the 
page, scroll down to "themes05.zip" to download the package as a zipped file.

The Themes package consists of a small collection of, possibly, useful 
programs, scripts and code snippets to showcase the use of Themes in general 
and the new Theme File Format, THB, in particular.

In his README.TXT intro to the package, Per says: "This piece is only relevant 
to users of SMSQ/E and/or Wman2. (The rest of you might want to check out what 
youre missing ;) )"



Dilwyn
___
QL-Users Mailing List


[Ql-Users] PCBdesign update

2019-08-11 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
Malcolm Lear has released version 7.59 of his PCB Design program for QL systems 
with expanded memory and pointer environment.
This is a minor update to previous versions, addressing an issue causing lack of
clearance around some polygons within a ground plane area.
Details of updates in each version may be found in the Revisions.txt file 
included within the zip file.
Download the Lear PCBdesign program from the Graphics page on my website at 
http://www.dilwyn.me.uk/graphics/index.html



___
QL-Users Mailing List


[Ql-Users] vDrive Psion QL Programs

2019-08-08 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
Thanks to Rich Mellor, I’ve added vDrive QL versions of the Psion quartet for 
QL – version 2.35 of Abacus, Archive, Easel and Quill.

These are available to download as four “.MDV” files of 160KB each for use with 
the vDrive.

Download them from http://www.dilwyn.me.uk/psions/index.html

The vDrive is an add-on interface from Charlie Ingley, which emulates up to 8 
microdrives stored as images on an SD card. Further details on the vDrive for 
QL available at https://vdrivezx.com/vdriveql/







___
QL-Users Mailing List

[Ql-Users] BMP v1.04

2019-07-17 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
Thanks to Bob Spelten, an update of the BMP graphics converter is now available 
from the Graphics page on my website.

Version 1.04 fixes a problem with conversion of Mode 33 images on Q68 (and 
probably Q40/Q60 too), which could result in incorrect colour conversion due to 
incorrect interpretation of the I bit.. The Files menu could go wrong when 
there was only one executable or relocatable file in a directory in the 
previous version. And the default pixel sizes of the Mode/Size menu defaults to 
0 for X and Y, which could cause problems if not manually changed, so now 
defaults to 512x256.

Download the v1.04 update from http://www.dilwyn.me.uk/graphics/index.html

Dilwyn
___
QL-Users Mailing List


[Ql-Users] QL User magazine scans

2019-04-25 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
Thanks to Brian Kemmett, the remaining issues of QL User magazine have now 
been scanned and are online as PDF files. He has also done the QL SUB 
magazines.


We *think* this means that all issues of QL User and QL World are now 
scanned and online at last - if anyone knows differently let me know!


http://www.dilwyn.me.uk/mags/index.html

Dilwyn 


___
QL-Users Mailing List


[Ql-Users] QL World scans

2019-03-04 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
Klaus Frank in Denmark has sent me a disk with further scans of QL World 
magazines.


All of the 1992 and 1993 issues, plus the final five issues from 1994, when 
the magazine ceased publication.


Klaus has also scanned the QL New User Guide, a 138 page document which 
originally appeared as a supplement from March 1991 right up to the final 
issue. Note that this is about 100MB in size!


Download them from http://www.dilwyn.me.uk/mags/index.html

Many thanks to Klaus for all his hard work.

Dilwyn 


___
QL-Users Mailing List


[Ql-Users] ICEart and MiceArt (ICE)

2019-02-27 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
Damon Chaplin has kindly given permission for the ArtIce (v1.1) and MiceArt 
(v1.2) programs to be released as freeware now.


Formerly published by Eidersoft, these programs are intended for use with 
the ICE (Icon Controlled Environment) system. Artice v1.1 is for the 
original ICE system, while MiceArt v1.2 is for use with the mouse version of 
ICE.


Both versions come with PDF manuals.

I don't have a copy of ICE to ensure these actually work! If anyone is able 
to check them, we could do with a screen shot if possible to add to the QL 
Wiki.


Both Artice and MiceArt can be downloaded from the Graphics page on my 
website:
http://www.dilwyn.me.uk/graphics/index.html 


___
QL-Users Mailing List


[Ql-Users] Wallpaper program

2019-02-19 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users

Wallpaper Program

Recent versionsof SMSQ/E from about version 3.00 feature high colour and 
high resolution screens along with the new Window Manager. This makes them 
very suitable for displaying colourful and attractive background images 
behind your program windows.


These images are called wallpaper. SBASIC provides a convenient to use 
command called BGIMAGE which lets you display saved screens as background 
wallpaper. With the wealth and variety of free images available on the 
internet as JPEG, GIF and PNG files, for example, I decided to write a 
program which converts these images to the type of QL screens which the 
BGIMAGE command can use.


My Wallpaper program uses David Westbury’s PHGTK toolkit which shoulders the 
burden of the work in converting these files and resizing images to fit your 
system or emulator’s screen. It can convert the graphics to mode 16 (Aurora 
and QPC2), mode 32 (QPC2, SMSQmulator and QXL), or mode 33 (Q40, Q60, Q68 
and possibly even a registered QemuLator with its own customised mode 33 
version of SMSQ/E).


Simply select a JPEG, PNG or GIF file using the pointer driven file 
selection menu, then select whether it needs to be rotated, and how to 
resize the image (e.g. preserve aspect ratio, stretch, crop) and wait a few 
seconds for the conversion to take place. Small previews help you view the 
screens. Once the conversion is done, you can see a preview in full-screen 
mode, apply it as a BGIMAGE wallpaper, save as a screen in the current 
screen mode for future use and even get help editing your boot program to 
add or amend a BGIMAGE command so that the wallpaper is loaded at startup. 
The program can even select a background colour to use in place of wallpaper 
if you wish (e.g. apply a dark background colour late at night to save your 
eyes from a bright screen).


The downside of using wallpaper on a high-colour system is the amount of 
memory it takes. On a 16-bit colour system such as QPC2 each pixel needs two 
bytes of memory, so a 1024×768 pixel display in mode 32 or 33 could need up 
to 1,572,864 bytes just to hold the uncompressed wallpaper – at the time of 
writing SMSQ/E does not support compressed wallpaper screen images. Couple 
this with the copious amounts of memory needed during conversion, and you 
can see that you will need to set your emulator to have quite a generous 
amount of memory! So, the Wallpaper program lets you choose whether the 
graphics are converted more quickly in RAM, or as files on your hard disk if 
you keep running out of memory.


The Wallpaper program uses the system palette so will follow whatever colour 
theme you’ve applied to your system (colour themes can be designed using the 
Q-CoCo program from Wolfgang Uhlig and Bob Spelten Jr.)


A Quill _doc file is included which explains a lot about wallpaper on SMSQ/E 
systems,the file formats used, the BGIMAGE command, use of programs such as 
Photon and so on.


Download the Wallpaper software and a few example graphic files from 
http://www.dilwyn.me.uk/graphics/index.html


Dilwyn 


___
QL-Users Mailing List

[Ql-Users] QL World magazine scans

2019-02-13 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users

QL World Magazines

Thanks to the hard work of Klaus Frank in Denmark, I've been able to add 
further scanned copies of QL World magazine to the Magazines Page on the QL 
Home Page.


This means we now have a pretty complete collection of the PDFs up to the 
end of 1991.


http://www.dilwyn.me.uk/mags/index.html 


___
QL-Users Mailing List


[Ql-Users] SMSQ/E and SBASIC manual v1.06

2019-01-28 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
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/


Dilwyn 


___
QL-Users Mailing List


Re: [Ql-Users] QXL.WIN corrupted

2019-01-02 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users

hdutils DRVCHK and DRVLINK are QL side - they are QL executables. I have no
instructions for them, just this extract from the SMSQ/E manual.
Dilwyn
--
DRVCHK and DRVLINK  Hard Disk Utilities

DRVCHK and DRVLINK are two hard disk utilities. In an ideal world you should
need neither, and if all is well there should be no harm done if you try
them. The programs will work on “QLWA” type hard disks, i.e. on the Miracle
Harddisk, all ACSI and SCSI harddisks connected to ATARIs, the QXL and QL
formatted disks on the Q60. They will also work with QXL.WIN type hard disk
containers, as used on QPC, SMSQmulator, Q68 and newer versions of SMSQ/E
for the Q60. We have no experience with the Falkenberg Harddisk interface
(it might trash your harddisk, we don't know), but it will not work on the
QUBIDE.

DRVCHK is rather like a soft format which checks the readability of the free
sectors on the drive. It does not check the sectors which have been
allocated to files. If you find that reading some files is becoming
unreliable, you should copy the contents to a new file and then delete the
old file. This returns the sectors to the free space list. Executing DRVCHK
will check all the free sectors and eliminate unreadable sectors. Unreliable
sectors may not get eliminated and it might be useful to execute DRVCHK more
than once. If you have a rather unreliable drive, you may find it worthwhile
executing DRVCHK after a hard disk format as an additional check.

DRVLINK is intended to repair the hard disk map of contents when this has
been corrupted. (Note that as the hard disk map is in the form of linked
lists similar to those used by MSDOS and other low grade operating systems,
continuing to create, delete or modify files on the disk when you suspect
that it may be corrupted is very unwise. It is safe to copy files to new
backup disks, but DO NOT OVERWRITE old backup disks, or you may find that
your backups are corrupted as well!). The hard disk map can be corrupted by
a variety of software: the main culprits are probably the GST Linker (old
version, not the one supplied by Quanta) and any software which draws arcs
or uses ATAN, ASIN or ACOS (QDOS only, not SMSQ/E!).

The most obvious symptoms of corrupted maps are "drive full" messages when
the drive is not full or "bad or changed medium" when accessing files. In
the latter case, execute DRVLINK first, then delete the bad files, and
finally execute DRVCHK to check the freed sectors.

DRVLINK may not completely repair the hard disk map, but it should put it
into a state where it will not get any worse. BEWARE: although DRVLINK is
believed to be safe, there could possibly be circumstances where the cure
could be worse than the disease. Corrupted maps are quite rare, so there has
not been much opportunity to exercise DRVLINK.

___
QL-Users Mailing List

Re: [Ql-Users] QXL.WIN corrupted

2019-01-02 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users

There are some utilities out there such as Tony Tebby's DrvCheck and DrvLink
(see hdutils.zip on Utilities page on my site
http://www.dilwyn.me.uk/utils/index.html).

There are a number of programs out there which MAY prove useful, such as
Wolfgang Lenerz's Wined http://www.wlenerz.com/qlstuff/#wined which may
prove useful, plus programs such as QxlWinReader on same page and another
qxl win reader whose name I've forgotten (QXL.WIN explorer?) which may be
able to "explore" the content even if not actually able to fully recover the
file.

This all depends on the nature of the corruption of course. **Always** read
instructions of such programs carefully and if possible consult with other
users for their experience before you embark on anything. It is only TOO
easy to cause further damage and render any chances of recovery even smaller
than before.

All of my QXL.WIN failures over the years have been covered by backups or
use of Tony's programs on a couple of occasions when the backups were
unreadable back in the days when my backups were on CD and Iomega zip
drives.

Easy for me to be wise after the event obviously (sorry if that causes
offence Renato), but of course Simon's advice is best - always backup, since
it is so easy to copy a QXL.WIN somewhere as a backup since it's just a
normal (if rather large) Windows-style file.

Dilwyn

-Original Message- 
From: simon629--- via Ql-Users

Sent: Wednesday, January 02, 2019 9:36 PM
To: ql-us...@q-v-d.com
Cc: simon...@sky.com
Subject: Re: [Ql-Users] QXL.WIN corrupted

Yes All ways Back up your win file to Dropbos
   On Wednesday, 2 January 2019, 21:06:07 GMT, Renato Barigazzi via
Ql-Users  wrote:

Hi
Is there anyway to recover a corrupted Qxl.Win ?
I cannot open it in QPC2.
Best regards
Renato
___
QL-Users Mailing List

___
QL-Users Mailing List

---
This email has been checked for viruses by AVG.
https://www.avg.com 


___
QL-Users Mailing List


[Ql-Users] ProWesS - FSearch

2018-12-11 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users


Thanks to Simon Balderson, I’ve been able to upload a copy of FSearch for 
Prowess.


Unfortunately, it’s not the original installation disk, just a copy of three 
files from his user directory, although it does include an html instruction 
file. If anyone has a copy of the original disk, I’d be grateful for a copy 
to add to the page.


http://www.dilwyn.me.uk/prowess/index.html

Dilwyn 


___
QL-Users Mailing List

Re: [Ql-Users] Fwd: ProWesS Files

2018-12-09 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
Derek Stewart has made eBooks of the main four manuals and programming 
documents for Prowess and Proforma.


Download them in .epub, .mobi, .pdf and .azw3 formats for your favourite 
eBook reader from http://www.dilwyn.me.uk/docs/ebooks/index.html


If anyone has any more Prowess apps not yet preserved on my site (e.g. 
fsearch), or more recent versions than already on there, please send them to 
me to add. Best way is to email them as zipped attachments. Prowess page is 
at http://www.dilwyn.me.uk/prowess/index.html


Dilwyn

___
QL-Users Mailing List


Re: [Ql-Users] Fwd: ProWesS Files

2018-12-07 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users

Thanks Rich.

Bob Spelten jr. has kindly sent me zips of Prowess apps PFlist and PWfile, 
which have been added to the Prowess (I suppose more correctly I should say 
ProWesS which is how PROGS used to type the name) page on my site at 
http://www.dilwyn.me.uk/prowess/index.html


So FSearch and PWSbasic seem to be the remaining apps to find now.

Dilwyn

-Original Message- 
From: Rich Mellor via Ql-Users

Sent: Friday, December 07, 2018 1:55 PM
To: ql-us...@q-v-d.com
Cc: Rich Mellor
Subject: [Ql-Users] Fwd: ProWesS Files

I attach an email correspondence I had with Joachim van der Auwera back
in 2013 about the status of the other ProWess programs.

You will see that he stated that they were all made open source so any
missing programs from the suite can be sent to Dilwyn for uploading to
his website!


Phew


Rich



 Forwarded Message 
Subject: Re: Sinclair QL Software
Date: Fri, 01 Nov 2013 11:56:33 +
From: RWAP Software 
To: Joachim Van der Auwera <>



Hi Joachim,

The released versions of software I seem to be missing is:

fsearch
PWFile
PWList
PWSBasic

I know according to the site, there is supposedly stuff on
ftp://triathlon98.com/pub/ProWesS (anonymous login), but I can't access it!

Rich

On 31/10/2013 20:58, Joachim Van der Auwera wrote:

I is all (and has been) open source (GPL IIRC) for a long time.
Unfortunately though, I am unsure whether I still have sources (other than 
what is on the site) in a recoverable way. It seems the backup disks I 
have are next to useless because my IOmega ZIP drive no longer functions. 
ZIP disks have been sent to Urs K�nig who is trying to recover them.


Kind regards,
Joachim

On 10/31/2013 01:20 PM, RWAP Software wrote:

Hi Joachim,

I hope you are keeping well.

i know that ProWesS was released into the public domain some time ago, 
but it is not clear what the position is regarding your other software:


DataDesign
LineDesign
PWFile
PFList
fsearch
fontutils

Whilst the sources are provided for things such as the DataDesign BASIC 
engine, the actual compiled version is not available on your site.


I was wondering if all of these are now public domain, or whether you 
wish to retain them as commercial programs?


Certainly it would make sense to offer the download of the BASIC engine 
for DataDesign


Kind Regards








--
Rich Mellor
RWAP Software
Specialist Retro Computer Dealer

http://www.rwapsoftware.co.uk

-- Try out our new site: http://sellmyretro.com

___
QL-Users Mailing List

---
This email has been checked for viruses by AVG.
https://www.avg.com

___
QL-Users Mailing List


Re: [Ql-Users] PWfile and SMSQmulator

2018-12-06 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
Fontutils is on my Prowess page http://www.dilwyn.me.uk/prowess/index.html 
under 'Applications for ProWesS'


If anyone has copies of the ProWesS packages PWfile, PFlist and Fsearch and 
any others not there, I'd gladly add them to the page.


Dilwyn

-Original Message- 
From: Derek Stewart via Ql-Users

Sent: Thursday, December 06, 2018 5:59 PM
To: ql-us...@q-v-d.com
Cc: Derek Stewart
Subject: Re: [Ql-Users] PWfile and SMSQmulator

Hi,

Where can I download PWfile?

It is not included in any download links or Zip files.

How about: PFlist, fsearch, fontutils these are n where to be found.

Regards,

Derek

On 06/12/2018 14:18, Wolf via Ql-Users wrote:

Hi,

Yes, their website states:
"
ProWesS is now available for free using the GPL, you can download it 
(distribution, documentations, examples, source) "


Wolfgang


an someone confirm that all PROGS' Prowess stuff is now open source and

can/may be copied and distributed freely?

If so, I could send those programs to Dilwyn.

François Van Emelen



___
QL-Users Mailing List

___
QL-Users Mailing List

___
QL-Users Mailing List

---
This email has been checked for viruses by AVG.
https://www.avg.com 


___
QL-Users Mailing List

[Ql-Users] DJ's Sinclair QL Pages on Facebook

2018-11-18 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
As I'm helping someone set up some Facebook pages tomorrow, I thought I'd 
better get some practice in today to refresh my knowledge of the subject, so 
what better way than to set up a QL page of my own on Facebook to complement 
my website and blog. What I hope to do is provide snippets of news, links to 
useful QL blogs and websites and so on.


It's called simply DJ's Sinclair QL Pages. Find it on Facebook by searching 
for djsinclairql or go to fb.me/djsinclairql or 
https://www.facebook.com/djsinclairql/


If you like the page, click on Like so that the likes spread via newsfeeds 
and increase awareness of the page.


Dilwyn Jones 


___
QL-Users Mailing List


[Ql-Users] IP Network driver and IP Router update

2018-10-03 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
Martin Head has issued an update to his IP Network driver and IP Router 
software.


Available to download from http://www.dilwyn.me.uk/internet/index.html on my 
website, or from http://www.greybeardz.com/internet/index.html


IP Network driver version 1.14
Adds support for sub-directories added to the end of NFS_USE devices e.g.
NFS_USE shd,n3_win1_prg_
DIR shd1_games_ returns a directory of win1_prg_games_ on network station 3.
Also supports QPAC2 when using network servers.
Adds a NET_VER$ function to return the program version number, or the 
currently set network type (internal or external).
Fixes problems inherited from the original QL network driver with RENAME on 
file servers and NFS_USE devices.

Fixes problems with RENAME via the IP Router program.
Child FSERVE jobs now have a higher job priority in an effort to improve 
network speed.



IP Router version 1.03
Adds FROUTER, a function version of the ROUTER command.
Child router jobs now have a higher job priority in an effort to improve 
network speed.


Dilwyn. 


___
QL-Users Mailing List


Re: [Ql-Users] colour confusion

2018-08-24 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
I tended to avoid "strip" colours in my WMAN2 programs and preferred to 
think of the middleground as a second INK colour, either for headings or for 
"sub-texts" such as prompts or warnings above menus. I never really knew if 
I was using it correctly (guess I was for title bars), but never really 
thought to query it at the time despite writing articles about it in QL 
Toady, Quanta, etc.


Dilwyn
-Original Message- 
From: Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users

Sent: Friday, August 24, 2018 4:37 PM
To: ql-us...@q-v-d.com
Cc: Marcel Kilgus
Subject: Re: [Ql-Users] colour confusion

OK, I have a little bit more time and net here now. When I defined the 
colours 15 or so years ago I was asking the community for feedback, but I 
think most people didn‘t even quite understand the purpose yet, so there 
weren‘t really any changes to it.


I defined the colours based on three things, the Windows 95 colour palette, 
the WMAN window structures and the colours needed to successfully port QPAC2 
to them. Only one or two additions were made for other software like QD 
(which still has the editor colours in its own config block as I felt these 
were not generic enough in usage).


With QPAC2 it was necessary to have a foreground colour and one other font 
colour, for which I created the name „middle ground“. This was part joke and 
part lack of a better name. Plus, nobody complained ;)


I never realized this could be interpreted as STRIP colour, especially as I 
actually defined one „STRIP“ colour, too: „Title text background“. I don‘t 
have my laptop with me, but I don‘t think there is the concept of a „STRIP“ 
colour in the data structures, so I probably never really considered it. 
Sorry for the confusion!


I was hoping that some day there would be a style guide, but adoption of the 
system palette was slow and finally I forgot about it. Still, many 
applications these days use them, so I consider them a success nonetheless.


One more thing: they are defined somewhat conservatively because if you give 
too many options thing get even more messy. I know Per was always on the 
rather bleeding edge of WMAN UI development so probably struggled a lot more 
with them than anybody who simply duplicated the QJump style.


Cheers, Marcel

Am 24.08.2018 um 14:45 schrieb pjwitte via Ql-Users 
:


There appears to be some inconsistency in the application of colour 
components of palettes by different software authors. Im referring in 
particular to the use of "middle ground". Correct me if Im wrong, but I 
assumed this option was reserved for use as the strip colour, ie the 
colour of the text background. Some authors do it this way, while others 
use the background (ie normally the paper colour) as text background. This 
can make texts like titles, info texts, and error messages unreadable, 
depending on the palettes used.


While it is possible to devise palettes that will work in either case, it 
sort of cramps one's style a bit. And the whole motivation for going to 
the trouble of devising palettes and systems, one presumes, is to make 
things simpler, more consistent - less mickymouse.


Unless it is already too late (ie the bug has become convention) it would 
be great if the next iteration of relevant documentation could firm up the 
convention that:


background is equivalent to PAPER colour,
middle ground is equivalent to STRIP colour, and
foreground is equivalent to INK colour,

if that is indeed the intention.

Perhaps authors too, would try keep this in mind when releasing updates?

Per


___
QL-Users Mailing List


___
QL-Users Mailing List

---
This email has been checked for viruses by AVG.
https://www.avg.com 


___
QL-Users Mailing List

Re: [Ql-Users] colour confusion

2018-08-24 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
Some of my programs make use of Middle Ground as an alternative INK colour, 
as Marcel said. I never really knew what the "correct" usage of this was, so 
to have Marcel confirm it is very helpful.


Dilwyn

-Original Message- 
From: Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users

Sent: Friday, August 24, 2018 1:06 PM
To: ql-us...@q-v-d.com
Cc: Marcel Kilgus
Subject: Re: [Ql-Users] colour confusion

No, „middle ground“ is supposed to be an alternative INK colour.

Still on holiday, hope this works.

Marcel

Am 24.08.2018 um 14:45 schrieb pjwitte via Ql-Users 
:


There appears to be some inconsistency in the application of colour 
components of palettes by different software authors. Im referring in 
particular to the use of "middle ground". Correct me if Im wrong, but I 
assumed this option was reserved for use as the strip colour, ie the 
colour of the text background. Some authors do it this way, while others 
use the background (ie normally the paper colour) as text background. This 
can make texts like titles, info texts, and error messages unreadable, 
depending on the palettes used.


While it is possible to devise palettes that will work in either case, it 
sort of cramps one's style a bit. And the whole motivation for going to 
the trouble of devising palettes and systems, one presumes, is to make 
things simpler, more consistent - less mickymouse.


Unless it is already too late (ie the bug has become convention) it would 
be great if the next iteration of relevant documentation could firm up the 
convention that:


background is equivalent to PAPER colour,
middle ground is equivalent to STRIP colour, and
foreground is equivalent to INK colour,

if that is indeed the intention.

Perhaps authors too, would try keep this in mind when releasing updates?

Per


___
QL-Users Mailing List


___
QL-Users Mailing List

---
This email has been checked for viruses by AVG.
https://www.avg.com 


___
QL-Users Mailing List

[Ql-Users] Other OS Software page

2018-08-20 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
I've started a page on my site dedicated to software for software running on 
other operating systems which are directly or indirectly useful to QL users 
running emulators, for example.


The most obvious software to include is file transfer stuff.

The page was inspired by ToFro's suggestion on QLForum about the JoyToBas PC 
joystick to keypress conversions software for PCs, which of course makes it 
easier to run QL games etc on emulators where the QL game control is via 
cursor emulating joystick or mouse of course.


Much of the software on the page initially is already on my site, scattered 
across several pages, so this page brings it together with links to the 
relevant pages to make it easier to find things.


If anyone has suggestions for software to include here, let me know, I'll 
see if I can stuff as time and relevance permits.


The page is called simply Other OS Software (never been good at finding 
imaginative names!) at http://www.dilwyn.me.uk/other/index.html


Dilwyn 


___
QL-Users Mailing List


[Ql-Users] Issue 6 PCB diagrams

2018-08-15 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
Back in about March 2014, someone sent me revised circuit diagrams for issue 5 
and 6 QL circuit boards, which are on my website at 
http://www.dilwyn.me.uk/docs/hardware/index.html (scroll down to “QL Circuit 
Diagram”. Unfortunately (great embarrassment), I didn’t keep a note of the 
author’s name and Marcel has asked me to pass on some important further updates 
to the author.

Anybody prepared to “own up” who it was?

(Marcel says whoever it was is welcome to contact him direct if preferred).

Dilwyn Jones
___
QL-Users Mailing List

[Ql-Users] QL Pawn

2018-08-10 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
Thanks to the former Magnetic Scrolls team; QL Pawn has now been added to 
the Sinclair QL Homepage - 
http://www.dilwyn.me.uk/games/adventures/index.html as freeware.


Rich Mellor has sent me both a floppy disk image version, and a zip file 
containing the three MDV images and a short instruction file telling you 
which microdrive image goes in which slot and when to change to the third 
cartridge image.


Description of The Pawn available on the QL Wiki at 
https://qlwiki.qlforum.co.uk/doku.php?id=qlwiki:ql_pawn[]=pawn


Dilwyn 


___
QL-Users Mailing List


Re: [Ql-Users] Front Page

2018-05-21 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
Screenshot graphics may not make it through to this list, they seem to get 
filtered out. I'll see if I can get screenshots and put them on QL Forum 
instead.


Dilwyn

-Original Message- 
From: Giorgio Garabello via Ql-Users

Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 7:15 PM
To: ql-us...@q-v-d.com
Cc: Giorgio Garabello
Subject: Re: [Ql-Users] Front Page

there's any screenshot?

Giorgio

<http://www.avg.com/email-signature?utm_medium=email_source=link_campaign=sig-email_content=webmail>
Mail
priva di virus. www.avg.com
<http://www.avg.com/email-signature?utm_medium=email_source=link_campaign=sig-email_content=webmail>
<#DAB4FAD8-2DD7-40BB-A1B8-4E2AA1F9FDF2>

2018-05-21 19:50 GMT+02:00 Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users <
ql-users@lists.q-v-d.com>:


I'm pleased to announce that Peter Chambers of GAP Software has given
permission for the Front Page range of QL desktop publishing programs to 
be

made available as freeware.

So I have made available copies of Front Page, Front Page Extra and Front
Page Extra 2 programs.

Front Page was the first version and can run on unexpanded systems.
Front Page Extra was an enhanced version.
Front Page Extra 2 added even more facilities such as higher resolution
fonts.

I've included manuals for FP Extra and FP Extra 2 as scanned Word and PDF
files. Unfortunately, I don't have a copy of the manual for the original
version, so if anyone has a copy which could be scanned and made 
available,

please get in touch.

Download the Front Page programs from the Graphics page on my website at
http://www.dilwyn.me.uk/graphics/index.html

Dilwyn

___
QL-Users Mailing List


___
QL-Users Mailing List

---
This email has been checked for viruses by AVG.
https://www.avg.com 


___
QL-Users Mailing List


[Ql-Users] Front Page

2018-05-21 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
I'm pleased to announce that Peter Chambers of GAP Software has given 
permission for the Front Page range of QL desktop publishing programs to be 
made available as freeware.


So I have made available copies of Front Page, Front Page Extra and Front 
Page Extra 2 programs.


Front Page was the first version and can run on unexpanded systems.
Front Page Extra was an enhanced version.
Front Page Extra 2 added even more facilities such as higher resolution 
fonts.


I've included manuals for FP Extra and FP Extra 2 as scanned Word and PDF 
files. Unfortunately, I don't have a copy of the manual for the original 
version, so if anyone has a copy which could be scanned and made available, 
please get in touch.


Download the Front Page programs from the Graphics page on my website at 
http://www.dilwyn.me.uk/graphics/index.html


Dilwyn

___
QL-Users Mailing List


Re: [Ql-Users] QPC2 4.04 BUG

2018-04-23 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
If you had run the version of the program with an OPEN #1 statement in it at 
line 5400, that may have caused or contributed to the problem. After my 
initial set of comments, I didn't get another chance to look at the program 
so I don't know at what stage that was changed.


I'll add the program to my site when I get back later.

Dilwyn

-Original Message- 
From: Rich Mellor via Ql-Users

Sent: Monday, April 23, 2018 10:07 AM
To: ql-us...@q-v-d.com
Cc: Rich Mellor
Subject: Re: [Ql-Users] QPC2 4.04 BUG

On 23/04/2018 09:57, Bob Spelten via Ql-Users wrote:
Op Sun, 22 Apr 2018 18:00:20 +0200 schreef RWAP Software via Ql-Users 
:



Does anyone know why the following in QPC2 reports "Invalid Channel ID"

WINDOW 448,200,32,16
PAPER #1,3

In fact, any attempt to change #1 after the WINDOW command reports an 
invalid channel.



Tested on a bare QPC2v404, this could happen if channel #1 is closed.
The WINDOW command does then not produce an error on the default channel, 
which will be #0 now, but the PAPER #1 command does.


Bob


On QPC2 v4.04 here I didn't have to close anything - I just entered the
two commands above as soon as it started

As stated, this does not happen in v4.05 so there must be something
which has been altered



--
Rich Mellor
RWAP Services
Specialist Enuuk Auction Programming Services

www.rwapservices.co.uk

___
QL-Users Mailing List

---
This email has been checked for viruses by AVG.
http://www.avg.com 


___
QL-Users Mailing List


[Ql-Users] SMSQ/E manual update

2018-04-20 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
Version 1.05 of the SMSQ/E Manual is now available from the eBooks page on 
my website. The list of updates is:


Updated notes for DRVCHK and DRVLINK utility programs.
Added documentation for new FSEND_EVENT function.
Q68 SMSQ/E pages added.
SMSQ/E Troubleshooting section updated by Wolfgang Lenerz.

Download in a number of formats from
http://www.dilwyn.me.uk/docs/ebooks/index.html

or read online at
http://www.dilwyn.me.uk/docs/ebooks/smsqe/SMSQE_A4.htm


Dilwyn 


___
QL-Users Mailing List


Re: [Ql-Users] QLSD Drivers

2018-04-17 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users

Wolfgang Lenerz wrote:
new QL-SD drivers for QXL.WIN style container files are on my site 
(wlenerz.com/qlsd).

These are much improved versions by Marcel Kilgus.
They should work with later QDOS versions (e.g. JS, MG), Minerva, SMSQ/E.

For reliable use with GC or SGC, an update of the Chip may be necessary.

The sources will be included in the next SMSQ/E version.

Thank you Wolfgang (and Marcel).

Brings us slightly closer to a single filing system across all systems.

Dilwyn
___
QL-Users Mailing List


[Ql-Users] SerMouse

2018-04-14 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users


SERMouse is a software driver from Albin Hessler to connect a serial PC 
mouse to one of the serial ports SER1 or SER2 of a QL. A specially wired 
adaptor cable is necessary between the mouse connector and the QL serial 
port. The driver exists both, in a 2-button mouse (Microsoft mode 
compatible) and a 3-button mouse (PC mouse systems compatible) version.


Albin Hessler gave Marcel Kilgus permission to release the SerMouse software 
as freeware, so version 3.04 of the software is currently available. I’ve 
added it to the Pointer Environment page on my website to download free of 
charge.


A manual is also available to download in Word and PDF formats, which 
includes wiring details of the mouse cable adapter needed for QL serial 
ports. Unfortunately, at the time of writing, I don’t know if the manual is 
for the same version of the mouse software.


Download from http://www.dilwyn.me.uk/pe/index.html

___
QL-Users Mailing List

Re: [Ql-Users] Graphic objects and padding

2018-04-13 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users

Could someone please explain the rules to me regarding the padding of
graphics objects for the two main formats: Sprites and Pics/PSA?

I thought Id worked it all out, at least for some modes, but my rule-
book does not appear to be complete, nor provide stable answers in all
cases. Also, there are some  formats Im not able to test.. So now Im
confused and would like to get a "definitive" take on the matter.

(...)


As I understand it,
Sprites must always be padded to Longs for all modes QL or GD2.

PIC/PSA must be padded for modes 4 & 8.
The GD2 modes 16 to 33 should/need not be padded and some viewers may have 
problems if they are.

SQRview will detect excess padding and not show it.

Bob
This agrees with my experience of sprites and PIC files from when I was 
writing Q-Dock. Some unusual things can happen if the sprites aren't long 
word padded.


I haven't much experience of PSA files, but since they are essentially PIC 
files with an extra long word in the preamble, I would assume they would 
handle exactly the same as PIC files after taking the extra long word into 
account.


Dilwyn 


___
QL-Users Mailing List


[Ql-Users] Computer One Pascal

2018-04-13 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
Has anyone managed to use the Computer One Pascal from my website 
successfully on QPC2?


It seems to unzip OK, but someone has indicated that it might not run OK, in 
particular a problem with the file called "pfile". The symptons are that the 
main menu appears incomplete and cursor won't move.


I don't know anything about Pascal so I have to ask for help on this one.

Dilwyn 


___
QL-Users Mailing List


[Ql-Users] Classic Adventures

2018-04-05 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users

Classic Adventures

John Jones-Steele, who ran Abersoft in the 1980s, has given permission for the 
Classic Adventures package to be released as freeware.

The package includes two text adventure games, "The Adventure" and "Mordon's 
Quest". The first is based on the famous adventure game by Crowther and Woods, 
the first of its kind, while the second is a loosely- related but original 
sequel. Both should run on an unexpanded QL and are configured to run from 
MDV1. Use up and down cursor keys in the boot program to select which adventure 
you want or the clone program, then press SPACE to start the option selected.

No manual so I have added a short review from QL World magazine plus a couple 
of screen dumps.

It's available to download from my site's Adventure Games page at 
http://www.dilwyn.me.uk/games/adventures/index.html

Dilwyn
___
QL-Users Mailing List


[Ql-Users] Stuart Honeyball

2018-03-29 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
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.

Dilwyn Jones
___
QL-Users Mailing List

[Ql-Users] Sector X game

2018-03-27 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
Sector X, a fun shoot 'em up game from Horst Spierling, is now available to 
download as freeware.


Needs 256K RAM and Minerva.

Download it from the Games page on my site:

http://www.dilwyn.me.uk/games/index.html
or
http://www.greybeardz.com/games/index.html 


___
QL-Users Mailing List


Re: [Ql-Users] Menu_rext_english

2018-03-11 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
Course you can, just read the instructions. I can't just keep doing every 
little thing for you. Someone else willing ot help Simon for a change?


Dilwyn

-Original Message- 
From: simon629--- via Ql-Users

Sent: Sunday, March 11, 2018 10:37 AM
To: ql-us...@q-v-d.com
Cc: simon...@sky.com
Subject: Re: [Ql-Users] Menu_rext_english

Please Dilwyn I can run Programs Like QSpread and QD Editor Text Editor  OK 
Thanks Dilwyn for all your help



   On Sunday, 11 March 2018, 10:31, Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users 
<ql-users@lists.q-v-d.com> wrote:




Hi Everyone does Menu_rext_english does it work on LaunchPad OK
Thankssimon629Simon Foster


Menu_rext is not a required extension needed for Launchpad, according to
its page on Dilwyn's site.
Launchpad is/has its own file manager and probably doesn't use anything
from Menu_rext.

Bob

I confirm - Launchpad does not use the menu_rext file selection menus (or
any of the other menus) - it has its own file selection menus, for example.

But Launchpad does not object to the presence of menu_rext at all, it is
perfectly OK to include menu_rext in the Launchpad boot program for the
benefit of other programs if you wish.

At the time Launchpad was written, menu_rext was a commercial software, I
would have had to pay a royalty to include menu_rext, so I designed my own
file selection menus using Easymenu and subsequently used them in most of my
programs. It involves a bit more programming for me, but the benefits are
that all my programs use similar menus and I can more easily "tweak" the
code and appearance if I wish by keeping the core routines of many of my
programs as a "library" of routines I can reuse.

Dilwyn

___
QL-Users Mailing List



___
QL-Users Mailing List

---
This email has been checked for viruses by AVG.
http://www.avg.com 


___
QL-Users Mailing List


Re: [Ql-Users] Menu_rext_english

2018-03-11 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
Hi Everyone does Menu_rext_english does it work on LaunchPad OK 
Thankssimon629Simon Foster


Menu_rext is not a required extension needed for Launchpad, according to 
its page on Dilwyn's site.
Launchpad is/has its own file manager and probably doesn't use anything 
from Menu_rext.


Bob
I confirm - Launchpad does not use the menu_rext file selection menus (or 
any of the other menus) - it has its own file selection menus, for example.


But Launchpad does not object to the presence of menu_rext at all, it is 
perfectly OK to include menu_rext in the Launchpad boot program for the 
benefit of other programs if you wish.


At the time Launchpad was written, menu_rext was a commercial software, I 
would have had to pay a royalty to include menu_rext, so I designed my own 
file selection menus using Easymenu and subsequently used them in most of my 
programs. It involves a bit more programming for me, but the benefits are 
that all my programs use similar menus and I can more easily "tweak" the 
code and appearance if I wish by keeping the core routines of many of my 
programs as a "library" of routines I can reuse.


Dilwyn 


___
QL-Users Mailing List


Re: [Ql-Users] Sjef vd Molengraaf

2018-03-09 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users

Thank you for letting us know, Bob.

I met Sjef at one of the Eindhoven meetings many years ago, and corresponded 
with him from time to time.


His contribution to the Dutch QL scene will be fondly remembered by many I 
am sure.


Dilwyn Jones

-Original Message- 
From: Bob Spelten via Ql-Users

Sent: Friday, March 09, 2018 3:35 PM
To: ql-users
Cc: Bob Spelten
Subject: [Ql-Users] Sjef vd Molengraaf


I am sad to inform you all that Sjef van de Molengraaf passed away earlier
this week at the age of 73.
As long time secretary of the Dutch SIN_QL_AIR foundation he will be
remembered by many international QL'ers. He was the driving force behind
many great Eindhoven meetings during the 90's and later, until they ended
in October 2008.
He seldom posted on this list but it kept him informed of what was going
on in the QL community.

Our thoughts are with his family.

Bob

--
The BSJR QL software site at: "http://members.upc.nl/b.spelten/ql/;
___
QL-Users Mailing List

---
This email has been checked for viruses by AVG.
http://www.avg.com 


___
QL-Users Mailing List


Re: [Ql-Users] Buying DATA DESIGN Version 4.12

2018-02-27 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
Pleased to say that thanks to a user in The Netherlands, DataDesign 4.12 
update (German and English executables and a version.asm updates file only) 
has now been added to the Prowess page on my website.


Apparently this is a high colour update to the program.

Dilwyn

-Original Message- 
From: Wolfgang Lenerz via Ql-Users

Sent: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 12:28 PM
To: ql-us...@q-v-d.com
Cc: Wolfgang Lenerz
Subject: Re: [Ql-Users] Buying DATA DESIGN Version 4.12

Hi,

Datadesign is freeware now, you should be able to get it from Dilwyn's
site (perhap in the prowess section).

HTH

Wolfgang
Hi Everyone can you help me does anyone no where I can Buy DATA DESIGN 
Version 4.12 FromOK Thanks

simon629Simon Foster
___
QL-Users Mailing List



___
QL-Users Mailing List

---
This email has been checked for viruses by AVG.
http://www.avg.com 


___
QL-Users Mailing List


Re: [Ql-Users] Buying DATA DESIGN Version 4.12

2018-02-27 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
Based on what Simon told me, I think the most recent version on my site is 
4.09. If anyone has a more recent copy I'd gladly add it.


Dilwyn

-Original Message- 
From: Wolfgang Lenerz via Ql-Users

Sent: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 12:28 PM
To: ql-us...@q-v-d.com
Cc: Wolfgang Lenerz
Subject: Re: [Ql-Users] Buying DATA DESIGN Version 4.12

Hi,

Datadesign is freeware now, you should be able to get it from Dilwyn's
site (perhap in the prowess section).

HTH

Wolfgang
Hi Everyone can you help me does anyone no where I can Buy DATA DESIGN 
Version 4.12 FromOK Thanks

simon629Simon Foster
___
QL-Users Mailing List



___
QL-Users Mailing List

---
This email has been checked for viruses by AVG.
http://www.avg.com 


___
QL-Users Mailing List


Re: [Ql-Users] QL 2002 The DVD

2018-02-20 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users

Darren Branagh wrote:

Urs has already put a few of the interviews on his channel some time ago 
in

reduced quality, but this is the first time its been available in its
entirety as originally distributed and in DVD quality, including the menus
and slide information, which were done on a rostrum camera at london post.


Thanks Darren. I've updated the page to include those links to the 
individual chapters for anyone not wishing to download the entire DVD.

http://www.dilwyn.me.uk/ql2002dvd/index.html

Dilwyn



___
QL-Users Mailing List


Re: [Ql-Users] QL 2002 The DVD

2018-02-20 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
You're welcome if you wish to do so. It has been uploaded to greybeardz.com 
too.


If anyone is familiar with the process, it could probably do with uploading 
to a more permanent web archive.


I have converted the files to mp4 with Handbrake (it'll do .avi as well I 
think), though I haven't looked at whether it'll reduce the resolution to 
make smaller video files for those who wish to view on mobile for example. 
Seems pointless uploading those at the moment as they're almost as large as 
what's on the DVD, but if there is interest in having lower resolution 
copies online I'll see what I can do. Although Darren gave permission for me 
to put it online, I'd suggest out of courtesy that if you wish to put it on 
You-Tube for example that you ask Darren first.


I chose to upload the .iso image of the DVD as it includes some QL software 
on the DVD too which would be lost if it was made into just 10 chapters of 
video files.


Perhaps if you do re-host I could include the URL on my page as an 
"alternative" location in case i do run into bandwidth issues - I confess I 
don't know from memory what my monthly bandwidth is!


Dilwyn

-Original Message- 
From: Dave Park via Ql-Users

Sent: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 4:39 PM
To: ql-us...@q-v-d.com
Cc: Dave Park
Subject: Re: [Ql-Users] QL 2002 The DVD

Downloading now, since I probably have the fastest connection. I can
re-host if you like, to reduce Dilwyn's bandwidth bill?

Dave

On Tue, Feb 20, 2018 at 3:44 AM, Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users <
ql-users@lists.q-v-d.com> wrote:


Darren Branagh has kindly given me permission to make available an .iso
image of "QL 2002 The DVD". Being an .iso image, you can burn your own 
copy

of the DVD for posterity with most DVD burner software. A scanned image of
the DVD sleeve is also available.

It was originally released in 2002 by Q-Celt Computing in Ireland, edited
and produced by Stephen Reyal and Darren Branagh.

The DVD was shot on location at the 2002 Quanta Annual General Meeting and
Workshop in Manchester and gives an insight into the QL scene at that 
time,

some 20 years after the QL was first conceived by Sinclair Research.

Presented by Darren Branagh, there are interviews with key players in the
QL world, historical information, a tour around the dealers' tables and a
look in on the Quanta AGM itself.

Please note that this is a very large file to download. The .iso image is
about 3GB in size even when zipped.

My thanks to Simon Foster whose request to locate a copy of the DVD led to
me seeking permission to make this available.

Download from http://www.dilwyn.me.uk/ql2002dvd/index.html

Dilwyn
___
QL-Users Mailing List





--
Dave Park
d...@sinclairql.com
___
QL-Users Mailing List

---
This email has been checked for viruses by AVG.
http://www.avg.com 


___
QL-Users Mailing List


[Ql-Users] QL 2002 The DVD

2018-02-20 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
Darren Branagh has kindly given me permission to make available an .iso 
image of "QL 2002 The DVD". Being an .iso image, you can burn your own copy 
of the DVD for posterity with most DVD burner software. A scanned image of 
the DVD sleeve is also available.


It was originally released in 2002 by Q-Celt Computing in Ireland, edited 
and produced by Stephen Reyal and Darren Branagh.


The DVD was shot on location at the 2002 Quanta Annual General Meeting and 
Workshop in Manchester and gives an insight into the QL scene at that time, 
some 20 years after the QL was first conceived by Sinclair Research.


Presented by Darren Branagh, there are interviews with key players in the QL 
world, historical information, a tour around the dealers' tables and a look 
in on the Quanta AGM itself.


Please note that this is a very large file to download. The .iso image is 
about 3GB in size even when zipped.


My thanks to Simon Foster whose request to locate a copy of the DVD led to 
me seeking permission to make this available.


Download from http://www.dilwyn.me.uk/ql2002dvd/index.html

Dilwyn 


___
QL-Users Mailing List


Re: [Ql-Users] Some QL Newbie Questions: Modern video and storage upgrades for QL

2018-01-06 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
> What is the easiest way to connect a QL to a modern VGA or HDMI monitor?  
If you are not already on there, I'd seriously consider joining The QL Forum 
www.qlforum.co.uk

You can read the articles without signing up, but signing up is completely free 
and allows you to post questions, contribute and ask others question.

I've always found it so helpful and most people gladly offer to help each other 
in a real community spirit.

There have been a lot of discussions on there about modern monitor connections. 
For example, here is one discussion thread I contributed to with my experiences 
of a SCART to HDMI converter which autoscaled the QL display for me to use with 
my kitchen TV via HDMI as a monitor for example (I had to buy a QL video to 
SCART lead, but that was small cost to being able to connect to a more modern 
screen than the old CRT monitor I used to use).

http://www.qlforum.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=2=770=5861=scart+to+hdmi#p5861

QL Forum has a pretty good search box on its home page - just type in "SCART to 
HDMI" for example (without the quotes)  and it will list the discussion threads 
which talk about those devices.

WIth the device I bought, I was lucky, auto-scaling allowed the entire 512 
pixel width to be viewed on that set, but you don't always experience this. A 
simple QL to SCART lead plugged direct to a SCART lead will often overscan 
slightly, causing you to lose a couple of text characters off either or both 
edges of the screen (effectively limiting you to viewing about 480 of the 
available 512 pixels, or about 80 columns out of the possible 85 columns of the 
video screen). The point being that any such video connection is almost certain 
to be much better than connecting the RF output from the QL to the aerial input 
on a TV set, which in most cases would give pretty dire results.

I've never tried one of the something to VGA converters I'm afraid.

Dilwyn
___
QL-Users Mailing List

Re: [Ql-Users] QL ROM versions

2018-01-06 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
>> before the sale to Amstrad. It includes the copyright message 'Copyright 
>> 1985 Sirius Cybernetics' (whoever they were).
> 
> http://hitchhikersguidetoearth.wikia.com/wiki/Sirius_Cybernetics_Corporation
> 
> So Im guessing it was a joke!
> 
> Graeme
Ha ha!

Various people have had the ROM itself working, but having read that I can see 
how the name itself might have been a joke!

Dilwyn
___
QL-Users Mailing List

Re: [Ql-Users] Your confirmation is required to join the Ql-Users mailing list

2018-01-06 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
 Rather than relying on someone else (list owner Bruce Nicholls) to do the work 
for you, read the instructions on how to do it yourself here:
http://lists.q-v-d.com/listinfo.cgi/ql-users-q-v-d.com
or I have some notes on it here (I have no connection to the list itself and 
would not be able to offer to do it on your behalf - since the link above is to 
the list owner's page I'd trust the info there more than at the link below):
http://www.dilwyn.me.uk/gen/emaillst/maillist.html

Dilwyn
On ‎Friday‎, ‎January‎ ‎5‎, ‎2018‎ ‎09‎:‎09‎:‎58‎ ‎AM‎ ‎GMT, Andrew Fleming 
via Ql-Users  wrote:  
 
 Please remove me from this mailing list

Thanks



-Original Message-
From: Ql-Users [mailto:ql-users-boun...@lists.q-v-d.com] On Behalf Of 
ql-users-q-v-d.com-confirm+838867f7ea6424aa3c7354d819050263ad0b0...@lists.q-v-d.com
Sent: 20 November 2017 11:59
To: Andrew Fleming 
Subject: Your confirmation is required to join the Ql-Users mailing list

Mailing list subscription confirmation notice for mailing list Ql-Users

We have received a request from 194.80.238.40 for subscription of your email 
address, "andrew.flem...@stmarys.ac.uk", to the ql-users@lists.q-v-d.com 
mailing list.  To confirm that you want to be added to this mailing list, 
simply reply to this message, keeping the
Subject: header intact.  Or visit this web page:

    
http://lists.q-v-d.com/confirm.cgi/ql-users-q-v-d.com/838867f7ea6424aa3c7354d819050263ad0b0629


Or include the following line -- and only the following line -- in a message to 
ql-users-requ...@lists.q-v-d.com:

    confirm 838867f7ea6424aa3c7354d819050263ad0b0629

Note that simply sending a `reply' to this message should work from most mail 
readers, since that usually leaves the Subject: line in the right form 
(additional "Re:" text in the Subject: is okay).

If you do not wish to be subscribed to this list, please simply disregard this 
message.  If you think you are being maliciously subscribed to the list, or 
have any other questions, send them to ql-users-ow...@lists.q-v-d.com.

*
Disclaimer

This email may contain privileged, proprietary, or otherwise private 
information and is intended solely for the individual to whom it is addressed.

If you are not the intended recipient, we are sorry that you have received this 
email in error. Please note that any use, dissemination, forwarding, printing, 
or copying is strictly prohibited. Please contact the sender, do not open any 
attachments, and delete the email immediately.

Any views and opinions are those of the individual sender and not necessarily 
those of St Mary's University Twickenham.

Please rely on your own anti-malware software. No responsibility is taken by 
the sender for any damage rising out of any infection.

We reserve the right to monitor e-mail messages passing through our network as 
permitted under UK law.

*
___
QL-Users Mailing List
  
___
QL-Users Mailing List

[Ql-Users] QL ROM versions

2018-01-06 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
One of the messages on this subject seems to have vanished since I sent it, but 
then Yahoo has been playing up big time for me this morning.
The initials JM stood for the name of Sinclair engineer John Mathieson I 
remember reading somewhere back in the mists of time. It wouldn't have been 
'Jochen Merz' as, although he's probably done more than most for the QL over 
the years and would deserve the recognition, he was not working at Sinclair and 
only really became known to the QL scene well after the QL was launched,
Although I found the alternative names for the ROM versions discussed by 
Tobias, Jan etc very amusing, I always thought that 'FB' stood for "F*ing Bad" 
(that's "Flaming Bad" before anyone thinks otherwise!)
Dilwyn
___
QL-Users Mailing List


[Ql-Users] QL ROM versions

2018-01-06 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
Sorry if several half complete emails came through from me just now, Yahoo Mail 
seems to randomly send emails when I try to edit a reply this morning, so I'll 
start afresh with a new blank message.
The Tyche ROM was the last QL ROM developed, but it wasn't for the QL strictly 
speaking, it was for an unreleased derivative in the final days before the sale 
to Amstrad. It includes the copyright message 'Copyright 1985 Sirius 
Cybernetics' (whoever they were).
David Westbury made a ROM listing and notes on new commands etc in Tyche, which 
are available on my website at http://www.dilwyn.me.uk/qlrom/tycheasm.zip
According to Wikipedia:
Tyche (English: /ˈtaɪki/; from Greek: Τύχη, meaning "luck"; Roman equivalent: 
Fortuna) was the presiding tutelary deity that governed the fortune and 
prosperity of a city, its destiny. She is the daughter of Aphrodite and Zeus or 
Hermes.
Since some of the same people may have been involved in the development of both 
the Tyche ROM and the Hermes chip and the Minerva ROM, the link of Greek/Roman 
deity names is apparent.
The Minerva ROM is not a Sinclair development, rather it was developed by 
Laurence Reeves, Jonathan Oakley and Stuart McKnight at QView well after the 
days of Sinclair, later sold by Tony Firshman at TF Services. QView amusingly 
referred to themselves as The QView International Megacorporation or something 
like that at one time IIRC.
Dilwyn
___
QL-Users Mailing List

Re: [Ql-Users] Ql-Users Digest, Vol 167, Issue 5

2018-01-06 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
 Somewhere in the back of my mind is the information that 'JM' was the initials 
of Sinclair engineer John Mathieson (can't remember if that's the correct 
spelling or not).
It won't be Jochen Merz because although he probably rightly deserves the fame 
for his sterling work as a QL trader over the years, he wasn't part of the 
Sinclair company and only became known to the QL scene well after the QL was 
launched.
It's quite possible that only Sinclair staff such as Tony Tebby or Jan Jones or 
Jonathan Oakley would be able to fully answer this - the people who were 
involved in QL development and remember what was going on in the minds of the 
ROM developers and significant events in the company at the time.
Anyway, I preferred the more light hearted explanations offered here. I always 
thought that 'FB' stood for 'F*ing Bad' (that's Flaming Bad before anyone 
thinks otherwise).
Dilwyn

On ‎Saturday‎, ‎January‎ ‎6‎, ‎2018‎ ‎01‎:‎18‎:‎20‎ ‎AM‎ ‎GMT, Paolo Del 
Bene via Ql-Users  wrote:  
 
 On 5 Jan 2018 10:06 p.m.,  wrote:

Send Ql-Users mailing list submissions to
        ql-users@lists.q-v-d.com

To subscribe or unsubscribe via the World Wide Web, visit
        http://lists.q-v-d.com/listinfo.cgi/ql-users-q-v-d.com
or, via email, send a message with subject or body 'help' to
        ql-users-requ...@lists.q-v-d.com

You can reach the person managing the list at
        ql-users-ow...@lists.q-v-d.com

When replying, please edit your Subject line so it is more specific
than "Re: Contents of Ql-Users digest..."


Today's Topics:

  1. Re: Ql-Users Digest, Vol 167, Issue 2 (Jan Bredenbeek)
  2. Re: Ql-Users Digest, Vol 167, Issue 2 (pjwitte)
3. Re: Ql-Users Digest, Vol 167, Issue

  4 (Paolo Del Bene)

    I found the name of AH which is Angela's Holiday, I suppose that JM is
Jochen Merz and I don't know for JS, MG, MINERVA.



--

Message: 1
Date: Fri, 5 Jan 2018 17:35:03 +0100
From: Jan Bredenbeek 
To: ql-us...@q-v-d.com
Subject: Re: [Ql-Users] Ql-Users Digest, Vol 167, Issue 2
Message-ID:
        

[Ql-Users] Q68 page

2017-11-28 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
I've started a page for the Q68 on my site. At the moment (thanks to Peter 
Graf) it has the Q68 mainboard user's manual and a small utility for setting 
the realtime clock on a Q68. Further Q68 stuff will be added as and when 
becomes available.


http://www.dilwyn.me.uk/q68/index.htmlor the mirror at 
http://www.greybeardz.com/q68/index.html


Dilwyn 


___
QL-Users Mailing List


Re: [Ql-Users] Dock

2017-11-10 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
The icons are standard GD2 sprites. Q-Dock currently only handles that one 
small size.


Dilwyn

-Original Message- 
From: Derek via Ql-Users

Sent: Friday, November 10, 2017 6:52 PM
To: ql-us...@q-v-d.com
Cc: Derek
Subject: Re: [Ql-Users] Dock

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
___
QL-Users Mailing List
___
QL-Users Mailing List

---
This email has been checked for viruses by AVG.
http://www.avg.com 


___
QL-Users Mailing List


Re: [Ql-Users] EXT_PROC

2017-11-09 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
I've OCRed Chapter 15 from my copy of the manual and placed it as PDF and 
Word DOC file at http://www.dilwyn.me.uk/qlib/index.html


Would be delighted if it could be added to the manual already on that page.

Note that it was done in a hurry and I've only hurriedly gone through the 
OCRed file so there are probably dozens of misstakkes in it.


Dilwyn

-Original Message- 
From: SMSQE

Sent: Thursday, November 09, 2017 1:28 PM
To: ql-us...@q-v-d.com
Cc: 'Dilwyn Jones'
Subject: RE: [Ql-Users] EXT_PROC

My version of QLIB didn't come with such a supplement for some reason, so it
won't be in the manual I created. If I can get the supplement, I'll update
the manual.

Jon

-Original Message-
From: Ql-Users [mailto:ql-users-boun...@lists.q-v-d.com] On Behalf Of Dilwyn
Jones via Ql-Users
Sent: 09 November 2017 01:01
To: ql-us...@q-v-d.com
Cc: Dilwyn Jones <dilwy...@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [Ql-Users] EXT_PROC


Chapter 15!?

An 8 page supplement entitled "Release 3.3 Enhancements"

Headings (to give you an idea what it covers):

Introduction
Notes For Minerva Users
SuperBASIC Changes With Minerva
WHEN Handling
WHEN ERROR
Entering WHEN ERROR
Exiting WHEN ERROR
Turning Off WHEN ERROR
WHEN ERROR and Q_ERR
WHEN ERROR in compiled programs
WHEN ERROR and Externals
WHEN variable
Stopping WHEN Processing
WHEN variable in compiled programs
Trace Options
Error Console
Free Running Procedures
QLIB_SYS
New Error Messages

If anyone has time to OCR this I'll gladly post it on my QLib page - I'm
afraid I don't know if the information has been integrated into the v3.36
manual on my site or not.

Dilwyn

___
QL-Users Mailing List


---
This email has been checked for viruses by AVG.
http://www.avg.com 


___
QL-Users Mailing List


Re: [Ql-Users] EXT_PROC

2017-11-08 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users

Chapter 15!?

An 8 page supplement entitled "Release 3.3 Enhancements"

Headings (to give you an idea what it covers):

Introduction
Notes For Minerva Users
SuperBASIC Changes With Minerva
WHEN Handling
WHEN ERROR
Entering WHEN ERROR
Exiting WHEN ERROR
Turning Off WHEN ERROR
WHEN ERROR and Q_ERR
WHEN ERROR in compiled programs
WHEN ERROR and Externals
WHEN variable
Stopping WHEN Processing
WHEN variable in compiled programs
Trace Options
Error Console
Free Running Procedures
QLIB_SYS
New Error Messages

If anyone has time to OCR this I'll gladly post it on my QLib page - I'm 
afraid I don't know if the information has been integrated into the v3.36 
manual on my site or not.


Dilwyn 


___
QL-Users Mailing List


Re: [Ql-Users] QMenu v8

2017-09-20 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
IIRC, version 8 only worked on recent systems such as QPC2, or at least had 
only limited functionality on older ones. V7.66 menu_rext is available from 
my website (Programming Utils page) - a manual for either would be quite 
welcome since Marcel has confirmed it'd be OK to make it available.


Dilwyn

-Original Message- 
From: Christopher Cave via Ql-Users

Sent: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 7:20 PM
To: ql-us...@q-v-d.com
Cc: Christopher Cave
Subject: Re: [Ql-Users] QMenu v8

I'm sorry to be so slow but are we talking about the QMenu v8 manual in
front of me?

Christopher Cave

mailto:cc...@cix.co.uk

___
QL-Users Mailing List

---
This email has been checked for viruses by AVG.
http://www.avg.com 



.
___
QL-Users Mailing List


[Ql-Users] Dave Walker's site

2017-09-20 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
I thought that Dave Walker's site had vanished (C68, etc), but on checking with 
him it's now at https://itimpi.updog.co

He's also fixed a broken link to the GNU Text Utilities if anyone's been trying 
to download those...

Dilwyn
___
QL-Users Mailing List


Re: [Ql-Users] Fw: Stupid AND

2017-09-19 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
yes, that's of course the right (and long-winded) way to do it, and I 
always remember that ... once my program has crashed.


Wolfgang

I know the feeling... :-)

Dilwyn



.
___
QL-Users Mailing List


[Ql-Users] Fw: Stupid AND

2017-09-19 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users


I take the point about other basics doing it differently, but this is how
Sinclair BASIC has worked, by building up a value for the overall expression
through splitting up and building up to the final logcal value. The easiest
way around this simple example is using two IFs instead of AND to ensure
(b/a) is never executed (or am I missing something here?)

10 a=0
20 b=10
30 IF a<>0
35   IF (b/a)=5
40 do_something
50   END IF
60 END IF

I agree though, the way you would like it to work would obviously be better.

Dilwyn

-Original Message- 
From: Wolfgang Lenerz via Ql-Users

Sent: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 8:27 PM
To: ql-us...@q-v-d.com
Cc: Wolfgang Lenerz
Subject: [Ql-Users] Stupid AND

Hi all,

Just a rant about the SBasic AND operator.

Suppose this:

10 a=0
20 b=10
30 if (a<>0 AND b/a=5)
40   do_something
50 end if

Run it and what happens?

You get an "overflow" error at line 30.
You get this error because it is trying to evaluate the second condition
(b/a) and failing as a=0 and you can't divide by 0.

BUT WHY IS IT TRYING TO EVALUATE THE SECOND CONDITION IN THE FIRST PLACE?

The first condition (a<>0) is NOT met and so, in any other programming
language I use, the second condition isn't even tested, as the result
will be "false" anyway because of this.

Apparently though, Sbasic still also tests the second condition.

G.

Wolfgang






___
QL-Users Mailing List

---
This email has been checked for viruses by AVG.
http://www.avg.com


.
___
QL-Users Mailing List


Re: [Ql-Users] Stupid AND

2017-09-19 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users

I take it Dave means it fits in 48K, don't expect too much.

Dilwyn

-Original Message- 
From: Wolfgang Lenerz via Ql-Users 
Sent: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 8:55 PM 
To: ql-us...@q-v-d.com 
Cc: Wolfgang Lenerz 
Subject: Re: [Ql-Users] Stupid AND 


On 19/09/2017 21:32, Dave Park via Ql-Users wrote:

Your BASIC interpreter fits in 48K. With room to spare.


And?

(pun intended)



.
___
QL-Users Mailing List


[Ql-Users] Lear PCB Design v7.55

2017-09-18 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
A new update of Malcolm Lear's PCB Design is available from the Graphics page 
on my website. Details of the little bug fix in the REVISIONS.TXT file.

version 7.55  Fixed 1 mil offset correction for snake shape with odd offset.

download free of charge from  http://www.dilwyn.me.uk/graphics/index.html

Dilwyn
___
QL-Users Mailing List


Re: [Ql-Users] QPAC2 bug

2017-09-05 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users

Hi Giorgio,

I have been able to reproduce this with QPAC2 v1.45 in mode 32 with
1920x1080 resolution, but I cannot pin it down to a certain action or set of
actions.

It seems to happen when QPAc2 is enlarged to fill the window at that
resolution, a large list of files, and the file being viewed in View window
of the Files menu causes the pointer to go to the extreme right near or on
the scroll bar.

That's as close as I've been able to pin it down, sorry.

Dilwyn

-Original Message- 
From: Giorgio Garabello via Ql-Users

Sent: Tuesday, September 05, 2017 10:13 PM
To: ql-us...@q-v-d.com
Cc: Giorgio Garabello
Subject: Re: [Ql-Users] QPAC2 bug

Someone else can try?

Il 05 set 2017 19:56, "Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users"

ha scritto:


Giorgio Garabello via Ql-Users wrote:
> we ((Francois Van Emelen and I) have found a bug in the QPAC2 internal
file
> viewer if the screen >>= 1440X990 QPC2 crash

Hm, cannot reproduce at 1920x1080.

Marcel

___
QL-Users Mailing List


___
QL-Users Mailing List

---
This email has been checked for viruses by AVG.
http://www.avg.com 


___
QL-Users Mailing List


Re: [Ql-Users] Qbase

2017-09-05 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users

you can use the system palette :-D
Indeed, thanks to the work of the operating system people (Marcel and 
Wolfgang), the System Palette makes it easy for programs to follow a generic 
colour scheme for programs, a little bit like Windows themes for example.


There's an article about using it from SBASIC on my website at 
http://www.dilwyn.me.uk/docs/smsqegd2/index.html - just scroll down to the 
System Palette section.


Dilwyn 


___
QL-Users Mailing List


[Ql-Users] PCB Design 7.54

2017-09-02 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
A new update of Malcolm Lear's PCB Design program is available to download 
free of charge from my website, at 
http://www.dilwyn.me.uk/graphics/index.html or 
http://www.greybeardz.com/graphics/index.html.


The previous version available from my site was v7.52, so here's a list of 
changes since then:



7.53:

Fixed bug in editing mode logic, present since version 7.51.
Rem'd out development code.
Unassigned variables now initialized.

7.54:

Jedec  SMD  library  components  accuracy  is  improved and are generated 
from raw official data.
Standard  drill  assignments  assumed for old project files and .ncd files 
ignored (used only between version 6.00 and 6.02).

File format revision reported on load.
Auto Gerber/NC Drill now has its own export menu.
Selecting a printer port in a non printing export mode now prompts a 
warning.
Improved code that determines whether the export path should mirror the 
project path.
New  track  snaking  feature  creates  sinusoidal  track offset transitions 
which can be particularly useful for data busses.


Dilwyn 


___
QL-Users Mailing List


[Ql-Users] Photon 0.32

2017-08-29 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
A new update of the Photon JPEG viewer is available. V0.32 fixes a bug in 
the PIC viewer involving unlocked windows.


Download free of charge from

http://www.dilwyn.me.uk/graphics/index.html
or
http://www.greybeardz.com/graphics/index.html

Dilwyn 


___
QL-Users Mailing List


Re: [Ql-Users] For 1 person only - or maybe just 2!

2017-08-29 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
To clarify: yes, the QTYP software itself is still copyrighted software and 
not available to distribute as freeware.


It would be great if it could be made freeware though - the range of 
dictionaries available for it, thanks largely to Geoff, is quite extensive. 
Which is why I am pleased to hear of what Geoff is doing with the 
dictionaries. There are quite a few dictionaries available on my page at 
http://www.dilwyn.me.uk/diction/index.html along with routines to extract 
the word list from the QTYP dictionaries if you want to port them or adapt 
them for word puzzles or other QL software. See how many times you can spot 
Geoff's name on that page :-)


Dilwyn

-Original Message- 
From: Geoff Wicks via Ql-Users

Sent: Tuesday, August 29, 2017 1:44 PM
To: ql-us...@q-v-d.com
Cc: Geoff Wicks
Subject: Re: [Ql-Users] For 1 person only - or maybe just 2!

On 28/08/2017 19:51, Giorgio Garabello via Ql-Users wrote:

Hi Geoff, About your dictionaries ,, Qtyp is still a commercial program?

Giorgio

2017-08-28 20:41 GMT+02:00 Geoff Wicks via Ql-Users <
ql-users@lists.q-v-d.com>:


Thanks for the email. It's a good point, but as it happens the
dictionaries and word lists are all technically my copyright.

Frankly the quality of the non-english dictionaries supplied with QTYP
and otherwise available to QL-ers was very low. I spent a good deal of
time updating and correcting, splitting the english dictionaries into UK
and USA spellings and adding new words. In fact the Dutch and English
dictionaries I supply were largely my own work, but sometimes I had to
call on help from native speakers of the other languages.

I am happy that I can make them freely available to others outside the
QL community,

Best wishes,


Geoff


___
QL-Users Mailing List

---
This email has been checked for viruses by AVG.
http://www.avg.com 


___
QL-Users Mailing List


Re: [Ql-Users] Returning to the QL

2017-08-28 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users

Err, except it wasn't me wot wrote that, Norman!!!

Dilwyn


Dilwyn asked: "...has huge problems with local variables, which seem
to lose their names when out of scope. If anyone knows how to reconnect
local variables to their names when they are out of scope, please let me
know. "


Could you explain, for the old and infirm (me), how you mean "goes out of 
scope", please?


I'm obviously not understanding what you wrote because a variable that goes 
out of scope, in any language, will become undefined, or completely missing, 
surely? Do any value it had, will be 'lost'.


Sorry if I'm being particularly thick this morning!


Cheers,
Norm.
--
Sent from my Android device with K-9 Mail. Please excuse my brevity.
___
QL-Users Mailing List

---
This email has been checked for viruses by AVG.
http://www.avg.com 


___
QL-Users Mailing List


Re: [Ql-Users] Returning to the QL

2017-08-27 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
OK, I've emailed copies of snooper and clock to you, here's a brief 
description of Snooper, from your website originally:


Snooper Basic

This version is Basic source code because I can't get it to work once 
compiled. It needs to be renumbered and merged with your Basic code. It may 
be activated with the BREAKPOINT keyword. For some reason it won't run when 
Turbo Toolkit is loaded. Has huge problems with local variables, which seem 
to lose their names when out of scope. If anyone knows how to reconnect 
local variables to their names when they are out of scope, please let me 
know.  Also only runs on SMSQ/E.


Dilwyn

-Original Message- 
From: Daniel Baum via Ql-Users

Sent: Sunday, August 27, 2017 9:38 PM
To: ql-us...@q-v-d.com
Cc: Daniel Baum
Subject: Re: [Ql-Users] Returning to the QL

Hi DIlwyn,

To be honest, I do not remember writing either of those, and I have no idea
what they do (although "clock" sounds pretty obvious...).

In principle, I have no objection to anything I wrote being made available,
however I would like to have a look at them first to do a bit of QA before
unleashing them on the public.


Thanks,

Daniel

On Sat, Aug 26, 2017 at 11:52 PM, Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users <
ql-users@lists.q-v-d.com> wrote:


Welcome back Daniel! Glad to see you found your software on my site.

At one stage, I had a lot of your programs but lost them in a hard disk
crash some years ago. I still have two zip files called 'snooper' and
'clock' - would it be OK to make them available on my site now I have 
found

them again?

If I find any more of your QL software I'll ask about those too.

Dilwyn

-Original Message- From: Daniel Baum via Ql-Users
Sent: Saturday, August 26, 2017 5:51 PM
To: ql-us...@q-v-d.com
Cc: Daniel Baum
Subject: [Ql-Users] Returning to the QL


Hello,

I originally bought a Sinclair QL some time in the mid 1980s. It was my
main computer for a while, but I eventually replaced it with an Atari ST
and it went into the attic.

A few years later I got back into the QL. I used QPC1 and then QPC2 on
whatever PC I had at the time. I gradually got interested in other things,
and then I seem to remember getting my first PC that had no diskette drive
and so I couldn't run QPC anymore.

During this period (1998 apparently) I wrote a program called Qbase that I
am astonished to find is available from Dilwyn's site and is part of the
Black Phoenix distribution.

So, a while ago I thought I'd see what was happening in the QL world (or
rather, if there still was one) and I found that it still existed and so
here I am, configuring my boot file and trying to get my head around
EasyPtr, again...

Outside the QL World I am actually a professional programmer and also a
linguist and researcher into automatic language analysis and speech
analytics.

It's nice to be reunited with the QL, and also to find so many familiar
names still involved with it.

I do already have a couple of questions, but I think they might be better
in a separate thread.

Regards to all,

Daniel Baum
___
QL-Users Mailing List

---
This email has been checked for viruses by AVG.
http://www.avg.com
___
QL-Users Mailing List


___
QL-Users Mailing List 


___
QL-Users Mailing List


Re: [Ql-Users] Returning to the QL

2017-08-26 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users

Welcome back Daniel! Glad to see you found your software on my site.

At one stage, I had a lot of your programs but lost them in a hard disk 
crash some years ago. I still have two zip files called 'snooper' and 
'clock' - would it be OK to make them available on my site now I have found 
them again?


If I find any more of your QL software I'll ask about those too.

Dilwyn

-Original Message- 
From: Daniel Baum via Ql-Users

Sent: Saturday, August 26, 2017 5:51 PM
To: ql-us...@q-v-d.com
Cc: Daniel Baum
Subject: [Ql-Users] Returning to the QL

Hello,

I originally bought a Sinclair QL some time in the mid 1980s. It was my
main computer for a while, but I eventually replaced it with an Atari ST
and it went into the attic.

A few years later I got back into the QL. I used QPC1 and then QPC2 on
whatever PC I had at the time. I gradually got interested in other things,
and then I seem to remember getting my first PC that had no diskette drive
and so I couldn't run QPC anymore.

During this period (1998 apparently) I wrote a program called Qbase that I
am astonished to find is available from Dilwyn's site and is part of the
Black Phoenix distribution.

So, a while ago I thought I'd see what was happening in the QL world (or
rather, if there still was one) and I found that it still existed and so
here I am, configuring my boot file and trying to get my head around
EasyPtr, again...

Outside the QL World I am actually a professional programmer and also a
linguist and researcher into automatic language analysis and speech
analytics.

It's nice to be reunited with the QL, and also to find so many familiar
names still involved with it.

I do already have a couple of questions, but I think they might be better
in a separate thread.

Regards to all,

Daniel Baum
___
QL-Users Mailing List

---
This email has been checked for viruses by AVG.
http://www.avg.com 


___
QL-Users Mailing List


Re: [Ql-Users] Q-Dock now freeware

2017-08-20 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users

Enlarge: no
Centre: no

Sorry, no time to rewrite at the moment but will take these as suggestions 
for any future rewrite.


Dilwyn

-Original Message- 
From: Giorgio Garabello via Ql-Users

Sent: Sunday, August 20, 2017 8:01 AM
To: ql-us...@q-v-d.com
Cc: Giorgio Garabello
Subject: Re: [Ql-Users] Q-Dock now freeware

I ve done some quick test  Very impressive
One question: is possile to enlarge the dock or center it in the middle?

Il 19 ago 2017 20:28, "Giorgio Garabello" <g.garabe...@gmail.com> ha
scritto:


Good Dilwyn!
A very good news!

2017-08-19 18:24 GMT+02:00 Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users <
ql-users@lists.q-v-d.com>:


I'm pleased to announce that my Q-Dock docking station software for
Window Manager 2 systems has now been made freeware and is available to
download from its own page on my website, where you can find a lot of
information about it, screen dumps, and downloads. The manual is also
available as a Word or PDF file if you prefer that to the Quill DOC file
supplied in the zip files.

Use nice GD2 sprites as icons, and make use of alpha-blend transparency
for the docks.

Download Q-Dock from http://www.dilwyn.me.uk/qdock/index.html

Dilwyn
___
QL-Users Mailing List





___
QL-Users Mailing List

---
This email has been checked for viruses by AVG.
http://www.avg.com 


___
QL-Users Mailing List


Re: [Ql-Users] Launchpad now freeware

2017-08-20 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
If Q-Celt is losing a lot of revenue, then I am missing a HUGE amount of 
royalties from you Darren, he he (only joking!!!)


;-)

Dilwyn

-Original Message- 
From: Darren Branagh via Ql-Users

Sent: Saturday, August 19, 2017 11:42 PM
To: ql-us...@q-v-d.com
Cc: Darren Branagh
Subject: Re: [Ql-Users] Launchpad now freeware

What All that revenue Q-Celt are losing now :-)


Darren Branagh

Sent from My Android Phone.

On 19 Aug 2017 23:40, "Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users" <ql-users@lists.q-v-d.com>
wrote:


My Launchpad software is now available to download as freeware from my
website.

Both version 1 (for older systems) and Launchpad 2 (for WMAN 2 systems)
are available. Go to the Launchpad page to download it - read the
description then click on the link to the Download page.

http://www.dilwyn.me.uk/gen/launchpad/launchpad.html

Dilwyn
___
QL-Users Mailing List


___
QL-Users Mailing List

---
This email has been checked for viruses by AVG.
http://www.avg.com 


___
QL-Users Mailing List


[Ql-Users] Launchpad now freeware

2017-08-19 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
My Launchpad software is now available to download as freeware from my website.

Both version 1 (for older systems) and Launchpad 2 (for WMAN 2 systems) are 
available. Go to the Launchpad page to download it - read the description then 
click on the link to the Download page.

http://www.dilwyn.me.uk/gen/launchpad/launchpad.html 

Dilwyn
___
QL-Users Mailing List


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

2017-08-19 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
I agree, Derek, leaving TK_VER$ unaltered would be a better idea. Thus, 
there is less chance of any change upsetting existing programs, while new 
programs can use the new keyword.


Dilwyn

-Original Message- 
From: Derek via Ql-Users

Sent: Saturday, August 19, 2017 5:23 PM
To: ql-us...@q-v-d.com
Cc: Derek
Subject: Re: [Ql-Users] TURBO and testing it exists

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
___
QL-Users Mailing List
___
QL-Users Mailing List

---
This email has been checked for viruses by AVG.
http://www.avg.com 


___
QL-Users Mailing List

[Ql-Users] Q-Dock now freeware

2017-08-19 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
I'm pleased to announce that my Q-Dock docking station software for Window 
Manager 2 systems has now been made freeware and is available to download from 
its own page on my website, where you can find a lot of information about it, 
screen dumps, and downloads. The manual is also available as a Word or PDF file 
if you prefer that to the Quill DOC file supplied in the zip files.

Use nice GD2 sprites as icons, and make use of alpha-blend transparency for the 
docks.

Download Q-Dock from http://www.dilwyn.me.uk/qdock/index.html 

Dilwyn
___
QL-Users Mailing List


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

2017-08-19 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
It makes sense to be able to identify which version of Turbo Toolkit is 
present. There would be two ways, one is to replace the period with a letter 
to identify which toolkit version, this maintains the length of the version 
string. However, some programs make explicit tests on the version string as 
though it was a number, so adding the version letter as a 5th digit is 
probably better.


Dilwyn

-Original Message- 
From: gdgqler--- via Ql-Users

Sent: Saturday, August 19, 2017 9:21 AM
To: ql-us...@q-v-d.com
Cc: gdgq...@gmail.com
Subject: Re: [Ql-Users] TURBO and testing it exists


On 17 Aug 2017, at 10:25, Tobias Fröschle via Ql-Users 
 wrote:


There is a keyword: TK_VER$, but only returns the version of Turbo 
Toolkit,

which is the same for the SMS and QDOS versions.


I would think it possible to have TK_VER$ print “TK”, “SMS” or “REM” after 
the version number. Is this what people would like?


George


___
QL-Users Mailing List

---
This email has been checked for viruses by AVG.
http://www.avg.com 


___
QL-Users Mailing List

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

2017-08-17 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
In that sense, the easiest way is to load the smallest keyword checking 
extension and just accept the chicken and egg scenario and that there is a 
risk that you may multiply-load that one small extension.


One such extension is Phil Borman's EXISTS (on Toolkits page on my site). Be 
aware that if it is to be used on more than your own system on pre-JS ROMs 
you can't use the extension in the same BASIC boot program that loads it, so 
you'd have to use the first BOOT program to install the EXISTS extension, 
then LRUN a second boot program to actually use it on version AH or JM ROMs.


Another way of doing this which may be good enough for most purposes is to 
assume that all your systems contain Toolkit 2 or a subset of, which 
contains the EXTRAS keyword (most will apart from 128k MDV-only systems). 
This method was suggested to me a long time ago by John Gilpin - send a list 
of EXTRAS to a file somewhere and read that file back to check for a 
keyword. A bit fiddly and prone to go wrong when you have toolkits with 
duplicate keyword names I suppose. Then you could write a little function 
like this (not tested, just quickly wrote it as I type):


DEF FN CHECK_FOR(keyword$)
 LOCAL found%,t$
 found% = 0 : REM assume not found
 OPEN_NEW #3,ram1_test : REM choose your own filename
 EXTRAS #3 : CLOSE #3
 OPEN_IN #3,ram1_test
 REPeat read_back
   IF EOF(#3) : EXIT read_back
   INPUT #3,t$
   IF t$ == keyword$ THEN
 found% = 1 EXIT read_back : REM keyword name matched
   END IF
 END REPeat read_back
 CLOSE #3 : DELETE ram1_test : REM remove the evidence
 RETurn found%
END DEF CHECK_FOR

Then if this function is appended to your boot program, use a line like IF 
CHECK_FOR("TK_VER$") = 1 THEN PRINT"Turbo Toolkit loaded" (or a known 
keyword from another toolkit of course)


Not the full answer you were hoping for but one which can cope with most 
situations apart from unexpanded BBQL.


Dilwyn

-Original Message- 
From: Tobias Fröschlevia Ql-Users

Sent: Thursday, August 17, 2017 10:25 AM
To: ql-us...@q-v-d.com
Cc: Tobias Fröschle
Subject: Re: [Ql-Users] TURBO and testing it exists

Lee,

there are a number of toolkits that allow you to check for specific other 
toolkit commands loaded or not - But this is a bit useless as it leaves you 
with a chicken-and-egg problem: How to check whether the checking toolkit is 
loaded?


Your best bet on SMSQ/E would be a WHEN ERRor clause you place just in front 
of a Toolkit command you are about to execute:


1000 TurboTkLoaded = 1
1010 WHEN ERRor
1020TurboTkLoaded = 0
1030 END WHEN
1040 REMark Execute a Toolkit command
1050 MANIFEST : x = 100
1055 REMark de-activate error checker
1060 WHEN ERRor
1070 END WHEN
1080 PRINT "Turbo Toolkit loaded:"!TurboTkLoaded

On a QL with non-working WHEN ERRor commands (pre-MG) you are a bit doomed, 
the only thing I could probably come up with is writing a BASIC program that 
PEEKs the name list, which is not quite so simple.


Tobias


Am 17.08.2017 um 10:49 schrieb Lee Privett via Ql-Users 
:


I originally posted this on the forum:

Hi community, I have searched for this on the forum but cannot find an
entry but I am sure this has been asked before.

I currently test for the presence of the HBA ROM in a boot program using
VER$ and would like to test for other toolkits, specifically the TURBO
toolkit. Is there a way to do this automatically in a boot so that when
subsequent runs of the boot it is not loaded again in one session?

e.g. for the HBA version I use:

Code: Select all 
IF VER$<>"HBA" THEN
  LRESPR "WIN8_SMSQ_QEM"
END IF


I feel there must be a way to test for TURBO toolkit, any ideas?

A reply from Derek suggested  the following:

There is a keyword: TK_VER$, but only returns the version of Turbo 
Toolkit,

which is the same for the SMS and QDOS versions.

A simple way would be to add "SMS" in the version number. Which would mean
a new version of Turbo Toolkit.

The SMS version calls the SMSQ/E extended traps, where the QDOS does not,
so maybe a test for SMSQ/E extended traps is the way, but I would favour
the about alteration to TK_VER$.

George Gwilt used to maintain Turbo and maybe the Toolkit. I think this
message needs to be posted in the QL-USERS mailing list, George Gwilt 
reads

that list.

Any views at all?

Regards Lee Privett
___
QL-Users Mailing List


___
QL-Users Mailing List

---
This email has been checked for viruses by AVG.
http://www.avg.com 


___
QL-Users Mailing List


Re: [Ql-Users] Function type error

2017-08-10 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
The fact that the function name ends in % doesn't seem to make it an integer 
function (although the QL user guide says that "the type of data returned by 
the function is indicated by the type appended to the function identifier") 
any more than  parameter names have no type until they are set, so parameter 
x% could be float or integer, depending on what it is made when parameters 
are passed.


As a workaround, add INT in line 160

160 IF INT(x%) < i : RETurn INT(x%) : ELSE return INT(i)

Dilwyn

-Original Message- 
From: Michael Bulford via Ql-Users

Sent: Thursday, August 10, 2017 5:54 PM
To: ql-users@lists.q-v-d.com ; ql-users-requ...@lists.q-v-d.com
Subject: [Ql-Users] Function type error

Hi all,
I've no idea whether this has been mentioned before, but consider this … 100 
:110 PRINT #0, Min_Int%(330.7, 440.7)120 PAUSE -1130 STOP140 :150 DEFine 
FuNction Min_Int%(x%,i)160  IF x% < i : RETurn x% : ELSE : RETurn i170  END 
DEFine The correct result should be 331, sincethis is an integer function.On 
QPC2, SBASIC gives the result as 330.7QLiberator likewise also gives 330.7 
Can anything be done? Michael


___
QL-Users Mailing List

---
This email has been checked for viruses by AVG.
http://www.avg.com 


___
QL-Users Mailing List

Re: [Ql-Users] PCB Design v7.52

2017-07-23 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
I did send a similar reply but it doesn't seem to have arrived. I copied the 
original query from Wolfgang to the author (Malcolm Lear) in case he doesn't 
read this list.


Looks like yahoo mail playing up on me again, seem to get two copies of all 
mails to the list and some of my mails don't get through. Hmm...


Dilwyn

-Original Message- 
From: Wolf via Ql-Users

Sent: Sunday, July 23, 2017 6:43 AM
To: ql-us...@q-v-d.com
Subject: Re: [Ql-Users] PCB Design v7.52

Hi Michael,


There is the -Q1 option in unzip to reverse the "_" <-> "."
Eg. EX unzip,#1; "-Q1 dos7_PCBDesign752.zip -d ram6_"
and they all come out with dots in them !



Great, thanks for pointing that out.


I have run the code and this does work well using QPC2, in extended screen 
size.




Ok, I'll have to recheck, then


WOlfgang
___
QL-Users Mailing List

---
This email has been checked for viruses by AVG.
http://www.avg.com 


___
QL-Users Mailing List


Re: [Ql-Users] Quanta Magazine

2017-07-23 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
I've forwarded this to committee members (don't know the answer myself), 
hopefully a reply soon.


Dilwyn

-Original Message- 
From: sba1derson via Ql-Users

Sent: Sunday, July 23, 2017 9:08 AM
To: ql-us...@q-v-d.com
Subject: [Ql-Users] Quanta Magazine

Has anyone received an electronic copy of Quanta magazine since the 
January/February 2017 issue?  I've not received one since.  I've contacted 
Quanta via their website but so far have had no response.

___
QL-Users Mailing List

---
This email has been checked for viruses by AVG.
http://www.avg.com 


___
QL-Users Mailing List


[Ql-Users] PCB Design v7.52

2017-07-21 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users

Lear PCB Design 7.52

Malcolm Lear has made available an updated v7.52 of his PCB Design program. 
Download from http://www.dilwyn.me.uk/graphics/index.html


Malcolm says there are many improvements and refinements, so here's an 
extract from the REVISIONS.TXT file in the program listing major changes in 
recent versions:



7.49 08-04-17 Text element was being routed though the fingerpad detection 
filter in all export modes resulting in some missing text. This is now 
fixed.


7.50 Multipage loading screen suffered lost of first character in file 
names, this is now fixed. This issue only likely showed on low resolution 
platforms such as the QL.

Function to report project file revision after loading implemented.
Nasty assembler bug that performed a word write to odd boundary when 
requesting predefined components now fixed. This problem was overlooked for 
some time due to the authors 68020 based development system.

Pad based bombsight marker is deprecated and now track based.
Automatic bombsight conversion on load has been implemented.
Flood fill clearance saved in project file (information block).
Default new label positioning, layer and orientation now based on properties 
of existing labels.

Text size on predefined fiducial corrected.
Edit mode changed from bit tests and sets to absolute values in assembler 
code thus eliminating ambiguous values.


7.51 More assembler tidying up and minimizing.

7.52 All labels, not just the first 5 can now be switched on or 2Kb of 
unused dataspace (dot matrix label buffer) removed.


Dilwyn. 


___
QL-Users Mailing List


[Ql-Users] QL Forum Online Chat

2017-06-30 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
A bit impromptu and short notice: Some of us are on the QL Forum Online Chat 
tonight if anyone would like to join us.

You don’t have to be a member of QL Forum (though that’s always good!)

Just go to www.qlforum.co.uk and click on the “Online Chat” link near the top 
of the page, then choose a name for yourself and join in.

On a mobile phone, the link is just a speech bubble icon. In fact, there are 
two of them, use the one on the right.

Dilwyn
___
QL-Users Mailing List

Re: [Ql-Users] DM5 upsetting Dates in QPC2

2017-06-29 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
Does WAIT suspend a Job? If so, it is different from PAUSE, maybe no 
matter in this case.


Dilwyn has used a similar thing from my extensions to make a new 
Keyword to suspend a Job.

The extension Ralf referred to here is called SUSPEND.

Available on Toolkits page at http://www.dilwyn.me.uk/tk/suspend.zip

Dilwyn
___
QL-Users Mailing List


Re: [Ql-Users] QLiberator and QLOADREF

2017-06-13 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
Just a quick note that strictly, Adrian didn't say yes to RPM - I think 
they had forgotten that utility but he said he would dig out all of his 
old disks and see what software and sources (when he returns to New 
Zealand in the next few days) and see what he can access.
OK - if the opportunity arises can you ask him about RPM? I'll leave it 
there as I think it's pretty useless until I get time to scan the manual.



I have v1.9 of QLOAD and v1.3 of QREF - were they the last versions?
Just checked now, yes that's what I uploaded. Obviously, if anyone knows of 
a more recent version, please send to me and I'll make available.


Dilwyn 


___
QL-Users Mailing List


Re: [Ql-Users] QLiberator and QLOADREF

2017-06-13 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users

Good news The sources are also available?
As yet, no, we do not have the sources. But it will be great if Ian Stewart 
or Adrian Soundy can find those too.


I do have a printed manual for QLOAD/QREF but not had time to OCR the 4 
pages yet. Will do that as soon as I get time.


The manuals for the compilers were already on my hard disk. I can't remember 
who scanned them, I think the one for QLib 3 was by Adrian Ives, but I'm not 
100% sure, not sure who did the one for QLib 1.


Dilwyn 


___
QL-Users Mailing List


Re: [Ql-Users] QLiberator and QLOADREF

2017-06-13 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
Certainly they're the most recent versions I have, I *think* that's what was 
uploaded (I hope!) - it was all done in such a hurry!!!


Dilwyn

-Original Message- 
From: RWAP Software via Ql-Users

Sent: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 6:52 PM
To: ql-us...@q-v-d.com
Subject: Re: [Ql-Users] QLiberator and QLOADREF

Just a quick note that strictly, Adrian didn't say yes to RPM - I think
they had forgotten that utility but he said he would dig out all of his
old disks and see what software and sources (when he returns to New
Zealand in the next few days) and see what he can access.

I have v1.9 of QLOAD and v1.3 of QREF - were they the last versions?

Rich Mellor RWAP Software www.rwapsoftware.co.uk www.sellmyretro.com

On 2017-06-13 18:43, Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users wrote:

Rich Mellor has been able to secure permission for the Liberation
Software range of compilers and utilities to be released as freeware.

So I have made available copies of the version 1 compiler and manual
(formerly known as Budget QLiberator) and version 3.36 compiler and
manual on a new QLiberator page on my website. The version 1 compiler
has less demanding requirements and can run on lower specification QL
systems.

Also available is the modified runtimes, patched for the problem where
the ERNUM and ERLIN error returns can be reversed in the standard
compiler runtimes if you use the RNUM and ERLIN functions in your
programs.

Additionally, an enhanced patch program for the compiler, allowing the
heap area to be made larger than the 512K limit of the original
software.

The QLOAD and QREF utilities are also available. QLOAD/QSAVE provide
tokenised fast load and save programs for SuperBASIC (not needed in
SBASIC as it has its own version of the QLOAD and QSAVE extensions).
QREF is a BASIC programming utility for SuperBASIC and SMSQ/E,
allowing you to list variables, procedures, functions etc, plus a
QFIND utility to locate a name within a program. A patch program is
supplied to patch the standard QREF to work with the new binary and
hexadecimal format constants in SBASIC (values preceded by % or $). A
manual for this utility will follow when I've had time to OCR it).

Finally, RPM is a Resident Program Manager, for creating resident
files from extensions, SuperBASIC programs, QLiberator object and
other executable programs, and some data files. A manual for this will
also follow once I've had time to OCR it.

We are very grateful to Ian Stewart and Adrian Soundy of Liberation
Software for letting us make these great programs available.

Download them all from the new QLiberator page on my website at
http://www.dilwyn.me.uk/qlib/index.html or at
http://www.greybeardz.com/qlib/index.html

___
QL-Users Mailing List

___
QL-Users Mailing List

---
This email has been checked for viruses by AVG.
http://www.avg.com 


___
QL-Users Mailing List


[Ql-Users] Trump Card 2.18

2017-06-11 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
Thanks to Silvester on QL Forum, v2.18 of the Trump Card ROM is now 
available.


Upon a RES_128 it now doesn't add anything, this allows 128K only MDV 
programs to run on machines which also expect JS rom. It just shows 
banner/memory and returns with no FLP/TK2 etc.


Download from http://www.dilwyn.me.uk/qlrom/index.html or 
http://www.greybeardz.com/qlrom/index.html. On both sites, the download 
should be in the same place, in the Assorted ROM Images section, labelled 
TC218.zip


Dilwyn. 


___
QL-Users Mailing List


Re: [Ql-Users] Bill Newell

2017-06-06 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users

Thank you John.
Dilwyn Jones

-Original Message- 
From: John Taylor via Ql-Users

Sent: Monday, June 05, 2017 4:18 PM
To: QLUsers
Subject: [Ql-Users] Bill Newell

Bill Newell is ill.

I have tried to avoid pestering Babs, Mrs Newell, but today I called her and 
asked for an update.

As it stands at present.
Mental Health.  Still very poor due to Alzheimers Disease.
Babs say that on very rare occasions ,Bill does recognise her, but the 
recognition does not last above a few minutes.


Physical Health. There is no concern now with Sepsis. The Antibiotics 
worked.

However Bill must remain bed ridden.
When ever he leaves his bed, if only to stand, his Blood Pressure crashes 
down, so the medics have decided, permanent bed.

No one has offered any explanation.

I will try to get to Bill, currently in a Nursing Home, when I can get some 
support from my family.
I do not drive now as my eyesight is lacking and I expect the visit will 
require a full day, most of it spent travelling.


I hope I can keep you informed of Bill’s wellbeing in the future.

All the best.

John Taylor.
___
QL-Users Mailing List

---
This email has been checked for viruses by AVG.
http://www.avg.com 


___
QL-Users Mailing List

Re: [Ql-Users] 2nd Test Email

2017-06-02 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users

As I was main "troublemaker" over this, just reporting that I got two copies
of this email, timed one minute apart. This did not end up in SPAM folder 
like other recent list emails.


Dilwyn

-Original Message- 
From: QL via Ql-Users

Sent: Friday, June 02, 2017 10:03 AM
To: ql-us...@q-v-d.com
Subject: [Ql-Users] 2nd Test Email

Testing alternative setting

Bruce
___
QL-Users Mailing List

---
This email has been checked for viruses by AVG.
http://www.avg.com 


___
QL-Users Mailing List


[Ql-Users] QL Forum online chat

2017-05-13 Thread Dilwyn Jones
This is unplanned and short notice, sorry, seven of us are already on Online 
chat tonight (now) if anyone else would like to join in!

Dilwyn
___
QL-Users Mailing List


Re: [Ql-Users] Test email

2017-05-12 Thread Dilwyn Jones
Oh, OK, I'll send 1,500 test emails to Tobias now as it's going direct to 
him by mistake.

(UK NHS hacking at work again)

Dilwyn

-Original Message- 
From: Tobias Fröschle

Sent: Friday, May 12, 2017 8:39 PM
To: ql-us...@q-v-d.com
Subject: Re: [Ql-Users] Test email

No. Doesn't work. Not at all :D



Am 12.05.2017 um 21:35 schrieb Dilwyn Jones <dilwy...@yahoo.com>:

Just a test to see if latest emails are getting through or not
Dilwyn
___
QL-Users Mailing List


___
QL-Users Mailing List

---
This email has been checked for viruses by AVG.
http://www.avg.com 


___
QL-Users Mailing List


[Ql-Users] Test email

2017-05-12 Thread Dilwyn Jones
Just a test to see if latest emails are getting through or not
Dilwyn
___
QL-Users Mailing List


Re: [Ql-Users] QubATA 3.10

2017-05-12 Thread Dilwyn Jones

Thanks to Dilwyn, QubATA V3.10 package is now available from his EXCELLENT
QL Home(less ;) Pages.

He he, nice new name for the QL Homepage.

Dilwyn
___
QL-Users Mailing List


[Ql-Users] QubATA 3.10

2017-05-11 Thread Dilwyn Jones
Alain Haoui has released QubATA 3.10 in a single package covering Qubide, 
Clones, Q40, Q60.

The package includes the CD Explorer and CD player programs.

Download from http://www.greybeardz.com/qlrom/index.html or when working 
www.dilwyn.me.uk/qlrom/index.html
___
QL-Users Mailing List


Re: [Ql-Users] Bill Newell

2017-05-09 Thread Dilwyn Jones
Thank you for letting us know, John. Bill was always a great guy to work 
with and an avid QL user. Please keep us updated as to his progress.


Dilwyn

-Original Message- 
From: John Taylor

Sent: Tuesday, May 09, 2017 3:22 PM
To: QLUsers
Subject: [Ql-Users] Bill Newell

Bull Newell is very ill with Sepsis.
He is in hospital, but as he is a diabetic and I have heard he has 
Alzheimers  disease, his prospects are not too good.
His time as Membership Secretary, followed by his time as Chairman of Quanta 
where very rewarding.
Quanta in those days was very difficult to manage as too many member pushed 
or pulled in different directions.

It was always Bill’s claim that Quanta needed a ”Benevolent Dictator"
Bill was never a Dictator.
May he recover as we owe him so much.

John Taylor
___
QL-Users Mailing List

---
This email has been checked for viruses by AVG.
http://www.avg.com 


___
QL-Users Mailing List

Re: [Ql-Users] Test email

2017-05-09 Thread Dilwyn Jones

Umm, what price do you pay for your coffee exactly, Marcel???


I don't drink coffee at all ;) But I checked that a hosting package
similar to mine costs 5GBP on 1and1, so I figured it's probably about
one Starbucks coffee or 2 regular ones ;)

Marcel

I currently pay GBP9.59 for the domain and email forwarding, and £21.60 for
the hosting per year. Personal email addresses from 123-reg with pop, imap
and webmail cost GP2.99+VAT *EACH*, with 5GB space (well, it says "from
£2.99".and here in rip-off Britain, "from" means you will usually be
charged  more than that, you hardly ever end up paying the price you see).

Every single step in this seems to involve paying for something extra just
to get a minimally working something to keep an unpaid time-consuming hobby
going, this is the point at which I have to make a decision whether to spend
to do things properly, or give up trying to do things properly. I'm more 
inclined towards the latter at the moment.


Dilwyn 


___
QL-Users Mailing List


[Ql-Users] QL Homepage is back

2017-05-09 Thread Dilwyn Jones
Thanks to the swift action of XorA on QL Forum, my QL Homepage site is back, 
after a fashion.

Graeme kindly offered to host the full 2.33GB of it on space he has at 
www.greybeardz.com until the IT department here (me!) gets everything working 
properly again.

If you go to www.dilwyn.me.uk/index.html, you can click on a link there to the 
temporary site at www.greybeardz.com/index.html, it should be active by now. I 
am able to upload to my own site, but it would be a waste of time for me and 
irritating for users for me to spend 12 hours uploading 2.33GB only to find 
it's gone again 24 hours later.

In theory, all content is available from greybeardz.com. In practice, there may 
well be some absolute URLs embedded in the site which directly call 
dilwyn.me.uk only to find that things ain't there yet. If this causes a problem 
(non-working links), get in touch with me and I'll see what I can do. I'd 
rather not make too many changes or site updates at the moment in case it has a 
knock-on effect when I'm able and confident to restore the usual site.

I am still having email problems, so if I don't seem to be replying to an 
email, it has probably vanished into the ether at random along with many others 
- send me a PM via the QL Forum instead. I can only apologise for the ongoing 
problems.
Dilwyn
___
QL-Users Mailing List


Re: [Ql-Users] Test email

2017-05-09 Thread Dilwyn Jones
Umm, what price do you pay for your coffee exactly, Marcel???
 

On Monday, May 8, 2017 12:30 PM, Marcel Kilgus <ql-us...@mail.kilgus.net> 
wrote:
 

 Dilwyn Jones wrote:
> Modern IT is getting so bad we will soon be better off going back to pencil
> and paper.

I don't quite get why you don't just click yourself your own hosting
provider including a domain and eMail service and be done with it.
This costs as much as two coffees per month but I've been using mine
for 15 years now and never looked back. Sounds like the free stuff is
not working out for you so well anyway.

Marcel

___
QL-Users Mailing List


   
___
QL-Users Mailing List


  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   >