Re: [Ql-Users] More Knoware

2021-12-11 Thread François Van Emelen via Ql-Users

Op 10/12/2021 om 21:43 schreef pjwitte via Ql-Users:

Ive been clearing out some nooks and crannies and found a few items I
felt were of a shareable quality. Ie they werent written with sharing
in mind, but have worked for me, in some cases for years, without
issue. Many of you will no doubt have produced your own solutions, but
possibly not everyone, or there may be gaps,.. Well, I wrapped mine
up, added some written description, and present them to those who
might want some shiny new toys for Christmas. Yes, it is a bit like
putting lipstick on a pig, but I hope you enjoy them all the same!

Here is the lowdown:

    > Updated and expanded Library: Sources now included. Replace old
  libraries with this update!
    > Updated VLS. Variables Load & Save. Bulk-load assorted array and
  scalar variables. Now with source code included.
    > Added Minimize, a minimize button for fullscreen QPC2 and
    SMSQmulator.
    > Added Bcc, a tool for dyslecix assembler coders(!)
    > Added Caps, a Capsloack indicator button.
    > Added NoTab, a tool for QD to make compressed files temporarily
  readable.
    > Added LCMP, to compare unsigned long words - and some
  eschatological musings on dates and the End of Time..
    > Added QLTet, a simple Tetris-like game.
    > Added Snowfall, a "screen saver" type program.

See www.Knoware.no/htm/changes.htm for details!

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Hi,

Thanks for rhe info. I'll have a peek and I'll  certainly download the 
new version of VLS.


François Van Emelen



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Re: [Ql-Users] QTImage 1.5

2021-12-09 Thread François Van Emelen via Ql-Users

Op 9/12/2021 om 18:44 schreef Tobias Fröschle via Ql-Users:

François,

the mailing list doesn't forward attachments - You need to put them somewhere 
else for us to see or describe textually.

Cheers,
Tobias


Am 09.12.2021 um 17:04 schrieb François Van Emelen via Ql-Users 
:

Op 9/12/2021 om 16:03 schreef Giorgio Garabello via Ql-Users:

Il giorno gio 9 dic 2021 alle ore 15:49 François Van Emelen via Ql-Users <
ql-users@lists.q-v-d.com> ha scritto:


Op 8/12/2021 om 17:50 schreef Giorgio Garabello via Ql-Users:



About the problems running Qtimage from Ramx_. Just a thought, Why don’t
you use the HOME-thing, that would make the program more versatile, I
think,


I regularly use THINGS FOR THE HOUSE
That's not the problem.


I have merged 3 pic-files (2 large & 1 small) without a problem, It took
minutes,,, but it worked.


Unfortunately we are pushing the QPC2 limit.
Let's not forget that it emulates a 68020


This wasn't a negative comment; I only meant that QTimage could do it.

Tests


Image

Zoom OK

Resize OK

Border OK


Colours


This is another kettle of fish,


This is another kettle of fish means 'much more difficult, more
complicated'


I'm not sure I understand this part. I translated it with google

translate

but I didn't understand exactly what you mean (in that menu)
My fault, unfortunately my English sucks



To avoid a new menu popping up, you ought to replace all occurences of
scale

-256 to +256 with -255 to +255 and keep the loose item ‘ok’ unavailable
until the correct values are entered,

Entering wrong values are sometimes corrected by the program but not
always. Wrong values allow the popup of a new menu ( see Filter →Pixel).
But this behaviour seems unpredictable here, at least to me. So make it
impossible to use values that are out of range .

Make it impossible to enter wrong values for all the other colour items.


I think I have found the problem: not that difficult after all.

Try this:

1. load an image

2. choose Colours

3. choose Brightness

4. put the mouse pointer over the editable loose item

5. Press the right button of the mouse

6. a new menu will pop up.

See attachment


   Up to here, everything ok .. then? which attach? I do not understand..




So, make sure the user can't leave the Brightness  with a   DO on an
editable loose item.

This behaviour is the same for all Colours items.

There is another problem with Export/Save with name: you should add a
'_' or a '.' before the extension, else the file will be saved without a
valid extension.


Yes this is easy
Thanks for your help

Giorgio
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Sorry, I forgot the attachment

So, If press the right button of the mouse  without editing the loose item, you 
will get a new menu that has nothing to do with Brightness. see QTimge.jpg and 
Qtimge2.jpg


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Forgot about that :(

François Van Emelen


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Re: [Ql-Users] QTImage 1.5

2021-12-09 Thread François Van Emelen via Ql-Users

Op 9/12/2021 om 16:03 schreef Giorgio Garabello via Ql-Users:

Il giorno gio 9 dic 2021 alle ore 15:49 François Van Emelen via Ql-Users <
ql-users@lists.q-v-d.com> ha scritto:


Op 8/12/2021 om 17:50 schreef Giorgio Garabello via Ql-Users:




About the problems running Qtimage from Ramx_. Just a thought, Why don’t
you use the HOME-thing, that would make the program more versatile, I
think,


I regularly use THINGS FOR THE HOUSE
That's not the problem.


I have merged 3 pic-files (2 large & 1 small) without a problem, It took
minutes,,, but it worked.


Unfortunately we are pushing the QPC2 limit.
Let's not forget that it emulates a 68020


This wasn't a negative comment; I only meant that QTimage could do it.

Tests


Image

Zoom OK

Resize OK

Border OK


Colours


This is another kettle of fish,


This is another kettle of fish means 'much more difficult, more
complicated'


I'm not sure I understand this part. I translated it with google

translate

but I didn't understand exactly what you mean (in that menu)
My fault, unfortunately my English sucks



To avoid a new menu popping up, you ought to replace all occurences of
scale

-256 to +256 with -255 to +255 and keep the loose item ‘ok’ unavailable
until the correct values are entered,

Entering wrong values are sometimes corrected by the program but not
always. Wrong values allow the popup of a new menu ( see Filter →Pixel).
But this behaviour seems unpredictable here, at least to me. So make it
impossible to use values that are out of range .

Make it impossible to enter wrong values for all the other colour items.


I think I have found the problem: not that difficult after all.

Try this:

1. load an image

2. choose Colours

3. choose Brightness

4. put the mouse pointer over the editable loose item

5. Press the right button of the mouse

6. a new menu will pop up.

See attachment



   Up to here, everything ok .. then? which attach? I do not understand..




So, make sure the user can't leave the Brightness  with a   DO on an
editable loose item.

This behaviour is the same for all Colours items.

There is another problem with Export/Save with name: you should add a
'_' or a '.' before the extension, else the file will be saved without a
valid extension.


Yes this is easy
Thanks for your help

Giorgio
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Sorry, I forgot the attachment

So, If press the right button of the mouse  without editing the loose 
item, you will get a new menu that has nothing to do with Brightness. 
see QTimge.jpg and Qtimge2.jpg



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Re: [Ql-Users] QTImage 1.5

2021-12-09 Thread François Van Emelen via Ql-Users

Op 8/12/2021 om 17:50 schreef Giorgio Garabello via Ql-Users:





About the problems running Qtimage from Ramx_. Just a thought, Why don’t
you use the HOME-thing, that would make the program more versatile, I
think,


I regularly use THINGS FOR THE HOUSE
That's not the problem.


I have merged 3 pic-files (2 large & 1 small) without a problem, It took
minutes,,, but it worked.


Unfortunately we are pushing the QPC2 limit.
Let's not forget that it emulates a 68020


This wasn't a negative comment; I only meant that QTimage could do it.


Tests


Image

Zoom OK

Resize OK

Border OK


Colours


This is another kettle of fish,



This is another kettle of fish means 'much more difficult, more complicated'


I'm not sure I understand this part. I translated it with google translate
but I didn't understand exactly what you mean (in that menu)
My fault, unfortunately my English sucks



To avoid a new menu popping up, you ought to replace all occurences of
scale

-256 to +256 with -255 to +255 and keep the loose item ‘ok’ unavailable
until the correct values are entered,

Entering wrong values are sometimes corrected by the program but not
always. Wrong values allow the popup of a new menu ( see Filter →Pixel).
But this behaviour seems unpredictable here, at least to me. So make it
impossible to use values that are out of range .

Make it impossible to enter wrong values for all the other colour items.


I think I have found the problem: not that difficult after all.

Try this:

1. load an image

2. choose Colours

3. choose Brightness

4. put the mouse pointer over the editable loose item

5. Press the right button of the mouse

6. a new menu will pop up.

See attachment

So, make sure the user can't leave the Brightness  with a   DO on an 
editable loose item.


This behaviour is the same for all Colours items.

There is another problem with Export/Save with name: you should add a 
'_' or a '.' before the extension, else the file will be saved without a 
valid extension.



Have a fine evening.

François


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HTH

François

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Re: [Ql-Users] QTImage 1.5

2021-12-07 Thread François Van Emelen via Ql-Users

Op 7/12/2021 om 12:26 schreef Giorgio Garabello via Ql-Users:

  Fantastic debugging! Extremely accurate! Thank you for your help, these
tests are essential because alone I cannot control everything and after a
while I tend to always try the same options and neglect the others Thanks!

Ciao
Giorgio


Il giorno mar 7 dic 2021 alle ore 12:15 François Van Emelen via Ql-Users <
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Op 4/12/2021 om 22:33 schreef Giorgio Garabello via Ql-Users:

There is some problem with the download permissions on the site :-( I try
to send you the zip

Il giorno sab 4 dic 2021 alle ore 21:48 François Van Emelen via Ql-Users

<

ql-users@lists.q-v-d.com> ha scritto:


Op 4/12/2021 om 18:34 schreef Giorgio Garabello via Ql-Users:

After a year off for personal problems. back to the QL!
Thanks to the fantastic collaboration of Roberto Porro I finally

publish

QTImage 1.5
Thanks also to Armdo Fumero for the Spanish translation

What's new?
Resizing the program in three ways
Added management of the Spanish language
Improved file import management
Added new wave effect
Added dithering filter
Added new function: image merging
Improved color management
Added function: parabolization
Solarization effect added
New feature: invert colors
New X-ray effect
New feature: Quantization

Downloadable from the usual site:
https://www.hunggartorino.it/ql/qtimage-2/
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Hi Gorgio,

There ieems to bea problem with the ZIP-file.

François


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Hi Giorgio,


I have seen the comments about Qtimage on the QL-forum but I’m not a
member, so you won’t see me there.

Here are my comments:

1) There seems to be something wrong when launching Qtimage from RAMx_

I suppose there are some data in your dbs-files referring to absolute
‘addresses’ instead of relative ones. eg. Winx_ instead of relying on
PROG_USE?


2) After an error, Qtimage still leave a ‘temp file’. After testing, a
lot of such are left on the Hard Drive.


3) My Qtimage in installed on Win2_ . All my programs run from there
except BP for testing.

I have been testing the Filters in Qtimage and this is what I found:

Smoothing OK

Sharpen OK

Raised OK

Gaussian blur

motion OK

boxed OK

gaussian OK

Dithering

Level 0 to 4 OK

Level 5 to 9 OK but colours disappear

Coarse OK

Medium OK

Feint 0 to 2 OK

Edge 0 to 9 OK

Pixel

dimension 0 no modification but colours change

dimension 2 to 96 OK

dimension 100 : a new menu pops up with Copy, Cut, Paste, Clear field

I didn’t investiged this menu.

Mosaic

up to 14 OK

16 a new menu pops up. I didn’t investiged this menu

If you enter value 15, it is changed to 16 (which is correct) but no new
menu.

Merge

seems to work. I didn’t try to merge a third image. I’ll try that later,


I hope this will help you debugging Qtimage.

Next time I’ll test other things.


Have a fine day.

François


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Hi Giorgio,


About the problems running Qtimage from Ramx_. Just a thought, Why don’t 
you use the HOME-thing, that would make the program more versatile, I think,


I have merged 3 pic-files (2 large & 1 small) without a problem, It took 
minutes,,, but it worked.



Tests


Image

Zoom OK

Resize OK

Border OK


Colours


This is another kettle of fish,

To avoid a new menu popping up, you ought to replace all occurences of 
scale


-256 to +256 with -255 to +255 and keep the loose item ‘ok’ unavailable 
until the correct values are entered,


Entering wrong values are sometimes corrected by the program but not 
always. Wrong values allow the popup of a new menu ( see Filter →Pixel). 
But this behaviour seems unpredictable here, at least to me. So make it 
impossible to use values that are out of range .


Make it impossible to enter wrong values for all the other colour items.


Have a fine evening.

François


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Re: [Ql-Users] QTImage 1.5

2021-12-07 Thread François Van Emelen via Ql-Users

Op 4/12/2021 om 22:33 schreef Giorgio Garabello via Ql-Users:

There is some problem with the download permissions on the site :-( I try
to send you the zip

Il giorno sab 4 dic 2021 alle ore 21:48 François Van Emelen via Ql-Users <
ql-users@lists.q-v-d.com> ha scritto:


Op 4/12/2021 om 18:34 schreef Giorgio Garabello via Ql-Users:

   After a year off for personal problems. back to the QL!
Thanks to the fantastic collaboration of Roberto Porro I finally publish
QTImage 1.5
Thanks also to Armdo Fumero for the Spanish translation

What's new?
Resizing the program in three ways
Added management of the Spanish language
Improved file import management
Added new wave effect
Added dithering filter
Added new function: image merging
Improved color management
Added function: parabolization
Solarization effect added
New feature: invert colors
New X-ray effect
New feature: Quantization

Downloadable from the usual site:
https://www.hunggartorino.it/ql/qtimage-2/
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Hi Gorgio,

There ieems to bea problem with the ZIP-file.

François


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Hi Giorgio,


I have seen the comments about Qtimage on the QL-forum but I’m not a 
member, so you won’t see me there.


Here are my comments:

1) There seems to be something wrong when launching Qtimage from RAMx_

I suppose there are some data in your dbs-files referring to absolute 
‘addresses’ instead of relative ones. eg. Winx_ instead of relying on 
PROG_USE?



2) After an error, Qtimage still leave a ‘temp file’. After testing, a 
lot of such are left on the Hard Drive.



3) My Qtimage in installed on Win2_ . All my programs run from there 
except BP for testing.


I have been testing the Filters in Qtimage and this is what I found:

Smoothing OK

Sharpen OK

Raised OK

Gaussian blur

motion OK

boxed OK

gaussian OK

Dithering

Level 0 to 4 OK

Level 5 to 9 OK but colours disappear

Coarse OK

Medium OK

Feint 0 to 2 OK

Edge 0 to 9 OK

Pixel

dimension 0 no modification but colours change

dimension 2 to 96 OK

dimension 100 : a new menu pops up with Copy, Cut, Paste, Clear field

I didn’t investiged this menu.

Mosaic

up to 14 OK

16 a new menu pops up. I didn’t investiged this menu

If you enter value 15, it is changed to 16 (which is correct) but no new 
menu.


Merge

seems to work. I didn’t try to merge a third image. I’ll try that later,


I hope this will help you debugging Qtimage.

Next time I’ll test other things.


Have a fine day.

François


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Re: [Ql-Users] QTImage 1.5

2021-12-04 Thread François Van Emelen via Ql-Users

Op 4/12/2021 om 18:34 schreef Giorgio Garabello via Ql-Users:

  After a year off for personal problems. back to the QL!
Thanks to the fantastic collaboration of Roberto Porro I finally publish
QTImage 1.5
Thanks also to Armdo Fumero for the Spanish translation

What's new?
Resizing the program in three ways
Added management of the Spanish language
Improved file import management
Added new wave effect
Added dithering filter
Added new function: image merging
Improved color management
Added function: parabolization
Solarization effect added
New feature: invert colors
New X-ray effect
New feature: Quantization

Downloadable from the usual site:
https://www.hunggartorino.it/ql/qtimage-2/
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Hi Gorgio,

There ieems to bea problem with the ZIP-file.

François


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Re: [Ql-Users] Q-Liberator v3.45

2021-12-04 Thread François Van Emelen via Ql-Users

Op 29/11/2021 om 17:20 schreef Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users:

Version 3.45 of the Q-Liberator BASIC compiler has been launched.

This version was submitted to me by Per Witte, who has done a fair bit
of work on rationalising the distribution, by splitting the compiler
into a runtime disk (what you need to compile programs) and a sources
disc, for those who like to study the sources of the compiler to see
how it works and who may like to co-operate on future development and
bug fixes.

In this new version 3.45 (or v3.45a as it appears on-screen), there is
a bug fix relating to Externals (compiled external procedures), where
the HISTORY_TXT file says that “A fixed location in Qlib_run was
sought but not found due to change in length of introduction string.”

There is no significant change to the functionality of the compiler
since the previous version.

The compiler is available to download as either floppy disc images or
as regular QL format zipped files for those whose systems don’t
support floppy disc images.

On the runtimes disc, the package is now split into a set of
directories with the documents in one directory, for example, and the
demo files in another directory. While fairly obvious, it does mean it
needs to be used on a system which support level 2 filing system – a
system supporting QL directories.

The runtime compiler disc is a single 720K disc image, while the
sources come on a larger 1.4MB disc image.

Q-Liberator v3.45 may be downloaded free of charge from my website at
http://www.dilwyn.me.uk/qlib/index.html . In case of difficulty, it
may also be downloaded from the mirror site at
http://dilwyn.qlforum.co.uk/qlib/index.html . In both cases, scroll
down to the “QLiberator v3.45” section about halway down the page.

Previous recent versions of the compiler will remain available for
posterity, or in case issues with the current version force you to
revert to using an earlier version. The last full commercial version
of the compiler from publisher Liberation Software was v3.36.

Dilwyn.
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Hi,

Thanks to all who helped to update QLiberate 3.36

François Van Emelen


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Re: [Ql-Users] QPC2 v5.02

2021-11-30 Thread François Van Emelen via Ql-Users

Op 30/11/2021 om 21:14 schreef Wolfgang Lenerz via Ql-Users:

Hi François,

This will be fixed.

Have fun!

Wolfgang



Op 30/11/2021 om 13:34 schreef Wolfgang Lenerz via Ql-Users:

Hi,

Just to chime in, the newest SMSQmulator (hopefully) to come out in a
few days will do the same, i.e. treat NFA/SFA as win type.


There is a reason for (at least for me):

I use QD extensively.
When QD saves data to a file, it first of all checks the device type via
iof.xinf. If it detects that the drive is registered as a an msdos type
device, it saves the file with line ending CR+LF, instead of the normal
LF as used on win devices.

If you now try to use the MacroAssembler to assemble a file that
contains macros, this will fail (the MA seems to calculate the number of
bytes it has got, which will be wrong as the NFA driver converts CF+LF
to LF automagically) The MA then resets the file position to somewhere
in the file, corresponding to the number of bytes before the macro (I
suppose to read th emacro again) and that will be wrong, so that it
reads something other in the file and then fails.


That being said, might I make a suggestion?

Giorgio said:


     The old behavior was that DMEDIUM_DRIVE returned -1 when pointing
to a dos disk. it was not "correct" but it allowed me to
distinguish the two

types.

Indeed, that's not the right way, one should use the DMEDIUM_TYPE
function for that (returns 1 - qdos, 2 - msdos etc) - but this won't
help you, as that now returns "qdos" device type for dos and nfa/sfa.

However, the specifications also provide for a device sub-type, which is
not returned by any function and which, AFAIK is not used. One might
possibly use that to return 1 or 2 as sub-type also.

I'd be willing to create the new basic keyword for that in SMSQE
("DMEDIUM_STYPE").

Would that be agreeable to all?


Have fun!

Wolfgang





Hi Wolfgang,

While working on the next version of SMSQmulator could you verify if
LBYTES works correctly on your  system?

LBYTES  Filename_scr,SCR_SCR_BASE seems to lock SMSQmulator: SO TAKE CARE

100 WINDOW SCR_XLIM,SCR_YLIM,0,0
105 REMark
110 REMark OPEN_IN#3,dev1_bckgrnd_wallpaper_def:INPUT#3,p$:CLOSE#3
115 PAPER 6:CLS: REMark instead of WL_BMP8LOAD p$ for testing
120 :
125 SBYTES_O dev1_dump_scr,SCR_BASE,SCR_LLEN*SCR_YLIM
130 :
135 REMark  dev1_dump_scr  can be displayed correctly in QPC2
140 REMark with LBYTES dev1_dump_scr,scr_base
145 :
150 REMark but locks SMSQmulator
155 REMark dump_scr is 4147200 long
160 REMark Screen size 1920x1080
165 REMark window mode fullscreen

Thanks

François Van Emelen

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thank you

François Van Emelen


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Re: [Ql-Users] QPC2 v5.02

2021-11-30 Thread François Van Emelen via Ql-Users

Op 30/11/2021 om 13:34 schreef Wolfgang Lenerz via Ql-Users:

Hi,

Just to chime in, the newest SMSQmulator (hopefully) to come out in a
few days will do the same, i.e. treat NFA/SFA as win type.


There is a reason for (at least for me):

I use QD extensively.
When QD saves data to a file, it first of all checks the device type via
iof.xinf. If it detects that the drive is registered as a an msdos type
device, it saves the file with line ending CR+LF, instead of the normal
LF as used on win devices.

If you now try to use the MacroAssembler to assemble a file that
contains macros, this will fail (the MA seems to calculate the number of
bytes it has got, which will be wrong as the NFA driver converts CF+LF
to LF automagically) The MA then resets the file position to somewhere
in the file, corresponding to the number of bytes before the macro (I
suppose to read th emacro again) and that will be wrong, so that it
reads something other in the file and then fails.


That being said, might I make a suggestion?

Giorgio said:


    The old behavior was that DMEDIUM_DRIVE returned -1 when pointing
to a dos disk. it was not "correct" but it allowed me to distinguish the two

types.

Indeed, that's not the right way, one should use the DMEDIUM_TYPE
function for that (returns 1 - qdos, 2 - msdos etc) - but this won't
help you, as that now returns "qdos" device type for dos and nfa/sfa.

However, the specifications also provide for a device sub-type, which is
not returned by any function and which, AFAIK is not used. One might
possibly use that to return 1 or 2 as sub-type also.

I'd be willing to create the new basic keyword for that in SMSQE
("DMEDIUM_STYPE").

Would that be agreeable to all?


Have fun!

Wolfgang





Hi Wolfgang,

While working on the next version of SMSQmulator could you verify if 
LBYTES works correctly on your  system?


LBYTES  Filename_scr,SCR_SCR_BASE seems to lock SMSQmulator: SO TAKE CARE

100 WINDOW SCR_XLIM,SCR_YLIM,0,0
105 REMark
110 REMark OPEN_IN#3,dev1_bckgrnd_wallpaper_def:INPUT#3,p$:CLOSE#3
115 PAPER 6:CLS: REMark instead of WL_BMP8LOAD p$ for testing
120 :
125 SBYTES_O dev1_dump_scr,SCR_BASE,SCR_LLEN*SCR_YLIM
130 :
135 REMark  dev1_dump_scr  can be displayed correctly in QPC2
140 REMark with LBYTES dev1_dump_scr,scr_base
145 :
150 REMark but locks SMSQmulator
155 REMark dump_scr is 4147200 long
160 REMark Screen size 1920x1080
165 REMark window mode fullscreen

Thanks

François Van Emelen

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Re: [Ql-Users] SMSQmulator <> LBYTES filename_scr,SCR_BASE

2021-11-24 Thread François Van Emelen via Ql-Users

Op 24/11/2021 om 15:40 schreef desin via Ql-Users:

Am 24.11.21 um 11:40 schrieb François Van Emelen via Ql-Users:

Hi,

SMSQmulator locks when trying to display a valid SCR-file with LBYTES 
filename,SCR_BASE.




set SMSQemulator to :

scr_size 512x256
QL colours
allow Ql Screen emulation

Hope it helps

Markus
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Hi Markus,

Problem solved. Yhank you.

François Van Emelen


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[Ql-Users] SMSQmulator <> LBYTES filename_scr,SCR_BASE

2021-11-24 Thread François Van Emelen via Ql-Users

Hi,

SMSQmulator locks when trying to display a valid SCR-file with LBYTES 
filename,SCR_BASE.


There is no problem with the same file in QPC2.

Can someone confirm this?

Help is welcome.

François Van Emelen


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Re: [Ql-Users] Windows 11 and emulators

2021-11-08 Thread François Van Emelen via Ql-Users


Op 6/11/2021 om 21:03 schreef pjwitte via Ql-Users:
Ive just "upgraded" to Windows 11, as I didnt want to get caught out 
again being
forced into a paid upgrade - or risk being saddled with an unsupported 
older
version of Windoze. (Oh do I hate "upgrades", when all I want is for 
things to
get fixed, and incremental improvements that relate to things I 
actually find
useful!)  As usual, the wise guys at M$ have, for their own ineffable 
reasons,
re-arranged the furniture to no discernable purpose, other than, no 
doubt,

to leverage their colonisation of my privacy.

At least one of their insane "improvements" is to move the keyboard 
language
indicator, which was happily situated on the task bar/system tray, 
into its own
blob on the screen. I need to switch keyboard layouts as I type in 
different
languages, and not having an indicator is as bad, or worse, than not 
having a
capslock indicator. (But at least on my "QL" I can fix the latter 
myself!)


The problem is that *this blob shines through* in QPC2 and 
SMSQmulator's full

screen mode! (I never think of my QL as just another Windows "app"!) In
SMSQmulator its a dud, ie its not clickable, but in QPC2 the blob is 
active and
hostile. Yet the last thing one wants in an emulator is some other 
system's

active control shining through, messing up one's display where it has no
business!

Some Windows and Web movie applications in full screen mode manage to 
blot out
the blob, but others dont/cant. But that must mean that it is possible 
at least.


Any tips or suggestions as to how this may be dealt with are welcome! 
Im new to
W11, so perhaps I just havent found the way to put the indicator back 
where it
belongs - visible, but out of the way when you dont want it. (And why 
they hell

did they take away Toolbars!)

Per
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Hi Per,

Can't help you here as I'm still using W7. Installing QPC2 /Smsqmulator  
on a Linux machine could solve your problem( at least temporary). Not 
difficult, even I could do it.


Wolfgang and Marcel could have a look at it.

BTW: thanks for the treasures I found on Knoware.

Have  a fine day.

François Van Emelen

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Re: [Ql-Users] SMSQmulator

2021-11-01 Thread François Van Emelen via Ql-Users

Op 31/10/2021 om 7:44 schreef Wolfgang Lenerz via Ql-Users:

Hi all,

a new version of SMSQmulator is out, using the latest SMSQE and with
some bugfixes and improvements (CTRL key handling under windows, thanks
Per for pointing that out).

wlenerz.com/smsqmulator

Have fun

Wolfgang
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Hi Wolfgang,

Thank you for the new version.

François Van Emelen


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Re: [Ql-Users] QPC2 v5.01

2021-11-01 Thread François Van Emelen via Ql-Users

Op 1/11/2021 om 1:45 schreef Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users:

In the wake of SMSQ/E 3.38 I can also finally release QPC2v5.01. It's
mostly a maintenance release with small additions, I wrote a bit more
about the details here:

https://www.kilgus.net/2021/11/01/qpc2-v5-01-and-smsq-e-v3-38-released/

Enjoy, Marcel

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Already instally and running.

Thanks for the new version.

François Van Emelen


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Re: [Ql-Users] QDT/QLE

2021-08-28 Thread François Van Emelen via Ql-Users

Op 26/08/2021 om 21:39 schreef simon629--- via Ql-Users:

Hi can any one Help me Update MY QDT/QLE to The New Version with out Using All 
My App's and Games I will be Very Very Very Happy I will Pay if Needs So OK 
Thanks All The Best Simon Foster
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Hi,

Sorry I can't help you: I don't use QLE.

François Van Emelen


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Re: [Ql-Users] "RETurn not in procedure or function"

2021-07-01 Thread François Van Emelen via Ql-Users

Op 28/06/2021 om 13:10 schreef desin via Ql-Users:

Am 28.06.21 um 12:31 schrieb Bob Spelten via Ql-Users:

"RETurn not in procedure or function"

What is causing this error in my Basic?
The error has bugged me for weeks now.
It even seems able to move around (see below).
I have checked for the obvious and didn't find any mismatches.
Also XREF, BasicLinker or QLIB did not report any.

Below a summary of the program section from where the error occurs.

   DEF FN GetScreen(..)
    :...
    IF hd =10
 MC_ProcA parms..
    ELSE
 er%= MC_FnB(..)
 :...
    END IF
    :...
    IF NOT rn% : er%= SetDBS(..)
    REM > rn% is set if the screen file is in the database
    :...
    RETurn 0
   END DEF
   :...
   DEF FN SetDBS(..)
    :...
    er= FDB_SET(..)
    :...
    PRINT er
    REturn er
   END DEF
   :

The program is numberless and testrun from QD with the F10 Sbas/qd 
thing.

The code for the MC_ProcA and MC_FnB keywords has also successfully been
tested in other Basics.

MC_FnB nicely returns zero in er% and not one of the possible 
negative values.
SetDBS does some DBAS handling and doesn't return an error in er, as 
tested just before the RETurn line which produces the "RETurn not..." 
error. Checking the database confirms that SetDBS works properly.


Strangely when I REM the SetDBS call, the same error is given in 
another FN when GetScreen has long been left by its own RETurn.


Also the MC_ProcA route does not generate the error when doing the 
SetDBS call or in the other Sbas FN if skipping SetDBS.


When I compile the Basic with QLIB v3.36 there are no errors reported 
and the compiled _obj executes without producing this error.


Of course the Sbas version differs slightly from the _obj but this 
has mainly to do with reporting variable values. Also the Basic 
extensions as for the MC_xxx ones above are LRESPR'd in the Sbas run 
and $$asmb'd by Qlib.


The numbered Basic as generated by BasicLinker and then run from job 0
produces the same error as run from QD.

So what could be messing up my RETurns?

Bob


hello

found some oddities with Exists and SMSQE

10 if exists ("TK2_EXT"):print "TK2"
20 if exists ("MODE")   :print "mode "
30 :
40 print dig_it
50 :
60 def fun dig_it
70 ret 1
80 end def

run
so far so good

now delete line 10
run again
error return not in function

turns out the error is triggered if the length of the
keyword is even

Greetings from  Switzerland

Markus

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You could replace 'EXISTS' with 'LOOKUP%'.

'LOOKUP%' can be found in 'function_code' by Simon Goodwin's toolkit series.

Have a fine day.

François Van Emelen



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Re: [Ql-Users] The INSTR function?

2021-05-08 Thread François Van Emelen via Ql-Users

Op 8/05/2021 om 16:12 schreef Wolf via Ql-Users:

Hi,

actually functions are present in EXTRAS.

Things like AND, OR, NOT (and, yes INSTR) are considered to be 
operators (like + or -), and thus will not show up with EXTRAS.


HTH

Wolfgang

Le 08/05/2021 à 14:36, François Van Emelen via Ql-Users a écrit :

Op 7/05/2021 om 17:55 schreef Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users:

On Fri, 7 May 2021 at 13:35, François Van Emelen via Ql-Users
 wrote:

Op 7/05/2021 om 14:10 schreef Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users:

François Van Emelen via Ql-Users wrote:

INSTR gone?

The function can still be used but is no longer present in 
'EXTRAS. How is that possible?

It's not an instruction and was never listed in EXTRAS. The same way
"AND" is not listet, or "TO".

Marcel

I wonder if you were thinking of the INSTR_CASE extension in SBASIC?
That did, and still does, show up in the EXTRAS listing.

Dilwyn
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Hi Dilwyn,

No, I meant 'INSTR' but I completely forgot fonctions are not present 
in 'EXTRAS':stupid of me, of course.


'WHERE' and 'EXISTS' can't detect function either.

INSTR_CASE is present in 'EXTRAS' as it is an instruction.

I never used INSTR_CASE as it didn't do its job in Qliberated 
Executables. ( many years ago).


Isn't the fact that functions are difficult to detect a problem for 
utility 'Namecheck'?


Sorry for my late reply, but yesterday end of the afternoon I had to 
go the the vaccination center to get my second 'shot'.


Have a fine weekend,

François Van Emelen

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Hi,

You are right, even my own functions (qliberated qbasic) are visible in 
Extras.


Thanks for correcting me.

François Van Emelen

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Re: [Ql-Users] The INSTR function?

2021-05-08 Thread François Van Emelen via Ql-Users

Op 7/05/2021 om 17:55 schreef Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users:

On Fri, 7 May 2021 at 13:35, François Van Emelen via Ql-Users
 wrote:

Op 7/05/2021 om 14:10 schreef Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users:

François Van Emelen via Ql-Users wrote:

INSTR gone?

The function can still be used but is no longer present in 'EXTRAS. How is that 
possible?

It's not an instruction and was never listed in EXTRAS. The same way
"AND" is not listet, or "TO".

Marcel

I wonder if you were thinking of the INSTR_CASE extension in SBASIC?
That did, and still does, show up in the EXTRAS listing.

Dilwyn
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Hi Dilwyn,

No, I meant 'INSTR' but I completely forgot fonctions are not present in 
'EXTRAS':stupid of me, of course.


'WHERE' and 'EXISTS' can't detect function either.

INSTR_CASE is present in 'EXTRAS' as it is an instruction.

I never used INSTR_CASE as it didn't do its job in Qliberated 
Executables. ( many years ago).


Isn't the fact that functions are difficult to detect a problem for 
utility 'Namecheck'?


Sorry for my late reply, but yesterday end of the afternoon I had to go 
the the vaccination center to get my second 'shot'.


Have a fine weekend,

François Van Emelen

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Re: [Ql-Users] The INSTR function?

2021-05-07 Thread François Van Emelen via Ql-Users

Op 7/05/2021 om 14:10 schreef Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users:

François Van Emelen via Ql-Users wrote:

INSTR gone?

The function can still be used but is no longer present in 'EXTRAS. How is that 
possible?

It's not an instruction and was never listed in EXTRAS. The same way
"AND" is not listet, or "TO".

Marcel

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Hi Marcel,

Thanks for the info.

François Van Emelen


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[Ql-Users] The INSTR function?

2021-05-07 Thread François Van Emelen via Ql-Users

Hi all,

INSTR gone?

The function can still be used but is no longer present in 'EXTRAS. How 
is that possible?


François Van Emelen


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Re: [Ql-Users] tools_rext

2021-04-08 Thread François Van Emelen via Ql-Users

Op 8/04/2021 om 9:30 schreef Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users:

Markus was helpfully responding to a question I asked on QL Forum
originally, so blame this one on me.

I was looking for additional information on what I thought was a toolkit
not known to me. Looks like it's a set of extensions that Oliver Fink used
in some of his programs, such as the font editor on the disk Markus
referred to, rather than a stand-alone toolkit as such.

Dilwyn

On Thu, 8 Apr 2021 at 08:13, desin via Ql-Users 
wrote:


Am 08.04.21 um 08:05 schrieb Wolfgang Lenerz via Ql-Users:

Hi,

thanks - where can one get them?

Wolfgang


Quanta Library Disc SP-04
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Thanks for the info.

François Van Emelen


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Re: [Ql-Users] SMSQmulator 2.31

2021-02-18 Thread François Van Emelen via Ql-Users

Op 18/02/2021 om 8:35 schreef Wolfgang Lenerz via Ql-Users:

Hi all,


SMSQmulator 2.31 is out (wlenerz.com/smsqmulator).

This is a pure bugfix release, to get rid of the syncscrap bug evoked
here, as well as some others found notably by Fabrizio  Diversi and Bob
Spelten.


This version does NOT fix the problem with ALT+CTRL hotkeys under
Windows - this requires some more investigation.

Have fun!

Wolfgang
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Thanks for the fix.

François Van Emelen


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Re: [Ql-Users] SMSQmulator 2.30

2021-02-13 Thread François Van Emelen via Ql-Users

Op 13/02/2021 om 11:24 schreef pjwitte via Ql-Users:
There appears to be a problem with the JVA_SYNCSCRAP job in Windows 
(10). I find it impossible to use the scrap, both internally (eg QD 
<-> QD) or from Windows (eg Notepad <-> QD). It always contains the 
same random text that never gets updated.


Stopping the SYNCSCRAP job cures the problem internally, but then the 
Windows <-> SMSQmulator facility also doesnt work, unless 
JVA_SGET/SPUT is used first.


The syncscrap job did work at some point, but doesnt now, and didnt in 
V2.29 either.


Apparently, in Windows, dont know about Linux, CTRL doesnt work as 
part of any Hotkey sequence; ALT + CTRL + x doest do anything although 
defined. Is this fixable?


Per

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Hi,

Same here with Windows 7.

François Van Emelen



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Re: [Ql-Users] SMSQmulator 2.30

2021-02-13 Thread François Van Emelen via Ql-Users

Op 13/02/2021 om 11:24 schreef pjwitte via Ql-Users:
There appears to be a problem with the JVA_SYNCSCRAP job in Windows 
(10). I find it impossible to use the scrap, both internally (eg QD 
<-> QD) or from Windows (eg Notepad <-> QD). It always contains the 
same random text that never gets updated.


Stopping the SYNCSCRAP job cures the problem internally, but then the 
Windows <-> SMSQmulator facility also doesnt work, unless 
JVA_SGET/SPUT is used first.


The syncscrap job did work at some point, but doesnt now, and didnt in 
V2.29 either.


Apparently, in Windows, dont know about Linux, CTRL doesnt work as 
part of any Hotkey sequence; ALT + CTRL + x doest do anything although 
defined. Is this fixable?


Per

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Hi,

I thought I was the only one having problems with it.

François Van Emelen

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Re: [Ql-Users] FIFi 5.04

2021-01-15 Thread François Van Emelen via Ql-Users

Op 15/01/2021 om 9:12 schreef Wolfgang Lenerz via Ql-Users:

Hi,

This can be found on my website

www.wlenerz.com/QLstuff

Have fun.

Wolfgang



Hi on the new QLE 3.20 it has got FiFi 5.04
where can I download it for my Version of QDT OK Thanks
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Thanks

François Van Emelen


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Re: [Ql-Users] [Norton AntiSpam] QL Calendar 2021

2020-12-29 Thread François Van Emelen via Ql-Users

Op 26/12/2020 om 17:08 schreef Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users:

I've put together a little QL-themed calendar for 2021 - The QaLendar.

Download it from http://www.dilwyn.me.uk/gen/calendar/calendar.html as
a PDF or a Word document.

A very happy new year to all QL users out there.
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Thanks Dilwyn and a very Happy New Year to you too.

François Van Emelen



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Re: [Ql-Users] MODPlay

2020-11-11 Thread François Van Emelen via Ql-Users

Op 10/11/2020 om 20:21 schreef Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users:

Hi all,

I wrote a music player for the old Amiga MOD file format. Head over to
https://www.kilgus.net/smsqe/modplay/ for the details.

Cheers, Marcel



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Thanks.

Runs like a charmwith QPC2.

François Van Emelen



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Re: [Ql-Users] QD vB.07

2020-08-07 Thread François Van Emelen via Ql-Users

Op 6/08/2020 om 0:08 schreef Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users:

I uploaded a new QD version to https://www.kilgus.net/smsqe/qd/.

It finally seems to fix the crashes Per experienced with it (thanks
for isolating the problem!). Basically it could corrupt memory if you
give it an editor height on the command line (e.g. "\n200") that does
not fit on the screen. I introduced the bug in B.05 while implementing
the per-extension file usage feature, a very unfortunate and
unexpected side-effect.

Cheers, Marcel

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Thank you for the fix.

Have a fine day.

François Van Emelen



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Re: [Ql-Users] SMSQmulator 2.29

2020-04-19 Thread François Van Emelen via Ql-Users

Op 19/04/2020 om 14:57 schreef François Van Emelen via Ql-Users:

Op 19/04/2020 om 7:56 schreef Wolfgang Lenerz via Ql-Users:

Hi all,

hot on the heels of SMSQE 3.36 comes SMSQmulator 2.29.

Win drives can be made removable.
NFA drives can handle (exec, save and load) files with an XTcc footer,
so that QL files can be  EXEC'd directly from a native drive.

wlenerz.com/smsqmulator.

Have fun


Wolfgang
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Hi Wolfgang,

There seems to be a problem with 2.29.
Launching it displays a black screen.

About says: v 2.29 for Java 8.

François Van Emelen


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Seems to be OK now. Thanks.

Francçois Van Emelen



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Re: [Ql-Users] SMSQmulator 2.29

2020-04-19 Thread François Van Emelen via Ql-Users

Op 19/04/2020 om 7:56 schreef Wolfgang Lenerz via Ql-Users:

Hi all,

hot on the heels of SMSQE 3.36 comes SMSQmulator 2.29.

Win drives can be made removable.
NFA drives can handle (exec, save and load) files with an XTcc footer,
so that QL files can be  EXEC'd directly from a native drive.

wlenerz.com/smsqmulator.

Have fun


Wolfgang
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Hi Wolfgang,

There seems to be a problem with 2.29.
Launching it displays a black screen.

About says: v 2.29 for Java 8.

François Van Emelen


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Re: [Ql-Users] 16th Italian Sinclair QL meeting (virtual) - Report

2020-04-14 Thread François Van Emelen via Ql-Users

Op 14/04/2020 om 1:00 schreef Davide Santachiara via Ql-Users:

16° Meeting Sinclair QL Italiano – 5th of April 2020


Thanks for the feedback.

François Van Emelen


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Re: [Ql-Users] 15th Sinclair QL Italian meeting goes virtual

2020-04-05 Thread François Van Emelen via Ql-Users

Op 4/04/2020 om 18:11 schreef Davide Santachiara via Ql-Users:

Dear All,

  


Due to Covid emergency the 15th QL Italian will not take place, but we will
virtually meet at 11:00 for some QL chats.

Anybody who would like to join us can just type on any browser (Chrome
preferred):

   https://meet.jit.si/sinclairql

or use the Jitsi app on Google Play for Android or App store for Apple, then
connect to the meeting room sinclairql. We will start around 11:00 local
time (Central European Summer Time - UTC +2h). Shall there be anybody who
would like to present something from outside Italy is very welcome to join
us and we will translate into Italian for everybody.

ciao

Davide

  


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Some feedback would be nice.

François Van Emelen


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Re: [Ql-Users] SMSQESprites

2020-03-09 Thread François Van Emelen via Ql-Users

Op 8/03/2020 om 10:31 schreef Wolfgang Lenerz via Ql-Users:

Hi, a new version of SMSQESprites is out.

This has been extensively revamped and comes with new features (can be 
driven by command line , converts to/from pictures or sprites, 
compression, alpha channel, can process whole directories etc...).


wlenerz.com/qlstuff


Have fun,

Wolfgang

QL is the old black
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Thanks for the new verssion.

François Van Emelen



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Re: [Ql-Users] QL-VGA

2020-01-09 Thread François Van Emelen via Ql-Users

Op 8/01/2020 om 22:58 schreef Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users:

still lurking here


Of course, I'm still lurking.
François Van Emelen


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Re: [Ql-Users] THE DISTRIBUTION - Word is out!

2019-12-01 Thread François Van Emelen via Ql-Users

Op 1/12/2019 om 17:53 schreef Urs Koenig (QL) via Ql-Users:

Simon wrote:

  Thank You Urs for all your Hard Work that you Do 10 out of 10

It's a pleasure. :-)

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Thank you.

François Van emelen


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Re: [Ql-Users] WM_move_mode and Easyptr menu

2019-10-20 Thread François Van Emelen via Ql-Users

Op 20/10/2019 om 11:02 schreef Bob Spelten via Ql-Users:
Op Sat, 19 Oct 2019 17:05:12 +0200 schreef François Van Emelen via 
Ql-Users :



Op 18/10/2019 om 13:01 schreef Bob Spelten via Ql-Users:
op Fri, 18 Oct 2019 11:34:46 +0200 schreef pjwitte via Ql-Users 
:



On 18/10/2019 11:17, François Van Emelen via Ql-Users wrote:

(...)


(...)

According to the EP manual (p71) a -1 parameter should also give the 
WM_MOVEMODE options to WMOVE.


Bob


Hi Bob,

EP manual (p71)? Are you referring to the Easyptr manual ?


Yes, it's there on my original printed manual from 2005.
In a later PDF (dated Oct.2012) it's on page 74.

Bob


Thanks,

François



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Re: [Ql-Users] WM_move_mode and Easyptr menu

2019-10-19 Thread François Van Emelen via Ql-Users

Op 18/10/2019 om 13:01 schreef Bob Spelten via Ql-Users:
op Fri, 18 Oct 2019 11:34:46 +0200 schreef pjwitte via Ql-Users 
:



On 18/10/2019 11:17, François Van Emelen via Ql-Users wrote:

Hi,


Can someone confirm what happens in line 220?

In a menu created with Easaymenu (Easyptr) there is a Loose Item to 
allow the menu to be moved.


Configuration A: the key for that Loose Item is CRTL E, seems to be 
the default value.


Configuration B: I replaced the default key with value 77 (‘M’) for 
Move.


….

200 SELect on ObjectHit

205 = -1:Remark do something

210 = -2:Remark do something

215 =- 3:Remark this is the move Loose Item

220 :Remark do something

….


With Configuration A, WM_movemode 0,1,2,3 can be used but line 220 
is never executed. Why?


With Configuration B, line 220 is executed but only WM_movemode 0 
(the old way, using the “move window” sprite) is available. Why?


Is this a feature, a bug or am I missing something?

Help and explanation are welcome.


François Van Emelen


In A. the Move window call is trapped by the system, so it never 
reaches line 220. In B. you need to add the instruction to move the 
window, for example WMOV. This gives you the opportunity to carry out 
other stuff before and after the the move instruction. The standard 
key for this is CF4, tho'.


WMOV has evolved over the years, so make sure youre using the latest 
version of ptrmen_cde to get the best. Get it directly from Marcel's.


On my Knoware.no site, for example, there are a number of PE programs 
with source code included. They show a variety of ways you can do this.


Per

According to the EP manual (p71) a -1 parameter should also give the 
WM_MOVEMODE options to WMOVE.


Bob


Hi Bob,

EP manual (p71)? Are you referring to the Easyptr manual ?

François



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Re: [Ql-Users] WM_move_mode and Easyptr menu

2019-10-19 Thread François Van Emelen via Ql-Users

Op 18/10/2019 om 11:34 schreef pjwitte via Ql-Users:

On 18/10/2019 11:17, François Van Emelen via Ql-Users wrote:

Hi,


Can someone confirm what happens in line 220?

In a menu created with Easaymenu (Easyptr) there is a Loose Item to 
allow the menu to be moved.


Configuration A: the key for that Loose Item is CRTL E, seems to be 
the default value.


Configuration B: I replaced the default key with value 77 (‘M’) for 
Move.


….

200 SELect on ObjectHit

205 = -1:Remark do something

210 = -2:Remark do something

215 =- 3:Remark this is the move Loose Item

220 :Remark do something

….


With Configuration A, WM_movemode 0,1,2,3 can be used but line 220 is 
never executed. Why?


With Configuration B, line 220 is executed but only WM_movemode 0 
(the old way, using the “move window” sprite) is available. Why?


Is this a feature, a bug or am I missing something?

Help and explanation are welcome.


François Van Emelen 


In A. the Move window call is trapped by the system, so it never 
reaches line 220. In B. you need to add the instruction to move the 
window, for example WMOV. This gives you the opportunity to carry out 
other stuff before and after the the move instruction. The standard 
key for this is CF4, tho'.


WMOV has evolved over the years, so make sure youre using the latest 
version of ptrmen_cde to get the best. Get it directly from Marcel's.


On my Knoware.no site, for example, there are a number of PE programs 
with source code included. They show a variety of ways you can do this.


Per


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Hi Per,

Thanks for your reply.

In my programme WMOW is of course present in line 215. Yes of course, in 
A. the call is trapped by the system. As for B. I'll have to investigate 
further. WM_MOVEMODE not working correctly is perhaps due to the menu 
itself created a long time ago with an older version of Easyptr.


Of course, your site is not unknown to me: I visited it more than once.

Thanks for your comments!

François Van Emelen



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[Ql-Users] WM_move_mode and Easyptr menu

2019-10-18 Thread François Van Emelen via Ql-Users

Hi,


Can someone confirm what happens in line 220?

In a menu created with Easaymenu (Easyptr) there is a Loose Item to 
allow the menu to be moved.


Configuration A: the key for that Loose Item is CRTL E, seems to be the 
default value.


Configuration B: I replaced the default key with value 77 (‘M’) for Move.

….

200 SELect on ObjectHit

205 = -1:Remark do something

210 = -2:Remark do something

215 =- 3:Remark this is the move Loose Item

220 :Remark do something

….


With Configuration A, WM_movemode 0,1,2,3 can be used but line 220 is 
never executed. Why?


With Configuration B, line 220 is executed but only WM_movemode 0 (the 
old way, using the “move window” sprite) is available. Why?


Is this a feature, a bug or am I missing something?

Help and explanation are welcome.


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Re: [Ql-Users] BMP v1.04

2019-07-18 Thread François Van Emelen via Ql-Users

Op 17/07/2019 om 21:38 schreef 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
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Re: [Ql-Users] Updating my QLE

2019-06-05 Thread François Van Emelen via Ql-Users

Op 5/06/2019 om 12:08 schreef Giorgio Garabello via Ql-Users:

  To update the system, Black Phoenix has its own method of maintaining
(only a few).
The WIN1_SYS_DESKTOP_DESKTOP_bas file must be created and inserted into a
.WIN to be hooked as WIN2_ using the precise name: "WIN2_DESKTOP_bas"

In this way BP does not execute its own DESKTOP file but executes the one
in WIN2_

This way I can modify the file that configures the desktop and insert some
changes or loadings of extensions that I want to keep when I update to BP.

The method is not the best but at the moment we cannot do much ...
moreover, you need to know a little about SMSQE

Black Phoenix is still a product too recent ... when it comes in a more
complete form you can think of managing automatic updates ... but for now
it's not possible.


Giorgio Garabello


Il giorno mer 5 giu 2019 alle ore 11:37 François Van Emelen via Ql-Users <
ql-users@lists.q-v-d.com> ha scritto:


Op 3/06/2019 om 18:52 schreef simon629--- via Ql-Users:

Hi can you help me I have an Old Version of QLE with all my Software

what I have Bought what is the best way to upgrade to the QLE 3.19 it is a
pain every version of QLE Comes out I have to keep on updated mine Can you
please help OK Thanks simon629

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Yes, that's a problem not only with QLE but also with Black Phoenix. I
don't know if there is an easy solution.

François Van Emelen



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Thanks Giorgio

François Van Emelen



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Re: [Ql-Users] Updating my QLE

2019-06-05 Thread François Van Emelen via Ql-Users

Op 3/06/2019 om 18:52 schreef simon629--- via Ql-Users:

Hi can you help me I have an Old Version of QLE with all my Software what I 
have Bought what is the best way to upgrade to the QLE 3.19 it is a pain every 
version of QLE Comes out I have to keep on updated mine Can you please help OK 
Thanks simon629
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Yes, that's a problem not only with QLE but also with Black Phoenix. I 
don't know if there is an easy solution.


François Van Emelen



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Re: [Ql-Users] Sad news

2019-05-25 Thread François Van Emelen via Ql-Users

Op 24/05/2019 om 20:07 schreef Giorgio Garabello via Ql-Users:

Guido Masoero, manager of the Italian SPEM company that has made several
hardware for the QL has passed away.
he was 76 years old :-(

I remember the afternoon after his shop with him talking about QL for hours
... even though he hasn't been an active member of the QL community for
many years, we were still in touch with him and followed our work.

Today is a sad day for us in the Italian world QL
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Re: [Ql-Users] Knoware.no

2019-05-13 Thread François Van Emelen via Ql-Users

Op 13/05/2019 om 14:54 schreef pjwitte via Ql-Users:
Just to let you know that Knoware is up and running again after ten 
years or so of being nowhere. While I hope there will be something of 
interest for anyone interested in the QL and derivatives in general, 
its main interest will be for those of us who like to write programs 
for it and generally mess around with the software.

www.knoware.no/ 

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Re: [Ql-Users] QL/E version 3.19 (Edition 1904, Codename "On the move", last updated 28.04.2019) is out!

2019-05-06 Thread François Van Emelen via Ql-Users

Op 6/05/2019 om 6:53 schreef Urs Koenig (QL) via Ql-Users:

http://sinclairql.net/repository.html#QLE

  


It took me over 7 months to complete work on

this release of QL/E. This time quite a huge

change and so I hope, a vast improvement.

  


Highlights:

- Colourways, JMON, QD, QMovie, QSpread!

- Updated EE, FiFi, HyperHELP, IPNET,

   QED, SMSQ/E, TK2, TURBO, THINGS!

- Improved boot process: more FREE MEMORY,

   faster startup, more HOTKEYs, flavours.

- Added and reworked DO scripts.

- Cleanup and improvements here and there.

  


Many thanks to Markus, Marcel, Per, Martin

and Simon for their feedback and support.

  


QL forever!

Urs

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Re: [Ql-Users] QL User magazine scans

2019-04-26 Thread François Van Emelen via Ql-Users

Op 25/04/2019 om 19:08 schreef 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
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Re: [Ql-Users] New QPC release ?

2019-04-10 Thread François Van Emelen via Ql-Users

Op 9/04/2019 om 17:55 schreef pjwitte via Ql-Users:

On 09/04/2019 12:51, François Van Emelen via Ql-Users wrote:

Op 8/04/2019 om 14:58 schreef pjwitte via Ql-Users:
What seems to be the problem? To me the only "problem" seems to be 
one or two small inconsistencies:


DMEDIUM_TYPE returns -1 on DOS devices (the underlying iof.xinf call 
suggests: IOI_FTYP $2C Byte Format type (1=qdos, 2=msdos etc) but -1 
is arguable..)


The other relates to iof.xinf directly, but that is not wired up to 
any DMEDIUM_ command, namely:
IOI_HDRL $28 Long File header length (per file storage overhead) - 
which returns 512b on DOS, while all other devices return 64b. The 
inconsistency here is that 512b doesnt relate to the actual file 
header size, as I always assumed was the intention..


Those two points also differ from SMSQmulator's NFA device, which 
returns the "expected" values, ie 2 and 64, respectively.


Just my penny's worth..
Per

On 06/04/2019 12:55, François Van Emelen via Ql-Users wrote:

Hi,

There seems to be a new release of QPC2 in the pipeline.

It would be very useful if someone would/could debug the 
'DMEDIUM_XXX' functions.


Have a fine day,

François Van Emelen



Hi,

As my programming skills are limited to some easy basic, I can't 
argue about "DMEDIUM_TYPE returns -1 on DOS devices (the underlying 
iof.xinf call suggests: IOI_FTYP $2C Byte Format type (1=qdos, 
2=msdos etc) but -1 is arguable..)"


I noticed some months ago that some DMEDIUM-functions returned wrong 
values (see SBASIC/SuperBASIC Reference Manual Online Documentation 
Release 4.0.1 Rich Mellor).


Not only wrong values but also differences between Smsqmulator and 
Qpc. And as there is a new release of QPC in the pipeline, I thought 
it was right time to try to convince Marcel to do some work on those 
DMEDIUM-functions .


You could try this in QPC and SMSQMULATOR to see the difference.

90  REMark test for for some dmediium_xxx functions
100 OPEN_OVER#3,'ram2_rdonly_txt'   ::datad_temp$=DATAD$
110  REMark Why does 'dmedium_rdonly(\dev$) return 0 instead of 1
120  REMark Why does 'dmedium_type(\dev$) return -1 instead of 3
130  REMark Why does 'line 240  return  -23  WITH qpc2 (which seems 
correc)t BUT -7 with SMSQMULATOR

140  dev$='dos3_' :d$=DATE$
150 REMark DOS3_   is an external USB CD DRIVE
160 DATA_USE 'dos3_'
170  fichier$=dev$$
180 WHEN ERRor
190 IF  ERNUM:PRINT#3,ERLIN,ERNUM:END IF
200 END WHEN
210 d= FTEST(dev$)
220 IF d<0:CLOSE#3:DELETE 'ram2_rdonly_txt' :DATA_USE 
datad_temp$:STOP:END IF

230 f=FOP_NEW(fichier$):
240  PRINT#3,240,' f=fop_new(fichier$) = ',f
250  PRINT#3,250,'dmedium_rdonly(\dev$) = '; 
DMEDIUM_RDONLY(\dev$),'rdonly' ,' 0= Read/Write 1=Read Only'
260  PRINT#3,260,'dmedium_type(\dev$) = ', 
DMEDIUM_TYPE(\dev$),'type'  ,'0= Ram disk : 1= floppy drive :2= hard 
disk :3=CDrom drive'

270  PRINT#3,270,'dmedium_name$(\dev$) = ', DMEDIUM_NAME$(\dev$) ,'name'
280   CLOSE#3
290 DATA_USE datad_temp$  :PAUSE

Thanks for your reply..

Have a fine day.

François Van Emelen


Hi François,

I tried your program with different devices, this is what I found:

    ram1    flp2    win1 dos1/nfa1 win3 dos3/nfa3
SMSQmulator

f=fop_new(fichier$)  4   4   4 -7 4    -7*
dmedium_rdonly(\dev$)    0   0   0 0 0 0
dmedium_type(\dev$)  0   1   2 2 2 2
dmedium_name$(\dev$) RAM1    MyFlp   Syst   NFA DRIVE 1 Pics   NFA 
DRIVE 3



QPC2 (V4.xx)

f=fop_new(fichier$)  4   4   4 -23**  4 4
dmedium_rdonly(\dev$)    0   0   0 0 0 0
dmedium_type(\dev$)  0   1   2 -1 2    -1
dmedium_name$(\dev$) RAM1    MyFlp   System C:\ Pics  Temp


* The reason NFA file returned -7 here is because the : in the date 
got translated
to " on the drive: April 9th 2019 17:06:51 -> April 9th 2019 17"06"51, 
so it

couldnt find the file it had just created!

** -23 => Access denied on system root. DMEDIUM_RDONLY reported 0..

The  problem doesnt, IMHO, lie with DMEDIUM_xxx. Its down to the 
various driver implementations. It would, of course be good if the 
various drivers could all behave in a consistent way. With QPC2 and 
SMSQmulator there is still hope, but for many other systems, like the 
Falkenberg HDD interface (ref the SBASIC/SuperBASIC Reference Manual) 
that boat has probably sailed.

Per
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Hi,

Thank you for your extended testing and comments. As I no longer have a 
reliable floppy drive I couldn't even use those DMEDIUM_xxx functions 
for it.


In line 140 I replaced d$=date$ with d$="readonlytest.txt" for a more 
conventional file name. Line 240 still return -7 with SMSQMULATOR. This 
seems to tells that the the translation of Date$ is not the lone 
respondsible for returning -7 . The difference is perhaps due to the 
'impl

Re: [Ql-Users] New QPC release ?

2019-04-09 Thread François Van Emelen via Ql-Users

Op 9/04/2019 om 0:12 schreef Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users:

pjwitte via Ql-Users wrote:

DMEDIUM_TYPE returns -1 on DOS devices (the underlying iof.xinf call
suggests: IOI_FTYP $2C Byte Format type (1=qdos, 2=msdos etc) but -1
is arguable..)

Oh, that actually is a bug. It's supposed to be 2 of course. I have
translated the code into C last weekend and thus already fixed it
without even knowing that it was broken.


The other relates to iof.xinf directly, but that is not wired up to
any DMEDIUM_ command, namely:
IOI_HDRL $28 Long File header length (per file storage overhead) -
which returns 512b on DOS, while all other devices return 64b. The
inconsistency here is that 512b doesnt relate to the actual file
header size, as I always assumed was the intention..

Looks like the structure is somehow offset by some bytes, as that is
also supposed to be 64.

I was thinking more about the line of DMEDIUM_RDONLY and
DMEDIUM_REMOVE. This is a bit more difficult to check but I think I
got the most common cases now at least.

Marcel

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Re: [Ql-Users] New QPC release ?

2019-04-09 Thread François Van Emelen via Ql-Users

Op 8/04/2019 om 14:58 schreef pjwitte via Ql-Users:
What seems to be the problem? To me the only "problem" seems to be one 
or two small inconsistencies:


DMEDIUM_TYPE returns -1 on DOS devices (the underlying iof.xinf call 
suggests: IOI_FTYP $2C Byte Format type (1=qdos, 2=msdos etc) but -1 
is arguable..)


The other relates to iof.xinf directly, but that is not wired up to 
any DMEDIUM_ command, namely:
IOI_HDRL $28 Long File header length (per file storage overhead) - 
which returns 512b on DOS, while all other devices return 64b. The 
inconsistency here is that 512b doesnt relate to the actual file 
header size, as I always assumed was the intention..


Those two points also differ from SMSQmulator's NFA device, which 
returns the "expected" values, ie 2 and 64, respectively.


Just my penny's worth..
Per

On 06/04/2019 12:55, François Van Emelen via Ql-Users wrote:

Hi,

There seems to be a new release of QPC2 in the pipeline.

It would be very useful if someone would/could debug the 
'DMEDIUM_XXX' functions.


Have a fine day,

François Van Emelen



Hi,

As my programming skills are limited to some easy basic, I can't argue 
about "DMEDIUM_TYPE returns -1 on DOS devices (the underlying iof.xinf 
call suggests: IOI_FTYP $2C Byte Format type (1=qdos, 2=msdos etc) but 
-1 is arguable..)"


I noticed some months ago that some DMEDIUM-functions returned wrong 
values (see SBASIC/SuperBASIC Reference Manual Online Documentation 
Release 4.0.1 Rich Mellor).


Not only wrong values but also differences between Smsqmulator and Qpc. 
And as there is a new release of QPC in the pipeline, I thought it was 
right time to try to convince Marcel to do some work on those 
DMEDIUM-functions .


You could try this in QPC and SMSQMULATOR to see the difference.

90  REMark test for for some dmediium_xxx functions
100 OPEN_OVER#3,'ram2_rdonly_txt'   ::datad_temp$=DATAD$
110  REMark Why does 'dmedium_rdonly(\dev$) return 0 instead of 1
120  REMark Why does 'dmedium_type(\dev$) return -1 instead of 3
130  REMark Why does 'line 240  return  -23  WITH qpc2 (which seems 
correc)t BUT -7 with SMSQMULATOR

140  dev$='dos3_' :d$=DATE$
150 REMark DOS3_   is an external USB CD DRIVE
160 DATA_USE 'dos3_'
170  fichier$=dev$$
180 WHEN ERRor
190 IF  ERNUM:PRINT#3,ERLIN,ERNUM:END IF
200 END WHEN
210 d= FTEST(dev$)
220 IF d<0:CLOSE#3:DELETE 'ram2_rdonly_txt' :DATA_USE 
datad_temp$:STOP:END IF

230 f=FOP_NEW(fichier$):
240  PRINT#3,240,' f=fop_new(fichier$) = ',f
250  PRINT#3,250,'dmedium_rdonly(\dev$) = '; 
DMEDIUM_RDONLY(\dev$),'rdonly' ,' 0= Read/Write 1=Read Only'
260  PRINT#3,260,'dmedium_type(\dev$) = ', DMEDIUM_TYPE(\dev$),'type'  
,'0= Ram disk : 1= floppy drive :2= hard disk :3=CDrom drive'

270  PRINT#3,270,'dmedium_name$(\dev$) = ', DMEDIUM_NAME$(\dev$) ,'name'
280   CLOSE#3
290 DATA_USE datad_temp$  :PAUSE

Thanks for your reply..

Have a fine day.

François Van Emelen




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Re: [Ql-Users] New QPC release ?

2019-04-08 Thread François Van Emelen via Ql-Users

Op 7/04/2019 om 23:22 schreef Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users:

François Van Emelen via Ql-Users wrote:

There seems to be a new release of QPC2 in the pipeline.

It has been in the pipeline for the last 2 years... but yeah, it's
much further along now.


It would be very useful if someone would/could debug the 'DMEDIUM_XXX'
functions.

If you refer to the DOS device then someone must be me then. But this
is not a bug. It's maybe a missing feature, but one that is amazingly
difficult to pull off correctly for very little gain. I might try
halve-assing it though.

Marcel


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Thanks for your reply.

François Van Emelen


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[Ql-Users] New QPC release ?

2019-04-06 Thread François Van Emelen via Ql-Users

Hi,

There seems to be a new release of QPC2 in the pipeline.

It would be very useful if someone would/could debug the 'DMEDIUM_XXX' 
functions.


Have a fine day,

François Van Emelen



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Re: [Ql-Users] EasyMenu

2019-04-05 Thread François Van Emelen via Ql-Users

Op 3/04/2019 om 23:52 schreef Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users:

During the German ZX meeting that has become some sort of last refuge
for us QL fans, too, a new EasyMenu was created, fixing a small bug
that resulted in long startup time on the Q68. I don't think the bug
has other ill effects, but updating certainly will not do any harm:

https://www.kilgus.net/smsqe/easyptr/

Marcel

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thanks.

François Van Emelen



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Re: [Ql-Users] QL World scans

2019-03-05 Thread François Van Emelen via Ql-Users

Op 4/03/2019 om 20:52 schreef 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
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thanks to both of you.

François Van Emelen



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Re: [Ql-Users] Updates SuQcess2 & QCoCo

2019-02-07 Thread François Van Emelen via Ql-Users

Op 6/02/2019 om 15:46 schreef Bob Spelten via Ql-Users:

Hi All,

I have updated some programs on my site.

SuQcess2 is now version 2.07.
Not many new features but lots of internal improvements.
The Sort Key can be set from the DATA menu.
Bug in locating the edited and sorted record from View is fixed.
Better detection of Read-Only media.
Updated ReadMe and Help files.

QCoCo is now version 1.63.
Supports the new binary _thb files next to the ascii _thm theme files.
APPLY needs a Confirm or Undo action.
RESET can reset the current theme or to the startup theme.
A new Theme Viewer (by PJW) is included showing the colours and hex 
numbers.
Incomplete themes should not crash the program and are automatically 
completed through the SYNCHRO option.

Invalid, referenced and 3D items are marked when Viewing the colours.
Can be started with a theme as CMD$ which overrides the config item.
Updated ReadMe file.

Happy QLing,
Bob


Hi Bob,

Thank you.

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Re: [Ql-Users] QPC 2 on Linux

2018-12-27 Thread François Van Emelen via Ql-Users

Op 24/12/2018 om 15:10 schreef desin via Ql-Users:

QPC 2 works here on wine-3.0.4(stable) and wine-4.0-rc2(staging)

I'm on Kanotix Steelfire
Debian Linux 4.9.0-8 (NVIDIA) and 4.19.0-3 (INTEL)

you can get it here

http://nightly.kanotix.acritox.com/latest/

it comes in LXDE and KDE flavours


Greetings from Switzerland

    Markus
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Hi,

I installed Linux Mint 19 on an old laptop a few months ago and although 
I am not a tinkerer everything went smoothly. QPC was installed without 
problems and runs as expected without complaining except THE QPC 
CD-AUDIO MODULE.


Have a fine day

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Re: [Ql-Users] QStripper version 1.16 is available.

2018-12-21 Thread François Van Emelen via Ql-Users

Op 17/12/2018 om 21:30 schreef Norman Dunbar via Ql-Users:
QStripper has moved house. It's now on GitHub at 
https://github.com/NormanDunbar/QStripper.


There's a new release out today, version 1.16, which is an enhancement 
requested by Derek Stewart over version 1.15. It now allows you to use 
your own background image rather than the one I installed at version 
1.13, a NASA image of Jupiter.


Windows users, I've noticed that 1.15 onwards requires a new set of 
Windows Support Files. Sorry about that, circumstances beyond my 
control I'm afraid. :-(


The release area is https://github.com/NormanDunbar/QStripper/releases 
- help yourself.



Cheers,
Norm.


Thanks

François Van Emelen


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Re: [Ql-Users] ProWesS - FSearch

2018-12-11 Thread François Van Emelen via Ql-Users

Op 11/12/2018 om 14:31 schreef 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
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Hi Dilwyn,

As I wrote a few days ago, send me your email address and I'll send you 
a zipped 'Fsearch'.


Have a fine day.

François Van Emelen



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Re: [Ql-Users] Fwd: ProWesS Files

2018-12-07 Thread François Van Emelen via Ql-Users

Op 7/12/2018 om 15:35 schreef 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.


If you mean the basic interface that's part of Prowess .

I'll send you FSearch  tomorrow. if you send me your Email address.

François Van Emelen


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.

I knew that communication in the QL world was slow... but 5 years before 
we are informed about this is very slow.



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











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Re: [Ql-Users] PWfile and SMSQmulator

2018-12-07 Thread François Van Emelen via Ql-Users

Op 6/12/2018 om 16:21 schreef Bob Spelten via Ql-Users:
Op Thu, 06 Dec 2018 15:26:04 +0100 schreef Wolf via Ql-Users 
:



Hi,


You are right, there is a problem. But it seems to be PWFile itself.
Renaming the device is not recognised, it sticks to the original name.
Renaming DOS to NFA under QPC2 presents the same problem.
The same is true for renaming WIN to MDV.




Do you mean that PWFile does not honour a device's usage name, but 
always insists on using its "true" name (a little bit like the menu 
extensions which normally don't show the "dev" device)?



That's exactly what happens.
When I edit the changed name by hand in the "directory" window, it 
changes back to the original name when Enter is pressed.


Bob


That's what I meant.

François Van Emelen



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Re: [Ql-Users] PWfile and SMSQmulator

2018-12-07 Thread François Van Emelen via Ql-Users

Op 6/12/2018 om 15:18 schreef Wolf via Ql-Users:

Hi,

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


That's right but  I think this is  only true for ProwesS itself not for 
PWfile, Fsearch,Fontutils,DATAdesign, PFlist. Have a look 
http://www.progs.be/Information/prices.html. Only  ProWesS itself. is 
free and can be downloaded  .The others have a price tag ( still in 
Belgian Francs) and are not downloadable.


I hope I'm wrong here.

François Van Emelen


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



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Re: [Ql-Users] PWfile and SMSQmulator

2018-12-04 Thread François Van Emelen via Ql-Users

Op 4/12/2018 om 14:09 schreef Bob Spelten via Ql-Users:
Op Tue, 04 Dec 2018 13:18:37 +0100 schreef François Van Emelen via 
Ql-Users :



Op 4/12/2018 om 11:59 schreef Bob Spelten via Ql-Users:
Op Tue, 04 Dec 2018 11:20:58 +0100 schreef François Van Emelen via 
Ql-Users :






1. Launch PWfile (smsqumatator)

2.go to 'directory' and replace 'winx_ 'with ''nfax_'

All files in that device  should be visible now. My question is 
:Can you see them?


I don't see anything in SMSQmulator but I do see them in QPC2.

I hope this clarifies my question.

Thank you for your reply

Have a fine day,

François Van Emelen


Hi Francois,

I have just tried PWFile on SMSQm8 but I can see the files and can 
open them.

Are you sure you have a valid NFAx device and not renamed NFA to DOS?
By default PWFile selects only those directories that are configured 
in ProWess else you must edit the device by hand.


Bob


Hi Bob,

You're right, replacing 'dos' with 'nfa' followed by a reset solves 
the problem.

But then my next question is : why is 'nfa' OK  and  'dos' is not OK?
Sorry for the delay,  problems with my mailing server.

Have a fine day.

François


You are right, there is a problem. But it seems to be PWFile itself.
Renaming the device is not recognised, it sticks to the original name.
Renaming DOS to NFA under QPC2 presents the same problem.
The same is true for renaming WIN to MDV.

Bob


Thanks Bob.

Have a fine day.

François Van Emelen



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Re: [Ql-Users] PWfile and SMSQmulator

2018-12-04 Thread François Van Emelen via Ql-Users

Op 4/12/2018 om 11:17 schreef Wolf via Ql-Users:

Hi,

as far as I know, all PROGS' Prowess stuff is now open source, perhaps 
you could send the programs to Dilwyn for inclusion on his site...


Regards

Wolfgang




Hi all,

Can 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



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Re: [Ql-Users] PWfile and SMSQmulator

2018-12-04 Thread François Van Emelen via Ql-Users

Op 4/12/2018 om 11:59 schreef Bob Spelten via Ql-Users:
Op Tue, 04 Dec 2018 11:20:58 +0100 schreef François Van Emelen via 
Ql-Users :






1. Launch PWfile (smsqumatator)

2.go to 'directory' and replace 'winx_ 'with ''nfax_'

All files in that device  should be visible now. My question is :Can 
you see them?


I don't see anything in SMSQmulator but I do see them in QPC2.

I hope this clarifies my question.

Thank you for your reply

Have a fine day,

François Van Emelen


Hi Francois,

I have just tried PWFile on SMSQm8 but I can see the files and can 
open them.

Are you sure you have a valid NFAx device and not renamed NFA to DOS?
By default PWFile selects only those directories that are configured 
in ProWess else you must edit the device by hand.


Bob


Hi Bob,

You're right, replacing 'dos' with 'nfa' followed by a reset solves the 
problem.


But then my next question is : why is 'nfa' OK  and  'dos' is not OK?

Sorry for the delay,  problems with my mailing server.

Have a fine day.

François




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Re: [Ql-Users] PWfile and SMSQmulator

2018-12-04 Thread François Van Emelen via Ql-Users

Op 4/12/2018 om 10:05 schreef Derek Stewart via Ql-Users:

Hi,

PWFILE looks to of been a commerical Prowess application by Progs.

It is not on their download list.

WHat is the problem with PWFILE?

In the Prowess Distribution, Multiview works OK with SMSQmualtor NFA 
device, Q68 FAT device.


Regards,

Derek




Hi Derek,

What do you mean with 'PWFILE looks to of been a commerical Prowess 
application by Progs.' Is it still commercial? (I'm not a native speaker)


Dates on my floppies (pwfile,pwsearch, pwlist,...) are between 1995 and 
1997). I bought all those programs directly from Nathan/Jonathan) as 
they used to live only 10km from my home. I think these floppies are 
updates made in Eindhoven (QL meetings) where I met Nathan or his brother.


With the above explanation, I want yo emphasise that I'm using the 
original progs.


My original question was not about Muliview or Viewer but about PWfile 
itself. I'll try to be more acurate  using an example:


1. Launch PWfile (smsqumatator)

2.go to 'directory' and replace 'winx_ 'with ''nfax_'

All files in that device  should be visible now. My question is :Can you 
see them?


I don't see anything in SMSQmulator but I do see them in QPC2.

I hope this clarifies my question.

Thank you for your reply

Have a fine day,

François Van Emelen





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Re: [Ql-Users] PWfile and SMSQmulator

2018-12-04 Thread François Van Emelen via Ql-Users

Op 4/12/2018 om 7:25 schreef Wolfgang Lenerz via Ql-Users:

Hi,

where can you get this program?

Wolfgang


Hi All,

Has someone been able to use PWfile (file manager ProWesS/ProForma) 
with a 'NFA'-device with SMSQmulator ?


François Van Emelen




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Hi Wolfgang,

PWfile is part of the programs I bought from PROGS such as PWfile, 
PWsearch,PWlist... all running with ProweSS/ProForma.




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[Ql-Users] PWfile and SMSQmulator

2018-12-03 Thread François Van Emelen via Ql-Users

Hi All,

Has someone been able to use PWfile (file manager ProWesS/ProForma)  
with a 'NFA'-device with SMSQmulator ?


François Van Emelen




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Re: [Ql-Users] SMSQE 3.34

2018-11-30 Thread François Van Emelen via Ql-Users

Op 30/11/2018 om 19:05 schreef Derek via Ql-Users:

Hi Wolfgang,

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

On 30 November 2018 16:45:37 GMT+00:00, Wolfgang Lenerz via Ql-Users 
 wrote:

Hi all,

SMSQE 3.34 is out.

Mostly bugfixes for Q68, but also a new SSJOb command courtesy of Per
Witte.

Wlenerz.com/smsqe


Have fun

Wolfgang
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Regards,

Derek
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I second that.

François Van Emelen



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Re: [Ql-Users] QTImage 1.4

2018-10-27 Thread François Van Emelen via Ql-Users

Op 27/10/2018 om 14:32 schreef François Van Emelen via Ql-Users:

Op 18/10/2018 om 11:44 schreef Giorgio Garabello via Ql-Users:

QTImage is out
you can download the software from this page:

http://www.hunggartorino.it/ql/qtimage-2/

Added new Pixel filter
New 3D mosaic filter inserted
Inserted frame tool
Added toning management
Added tool darken tone
Added tone lightening tool
Added low-relief filter
Inserted filter identifies edge

here some screenshot:
http://www.hunggartorino.it/ql/qtimage-1-4-is-out/

Have a nice day.

Giorgio
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Hi Giorgio,

I tested qtimage-1-4 last night and I noticed that the border 
thickness I mentioned a few months ago hasn't been fixed.


You told me that it is a 's_wsa' bug. I can't confirm nor infirm that, 
but there is an easy way to avoid QTimage to crash when entering a 
border thickness of 0.


A border thickness of 0 is synonymous with no border all all.

So, after pressing OK, test the value of border thickness first. If it 
is 0, close the menu without launching your 'border thickness 
routine', as if you had closed the menu with the 'close icon' and 
QTimage will not crash.


I had a peek at  the Black Phoenix 1.5. It seems promissing. Will it 
be useable with SMSQmulator?


Have a fine weekend.

François



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Sorry. Was intended to be private mail.

François Van Emelen



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Re: [Ql-Users] QTImage 1.4

2018-10-27 Thread François Van Emelen via Ql-Users

Op 18/10/2018 om 11:44 schreef Giorgio Garabello via Ql-Users:

QTImage is out
you can download the software from this page:

http://www.hunggartorino.it/ql/qtimage-2/

Added new Pixel filter
New 3D mosaic filter inserted
Inserted frame tool
Added toning management
Added tool darken tone
Added tone lightening tool
Added low-relief filter
Inserted filter identifies edge

here some screenshot:
http://www.hunggartorino.it/ql/qtimage-1-4-is-out/

Have a nice day.

Giorgio
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Hi Giorgio,

I tested qtimage-1-4 last night and I noticed that the border thickness 
I mentioned a few months ago hasn't been fixed.


You told me that it is a 's_wsa' bug. I can't confirm nor infirm that, 
but there is an easy way to avoid QTimage to crash when entering a 
border thickness of 0.


A border thickness of 0 is synonymous with no border all all.

So, after pressing OK, test the value of border thickness first. If it 
is 0, close the menu without launching your 'border thickness routine', 
as if you had closed the menu with the 'close icon' and QTimage will 
not crash.


I had a peek at  the Black Phoenix 1.5. It seems promissing. Will it be 
useable with SMSQmulator?


Have a fine weekend.

François



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Re: [Ql-Users] QTImage 1.4

2018-10-19 Thread François Van Emelen via Ql-Users

Op 18/10/2018 om 11:44 schreef Giorgio Garabello via Ql-Users:

QTImage is out
you can download the software from this page:

http://www.hunggartorino.it/ql/qtimage-2/

Added new Pixel filter
New 3D mosaic filter inserted
Inserted frame tool
Added toning management
Added tool darken tone
Added tone lightening tool
Added low-relief filter
Inserted filter identifies edge

here some screenshot:
http://www.hunggartorino.it/ql/qtimage-1-4-is-out/

Have a nice day.

Giorgio
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Hi Giorgio,

Thanks for the new version. I'll give it a try with QPC2.

François Van Emelen



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Re: [Ql-Users] QD 2018

2018-09-16 Thread François Van Emelen via Ql-Users

Op 16/09/2018 om 0:55 schreef Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users:

I have just updated QD 2018 to version B.05:

; B.05  Implemented per-extension editor-usage (configurable) (MK)
;   Fixed BASIC usage for DEFine FuNction (MK)
;   Fixed colours in replacement confirmation dialog (MK)
;   Fixed DO on resize to keep the x window size (MK)
;   Bottom right corner stays where it is on normal resize (MK)
;   Allow CTRL+Z (mark current line) in read-only mode (MK)

As previously with the tab settings the editor-usage can now be
configured per extension, so you can say all "_bas" (or "_bsl" ;) )
files automatically invoke the "BASIC" editor usage, for example.

The rest is the stuff we've already talked about here.

https://www.kilgus.net/smsqe/qd/

Cheers, Marcel

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Thank you Marcel

François Van Emelen



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Re: [Ql-Users] QD 2018

2018-08-16 Thread François Van Emelen via Ql-Users

Op 15/08/2018 om 18:06 schreef Jochen Merz via Ql-Users:

1988 + 20 = ???  ;-)

Am 15.08.2018 um 18:01 schrieb Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users:

To celebrate QD's 20th anniversary Jochen Merz gave me the premission
to release the fabulous QD text editor for free. Enjoy:

https://www.kilgus.net/smsqe/qd/

Cheers, Marcel

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Thanks Jochen,

I have been using QD for a about a quarter of a century, I think.

François Van Emelen



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Re: [Ql-Users] QL Pawn

2018-08-11 Thread François Van Emelen via Ql-Users

Op 10/08/2018 om 11:18 schreef 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
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Thanks for the info.

François Van Emelen



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Re: [Ql-Users] return values QPC2 <>SMSQMULATOR

2018-08-05 Thread François Van Emelen via Ql-Users

Op 5/08/2018 om 10:26 schreef Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users:

Wolf via Ql-Users wrote:

I didn't get the original question, for a few days I seem to have had
some email trouble...

This was the complete code:

100 OPEN_OVER#3,'ram2_rdonly_txt'
110  REMark Why does 'dmedium_rdonly(\dev$) return 0 instead of 1
120  REMark Why does 'dmedium_type(\dev$) return -1 instead of 3
130  REMark Why does 'line 240  return  -23  WITH qpc2 (which seems
correc)t BUT -7 with SMSQMULATOR
140  dev$='dos3_' :d$=DATE$  :datad_temp$=DATAD$
150 REMark DOS3_   is an external USB CD DRIVE
160 DATA_USE 'dos3_'
170  fichier$=dev$$
180 WHEN ERRor
190 IF  ERNUM:PRINT#3,ERLIN,ERNUM:END IF
200 END WHEN
210 d= FTEST(dev$)
220 IF d<0:CLOSE#3:DELETE 'ram2_rdonly_txt' :DATA_USE
datad_temp$:STOP:END IF
230 f=FOP_NEW(fichier$):
240  PRINT#3,240,' f=fop_new(fichier$) = ',f
250  PRINT#3,250,'dmedium_rdonly(\dev$) = '; DMEDIUM_RDONLY(\dev$),'rdonly'
260  PRINT#3,260,'dmedium_type(\dev$) = ', DMEDIUM_TYPE(\dev$),'type'
270  PRINT#3,270,'dmedium_name$(\dev$) = ', DMEDIUM_NAME$(\dev$) ,'name'
280   CLOSE#3
290 DATA_USE datad_temp$  :PAUSE

Marcel

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Thank you for your explanation.

Have a fine day,

François Van Emelen



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Re: [Ql-Users] return values QPC2 <>SMSQMULATOR

2018-08-05 Thread François Van Emelen via Ql-Users




I didn't get the original question, for a few days I seem to have had 
some email trouble...


Wolfgang


Hi Wolfgang,
The original questuion was:

Hi All,
(if there is still someone listening, of course.)

Can someone tell me why the return values in this small prog are 
different from those found in the SMQS/E SBASIC/SuperBASIC Reference Manual
Online Documentation Release 4.0.1 by Rich Mellor and why QPC2 and 
SMSQMULATOR sometimes return different values as in line 240?

Am I using these functions incorrectly? If so, can someone correct me?

100 OPEN_OVER#3,'ram2_rdonly_txt'
110  REMark Why does 'dmedium_rdonly(\dev$) return 0 instead of 1
120  REMark Why does 'dmedium_type(\dev$) return -1 instead of 3
130  REMark Why does 'line 240  return  -23  WITH qpc2 (which seems 
correc)t BUT -7 with SMSQMULATOR

140  dev$='dos3_' :d$=DATE$  :datad_temp$=DATAD$
150 REMark DOS3_   is an external USB CD DRIVE
160 DATA_USE 'dos3_'
170  fichier$=dev$$
180 WHEN ERRor
190 IF  ERNUM:PRINT#3,ERLIN,ERNUM:END IF
200 END WHEN
210 d= FTEST(dev$)
220 IF d<0:CLOSE#3:DELETE 'ram2_rdonly_txt' :DATA_USE 
datad_temp$:STOP:END IF

230 f=FOP_NEW(fichier$):
240  PRINT#3,240,' f=fop_new(fichier$) = ',f
250  PRINT#3,250,'dmedium_rdonly(\dev$) = '; DMEDIUM_RDONLY(\dev$),'rdonly'
260  PRINT#3,260,'dmedium_type(\dev$) = ', DMEDIUM_TYPE(\dev$),'type'
270  PRINT#3,270,'dmedium_name$(\dev$) = ', DMEDIUM_NAME$(\dev$) ,'name'
280   CLOSE#3
290 DATA_USE datad_temp$  :PAUSE

Thanks for reading this,
François Van Emelen


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[Ql-Users] return values QPC2 <>SMSQMULATOR

2018-08-03 Thread François Van Emelen via Ql-Users

Hi all,
(if there is still someone listening, of course.)

Can someone tell me why the return values in this small prog are 
different from those found in the SMQS/E SBASIC/SuperBASIC Reference Manual
Online Documentation Release 4.0.1 by Rich Mellor and why QPC2 and 
SMSQMULATOR sometimes return different values as in line 240?

Am I using these functions incorrectly? If so, can someone correct me?

100 OPEN_OVER#3,'ram2_rdonly_txt'
110  REMark Why does 'dmedium_rdonly(\dev$) return 0 instead of 1
120  REMark Why does 'dmedium_type(\dev$) return -1 instead of 3
130  REMark Why does 'line 240  return  -23  WITH qpc2 (which seems 
correc)t BUT -7 with SMSQMULATOR

140  dev$='dos3_' :d$=DATE$  :datad_temp$=DATAD$
150 REMark DOS3_   is an external USB CD DRIVE
160 DATA_USE 'dos3_'
170  fichier$=dev$$
180 WHEN ERRor
190 IF  ERNUM:PRINT#3,ERLIN,ERNUM:END IF
200 END WHEN
210 d= FTEST(dev$)
220 IF d<0:CLOSE#3:DELETE 'ram2_rdonly_txt' :DATA_USE 
datad_temp$:STOP:END IF

230 f=FOP_NEW(fichier$):
240  PRINT#3,240,' f=fop_new(fichier$) = ',f
250  PRINT#3,250,'dmedium_rdonly(\dev$) = '; DMEDIUM_RDONLY(\dev$),'rdonly'
260  PRINT#3,260,'dmedium_type(\dev$) = ', DMEDIUM_TYPE(\dev$),'type'
270  PRINT#3,270,'dmedium_name$(\dev$) = ', DMEDIUM_NAME$(\dev$) ,'name'
280   CLOSE#3
290 DATA_USE datad_temp$  :PAUSE

Thanks for reading this,
François Van Emelen


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Re: [Ql-Users] Stuart Honeyball

2018-06-18 Thread François Van Emelen via Ql-Users

Op 17/06/2018 om 14:32 schreef Urs Koenig (QL) via Ql-Users:

Derek wrote:

I totally agree with Tony, Stuart was a very nice person to know.
I talked with him alot when I organised 2 QL workshops in the North East.
His product line was excellent quality and I must of bought everything
Miracle Systems produced It does seem a loss to the QL community.

The last couple of weeks I re-viewed all the DVDs from the Italian QL community 
and compiled this playlist for the QL community:

Stuart Honeyball / Miracle Systems
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQHAWWG2O0e1rLysASEw-8zRe0rojueA_
In memoriam of the miraculous Stuart Honeyball. R.I.P. my friend.

Thanks to Antonio Gareffa (ANT Videoproductions) and other Italian QL friends 
there’s video footage of many 1990s QL shows. Published with their permission. 
Thank you very much for this great work. Grazie mille!

QL forever!

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Hi Urs,

Thanks for the link.

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Re: [Ql-Users] Sad news, sad news and more sad news

2018-04-30 Thread François Van Emelen via Ql-Users

Op 27/04/2018 om 10:23 schreef Jochen Merz via Ql-Users:

Hello to Everybody on the list,

I don't know why, but it seems I dropped out of the list end of January.

Which means, I missed some of the sad news (like Sjef's death) :-(

My wife and I suffered from one of worst flu's we remember for about 2 
months in total, so I did not notice that there were no news ...


I had the chance to speak to Stuart Honeyball on the phone a few days 
before he died, thanks to his wife Karin, which has been a very sad 
call. What a great person he was! I hope I will find the time to go 
through my memories and write something ...


EU-GDRP compliance ... made me stop all my QL activies and shutting 
down all the websites.
I will display a "thank you for the great times we had" until 24th of 
May, then delete everything completely.
The rules and information requiries forced by the EU are just too 
silly and the fines are too high.
Even websites which show information only require detailed data 
protection rules.


I have already spoken to Marcel ... I will forward him sources and 
manuals when I find the time.


We have had bad news here either, the most recent being that last week 
my wife's father died suddenly and her mother cannot stay at home 
alone, actually cannot be left alone. I do not want to go into detail, 
but we're looking forward to many many problems.


Anyway, I just wanted to report that my software will not be lost ... 
but I definitely need time to sort things.


Best regards    Jochen

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Hi Jochen,

Sad news indeed. Condolences for your wife's father.

Now that you seem to leave the QL, it is time for me to thank you not 
only for the software but also for the excellent service and help you 
have provided all those years!


Kind regards,

François Van Emelen



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Re: [Ql-Users] Mawdraw problem

2018-04-14 Thread François Van Emelen via Ql-Users

Op 14/04/2018 om 7:47 schreef Giorgio Garabello via Ql-Users:

Hi, do you think it is possible to format a single item of an application
window menu so that it always appears as a single element but divided into
two lines? I tried to insert chr $ (10) inside an element of an arrray like
this: a $ (0) = "Hi" & chr $ (10) & "John" but it does not work, only "Hi"
is displayed .

Regards
Giorgio
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Hi Giorgio,

Have you tried :

a$="Hi"$(13)&"John" :rem use chr$(13) instead of chr$(10)?

Hope this helps

François Van Emelen



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Re: [Ql-Users] FiFi

2018-03-30 Thread François Van Emelen via Ql-Users

Op 30/03/2018 om 6:48 schreef Wolf via Ql-Users:

Hi all,

FiFi, my formerly commercial file finder can now be downloaded from my 
site.


www.wlenerz.com/qlstuff

Have fun!

Wolfgang
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Hi Wolfgang,

Thank you. I suppose it is the same version as the one I bought many 
year ago from Jochen Merz.


François Van Emelen



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Re: [Ql-Users] Stuart Honeyball

2018-03-29 Thread François Van Emelen via Ql-Users

Op 29/03/2018 om 11:40 schreef 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
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Very sad news.

Blessings.
François Van Emelen


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Re: [Ql-Users] Sjef vd Molengraaf

2018-03-10 Thread François Van Emelen via Ql-Users

Op 9/03/2018 om 16:35 schreef Bob Spelten via Ql-Users:


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

Very sad news. I remember him well, waiting with a cup of coffee and a 
box of floppies to get updates/upgrades at Jochen's table.


Rust in vrede, vriend. (Dutch for rest in peace).

Thanks for letting us know.

François Van Emelen


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Re: [Ql-Users] R: Source code availability for Minerva v1.92 or v1.89?

2018-03-04 Thread François Van Emelen via Ql-Users

Op 3/03/2018 om 23:47 schreef Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users:

Davide Santachiara via Ql-Users wrote:

As we are riding the wave do you see any chance to fix the palette bug in
Qmenu which was found by Giorgio Garabello a few weeks ago (cut and paste
below for your convenience)?

QMenu 8.05 is out

https://www.kilgus.net/smsqe/qmenu/

Marcel

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Thanks for the update.

François Van Emelen



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Re: [Ql-Users] Merry Christmas with SMSQ/E

2017-12-27 Thread François Van Emelen via Ql-Users

Op 26/12/2017 om 18:31 schreef pjwitte via Ql-Users:
If you want a really miserable Christmas, you could try the following 
- without saving your work first:


1 x% = 32000
2 y% = x%
3 z% = 1600
4 t  = x% * y% * z%: REMark Kabm!!!
5 PRINT "-- Im dead!"

The above crashes SMSQ/E 3.32 on QPC2 and SMSQmulator! Even the 
four-finger reset wont work. The following is, as youd expect, fine:


1 x% = 32000
2 y% = x%
3 z% = 1600
4 t  = x% * y%
5 t  = t * z%
6 PRINT "Yippi! - Im still alive!"

Per
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Hi,

Same here.

1) QPC2: screen fills with light brown colour up to bottom half of the 
screen then QPC2 locks


2) SMSQMumator:  locks immediately.

François Van Emelen



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Re: [Ql-Users] Merry Christmas

2017-12-25 Thread François Van Emelen via Ql-Users

Op 24/12/2017 om 18:52 schreef simon629--- via Ql-Users:

I hope you all have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year From simon629Simon 
Foster
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A very happy Christmas and a happy new year to everybody.

François Van Emelen


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Re: [Ql-Users] Read_string$ (menu extension)

2017-12-12 Thread François Van Emelen via Ql-Users

Op 11/12/2017 om 17:54 schreef desin via Ql-Users:

Am 11.12.2017 um 14:22 schrieb François Van Emelen via Ql-Users:

Hi all,

Is there a length limit to the editable string (suggestion$) in the 
function READ_STRING$?


answer$=read_string$(" edit ",suggestion$,request$,length,xpos,ypos)

If there is any info about it, where can I find it?

Thank you in advance.

François Van Emelen



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if you need more use this

careful with menu_rext pre 8.04
the string length (name$(nr)="1234567890")
must not exceed the the given length
(dim name$(nr,length)
otherwise your system will crash

100 CLEAR
110 nr = 0 : DIM name$(nr,60), name%(nr)
120 :
125 name$(nr) ="12345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890"
130 name%(nr) = 16384
140 :
170 :
180 REPeat loop
190 REMark this works with menu_rext 7.66
200 :
210 REMark r = LIST_SELECT ("Test",name$,name%,)
220 :
230 REMark workaround for 8.0x but not 7.66
235 :
240 REMark r = LIST_SELECT ("   Test ",name$,name%,)
245 :
250 SELect ON r
270    = -2
290 s = name%(0)&&(BIN$ (16,16))
300    IF s = 256
310  PRINT #1, name$(0)
320    END IF
350    = -1 :EXIT loop
370    = REMAINDER
380 END SELect
390 END REPeat loop

Greetings from Switzerland

    Markus
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Thanks for your reply.

I'm using v8.4

The listing above listing proves that we can't trust 'read_string$'.

I have noticed that there are in fact 2 limits:

1 ) answer$=read_string$(" edit ",suggestion$,request$,length,xpos,ypos) 
: suggestion$ seems to be safe up to 100 characters.


(system locks at 150). So, the limit is somewhere between 100 and 150.

2) read_string$(.) returns out of range if the window is too small 
to display the string.


Conclusion , at least for me, avoid  read_string$.

Thanks for your help.

Have a fine day.

François Van Emelen



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[Ql-Users] Read_string$ (menu extension)

2017-12-11 Thread François Van Emelen via Ql-Users

Hi all,

Is there a length limit to the editable string (suggestion$) in the 
function READ_STRING$?


answer$=read_string$(" edit ",suggestion$,request$,length,xpos,ypos)

If there is any info about it, where can I find it?

Thank you in advance.

François Van Emelen



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Re: [Ql-Users] QMenu v8.03

2017-11-26 Thread François Van Emelen via Ql-Users

Op 27/11/2017 om 0:32 schreef Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users:

I have released a new version of QMenu that tries to address the QDT
problem and a few more bugs of my earlier releases. Details:

https://www.kilgus.net/2017/11/26/qmenu-v8-03/

Please report any remaining problems, here or otherwise.

Jochen also provided me with the original files for the QMenu manual,
so that's now there, too! Enjoy.

Marcel

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Many thanks.

François Van Emelen



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Re: [Ql-Users] Theme file format

2017-11-14 Thread François Van Emelen via Ql-Users

Op 13/11/2017 om 17:59 schreef Per Witte via Ql-Users:


Thanks for your reply  explanation.

François Van Emelen


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[Ql-Users] Theme file format

2017-11-13 Thread François Van Emelen via Ql-Users

Hi,

Theme file format
I had a look at Theme file format on QL forum.
Some comments and questions:

Rethorical question: Is it worthwhile to create a new format to save 
some space (a few bytes, I suppose) when we have (QPC2, SMSQmulator)  
128MB at our disposal?

Not all palette files have 57 entries.
In fact, a complete palette should have 58 entries. The original author 
forgot to reserve a slot for the border of the error window.

Doesn’t a new format imply a rewrite of existing programs?
Will Qspread, QD, Files,... comply?
Afraid of having 57 entries filled with wrong data? Why not create a new 
type of file? I would suggest type 84 (T for theme).

Just my two cents.

Have a nice day.

François Van Emelen



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Re: [Ql-Users] Dock

2017-11-08 Thread François Van Emelen via Ql-Users

Op 8/11/2017 om 14:17 schreef pgraf--- via Ql-Users:

On 8 Nov 2017 at 13:09, François Van Emelen via Ql-Users wrote:


Here "dock" does its job correctly with QPC2, SMSQmulator and Black Phoenix.

Tobias reported the same problem on QPC2. Maybe you don't use the
latest version of SMSQ/E? That would make sense, because the "dock"
must have worked earlier.


Error in line 1020: could it be that you didn't load the correct extension?

I seldom use BASIC other than for trivial tasks, and was not
prepared to debug the program. So I may do something stupid. But:

* There is no error, but a hang/crash! That should not happen when
using a BASIC command.

* What is the "correct extension"? Even with plain SMSQ/E, RPTR
seems there.
  
All the best

Peter

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Hi,
ver$(1) returns 3,32 for Black Phoenix
ver$(1) returns 3,31 for QPC2
ver$(1) returns 3,32 for SMSqmulator
Just launched Black Phoenix with its own boot and did a ‘extras’ to 
verify the present of RPTR.

Not present!
RPTR is part of the pointer toolkit ‘qptr_rext’. Once loaded Dock does 
what it is supposed to do.

Hope this helps
François Van Emelen


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Re: [Ql-Users] Dock

2017-11-08 Thread François Van Emelen via Ql-Users

Op 7/11/2017 om 19:28 schreef Peter Graf via Ql-Users:

Hi,

I try to run this nice looking "dock" for SMSQ/E:

http://www.wlenerz.com/qlstuff/dock_bas.zip

It seems to crash or hang at the RPTR command in line 1020, which I can
not find in the SMSQ/E Manual on Dilwyn's Website.

Does anyone else use this program and can give me a hint?

All the best
Peter
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Hi,

Here "dock" does its job correctly with QPC2, SMSQmulator and Black Phoenix.

Error in line 1020: could it be that you didn't load the correct extension?

François Van Emelen




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Re: [Ql-Users] SMSQmulator 2.25

2017-11-07 Thread François Van Emelen via Ql-Users

Op 5/11/2017 om 10:37 schreef Wolf via Ql-Users:

Hi all,

I just released SMSQmulator 2.25

Have fun.

Wolfgang
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Thanks for the new version.

François Van Emelen


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Re: [Ql-Users] Jochen Merz interview

2017-10-10 Thread François Van Emelen via Ql-Users

Op 10/10/2017 om 13:39 schreef Giorgio Garabello via Ql-Users:

Quantum Technology interviews Jochen Merz

http://www.hunggartorino.it/ql/jochen-merz-interview/

Best regards

Giorgio Garabello
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Thanks for the interview.

François




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Re: [Ql-Users] EasyPtr and rescalable windows.

2017-09-08 Thread François Van Emelen via Ql-Users

Op 8/09/2017 om 19:59 schreef Daniel Baum via Ql-Users:

Hi all,

I am trying to get my head around EasyPtr (again).

I have been playing with the new ability to create resizable windows. This
turns out to be not terribly difficult, and I was able to create a
resizable version of the calculator from Norman Dunbar's tutorial without
suffering too much.

However, creating a freely resizable version of QBase is dependent on being
able to read the size of the newly resized window.and its components. I
have been unable to find any obvious way to do this.

Does anyone know how this is accomplished?

Thanks

Daniel
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Hi,

Dilwyn have explained this in 'SCALING IN EASYPTR 4'. Can't remember the 
name of the file. Have a look at his website.


François Van Emelen




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Re: [Ql-Users] QPAC2 bug

2017-09-06 Thread François Van Emelen via Ql-Users

Op 6/09/2017 om 10:02 schreef Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users:

Giorgio Garabello via Ql-Users wrote:

It crash also viewing my BOOT file..
I don't think that is a lenght problem

Well, it is, I have confirmed it. Can't rule out that there is another
problem of course. What happens if you use 1920x512 as a resolution?

Marcel

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Hi,

Sometimes 'view' doesn't crash the emulator (Qpc, Smsqmulator), it 
displays the chosen file but the 'busy sprite' pops up. No browsing 
possible.


This is, of course, less dramatic than a crash as CTRL-C and rjob solves 
the problem.


Can someone confirm this?

resolution 1920x1080 , file to test syssprites(_cde) from Marcel Kilgus

Have a fine day,

François Van Emelen



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Re: [Ql-Users] Black Phoenix 1.4.3

2017-09-04 Thread François Van Emelen via Ql-Users

Op 4/09/2017 om 12:51 schreef Giorgio Garabello via Ql-Users:

QD?
Have you replaced the original BP's FI2?


Right.Sorry. Stupid of me.
But BP 1.43 won't start on SMSQmulator. After 'rebirth in progress...', 
the screen turns black and a few seconds later, a red cursor pops up. 
That's all it does here. I'll give it another try tonight.

François


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Re: [Ql-Users] Black Phoenix 1.4.3

2017-09-04 Thread François Van Emelen via Ql-Users

Op 4/09/2017 om 9:58 schreef Giorgio Garabello via Ql-Users:

On my system no crash. Can you repeat the test?

Il 04 set 2017 08:19, "François Van Emelen via Ql-Users" <
ql-users@lists.q-v-d.com> ha scritto:


Hi Giorgio,

It resets BP because FileInfo2   for txt-files is only configurated fo QD.
I have now added a second option : view <><>
Problem solved.
François



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Re: [Ql-Users] Black Phoenix 1.4.3

2017-09-04 Thread François Van Emelen via Ql-Users

Sorry. This was supposed to be private.


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