Re: [Ql-Users] m68k.info talk

2021-04-15 Thread John Alexander via Ql-Users
 
I enjoyed it  ... A bit  of "in line German" but totally understandableThanks 
for doing it Marcel!John A
On Sunday, 4 April 2021, 00:30:22 BST, Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users 
 wrote:  
 
 A short notice that my talk about the QL and its operating systems 
that I did for the m68k.info webpage is now online at

https://youtu.be/yU0ptNyNqcI

Just excuse my apparent inability to speak the number "68" 
correctly... :-o

All the best, Marcel


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[Ql-Users] Fw: Fw: Next friday m68k chat: Sinclair QL and Alpha Micro Machines

2021-01-24 Thread John Alexander via Ql-Users
 

   - Forwarded message - From: John Alexander 
To: Urs Koenig (QL) Sent: Sunday, 
24 January 2021, 21:33:05 GMTSubject: Re: [Ql-Users] Fw: Next friday m68k chat: 
Sinclair QL and Alpha Micro Machines
  Yeah it was very entertaining thanks for a good show I missed the first 10 
mins or so, fortunately I do remember the poor black beast ;-P


On Sunday, 24 January 2021, 17:11:48 GMT, Urs Koenig (QL)  
wrote:  
 
 What a QL weekend!

In sequence, here's highlight number one...

John wrote:


And in the chat after the presentation we also talked more deeply about C 
compilers. Here's a good article on "C-Compilers for the QL" and "Cross 
Compilation for the Sinclair QL using qdos-gcc"
https://github.com/linneman/snake

I very much enjoyed presenting the Sinclair QL Professional Computer system on 
the Planet m68k evening chat!

Video recorded and edited by Carsten Strotmann of Planet m68k. Thank you very 
much Carsten for making all this possible!
http://m68k.info

QL forever!


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[Ql-Users] Fw: Next friday m68k chat: Sinclair QL and Alpha Micro Machines

2021-01-17 Thread John Alexander via Ql-Users

Urs will be presenting to the M68k group.I figured some may want to turn up as 
the show is pretty good! 
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   - Forwarded message - From: "Carsten Strotmann"  
To: "debian-...@lists.debian.org"  Cc:  Sent: Sun, 
17 Jan 2021 at 19:10 Subject: Next friday m68k chat: Sinclair QL and Alpha 
Micro Machines  The next  #m68k chat will be this upcoming friday with two 
interesting
topics, and as always, a nice chat:

Feature 1: Cameron Kaiser on Alpha Micro Machines - lesser known 
m68k machines

Feature 2: Urs König on Sinclair QL (History, Ecosystem and 
history and modern extensions, QL operating system and Basic, 
modern open source operating systems)

Date: Friday 22nd January 2021, 19:00 H CET (18:00H / 06:00 PM 
UTC)

Login information can be found at 

See you there

Carsten

  
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Re: [Ql-Users] QL/E v3.20 is out!

2021-01-15 Thread John Alexander via Ql-Users
 I belive you are talking on the Planet 68K talk 22/01/21 is that correct?What 
will you be talking about ? Will all this stuff be mentioned?
Thanks for the hard work John A


On Thursday, 7 January 2021, 21:01:23 GMT, Urs Koenig (QL) via Ql-Users 
 wrote:  
 
 Simon wrote:
>  Thank You Ever So Much Urs  for QLE 3.20 it is Very Very Good  how easy to
> put My Bought  bought software on to it and the now QCP and QcCoCo can
> you please Help OK Thank's Urs
Thank you for your feedback on QL/E!
http://sinclairql.net/repository.html#QLE

Yes I know, QCoCo and some other nice tools are still not integrated, but at 
least Colourways are in since version 3.19.

Focus for the new version 3.20 was:
- SMSQ/E v3.36 (released April 2020)
- SMSQmulator 2.29 (released April 2020)
- FiFi v5.04 (released March 2020)
- the updates which Marcel did during 2020 to packages such as QPAC2, QD, Chess
- Marcel's new MODPlay (release October 2020)
- Tobias' Magnetic Scrolls interpreter (released December 2019)
- Martyn's Q68 QL NET support (released June 2019)
- Martin's Q68 IP NET support (released December 2020)

More Information:
http://sinclairql.net/downloads/QLE_news.txt
http://sinclairql.net/downloads/QLE_README.txt
http://sinclairql.net/downloads/QLE_history.txt
http://sinclairql.net/downloads/QLE_changelog.txt

Download QL/E:
http://sinclairql.net/downloads/THE_DISTRIBUTION_qle.ZIP

Important note for Q68 users:
Q68 users should use CFG to set the NET TCP/IP either to „none“ or 
„192.168.1.x“ (I use x=8 as this is free in my LAN and reminds me of the Q68) 
to avoid boot failing at line 11425.

QL forever!
Urs

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[Ql-Users] Planet68K a new website for the old timers ;-)

2020-11-17 Thread John Alexander via Ql-Users
 On a slight aside I've been talking to Carsten Strotmann a Forth and 68K retro 
machine aficionado 
He runs a website dedicated to the 68K and has a meeting once a month on a 
developer orientated topic!
https://m68k.info/
There is a lot of work going on for the 68K in general ... if any one is 
interested in doing a talk I'm sure he'll more than consider it!
Failing that you may just want to visit and see what's going on !
Hope that's interesting for at least a few of you guys!
John Alexander

On Tuesday, 17 November 2020, 19:07:19 GMT, Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users 
 wrote:  
 
 Wolfgang Lenerz via Ql-Users wrote:
> I also saw your info about the MOD player, I haven't had a chance to try
> this yet on SMSQmulator, you experince there seems to have been, ah,
> sub-optimal...

While I just tried to make a demonstration video of it I chanced upon
the menu item "Sound volume" and checked it out. It was set to 50 for
some reason, which not only made the sound a lot quieter but also
added a lot of distortion. Probably because it's VERY quiet, much less
than 50%, more like 10%.

When set to 100 SMSQmulator sounds a *lot* better, more or less like
QPC, only a lot louder. A setting of 90 for some reason is about as
loud as QPC and still sounds good.

One more thing: after starting SMSQmulator fresh it currently doesn't
work at all. The MOD player plays like 30 times faster than real time
but no sound comes out. The second song selected afterwards works
however.

Cheers, Marcel

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Re: [Ql-Users] QL-VGA

2020-01-09 Thread John Alexander via Ql-Users
 Indeed, one might say it's more of a mark up decription of what you  would 
like to see the hardware been rather than a S/W program to run on the H/W.
Sounds so pedantic doesn't it ;-)JA

On Thursday, 9 January 2020, 22:11:31 GMT, Norman Dunbar via Ql-Users 
 wrote:  
 
 See! I said I knew nothing! ;-)

On 9 January 2020 16:29:50 GMT, Peter Graf via Ql-Users 
 wrote:
>Norman Dunbar via Ql-Users wrote:
>> I get that it's a software description of some hardware.
>
>Not software. It is simply a hardware description, and the result is
>pure hardware, i.e. flipflops, gates, wires. You can as well describe
>he
>same hardware in a schematic rather than text.
>
>It is important to understand that no emulation is involved and there
>is
>no difference to other logic chips, except that an FPGA can be
>re-configured. Like GALs, just more complex.
>
>From the same hardware description, is is also possible to manufacture
>customized chips, called ASICs, which have a fixed logic.
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Re: [Ql-Users] QL-VGA

2020-01-09 Thread John Alexander via Ql-Users
 Yes , think of it of a high level and standardised method of describing the 
configuration of your FPGA hardware rather than a program for it to execute.For 
example I could define  logic blocks to act as flipflops and attach the input 
to one pin and the out put to another they don't need to  interact with each 
other to perform this so the config maybe sequential once loaded in to the FPGA 
 the resultant Logic config works in parallel or as parallel as you wish to 
design for!JA

On Thursday, 9 January 2020, 13:42:00 GMT, Norman Dunbar via Ql-Users 
 wrote:  
 
 Hi Marcel,

On 09/01/2020 10:50, Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users wrote:
> Well, it's a bit like programming, the difference is just that
> basically all lines execute at the same time! If you want something to
> execute sequentially you have to implement a state machine.
 > ...

Thanks. I had a look at the link. Interesting. I don't understand most 
of it, but I recognise some words!

-- 
Norman Dunbar
Dunbar IT Consultants Ltd

Registered address:
27a Lidget Hill
Pudsey
West Yorkshire
United Kingdom
LS28 7LG

Company Number: 05132767
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Re: [Ql-Users] QL-VGA

2020-01-09 Thread John Alexander via Ql-Users
 I have a Book of the Face account but only for those who cant use anything 
else 
Also I used the forum a few times commented and also tried asking for info but 
got nowhere.Problem with that is after awhile with no one talking to you then 
you stop loading up the page and logging in to yet another system and you 
forget it's even there.Pity really ...Ja

On Thursday, 9 January 2020, 09:56:02 GMT, Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users 
 wrote:  
 
 Urs Koenig (QL) via Ql-Users wrote:
>> I'll never have a facebook account. But I do use the Forum.
> Same as me.

Yes, it's a bit of a pity that the discussions tend to get split up
nowadays. The most active thread for QL-VGA is actually the Facebook
one this time, with currently 474 members the QL group there has a
different (more wide spread) audience than even the forum.

Cheers, Marcel

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

2018-09-20 Thread John Alexander via Ql-Users
 Hi there will you be doing the live stream again ?...That worked really well!!

On Thursday, 6 September 2018, 14:45:18 GMT+1, Davide Santachiara via 
Ql-Users  wrote:  
 
 Dear All,

The 15th Sinclair QL Italian meeting will take place on Sunday 14th October
at DTM Technologies premises in Modena. We will start around 10:00 and the
meeting will continue till 17:00 with a break of one hour for lunch in the
nearby shopping centre. 

Information to reach the meeting place by car or public transport can be
found clicking here: http://www.dtm.it/home.php?id=40201=1

We will organize educational sessions and we plan to have presentation of
ongoing projects both in Italy as well as abroad. The tentative agenda will
be provided before the meeting.

We would be glad if anybody from the international community would like to
present ongoing or future projects. Please don't be shy!

It will be possible to take part to the meeting via WebEX. Details on how to
connect to the web-conference will be provided separately to the interested
persons. 

For information and support: Davide Santachiara er...@libero.it Mobile +39
328 9454484

Web info and updates: 

Davide Santachiara web site: www.sinclairql.it
Giorgio Garabello web site (Quantum Technology):
http://www.hunggartorino.it/ql/

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Re: [Ql-Users] vDrive QL

2017-10-11 Thread John Alexander via Ql-Users
Yes particularly as the sample size seems to be 5 units ..hardly enough to make 
large scale economic judgements!

  From: Kenn Van Hauen via Ql-Users 
 To: ql-us...@q-v-d.com 
Cc: Kenn Van Hauen 
 Sent: Sunday, 24 September 2017, 16:33
 Subject: Re: [Ql-Users] vDrive QL
   
Strange logic. I am pleased that Apple doesn’t say the same when they launch 
new iPhones!

Indeed, I am very grateful for a price-point that allows me to participate as 
an enthusiast...thank you Charles.

Kenn

Sent from my iPhone

> On 24 Sep 2017, at 16:17, Dave Park via Ql-Users  
> wrote:
> 
> They all sold out in minutes, which means they were priced too low.
> 
> Dave
> 
> On Sat, Sep 23, 2017 at 7:22 PM, Kurt K via Ql-Users <
> ql-users@lists.q-v-d.com> wrote:
> 
>> I checked the link for the vDriveQL and all sold out, sadly, hopefully
>> more will be available in the future.
>> 
>> Sent from my iPhone
>> 
>>> On Sep 23, 2017, at 3:33 PM, RWAP Software via Ql-Users <
>> ql-users@lists.q-v-d.com> wrote:
>>> 
>>> Charlie Ingley has now listed a batch of his vDriveQL units on
>> sellmyretro :
>>> 
>>> https://www.sellmyretro.com/offer/details/vdrive-ql-28715
>>> 
>>> He has not yet listed the vMap.
>>> 
>>> For those who have not come across this - the vDriveQL connects to the
>> QL microdrive expansion slot (and can be mounted in a ZX Microdrive case if
>> you like) and allows you to allocate microdrive image files to the QL
>> microdrive slots.
>>> 
>>> The vMap is an extra board which plugs into the microdrive connectors on
>> the QL motherboard and allows you to move the slots allocated to the
>> internal microdrive units, so it is then easy to (say) run a copy protected
>> game from a microdrive image file on an SD card mounted in the external
>> vDrive.
>>> 
>>> Rich Mellor RWAP Software www.rwapsoftware.co.uk www.sellmyretro.com
>>> 
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Re: [Ql-Users] Q68 Advance Notice 2 - Pricing

2017-09-11 Thread John Alexander via Ql-Users
Put us down for a board and case Derek.John Alexander

  From: Derek Stewart via Ql-Users 
 To: ql-us...@q-v-d.com 
Cc: Derek Stewart 
 Sent: Saturday, 9 September 2017, 9:21
 Subject: [Ql-Users] Q68 Advance Notice 2 - Pricing
   
Q68 Price List - Batch 1
---

Q68 board, 4Gb SDHC Card, SMSQ/E: £150.00
Black Case: £20
Belkin Black PS/2 spliter: £2.00

General Release date: 09/10/2017

20 completed and tested Q68 boards, available.

Once this quantity is exceeded, I will order more Q68 PCBs to be 
manufactured.


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Regards,

Derek
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