[Ql-Users] Open source Floppy controller and Eprom programmer

2020-09-05 Thread Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users
I have written a bit about my old (and very customized) QL and only 30 years later I also open sourced two pieces of the hardware: 1. a Sandy SuperQBoard clone called the "Herbert card", named after my late father. It features a floppy controller, parallel port and mouse adapter. Unlike the

[Ql-Users] QD vB.07

2020-08-05 Thread 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

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

2020-06-12 Thread Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users
Wolfgang Lenerz via Ql-Users wrote: > AFAIK, no new boards are being built. There was talk about some unbuilt boards on the forum, but I think because of the problems with the uncommon video resolutions they hesitated to actually building more. Cheers, Marcel

[Ql-Users] QL-SD driver v1.09

2020-05-16 Thread Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users
I've released a new QL-SD driver for anybody fortunate enough to possess one ;) You can read the details here: https://www.kilgus.net/2020/05/17/ql-sd-driver-v1-09/ Downloads for the impatient are here https://www.kilgus.net/ql/ql-sd/ ___ QL-Users

Re: [Ql-Users] Memory cards and the Q60 (was Re: SMSQE 3.36)

2020-05-13 Thread Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users
Ralf Reköndt via Ql-Users wrote: > A simple bootstrap loader would do the trick, right? Why a complete > SMSQ/E in EPROM? As far as I remind, TT has written such one, having it > it one of my TT disks (for Atari). What advantage would that have compared to the full SMSQ/E? None. Marcel

Re: [Ql-Users] Memory cards and the Q60 (was Re: SMSQE 3.36)

2020-05-12 Thread Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users
Fabrizio Diversi via Ql-Users wrote: > This issue seems to address newer SMSQ/E in Eprom, I used second > hand ST M27C1024 eprom 120ns. I ordered completely new eprom from > China the same Brand but with 100ns.not sure where is the > problem. SMSQ/E never executes from EPROM, it is always

Re: [Ql-Users] SMSQE 3.36

2020-04-23 Thread Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users
Thierry Godefroy via Ql-Users wrote: > Attaching the "quick and dirty" patch again to this message. FYI, the list doesn't allow attachments, so they are filtered out. Cheers, Marcel ___ QL-Users Mailing List

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

2020-04-05 Thread Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users
Davide Santachiara via Ql-Users wrote: > Anybody who would like to join us can just type on any browser (Chrome > preferred): > > https://meet.jit.si/sinclairql I'll be there, at least for the first hour or so. Cheers, Marcel

[Ql-Users] QL-SD ROM

2020-03-28 Thread Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users
I've developed a new prototype for a QL-SD style adapter, enjoy: https://www.kilgus.net/2020/03/28/ql-sd-rom-the-early-days/ Cheers, Marcel ___ QL-Users Mailing List

Re: [Ql-Users] IOB.FLIN strips CR from lines ending in CR/LF

2020-03-24 Thread Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users
Jan Bredenbeek via Ql-Users wrote: >> Hi Jan, >> >> On what machine? >> > It does occur on QPC2 too and appears to be connected to WIN-devices > (doesn't occur on ram and dos, only win). Yes, seems to be a hard-coded feature of the DV3 drivers. Marcel

Re: [Ql-Users] Website move

2020-03-09 Thread Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users
Badaman - sinclairql.es via Ql-Users wrote: > It is a pity. I hope that the contents may be available on another site, > as well as a copy of the page with its current aesthetic. I guess you mail client doesn't show the signature or you'd have seen his new URL http://home.hccnet.nl/b.spelten/ql/

Re: [Ql-Users] RE QDT Running with 240 MB of RAM

2020-03-03 Thread Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users
Wolfgang Lenerz via Ql-Users wrote: > Wow, what ever do you use 240 MB for?? Why is it 240 with SMSQmulator and not 256? Technical problem or just being on the save side? Marcel ___ QL-Users Mailing List

Re: [Ql-Users] QBOX BBS for TCP/IP released!

2020-03-02 Thread Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users
Jan Bredenbeek via Ql-Users wrote: > On this (Quantum) Leap day, I proudly present the re-release of QBOX. And > not just the version that's been laying around for years in scattered > files, but a complete ready-to-run WIN container that works over TCP/IP on > QPC2, SMSQmulator and UQLX! It also

Re: [Ql-Users] FGPA Anyone (Mister)

2020-01-21 Thread Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users
desin via Ql-Users wrote: > win_check 1 I have just one comment, WIN_CHECK does not work (and doesn't make any sense anyway) if you mount a .WIN file through the menu. WIN_CHECK checks if the file on the underlying FAT32 partition is continuous. When mounted through the menu there is no

Re: [Ql-Users] QL-VGA

2020-01-17 Thread Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users
Wolf via Ql-Users wrote: > I'd like that too, since I'm on no social media nor the forum. I try to inform all 4 major venues (this list, the English forum, the German forum and Facebook), which is a bit of a pain but they all have distinct groups of users. But while I do get the rejection of

Re: [Ql-Users] FGPA Anyone (Mister)

2020-01-16 Thread Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users
Daniel Baum via Ql-Users wrote: > You seem to have done an outstanding job with the Mister core. It runs very > nicely, and ,at least under SMSQ/E at full speed and 4MB of memory, seems > very stable. Thanks, good to hear! > I have one tiny niggle - on the keyboard, + and = are where the \

Re: [Ql-Users] FGPA Anyone (Mister)

2020-01-13 Thread Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users
Peter Graf via Ql-Users wrote: >> When I did this thing there were no 128MB cards, so this could very >> well be it, yes. Will have to see what's different with them. > Maybe just an extra address or chip select line that needs a fixed level? Unfortunately nothing this easy, took me ages to

Re: [Ql-Users] FGPA Anyone (Mister)

2020-01-13 Thread Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users
Thierry Godefroy via Ql-Users wrote: > I don't want to undermine your (nifty) project or discourage you to > pursue it, but I recently found a solution for hooking my QL and > compatible computers (including the Thor XVI and the Q60), to a LCD > monitor (as long as it got an HDMI input). I'm

Re: [Ql-Users] FGPA Anyone (Mister)

2020-01-13 Thread Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users
Daniel Baum via Ql-Users wrote: > I'm afraid your core doesn't seem to work on my Mister (or I've messed up > somehow). I get a black screen with a white Minerva logo in the bottom > right corner, which appears to be gradually overwritten with more blackness. > I wonder if it's the problem that

Re: [Ql-Users] FGPA Anyone (Mister)

2020-01-13 Thread Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users
Daniel Baum via Ql-Users wrote: > I'm looking forward to testing this. > > Are you going to send it to the main Mister repository? That's the plan. Marcel ___ QL-Users Mailing List

Re: [Ql-Users] FGPA Anyone (Mister)

2020-01-12 Thread Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users
I did a lot of work on the MiSTer core a year ago. Because of some Greek guy I happen to know :-P I resurrected it a week or two ago and a few minutes ago I finally put the stuff online: https://www.kilgus.net/ql/mister/ I don't have time to test everything but I'm pretty sure I uploaded the

Re: [Ql-Users] QL-VGA

2020-01-10 Thread Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users
John Southern via Ql-Users wrote: > I have two questions > 1) When can I buy one? I don't know yet. Maybe in a few months if all goes well. > 2) What are the advantages over an RGB/CGA/EGA to HDMI converter? That is was designed exclusively with the QL in mind and it just works. If you already

Re: [Ql-Users] QL-VGA

2020-01-09 Thread Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users
Norman Dunbar via Ql-Users wrote: > I've read your article. It looks interesting. I'm not clued up on > FPGAs - although I know what the initials stand for - so, I would be > interested in knowing a bit more about how you did the converter. If > you have time and inclination of course. Well, it's

Re: [Ql-Users] QL-VGA

2020-01-09 Thread Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users
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-Users] QL-VGA

2020-01-08 Thread Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users
In case anybody is still lurking here and has not jumped ship to Facebook or the forum, I made a new post about my QL-VGA hardware. You can read about it here: https://www.kilgus.net/2020/01/08/ql-vga-the-second/ All the best, Marcel ___ QL-Users

Re: [Ql-Users] Assembly language eComic, issue 7, out now!

2019-10-02 Thread Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users
Norman Dunbar via Ql-Users wrote: > In this issue there is an article by Tobias on the Q68, plus > exciting stuff about the UTF8 character set encoding and how it can > be used on the QL - or at least, how I can use it! Two world class > (ahem!) utilities are supplied to enable conversion from the

Re: [Ql-Users] Just a small

2019-09-23 Thread Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users
paul via Ql-Users wrote: > test to see if this still comes my way. It came my way at least ;) These days the QL-forum seems to have taken over all talks about the QL. Cheers, Marcel ___ QL-Users Mailing List

Re: [Ql-Users] New QPC release ?

2019-04-08 Thread 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

Re: [Ql-Users] New QPC release ?

2019-04-07 Thread 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

Re: [Ql-Users] EasyMenu

2019-04-03 Thread Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users
Derek wrote: > EasyMenu has always been slow to startup on all QL platforms. It takes about 2 seconds on an unexpanded Minerva QL, so I wouldn't say this was generally the case. It took 20 seconds or so on a Q68, which was not the Q68's fault at all but a mere coincidence. All the best, Marcel

[Ql-Users] EasyMenu

2019-04-03 Thread 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:

Re: [Ql-Users] Wallpaper program

2019-02-20 Thread Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users
Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users wrote: > Recent versions of SMSQ/E from about version 3.00 feature high colour and > high resolution screens along with the new Window Manager. So "recent" being within the last 16 years ;-) > The downside of using wallpaper on a high-colour system is the amount of >

[Ql-Users] Kilgus.net update roundup

2018-12-16 Thread Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users
For those that don't monitor my blog or the QL-Forums, here are a few updates that happened the last few weeks: I've decoded the GoldCard boot/patch ROM code https://www.kilgus.net/2018/11/14/supergoldcard-boot-sequence/ I've hunted down a crash in Minerva

Re: [Ql-Users] QMac source code

2018-12-14 Thread Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users
Jan Bredenbeek via Ql-Users wrote: > QLINK has some serious issues compared to the GST version. The symbol table > dump in the _MAP file looks strange and the generated binary output file is > not executable. I've used QLink 1.03 for years on many many projects including SMSQ/E without any

Re: [Ql-Users] QMac source code

2018-12-14 Thread Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users
Urs Koenig (QL) via Ql-Users wrote: > I was trying to find the sources of all the GST software, updated QUANTA > editions of QMAC and QLINK in specific. All my tries (through QUANTA, > sending emails to all documented addresses of Phil) failed and I stopped > seeking exactly 5 years ago. I've

[Ql-Users] QMac source code

2018-12-10 Thread Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users
Hi everyone. Does anybody know who has the source code to QMac? The Quanta version doesn't look like simple patches to the GST binary, so I guess somebody must have had it at some point. I'd like to make a few small updates myself. All the best, Marcel

[Ql-Users] QMON manual

2018-11-21 Thread Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users
Yesterday I asked on the QL Forum if somebody could maybe supply a PC editable version of the QMON manual for me to work on. Many people came forward and tried to help, thanks a lot! But Per mentioned that he already has a well formatted PDF of it but doesn't remember where he got it from. I was

Re: [Ql-Users] QL and 3D printing

2018-11-21 Thread Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users
Giorgio Garabello via Ql-Users wrote: > http://www.hunggartorino.it/ql/ql-parts-thanks-to-3d-printing/ Interessting, thanks. 3D CAD and printing is one thing that I'd like to be able to do but better not try because I cannot do everything I want to do as it is... On the other hand we have some

Re: [Ql-Users] About OQTopus network manager.

2018-11-05 Thread Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users
Giorgio Garabello via Ql-Users wrote: > An introductory article on OQTopus, the new network manager for Black > Phoenix > Enjoy the reading. Giorgio > > http://www.hunggartorino.it/ql/discovering-oqtopus-the-new-network-manager-for-black-phoenix/ Unfortunately I currently don't have much time to

Re: [Ql-Users] File header info

2018-09-28 Thread Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users
> on dbas manual i've found an alternative description of the header.. > >    Type  Length   Name  Contents >    2 -    LENGTH    File Length >    1 -    TYPE  File access *256+ file type >    2 -    DATA  Dataspace size - EXECutable type >    2 -   

Re: [Ql-Users] File header info

2018-09-28 Thread Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users
Giorgio Garabello via Ql-Users wrote: >> File access key: Don't know of any software that uses this. > OK. let's see if anyone knows more ... I think the largely unknown TK3 used that byte. Not really important. >> "backup date" can be used by backup programs to store the date and time of >> the

[Ql-Users] QD 2018

2018-09-15 Thread 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

Re: [Ql-Users] Summer is over, QL time approaching...

2018-09-01 Thread Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users
Urs Koenig (QL) via Ql-Users wrote: > last day of summer 2018, a summer where I experienced so much. One if not > the greatest summer I ever had. :-) > Normally summertime is a QL free time for me and many other QL folks. But > this summer was different. In my case it was quite the opposite,

Re: [Ql-Users] QL-SD order page

2018-09-01 Thread Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users
Thanks everybody, it will take me a while to process all the orders that came in so far! :-o Fairly recently I have decided that I will populate the upper SPI port to allow to connect possible future expansions without any additional soldering. Problem is, I've run out of connectors... so I've

Re: [Ql-Users] QL-SD order page

2018-08-31 Thread Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users
RWAP Software via Ql-Users wrote: > Thanks Marcel - it will also be worth listing some on sellmyretro - as > there are a few people who have been looking for these to go with their > Gold Card clones :) Judging from all the reactions I got so far I expect demand to surpass supply anyway, but if

[Ql-Users] QL-SD order page

2018-08-31 Thread Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users
Hi everyone. I decided ql-users as the long-time home of most long-time users get the link to the QL-SD order page first: https://www.kilgus.net/ql/order/ Soon I will also publish it in QL Forum and Facebook. Cheers, Marcel ___ QL-Users Mailing

Re: [Ql-Users] QD 2018 colours

2018-08-28 Thread Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users
pjwitte via Ql-Users wrote: > So that wouldnt help you, Bob. In VB0.3 the behaviour > changed again. Now DOing the resize button annoyingly resets the width > to 80 coloumns for some reason as well as maxing the hight. It has never worked for me before, but I fixed it anyway, > There is one

Re: [Ql-Users] QD 2018 colours

2018-08-28 Thread Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users
Bob Spelten via Ql-Users wrote: > But setting a custom width, moving the "size" to the left, is where the > right side also moves left. OK, now I see what you mean. The size is incremented in 20 character steps. There is no explanation in the code why that is, but as this is the same amount that

Re: [Ql-Users] QD 2018 colours

2018-08-28 Thread Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users
Bob Spelten via Ql-Users wrote: > Per already mentions the jumpy resize behaviour. I frankly don't quite see what's jumpy about it? > One point I would like to add now, as a Basic programmer, is the DEFine > highlight that is not working for FN or FuNction sections. Again a feature I didn't

Re: [Ql-Users] QD 2018 colours

2018-08-28 Thread Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users
pjwitte via Ql-Users wrote: > Im having a problem with the latest QD (2018). The 'Replace > confirmation sub menu' seems to have its colours mixed up. I cant read > that menu in any palette! I've never used or seen this menu, but yes, it's broken. Jochen was being clever here, unfortunately

Re: [Ql-Users] colour confusion

2018-08-24 Thread Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users
OK, I have a little bit more time and net here now. When I defined the colours 15 or so years ago I was asking the community for feedback, but I think most people didn‘t even quite understand the purpose yet, so there weren‘t really any changes to it. I defined the colours based on three

Re: [Ql-Users] colour confusion

2018-08-24 Thread Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users
No, „middle ground“ is supposed to be an alternative INK colour. Still on holiday, hope this works. Marcel > Am 24.08.2018 um 14:45 schrieb pjwitte via Ql-Users > : > > There appears to be some inconsistency in the application of colour > components of palettes by different software authors.

Re: [Ql-Users] QD 2018

2018-08-15 Thread Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users
Jochen Merz via Ql-Users wrote: > 1988 + 20 = ??? ;-) Erm, calling it 20 makes me feel younger :-o Marcel ___ QL-Users Mailing List

[Ql-Users] QD 2018

2018-08-15 Thread 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 ___ QL-Users Mailing List

[Ql-Users] QL-SD progress

2018-08-09 Thread Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users
Work on QL-SD is still moving along, the driver has reached version 1.07 and seems pretty stable now: https://www.kilgus.net/soft/qlsd107_bin.zip There is also a new version of the loadable DEV device (or actually it's the version that already comes with SMSQ/E, compiled for QDOS):

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

2018-08-05 Thread Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users
Wolf via Ql-Users wrote: > does your comment mean the question is solved? Not sure if intentional or not, but OPEN_OVER with NFS device overwrites any file, even if it's marked as read-only. And according to François it returns "not found" if the file really is on a read-only drive like a CD-ROM,

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

2018-08-05 Thread 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$) return 0 instead of 1 120  REMark Why does 'dmedium_type(\dev$)

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

2018-08-04 Thread Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users
François Van Emelen via Ql-Users wrote: > 110  REMark Why does 'dmedium_rdonly(\dev$) return 0 instead of 1 > 120  REMark Why does 'dmedium_type(\dev$) return -1 instead of 3 Because I didn't implement special support for this. The DOS device generally doesn't care if the directory you point it

Re: [Ql-Users] Odd behavour of the DIR command?

2018-07-26 Thread Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users
Jan Bredenbeek via Ql-Users wrote: > This has always been the problem with substitution devices. One solution > would be to rewrite the io.fstrg/fs.headr/etc code to substitute the > filenames read as well (essentially chop off the directory path > substituted). In case of io.fstrg this means

Re: [Ql-Users] Odd behavour of the DIR command?

2018-07-26 Thread Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users
Giorgio Garabello via Ql-Users wrote: > From the QL Forum: Copy of my answer: The problem is that QL filenames always include the directory paths and the usual substitution devices like DEV only redirect the OPEN call, after that the channel is maintained by the other driver, so the result of

Re: [Ql-Users] QLSD tester sought

2018-07-06 Thread Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users
desin via Ql-Users wrote: >> I'm mainly interested in making sure it still works as stable as >> before. > Hello Marcel > > works ok on the MiSTER > > but no luck on the MiST Hi Markus. What happens on the MiST? In principle the hardware access is the same as before. Cheers, Marcel

[Ql-Users] QLSD tester sought

2018-07-05 Thread Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users
I've got a new QLSD driver release which needs some testing, so if anybody is willing to help there is a ROM and RAM version at https://www.kilgus.net/soft/qlsd105_bin.zip I'm mainly interested in making sure it still works as stable as before. There are 4 changes: 1. It solves a small problem

Re: [Ql-Users] SMSQ/E 3.33

2018-05-16 Thread Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users
Thierry Godefroy via Ql-Users wrote: > I am faced with a problem in v3.33: the "WMAN system colours" config block > is gone (!) and as a result, most of PE programs (especially old ones) are > affected and only display in the ugly (and CRT screen killing) white > background/green borders/black

Re: [Ql-Users] GDPR and 25th May

2018-05-04 Thread Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users
Rich Mellor via Ql-Users wrote: > With the new GDPR legislation coming in on 25th May - how will the > mailing list cope with this? Article 30, section 5: "5. The obligations referred to in paragraphs 1 and 2 shall not apply to an enterprise or an organisation employing fewer than 250 persons

[Ql-Users] QL-SD progress

2018-04-28 Thread Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users
For anybody following my struggle to produce actual hardware, there is a slight update on the progress: https://www.kilgus.net/2018/04/29/ql-sd-update/ Good night ;) Marcel ___ QL-Users Mailing List

Re: [Ql-Users] QLSD Drivers

2018-04-17 Thread Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users
Wolfgang Lenerz via Ql-Users wrote: > new QL-SD drivers for QXL.WIN style container files are on my site > (wlenerz.com/qlsd). > These are much improved versions by Marcel Kilgus. > They should work with later QDOS versions (e.g. JS, MG), Minerva, SMSQ/E. Thanks Wolfgang. Perhaps a short

Re: [Ql-Users] Graphic objects and padding

2018-04-14 Thread Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users
pjwitte via Ql-Users wrote: > If those who "wrote the book" on these matters arent able/willing to > pipe up, then we'll have to waste some time R-ingTFBs and doing the > tests ourselves. I'll be back. "The books" were written so long ago, even the people who wrote them must usually spend some

Re: [Ql-Users] SerMouse

2018-04-14 Thread Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users
Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users wrote: > SERMouse is a software driver from Albin Hessler to connect a serial PC > mouse to one of the serial ports SER1 or SER2 of a QL. A specially wired > adaptor cable is necessary between the mouse connector and the QL serial > port. Only for those weird English QLs

[Ql-Users] Cueshell

2018-03-31 Thread Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users
Happy Eastern everyone, today I'm proud to present to you Albin Hessler's Cueshell, in my eyes the best file manager ever written for the QL: https://www.kilgus.net/2018/03/31/cueshell-the-definitive-file-manager-for-the-ql/ All the best, Marcel ___

Re: [Ql-Users] FiFi

2018-03-30 Thread Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users
> Am 30.03.2018 um 14:18 schrieb François Van Emelen via Ql-Users > : > Thank you. I suppose it is the same version as the one I bought many year ago > from Jochen Merz. Actually I know one user who has bugged Wolfgang so much that he did a few updates recently ;) No,

Re: [Ql-Users] QL-SD news

2018-03-29 Thread Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users
Dave Park via Ql-Users wrote: > This is amazing work! Thanks. > It also means I can stop my occasional work on my QL-SD version. I have no > desire to sell a QL-SD into a crowded marketplace. > > Instead, I'd like to buy one for compatibility testing on Issue 8. We can certainly arrange

Re: [Ql-Users] QL Video Card?

2018-03-29 Thread Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users
Peter Graf via Ql-Users wrote: >> Yes, this is true. That's the reason I have built a prototype of a >> bus-snooper that mirrors the QL screen on an HDMI monitor, but... damn >> it, now that you know I will never finish it :-) > Believe it or not, but when I wrote my remark this noon, I was

Re: [Ql-Users] QL-SD news

2018-03-29 Thread Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users
Peter Graf via Ql-Users wrote: >> As far as I could gather in my limited tests, INGOT 5 never worked >> (which includes the Tetroid) and INGOT 6 worked or at least mostly >> worked. > That makes me a little sceptic, because I have one labelled "INGOT 5" > which worked (with the original driver and

Re: [Ql-Users] QL-SD news

2018-03-29 Thread Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users
Peter Graf via Ql-Users wrote: > Did you test your logic changes with a non-Tetroid GC inside a QL where > the original logic did *not* work reliably? > > I'm asking, because IIRC you reported total failure of the original > logic with the Tetroid GC, while my experience was, that non-Tetroid GC >

[Ql-Users] QL-SD news

2018-03-29 Thread Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users
Speaking of only announcing stuff that basically already works, I have made huge progress regarding my work on QL-SD that I was going to write about today anyway: https://www.kilgus.net/2018/03/29/ql-sd-news/ Hope this is interesting to you all. Cheers, Marcel

Re: [Ql-Users] Stuart Honeyball

2018-03-29 Thread Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users
pgraf--- via Ql-Users wrote: > When I read the subject "Stuart Honeyball" I somehow expected he'd > attend a QL meeting, publish his memoirs, or anything, but not that. Yes, that would have been preferable. > I remember how proud I felt when Stuart Honeyball lent me an ear > about the 68020

Re: [Ql-Users] Stuart Honeyball

2018-03-29 Thread Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users
Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users wrote: > 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. Oh my! He wasn't that old, was he? One more

Re: [Ql-Users] Sjef vd Molengraaf

2018-03-15 Thread Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users
pgraf--- via Ql-Users wrote: >> Last weekend I was at the German ZX81/Spektrum meeting and that was >> very well visited (50 people or so) and was a reminiscence of the >> bigger QL events like Eindhoven in the past. Unfortunatelly there were >> only 5 QLers in attendance, including me. I wish

Re: [Ql-Users] Sjef vd Molengraaf

2018-03-15 Thread Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users
Bob Spelten via Ql-Users wrote: > I am sad to inform you all that Sjef van de Molengraaf passed away earlier > this week at the age of 73. I'm a bit late here, but that is really sad news. I remember the Eindhoven meetings fondly. Last weekend I was at the German ZX81/Spektrum meeting and that

Re: [Ql-Users] Sinclair QL for Everyone on Facebook

2018-03-08 Thread Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users
Darren Branagh via Ql-Users wrote: > Darren Branagh > > Sent from My iPhone X. Is that footer mandatory for people working for Apple? ;) Marcel ___ QL-Users Mailing List

Re: [Ql-Users] TK2 v2.32

2018-03-04 Thread Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users
Dave Park via Ql-Users wrote: > As I am working on accelerated boards, would you be willing to outline the > tuning/timing issues and what code needs editing to achieve correct > performance? Well, the code only has the right timing from ROM as RAM is usually slower. Same would be true for MDV

Re: [Ql-Users] TK2 v2.32

2018-03-04 Thread Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users
Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users wrote: > I have released a new (or actually two new) versions of TK2. Due to feedback from Markus I found another SMSQ/E-dependant code part in ED that I have now removed. I have updated the files. Marcel ___ QL-Us

[Ql-Users] TK2 v2.32

2018-03-04 Thread Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users
I have released a new (or actually two new) versions of TK2. One versions only includes the timing critical parts of the QL-NET code and the rest can be LRESPRed afterwards. The other versions included the complete QL-NET code and misses the "ED" SuperBasic editor instead, which can be LRESPRed

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

2018-03-03 Thread 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

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

2018-02-28 Thread Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users
Martyn Hill via Ql-Users wrote: > Is QMON yet available as freeware, or otherwise for purchase? I don't think it's available yet, but should be eventually. Wolfgang, did you by any chance talk to TT about it? Marcel ___ QL-Users Mailing List

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

2018-02-28 Thread 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)? I don't think you all realize how much work these "tiny fixes" usually

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

2018-02-28 Thread Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users
Dave Park via Ql-Users wrote: > Would it be possible to send me a copy of this full repaired 64K ROM image > by email, for testing? I will not distribute it. You can download it from my blog post if you're satisfied with only 48KB. > I'm trying to solve a qlnet issue and this might get me on the

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

2018-02-27 Thread Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users
Martyn Hill via Ql-Users wrote: > I looked again at the other serio vectored routines that themselves call > io_pend and determined that it was wise to preserve /their/ serio key in > d0 before resetting to 0 for io_pend, to avoid hammering their ability > to locate the correct NET driver vector.

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

2018-02-27 Thread Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users
Martyn's reply was also sent to the list but probably wasn't published because it was HTML and my original replay wasn't published because it came from the wrong sender address... so anyway, here it is once more: Martyn Hill wrote: > OMGosh! > > Do you know how long I have been staring at the

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

2018-02-26 Thread Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users
Martyn Hill via Ql-Users wrote: > Specifically, when receiving via LBYTES (and SBYTES at the remote end), > Minerva 1.97+ on its own receives perfectly, but once the NET driver is > effectively replaced with TK2 (upto v2.23), issuing LBYTES will > completely hang the /receiving /QL - immediately

Re: [Ql-Users] QA.RESRI info incorrect

2018-02-14 Thread Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users
pjwitte via Ql-Users wrote: > On 14/02/2018 15:04, Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users wrote: >> pjwitte via Ql-Users wrote: >>> Error returns: >>> IMEM out of memory [SMSQ] >> This is correct. > If this is correct, isnt that bad news for any old toolkits that dont

Re: [Ql-Users] QA.RESRI info incorrect

2018-02-14 Thread Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users
pjwitte via Ql-Users wrote: > Error returns: > IMEM out of memory [SMSQ] This is correct. > A1                                     A1 ??? This is probably correct. > Error returns: none This is not ;-) Marcel ___ QL-Users Mailing List

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

2018-02-02 Thread Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users
Dave Park via Ql-Users wrote: > Marcel, would you be willing to share your modifications for QL-SD2? Sure, I can be bribed :-P Also, it's GPLed anyway... but I want to make some more tests, preferably with the original hardware first. Marcel ___

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

2018-02-02 Thread Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users
pgraf--- via Ql-Users wrote: >> Well, I said I'd do it and apparently I did it: >> >> https://www.kilgus.net/2018/02/02/clonetastic-ql-sd-clone-working-with-goldcard-clone/ > What surprises me is this: "With the original Verilog code my clone > didn't work at all, so it's definitely not just the

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

2018-02-02 Thread Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users
Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users wrote: > I've already started putting together a clone using an Xilinx > XC9572XL, which I have lying around. The Verilog file compiled from > the get-go, I just had to remove the additional SS lines because of > Pin restrictions in the small chip on m

Re: [Ql-Users] Disk Mate 5

2018-02-01 Thread Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users
simon629--- via Ql-Users wrote: > Hi Everyone > Is there and more news when Disk Mate 5 is being updated > OK Thankssimon629Simon Foster Disk Mate will never be updated, there are no sources for it anymore. Marcel ___ QL-Users Mailing List

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

2018-01-23 Thread Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users
Graeme Gregory via Ql-Users wrote: > Doesnt gold card have a parralell port? > > That should be enough IO pins to connect an SD card which just needs SPI. I think bit-banging would noticably reduce the transfer speed. Marcel ___ QL-Users Mailing List

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

2018-01-23 Thread Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users
Tobias Fröschle via Ql-Users wrote: > that Schmidt-trigger is already there. Nice little SMD bug under > the socket that sits in the ROMOEH line. Apparently, it doesn't help. At this point I'm just glad that my idea was not nonsense but turns out to be actually implemented in the design :-) And

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

2018-01-22 Thread Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users
pgraf--- via Ql-Users wrote: > Remark: This new driver can not be expected to resolve the signal > quality issue between (Super)GoldCard and QL-SD. This remains a > hardware problem. One beta release ALMOST worked with my Gold Card, it could read a directory half-way before outputting garbage.

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

2018-01-22 Thread Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users
Martyn Hill via Ql-Users wrote: > Do we have any understanding of the QL (Minerva) memory utilisation of > WIN as compared to SDC? I'm thinking about the need with the SDC driver > to keep container file-size small in order not to consume QL memory too > aggressively for its (equivalent of)

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