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

2020-09-06 Thread RWAP Software via Ql-Users
Many thanks for this Marcel - I daresay that Tetroid will find this 
interesting - an EPROM programmer would certainly be a bonus


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

On 2020-09-05 20:57, Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users wrote:

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 SuperQBoard the Herbert card is HD compatible!

2. Jochen Hassler's Eprommer-II board that can burn EPROMs and even
program old GAL chips. That was pretty advanced for its time

I included current KiCAD schematics, layouts, ROMs and even source
code, so everything is there to built it, enjoy!

I've linked to the individual articles here:
https://www.kilgus.net/2020/09/05/hardware-from-my-past/

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

2018-08-31 Thread RWAP Software via Ql-Users
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 :)


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

On 2018-08-31 19:23, Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users wrote:

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


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

2018-05-04 Thread RWAP Software via Ql-Users


On 2018-05-04 20:55, Wolfgang Lenerz via Ql-Users wrote:

Hi,



Possibly true - although if an IP address can be classified as 
personal data or a factor specific to the identity of that natural 
person, I am sure an email address can be.  I forget all of the 
mailing list commands, but there used to be one where you could get a 
list of email subscribers, and of course the online archive still 
contains past messages, including where people may have entered their 
name, website, or address as part of their signature.


There is then no way to exercise the right to be forgotten.

Presumably the software behind the mailing list will itself be updated 
at some point


Maybe.

If ALL you have is a list of email addresses, I'd tend to think that
this information by itself is not something with which a person can be
identified.

I certainly didn't give any other information than than hen suscribing
- after all, all it took was to send an email to the list maintainer.

I'm not aware of an online archive. Is that maintained by the owner of 
the list?




I am fairly sure that if an IP address is enough for the legislation 
(bearing in mind that they rotate and not many people have fixed IP 
addresses), an email address is sufficient to identify a person's online 
identity...


The archive is automatically stored by the list software and (at least 
ql-users) is only accessible to users of the list.
You can unsubscribe (but the list might not store the date and time of 
unsubsribing) through:


http://lists.q-v-d.com/listinfo.cgi/ql-users-q-v-d.com

This also allows registered users of the list to access the full list of 
members :(



Rich Mellor RWAP Software www.rwapsoftware.co.uk www.sellmyretro.com
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Re: [Ql-Users] GDPR and 25th May

2018-05-04 Thread RWAP Software via Ql-Users


On 2018-05-04 20:35, Wolfgang Lenerz via Ql-Users wrote:

Hi,


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
unless the processing it carries out is likely to result in a risk to
the rights and freedoms of data subjects, the processing is not
occasional, or the processing includes special categories of data as
referred to in Article 9(1) or personal data relating to criminal
convictions and offences referred to in Article 10."

I think this makes the mailing list excempt from the need to keep
detailed records. Under the presumption that less than 250 people
manage the mailing list, of course.


This only applies to the need for a data controller and processor, not
the general duties under the GDPR.



Ah yes - so it appears:
https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/documentation/who-needs-to-document-their-processing-activities/


However,

"This Regulation applies to the processing of personal data wholly or
partly by automated means and to the processing other than by
automated means of personal data which form part of a filing system or
are intended to form part of a filing system." (art 2)

and

'‘personal data’ means any information relating to an identified or
identifiable natural person (‘data subject’); an identifiable natural
person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in
particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an
identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one
or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic,
mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person;'
(art 4-1)

and

'processing’ means any operation or set of operations which is
performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not
by automated means, such as collection, recording, organisation,
structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval,
consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or
otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction,
erasure or destruction; (art 4-2)


Whether an email list, where it may be argued that no processing of
personal data is done, falls under that scope is, at least,
debatable...


Possibly true - although if an IP address can be classified as personal 
data or a factor specific to the identity of that natural person, I am 
sure an email address can be.  I forget all of the mailing list 
commands, but there used to be one where you could get a list of email 
subscribers, and of course the online archive still contains past 
messages, including where people may have entered their name, website, 
or address as part of their signature.


There is then no way to exercise the right to be forgotten.

Presumably the software behind the mailing list will itself be updated 
at some point


Rich Mellor RWAP Software www.rwapsoftware.co.uk www.sellmyretro.com
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[Ql-Users] QPC2 4.04 BUG

2018-04-22 Thread RWAP Software via Ql-Users

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

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

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


Rich Mellor RWAP Software www.rwapsoftware.co.uk www.sellmyretro.com
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Re: [Ql-Users] Cueshell

2018-03-31 Thread RWAP Software via Ql-Users

Excellent.

Happy Easter all.

We need someone to add details about your history, Marcel on the QL 
Wiki; and pretty much all of the software which you have released.


There is currently only a page on DISA and one on QPC2.

There are lots of other pages that people can contribute to also - 
http://qlwiki.qlforum.co.uk


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

On 2018-03-31 20:16, Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users wrote:

Happy Eastern everyone,

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

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

All the best, Marcel

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Re: [Ql-Users] QL-SD news

2018-03-29 Thread RWAP Software via Ql-Users

That is great news Marcel :)

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

On 2018-03-29 22:29, Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users wrote:

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

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Re: [Ql-Users] Sector X game

2018-03-27 Thread RWAP Software via Ql-Users

Actually, it works on QDOS too (at least on q-emulator)

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

On 2018-03-27 21:02, Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users wrote:

Sector X, a fun shoot 'em up game from Horst Spierling, is now
available to download as freeware.

Needs 256K RAM and Minerva.

Download it from the Games page on my site:

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

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

2018-01-06 Thread RWAP Software via Ql-Users
You can see the range of currently available expansion options on 
sellmyretro:


https://www.sellmyretro.com/search/naturalSearch?keyword=ql+interface

There is also the vDriveQL and the QL-SD Interface (both are currently 
out of stock).


More info on the vDriveQL appears at 
https://www.sellmyretro.com/offer/details/29035


More info on the QL-SD appears at: 
https://www.sellmyretro.com/offer/details/QL-SD-internal-SDHC-Card-Interface-for-QL-3703


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


On 2018-01-06 01:41, Dave Park via Ql-Users wrote:

There's a lot of forks in the road for you.

There are emulators, that give you a functioning QL on your PC or Mac.
Hundreds of times faster, modern storage, semi-modern display 
capabilities

with higher resolutions and more colors.

If you want to stick with original hardware, there's a few choices. For
Black Box QL (BBQL) purists, there are QubIDE expansions that take
CompactFlash cards, and a nifty thing called QL-SD that fits internally 
and
offers one or two SD slots. There are Trump Card clones, Gold Card 
clones
(an accelerator that replaces the CPU with a faster one, and adds 
2MBytes

of RAM.

Finally, you can get a Q68 - it is a small hand-sized QL clone with VGA
output, two SD slots, comes with a modern version of the QL operating
system called SMSQ/E, and uses a PS/2 keyboard and mouse and standard 
VGA

LCD monitor.

There are at least three or four hobbyists like me producing new 
hardware

even today, so the machines are well supported.

If your keyboard membrane fails (they get brittle with age) you can 
easily

buy a replacement.

Hope this helps...

Dave

On Fri, Jan 5, 2018 at 7:26 PM, Michael R. Furman via Ql-Users <
ql-users@lists.q-v-d.com> wrote:

Hello, I’ve been lurking on this list for many years and never posted, 
so

I thought I’d introduce myself before asking my QL Newbie questions.

Even though I’m in the US I've grown up with (Timex/)Sinclair 
computers
around probably like many of you on this list.  While it was not the 
first
computer I ever used or my favorite when I was a kid the first 
computer
that was fully 100% mine was a Timex/Sinclair 1000.  In the mid to 
late
80’s my dad and I belonged to the Group Using Timex Sinclair Cambridge 
of
Silicon Valley that met in Cupertino, CA.  A few of the people had 
QL’s.

The user’s group coordinator used a QL to make the newsletter (
https://archive.org/details/sincLink-v8-n7-1989-07 <
https://archive.org/details/sincLink-v8-n7-1989-07>) and I was always
jealous of a teenage programmer Mark Wahl that brought his QL with 
Amdek
RGB Monitor and dual floppy drive system to the club meetings and 
showed

off his nifty C programs (a few are mentioned in the newsletter) Mark
seemed like the kind of whiz that Linus Torvalds probably was back 
when he

was playing with his QL...

I picked up a QL with a US power supply a few years ago off of Ebay.  
I
pulled it out of the closet around Christmas and it fired up and I 
could
still load all the micro drives that came with it.  But using the RF 
TV
output is a bit underwhelming, and while i could use the micro drives 
I

want to leave them alone and use something more modern…

What is the easiest way to connect a QL to a modern VGA or HDMI 
monitor?


What hardware upgrades are currently available for connecting modern
storage like SD Card or Compact Flash to the QL?

Are there any servers that run on a PC that act as a file server to 
the QL
over the serial port that could be used in place of floppy/CF/SD 
hardware?

We have this for our Tandy RadioShack TRS-80 computers, it’s called
DriveWire

—

Michael R. Furman
Email: n...@ocs.net
Phone: +1 (408) 480-5865


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[Ql-Users] vDrive QL

2017-09-23 Thread RWAP Software via Ql-Users
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] QMenu v8

2017-09-20 Thread RWAP Software via Ql-Users
The main problem I know of with QMenu v8 is that QDT no longer works 
properly - you cannot create a new program icon in a QDT window



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

On 2017-09-20 20:51, François Van Emelen via Ql-Users wrote:

Op 20/09/2017 om 20:32 schreef Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users:
IIRC, version 8 only worked on recent systems such as QPC2, or at 
least had only limited functionality on older ones. V7.66 menu_rext is 
available from my website (Programming Utils page) - a manual for 
either would be quite welcome since Marcel has confirmed it'd be OK to 
make it available.


Dilwyn

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

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

front of me?

Christopher Cave

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

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Hi,

Just tested qmenu v.8.02

It works on qpc, smsqmulator, Black Phoenix .

tested this without a problem:

fn$="open dbs file" :sg$="QBASE":d$="DEV1_DBSFILES_":x$="_dbs"

regards,

François Van Emelen



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Re: [Ql-Users] Q68 Advance Notice 2 - Pricing

2017-09-09 Thread RWAP Software via Ql-Users
Excellent - why not put some on sellmyretro as a pre-order that will 
help you keep track of orders / interest more easily.


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

On 2017-09-09 09:27, Lee via Ql-Users wrote:

How to reserve Derek? I would like one.

Sent from my iPhone

On 9 Sep 2017, at 09:21, Derek Stewart via Ql-Users 
 wrote:


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.



--
Regards,

Derek
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Re: [Ql-Users] QLiberator and QLOADREF

2017-06-13 Thread RWAP Software via Ql-Users
Just a quick note that strictly, Adrian didn't say yes to RPM - I think 
they had forgotten that utility but he said he would dig out all of his 
old disks and see what software and sources (when he returns to New 
Zealand in the next few days) and see what he can access.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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