For those of us who came across Peter Baily - just some news from his son, that he passed away yesterday after a short illness. -- Rich Mellor RWAP Services Specialist Enuuk Auction Programming Services www.rwapservices.co.uk ___ QL-Users Mailing List
I attach an email correspondence I had with Joachim van der Auwera back in 2013 about the status of the other ProWess programs. You will see that he stated that they were all made open source so any missing programs from the suite can be sent to Dilwyn for uploading to his website! Phew Rich Forwarded Message Subject:Re: Sinclair QL Software Date: Fri, 01 Nov 2013 11:56:33 + From: RWAP Software To: Joachim Van der Auwera <> Hi Joachim, The released versions of software I seem to be missing is: fsearch PWFile PWList PWSBasic I know according to the site, there is supposedly stuff on ftp://triathlon98.com/pub/ProWesS (anonymous login), but I can't access it! Rich On 31/10/2013 20:58, Joachim Van der Auwera wrote: I is all (and has been) open source (GPL IIRC) for a long time. Unfortunately though, I am unsure whether I still have sources (other than what is on the site) in a recoverable way. It seems the backup disks I have are next to useless because my IOmega ZIP drive no longer functions. ZIP disks have been sent to Urs König who is trying to recover them. Kind regards, Joachim On 10/31/2013 01:20 PM, RWAP Software wrote: Hi Joachim, I hope you are keeping well. i know that ProWesS was released into the public domain some time ago, but it is not clear what the position is regarding your other software: DataDesign LineDesign PWFile PFList fsearch fontutils Whilst the sources are provided for things such as the DataDesign BASIC engine, the actual compiled version is not available on your site. I was wondering if all of these are now public domain, or whether you wish to retain them as commercial programs? Certainly it would make sense to offer the download of the BASIC engine for DataDesign Kind Regards -- Rich Mellor RWAP Software Specialist Retro Computer Dealer http://www.rwapsoftware.co.uk -- Try out our new site: http://sellmyretro.com ___ QL-Users Mailing List
On 07/12/2018 10:18, François Van Emelen via Ql-Users wrote: 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. We seem to only be missing PWfile and Fsearch from Dilwyn's site. I have emailed Davide Santachiara - he now runs www.sinclairql.it Rich -- Rich Mellor RWAP Services Specialist Enuuk Auction Programming Services www.rwapservices.co.uk ___ QL-Users Mailing List
On 04/05/2018 17:23, Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users wrote: 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." That is surprising - you could of course have a huge mailing list... Jochen was put off his own website because of the GDPR - I have not seen this exemption mentioned anywhere as it would apply to my 10,000+ mailing list too! -- Rich Mellor RWAP Services Specialist Enuuk Auction Programming Services www.rwapservices.co.uk ___ QL-Users Mailing List
Hi all, With the new GDPR legislation coming in on 25th May - how will the mailing list cope with this? We seem to need to: a) Keep a record of any emails sent asking to join the list b) Keep a record of any emails sent to get removed from the list c) Ensure there is simple to understand information on how to join the list / be removed; and who has access to the emails on the list d) More problematic is the right to be forgotten - as surely all emails included in the thread history etc would need to be removed or at least anonymised in that case Can the mailing list admin already cope with this? -- Rich Mellor RWAP Services Specialist Enuuk Auction Programming Services www.rwapservices.co.uk ___ QL-Users Mailing List
That is indeed such sad news - Rick Dickinson was a true visionary when it came to computer design and will be sadly missed... Rich Mellor www.rwapsoftware.co.uk On 26/04/2018 07:10, Urs Koenig (QL) via Ql-Users wrote: Dear all, I'm so shocked and in deep sadness to hear that Rick passed away. I was in tears when I read the email from his wife (see below). I last met Rick last October in Cambridge around the Spectrum35 celebration. He was such a great guy, very smart, with a great sense of humor and so gifted. He created so many amazing an beautiful things. In autumn 2014 he was on vacation with his mother at the beautiful Lake Lucerne, just a few miles from my home. http://www.qlis30.org.uk/#Rick May he rest in peace. Urs Von: Lizzy Dickinson Gesendet: Donnerstag, 26. April 2018 05:31 Betreff: The wonderful Rick Dearest Friends With the hugest hole in my heart and a sadness I can't being to understand, the wonderful person known to many as Rick the Viking, opened his wings and started on another journey on Tuesday 24 April. And sadly I am not yet able to join him, despite wanting so much to be with him. I know that this will come as a shock to many as we had not been open about his health issues, preferring rather to deal with them in private, even from both of own families until fairly recently. Rick was diagnosed with cancer in 2015 and despite successful treatment in 2016, he became unwell again in early January 2017. I am sure some of you may have guessed something was not quite right, and to those of you that perhaps did not understand why we became less and less social during 2017, I hope now you can understand that this was in no way a reflection of our friendship with you but rather circumstances dictating what he was or was not able to do. We have been at a specialist clinic in America - Texas to be precise - since the end of March undergoing complimentary treatment as a last attempt at hoping to heal him when he passed away quickly, without warning having collapsed in the apartment we were rented here. He was in no pain and surround by huge love from the amazing people that have become firm friends here - that Texan southern hospitality truly was - and continues to be - laid at our door. Rick will be cremated here in Texas and I will travel home with his ashes once the paperwork is sorted probably at the end of next week. And, rather than a traditional funeral (which you know is really not his style) his much loved daughters that he was so proud of - Grace and Daisy - and his mother Ursula and I will be planning for a celebration of his life where we can all get together and remember him with love, laughs, smiles, anecdotes and a few beverages. I will of course let you know details once we have finalised plans. Please also do pass on this email to any that you feel may wish to know; Rick had many, many friends across the broad spectrum of his work and interests and I have tried to find as many emails as I can from his computer but am sure I have left some out. And can I ask that - for the time being - please don't call as I simply can't face talking right now, but I would dearly love to receive your messages, emoticons and any photos or memories you wish to send of the person who was - simply - the wonderful Rick, love of my life. And please take 5 minutes , raise a glass or 10 , and think about the beautiful Rick, the one and only Viking and all the good times we have all had with him. As they always say - but I do believe - he is watching over us and sends love to you all and is only sorry that he was not able to see you all before he left. XXX ___ QL-Users Mailing List -- Rich Mellor RWAP Services Specialist Enuuk Auction Programming Services www.rwapservices.co.uk ___ QL-Users Mailing List
On 23/04/2018 09:57, Bob Spelten via Ql-Users wrote: Op Sun, 22 Apr 2018 18:00:20 +0200 schreef RWAP Software via Ql-Users
: Does anyone know why the following in QPC2 reports "Invalid Channel ID" WINDOW 448,200,32,16 PAPER #1,3 In fact, any attempt to change #1 after the WINDOW command reports an invalid channel. Tested on a bare QPC2v404, this could happen if channel #1 is closed. The WINDOW command does then not produce an error on the default channel, which will be #0 now, but the PAPER #1 command does. Bob On QPC2 v4.04 here I didn't have to close anything - I just entered the two commands above as soon as it started As stated, this does not happen in v4.05 so there must be something which has been altered -- Rich Mellor RWAP Services Specialist Enuuk Auction Programming Services www.rwapservices.co.uk ___ QL-Users Mailing List
Confirmed - it affected v4.04 but is fixed in v4.05 :) I also found some of the character combinations were not working in v4.04 (eg CTRL SHIFT - did not produce a down arrow). That also now works in v4.05 but CTRL \ does not produce the left arrow still. Rich On 23/04/2018 05:24, Wolfgang Lenerz via Ql-Users wrote: Hi, no problem with these commands here. (QPC 4.05; not 4.04) Wolfgang 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 ___ QL-Users Mailing List ___ QL-Users Mailing List -- Rich Mellor RWAP Services Specialist Enuuk Auction Programming Services www.rwapservices.co.uk ___ QL-Users Mailing List
On 05/04/2018 14:33, Ralf Reköndt via Ql-Users wrote: Great! BTW: Both AD1 and AD2 are written in C. Cheers...Ralf I guess you might need to update the QL Wiki entry then -- Rich Mellor RWAP Services Specialist Enuuk Auction Programming Services www.rwapservices.co.uk ___ QL-Users Mailing List
-Original Message- From: Ql-Users [mailto:ql-users-boun...@lists.q-v-d.com] On Behalf Of Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users Sent: 29 March 2018 10:40 To: QL Users List Cc: Dilwyn Jones Subject: [Ql-Users] Stuart Honeyball I regret to have to report that I heard this morning of the death of Stuart Honeyball of Miracle Systems. He passed away peacefully last night (28th March) at 23:45 of cancer, according to his wife, Karin. I’m sure you’ll all want to join me in extending our condolence to his wife and family and express our great admiration and gratitude for all the work he did for the QL over the years. Dilwyn Jones ___ QL-Users Mailing List A really sad bit of news. In recognition of Stuart's contribution to the community, I have been using a Trump Card and Miracle Centronics adaptor today to do some more testing of my Retro-Printer -- Rich Mellor RWAP Services Specialist Enuuk Auction Programming Services www.rwapservices.co.uk ___ QL-Users Mailing List
Excellent - I had not seen this version either Rich On 27/02/2018 15:20, Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users wrote: Pleased to say that thanks to a user in The Netherlands, DataDesign 4.12 update (German and English executables and a version.asm updates file only) has now been added to the Prowess page on my website. Apparently this is a high colour update to the program. Dilwyn -Original Message- From: Wolfgang Lenerz via Ql-Users Sent: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 12:28 PM To: ql-us...@q-v-d.com Cc: Wolfgang Lenerz Subject: Re: [Ql-Users] Buying DATA DESIGN Version 4.12 Hi, Datadesign is freeware now, you should be able to get it from Dilwyn's site (perhap in the prowess section). HTH Wolfgang Hi Everyone can you help me does anyone no where I can Buy DATA DESIGN Version 4.12 FromOK Thanks simon629Simon Foster ___ QL-Users Mailing List ___ QL-Users Mailing List --- This email has been checked for viruses by AVG. http://www.avg.com ___ QL-Users Mailing List -- Rich Mellor RWAP Services Specialist Enuuk Auction Programming Services www.rwapservices.co.uk ___ QL-Users Mailing List
On 02/11/2017 09:18, Derek Stewart via Ql-Users wrote: On 01/11/17 21:01, Michael Bulford via Ql-Users wrote: Hi Norman, I have both CPORT and CFIX. I find that CFIX doesn't work correctly in QPC2, so to get around that problem, I use Q-emulator for that one. CPORT does work well in QPC2, provided that memory is limited to 16M. There's also some other related files. I'll dig them out. How can I get them to you? Kind regards, Michael ___ QL-Users Mailing List Hi, Does any one know the commercial status of the DP Collection. The rights to the various programs in the DP Collection reverted to the software authors when Digital Precision ceased trading. Some have released their programs into the public domain (or as freeware), but the vast majority remains protected by copyright -- Rich Mellor RWAP Services Specialist Enuuk Auction Programming Services www.rwapservices.co.uk ___ QL-Users Mailing List
I have 3 boxed second hand copies of QTYP II on disk here for £10 each plus postage if anyone needs one. Other than that, Jochen might be able to supply QTYP II Rich www.rwapsoftware.co.uk On 25/09/2017 05:56, Giorgio Garabello via Ql-Users wrote: I don't know. Sorry. Il 24 set 2017 21:17, "simon629--- via Ql-Users"
ha scritto: Where can I buy QTYP From Thanks imon629 Simon Foster On Sunday, 24 September 2017, 19:54, Giorgio Garabello via Ql-Users < firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: QTYP is still commercial Il 24 set 2017 20:51, "simon629--- via Ql-Users"