[Ql-Users] QL/E v3.21 is out now!

2021-12-31 Thread Urs Koenig (QL) via Ql-Users
Hi QLers,

as the final of a bombatic 2 months firework which brought us new releases of 
QPC2, SMSQmulator, SMSQ/E, QemuLator and sQLux, here's the Distribution which 
include all free ones!

QL/E v3.21 (Codename "Circle of Life", 2021 edition) is out now!

Details about it, Download & More as usual on the sinclairql.net website, link 
see message footer.

I wish you all a healthy, prosperous and Happy New Year 2022!

Cheers,
Urs


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Re: [Ql-Users] More Knoware

2021-12-12 Thread Urs Koenig (QL) via Ql-Users
What a repository of nice and handy things! Great work Per.

I'm working on the next release of QL/E and just yesterday, integrated Q2S, to 
be loaded as default on non-SMSQ systems. 

Cheers,
Urs

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Re: [Ql-Users] Knoware

2021-11-22 Thread Urs Koenig (QL) via Ql-Users
Per wrote:
> Thereve been some changes to Knoware since the last announced update.
Wow, many 2021 updates. A lot to explore in the cold winter times.

Keep on doing the good work and keep Knoware alive!

I did little QL in summer/autumn due to both family and work reasons, but
recently started working on the next release of QL/E where I consider to
install at least some of your tools.

Cheers,
Urs

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Re: [Ql-Users] QPC2 v5.01

2021-11-01 Thread Urs Koenig (QL) via Ql-Users
Marcel wrote:
> In the wake of SMSQ/E 3.38 I can also finally release QPC2v5.01.
Thank you for this!

I call this a Halloween release weekend!

Due to 1) holiday today and 2) a rainy day, I already integrated all the new
releases into QL/E or at least had a quick view at them. Some minor findings
which I first need to double-check.

QL forever!
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Re: [Ql-Users] SMSQE 3.38

2021-10-31 Thread Urs Koenig (QL) via Ql-Users
Wolfgang wrote:
> SMSQE 3.38 is out now.
That's great news! Thank you for the great work and support.

My QL season starts Oct 31 every year, so that's a perfect match!

Speaking of Oct 31, way back in 2009 we had the great "QL & Mac are 25"
international event at the Conference Center of the Verkehrshaus Lucerne in
Switzerland.
http://sinclairql.net/QL_and_Mac_are_25_international_event_EN.html
I remember we had very nice autumn weather those days. Same we had today,
sunny, blue sky, 16 degrees Celsius. I went hiking with beautiful view to
the Alps.

> Have fun!
Yes, I will.

I time and patience allows I will release QL/E v3.21 with latest SMSQ/E,
SMSQmulator and QPC2 later on this year.

QL forever!
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Re: [Ql-Users] QPC2 v5 released

2021-01-24 Thread Urs Koenig (QL) via Ql-Users
What a QL weekend!

In sequence, that's was highlight number four...

Marcel wrote:
> QPC1 went on sale in 1996, almost 25 years ago. Talk about commitment!
Yes, that's commitment & dependability!
Thumbs Up!

> It's become sort of a tradition to make QPC2 releases on the birthday
> of my daughter: exactly 7 years ago QPC2 became free, exactly 4 years
> ago I released the last version and today I can finally present QPC2
> v5!
Happy Birthday to Marla!

And many thanks for the present, QPC2v5!

> It has been a gruesome push to make the exact date, but thanks to
> Wolfgang Lenerz for making my time plan possible!
I know that type of stories so well, I tend to deliver best results with a
fixed deadline, either set by myself with a special date (Birthdays are good
ones) or set by the customer.

> Read up on the details here:
> 
> https://www.kilgus.net/2021/01/24/a-sign-of-the-apocalypse-qpc2-v5-is-
> here/
Good post!

QL forever!

Cheers,
Urs

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Re: [Ql-Users] SMSQmulator 2.30

2021-01-24 Thread Urs Koenig (QL) via Ql-Users
What a QL weekend!

In sequence, that's was highlight number three...

Wolfgang wrote:
> Hot on the heels of SMSQE 3.37, SMSQmulator 2.30 is out now.

Great news! Thank you for making it possible to run QL software almost
everywhere thanks to the Java implementation of a virtual QL machine.

Can't wait to explore the diffs and try it out with QL/E under Windows and
Linux (Intel and Raspi).

And not a bad timing to integrate it into the next version QL/E which is
planned to happen before Easter.

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Re: [Ql-Users] SMSQE 3.37

2021-01-24 Thread Urs Koenig (QL) via Ql-Users
What a QL weekend!

In sequence, that's was highlight number two...

Wolfgang wrote:
> SMSQE 3.37 is available on my site now.
Great news! Thank you for keeping it growing.

Can't wait to explore the diffs and try it out with both QL/E and Black
Phoenix on all my QL platforms.

And not a bad timing to integrate it into the next version QL/E which is
planned to happen before Easter.

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

2021-01-24 Thread Urs Koenig (QL) via Ql-Users
What a QL weekend!

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

John wrote:
> Urs will be presenting to the M68k group.I figured some may want to turn up
> as the show is pretty good!
Thank you very much John for your interest and support.

Yes, that happened Friday night and was such a great opportunity and awesome 
experience!

Invited and motivated by host Carsten Strotmann in November 2020, I had 
developed a plan and a worked out script to the present the QL in its glory. 
Preparation of the site and rehearsal took about 20 hours. Plus, without the 
work invested into "QL/E" in December 2020, the whole demo would not have been 
so smooth.

The whole thing has been recorded and is now available on YouTube!

The Grand Tour of Sinclair QL - Planet m68k evening chat Friday Jan 22nd 2021
https://youtu.be/Y4fhN5Qd5bo

This is all about the Sinclair QL world!

Here follows some written information given verbally in the presentation.

First-timers best start with the distribution "QL/E":
http://sinclairql.net/repository.html#QLE

Have fun with QL/E!

In case you want everything (GBs of documentation, software and pictures), get 
"QL IS 30 2014 - THE DISTRIBUTION, RELOADED!" which includes "QL/E":
http://sinclairql.net/repository.html#TheDistribution

The book mentioned at the end of the presentation is called "DELETE." See the 
pictures of the Sinclair Industrial Design work in this 2013 video "RETURN, 
DELETE, TODAY...":
https://youtu.be/alP8r9dFxZs

QL web resources mentioned in the presentation:
https://www.youtube.com/QLvsJAGUAR
https://www.youtube.com/QLvsJAGUAR/community
http://sinclairql.net/
http://sinclairql.net/about_urs.html
http://www.wlenerz.com/smsqe/
https://www.kilgus.net/
http://www.dilwyn.me.uk/

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

2021-01-07 Thread Urs Koenig (QL) via Ql-Users
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] QL/E v3.20 is out!

2020-12-31 Thread Urs Koenig (QL) via Ql-Users
Hi QLers,

QL/E v3.20 (Codename "Take a breath", 2020 edition) is out now! 

It is by far the best QL/E ever! 


Download as usual from the sinclairql.net website.

I wish you all a Happy and Healthy New Year 2021!

Cheers,
Urs

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Re: [Ql-Users] QD vB.07

2020-08-08 Thread Urs Koenig (QL) via Ql-Users
Marcel wrote:
> I uploaded a new QD version to https://www.kilgus.net/smsqe/qd/.
Great news! Thank you for that and all the other QL stuff you do!

QL forever!

QLers, enjoy the summer and stay healthy!

Best wishes, Urs (off for a week in the Alps)
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[Ql-Users] Sinclair QL Design and Production Review by a CTO...

2020-08-01 Thread Urs Koenig (QL) via Ql-Users
Hi QLers,

Yes, I'm still enjoying the Sinclair hobby. Just last week I took a bunch of
QLs to the office, where we are currently having a design and production
review of our top-seller product, an AIO POS-PC with Touch-Screen. In the
kick-off session I used those QLs to give my team a bold view of what is
good design and what bad, and that the same design faults are being made
over and over again.

After work, before packing all the QL stuff away, I used the scenery to shot
a purely QL related Design and Production Review video. Here it is:
https://youtu.be/TEgOUTnGQYQ

QL forever!

Cheers, Urs
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[Ql-Users] Brand-new QL-VGA first usage, updated QL-SD (v1.09)

2020-07-17 Thread Urs Koenig (QL) via Ql-Users
Hi QLers,

I did almost not do anything QL related recently, but yesterday - after a
chat with Marcel Kilgus - I took the afternoon off and went to my Lake
Valley (Retro) Labs to do some QL tinkering. Here's the result:
https://youtu.be/4WD-bsS_zDo

Links to Marcel's QL blog entries regarding QL-VGA and QL-SD:
https://www.kilgus.net/2020/01/08/ql-vga-the-second/
https://www.kilgus.net/2020/05/17/ql-sd-driver-v1-09/

All the best and take care!

Cheers, Urs
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Re: [Ql-Users] QUANTA

2020-04-21 Thread Urs Koenig (QL) via Ql-Users
Simon wrote:
> FREE Now

Thanks Simon for pointing this to us.

My membership somehow ran out end of 2017! And I missed to renew back then.

I did now rejoin using the webform.

QL forever!

Best wishes to all QLers and stay healthy!

Urs

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

2020-04-05 Thread Urs Koenig (QL) via Ql-Users
Ciao a tutti,

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

Marcel wrote:
> I'll be there, at least for the first hour or so.
Me too.

Stay healthy!

Urs

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Re: [Ql-Users] QL-VGA

2020-01-08 Thread Urs Koenig (QL) via Ql-Users
Norman wrote:
> I'm still here Marcel. ;-)
So am I. :-)

> I'll never have a facebook account. But I do use the Forum.
Same as me.

I like to see at least major posts here on the QL-Users mailing list.

QL forever!

Cheers,
Urs

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Re: [Ql-Users] QL-VGA

2020-01-08 Thread Urs Koenig (QL) via Ql-Users
Great project Marcel!

I like the design decision to use a widely-available cheap platform.

Seeking for testers? I would jump in with my various QLs and multiple VGA
monitors.

Looking forward to see this thing become available for the QL community.

QL forever!

Best wishes,
Urs

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> -Ursprüngliche Nachricht-
> Von: Ql-Users [mailto:ql-users-boun...@lists.q-v-d.com] Im Auftrag von
> Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users
> Gesendet: Mittwoch, 8. Januar 2020 22:58
> An: ql-us...@q-v-d.com
> Cc: Marcel Kilgus
> Betreff: [Ql-Users] QL-VGA
> 
> 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
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Re: [Ql-Users] THE DISTRIBUTION - Word is out!

2019-12-22 Thread Urs Koenig (QL) via Ql-Users
4th Advent today, brings 4th (re-)release of either THE DISTRIBUTION or QL/E 
this winter!

Today sees the release of THE DISTRIBUTION RELOADED! 2019 (latest v3.05) QL-SD, 
MIST & Q68 (QL) edition.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eg6wGxcD3TA

Download it here:
http://sinclairql.net/repository.html#TheDistribution

Browse to the last column "Download" in the "THE DISTRIBUTION" section and look 
for:
Image of SDHC card with Distribution, RELOADED edition 1911 v3.05, for QL-SD, 
MIST & Q68, 472 MB

Have a nice and cozy Christmas time, QL forever!

Cheers, Urs

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

2019-12-22 Thread Urs Koenig (QL) via Ql-Users
François wrote:
> Thank you.
My pleasure! And there's more to come.

Have a Merry Christmas.

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

2019-12-22 Thread Urs Koenig (QL) via Ql-Users
Simon wrote:
>  Thank You Urs for all your Hard Work that you Do 10 out of 10
Thank you Simon for your support. Have a Merry Christmas.

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

2019-12-15 Thread Urs Koenig (QL) via Ql-Users
Hi QLers,

3rd Advent today, brings 3rd (re-)release of either THE DISTRIBUTION or QL/E 
this winter!

Today sees the release of THE DISTRIBUTION RELOADED! 2019 (latest v3.05) 
Raspberry Pi (RP) edition.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzar2Az0dd4

Download it here:
http://sinclairql.net/repository.html#TheDistribution

Browse to the last column "Download" in the "THE DISTRIBUTION" section and look 
for:
Image of Raspbian Buster with Complete Distribution, RELOADED edition 1911 
v3.05, for Raspberry Pi, 8.48 GB

Have a nice and cozy Advent time, QL forever!

Cheers, Urs

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[Ql-Users] Oldest QL around?!

2019-12-12 Thread Urs Koenig (QL) via Ql-Users
Currently there's one of the earliest QLs ever built for sale on ebay (item
283703938454, bidding starts at GBP 150; BTW: I'm not the seller, nor
related to him, nor will I bid for it*.). The QL on auction has serial
number D02-001058. This is a damn early serial number, looks like the oldest
QL still around!

I've seen pictures of D02-001059, but that's one after it.

I own a handful of early QLs (build standards D02, D03 and D04), such as
D02-001071 with a date label 15 Mar, D03-001108 (from CCH; with EPROMs)
D03-001123 (the one from Paul; with the PM EPROMs), D04-001276, D04-001305,
...

A rather old web page explains a bit the story of QL build standards &
serial numbers:
http://sinclairql.net/build_standards.html

Wonder what old QLs are still around?

I wish you a nice and cozy advent and Christmas time, QL forever!
Urs

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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!

2019-12-12 Thread Urs Koenig (QL) via Ql-Users
I write:
> 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.
And it took me another 7 months to find time and patience to create a QUBATA
partition on a Compact Flash (CF) card with Tetroid Disk Interface (TDI).

Download it here:
http://sinclairql.net/repository.html#QLE

Browse to the last column "Download" in the "QL/E" section and look for:
Stand-Alone Edition 1904 v3.19 for TDI QUBATA CF card, 317 MB
 
QL forever!

Urs

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Re: [Ql-Users] PNG <-> SPR

2019-12-12 Thread Urs Koenig (QL) via Ql-Users
Giorgio wrote:
> It's good news :-) I look forward to the Christmas present :-)
Speaking of PNG and SPR, I also have a wish list. :-)

Marcel's PNGConv.exe misses support for Colour Mode 4 (GD2), equal to QL
MODE 4.

Wolfgang's  SMSQESprites.jar misses multiple file processing and RLE
support.

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

2019-12-01 Thread 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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Re: [Ql-Users] THE DISTRIBUTION - Word is out!

2019-11-28 Thread Urs Koenig (QL) via Ql-Users
Hi QLers,

well over 1000 copies of THE DISTRIBUTION have been downloaded since the
availability of the public download in April 2015. Maybe not the biggest
Release in QL software history, but quite a figure.

Because today is an important date for me, I decided to produce and release
a RELOADED edition of THE DISTRIBUTION. It is out now! Follow link in the
signature.

QL forever!

Cheers,
Urs

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

2019-11-28 Thread Urs Koenig (QL) via Ql-Users
Hi QLers,

well over 1000 copies of THE DISTRIBUTION have been downloaded since the
availability of the public download in April 2015. Maybe not the biggest
Release in QL software history, but quite a figure.

Because today is an important date for me, I decided to produce and release
a RELOADED edition of THE DISTRIBUTION. It is out now! Follow link in the
signature.

QL forever!

Cheers,
Urs

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Re: [Ql-Users] Updating my QLE

2019-06-06 Thread Urs Koenig (QL) via Ql-Users
Derek wrote:
> Is it possible to have a user area in BP or QLE so user specific software can 
> be
> installed.
> 
> I use a Linux sydtem, which I have my home directory on a separate paritition
> from the system files.
> 
> So I can change Linux OS without altering the user data.
> 
> Could these QL distros use this type of system setup.
QL/E currently (v3) has no easy way of updating its WIN file. Currently a lot 
of hand work is needed to migrate user changes to a new release of QL/E. For 
the next major release a strategy and upgrade mechanism similar to Windows 10 
is planned. In other words starting with this future release, codenamed "Red 
kite", QL/E will preserve user installed software. Unlike Windows 10, QL/E will 
keep the installed system but upgrade with delta-files. This keeps the upgrade 
package as small and transparent as possible.

QL forever!
Urs

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

2019-05-05 Thread 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] Kilgus.net update roundup

2018-12-17 Thread Urs Koenig (QL) via Ql-Users
Marcel wrote:
> For those that don't monitor my blog or the QL-Forums, here are a few
> updates that happened the last few weeks:
Thanks for the note. QL-Users deserve to get informed of what's going on
elsewhere in the QL world.

> I think that was it for now... have fun.
A lot of great stuff!

I was pretty busy with non QL things the last few weeks, did not have time
to try any of the new stuff yet. The few hours I could spend on Sinclair QL
and related things were mainly QL/E related. Plus some non QL Sinclair and
ATARI JAGUAR stuff. Some of my recent activities are on my fading Google+
blog:
https://plus.google.com/+QLvsJaguar

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Re: [Ql-Users] QMac source code

2018-12-12 Thread Urs Koenig (QL) via Ql-Users
Marcel wrote:
> 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.
>From my records Phil Borman maintained the QUANTA edition of QMAC (latest
version 1.06) and QLINK (latest version 1.03). From memory I've met Phil at
one of the QUANTA workshops in the early 1990s.

QL/E has QMAC and QLINK latest versions installed and ready to use (e.g. to
compile SMSQ/E or Minerva).

I did quite some research in the first decade of the 2000s, resulting in the
release of the GST QL software archive in 2010.
http://sinclairql.net/GST_QL_SW_is_PD.html
Dilwyn re-published most of this on his website.

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.

Unfortunately nobody seems to have the (latest) sources. A former GST
employee (Martin Dickens) recalled on 2009-10-21: "I seem to remember many
years later, and on Jeff's behalf, preparing a copy of the source code and
project files for the QL User's Group which spookily turned out to be in the
small town in Northamptonshire that I was dragged up in - in a building I'd
walked past everyday for 14 years on my way to school. There was a small fee
charged which didn't cover the cost of preparing it, in true Jeff
'barrow-boy' fashion. :-)"

Phil Borman not only maintained QMAC and QLINK, he wrote many other nice QL
software. Saving and sharing the source code would be a great Christmas
present to the QL community.

There must be anyone here or on qlforum who knows Phil personally, have or
find his contact details and can give him a call. Or at least share the
contact details. Anyone?

I wish you all a nice Advent time and Merry Christmas. All the best to you
and your families.

QL forever!
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[Ql-Users] Summer is over, QL time approaching...

2018-08-31 Thread Urs Koenig (QL) via Ql-Users
Hi folks,

last day of summer 2018, a summer where I experienced so much. One if not
the greatest summer I ever had.

After I turned 50 just days before the summer started, I inhaled my
once-in-a-lifetime 5 weeks US road trip.

Normally summertime is a QL free time for me and many other QL folks. But
this summer was different.

The US is considered widely as a QL free zone, but in the end I had some of
the best meetings with QLers ever. See Highlights on my blog (Google+).

Before the trip I edited and published the story of MIRACLE SYSTEMS/Stuart
Honeyball based on video material of the Italian QL enthusiasts (YouTube),
scanned and published all those unique ultra-rare Sinclair-papers which I
wanted to scan for years, plus was finally reading all those unique EPROMs
from Sinclair Research and published their content (sinclairql.net).

During the trip I did release the long lost PM ROM (sinclairql.net).

After the trip I was telling the story of the last remaining early D03 build
standard QL with PM (EP)ROM as an unboxing video (YouTube).

Finally I was able to spend a full day plus some extra hours here and there
on QL/E and was able to release v3.18 (Edition 1808, Codename "Eternity",
last updated 12.08.2018) on the very same day Linus Torvalds released Linux
kernel v4.18. It is pure coincidence that both software reached sub-version
18 the same day.

Those were just my personal QL highlights, there were much more QL
highlights such as the releases of PAWN, QL_SD WIN driver, QD2018 and QL-SD
hardware to just name a few.

Tomorrow autumn starts and I hope all of us will find some quality time for
QL tinkering.

In this sense, QL forever!
Urs

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Re: [Ql-Users] FiFi 5.01

2018-08-31 Thread Urs Koenig (QL) via Ql-Users
Wolf wrote:
> FiFi 5.01 is out. It contains various bug fixes including an Lrespr bug
(thanks to
> Marcel for pointing this out) and there is now an italian version (thanks
to
> Giorgio Garabello for translations).
Great news! Appreciate! 

Would be great to see more software available in French and Italian beside
English and German.

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Re: [Ql-Users] QD 2018

2018-08-20 Thread Urs Koenig (QL) via Ql-Users
That's great news! Thanks Jochen and Marcel for bringing back more and more
J-M-S and QJUMP titles back to life.

2018 is a mixed year for the QL community. Many releases on one hand, many
losses on the other.

I shall add QD to the next release of QL/E. Speaking of QL/E, v3.18
(Codename "Eternity", in memoriam of Sjef, Lee, Stuart and Rick) is out
since August 12th and v3.19 (Codename "On the move)"is in the making.

More info and download here:
http://sinclairql.net/repository.html#QLE

QL forever!

Cheers,
Urs

> -Ursprüngliche Nachricht-
> Von: Ql-Users [mailto:ql-users-boun...@lists.q-v-d.com] Im Auftrag von
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> Gesendet: Mittwoch, 15. August 2018 18:02
> An: ql-us...@q-v-d.com
> Cc: Marcel Kilgus
> Betreff: [Ql-Users] QD 2018
> 
> 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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Re: [Ql-Users] Stuart Honeyball

2018-06-17 Thread 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!

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[Ql-Users] FW: The wonderful Rick

2018-04-26 Thread Urs Koenig (QL) via Ql-Users
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

 

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Re: [Ql-Users] Stuart Honeyball

2018-03-29 Thread Urs Koenig (QL) via Ql-Users
Dilwyn 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.
> 
> 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.

Very sad news! He did so many great things for the QL. He was such a smart guy, 
fun to talk to. I remember well the QL shows where we've met. He and the 
miracle boys were an enrichment for the QL scene. Some pictures with Stuart are 
in this gallery_
http://www.sinclairql.net/pic/Index.php?sfpg=UGVvcGxlLyoqN2Q0ZmU3M2EyYzMzOGFlYWM3MGZlODgxOGIzYmJjODE5MDBjYzdkYTg1MmI5YzYyZjJhNjZiMTg2YjQ4MzBmOA

May he rest in peace. Thanks Dilwyn for letting us know.

Urs


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[Ql-Users] QL/E version 3.17 (Edition 1710, Codename "Liberated", last updated 30.10.2017) is out now.

2017-11-14 Thread Urs Koenig (QL) via Ql-Users
Some highlights:
- Support for Q68 platform added
- Auto-positioning of QDT desktop icons at boot-up
- Liberation Software packages Q_Liberator, QLOAD, QREF and RPM added
- Updated Photon and new PHoton General ToolKit (PHGTK) added
- Latest IP Network Device Driver and SERNET added
- DISA and QMAKE added
- More benchmark programs added

Plus many updates and improvements here and there.

Get it from the link in the message footer.

QL forever!

Cheers, Urs

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

2017-09-09 Thread Urs Koenig (QL) via Ql-Users
Good news! Derek, please put me down for one Q68 plus case and PS/2 splitter. 
Thank you!

QL forever!

Urs
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> -Ursprüngliche Nachricht-
> Von: Ql-Users [mailto:ql-users-boun...@lists.q-v-d.com] Im Auftrag von
> Derek Stewart via Ql-Users
> Gesendet: Samstag, 9. September 2017 10:22
> An: ql-us...@q-v-d.com
> Cc: Derek Stewart
> Betreff: [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.
> 
> 
> --
> Regards,
> 
> Derek
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Re: [Ql-Users] Q68 Advanced Notice

2017-09-08 Thread Urs Koenig (QL) via Ql-Users
Peter wrote:
> I hope to be able to comment more about the Q68 at a later time, right now
> let me say thanks to...
> 
> ... Laurence Reeves and Tony Firshman for releasing Minerva as free QL
> operating system, motivating me to develop the Q68 at all
> 
> ... Richard Zidlicky for bringing Minerva plus PS/2 driver to the Q68 and
his
> great help debugging CPU cores
> 
> ... Mark Swift for QDOS Classic, structured so nicely that even I could
port it to
> the Q68 in a single day
> 
> ... Tobias Gubener for the CPU core the Q68 finally uses
> 
> ... Adrian Ives for the QL-SD driver, initially used for Q68 mass storage
> 
> ... Tony Tebby for relasing SMSQ/E as free software after all
> 
> ... Wolfgang Lenerz for his outstanding achievement of porting SMSQ/E to
> the Q68
> 
> ... Wolfgang Lenerz again for very helpful tools, extra drivers and docs
> 
> ... Derek Stewart for his courage and lots of work manufacturing the Q68
> hardware and making it available for the public
This "who's who" is a kind of an extract of the all-time QL hall of fame.

But for the Q68 I believe the real work was done by Peter (HW) and Wolfgang
(OS) plus Derek (Manufacturing). Hence they deserve the roses.

QL forever!

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Re: [Ql-Users] Q68 Advanced Notice

2017-09-08 Thread Urs Koenig (QL) via Ql-Users
Derek wrote:
> Q68 Advanced Notice
> ---
> 
> PCB Photograph available at:
> 
> http://qlforum.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=2=2082#p18729
> 
> Features:
> 
> - Operating System: SMSQ/E
> - CPU: 68000 compatible
> - Speed: 40Mhz
> - RAM: 32 MB
> - SDHC: Two fullsize slots, hot plugging
> - QXL.WIN style storage container format
> - Keyboard and mouse: Combined PS/2 Connection, scrollwheel support
> - VGA: 1024x768 VESA for flatscreen, CRT or HDMI converter
> - Graphic modes:
>  -  256x256 QL Mode 8
>  -  512x256 QL Mode 4
>  -  512x256 Q60 65536 colour
>  - 1024x512 Q60 65536 colour
>  - 1024x768 QL Mode 4
>  -  512x384 Q60 65536 colour
> - Serial port
> - Stereo sampled sound, 3.5 mm output socket
> - Buffered real time clock
> - I2C interface
> - Ethernet, no software support yet
> - QL style LED colours
> - PCB Size: 8x10 cm
> - Recommended power supply: 5V @ 1A
> - Silent operation, no fans or heat
> - Case: Optional
> 
> Available: Mid October 2017
> Price: To be decided

Great announcement! I intend to buy one or two for my own tinkering.

QL forever!

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Re: [Ql-Users] QPAC2 bug

2017-09-06 Thread Urs Koenig (QL) via Ql-Users
Easy to reproduce here:
- Use QL/E (QPC2 v4.05, QLE.WIN)
- Set QPC2 to max. resolution on control panel
- Start the thing
- Once QL/E has completely booted call QPAC2 Files (Alt+f)
- Then choose drive WIN1_ (F2)
- Then enable TREE view (F3)
- Then select VIEW (F4)
- Then invoke a DO on arc_exe
- GOTCHA!

> -Ursprüngliche Nachricht-
> Von: Ql-Users [mailto:ql-users-boun...@lists.q-v-d.com] Im Auftrag von
> Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
> Gesendet: Dienstag, 5. September 2017 23:41
> An: ql-us...@q-v-d.com
> Cc: Dilwyn Jones
> Betreff: Re: [Ql-Users] QPAC2 bug
> 
> Hi Giorgio,
> 
> I have been able to reproduce this with QPAC2 v1.45 in mode 32 with
> 1920x1080 resolution, but I cannot pin it down to a certain action or set
of
> actions.
> 
> It seems to happen when QPAc2 is enlarged to fill the window at that
> resolution, a large list of files, and the file being viewed in View
window of
> the Files menu causes the pointer to go to the extreme right near or on
the
> scroll bar.
> 
> That's as close as I've been able to pin it down, sorry.
> 
> Dilwyn
> 
> -Original Message-
> From: Giorgio Garabello via Ql-Users
> Sent: Tuesday, September 05, 2017 10:13 PM
> To: ql-us...@q-v-d.com
> Cc: Giorgio Garabello
> Subject: Re: [Ql-Users] QPAC2 bug
> 
> Someone else can try?
> 
> Il 05 set 2017 19:56, "Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users"
> 
> ha scritto:
> 
> > Giorgio Garabello via Ql-Users wrote:
> > > we ((Francois Van Emelen and I) have found a bug in the QPAC2
> > > internal
> > file
> > > viewer if the screen >>= 1440X990 QPC2 crash
> >
> > Hm, cannot reproduce at 1920x1080.
> >
> > Marcel
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