Re: [ql-users] Aurora SMSQ 2.99 or previous

2005-08-25 Thread Roy wood
In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], Marcel Kilgus 
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According to the private mails you've sent me you are trying to run a
Text87 version for Mode 16. Mode 16 doesn't even exist until IIRC
SMSQ/E 3.02. The driver that supports Mode 16 is a commercial
offering, done by me. It is *not* included in the general SMSQ/E
release.
It has just occurred to me that he may be using a 'standard' SMSQ/E to 
run this. He does have the colour one but I net he installed the 
standard one by mistake when I rebuilt his Aurora a while ago. I have 
been talking to him about this all week and I had always worked from the 
assumption he was using a colour version. Damn!

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Re: [ql-users] MDVs Versus FLPs

2005-07-18 Thread Roy wood
If you have the serial lead working and are transferring to a Windows 
machine you could use Jonathan Hudson's QTPI to send the files and the 
Windows Hyperterminal to receive them. This would control the handshake 
and, if you are transferring a lot of files, make it easier to get them 
in the right place. Mind you I have never done this with a QL. I used to 
do it using my old PSION organiser.

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Re: [ql-users] Size for QXL.win Files

2005-07-07 Thread Roy wood
In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], John Gilpin 
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Having installed a large Hard Drive on my PeeCee (on which I run QPC2) I
would like to dedicate some storage space for QL files. I understand that
the way to do this is to generate one or more QXL.win type files to act as
Winchester devices. Is there a maximum size for a QXL.win file running on
QPC2 and if so, what is the maximum size allowed?
I don't know either. I have a 250mb file at the moment and may extend 
that to 300mb because of all the stuff I have in it.


By way of an advert. Creating and using QXL.WIN files  is tackled in the 
new QL Today 'Start Here' article which I have just emailed to Jochen. 
Expect volume 10 issue 1 to drop onto your doormat in two weeks time.


And by way of a reminder to those yet to re-subscribe (or subscribe?) 
Now is the time if you don't want to miss out.

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Re: [ql-users] Spelin'

2005-06-23 Thread Roy wood
In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], Darren 
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That reminds me of a story in RTE TV here in Ireland many years ago.

Similar Situation, but it was the bloke who wrote up the autocue for the
newsreaders who was a little disgruntled. In one news story about a post
office robbery the newsreader read the autocue:-

and the postmistress was held at gunpoint by two men, each carrying sawn
off shitguns
Before I lived here in Brighton I had to come down for a series of shows 
in the Brighton Centre. We stayed in a hotel called 'The Old Ship Hotel'
In the lobby was one of those board which have letters stuck into velvet 
slots so you can spell out various messages. On the day I was sitting in 
lobby I noticed it read 'The Old Ship Hotel welcomes'. I casually 
wandered over and removed the 'p' from Ship and replaced it with the 't' 
from 'Hotel'. I then replaced that 't' with the 'l' and sat down. It 
took over an hour of visitors giggling and snorting before the 
receptionist noticed what I had done. I also recall waiting for someone 
at Plaistow station. They had a notice on a blackboard which read, ' 
London Underground apologise for the delays to District Line trains. 
This is due to Staff Error at Rayners Park'. Unfortunately they left the 
chalk there and it was  a moments work to turn it into 'Stark Terror at 
Rayners Park' Ah such juvenile amusement.

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Re: [ql-users] Spelin'

2005-06-23 Thread Roy wood
In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], Tony Firshman 
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I must find a list of common American-English spellings and update.  I
have the American version.
This is because, in their infinite wisdom, M$ allow you to set the 
country settings four times during installation. Most people manage the 
first two, some manage the third but the fourth one is 'location' or 
something like that and is buried several layers deep. If you miss it 
you will default to the US spellings because Bill Gates knows we are all 
too lazy to learn how to spell properly.

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Re: [ql-users] Spelin'

2005-06-21 Thread Roy wood
In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], Dilwyn Jones 
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SNIP

Grrr. Who made the English language so difficult???
Because it is so difficult and some of us take the trouble to learn it 
correctly we don't mangle it like our cousins across the pond - 
especially their leader.

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Re: [ql-users] Spelin'

2005-06-21 Thread Roy wood
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Yes, you're right about rong, I missed that.

Somewhere along the line, mine must have learned SHURE. I'll have to 
work out how to remove it now!

It is a microphone.


He he, things like this tend to expose all sorts of problems don't 
they! Will be interesting to see what QTYP, Style-Check etc make of 
John's text!


Dilwyn Jones


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Re: [ql-users] ADDENDUM: Free to a good home

2005-06-08 Thread Roy wood
In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], 
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SNIP
I apologise now for the fact that the Gold Card isn't present any more 
- I gave it away some time back.

I do have a couple of Super Gold Cards for Sale
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Re: [ql-users] Quanta AGM 2005

2005-05-09 Thread Roy wood
In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], Tony Firshman 
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I have at last got around to getting the show photos on line:
http://firshman.co.uk/showphotos/Quanta-agm2005/
I need help with a couple of names.
Well that was Barbara not Julia!
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Re: [ql-users] SMSQE v3.04 v3.10

2005-05-05 Thread Roy wood
In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], Wolfgang Lenerz 
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On 5 May 2005 at 9:09, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
I have noticed that SMSQE v3.04 will allow such names as end_if to be 
used as
variables or procedure names. So apparently does SMSQE v3.10. However, SMSQE
v3.07 sets end_if, end_def, end_when, end_for and end_sel to END IF, 
END DEF,
END WHEN, END FOR and END SEL.

Has anyone else noticed this? If not, is it just in Scotland that this
happens? If so why does it happen?
There was no change in this in any of the versions as of 3.00
Talking of versions, are we likely to see 3.10 soon. EasyPTR v4 needs 
this to work correctly.
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Re: [ql-users] www.kilgus.net updated

2005-05-02 Thread Roy wood
In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], Jeremy Taffel 
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So much for Roy's response to my plea for a better demo. Thanks for the
update; now to have a play..
I was just trying to protect Marcel from too many demands on him.
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Re: [ql-users] WIN_FORMAT command

2005-04-29 Thread Roy wood
In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], Marcel Kilgus 
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Derek Stewart wrote:
Do I have have to type in WIN_FORMAT 1,0 to protect WIN1_ from being
accidentley formatted
Yes.
That is useful information - I had not thought of this before. I suppose 
that the format protection reverts on reboot then?
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[ql-users] Knight Safe

2005-04-29 Thread Roy wood
I have not sold any copies of Mark Knight's Knight Safe for some years 
and a purchaser from some time back asked me for an update because it 
did not run under the current SMSQ/E. I checked it here and it does just 
give a black screen and nothing else. I will look into this during the 
weekend but, if anyone has any ideas on what is happening here I would 
be grateful.

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Re: [ql-users] Internet on the QL

2005-04-28 Thread Roy wood
In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], 
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Someone asking me to tamper with Unixy or Windows-style software? I 
can   just see Roy Wood gritting his teeth in fear now ;-)

Tsk tsk... I am sure Roy won't mind ;-)
I have only sympathy for the software itself if it has to stand being 
handled by Dilwyn. Hey maybe we should start a new O/S 'Dilwyndows' I 
will throw this open to suggestions as to features. Lets see how 
creative you can be.
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Re: [ql-users] Irish Show

2005-04-28 Thread Roy wood
In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], Darren 
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So, when is a good time for a Show?  Mid-Summer? Or do we leave it until
Sept/Oct?
Mid summer - August - suits me.
BTW Darren I have just come back from an evening with Steve Bensusan 
(you  others will not know him)  and he is onboard for the new band.
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Re: [ql-users] was... Just an idea for a new Product.....

2005-04-27 Thread Roy wood
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SNIP
Roy, I don't think this type of query can be answered too often. Could 
you perhaps do something for your beginners series along these lines:
I had planned to do something on 'Essential Programs and Very Useful 
Ones' I am not sure if this should come after the next section on hard 
drives and before the one on writing a BOOT file or whether I should put 
the BOOT file bit next.
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Re: [ql-users] Software Prices.

2005-04-27 Thread Roy wood
In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], jms1 
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SNIP
The main benefit of the free software movement is that source is distributed
normally with the code and anybody is free to develope it, and within the
license conditions distribute it.
This may be an area where some programmers may not like others tinkering 
with their 'baby'. I can understand that.
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Re: [ql-users] was... Just an idea for a new Product.....

2005-04-26 Thread Roy wood
In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], Jeremy Taffel 
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SNIP
Remember that i'm still using Qdos. Has Turbo been kept compatible with 
that, or does it only support SBasic and SMSQ/E? If it is not 
compatible what is the most recent version of turbo that is compatible 
with my system?

I've been given so much advice that my head is spinning. In one email I 
was advised to by QPAC2, but was then told that its the same as the 
pointer environment I already have. But I thought that it comes bundled 
with SMSQ/E, so if I were to buy that I wouldn't need QPAC2 as well, 
surely?
Ok some of the advice was maybe not quite worded concisely. The Pointer 
Environment is the three files PTR_GEN, WMAN, and HOT_REXT. These form 
the basis of the extended system and are, as you said, bundled into 
SMSQ/E in an extended form. QPC2 is a collection of system handling 
routines including file management and job management. The Pointer 
environment files are now freely distributable and are backwardly 
compatible.
I know my memory isn't as complete as it was, but I'm pretty sure that 
I bought Qram, which just happened to have the pointer environment 
bundled with it. QPAC2 also included the pointer environment,  but they 
were different products; but  I don't remember what differentiated 
them. (we are talking 1987 here after all).
QRam was a precursor to most of this.
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Re: [ql-users] Idle thoughts

2005-04-26 Thread Roy wood
In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], Wolfgang Lenerz 
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SNIP
The first and the MAIN reason is that by doing so I support the resellers
(mainly Jochen and Roy, but I'm not exluding anyone here).
I am convinced that, without them, there would be no QL market. I am also
convinced that without this market, however small it may be, there would
probably no longer be any real QL scene to speak of. Perhaps this list would
still be there, ut QL today probably wouldn't etc. I am convinced that these
resellers are the cord that keeps the Ql community tied together.
And we are grateful for the support that you and other do give us.
SNIP
And, finally, there seems to be a very encouraging project for Turbo.
Three chers for Geoge for his work on that (and all for free! - grin)
Three Chers? One is bad enough! Mind you it does conjure up an 
interesting tableaux of George entwined with three versions of Cher - 
could he cope?
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Re: [ql-users] Software Prices.

2005-04-25 Thread Roy wood
In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], jms1 
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As Dilwyn Jones says in his article in Qtoady that TurboPtr is more flexible
than EasyPtr, and the group members feel that software should be paid for,
George  I wondered whether the group members did not use it because it was
free and they would be happier paying £60 to George because then they felt
the program was well worth usingand the author was interested in maintaining
it.
I think the main hurdle that TuroPtr has to jump is the bad reputation 
of the previous version. Since George took it over it has apparently 
leapt forward and is now stable and happy under SMSQ/E. Furthermore he 
seems to be adding the extras needed for writing modern programs.
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Re: [ql-users] Just an idea for a new Product.....

2005-04-24 Thread Roy wood
In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], David 
Tubbs [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes
At 02:02 23/04/2005 +0100,Jeremy Taffel  wrote:
Roy,
I don't know why you have to take such an aggressive stance.
It is his way, always got time to dish a superfluous diatribe.
But when I recently furnished him with information he had asked for it 
was not even acknowledged nor a relevant enquiry answered.
I thought we had a brief and acrimonious exchange and some of the 
information was wrong. I must admit I did misread part of it to start 
with but some of the statements you made were not right.
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Re: [ql-users] Just an idea for a new Product.....

2005-04-24 Thread Roy wood
In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], Tony Firshman 
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SNIP
Jochen, Jeremy - I will make it clear that these links should be
followed in the next emailshot.  I hope even Colin will not see them as
worm links (8-)#
I must say I have always regarded these links as flexible adverts and 
people should refer to them just before a show in case we have added 
some new goodie to tempt them along. I keep a permanent link to them on 
the website too.
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Re: [ql-users] Just an idea for a new Product.....

2005-04-23 Thread Roy wood
In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], Jeremy Taffel 
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SNIP
I don't know why you have to take such an aggressive stance.  Why do 
you have problems? I was not complaining about the cost, nor requesting 
a price reduction, merely offering the constructive suggestion that if 
the market appears to have reached saturation, a new market might open 
up if the price is reduced. I seem to have sparked off quite a lively 
debate, so it was a worthwhile exercise, but it  turns out that my 
suggestion  had been tried already without, apparently much success. I 
wasn't complaining that I missed the promotion, merely curious to 
discover where I should look for such  offerings. It must be admitted 
that although I visit Marcel's site quite often, I don't visit 
Jochen's, and no I don't subscribe to QL Today, but that is hardly a crime is it?
I was not being aggressive I was just pointing out the way it seems to 
the people who put a lot of time and effort into keeping the QL scene 
going. The very fact that people are on this list shows they have an 
interest but so few of them contribute in an other way.

I suppose after a couple of weeks of sitting at the computer writing two 
articles for the current edition of QL Today, checking and preparing the 
new EASYPTR release with Marcel, setting how much sweat and effort 
Jochen puts into getting the magazine out on time, seeing how much 
Marcel puts into QPC2, QPCPrint and the EASYPTR update and getting a QL 
show ready I was just peeved that people seemed to think all this was 
not really worth a few pounds or any real support from them. Maybe you 
were, somewhat unjustly, on the  receiving end of that.
SNIP
And now for another suggestion
The QPC2 demo  on Marcel's site hardly shows the system off to its best 
potential.. The presentation of the screen that results from the boot 
file on the .win file that is included for download  is awful, and 
could have been from qdos. There really isn't anything to help the 
uninitiated to know whatto do with it, and  it does not seem to have 
changed since I first looked at QPC1. This surely is not the way to 
showcase the system. The justwords demo does that much better, as do 
the screenshots from QDT that I've seen.  How about a demo that 
properly showcases the programme?

(expecting another flame from Roy telling me how much work I'm asking 
someone to do for free  ;-) )
No you won't get it just a suggestion that you do one and then give it 
to us to put on the site (tee hee). Of course you won't be able to save 
it in the demo but you could write the boot file using QLAY and then 
test it on the demo. - or even get SMSQ/E for your Gold card !
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[ql-users] Super Gold Card Batteries

2005-04-23 Thread Roy wood
Just to announce that I now have the correct Super Gold Card Batteries 
from the supplier. Email me if you want some.
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Re: [ql-users] Just an idea for a new Product.....

2005-04-23 Thread Roy wood
In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], Jeremy Taffel 
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SNIP
I know that response was meant as a jest, but I was being perfectly 
serious.Surely,  if you are interested in selling a product, its up to 
you to show what it can do. If you leave it to the prospective buyer to 
try to work it out for himself  you will end up losing sales. As I have 
never used SMSQ/E, I think I should be the LAST person to write a demo 
to show off its capabilities. Anyway, your suggestion is unworkable. 
Firstly,  as I said, I no longer own any native QL hardware (that 
includes Gold card). Secondly,  I'm not sure how I use QLAY to write 
anything that uses the SMSQ/E features that QDOS lacks. Perhaps you 
could enlighten me there? Even if that wasn't the case, there would be 
the learning curve to go through to find out how to use the high colour 
etc. All of which requires manuals etc.
Yes it was. Although I had not realised that you wanted it to 
demonstrate the colour drivers too. The problem is that it is hard to do 
anything that really demonstrates it all given that there are some 
aspects which remain commercial property and cannot be released on 
demos. Most of the program demos need MENU_REXT loaded and that is a 
commercial release. You may wonder why this is but the answer is that it 
is programmable from BASIC and sold as such. The user would have to have 
a disk with the menu extensions on it and then he could load those but 
this would then mean it would have to be a QL User (and an up to date 
one) and that does not give a demo to the uninitiated. Perhaps the 
answer would be to sell the demo for the price of the menu extensions. 
If the user is happy with the demo he can then return his receipt and 
get that money back when he buys the full thing. This would mean two 
demos. One with the full QXL.WIN demo on it that is paid for and 
another, without them, which is free. How does that sound?
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Re: [ql-users] Just an idea for a new Product.....

2005-04-22 Thread Roy wood
In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], Jeremy Taffel 
[EMAIL PROTECTED] writes
SNIP
Where did you advertise this? I didn't know about it.
Jeremy
Probably in QL Today. Do you subscribe to that?
No
You see this is where I have a problem with all this. Here is someone 
who 'cannot justify the expense of buying QPC2' and probably cannot 
justify the expense of subscribing to QL Today and wants Marcel, Jochen 
and I to justify the expense of supplying him with cheap software. How 
does this work? What do you put in?
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Re: [ql-users] Just an idea for a new Product.....

2005-04-22 Thread Roy wood
In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], David 
Tubbs [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes
SNIP
Would you buy the buggy version, even if it were £20 less? The fix is
usually to get the latest version.
So someone was happy to sell Buggy versions for top dollar !
No software of any complexity is without bugs. QPC2's bugs are usually 
fixed before any get sold and those that slip through are fixed very 
quickly with free updates. Older versions are not buggy as suggested - 
just not as refined and developed as the current ones.  Some newer 
programs require keywords that have been especially built into SMSQ/E to 
make them work. QPC2 and SMSQ/E are inter-linked and some versions will 
not work with the wrong SMSQ/E file. The whole thing is a continuous 
line of sustained development and very hard to backtrack on. In the end 
the users benefit from this. Most upgrades are free and the ones which 
are charged for are major re-workings of the system. Much of this is not 
evident to the users except that it works better and does more things. 
Marcel does not even own a trumpet let alone blow it.
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Re: [ql-users] Roy's section in QLToday

2005-04-22 Thread Roy wood
In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], Duncan 
Neithercut [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes
Hi Roy
I always read your bit in QLToday first, its always about innovation.
I saw two of your clients had a problem with QCDEZE and the QDT CDrom.
You have found a new way of getting software support. You could have
got help quicker if you had emailed me. Did you check which version(s)
of QCDEZE was being used.
I thought he had been in touch with you himself and I was just reporting 
it in case anyone else had a problem like it and could not solve it. I 
had always had a great appreciation of your work - no slur was intended. 
By the way I would be happy if you could write a bit about the use of 
QCDEZE for inclusion in the Start Here series in the next issue of QLT.
SNIP
As for the name shortening, sorry but you only have Bill Gates to
blame for that one as you must have used a PC to burn the CD. The
names on the ISO9660 part of the CD are short due to DOS short file
name conventions, directories are not part of the file name in DOS. If
you had burnt it on an Amiga there would be no problems with filename
length. I only got my head around Windows LFNs last year when I wrote
my FAT16 CFcard programme, so its not part of QCDEZE. It was no fun
and I would need to be paid money to put it in.
I suppose it works in QPC2 because that accesses the files using 
Windows. Interesting. I had not thought of that. More for the next 
column them

Glad to see someone reads the columns then - I do wonder at times.
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Re: [ql-users] Just an idea for a new Product.....

2005-04-22 Thread Roy wood
In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], COLIN PARSONS 
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Ok, so if you had to solve the problem of producing a demo that would
satisfy curiosity, but was limited in some way that would compell the thus
satisfied punter to buy the product rather than just continuing to use the
demo, what would you suggest?
A 30 day time limited version, as is normal in most share ware, 
degrading to your no save mode, after this time limit.
QPC2 is not a normal PC program. It does not write to the registry, 
install hidden files, DLLs or any of that stuff. It is, in fact very QL! 
Making it time out so that those with short arms and long pockets don't 
just reinstall it again would be a major undertaking.

You know that the save works. If you have the programs on another QL 
system you can configure them there and then transfer them.
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Re: [ql-users] Just an idea for a new Product.....

2005-04-21 Thread Roy wood
In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], COLIN PARSONS 
[EMAIL PROTECTED] writes
SNIP
Taking an example from the Linux community again, a LOT, if they have 
any real belief in the future of the platform.
How many work in the QL sector for real monetary gain, rather than love 
of the product?
This is an argument we re-visit every now and then. The trouble is those 
who get on the horse at one end of the valley marked 'Free For All' and 
those at the opposite end never ever change their mind so we all trot 
out the same tired clichés.

Both sides are possible. You can write software and give it away for 
free if you want. QPC2 does not stop you doing that. Or you can write 
software and sell it. Trouble is there are very few people doing either. 
We should appreciate both of these sides and say 'thank you'.

What we do get is people saying 'well I don't use the platform much, and 
I only take a passing interest in it but make it free anyway'

The answer is simple. If you want it, and it cost money, buy it. If you 
think it is too dear, don't. There are many free or cheap emulators - 
they may not be so good or get such sustained development, but then that 
is what you are paying for. If you object to the author owning the 
rights to his own work don't buy by it but don't whinge on about it. It 
is, after all his decision. I own a garden at the back of my house. You 
are welcome to look at it but I don't want you digging in it or building 
on it. No difference.

The idea that you can make money with 'added value' is nonsense because 
people still call me at all hours and want support - usually for things 
they have not bought from me. People still send disks for 'free updates 
in little envelopes with no return labels and postage, and people don't 
'buy' manuals. I found this out with ProWesS when I offered to print 
them at cost. For many people the manual should be in my house so they 
can call me up and have me read it to them as some kind of techno 
bedtime story.

We all have our own viewpoint on this. I suggest that, after several 
discussion on the subject we all give up trying to change the other 
sides mind.

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Re: [ql-users] Just an idea for a new Product.....

2005-04-21 Thread Roy wood
In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], Tarquin Mills 
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One technique is to get an 0870 (national number) at 7p a minutes and
1p or 2p of the call charge is given to you, this is like the system
that free ISPs use and if I had the money for a second line for a QL ISP
I would use. The Phone Coop (http://www.thephone.coop) used to offer
this service for free, I do not know if they still do.
Don't forget to add the 1-2 minute recorded announcement about 'please 
listen to the following options carefully .. calls may be recorded 
for training and' followed by the options in a complex manner 
and 'to 'repeat these options key 9' by that time you have spent a bit. 
And then you get 'all of our operators are busy. Your call is important 
to us (but not important enough to actually employ anyone to answer it) 
so please hold the line until an operator becomes available (or until we 
have made enough to retire)'
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Re: [ql-users] Just an idea for a new Product.....

2005-04-21 Thread Roy wood
In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], 
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=?utf-8?B?zrpcIlwizr/PgilcIg==?= [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes
SNIP
FOS Software does not mean Free Support if the dealer or creator 
doesn't  intend it that way.
Users that confuse the both need a quick lecture that's all...
That was my point Marcel, Jochen and I choose to sell it. They know the 
price. Try arguing with the man at the petrol pump on a slack day or the 
supermarket checkout at night by saying - there are not many people 
buying why not halve the price.
Now from that point to the point of offering support for things you 
haven't sold or that are free are each one's decision. But that's not 
the  FOSS community's fault certainly but rather the user's that 
demands too  much - There is a reason for the You give them an inch 
they'll take a  mile saying... :-)
Most of them are friends after all these years so I help anyway. Some 
are a pain in the fundamental orifice - but, curiously, they don't seem 
to realise they are in that group.
SNIP
If someone wants the platform to be free but they are not interested in 
buying QPC or QemuLator and uQLx doesn't satisfy them... they can 
always  go ahead and change for example uQLx to support colours etc... 
:-)
My point entirely. The free software brigade is so active they have 
already changed the free QL emulators into something that makes SMSQ/E 
and QPC2 obsolete. If these people would stand up I could hear them more 
clearly.
My particular beef with SMSQ/e is with its license.
I just knew someone would mention that. Like it or not there has been 
more improvement in SMSQ/E since the licence than in any other system.
SNIP
Support schemes. If you choose to answer, well that's a credit to you, 
but  not the software author's fault! You SHOULD charge for support for 
FOSS...  there's nobody stopping you from doing so and most likely I 
suspect that  the phonecalls would stop very fast as well ;-)
As for the Added Value of support being nonsense, I do not think that 
software giants like RedHat, Novell and mySQL are stupid... do you? 
They  base their income on that scheme :-)
That is because this stuff is so hard to understand. One interesting 
thing is that people base their assumption that LINUX has and increasing 
market share on sales and downloads but how many try it and give up? I 
work in an area where we interact with the public. Users, small and 
large businesses. Some businesses run LINUX and are very happy with it. 
Some run both LINUX and WINDOWS because they need computability. (Yes , 
you can read and write Office formats under Open Office but it screws 
them up as Marcel and I found out while doing the EPTR manual. Annoying 
stuff like not being able to edit the footers afterwards etc.). Some 
tried it and reverted to WINDOWS because there was not enough software 
or drivers. When you get down to the individual users many have bought 
it. Some never tried it some couldn't understand how to install it and 
some are happy. Groups one and two are candidates for the 1 pound a 
minute phone lines but this is, after all just another rip off.

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Re: [ql-users] Just an idea for a new Product.....

2005-04-21 Thread Roy wood
In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], Jeremy Taffel 
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SMSQ - Jochen Merz wrote:

We cut QPC as a special offer to 49 EUR last year (this
is about 33 pounds - the price region you talk about) ...
did we get hundreds and thousands of sales? No!
Where did you advertise this? I didn't know about it.
Jeremy
Probably in QL Today. Do you subscribe to that?
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Re: [ql-users] Just an idea for a new Product.....

2005-04-21 Thread Roy wood
In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], Roy wood 
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In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], 
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SNIP
FOS Software does not mean Free Support if the dealer or creator 
doesn't  intend it that way.
Users that confuse the both need a quick lecture that's all...
That was my point Marcel, Jochen and I choose to sell it. They know the 
price. Try arguing with the man at the petrol pump on a slack day or 
the supermarket checkout at night by saying - there are not many people 
buying why not halve the price.
Sorry I misread the original there,
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Re: [ql-users] Just an idea for a new Product.....

2005-04-20 Thread Roy wood
In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], Dilwyn Jones 
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SNIP
Where is that on your website ? I would like to try it and to 
mention it in the next start here which deals with this kind of 
thing. Next cover disk material maybe?  QXL.WIN utilities etc.
On the My Freeware page, in the Software section of the Tesco.net site.
This is really getting out of hand, trying to keep three sites (Tesco, 
TopCities and Freeola) up to date. I'll have to get round to putting 
the whole lot on one site soon.

http://homepages.tesco.net/dilwyn.jones/software/freeware/freeware.html
Thanks I will look at it and add it to the next article.
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Re: [ql-users] Just an idea for a new Product.....

2005-04-20 Thread Roy wood
In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], Jeremy Taffel 
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SNIP
I'm still surprised that he doesn't try to squeeze out the last bit of 
revenue by offering to sell old versions at  even more heavily 
discounted rates.

The simple answer, I think, is that the advances made in recent versions 
of SMSQ/E and QPC2 make the older versions irrelevant.
If you look at software prices and the psychology behind purchases, it 
doesn't matter what the product is,  most people wouldn't think twice 
about paying £20 or £30 for a piece of software, but would if it costs 
£60 or £70. Witness, as an example, all the people willing to take the 
risk with dodgy oem copies of windows XP on ebay.co.uk, rather than 
paying the price for kosher copy.
But that is another world. One where it does not matter to people if the 
software costs something, or took a lot of work or, in fact belonged to 
someone in the first place. If they can steal it they will. That is not 
how we operate in the QL community. We pay for our software because we 
respect the amount of work that goes into producing it and, by giving 
that money we encourage the authors to produce more, to develop and to 
innovate. None of us have to do this - we all make a loss out of it but 
we do it because we want to and because we are appreciated. When that 
stops you will be left in a barren world of thieves and vagabonds.

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Re: [ql-users] Just an idea for a new Product.....

2005-04-19 Thread Roy wood
In message 
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snip
I touted this idea at Portslade on SUnday, only two people said they 
might be interested, another three said they thought it might be a 
goodidea but they probably wouldn't buy it themselves.

Points you'll need to consider:
1. Multiple QXL.WINs on a single DVD. Users will need to know how to 
set up for these in QPC2. Not all emulators can access QXL.WIN in a 
sub-directory.
I intend to tackle the details of QXL.WIN file handling in the next part 
of 'Start Here' in QL Today. I believe there is software to read QXL.WIN 
files on other systems but I did get reports of people being unable to 
access the QDT QXL.WIN files on the CD so I would be grateful for more 
details on this.
2. The different - and + formats
Most modern DVD-ROM and DVD-RW drives are multi format these days and 
the difference between + and - disks resides mostly in their 
multi-session capabilities. There can be problems using +R disks in DVD 
players that connect to TVs but that is of little concern here.
3. Many of the current QL CDs have different stuff in the QXL.WIN to 
what they have outside that. COnsider the Literature CD and the 
Documentation CD for example. You'll either need a good front end or a 
good set of documentation explaining where everything is. At the 
moment, copies of all my CDs are on my hard disk like this:

I would agree with that.
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[ql-users] Super Gold Card Batteries

2005-04-19 Thread Roy wood
For those of you who were disappointed at the Hove show to find the 
batteries I had bought were not the correct ones. Here is an update.

 I have discovered that it was the company I bought from and not me that 
made the error. The batteries looked similar but had the terminals in 
the wrong place. They were 40LH220 instead of 40LF220.

They have agreed to ship me the replacements and collect the wrong ones. 
I should be able to supply them by the end of the week. If anyone else 
wants any can they please let me know so I can order in one go to keep 
the carriage costs down.
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Re: [ql-users] Just an idea for a new Product.....

2005-04-19 Thread Roy wood
In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], Jeremy 
Taffel[EMAIL PROTECTED] writes
SNIP
Getting back on topic...
I would be interested in the DVD, but, as I am limited to plain vanilla 
QDOS emulation (uQLx, QLAY), because, I can't justify the outlay for 
QPC2. (I'm not saying that it's over-priced, but in a limited and 
shrinking market, no selling price can be a commercial proposition, so 
better surely to drop the price and get some new sales than leaving it 
at a price where it costs a comparable price to complete linux distro, 
complete with professional manuals, and 6 cds or so of applications, or 
an oem version of Windows)
The point is that QPC2 has represented a great deal of work on the part 
of Marcel who is still at university and has a low income. If you take 
it that the LINUX distribution and that Windows is more widespread then 
the payment you are making in respect of the work put into their 
construction is far higher. If you had a similar payment to make to 
Marcel for the time effort and dedication he has put into making QPC2 
such a superb system you would be paying a lot more.
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Re: [ql-users] Just an idea for a new Product.....

2005-04-19 Thread Roy wood
In message 
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Dilwyn Jones [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes
SNIP
If Daniele Terdina, Rickard Zidlicky and Phoebus are lurking here 
today, can you let us know if the various QemuLators and uQLxes can 
handle a QXL.WIN in a sub-directory? e.g. can they access C:\foo\QXL.WIN

Or only C:\QXL.WIN, D:\QXL.WIN and so on?
This would be useful information for my next article. I do not want this 
to be a one man operation so I would welcome any input from others.
Also, can a QXL access more than one QXL.WIN anywhere other than root 
directory? Suspect the answer is no if using vanilla QXL SMSQ, yes if 
using qxl smsq/e
Ordinary SMSQ is limited to one QXL.WIN file per logical drive. SMSQ/E 
for the QXL has configurable drives so it can read these files anywhere 
and with any name. I wonder if the WIN_DRIVE commands are implemented in 
SMSQ. I suspect not but I do not have a QXL or a PC with an ISA slot to 
test it out. If they are then you could use Per Witte's QWIRC program to 
access them. If not maybe someone should do a small extension that can 
be added to SMSQ to enable it. Mind you how many QXLs are there that are 
still in use?

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Re: [ql-users] Just an idea for a new Product.....

2005-04-19 Thread Roy wood
In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], P Witte 
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SNIP
I have no problem reading mine from QPC2.
I do have a w problem with it being called WIN6.
I must confess that that had not occurred to me before. I just made it 
up as WIN6_ and did not really pay much attention to it being named 
that. I have corrected this now and future users will see it called 
'QDT' courtesy of your QWIRC utility.

The question really was why did users of other systems have a problem 
reading it as reported? Works fine on QPC2.
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Re: [ql-users] Just an idea for a new Product.....

2005-04-19 Thread Roy wood
In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], Darren 
Branagh [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes
I think it's a great idea, but may be worth shopping about anyway; Roy? Do
you do USB drives?
Yes we do that - and we sell USB hubs cheaper than EBuyer too!
I've convinced myself, where can I buy one Darren? ;-)

Well, maybe Roy Wood can get alternate ones cheaper from Hamiltone, might
be
worth checking.
www.hamiltone.co.uk
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Re: [ql-users] Hove Show and AGM

2005-04-19 Thread Roy wood
In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], François Van Emelen 
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Dilwyn Jones schreef:
SNIP
7. New Easyptr software available at last, hope everyone will now get 
a flurry of releases of colourful new QL software!
That's good news. Price for the upgrade?
£27.50 on CD with manual in pdf format.
Any news of QPCPRINT? I saw a demo in Eindhoven a few weeks ago; 
impressive.
Also released at the same price.
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Re: [ql-users] Just an idea for a new Product.....

2005-04-19 Thread Roy wood
In message 
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Dilwyn Jones [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes
Considering that I have (twice, I believe) on this list published a routine
to set the name of a QXL.WIN container file, and have gone to a lot of
trouble to produce a handy little PE utility, called Qwirc, that is designed
to do just that and a lot more besides, I dont quite see why.
And if the WIN_DRIVE command is not to people's liking, there is a 
little utility by me called QXLWINManager to change drive references. 
Between Qwirc to rename them and QXL WIN Manager to reassign and the 
SBASIC WIN_DRIVE command, should be easy enough to manhandle your 
QXL.WINs now.
Where is that on your website ? I would like to try it and to mention it 
in the next start here which deals with this kind of thing. Next cover 
disk material maybe?  QXL.WIN utilities etc.
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Re: [ql-users] QPCPrint othe releases

2005-04-19 Thread Roy wood
In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], SMSQ - Jochen Merz 
[EMAIL PROTECTED] writes
I will update the website soon, but we just returned last
night from the UK and it seems I catched Roy's cold.
That was quick! Still it is only a three day cold so you should be OK 
soon. I think I made it worse by going diving just before it kicked in. 
Sorry to give that to you.
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Re: [ql-users] Just an idea for a new Product.....

2005-04-19 Thread Roy wood
In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], Darren 
Branagh [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes

Can't see 'em anywhere on the hamiltone website, so don't think they do 'em.
Yes we do but they are with the RAM
Connect 3D
128MB USB 2.0/1.1, 4003, Samsung £8.48+VAT = £9.97 inc.
Canyon
Canyon 512MB USB 2.0/1.1, Black, USB Extender  Neck Cord £24.20+VAT = 
£28.44 inc.
and look under the Kingston DATA travellers too

Sorry to advertise here but it is not for me so I suppose that is OK.
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Re: [ql-users] Phil Jordan

2005-04-19 Thread Roy wood
In message 
[EMAIL PROTECTED], 
Dilwyn Jones [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes
Is anyone in contact with Phil Jordan? I think he may have left an item 
behind at the Hove Quanta AGM yesterday, I seem to have one more CD 
coming home than I thought I should have.

The last email address I have for him seems to be returning mails undelivered.
At the show he gave me this address:
philiplATfreeserveDOTcoDOTuk
Sorry I did not reply before but I was quite ill after the show and 
spent most of yesterday in bed with a high temperature. I just about 
managed to get through the day at the show.

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Re: [ql-users] Q60 / 80

2005-04-14 Thread Roy wood
In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes
Aurélien GÉRÔME wrote:
Hi 68k folks,
One week ago, I posted a message to sales at q40.de, but got no anwser
then. I also tried webmaster at q40.de, but got no anwser too.
Derek Stewart of DD Systems is just back from a trip, I guess he'll check
the sales account soon.
I spoke with Derek a short time ago and I gather he is going into 
hospital for an operation soon. This may be why there is no reply.
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Re: [ql-users] Hove Workshop

2005-04-13 Thread Roy wood
In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], P Witte 
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Problem is, at the end most people are busy getting home. I dont suppose
therell be an aftermath on Sunday? I cant make Saturday..
There is always some kind of aftermath. Jochen always likes to get an 
Indian meal in at some point when he is here so I am planning to visit a 
restaurant in Brighton Marina fairly soon after the show. You are 
welcome to join me at my house for a coffee after the show and a meal in 
the early evening.
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Re: [ql-users] Re: US show (fwd)

2005-04-10 Thread Roy wood
In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], Bill 
Cable [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes
NASUG is pleased to announce 2005 US QL show in Fitchburg, Mass.; 25 miles west
of Boston.  Site near Fitchburg Econolodge.  Exact site and times to be
announced soon. In the meantime, attendees can make reservations and room
selection at www.econolodge.com at $49.90/night.
Hard to reserve a room if you don't know that date.
Fitchburg is the prettiest place on earth in the fall due to the change of fall
leaf colors.  It is something everyone should see at east once in their
lifetime.  Fitchberg is at the east end of route 2 and is one of the prettiest
scenic drives in America.  It runs through the Massachusetts Berkshires with
breathtaking views.
Al Boehm had a successful caratid artery surgery.  He is on the road to 
recovery
for some left side paralysis.  He is now able to eat food again and is 
regaining
strength every day.
That is good to hear. Wish him well from me.
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Re: [ql-users] Hove Workshop

2005-04-09 Thread Roy wood
In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], John Hall 
[EMAIL PROTECTED] writes
Re. the flyer for Hove, what (if anything) is happening on Saturday
16th?
Nothing is planned as such but Jochen, Bernd and Marcel will arrive on 
Saturday so I could arrange a meal of some kind. Need to know how many 
people would like to attend a meal so I can book.
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Re: [ql-users] Q-Starter

2005-04-05 Thread Roy wood
In message 
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Dilwyn Jones [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes
Any news on the availability of the official Easyptr 4, Roy? Marcel did 
mention some time ago he hoped it might be at the AGM, the money for 
the upgrade is burning a hole in my pocket!
We are hoping for release at the AGM
Shall we annoy Marcel and tell him he's working on QLiberator next ;-))
I think you would be taking your life in your hands
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Re: [ql-users] OFF TOPIC - Welsh Humour

2005-04-04 Thread Roy wood
In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], 
[EMAIL PROTECTED] writes
[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

We could have an irregular 'off topic' column in which articles of
interest could be published - even if not related to the QL. Or would
that be unacceptable ?
There is QL-Chat. It has been silent for ages but was quite lively for a
while.
True, but I was referring to the esteemed QL Toady periodical.
Ah the written word ! We I make a little amateur stab at it form time to 
time but do try to keep it computer related. Question is how much off 
topic stuff would the average punter stand? There are those who have 
complained about show reports that detail occurrences on the journey to 
and from the show.
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Re: [ql-users] US floppy disk drives

2005-04-04 Thread Roy wood
In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], 
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[EMAIL PROTECTED] writes
SNIP
That may not be the case completely. He can get a Step Up transformer 
from  Radio Shack or Wal*Mart (at the travel section) for anywhere from 
15 to 35  USD. I can guarantee this is a working solution because I use 
it with all  my UK Sinclair stuff :-)
But that would all cost a bit, especially with shipping,  whereas 
getting one from a US user would be cheaper for him.

BTW I have a few DD bare drives I have taken out of Miracle cases when 
the users wanted HD ones I could let you have a couple if I come over 
for the US show in the Autumn if you want them.
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Re: [ql-users] Q-Starter

2005-04-04 Thread Roy wood
In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], Duncan 
Neithercut [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes
Hi,
tried it  got the Qlib error message :
Line 600 MSTAT% Invalid name
- an easy ptr extension?
Can you distribute the easy ptr runtimes with it?
The runtimes are not distributable because they are part of the 
commercial package but they can be compiled within the program itself.
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Re: [ql-users] OFF TOPIC - Welsh Humour

2005-04-03 Thread Roy wood
In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], Norman Dunbar 
[EMAIL PROTECTED] writes
Roy wood wrote:
In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], 
[EMAIL PROTECTED] writes

The following are just some of the titles planned for release this 
year:
 I love them all - if they were computer related they would be in my 
column.
They were send by a Computer Programmer/ Oracle DBA - does that count ?
We could have an irregular 'off topic' column in which articles of 
interest could be published - even if not related to the QL. Or would 
that be unacceptable ?
There is QL-Chat. It has been silent for ages but was quite lively for a 
while.
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[ql-users] Gold/SuperGold Card Batteries

2005-04-02 Thread Roy wood
I have located a source of new Gold / SuperGold Card Batteries. These 
will cost 10 pounds each + carriage but I need to get some idea of how 
many people will want one before I order. I have no wish to have many of 
these items sitting around here. My original source of these batteries 
no longer does them so I suspect they are soon to be obsolete. I would 
like to order this week so they can also be purchased at the Hove Show 
on 17th April

Mentioning that Tony - Flyer time?
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Re: [ql-users] OFF TOPIC - Welsh Humour

2005-04-01 Thread Roy wood
In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], 
[EMAIL PROTECTED] writes
The following are just some of the titles planned for release this year:
I love them all - if they were computer related they would be in my 
column.
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Re: [ql-users] US floppy disk drives

2005-03-31 Thread Roy wood
In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], David 
Tubbs [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes
A floppy drive is a floppy drive - 5vand sometimes 12v , he could pick 
up at Tandy or anywhere else, If he wants an external housed set then 
definitely buy in the States for 110/120vac
Ah yes but to use them on a standard QL he would have to have them in a 
case and have power going to them. I have the cased drives but it would 
cost as much as the drives to ship them to the US and then they would be 
240v instead of 110v which is used in the US.
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[ql-users] US floppy disk drives

2005-03-30 Thread Roy wood
Hi,
I have been contacted by someone in New York who wanted to get a set 
of twin drives for his QL. Quite apart from the expense of shipping them 
to him we also have the problem of the voltage difference. Do any of the 
US users have a set of drives that they can sell to him instead. They 
only need to be DD drives because he is getting a Trump Card from me.
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[ql-users] That Fast emulator

2005-03-30 Thread Roy wood
Can anyone remind me of the name of that fast QL emulator that was 
mentioned on this list a while back?
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Re: [ql-users] QPC on a Stick

2005-03-29 Thread Roy wood
In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], Ken Bain 
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I thought it might be nice to have a QPC setup on a USB flashdrive. 
Here's what I did
1 plugged in the flashdrive (16M Smartmedia in a reader/writer)
2 formatted it
3 copied the QPC folder (default:  c:\windows\program files\QPC2 ) and 
contents onto the flashdrive
4 copied the win file (default:  c:\Qxl.win ) into the QPC2 folder on 
the flashdrive
5 opened this folder, run QPC2.EXE to show the configuration dialogue
6 opened 'devices' and set win1 to .\win1  ie dot backslash filename
7 Saved it, and create a shortcut to QPC2 .exe outside the folder, for 
neatness.

dot backslash is dosspeak for ' look in the current directory'. It 
isn't listed in any of the dos manuals I've got, although dot dot 
backslash is. ('look in parent directory' ) Anyway it works and means 
you can plug the drive in to any suitable windows PC and need not tell 
qpc the absolute address for each PC.

This flashdrive setup has worked in XP pro, Win2000pro, Win98.
Astonish your friends. Impress gullible women. Go forth and multitask!
Ken Bain

This should be in the next QLToday Dilwyn. Useful information.
I do a similar thing but always have to set the directory in QPC2 this 
is neat.
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Re: [ql-users] qdt/qpc;

2005-03-28 Thread Roy wood
In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], Bill Waugh 
[EMAIL PROTECTED] writes

The problem with the hotkey setup has been reported by another user and 
I did encounter it during the beta testing phase. Jim will look into it. 
I find I cannot set a hotkey here either so I suspect that when we 
originally found the problem we had more urgent problems to solve and 
just forgot to go back to this one.
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Re: [ql-users] louder

2005-03-22 Thread Roy wood
In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], P Witte 
[EMAIL PROTECTED] writes
I have a small amplified speaker setup that I used to sell with Q40s
when I was doing them. It fits into the 5.25 bay, is powered by a hard
drive cable and just needs a little fiddling with the input cable to
work.  I am sure these are available new still and cost around 20 pounds
with a volume control. I can get one for you if you want.
When I ordered the above for Per I accidentally ordered two of them so I 
have one spare if anyone else wants a built in, amplified sound system 
for his Q40/Q60. Cost is 23.50 pounds + shipping
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Re: [ql-users] louder

2005-03-19 Thread Roy wood
In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], P Witte 
[EMAIL PROTECTED] writes
Hi guys,
Ive been fiddling around with sound on my Q60.
Problem 1) Im using a standard PC speaker, but the sounds are so faint as to
be barely audible. The Q60 manual says to use a speaker with an impedance of
32 or higher. Standard speakers are 8 Ohm, and I have yet to find an
electronics shop that has heard of a 32 Ohm one. Is there another way to do
this, or does anyone have a spare 3 - 4 speaker suitable for Qx0es kicking
around that I could buy?
I have a small amplified speaker setup that I used to sell with Q40s 
when I was doing them. It fits into the 5.25 bay, is powered by a hard 
drive cable and just needs a little fiddling with the input cable to 
work.  I am sure these are available new still and cost around 20 pounds 
with a volume control. I can get one for you if you want.

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Re: [ql-users] QL-PC Fileserver

2005-03-19 Thread Roy wood
In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], Tony Firshman 
[EMAIL PROTECTED] writes
On  Fri, 18 Mar 2005 at 21:03:56, Dilwyn Jones wrote:
(ref: [EMAIL PROTECTED])
Sernet should work on standard QL as long as you have the STX and SRX 
split serial ports - which means you need either SMSQ/E or H P 
Recktenwald's serial port extensions (SimSer). May have to use a low 
baud rate, 9,600 or lower, don't think 19,200 stands a chance on a QL. 
Obviously, for sernet, you have to have QDOS and/or SMSQ/E at both ends.
I think you have to have SMSQ/E on both ends for it to work.
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Re: [ql-users] A QL in Spain

2005-03-08 Thread Roy wood
In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], sinclairql 
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Roy wood escribió:
Some of us we followed interested in an international meeting in our 
country, although it is necessary to animate much to the possible 
visitors.
Some of us are cartoons already!
I wanted to say: to motivate
XDDD
That's OK I could not even do two words in Spanish. I just cannot resist 
a joke - do I hear gasps of surprise?.
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Re: [ql-users] A QL in Spain

2005-03-06 Thread Roy wood
In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], sinclairql 
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SNIP
I hope that you come in June, although to take the Sun.
We will definitely be there and would be happy to engage with some of 
you.  We will be in Barcelona and Madrid so perhaps we can arrange an 
evening show in our Hotel. We will publish our itinerary later but if 
anyone wants anything brought over do let us know - otherwise it will be 
just sun cream, and sandals in out suitcases!
Some of us we followed interested in an international meeting in our 
country, although it is necessary to animate much to the possible 
visitors.
Some of us are cartoons already!
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Re: [ql-users] ATTN: Roy Wood re my Subscription

2005-03-04 Thread Roy wood
In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], 
[EMAIL PROTECTED] writes
Roy,
did you get my request to renew QL Toady 'in the usual fashion' - I 
sent it to sales*qbranch.

Cheers,
Norman.
I did and a receipt is on it's way
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Re: [ql-users] EasyPtr was movig sbasic

2005-03-04 Thread Roy wood
In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], Wolfgang Uhlig 
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SNIP
I am a liittle bit astonished because AFAIR there were many people in 
Eindhoven
2004 already who pointed out that they would be willing to pay for an 
upgraded
version of EasyPtr. Nevertheless nothing happens exept for the question 
in  this
group every now and then, whether there will be an upgrade or not.
Well how many is many and what would you update ? The extensions all 
seem OK and the problems seem to lie in the menu and sprite generation 
software. Now if this is what needs to be done the answer may lie in 
wring a new program to generate menus  and sprites in high colour mode 
that follow the EASYPTR standard and will work with the extensions. How 
hard or easy this is I cannot say
When I asked Marcel personally some weeks ago, he told me that he is 
not  at all
interested to do it.
I did not say he was interested in doing it just that he was the ideal 
person to do it. I gather that the code is very hard to work with as I 
said and I also get the impression that he does not want to do it.
So what is true?
I would definitely want to have an upgrade (and pay for it ofcourse) 
and think that
we need it urgently.
So, as far as I am concerned,  please stop discussing it, fix a price 
for  it and begin to DO it.
It is all very well to say this but how do you get someone to do it?
Now I realise that you will all say 'make it open source and then 
legions of talented programmers will spring from the stone that they 
shelter under to avoid the heat of the commercial world and do it' . 
Being realistic and seeing the vast amount of work these people have 
provided us with so far you can appreciate I am not holding my breath 
here.

What I will say it this. As one of the two people who are licensed to 
sell this I will listen to anyone who may want to make a serious attempt 
at writing new menu and sprite generators for Easypointer and I am 
willing to be the vector for anyone who would like to sell these 
programs. In the case of the sprite generator I am sure Jim will give 
you the info you need to make a converter to allow you to export sprites 
from his QDT Icon program. I also think this is an important project and 
should tackled so I am happy to support it any way possible (except that 
I cannot directly pay anyone to do it).

If someone would like to do it for free they would be free to distribute 
it so long as they do not include any of the copyright Easypointer 
components.

Contact me if you want to take up the challenge.
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Re: [ql-users] EasyPtr was movig sbasic

2005-03-03 Thread Roy wood
In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], gwicks 
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- Original Message - From: Roy wood Subject: Re: [ql-users] 
movig sbasic


Easyptr is still a commercial program sold by Jochen and I
On the subject of EasyPtr any news of a possible upgrade?
The upgrade situation is not easy. I do have an updated version of 
Easymenu and Easysprite but they are by no means releasable as Marcel 
considers them unfinished. The question is would there be a market for 
an updated version. Marcel does a lo of work on this kind of thing and 
gets little back for it. He has the source files but I cannot, in all 
honesty, ask him to work for nothing. He says that the code is not that 
easy to understand so he is the ideal person to do it. I would like to 
see and improved high colour version and I, for one, would be willing to 
pay for this. How many others?
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Re: [ql-users] SERNET

2005-02-08 Thread Roy wood
In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], Phoebus Dokos 
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The original LapLink software supported two port variants: Parallel and 
Serial. It also has two cable variants:
That is true
The first is a 25D-25D which is a PARALLEL and the second one (what 
Tony  has) is a null modem Serial which came in 25D-25D (and later on 
as 9D-25D  as well as 9D-9D.)

The one in question was a serial laplink cable which had both 25 and 9 
pin D connectors on each end. Designed to be used by computers with 
either kind of serial connection. It worked fine with Laplink.
In the PC world however the world 'LapLink' routinely is identified 
with  the Parallel Version (Also usable with the DOS licensed version 
of LapLink available from MS-DOS v.4.00 on to v.6.23) - BUT NOT PC-DOS.

As a consequence asking for a LapLink cable you end up with a parallel 
cable which of course not only cannot work with the serial ports but 
can potentially damage your QL.
But a moments real thought about this would lead to conclude that you 
cannot connect a parallel 'D' cable to a serial one because the parallel 
cables are male to male and the serial ones are female to female.
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Re: [ql-users] My Documents

2005-02-07 Thread Roy wood
In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], Tony Firshman 
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On  Mon, 7 Feb 2005 at 18:25:30, Malcolm Cadman wrote:
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Dilwyn wanting power over his PC settings snipped
M$ did something called PC Power Tools sometime ago. Which may help you
get control over the PC settings.
The Tools are only what the ordinary enthusiast may expect.
I emailed Dilwyn about using regedit.
That is the most effective way, and quite safe for text changes like
this.
Actually it is even easier. Right Click the 'My Documents' folder - go 
to properties and change the link marked 'target' there. No need for any 
of the rest of it. Don't let Dilwyn into the registry!!
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Re: AW: [ql-users] Visit to Switzerland

2005-02-07 Thread Roy wood
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 Anybody got relatives in North Wales (lonely being one of only 2 known
 QLers in North Wales)?

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imaging Dilwyn in those trousers though. Or, at least, I don't want to.
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Re: [ql-users] SERNET

2005-02-07 Thread Roy wood
In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], Derek Stewart [EMAIL PROTECTED] 
writes
Hi Roy,
All that is required is a standard Null Modem Lead, they work perfectly.
Laplink cables do not work as you have stated. In fact all that is 
required is 5 lines.

RX  --- TX
TX  RX
CTS--- RTS
RTS -- CTS
GND - GND
I was going to build a little box that could connect up 4 Sernet 
computers, but never got around to it. Might make and bring it to the 
next show.
This is exactly what we went through at the show. Tony should recall 
this because he kept saying that laplink cables would work when they did 
not. I think the serial connection cables from Lindy Electronics were 
also laplink ones but called something different.
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Re: [ql-users] SERNET

2005-02-05 Thread Roy wood
In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], Phoebus Dokos 
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I have found an Aurora manual, and by golly, it -is- wired correctly.
A straight through ribbon connector with IDC will give a standard PC 
type serial plug.
To connect to another computer with PC like ports, it will need an 
additional laplink (crossover) cable.

Exactly. My point was that there's NO reason whatsoever that a good 
quality cable wouldn't operate.
I have tried many cables for my standard (Aurora board based ie. 
non-sH) serial ports, both ready from PC multi i/o's and ones that I 
either soldered or just pressed on. The common denominator on all of 
these was  that sernet wouldn't work correctly above 9600 bps. Mind you 
PBOX, QTPI  etc worked properly at 19.2 kbps as expected since I do 
have a sH ;-) (not  broken anymore ;-) hehe)
This is interesting because, when I bought my Aurora, long  in the past, 
I was told you could not use a straight connection and it had to be 
soldered in a special way. I therefore bought them from Qubbesoft. I 
never challenged it. Even so you can still plug them in wrong - except 
of the few I have for sale which have the nice, bump oriented, headers 
because Natsa made them.
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Re: [ql-users] SERNET

2005-02-03 Thread Roy wood
In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], Dilwyn Jones 
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SNIP
Without opening up the MinisQL, I can't remember if the IDC headers on
the Aurora board are one way, or if the cable can be placed on the
wrong way round, so screwing up the wiring.
Yes they can and often are.
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Re: [ql-users] SERNET

2005-02-03 Thread Roy wood
In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], Phoebus Dokos 
[EMAIL PROTECTED] writes
 Thu, 3 Feb 2005 20:20:32 +,() Roy wood 
[EMAIL PROTECTED] /wrote:

In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], Dilwyn 
Jones   [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes
SNIP
Without opening up the MinisQL, I can't remember if the IDC headers on
the Aurora board are one way, or if the cable can be placed on the
wrong way round, so screwing up the wiring.
Yes they can and often are.

Not necessarily. Depends on the version of the Aurora that you have. 
All proper Auroras have directional IDC headers, however most Qubbesoft 
ones  as documented by Nasta many times were without the IDC jacket 
ergo the  positioning problems
Almost all the Auroras out there were made by Qubbesoft. I have a few 
here made by Nasta that have the correct IDC sockets but all the others 
did not have this. A lot of people got this wrong. Just to add to the 
problems they are not the usual, straight through, wiring so you cannot 
use one of the cables from a PC.
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Re: [ql-users] QPC2 v3.30

2005-01-31 Thread Roy wood
In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], Tony Firshman 
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On  Mon, 31 Jan 2005 at 11:25:05, - Aucun - wrote:
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Roy,
You were tired yesterday, weren't you?
we had an alcoholic government minister in the 70s called George Brown.
Private Eye (a satirical mag and still going strong) coined the phrase
'tired and emotional' for his usual state.
I am sure Roy was half way there (8-)#
No I just misread the syntax of the original statement. I thought he was 
saying the opposite of what he actually was.  If that makes any sense.

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Re: [ql-users] QPC2 v3.30

2005-01-30 Thread Roy wood
In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], wolfgang mühlegger [EMAIL PROTECTED] 
writes
P Witte schrieb:
wolfgang mühlegger writes:
P Witte schrieb:
How do you make this work?
marcel hacked sernet to work 'over udp'
and it's working great!
  I think I got that part of your earlier message ;) What do you need 
to
connect and how do you make it work?
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what you need is ask marcel for the udprext.zip
plus
2 computers connected with ethernet, running QPC2
(at the moment it only works with 2)
Not sure I understand the point here.  If you have two machines running 
QPC2 and connected by ethernet why not just map the drives so they have 
a letter and then use that letter as one of the QXL.WIN files ? I have 
done it like this for ages. I believe Marcel has even made it possible 
for two machines to access the same file although I have not tried it.
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Re: [ql-users] QPC2 v3.30

2005-01-30 Thread Roy wood
In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], wolfgang mühlegger [EMAIL PROTECTED] 
writes
Roy wood schrieb:
---
2 computers connected with ethernet, running QPC2
(at the moment it only works with 2)
 Not sure I understand the point here.  If you have two machines 
running  QPC2 and connected by ethernet why not just map the drives so 
they have  a letter and then use that letter as one of the QXL.WIN 
files ? I have  done it like this for ages. I believe Marcel has even 
made it possible
no, it is not
for two machines to access the same file although I have not tried it.
well the point COULD be:
  EX n1_*win1_myprog_exe
If you mapped the qxl.win file on the other machine to be win6_ ,say you 
could then do:
EX WIN6_myprog_exe

no difference. I do this all the time here to
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Re: [ql-users] Level 2 Drivers

2005-01-30 Thread Roy wood
In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], John Gilpin 
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- Original Message -
From: Dilwyn Jones [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: Sunday, January 30, 2005 4:05 PM
Subject: Re: [ql-users] Level 2 Drivers

Dear Mr Services,

Tony

 The counter clerk at the bank kept calling me 'Mr. Branch' so I
 asked him if I could have a Branch Manager.
Did he Twig what you were on about?
JG
Perhaps that was the root of the problem you went to the bank for in the
first case??
Oak A, I think it's time to leaf it out now, buddy.
Don't tangle with the pun meister!
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Re: [ql-users] QPC2 v3.30

2005-01-30 Thread Roy wood
In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], wolfgang mühlegger [EMAIL PROTECTED] 
writes
SNIP
 If you mapped the qxl.win file on the other machine to be win6_ ,say 
you  could then do:
EX WIN6_myprog_exe
 no difference. I do this all the time here to
wrong
because it runs on the other machine!
Oh no it doesn't. I just tested it. It runs on the machine that calls 
the code.

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Re: [ql-users] QDT Is Here

2005-01-29 Thread Roy wood
In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], Roy wood 
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QDT is now ready to be shipped !
SNIP
Oops got the URLS wrong - long day
http://smsq.j-m-s.com
and
http://www.qbranch.demon.co.uk/News.htm
damn UNIX servers with there case sensitivity
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Re: [ql-users] Disk Mate 5 - User Guide available

2005-01-29 Thread Roy wood
In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], Pål Monstad 
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I have put the User Guide in a text file. Please visit: 
www.pm-data.no/dm5 to download.
Thanks I will put a package together for PD release.
Have we tempted you to come back and do some programming for us again 
now? We could do with some more programmers.
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Re: [ql-users] Level 2 Drivers

2005-01-28 Thread Roy wood
In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], Tony Firshman 
[EMAIL PROTECTED] writes
SNIP
The best one I suppose, was a letter starting
Dear Mr Services,
Tony
The counter clerk at the bank kept calling me 'Mr. Branch' so I asked 
him if I could have a Branch Manager.
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Re: [ql-users] Disk Mate 5

2005-01-28 Thread Roy wood
Pal,
 if you are still reading this list, do you have a text copy of DM5 
manual to save me having to scan it all in for the PD release ?
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Re: [ql-users] Pointer Environment and TK II

2005-01-26 Thread Roy wood
In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], Tony Firshman 
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On  Tue, 25 Jan 2005 at 19:09:42, Roy wood wrote:
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In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], Marcel Kilgus 
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Tony Tebby wrote:
Maybe that's out of copyright by now or maybe I'm not dead yet.
Ah, uncertainty. Maybe somebody should open the box and have a look
then?
I found a cat with a tag saying 'if found return to Schroedinger'
Was it dead or alive (8-)#
I would not presume to collapse its quantum state
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Re: [ql-users] Pointer Environment and TK II

2005-01-25 Thread Roy wood
In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], Marcel Kilgus 
[EMAIL PROTECTED] writes
Tony Tebby wrote:
Maybe that's out of copyright by now or maybe I'm not dead yet.
Ah, uncertainty. Maybe somebody should open the box and have a look
then?
I found a cat with a tag saying 'if found return to Schroedinger'
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[ql-users] A QL in Spain

2005-01-24 Thread Roy wood
Jochen, Marcel and myself are planning to be in Spain at some point 
between 1st and 16th of June. This is partly our usual excursion to get 
Marcel and I third degree sunburn and throw ourselves down impossible 
Roller Coasters but we would like to combine it with meeting up with QL 
users there.

You would not need to organise much. a small room with some tables and 
power sockets would do. If there is any interest in getting this 
together we need to know now.

It does not have to be a big event and it does not have to be that 
commercially oriented. Anyone interested?
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Re: [ql-users] Disk Mate 5

2005-01-24 Thread Roy wood
In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], Marcel Kilgus 
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Pål Monstad wrote:
I must say I'm impressed!
Thanks. Fortunately you did use EasyMenu, which made things fairly
easy.
I have not seen DM5 for 8-10 years now, and it looks much better
than I can remember. I don't think I have a working version around.
Is it possible to mail me DM5? I'd like to try it in the QPC demo.
I'll send you a version of my WMAN demo disc (that I've been working
on for years but never find the time to finish) with it included, so
it's ready to run. It comes with 2 different colour schemes, too.
BTW, I do always get a QLib error when starting DM5, but it seems like
it can be ignored.
You do need to load the extensions. They are included in the files I 
sent to you.
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Re: [ql-users] Pointer Environment and TK II

2005-01-24 Thread Roy wood
In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], Jeremy Taffel 
[EMAIL PROTECTED] writes
P Witte wrote:
The current Smsqe version of TK2 is 3.28.

Is that compatible with Minny/JS or do non-SMSQE users need a different 
version? If so which? and how do I tell which version I have?
I think we need to get a definitive version of the Toolkit to release. I 
did not want bother Tony by asking if he had a copy we could release but 
it seems I may have to. I thought that it was easy to extract it from 
the Super Gold card ROM and use that. Not that I have any idea how to do 
it or how to make it so it can be loaded  as a resident file.
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Re: [ql-users] Disk Mate 5

2005-01-24 Thread Roy wood
In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], Marcel Kilgus 
[EMAIL PROTECTED] writes
Roy wood wrote:
BTW, I do always get a QLib error when starting DM5, but it seems like
it can be ignored.
You do need to load the extensions. They are included in the files I
sent to you.
Of course without the extension it won't start at all...
That is odd it runs here perfectly.
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Re: [ql-users] Pointer Environment and TK II

2005-01-23 Thread Roy wood
In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], Rich Mellor 
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SNIP
The -command- is there, but is the actual code to create the 
directories actually part of the TK2 ROM section of the O/S.

It might well be, but what you did doesn't -prove- it.
It might rely on specific hardware/firmware.
That actually is an issue. It seems very possible that the TK2 code 
in an interface is hardware specific.

That is hard to tell I agree but surely one of the users of the 
emulators or QDOS Classic should be able to tell us. I dug the QL out 
again and created a sub-directory copied files to it and then read it 
back on QPC2 so it does do the actual creation. Could be that the code 
accesses the Gold Card ROM but I think it is self contained. The reason 
we wanted the TKII code to be available was that users of UQLX and other 
non_SMSQ/E systems wanted the ability to create sub-directories (and 
other bits of TKII like LRESPR) Many of these who had QLs were able to 
make an image to load onto their systems to do this but, if you don't 
have a working QL with a Gold Card you can't do it. There must be a few 
of you out there who have done this so can you test it ? - Actually you 
can test it, Tony. You have a QDOS emulator running don't you? If you do 
make a TKII image that can be LRESPR'd and the code works to create 
directories please let me have it for distribution.
Just to add a further spanner to the works - weren't the level 2 
drivers originally supplied as a replacement chip for the Trump Card - 
IIRC that was there first appearance - and they were by Jurgen 
Flakenberg, not TT (or have I got this mixed up with something else).

No, definitely QJump as Jochen said. It may be that Falkenburg 
distributed a replacement chip but I do not recall his actual code being 
any good at all. His HDD interface had really awful software which was 
actually a lot bigger than it said it was and wrote into the video area. 
OK when you had a standard QL but when the Aurora came along it caused a 
lot of problems. Stuart always said he stole some of the code from the 
Miracle Interface without asking or paying for it.
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Re: [ql-users] Pointer Environment and TK II

2005-01-23 Thread Roy wood
In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], Dilwyn Jones 
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Great news, send the software on to me as soon as you have it ready.
I will do it as soon as I get through all this Beta testing I am doing.
I'm glad that TK2 especially is being made available as I was getting a 
lot of requests for it for emulators and under the original agreement I 
could only supply it on the emulators CD, meaning people had to buy 
that to get it and TK2 didn't seem to be available stand-alone anywhere.
Does this mean you have a copy of the LRESPR'able code?
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Re: [ql-users] Pointer Environment and TK II

2005-01-23 Thread Roy wood
In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], John Hall 
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SNIP
Hmm... methinks I should have been less cryptic :-)
Unlike the ROM cartridge TK2, the GC ROM consists of several software
elements. TK2 is one, the Level 2 RAM device driver is another and, of
course, the Level 2 FLP device driver is a third.
TK2 does not implement sub-directories, it merely provides some SB
extensions that know how to talk to Level 2 drivers.
The only way one could use a disk interface ROM to give an emulator
the ability to work with sub-directories is if the disk interface
hardware memory map and chip (e.g. WD1770) were emulated or if the ROM
code was patched to intercept/redirect the low-level
read/write/position calls that the higher-level file system routines
use to access the disk/drive.
Of course, the clean way to achieve the desired result would be for
the producer of the emulator to provide a Level 2 driver (e.g. the
QPC2 DOS device) that an up-to-date standalone TK2 (in the form of a
resident extension file or ROM image) could talk to...
This explains a lot then. I don't know if the sources are available but 
are they not part of SMSQ/E as a module ? I can find out. I don't know 
who would be available to make a definitive version with all the 
features needed though.
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Re: [ql-users] Disk Mate 5

2005-01-23 Thread Roy wood
In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], Pål Monstad 
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Dear friends,
I found this mail list and I guess there are still some QL users out 
there. I wrote the program Disk Mate many years ago. Are there still 
anyone using Disk Mate?
Not only do I use it a lot but I still have one copy in my stock for 
sale. I was wondering what you were doing but I had lost your email 
address ages ago. It would be nice to update the interface to use the 
new colours. There are several things that Disk Mate 5 did very well and 
I have used  it to format disks when issuing a format command on the 
command line has failed. I also use it to copy the QL Today cover disks. 
It would be nice to see you back in the community.
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Re: [ql-users] Disk Mate 5

2005-01-23 Thread Roy wood
In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], Pål Monstad 
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Nice to hear from you! I'm sorry, but I do no longer have the source 
code for DM5, so I guess it's impossible to make DM5 work with extended 
colours. I anyone is interested, please put the program into Public 
Domain.
Shame about that. I think it is a very useful program
I left the QL back in 1994 I think. It's a shame I have no backups of 
the old stuff, because I still have an Atari TT with the SMSQE-card, 
but no software. The TT was given away in 95 I think, but I was offered 
it back last year. I have not even turned in on yet.
You can of course now run QL stuff on a PC with QPC2 and that has SMSQ/E 
which has improved immensely since '94 You can get the demo from 
Marcel's website

www.kilgus.net
Regards
Roy
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Re: [ql-users] Pointer Environment and TK II

2005-01-22 Thread Roy wood
In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], Tony Firshman 
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SNIP
I would say that is conclusive. The Level II drivers are in the TKII
ROM which is now freeware.
... but only the TKII with Gold Card/Super Gold Card (and Trump Card?).
It is not on the standalone ROMs.
There it is then. If you can create  LRESPR'able code from a Super Gold 
Card then let me have it and I will put it up as the distributable TKII. 
Problem solved. Or tell me how to do it and I will make it..
I can also create RAM disks but this is with or without TK II but
directories are only visible after TKII is started.
Extension 'ramprt' with QPAC2
I did not have anything loaded at all. I just turned the machine on and 
did a DIR command
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Re: [ql-users] Pointer Environment and TK II

2005-01-22 Thread Roy wood
In message [EMAIL PROTECTED], John Hall 
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SNIP
Rubbish :-)
All you've proved is that the MAKE_DIR procedure is part of TKII...
But that was the bit he wanted. What were the differences between the 
level two drivers and the normal ones then? This was a long time ago but 
I thought that the differences were mainly the sub-directories
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