Re: [Ql-Users] Function type error

2017-08-10 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
The fact that the function name ends in % doesn't seem to make it an integer function (although the QL user guide says that "the type of data returned by the function is indicated by the type appended to the function identifier") any more than parameter names have no type until they are set,

Re: [Ql-Users] TURBO and testing it exists

2017-08-17 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
In that sense, the easiest way is to load the smallest keyword checking extension and just accept the chicken and egg scenario and that there is a risk that you may multiply-load that one small extension. One such extension is Phil Borman's EXISTS (on Toolkits page on my site). Be aware that

[Ql-Users] PCB Design v7.52

2017-07-21 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
Lear PCB Design 7.52 Malcolm Lear has made available an updated v7.52 of his PCB Design program. Download from http://www.dilwyn.me.uk/graphics/index.html Malcolm says there are many improvements and refinements, so here's an extract from the REVISIONS.TXT file in the program listing major

Re: [Ql-Users] Quanta Magazine

2017-07-23 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
I've forwarded this to committee members (don't know the answer myself), hopefully a reply soon. Dilwyn -Original Message- From: sba1derson via Ql-Users Sent: Sunday, July 23, 2017 9:08 AM To: ql-us...@q-v-d.com Subject: [Ql-Users] Quanta Magazine Has anyone received an electronic

Re: [Ql-Users] PCB Design v7.52

2017-07-23 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
I did send a similar reply but it doesn't seem to have arrived. I copied the original query from Wolfgang to the author (Malcolm Lear) in case he doesn't read this list. Looks like yahoo mail playing up on me again, seem to get two copies of all mails to the list and some of my mails don't

Re: [Ql-Users] DM5 upsetting Dates in QPC2

2017-06-29 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
Does WAIT suspend a Job? If so, it is different from PAUSE, maybe no matter in this case. Dilwyn has used a similar thing from my extensions to make a new Keyword to suspend a Job. The extension Ralf referred to here is called SUSPEND. Available on Toolkits page at

[Ql-Users] QL Forum Online Chat

2017-06-30 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
A bit impromptu and short notice: Some of us are on the QL Forum Online Chat tonight if anyone would like to join us. You don’t have to be a member of QL Forum (though that’s always good!) Just go to www.qlforum.co.uk and click on the “Online Chat” link near the top of the page, then choose a

Re: [Ql-Users] TURBO and testing it exists

2017-08-19 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
It makes sense to be able to identify which version of Turbo Toolkit is present. There would be two ways, one is to replace the period with a letter to identify which toolkit version, this maintains the length of the version string. However, some programs make explicit tests on the version

Re: [Ql-Users] TURBO and testing it exists

2017-08-19 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
I agree, Derek, leaving TK_VER$ unaltered would be a better idea. Thus, there is less chance of any change upsetting existing programs, while new programs can use the new keyword. Dilwyn -Original Message- From: Derek via Ql-Users Sent: Saturday, August 19, 2017 5:23 PM To:

[Ql-Users] Q-Dock now freeware

2017-08-19 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
I'm pleased to announce that my Q-Dock docking station software for Window Manager 2 systems has now been made freeware and is available to download from its own page on my website, where you can find a lot of information about it, screen dumps, and downloads. The manual is also available as a

[Ql-Users] Launchpad now freeware

2017-08-19 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
My Launchpad software is now available to download as freeware from my website. Both version 1 (for older systems) and Launchpad 2 (for WMAN 2 systems) are available. Go to the Launchpad page to download it - read the description then click on the link to the Download page.

Re: [Ql-Users] 2nd Test Email

2017-06-02 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
As I was main "troublemaker" over this, just reporting that I got two copies of this email, timed one minute apart. This did not end up in SPAM folder like other recent list emails. Dilwyn -Original Message- From: QL via Ql-Users Sent: Friday, June 02, 2017 10:03 AM To:

Re: [Ql-Users] Bill Newell

2017-06-06 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
Thank you John. Dilwyn Jones -Original Message- From: John Taylor via Ql-Users Sent: Monday, June 05, 2017 4:18 PM To: QLUsers Subject: [Ql-Users] Bill Newell Bill Newell is ill. I have tried to avoid pestering Babs, Mrs Newell, but today I called her and asked for an update. As it

Re: [Ql-Users] QLiberator and QLOADREF

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

[Ql-Users] QLiberator and QLOADREF

2017-06-13 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
Rich Mellor has been able to secure permission for the Liberation Software range of compilers and utilities to be released as freeware. So I have made available copies of the version 1 compiler and manual (formerly known as Budget QLiberator) and version 3.36 compiler and manual on a new

Re: [Ql-Users] QLiberator and QLOADREF

2017-06-13 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
of QLOAD and v1.3 of QREF - were they the last versions? Rich Mellor RWAP Software www.rwapsoftware.co.uk www.sellmyretro.com On 2017-06-13 18:43, Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users wrote: Rich Mellor has been able to secure permission for the Liberation Software range of compilers and utilities

Re: [Ql-Users] QLiberator and QLOADREF

2017-06-13 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
Good news The sources are also available? As yet, no, we do not have the sources. But it will be great if Ian Stewart or Adrian Soundy can find those too. I do have a printed manual for QLOAD/QREF but not had time to OCR the 4 pages yet. Will do that as soon as I get time. The manuals

[Ql-Users] Trump Card 2.18

2017-06-11 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
Thanks to Silvester on QL Forum, v2.18 of the Trump Card ROM is now available. Upon a RES_128 it now doesn't add anything, this allows 128K only MDV programs to run on machines which also expect JS rom. It just shows banner/memory and returns with no FLP/TK2 etc. Download from

[Ql-Users] Lear PCB Design v7.55

2017-09-18 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
A new update of Malcolm Lear's PCB Design is available from the Graphics page on my website. Details of the little bug fix in the REVISIONS.TXT file. version 7.55 Fixed 1 mil offset correction for snake shape with odd offset. download free of charge from

Re: [Ql-Users] Stupid AND

2017-09-19 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
I take it Dave means it fits in 48K, don't expect too much. Dilwyn -Original Message- From: Wolfgang Lenerz via Ql-Users Sent: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 8:55 PM To: ql-us...@q-v-d.com Cc: Wolfgang Lenerz Subject: Re: [Ql-Users] Stupid AND On 19/09/2017 21:32, Dave Park via

Re: [Ql-Users] Fw: Stupid AND

2017-09-19 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
yes, that's of course the right (and long-winded) way to do it, and I always remember that ... once my program has crashed. Wolfgang I know the feeling... :-) Dilwyn . ___ QL-Users Mailing List

[Ql-Users] Fw: Stupid AND

2017-09-19 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
I take the point about other basics doing it differently, but this is how Sinclair BASIC has worked, by building up a value for the overall expression through splitting up and building up to the final logcal value. The easiest way around this simple example is using two IFs instead of AND to

Re: [Ql-Users] QMenu v8

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

[Ql-Users] Dave Walker's site

2017-09-20 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
I thought that Dave Walker's site had vanished (C68, etc), but on checking with him it's now at https://itimpi.updog.co He's also fixed a broken link to the GNU Text Utilities if anyone's been trying to download those... Dilwyn ___ QL-Users Mailing

Re: [Ql-Users] QPAC2 bug

2017-09-05 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
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

Re: [Ql-Users] Qbase

2017-09-05 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
you can use the system palette :-D Indeed, thanks to the work of the operating system people (Marcel and Wolfgang), the System Palette makes it easy for programs to follow a generic colour scheme for programs, a little bit like Windows themes for example. There's an article about using it

Re: [Ql-Users] Returning to the QL

2017-08-26 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
Welcome back Daniel! Glad to see you found your software on my site. At one stage, I had a lot of your programs but lost them in a hard disk crash some years ago. I still have two zip files called 'snooper' and 'clock' - would it be OK to make them available on my site now I have found them

Re: [Ql-Users] Returning to the QL

2017-08-27 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
t 11:52 PM, Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users < ql-users@lists.q-v-d.com> wrote: Welcome back Daniel! Glad to see you found your software on my site. At one stage, I had a lot of your programs but lost them in a hard disk crash some years ago. I still have two zip files called 'snooper' and 'clock'

Re: [Ql-Users] Returning to the QL

2017-08-28 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
Err, except it wasn't me wot wrote that, Norman!!! Dilwyn Dilwyn asked: "...has huge problems with local variables, which seem to lose their names when out of scope. If anyone knows how to reconnect local variables to their names when they are out of scope, please let me know. " Could you

Re: [Ql-Users] Launchpad now freeware

2017-08-20 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
: [Ql-Users] Launchpad now freeware What All that revenue Q-Celt are losing now :-) Darren Branagh Sent from My Android Phone. On 19 Aug 2017 23:40, "Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users" <ql-users@lists.q-v-d.com> wrote: My Launchpad software is now available to download as freeware

Re: [Ql-Users] Q-Dock now freeware

2017-08-20 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
18:24 GMT+02:00 Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users < ql-users@lists.q-v-d.com>: I'm pleased to announce that my Q-Dock docking station software for Window Manager 2 systems has now been made freeware and is available to download from its own page on my website, where you can find a lot of information

[Ql-Users] PCB Design 7.54

2017-09-02 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
A new update of Malcolm Lear's PCB Design program is available to download free of charge from my website, at http://www.dilwyn.me.uk/graphics/index.html or http://www.greybeardz.com/graphics/index.html. The previous version available from my site was v7.52, so here's a list of changes since

Re: [Ql-Users] For 1 person only - or maybe just 2!

2017-08-29 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
To clarify: yes, the QTYP software itself is still copyrighted software and not available to distribute as freeware. It would be great if it could be made freeware though - the range of dictionaries available for it, thanks largely to Geoff, is quite extensive. Which is why I am pleased to

[Ql-Users] Photon 0.32

2017-08-29 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
A new update of the Photon JPEG viewer is available. V0.32 fixes a bug in the PIC viewer involving unlocked windows. Download free of charge from http://www.dilwyn.me.uk/graphics/index.html or http://www.greybeardz.com/graphics/index.html Dilwyn

[Ql-Users] Q68 page

2017-11-28 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
I've started a page for the Q68 on my site. At the moment (thanks to Peter Graf) it has the Q68 mainboard user's manual and a small utility for setting the realtime clock on a Q68. Further Q68 stuff will be added as and when becomes available. http://www.dilwyn.me.uk/q68/index.htmlor the

Re: [Ql-Users] Dock

2017-11-10 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
The icons are standard GD2 sprites. Q-Dock currently only handles that one small size. Dilwyn -Original Message- From: Derek via Ql-Users Sent: Friday, November 10, 2017 6:52 PM To: ql-us...@q-v-d.com Cc: Derek Subject: Re: [Ql-Users] Dock Hi Peter, Try using the icons from Q-Dock.

Re: [Ql-Users] EXT_PROC

2017-11-09 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
be in the manual I created. If I can get the supplement, I'll update the manual. Jon -Original Message- From: Ql-Users [mailto:ql-users-boun...@lists.q-v-d.com] On Behalf Of Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users Sent: 09 November 2017 01:01 To: ql-us...@q-v-d.com Cc: Dilwyn Jones <dilwy...@yahoo.

Re: [Ql-Users] EXT_PROC

2017-11-08 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
Chapter 15!? An 8 page supplement entitled "Release 3.3 Enhancements" Headings (to give you an idea what it covers): Introduction Notes For Minerva Users SuperBASIC Changes With Minerva WHEN Handling WHEN ERROR Entering WHEN ERROR Exiting WHEN ERROR Turning Off WHEN ERROR WHEN ERROR and Q_ERR

Re: [Ql-Users] QL ROM versions

2018-01-06 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
>> before the sale to Amstrad. It includes the copyright message 'Copyright >> 1985 Sirius Cybernetics' (whoever they were). >  > http://hitchhikersguidetoearth.wikia.com/wiki/Sirius_Cybernetics_Corporation >  > So Im guessing it was a joke! >  > Graeme Ha ha! Various people have had the ROM

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

2018-01-06 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
> What is the easiest way to connect a QL to a modern VGA or HDMI monitor?  If you are not already on there, I'd seriously consider joining The QL Forum www.qlforum.co.uk You can read the articles without signing up, but signing up is completely free and allows you to post questions,

[Ql-Users] QL ROM versions

2018-01-06 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
One of the messages on this subject seems to have vanished since I sent it, but then Yahoo has been playing up big time for me this morning. The initials JM stood for the name of Sinclair engineer John Mathieson I remember reading somewhere back in the mists of time. It wouldn't have been

Re: [Ql-Users] Your confirmation is required to join the Ql-Users mailing list

2018-01-06 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
Rather than relying on someone else (list owner Bruce Nicholls) to do the work for you, read the instructions on how to do it yourself here: http://lists.q-v-d.com/listinfo.cgi/ql-users-q-v-d.com or I have some notes on it here (I have no connection to the list itself and would not be able to

Re: [Ql-Users] Ql-Users Digest, Vol 167, Issue 5

2018-01-06 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
Somewhere in the back of my mind is the information that 'JM' was the initials of Sinclair engineer John Mathieson (can't remember if that's the correct spelling or not). It won't be Jochen Merz because although he probably rightly deserves the fame for his sterling work as a QL trader over

[Ql-Users] QL ROM versions

2018-01-06 Thread Dilwyn Jones via Ql-Users
Sorry if several half complete emails came through from me just now, Yahoo Mail seems to randomly send emails when I try to edit a reply this morning, so I'll start afresh with a new blank message. The Tyche ROM was the last QL ROM developed, but it wasn't for the QL strictly speaking, it was