Re: [Ql-Users] Q68 Advanced Notice

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

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

QL forever!

Urs
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Re: [Ql-Users] Q68 Advanced Notice

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

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

QL forever!

Urs
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Re: [Ql-Users] Q68 Advanced Notice

2017-09-03 Thread Marcel Kilgus via Ql-Users
Derek Stewart via Ql-Users wrote:
> Q68 Advanced Notice
> ---
>
> PCB Photograph available at:
>
> http://qlforum.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=2=2082#p18729

Looking nice, congrats to Peter and Derek for pulling it off.

Pity that there is no standard resolution high colour mode (I once
suggested an Aurora compatible 102x768 mode as a compromise as memory
bandwith is the key here). But anyway, very cool that this finally
sees the light of day.

Cheers, Marcel


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Re: [Ql-Users] Q68 Advanced Notice

2017-09-02 Thread Peter Graf via Ql-Users
Derek Stewart via Ql-Users wrote:

> Q68 Advanced Notice
> ---
> [snip]

I hope to be able to comment more about the Q68 at a later time, right
now let me say thanks to...

... Laurence Reeves and Tony Firshman for releasing Minerva as free QL
operating system, motivating me to develop the Q68 at all

... Richard Zidlicky for bringing Minerva plus PS/2 driver to the Q68
and his great help debugging CPU cores

... Mark Swift for QDOS Classic, structured so nicely that even I could
port it to the Q68 in a single day

... Tobias Gubener for the CPU core the Q68 finally uses

... Adrian Ives for the QL-SD driver, initially used for Q68 mass storage

... Tony Tebby for relasing SMSQ/E as free software after all

... Wolfgang Lenerz for his outstanding achievement of porting SMSQ/E to
the Q68

... Wolfgang Lenerz again for very helpful tools, extra drivers and docs

... Derek Stewart for his courage and lots of work manufacturing the Q68
hardware and making it available for the public

All the best
Peter

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Re: [Ql-Users] Q68 Advanced Notice

2017-09-02 Thread Lee Privett via Ql-Users
Put me down for one
Regards Lee
On Sat, 2 Sep 2017 at 09:52, Derek Stewart via Ql-Users <
ql-users@lists.q-v-d.com> wrote:

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