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by mk79
Sat Sep 11, 2021 8:58 am
Forum: QL Emulation
Topic: QL emulation on Linux - is there anything mainstream ?
Replies: 21
Views: 713

Re: QL emulation on Linux - is there anything mainstream ?

Best native solution is probably https://github.com/SinclairQL/sQLux

Apart from that people run QPC with WINE or SMSQmulator with the JRE.
by mk79
Thu Sep 09, 2021 11:16 am
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: QXL.WIN (the domain name).
Replies: 25
Views: 946

Re: QXL.WIN (the domain name).

It's all cluster based, so even worst case you can still read 8 or 16 sectors at once. But yeah, it's all speculation anyway, I don't intend to implement it ;)
by mk79
Thu Sep 09, 2021 8:17 am
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: QXL.WIN (the domain name).
Replies: 25
Views: 946

Re: QXL.WIN (the domain name).

It needs a few more milliseconds to read in the fat, but during actual operation it's just one additional table lookup per sector, which pales compared to the time it takes to actually read or write said sector. I don't think you could measure the difference.
by mk79
Wed Sep 08, 2021 11:29 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: QXL.WIN (the domain name).
Replies: 25
Views: 946

Re: QXL.WIN (the domain name).

I just want to add that all native platforms have a WIN_CHECK command to actually check if a container file is continuous. Use that once to ensure your container is in one piece. Qx0 and Q68 could in theory also work with fragmented containers, but a) nobody has written the code for it and b) it wou...
by mk79
Tue Sep 07, 2021 9:58 am
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: QXL.WIN (the domain name).
Replies: 25
Views: 946

Re: QXL.WIN (the domain name).

Yeah, I know, QPC has the same capability... but actually QubIDE support is currently broken on all platforms. I fixed it for the upcoming SMSQ/E. Can you detail the required changes and why it became broken? I think it was broken in 3.36. I'm waiting for Wolfgang to release the next version. By th...
by mk79
Tue Sep 07, 2021 9:27 am
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: QXL.WIN (the domain name).
Replies: 25
Views: 946

Re: QXL.WIN (the domain name).

I think you are not quite correct here, the QLWA container file, first appeared on the QXL, which used an MSDOS operating system to run the QXL SMSQ executable programme to run SMSQ, then later SMSQ/E. I omitted SMSQ (on purpose), but apart from that, how is this different from what I said? The Q68...
by mk79
Mon Sep 06, 2021 11:52 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: QXL.WIN (the domain name).
Replies: 25
Views: 946

Re: QXL.WIN (the domain name).

What did I really mean there? I was referring more to the recent ability for SMSQ/E (on a Q40) to recognise a QXL.WIN container file on a FAT formatted CF/IDE device. I remember reading that that was a new feature. Was that just a Q40/60 thing then? Ah, I see, the native "QXL.WIN on FAT32"...
by mk79
Mon Sep 06, 2021 10:49 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: QXL.WIN (the domain name).
Replies: 25
Views: 946

Re: QXL.WIN (the domain name).

Ha, nice one, Chris :D Cool idea. Minor nitpick, I don't get this sentence: "[QXL.WIN] and just recently got added support from SMSQ/E". The QLWA (this is the format's real name) was always SMSQ/E based. First for the QXL, then QPC, all others came much later. The driver was just ported to...
by mk79
Wed Sep 01, 2021 6:46 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Telnet software
Replies: 7
Views: 371

Re: Telnet software

QTPI is cool
by mk79
Sun Aug 22, 2021 11:19 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Battery backed ROM
Replies: 3
Views: 203

Re: Battery backed ROM

I had something similar to this (see left side of my QL picture here https://www.kilgus.net/ql/my-ql-of-yore/). But that was a private development of a friend of mine and probably only a dozen cards or so were ever built.