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by ql_freak
Sun May 31, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: Help for New Users
Topic: QL Tinkering
Replies: 137
Views: 26940

Re: QL Tinkering

Well it is just a tick of a second, I usually do not use file manipulations, loading or saving in multitasking. :D Sorry, this doesn't matter(!). Assume you are unzipping a very large ZIP archive (perhaps over a network connection) and in the meantime you want to edit other files. If you then open ...
by ql_freak
Sun May 31, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: Help for New Users
Topic: What QL emulator do you recommend?
Replies: 13
Views: 1946

Re: What QL emulator do you recommend?

Hi Marcel,

what I am missing, is a solution to start a SBASIC program from Assembler (or C68). Or is this possible, if it must NOT run in Job 0,0 (but may start a new MultiBASIC job)?
by ql_freak
Sat May 30, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Comparing Sinclair QL to Commodore 64
Replies: 29
Views: 1185

Re: Comparing Sinclair QL to Commodore 64

I think what is meant as a native 68000 emulator, is an emulator written in RISC. But I do not think that there is much interest in the PI world to do this. I think it's not a good idea to implement a program today ins assembler. AFAIK even Marcel now rewrites parts of QPC2 in C, because it's much ...
by ql_freak
Fri May 29, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: Help for New Users
Topic: QL Tinkering
Replies: 137
Views: 26940

Re: QL Tinkering

@RalfR: BTW, is this (SU QL 1) your real KFZ-Kennzeichen?
by ql_freak
Fri May 29, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: Help for New Users
Topic: QL Tinkering
Replies: 137
Views: 26940

Re: QL Tinkering

The problem is if you have a program which programmatically opens a file/files (e.g. on RAM-disk) automatically very often (e.g.) in a loop. Such types of programs may fail. But you are right that the implementation of default directories in SB is error prone :-( A solution would be, if we had a kin...
by ql_freak
Wed May 27, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: Help for New Users
Topic: What QL emulator do you recommend?
Replies: 13
Views: 1946

Re: What QL emulator do you recommend?

mk79 wrote:In the upcoming v5 this will be further extended, making interaction with PC drives even more seamlessly.


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by ql_freak
Wed May 27, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: Help for New Users
Topic: QL Tinkering
Replies: 137
Views: 26940

Re: QL Tinkering

In Sedit, I always saved SV_DDLST and set that to "0" so the TK2 default directories does not use them, as I want to find the real path. After that, I patched the var to its original state. Nice trick, BUT VERY BAD ON A MULTITASKING (better Multithreading) system. If the sheduler switches...
by ql_freak
Wed Apr 15, 2020 1:01 am
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: What makes the OS for QL any better, different, unique ?
Replies: 38
Views: 5022

Re: What makes the OS for QL any better, different, unique ?

nor the Atari ST have had any Multitasking at all, not even cooperative Multitasking. Just as long, as you do not use Mag!X Problem: With Mag!X (there was also another Multitasking-OS) a lot of programs didn't run any more or have had a lot of obscure bugs (we´re talking about the ST, not the QL).
by ql_freak
Wed Apr 15, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: The Off-Topic Section
Topic: For all German Reader and Especially Bavarian
Replies: 1
Views: 182

For all German Reader and Especially Bavarian

A nice Corona (Covid-19) diagram (labels are in German) about the totally infected people in Bavaria (IMHO much better than the official diagrams from LGL [the source]): My homepage Created with the Canvas class of the Tkinter package for Python. It would be really nice, if we would have Python for ...
by ql_freak
Sun May 12, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: What makes the OS for QL any better, different, unique ?
Replies: 38
Views: 5022

Re: What makes the OS for QL any better, different, unique ?

Although the QL came earlier than ST and Mac, the multitasking scheduler was already preemptive - technologically superior to the cooperative multitasking of the other machines, where every program could block the whole system. One moment... Neither the original Macintosh nor the Atari ST have had ...