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by MIST
Thu Jun 02, 2016 9:40 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Homebrew Sinclair QL ?
Replies: 23
Views: 3433

Re: Homebrew Sinclair QL ?

Sounds like a great idea. I'd go for something as close to the real thing as possible. Just replace the Ula's with cplds and the micro drives with a ql-sd clone. The 8049 will need some help of e.g. a small avr or pic controller to deal with a ps2 keyboard.

Go for it!
by MIST
Wed Feb 03, 2016 8:51 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: QL on MIST FPGA board
Replies: 107
Views: 23670

Re: QL on MIST FPGA board

Cool. Looking forward to answer your questions :-)

People actively contributing really makes the difference.
by MIST
Wed Feb 03, 2016 3:12 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: QL on MIST FPGA board
Replies: 107
Views: 23670

Re: QL on MIST FPGA board

I fully understand those wishes. And all of them are possible to implement with reasonable effort and with the existing MIST hardware (and by the way also on every other FPGA board). But: This needs to come from the QL community. I am by no means a QL fan. I've never even seen one in real life. I am...
by MIST
Wed Feb 03, 2016 1:05 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: QL on MIST FPGA board
Replies: 107
Views: 23670

Re: QL on MIST FPGA board

QLvsJAGUAR wrote:Last weekend I had the chance to try out the FPGA based computer MIST at the EJAGFEST 2015. After downloading the QL core I’ve explored quite a bit of it. See my results in this video:
https://youtu.be/1VfFaG_XesU


Whoa, cool! It's nice to see people having some fun with this. Thanks for sharing.
by MIST
Mon Aug 24, 2015 4:38 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Microdrive image manipulation tools
Replies: 6
Views: 1097

Re: Microdrive image manipulation tools

That's sure all possible without too much effort. But I don't see a benefit justifying this.
by MIST
Mon Aug 24, 2015 2:14 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Microdrive image manipulation tools
Replies: 6
Views: 1097

Microdrive image manipulation tools

Hi, this is a small goodbye to you guys here. As a last resort to get anything interesting into the QL FPGA core i wrote two tools. Both available at https://github.com/mist-devel/mist-binaries/tree/master/cores/ql/tools qlem2qlay converts qlem MDV images into QLAY format for usage with e.g. my MIST...
by MIST
Sat Aug 22, 2015 9:39 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: QL Commercial Software Preservation
Replies: 161
Views: 27166

Re: QL Commercial Software Preservation

I will not continue it now that I understood everything.
by MIST
Sat Aug 22, 2015 9:23 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: QL Commercial Software Preservation
Replies: 161
Views: 27166

Re: QL Commercial Software Preservation

Thanks for your detailed explanation.

RWAP wrote:Sorry I am not willing to simply hand that over - it makes no commercial sense whatsoever.


So it's actually money over preservation. This is the only explanation that really explains the current state. Thanks again.
by MIST
Sat Aug 22, 2015 6:09 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: QL Commercial Software Preservation
Replies: 161
Views: 27166

Re: QL Commercial Software Preservation

I have various cracked versions ... That's imho a problem according to Chapter III, Article 6 in http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2001:167:0010:0019:EN:PDF My point is: The way you are doing this doesn't seem to be 100% correct, anyway. So your goal of preservation already...
by MIST
Sat Aug 22, 2015 4:35 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: QL Commercial Software Preservation
Replies: 161
Views: 27166

Re: QL Commercial Software Preservation

but there is no comparison to Microsoft Windows (where each "new" version that gets sold is different from the free updates service that Microsoft offers for minor bug fixes etc.). Microsoft sells new versions of it software just like anyone else did back in the days. If you wanted the ne...

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