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by Ralf R.
Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Let us chat about Desktop Publishing on the QL
Replies: 27
Views: 881

Re: Let us chat about Desktop Publishing on the QL

Most of the DTP programmes for the QL are not supplied with the source code. DO you think it is worth trying to write an open source DTP programme? I think, neither was. In our days, I think, everyone wanted to use a pointer driven DTP System. Simply ask Francois Lanciault, why he doesn't has devel...
by Ralf R.
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Optimal Flatscreen monitors for QL and Q68
Replies: 24
Views: 742

Re: Optimal Flatscreen monitors for QL and Q68

BTW the original QL was more widescreen 512x256 than "square" 4:3 even if that's what TVs did back then, so it looks OK on a widescreen TFT monitor. Still all QL "artwork" from Psion Chess to Quill was designed for 4:3 and all our memories are 4:3 monitors. I find that important...
by Ralf R.
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Let us chat about Desktop Publishing on the QL
Replies: 27
Views: 881

Re: Let us chat about Desktop Publishing on the QL

I know, that Andrew Astrand has make Professional Publisher (ProPub) of DP work with the Smiling Mouse, unfortunately I have never read from such experiences. Would be good to make it work with the PE mouse. But I think, there has to be a lot of investigations. I once get the the source of ProPub fr...
by Ralf R.
Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: New Minerva ROMs for Q68
Replies: 17
Views: 760

Re: New Minerva ROMs for Q68

Ah yes when you timeout from the F1..F4 screen you'll get MODE 8. But the initial logo screen is in MODE 4. JM/JS starts up in MODE 4 (tweed pattern), then switches to MODE 8 for the F1/F2 screen, then to whatever you've chosen. Ah ok, the Autostart was that, what Martin has changed, so we could ru...
by Ralf R.
Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: New Minerva ROMs for Q68
Replies: 17
Views: 760

Re: New Minerva ROMs for Q68

Minerva already starts in MODE 4, unlike legacy QDOS. The Minervae I know always (auto)start with F2, so in MODE 8. But maybe that has changed during the years. The version from QView in Eindhoven was that way and a few Versions later also. And QDOS? Seems to start with what you have selected...F1 ...
by Ralf R.
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: New Minerva ROMs for Q68
Replies: 17
Views: 760

Re: New Minerva ROMs for Q68

Dave wrote:Somebody just write a new filing system already!


That's quite right!
by Ralf R.
Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: New Minerva ROMs for Q68
Replies: 17
Views: 760

Re: New Minerva ROMs for Q68

The F keys cannot be changed without modifying Minerva code. One possibility is using SX.CASE (Ctrl/Alt/Shift/Enter) to call your own routine from the keyboard extension ROM, but that's rather tricky as it executes within the polled interrupt code. In any case, we either have to modify the Minerva ...
by Ralf R.
Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Issue 8 discussions...
Replies: 58
Views: 2766

Re: Issue 8 discussions...

I am buying 50 more of the DPRAM. I think users that want it would be willing to pay £10 extra to have a second DPRAM on there. Then both screens would work, and later on if/when a video upgrade became available they could be recovered and sent back for a handy discount, or sold on ebay for about £...
by Ralf R.
Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Odd behavior of OPEN_DIR
Replies: 7
Views: 472

Re: Odd behavior of OPEN_DIR

That's what I always said and have done in S_Edit: Simply set the SV_DDLST variable to zero (save it and set it later), so that TK2 can't check for any of its default directories so you use the one, you have typed. It is simply sometimes annoying with the so called "default directories". I...
by Ralf R.
Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Atari TT030 QVME
Replies: 8
Views: 437

Re: Atari TT030 QVME

I remember now that the video drivers I was thinking about were for Atari TOS to use the QVME. The "QL" ones were built in to SMSQ/E and could be tweaked at boot time. Yes, Jochen supplied a disk to use the QVME with high resolution (b/w) under TOS, this also set a "Cookie" so A...