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by Tinyfpga
Thu Mar 10, 2022 1:50 pm
Forum: Help for New Users
Topic: QL Tinkering
Replies: 200
Views: 62387

Re: QL Tinkering

RalfR posted:-The move mechanism is simple After a bit of fiddling about I compiled your demo to produce a window, moveable with CF4. I downloaded esyptr from MK's website to obtain the WMOV instruction. The unzipped file contained quite a few files that might have contained WMOV. I viewed them all...
by Tinyfpga
Thu Mar 10, 2022 10:44 am
Forum: Help for New Users
Topic: QL Tinkering
Replies: 200
Views: 62387

Re: QL Tinkering

Thank you for your recent replies. I have decided to download all of QBITS' programs and documents to see what I can learn from them. As everyone agrees the pdf documentation is first class. What programs were used to create the documents? I can understand Derek's post (just). Am I right in thinking...
by Tinyfpga
Wed Mar 09, 2022 8:45 pm
Forum: Help for New Users
Topic: QL Tinkering
Replies: 200
Views: 62387

Re: QL Tinkering

I agree with the comments made by derek_stewart:- I really like the QBITS manuals. stevepoole:- Your program looks great. bwinkel67:- All these programs seem really neat. My problem is that I can't get them to run well (or even at all) on my SMSQE configuration. I have a question:- Where is the file...
by Tinyfpga
Fri Feb 25, 2022 11:19 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: SMS2 and STELLA
Replies: 109
Views: 7180

Re: SMS2 and STELLA

I am not sure what I am looking at (FPGAs that is). But here goes anyway:- The SMS2 PEROM has a capacity of 128Kbytes. This is large enough to contain the OS and its drivers, the Thing system, user interface, QPAC2, SBASIC, an editor, CLI etc. etc. The Stella kernel is more powerful than SMS2 and sm...
by Tinyfpga
Fri Feb 25, 2022 11:26 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: SMS2 and STELLA
Replies: 109
Views: 7180

Re: SMS2 and STELLA

Postby RalfR » Mon Feb 21, 2022 6:13 pm Does anyone know how far the OS for Futura had progressed? Postby RalfR » Tue Feb 22, 2022 5:48 pm I would like to have an Futura, it would also be interesting, what TT had planned for his "QLT". The SMS2 project began just after the Futura project ...
by Tinyfpga
Fri Feb 25, 2022 10:59 am
Forum: Feedback Section
Topic: DoxDirect
Replies: 12
Views: 1372

Re: DoxDirect

Sparrowhawk » Thu Feb 24, 2022 5:01 pm Is that A4 colour? If so that is a great price and a way better deal than I got. (£42.76) Norm's greyscale book is accessed as per my post as follows:- https://qlforum.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=3294&hilit=assembler+manual&start=40#p35207 It costs £...
by Tinyfpga
Sun Feb 20, 2022 6:50 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: SMS2 and STELLA
Replies: 109
Views: 7180

Re: SMS2 and STELLA

Martin_Head » Sun Feb 20, 2022 9:27 am The thing is, I don't have any experience of I2C, and I don't have any I2C devices. I thought I would see what I2C devices one can buy. There are plenty of them:- Digital compasses, 3-axis accelerometers, gyroscopes, Ambient light, Spectroscopy, Lidar, Relays,...
by Tinyfpga
Sat Feb 19, 2022 1:51 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: SMS2 and STELLA
Replies: 109
Views: 7180

Re: SMS2 and STELLA

I have never read the docs mentioned above. I have just downloaded them and gave them a brief glance.
They seem very interesting. I find post QL history fascinating.
by Tinyfpga
Sat Feb 19, 2022 12:57 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: SMS2 and STELLA
Replies: 109
Views: 7180

Re: SMS2 and STELLA

Unread postby tofro » Sat Feb 19, 2022 12:37 pm No, he wasn't. He was offering Stella to anyone else but QLers because he didn't fancy to support legacy anymore. I sort of understand your point of view. I was using "QLers" as shorthand for fans of QDOS rather than fans of the QL. As I men...
by Tinyfpga
Sat Feb 19, 2022 12:16 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: SMS2 and STELLA
Replies: 109
Views: 7180

Re: SMS2 and STELLA

Ralf's link to Wikipedia, is pertinent. In my view the last paragraph of the article is the most interesting:- "How much more is it reasonable to do with SMSQ which, by its need for compatibility with a 10 year old computer, is locked into a 10 year old design? Is there enough interest in the t...