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by Tinyfpga
Tue Oct 12, 2021 8:38 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: SMSQE in MisTer
Replies: 42
Views: 1633

Re: SMSQE in MisTer

As mentioned in an earlier post in this topic, I don't know what I am talking about. Read mk78's responses to my feeble attempt to describe an atomic operating system. I then used Norm's link to the QL Technical Guide and read the page titled "Introduction to QDOS/SMS/SMSQE". Something abo...
by Tinyfpga
Sat Oct 09, 2021 11:44 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: SMSQE in MisTer
Replies: 42
Views: 1633

Re: SMSQE in MisTer

In my case, for the challenge and amusement of writing application programs in which two or more processors cooperate on a single task. (I am currently using two Q68s. One Q68 is used for calculation, display, keyboard and mouse I/O and the other just calculates.) I wrote an accounting program for P...
by Tinyfpga
Sat Oct 09, 2021 10:03 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: SMSQE in MisTer
Replies: 42
Views: 1633

Re: SMSQE in MisTer

I am curious. Why would do you think TT insists that his ideas are still valid for multi-processor shared memory systems. ( Since there are no multi-processor systems in which his systems can run, this question is moot) and Do you think that a closely networked multi-processor multi-memory (not shar...
by Tinyfpga
Sat Oct 09, 2021 8:22 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: SMSQE in MisTer
Replies: 42
Views: 1633

Re: SMSQE in MisTer

This should be in a new topic but it is in direct response to Norm's and MK's posts above. Bear in mind that I don't really know of what I am writing about, but, as no one to date has explained in, layman's terms, the essence of what TT once said could be described as an "Atomic operating syste...
by Tinyfpga
Sat Oct 09, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: SMSQE in MisTer
Replies: 42
Views: 1633

Re: SMSQE in MisTer

As seems to be inevitable: posts wander off-topic, and so to answer Derek's question, I will start a new topic. The SMS to Stella story should be written by a comic genius. Someone like Douglas Adams (or maybe the "Pub Landlord"), for it is a wonderful example of the inability of the Briti...
by Tinyfpga
Fri Oct 08, 2021 1:08 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: SMSQE in MisTer
Replies: 42
Views: 1633

Re: SMSQE in MisTer

To what end indeed! -- I wasn’t particularly thinking of an end but to a future. Rather than dwelling on the past and for the shear challenge and pleasure of it, one could design hardware in which to develop Stella and a commensurate UI and programming environment. When I say one, this unfortunately...
by Tinyfpga
Thu Oct 07, 2021 9:22 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: SMSQE in MisTer
Replies: 42
Views: 1633

Re: SMSQE in MisTer

I tried PE_BGON and it made no difference. As MK writes:- "move and resize simply disables multitasking". You (MK) write that:- "everybody can disable multitasking at any time". Do you mean that one can disable multitasking by mistake, which I would class as bad design or do you ...
by Tinyfpga
Thu Oct 07, 2021 1:49 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: SMSQE in MisTer
Replies: 42
Views: 1633

Re: SMSQE in MisTer

Thanks for the info. I will try it out later today.
by Tinyfpga
Thu Oct 07, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: SMSQE in MisTer
Replies: 42
Views: 1633

Re: SMSQE in MisTer

Forum contributors must realise that I do not know much, so my posts are likely to contain nonsense. The thing that drove me to join this forum for QL enthusiasts, is my conviction that TT's post-QDOS work is important. The QL compatible version of SMS2, namely SMSQE, has kept some of his ideas goin...
by Tinyfpga
Wed Oct 06, 2021 11:09 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: SMSQE in MisTer
Replies: 42
Views: 1633

Re: SMSQE in MisTer

I think I have enough patience. I have just tried my setup in your QPC, set to 8MB, 65536 colours and 1024 x 768 resolution. I am running my SMS2 BASIC programming environment and 12 other jobs. There are 48 Things installed and your transparent all-window move system works fine. This uses only half...