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by Peter
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: QOMBI
Replies: 14
Views: 738

Re: QOMBI

Out of interest, what sort of games would you like to see? I would love some realtime action on the screen. ;) Im sort of stuck at "card games", as I dont think fast moving, highcolour graphics are really feasible on any QL platform. If we remember what was possible on a 8 MHz 68008, I'm ...
by Peter
Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Issue 8 discussions...
Replies: 112
Views: 8181

Re: Issue 8 discussions...

I'm a little behind... :P :o What's going on is that I have been multitasking. While multitasking is good for the QL operating system, it makes most (male) humans terribly inefficient. Many good QL projects died or were delayed for years because of multitasking. Wish I could send an "interrupt...
by Peter
Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: QOMBI
Replies: 14
Views: 738

Re: QOMBI

But considering the regular grumbles one hears, of the lack of software for the QL, I somehow expected at least some interest in the fact that a new piece of software (that wasnt 30+ years old) had arrived on the scene in a given month.. I read it with interest and many thanks for your efforts! Sta...
by Peter
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Aurora
Replies: 5
Views: 443

Re: Aurora

I agree with Dave that outside the original QL case, technical reasons for Aurora+(S)GC are hard to find. Still Aurora has a nostalgia value! Also, for fairness, it should be added there is no Q68 matrix keyboard adaptor yet. This is where the Aurora has an advantage: It can be used inside the origi...
by Peter
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Compatibles Corner
Topic: Q68 serial buffers
Replies: 13
Views: 933

Re: Q68 serial buffers

It's important to distinguish mass storage driver issues and SER. The SMSQ/E mass storage driver can get painfully slow during write, and blocks everything else. This affects ethernet as well - software buffers can't help reliably because no interrupts are handled meanwhile. Trying with Ramdisk inst...
by Peter
Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Compatibles Corner
Topic: Q68 serial buffers
Replies: 13
Views: 933

Re: Q68 serial buffers

janbredenbeek wrote:So I'm wondering what the size of the Q68's input buffer is under SMSQ/E.

The hardware buffer size is 16 Bytes. SMSQ/E I don't know.
by Peter
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Q68 Case - New Design
Replies: 1
Views: 216

Re: Q68 Case - New Design

I'm adding my frontpanel and backpanel CAD designs here, maybe they are useful. The files are "Target 3001" format. PDFs also added. I keep my copyright on the designs. Re-use and modifications are welcome, under the condition the design result is contributed back to the community. Commerc...
by Peter
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Announcing availability of a QLNET driver for the Q68 (ND-Q68)
Replies: 45
Views: 2348

Re: Announcing availability of a QLNET driver for the Q68 (ND-Q68)

Is there a problem having the three lines (3.3V, Ground and NET signal) 10 cm long ? As the length of NET cable between machines can be quite long, I don't see any issue, but I am no expert. Ideally, you would keep the series resistor & clamp diode close to the Q68 PCB and use a GND-shielded ca...
by Peter
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Symmetric multiprocessing...
Replies: 52
Views: 3055

Re: Symmetric multiprocessing...

Do we find a way to fix the OS, or do we throw hardware at the problem to make it go away? Given the software situation, I tend to say let's throw hardware. But in my examples, higher singlecore performance/throughput is needed. Multiprocessing, which is technologically easier to achieve, can't hel...
by Peter
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Announcing availability of a QLNET driver for the Q68 (ND-Q68)
Replies: 45
Views: 2348

Re: Announcing availability of a QLNET driver for the Q68 (ND-Q68)

Weren't there plans for an alternative Q68 case? Maybe this is the right time to go for it! ;)

I'll probably probably place the jack sockets at the side of the case, as I don't like network on the front panel.
But that's individual tinkering, not a recommendation.