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by Peter
Wed May 22, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: New Minerva ROMs for Q68
Replies: 24
Views: 1118

Re: New Minerva ROMs for Q68

Hi Jan,
janbredenbeek wrote:In fact, I've already done that ;)

I would not have expected anything else ;)

janbredenbeek wrote:I just need to rebuild it.

Obviously, you uploaded the result already :D Works fine, thank you!
Peter
by Peter
Mon May 20, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Internet and the QL
Replies: 38
Views: 1595

Re: Internet and the QL

I wonder if a pragmatic approach, like finding or hosting classic email servers, could help without "outsourcing" encryption to a non-native CPU. (By the way, I'm not sure that an encryption engine outside the QL would automatically lead to the development of an email client which can han...
by Peter
Mon May 20, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Internet and the QL
Replies: 38
Views: 1595

Re: Internet and the QL

As browsing the Internet even using older PCs is now getting more and more painful, and as more and more emails contain photos, images and attachments (and most of the time, the user can’t select which emails get downloaded), I think the most useful reason for having Ethernet on a QL would be the s...
by Peter
Sun May 19, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Internet and the QL
Replies: 38
Views: 1595

Re: Internet and the QL

A real TCP/IP card is only useful if we have access to an encryption engine. I find it exaggerated to say that TCP/IP is useless without encryption. It can still be used for LAN connections, internet connections from QL to QL, and many websites. From my experience with QLwIP I see the largest probl...
by Peter
Fri May 17, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Internet and the QL
Replies: 38
Views: 1595

Re: Internet and the QL

I don't think he plans to emulate a full ZX8302, only provide keyboard / sound from what I've read above. Serial function is to be provided by a new serial device (so that offloads responsibility of that to a new driver and DUART chip). When I asked if keyboard, sound and SER need new drivers, the ...
by Peter
Fri May 17, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Internet and the QL
Replies: 38
Views: 1595

Re: Internet and the QL

Doesn't that mean you need completely new software drivers for keyboard, sound and SER? No. It will emulate the 8302 register behavior, but with a new back-end. USB keyboards and mice. I'm getting strong comments to include a proper sound chip also. Serial will be handed off to a DUART. So really, ...
by Peter
Wed May 15, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Internet and the QL
Replies: 38
Views: 1595

Re: Internet and the QL

As an aside, the processor on the ESP32, the ESP32-D0WD, is the microcontroller I am likely using to replace the 8302/8049. That will bring USB keyboard and mouse support, sound, two serial ports supporting speeds over 2Mb/sec, I2C and SPI. The only limitation is that it will probably be attached t...
by Peter
Wed May 15, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: QL Network Protocol(s)
Replies: 10
Views: 661

Re: QL Network Protocol(s)

Peter, Glad you like it, but I not sure it's worthy of some kind of 'announcement' - I'm sure people looking for such a solution will find it via this thread. Hi Jason, it was pure luck that I saw it. Looking two weeks later, I'd have missed it. Also I wouldn't have searched for it, unless I was aw...
by Peter
Mon May 13, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: What makes the OS for QL any better, different, unique ?
Replies: 18
Views: 833

Re: What makes the OS for QL any better, different, unique ?

ql_freak wrote:Neither the original Macintosh nor the Atari ST have had any Multitasking at all, not even cooperative Multitasking.

Yes of course. Thank you for reminding me. There was cooperative multitasking for the Mac, but it took until 1987 for the add-on, and until 1991 until integration into the OS.
by Peter
Mon May 13, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: QL Network Protocol(s)
Replies: 10
Views: 661

Re: QL Network Protocol(s)

This provides an inexpensive (~15 GBP) route to adding SD storage to the QL, with some limitations. (i,e, it is a serial device, not a directory device). Still, some may find it useful. I find this a cool idea! The performance is much better than over the serial port. A memory-saving idea, especial...