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by janbredenbeek
Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: What makes the OS for QL any better, different, unique ?
Replies: 89
Views: 13261

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

I can see the QL out performing a 4.77MHz 8088, as that's a 8 bit hobbled 16 bit processor too, but not an AT. Having said that, the PC-XT didn't have to drive the screen and interleave memory as I seem to remember that the MGA or MDA card had its own memory and hardware scrolling, so it would seem...
by janbredenbeek
Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: QL Emulation
Topic: How to uQLx on RPi
Replies: 29
Views: 3157

Re: How to uQLx on RPi

I've been running uqlx on a Raspberry Pi 3B for over a year now. The 2017 armv7 release from Dilwyn's site will run on the Pi but there is no compiled armv7 binary of the 2018 release. I've managed to compile and run it on the Pi after installing some libraries (notably the SDL2 development). When r...
by janbredenbeek
Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Development Systems and Created Code (reentrant, ROMable, ...)
Replies: 27
Views: 2642

Re: Development Systems and Created Code (reentrant, ROMable, ...)

"The function HOT_CHP will load an executable file with the specified filename into the common heap and make it into an Executable Thing. Now, each time that you press <ALT> plus the specified key$, a new copy of the program will be started up in memory (although the same code is used, meaning...
by janbredenbeek
Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: 700 Euros for a boxed QL \o/
Replies: 60
Views: 5291

Re: 700 Euros for a boxed QL \o/

bwinkel67 wrote:Wasn't he at 625€ on the Dutch site?

I remember €600.
by janbredenbeek
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: SuperBASIC Functions (RETurn value type)
Replies: 2
Views: 587

Re: SuperBASIC Functions (RETurn value type)

Well, I have detected in QPC2: 1234 : 1235 DEFine FuNction cc:return 'cc':END DEFine 1236 : 10000 ex cc;'xyz hello' /* One pair of " ' " less :-) */ Which operating system/BASIC versions do support this. A BBQL does NOT(!). I have tested this today: BBQL will not allow you to enter line 1...
by janbredenbeek
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: 700 Euros for a boxed QL \o/
Replies: 60
Views: 5291

Re: 700 Euros for a boxed QL \o/

It's still open on a Dutch trading site: https://link.marktplaats.nl/m1570241172

Jan
by janbredenbeek
Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: 700 Euros for a boxed QL \o/
Replies: 60
Views: 5291

Re: 700 Euros for a boxed QL \o/

Same disk drives here with Gold Card. Strange enough, most disks won't format on them in either HD or ED but HD disks formatted as QL disks on a PC are readable and writable on the QL drives. As for QL builds, I have two D15s with Issue 6 board and JS ROMs and two D09s with Issue 5 board and JM ROM ...
by janbredenbeek
Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: The Off-Topic Section
Topic: Happy Birthday!
Replies: 284
Views: 91094

Re: Happy Birthday!

Thanks all!

Unfortunately I didn't have time to come to the chat. It looks like this year it's going to be a 'serial' birthday party due to Corona measures ;) . Some family members today, some tomorrow...
by janbredenbeek
Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: SerMouse: compatible mice list
Replies: 12
Views: 2004

Re: SerMouse: compatible mice list

Cristian wrote:Microsoft Mouse 2.0A (NOT 2.0B)

One of the few good things Microsoft has ever made :D
by janbredenbeek
Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: An AH QL, need some more information
Replies: 7
Views: 803

Re: An AH QL, need some more information

The AH ROM doesn't have much more bugs than JM, I believe only two. It was the first version known to be reasonably stable after the 'dongle' versions FB and PM.

Nevertheless, if you can re-program the EPROMS then Minerva is the operating system of choice.

Jan