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by XorA
Wed Jan 29, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Return of Y2K Bug?
Replies: 6
Views: 577

Re: Return of Y2K Bug?

2038 is when old Linux versions (and a lot of Unixes) run out of time.

Probably millions still in use!

And size of time_t is coded into the applications so even if you fix the OS, all the compiled stuff still explodes!
by XorA
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Reverse Engineering
Replies: 17
Views: 1550

Re: Reverse Engineering

For a commercially unsupported retro computer system it is probably unlikely that anyone who owned the copyright would challenge activities of a hobby group unless there was a significant new commercial value to it or they were really mean and had very deep pockets. And it would put us in touch wit...
by XorA
Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Reverse Engineering
Replies: 17
Views: 1550

Re: Reverse Engineering

[*]In some legislations, you might be commiting patent infringement (assuming such a patent exists) - Some legislations allow source code to be patented (US of A, for example says "anything under the sun that is made by man" can be patented) while many others, especially in Europe, don't ...
by XorA
Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Minerva, C68 and memory mysteries
Replies: 5
Views: 1145

Re: Minerva, C68 and memory mysteries

(This is actually the first time that I would disagree with the makers of the C68 library that defining this function to return a pointer and/or a negative error was good design.) That design pattern is all over linux and caused many security flaws over the years. There is now a PTR_ERR macro to pr...
by XorA
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: IP Device driver
Replies: 11
Views: 1876

Re: IP Device driver

If you do a fix for the above problem. You might want to hold fire before doing a release, as while testing my existing IPBasic program. I have experenced a couple of other problems in UQLX which may ,or may not, be a problem with my IPBasic code. I need to do more testing to try to isolate it. Tha...
by XorA
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: IP Device driver
Replies: 11
Views: 1876

Re: IP Device driver

32bit or 64bit uQlx, as we know 64bit still has many undiscovered variables issues due to terrible use of C types in the original source code. Pretty sure it's 32 bit. It's an old (Celeron?) Dell PC running Xubuntu. I may make a test, and set a flag in IPBasic to indicate that the family value need...
by XorA
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: The Off-Topic Section
Topic: Welsh Meters
Replies: 21
Views: 3811

Re: Welsh Meters

Welsh QL's rampaging after sheep in the fields!
by XorA
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: IP Device driver
Replies: 11
Views: 1876

Re: IP Device driver

32bit or 64bit uQlx, as we know 64bit still has many undiscovered variables issues due to terrible use of C types in the original source code.
by XorA
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: SMSQzine #7 is now available
Replies: 11
Views: 3397

Re: SMSQzine #7 is now available

Hi Tim, In SMSQzine #7 page 6, you talk about a programme called "qlzip" to add the XTC68 compiled files to a zip archive and add the dataspace into the header. I do seem be able to find this programme, can you tell me where it available for download. you can compile it from infozip sourc...
by XorA
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: COPYRIGHT
Replies: 25
Views: 5276

Re: COPYRIGHT

Shrink is the only TSP program available (apart from on Apple devices !).


eh? care to explain? this statement obviously not true!