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by Pr0f
Sun May 06, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: The Off-Topic Section
Topic: Happy Birthday!
Replies: 160
Views: 55458

Re: Happy Birthday!

Time for some more home made plum vodka then :D
by Pr0f
Sat May 05, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: The Off-Topic Section
Topic: Happy Birthday!
Replies: 160
Views: 55458

Re: Happy Birthday!

I have to wait a few days yet Dave - but thank you :-)
by Pr0f
Tue May 01, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Q68 New users and general usage thread
Replies: 238
Views: 16459

Re: Q68 New users and general usage thread

Would it be possible to publish a full list of the decoded addresses and their function? (pretty please) :-) If you have specific questions beyond the SMSQ/E keys file, that you require for actual work, please ask. Unfortunately, my time is too limited to write a detailed documentation with explana...
by Pr0f
Tue May 01, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Q68 New users and general usage thread
Replies: 238
Views: 16459

Re: Q68 New users and general usage thread

Is there a definitive list of I/O addresses for the Q68 - I know some of them are in the Q68 manual, and I know also that there is a specific address range set aside for the expansion port area. But given the boot loader potentially allows other ROM images to be loaded, how does one interface to the...
by Pr0f
Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: The Off-Topic Section
Topic: Happy Birthday!
Replies: 160
Views: 55458

Re: Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday - the same machine for 35 years must be something of a record. I kept the case from an old ibm PC going for a good few years, all be it with progressively better motherboads, hard disks and power supplies. But the case was so strong you could use it as a stool, none of that flimsy pla...
by Pr0f
Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: 68060 based QL system?
Replies: 112
Views: 7235

Re: 68060 based QL system?

Windows (CE or NT embedded) in ROM - boots very quickly :P But actually a good point - RTOS type applications are still out there - just look at all the coffee machines, and goodness only knows what's in a lot of 'smart' white goods these days. Your set top boxes have mostly gone to Linux or a deriv...
by Pr0f
Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: System Variables - what are the rules...
Replies: 9
Views: 741

Re: System Variables - what are the rules...

Thanks Jan. So my thoughts are that if I create my pointers for the serial devices at the time the driver definitions are linked in, but leave the pointers empty, only filling them in when the devices are used - this way I can have any size buffer I want to have for the receive / transmit and reques...
by Pr0f
Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: System Variables - what are the rules...
Replies: 9
Views: 741

Re: System Variables - what are the rules...

Because the system designers owned the System variables. So they could, and they did. You don't ;) That's not really a good answer - that's a bit like this page intentionally left blank. If someone is adding to the infrastucture of the machine, or it's operating system - such as with SMSQ, then pro...
by Pr0f
Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: System Variables - what are the rules...
Replies: 9
Views: 741

Re: System Variables - what are the rules...

so that begs the question, why are there 2 pointers in the system variables for serial receive queues for ser1 and ser2?
by Pr0f
Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: System Variables - what are the rules...
Replies: 9
Views: 741

System Variables - what are the rules...

I know I am probably opening a contentious topic here, but in considering writing a serial driver for the QL, I need to use one or two variables in the system variables area. There seems to be 2 purpose built variables for serial 1 and serial 2 read queues, but for a ring buffer I need one read and ...

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