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by Peter
Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: QL Emulation
Topic: a problem getting an emulator to run a gui
Replies: 16
Views: 3530

Re: a problem getting an emulator to run a gui

Themes on QLPUI also change shape and general look of windows and other widgets. Maybe try selecting different themes in the demo to see what I mean.
by Peter
Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: QL Emulation
Topic: a problem getting an emulator to run a gui
Replies: 16
Views: 3530

Re: a problem getting an emulator to run a gui

Sigh... my QLPUI sources are not in a publicly releaseable state. I was in the middle of some changes, could be 10 or 15 years ago. The little time I have for QL goes toward Q68 first. Maybe I'll look at QLPUI later, clean up the code and add Q68 support. QLPUI won't use less memory/resources than t...
by Peter
Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: QL Emulation
Topic: a problem getting an emulator to run a gui
Replies: 16
Views: 3530

Re: a problem getting an emulator to run a gui

QPC and Q60 video modes are close enought that you'd normally see at least something on the screen (in garbled colours, as the RGB order is reversed between the two systems). You probably don't see anything at all because video memory location is in different places between QPC and Q60. And, depend...
by Peter
Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: QL Emulation
Topic: a problem getting an emulator to run a gui
Replies: 16
Views: 3530

Re: a problem getting an emulator to run a gui

Any more ideas? Where is the QL source for QLPUI I wonder - maybe we need to add QPC2 high colour mode to it... Maybe it would be better to add Q40/Q60 mode to QPC2, a feature of more general use? QLPUI was ported/written by me, based on work from Doug Eleveld. I was looking for highcolor under QDO...
by Peter
Fri Jan 06, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: QL upgrade versus Q68
Replies: 67
Views: 14754

Re: QL upgrade versus Q68

An idea: why don't you create just one model that can plug into the QL for keyboard access or can be plugged into a small and simple daughter board that take care of the keyboard interface for those who wants an all in one solution ? The daughter board would have the same edge connector as the QL. ...
by Peter
Fri Dec 02, 2016 8:42 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: QL upgrade versus Q68
Replies: 67
Views: 14754

Re: QL upgrade versus Q68

A nice option would if the board could also be used as a kind of swap-kit (remove the QL’s pcb and insert the Q68 into the QL case, connect it to the QL keyboard, use the then empty MDV slots as SD slots similar to QL-SD). There are empty QL cases on ebay every now and then. Sounds like a good idea...
by Peter
Thu Dec 01, 2016 2:45 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: QL upgrade versus Q68
Replies: 67
Views: 14754

Re: QL upgrade versus Q68

I see there are VGA to HDMI adapters, so if they can be used, there would be no problem. I suppose PS/2 to USB adapters are available too. The problem with most PS/2 to USB adaptors is, they just provide passive connectivity for mice that have built-in support for both protocols. A pure USB mouse w...
by Peter
Thu Dec 01, 2016 1:35 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: QL upgrade versus Q68
Replies: 67
Views: 14754

Re: QL upgrade versus Q68

Are HDMI and USB (as on the RasPI) very much harder to implement? I know its chasing a fast-moving target, but going for these later standards would give your design an extra 5-10 years of life? The first Q68 hardware was designed over 8 years ago. So if I started today, I might use a newer compone...
by Peter
Wed Nov 30, 2016 2:26 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: QL upgrade versus Q68
Replies: 67
Views: 14754

Re: QL upgrade versus Q68

I can accept the idea to have (initially) a PS/2 keyboard, I should have one of them somewhere, but what about having the possibility to manage external usb keyboard and mouse ? I mean something integrated wireless like Logitech system. I am using it at the moment with Mist :D :D The MIST uses a se...
by Peter
Wed Nov 30, 2016 1:56 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: QL upgrade versus Q68
Replies: 67
Views: 14754

Re: QL upgrade versus Q68

Peter, it looks gorgeous :) Could you list the specs, please? Preliminary specs: - Plain 68000 core, running approximately at QXL speed - 32 MB SDRAM - PS/2 keyboard and mouse - Two fullsize SDHC card interfaces - SER - Ethernet - Battery buffered realtime clock (battery separate from clock device)...