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ZX-TEAM Meeting 2018 Mahlerts, Germany

Postby QLvsJAGUAR » Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:11 am

Happens this coming weekend. I know, a bit late to announce but the folks in the closer area of THE Annual Sinclair Meeting in the heart of Germany should already be aware of it.

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Kommendes Wochenende findet in Mahlerts in der Rhön (nähe Fulda) die 22. Ausgabe des ZX-TEAM Treffens statt. ZX bedeutet nun wirklich nicht, dass nur die Z80 basierten Sinclairs ein Thema sind. Der QL ist auch zentrales Thema, sowohl auf den Tischen der Tinkerer, wie auch in den Vorträgen. So wird es neben echten QLs, Emulatoren auch einige Q68 vor Ort haben. Ich reise am Freitagnachmittag an, übernachte für wenig Geld im Rhönhof und werde den ganzen Samstag am Treffen sein.
Mehr zum Treffen: http://forum.tlienhard.com/phpBB3/viewt ... f=2&t=2279
Zum Gasthof: http://www.rhoenhof.net/

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Re: ZX-TEAM Meeting 2018 Mahlerts, Germany

Postby vanpeebles » Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:21 pm

Will you be doing a video? :)


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Re: ZX-TEAM Meeting 2018 Mahlerts, Germany

Postby Dave » Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:33 pm

Video, or it never happened!


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Re: ZX-TEAM Meeting 2018 Mahlerts, Germany

Postby QLvsJAGUAR » Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:48 pm

Intention is - like in the previous years - to document the event with a walkthrough video, plus videos of the presentations. Of the previous years (2014 to 2017), there are video playlists on YouTube (seek for ZX-TEAM, Mahlerts or Sinclair Weekend April 2014):

https://www.youtube.com/user/QLvsJaguar/playlists


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Re: ZX-TEAM Meeting 2018 Mahlerts, Germany

Postby Derek_Stewart » Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:25 pm

Hi Urs,

I watch all your videos, the quanity and content are excellent.

I do wish I could get to the show, but I have some other constraints.


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Re: ZX-TEAM Meeting 2018 Mahlerts, Germany

Postby QLvsJAGUAR » Sun Mar 18, 2018 6:47 pm

Videos are online!

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... KdmsVn75kZ

What a great event! Looking forward for 2019.

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Re: ZX-TEAM Meeting 2018 Mahlerts, Germany

Postby Peter » Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:54 pm

The QL was also present in 2019, remembering 35 years QL and 20 years Q60:

mahlerts2019_q60_q68_ql.jpg

Demonstrated were three generations of QL mainboards: Original, Q60 and Q68. All three had some highlights to show:

  • Original QL using the QLWA filesystem on QL-SD
  • Q60 booting SMSQ/E directly from 256 KB ROM, thanks to self-decompression
  • Q60 running from FAT32 formatted SDHC card
  • Q68 with QL NET, communicating with 3 original QLs and even a ZX Spectrum
  • Q68 as bridge between QL network and SERNET, allows QL talking to Q60
  • Q68 with experimental AY3-8910 3-voice programmable sound generator
  • QLwIP native TCP/IP stack running on Q68 (experimental)
  • Q68 as primitive webserver, upload /download between PC and Q68 over ethernet


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Re: ZX-TEAM Meeting 2018 Mahlerts, Germany

Postby Peter » Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:20 pm

QLvsJAGUAR wrote:What a great event! Looking forward for 2019.

Urs, by the way the "buffer full" issue you noticed during file upload is already fixed. QLwIP advertised a TCP receive window that was too large - which caused the PC to send more data at once than the CP2200 ethernet controller of the Q68 could buffer.


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Re: ZX-TEAM Meeting 2018 Mahlerts, Germany

Postby Dave » Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:37 pm

Peter wrote:...and 20 years Q60...


I have been looking all over for a modern, available, economical case like the Q60 case. The only options I see are generally micro-ITX designs. There is a local discount electronics store chain that gets all Dell and HP's off-lease hardware, and they often junk out micro/mini PCs if they're beyond salvage. It might also be an option to get these cases and refurbish them into something interesting - since they are at least a little stylish and would look good in black, with new badges.

I hope it was a good meeting :D


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Re: ZX-TEAM Meeting 2018 Mahlerts, Germany

Postby Peter » Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:17 am

Dave wrote:I have been looking all over for a modern, available, economical case like the Q60 case.

Modern compact cases often lack the external 3.5" bay for floppy.

I was considering a case like Q68, just larger, with custom front/back panel, and a slot adaptor so cards can go horizontal.
For just Multi/IO it's doable (the white flat case in the picture above contains the active Q60 - the board on top is just for show).
But ethernet makes things a little too high.



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