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Re: THE DISTRIBUTION - Word is out!

Postby QLvsJAGUAR » Mon Dec 23, 2019 6:41 pm

pjw wrote:Increasingly I have limited my encouragement to those who themselves are inclined to reciprocate. This saves me a little trouble.

I see your point, but it is often also kind of a "chicken or the egg", no feedback, no activity/challenge/improvement.

For the two of us, I always took your valued feedback (on- and off-list) as a challenge. And, while not agreeing on each and every point (which is natural; we are living in a free world), as the designer of QL/E and THE DISTRIBUTION, I had the freedom to make my own decisions. BTW: Have you had a look at QL/E latest version, it adressed quite a few of your points.


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Postby QLvsJAGUAR » Mon Dec 23, 2019 6:43 pm

stevepoole wrote:A little enthusiasm would indeed encourage developers...

I second that!


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Postby QLvsJAGUAR » Mon Dec 23, 2019 6:48 pm

vanpeebles wrote:I really need to try this! For the Q68, does it just go on a blank memory card?

Yes, all one have to do, is "burn" the image to an SDHC card of size 4GB or bigger.

The the SinclairQL.Net website, there's not only the ZIP file with the Image and Documentation, there's also a "Introduction for QL-SD, MIST & Q68", see Column "Documents".


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Re: THE DISTRIBUTION - Word is out!

Postby QLvsJAGUAR » Mon Dec 23, 2019 6:57 pm

Derek_Stewart wrote:Download the file: THE_DISTRIBUTION_SD.ZIP and ..."

Thanks Derek for pointing out that information and adding some tipps & tricks.

Derek_Stewart wrote:Where I suppose individual files could extracted to reduce the the SD Card capcity size.

It was a huge work to conceive a SDHC card content which makes this single card working with QL-SD, MIST, Q68 and even QPC2. The user can easely mount many .WIN files which are on the card. I would highly recommend not to delete or overwrite files from the card, especially the .WIN files, because they need to be stored in an continuous and unfragmented way on the card. Users are free to add files.

The SDHC card image has two partitions, the first FAT32 is what you see under Windows and other OS. The first 16 files of that partition is reachabe for QL-SD, MIST, Q68. The second partition a FAT 16 and can be accessed from Q68 as FAT1.


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Re: THE DISTRIBUTION - Word is out!

Postby QLvsJAGUAR » Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:00 pm

Derek_Stewart wrote:
QLvsJAGUAR wrote:The amount of feedback is really amazing and encouraging! Not. :shock:

Thank god that I have an extremely high level of self-motivation. :D

I am sorty for not adding a support comment on the You Tube video, which always do, I just forgot.

I have added a comment and Thimbs Up...

Maybe the best cross platform QL distribution.

Excellent Video and software.

Thank you very much, Derek! The great Q68, QL-SD and MIST deserve a QL Environment which has a simple and hassle free installation and 1st use.


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Re: THE DISTRIBUTION - Word is out!

Postby pjw » Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:45 pm

QLvsJAGUAR wrote:
pjw wrote:Increasingly I have limited my encouragement to those who themselves are inclined to reciprocate. This saves me a little trouble.

I see your point, but it is often also kind of a "chicken or the egg", no feedback, no activity/challenge/improvement.

First of all, let me say I was merely making a general point, since you brought it up.

Regarding your comment: When the chickens never produce any eggs why bother feeding them?

For the two of us, I always took your valued feedback (on- and off-list) as a challenge.
I am of course grateful that you took my feedback as a valued challenge. I shall be happy to do the same for you!

And, while not agreeing on each and every point (which is natural; we are living in a free world), as the designer of QL/E and THE DISTRIBUTION, I had the freedom to make my own decisions.
And likewise, the "customer" is also free. Free to choose.

BTW: Have you had a look at QL/E latest version, it adressed quite a few of your points.
Yes I did.


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Re: THE DISTRIBUTION - Word is out!

Postby Derek_Stewart » Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:32 pm

Hi Urs,

While the Qtop system has been around for a long time. Can you give an overview to the system, which will be in use for a long time. This maybe for new QL users.

I have updated the SD Card distribution, with the updates to QL/E, which I supply with new Q68 computers.


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