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Re: THE DISTRIBUTION - Word is out!

Posted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:46 pm
by QLvsJAGUAR
Updated in 2019, the most relevant changes of the RELOADED edition are (details see Introduction (PDF) or history (TXT):
- Updated \qle\ folder to be 100% equal to latest official release of QL/E - THE QL ENVIRONMENT! (v3.19).
- Updated \emu\ with most recent versions of QPC2, QemuLator, SMSQmulator and SMSQ/E.
- Removed \djw\ and \srv\ folders. The great Dilwyn Jones QL Repository and the QL Service Manual are available as online web-pages.

Re: THE DISTRIBUTION - Word is out!

Posted: Sun Dec 15, 2019 7:43 am
by QLvsJAGUAR
3rd Advent today, brings 3rd (re-)release of either THE DISTRIBUTION or QL/E this winter!

Today sees the release of THE DISTRIBUTION RELOADED! 2019 (latest v3.05) Raspberry Pi (RP) edition.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzar2Az0dd4

Download it here:
http://sinclairql.net/repository.html#TheDistribution

Browse to the last column "Download" in the "THE DISTRIBUTION" section and look for:
Image of Raspbian Buster with Complete Distribution, RELOADED edition 1911 v3.05, for Raspberry Pi, 8.48 GB

Have a nice and cozy Advent time, QL forever!

Cheers, Urs

Re: THE DISTRIBUTION - Word is out!

Posted: Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:44 pm
by QLvsJAGUAR
The amount of feedback is really amazing and encouraging! Not. :shock:

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

4th Advent today, brings 4th (re-)release of either THE DISTRIBUTION or QL/E this winter!

Today sees the release of THE DISTRIBUTION RELOADED! 2019 (latest v3.05) QL-SD, MIST & Q68 (QL) edition.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eg6wGxcD3TA

Download it here:
http://sinclairql.net/repository.html#TheDistribution

Browse to the last column "Download" in the "THE DISTRIBUTION" section and look for:
Image of SDHC card with Distribution, RELOADED edition 1911 v3.05, for QL-SD, MIST & Q68, 472 MB

Have a nice and cozy Christmas time, QL forever!

Cheers, Urs

Re: THE DISTRIBUTION - Word is out!

Posted: Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:28 pm
by Chr$
I'm grateful that you're still there Urs.

In a recent purchase was included a Thor-Desk 3.5" disk from you (Cowo). It's dated 1989. That's 30 years ago and you're still here! Hut ab.

(by the way, it has the address on it of the original owners - a Mr and Mrs Courage from Neuss).

Re: THE DISTRIBUTION - Word is out!

Posted: Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:24 am
by pjw
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

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

Re: THE DISTRIBUTION - Word is out!

Posted: Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:09 am
by stevepoole
Hi per,
Yes ! feedback can be very low indeed....
Hundreds of people did read the SHRINK_TSP posting, but not one replied...
I put this down to the program filling a very narrow niche, which is understandable.
Our projects have to touch a wide audience, but even there, free animated QL demo programs have received no feedback either...
That does not mean to say nobody downloads them...
It's like opinion polls... very few people bother to reply !
(Many people consider that there opinion is mundane).
A little enthusiasm would indeed encourage developers...

Best Wishes,
Steve Poole.

Re: THE DISTRIBUTION - Word is out!

Posted: Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:14 am
by vanpeebles
I really need to try this! For the Q68, does it just go on a blank memory card?

Re: THE DISTRIBUTION - Word is out!

Posted: Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:39 am
by Derek_Stewart
vanpeebles wrote:I really need to try this! For the Q68, does it just go on a blank memory card?

Hi,

Download the file: THE_DISTRIBUTION_SD.ZIP

and extract to a suitable folder, read the help file: THE_DISTRIBUTION/README..TXT

the image file: QL-SDHC/SDHC_4GB_QL_THE_DISTRIBUTION.img

can be written to an SDHC card of 4Gb or more, using Win32DiskImager or SD Card Association software.

The image file can be mounted as an imag drive in the files system, see on my Linux Laptop, using Ubuntu Mate caja file manager:
QLE.png


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

Re: THE DISTRIBUTION - Word is out!

Posted: Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:16 am
by Derek_Stewart
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.

Re: THE DISTRIBUTION - Word is out!

Posted: Mon Dec 23, 2019 6:31 pm
by QLvsJAGUAR
Chr$ wrote:I'm grateful that you're still there Urs.

Me too.

Chr$ wrote:In a recent purchase was included a Thor-Desk 3.5" disk from you (Cowo). It's dated 1989. That's 30 years ago and you're still here! Hut ab.

Oh, yes, Thor-Desk! It was developed to become the pack-in desktop system for the ill-fated CST Thor XVI. Fortunately I did keep the rights, so was able to market it as a QL product (renamed to QTop) after it became clear that CST was gonna fail. Later on, in 1998, I declared it freeware. Nowadays QTop is part of QL/E.