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Re: Problem - Microdrive Cartridges

Postby NormanDunbar » Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:24 pm

Outsoft wrote:Naturally I can do it when you want ;)
I've all just dumped but I would like to responge and then preserve yours too ;)
Let me know when, I'm always ready ^_^
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Re: Problem - Microdrive Cartridges

Postby dilwyn » Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:27 pm

I have The Distributin 3.02 and it has ProPascal in the xcl folder, but two problems strike me:

1) it seems to be merged with pro-fortran and I don't know how to separate them

2) seems to need Q-emuLator and I just H-A-T-E trying to unqemulate software, it takes so long that I just usually refuse to do it unless I have a lot of time on my hands, which I don't these days.

So if you can just send a ready to go Pro-Pascal without having to phaph around with it, great.


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Re: Problem - Microdrive Cartridges

Postby Outsoft » Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:03 pm

NormanDunbar wrote:
Outsoft wrote:Naturally I can do it when you want ;)
I've all just dumped but I would like to responge and then preserve yours too ;)
Let me know when, I'm always ready ^_^
Best regards.


I've sent you a PM. Thanks.

Cheers,
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Replied, thanks ;)


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Re: Problem - Microdrive Cartridges

Postby NormanDunbar » Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:31 pm

Got it, thanks.

I'll put them in the post to you soon.


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Re: Problem - Microdrive Cartridges

Postby Derek_Stewart » Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:35 am

Hi,

If you look in the: xcl/prs/Redist folder there are the ProFor117 and ProPas117 in Zip archives.

This all seems to work individually.

But I have to remember how to programme in Pascal...


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Re: Problem - Microdrive Cartridges

Postby Derek_Stewart » Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:52 am

RWAP wrote:Actually it is the Prospero packages which are part of QL/e not Metacomco Pascal so far as I know. :D


If you look in the: xcl/prs/History folder

there is messages from Propero to Urs, stating that the ProFortran and ProPascal can be distrubuted, I have quoted the message here:


Prospero wrote:
Von: Technical Support <support@prospero.demon.co.uk>
Gesendet: Montag, 21. Januar 2013 19:19
An: Urs Koenig
Cc: urs.koenig@cowo.ch
Betreff: Prospero Pascal and Fortran for Sinclair QL (1980s)


Dear Urs,

Thank you for your persistence! I will send this to both your addresses and hope to scope at least one hit.

Concerning your main request:

>I?m kindly ask you if you could and would allow your old QL software
>(Pascal and Fortran 77) and documentation to be made available on the
>SQPP webpage as public domain, freeware or at least free software?

We have no problem in your making the Pascal and Fortran software freely available on your web page.
The documentation is a little more complicated, as much of it is essentially shared with other Prospero
implementations, but users will clearly need it. Again, there would be no problem if it was bundled in
some way with the software; I imagine you can devise some way of doing that.

As to your other point:

>I?m also asking if you have anything left on paper or media (files)
>from your Fortan77 and Pascal development for the QL?

There has been a brief search, and nothing has emerged so far. We will keep you in mind in future.

With best wishes for your venture,

Tony Hetherington,
--
Technical Support,
Prospero Development Software


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Derek
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Re: Problem - Microdrive Cartridges

Postby dilwyn » Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:41 pm

Thanks Derek - ProPascal added "as-is" from The Distribution to the Programming Languages page on my site

http://www.dilwyn.me.uk/language/index.html


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Re: Problem - Microdrive Cartridges

Postby Derek_Stewart » Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:02 pm

Hi Dilwyn,

I have loaded the ProPascal OCRed manual in HTML format into LibreOffice Writer, I will format the manual so that I can produce PDF file.

This mainly for myself, as many yeara ago I did an OU course that was Pascal based, it would nice to revisit it.


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Re: Problem - Microdrive Cartridges

Postby dilwyn » Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:05 pm

Thanks Derek.


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