SMSQ/E 3.36

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SMSQ/E 3.36

Postby mk79 » Mon Apr 20, 2020 3:22 pm

I've been working very closely with Wolfgang over the last few weeks to release SMSQ/E v3.36.

The main change is that QLWA drive names can now be longer than 10 character (this is a bigger change than it sounds). Also, on QPC you can now name a QXL.WIN during formatting using the "win1_10_name" Syntax (which, incidentally, seems to be missing in the version history).

More changes:
  • QL-SD allows direct formatted cards (MK).
  • Ibm keyboard : key to generate "->" added(MK+wl).
  • Better handling of iof_xinf (for dmedium_name$) (MK+wl).
  • SMSQmulator better keyboard read (wl).
  • Fixed FDEL (wl).
  • Q68 fixed spp_par thing (wl).
  • Q68 better card handling, CARD_INIT no longer needed (wl, inspired by MK).
  • Q68 may use interrupt for kbd read (needs new FPGA programming) (wl).
  • Q40 correct handling of direct QLWA formatted CF cards (wl).
  • Q40 can use container files on partitions 0-3 (wl).
  • Q40 WIN_CHECK, CARD_DIR, CARD_CRUSH commands added (wl).
  • Spanish keyboard tables and messages added (MK).
http://wlenerz.com/smsqe


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Re: SMSQ/E 3.36

Postby stephen_usher » Mon Apr 20, 2020 6:45 pm

What version of Zip are you using for the sources?

When I try to unzip on a Mac I'm getting:

Code: Select all

% unzip smsqe336.zip
Archive:  smsqe336.zip
warning [smsqe336.zip]:  13315 extra bytes at beginning or within zipfile
  (attempting to process anyway)
error [smsqe336.zip]:  start of central directory not found;
  zipfile corrupt.
  (please check that you have transferred or created the zipfile in the
  appropriate BINARY mode and that you have compiled UnZip properly)


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Re: SMSQ/E 3.36

Postby Derek_Stewart » Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:10 pm

Hi,

I checked the source code zio file which I downloaded, with the binary and the QWA source code container zip files.

The source zip file is corruptted, I have posted a messgae in the QL Users mailing list, hopefully Wolfgang will see it.


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Derek
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Re: SMSQ/E 3.36

Postby mk79 » Tue Apr 21, 2020 10:56 am

We're not yet sure where the corruption comes from, but you can now download a fixed ZIP.


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Re: SMSQ/E 3.36

Postby NormanDunbar » Tue Apr 21, 2020 11:33 am

Morning Marcel,

apparently, from the file name! Weird.


Stay safe.

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Re: SMSQ/E 3.36

Postby mk79 » Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:15 pm

I'm pretty sure the filename thing is a red herring.


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Re: SMSQ/E 3.36

Postby NormanDunbar » Tue Apr 21, 2020 1:58 pm

mk79 wrote:I'm pretty sure the filename thing is a red herring.


I tend to agree, but it would be a weird reason if it was the file name. Wolfgang said this morning (well, I got the email this morning) that when he used the original filename, it corrupts, but not when he changes the name.

It's almost as weird as my network problem this morning, which I eventually fixed, but it's way too weird and off topic for here!


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Re: SMSQ/E 3.36

Postby mk79 » Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:19 pm

That was most certainly a caching problem. New name = cache miss.

Cheers, Marcel


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Re: SMSQ/E 3.36

Postby NormanDunbar » Tue Apr 21, 2020 3:21 pm

Aye, that makes sense. I once had to write a small cache bypass routine to add to URLs for a download - otherwise we all got the same file downloaded even when the file was new. Most irritating. What it boiled down to was a small Javascript routine to take the URL and add a '?x=nnn' onto the end of it, where 'nnn' was , if I remember, a 64 bit random number. It worked.

I sometimes have to add something similar onto URLs to ensure I get the uncached version.

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Re: SMSQ/E 3.36

Postby afx » Tue Apr 21, 2020 4:51 pm

Hi Marcel, SMSQe 3.36 is good news !!

I tried the version for GoldCard and now kbd_table 34 and lang_use 34 work.

The messages now appear in Spanish, also the Spanish keyboard keys are in place (ñ, ¿? ¡! <> etc). But there is a problem, the production of accented vowels (á, é, í, ó, ú) is not correct. (These accented vowels are very important in the Spanish language).

For example, key ' and a should produce á, but it produces 'a.

Surely the table eskbdql.rext that I passed to you already had that problem.

Other accents are well produced, for example, à è ì ò ù are correct (key ` and key a produce à) but these accented vowels are not used in Spanish.

How can I help you to solve the problem?

Best regards and thank you very much for the SMSQE support,
afx.



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