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by martyn_hill
Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: In defence of the QDOS filesystem...
Replies: 8
Views: 401

Re: In defence of the QDOS filesystem...

Hi Tobi - oh yes, that was the other method I had forgotten - thank you! On reflection, I still 'feel' that modding EX/EW to transparently handle the situation holds some water. :-) And, apologies to anyone I've offended with my poor spelling in the topic title - I can't seem to adjust it after the ...
by martyn_hill
Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: In defence of the QDOS filesystem...
Replies: 8
Views: 401

Re: In defense of the QDOS filesystem...

Gentlemen, thanks for the feedback - I wasn't sure what response I'd get to opening-up this old can-o-worms... Thanks Norman for describing so much more succinctly than I (Mr Verbose...) the 36-character issue in your rants blog. Bee-hives, eh? :-) Thanks Per for adding humour back to what might hav...
by martyn_hill
Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: In defence of the QDOS filesystem...
Replies: 8
Views: 401

In defence of the QDOS filesystem...

Hi everyone! I chose a provocative title, judging by the general consensus shared over time here on the forum... Slightly playing "devil's advocate", I thought I'd share some thoughts (my own and entirely open to critique!) about our legacy QDOS filesystem - such as it is. To be precise, I...
by martyn_hill
Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: QLCOMMANDER - testers and help needed
Replies: 91
Views: 5422

Re: QLCOMMANDER - testers and help needed

Hi Andrei! Looking forward to some of the new features :-) Meanwhile, the QNET cabling is simplicity itself. Mono (2-wire) or stereo (3-wire) cables with mono/stereo 3.5mm TRS/Jack plugs are all that is needed. I mention stereo/3-wire, only because they work and are easier to find ready-made, but yo...
by martyn_hill
Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: 8302<>8049 communications...
Replies: 48
Views: 4120

Re: 8302<>8049 communications...

Happy to help where I can... :-)
by martyn_hill
Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: 8302<>8049 communications...
Replies: 48
Views: 4120

Re: 8302<>8049 communications...

Hi Marcel - yes - I borrowed from your physical 'abstraction' approach on TK2 for the new Q68 driver :-) The QLUB design (and anything else that must converse with a co-processor/uC) needs a bit more wrapping-around to support the off-loading of asynchronous and complete packet-handling. My approach...
by martyn_hill
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: 8302<>8049 communications...
Replies: 48
Views: 4120

Re: 8302<>8049 communications...

Martyn was working on this for USB https://qlforum.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=1985 I was wondering when someone would spot that :-) Whilst there is still significant work to do to complete the QLUB adapter project, the state of the uC coding does already validate Nasta's proposal as far as off-loading t...
by martyn_hill
Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: QLCOMMANDER - testers and help needed
Replies: 91
Views: 5422

Re: QLCOMMANDER - testers and help needed

Hi Andrew I saw this behavior only on QPC - on QL (Minerva ROM) and on QEmulator there are no gaps. Yes, a quick test on a vanilla Minerva-based QL shows that Minerva (at least) appears to interpret the character-increment as set by CHAR_INC to trigger extra 'padding' PAPER/STRIP pixels following th...
by martyn_hill
Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: QLCOMMANDER - testers and help needed
Replies: 91
Views: 5422

Re: QLCOMMANDER - testers and help needed

Hi again Andrew Coming back briefly to your font printing observations documented in your new manual... 1. QPC2 char_inc issue 1 I realise now that my own adjustment to QLC didn't address the problem you mention in the new manual - although it did allow FAT founts to be rendered more effectively - j...
by martyn_hill
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: QLCOMMANDER - testers and help needed
Replies: 91
Views: 5422

Re: QLCOMMANDER - testers and help needed

Hi Andrew I've been playing with QLC v1.0 a little more and have some suggestions for you, that I'll share via PM. In particular: 1. QPC2 char_inc issue 1 - I have adjusted my copy of v1.0 to address this and added a routine to (90% effectively) detect whether the _fnt file is actually a standard (5...

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