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by stevepoole
Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: The Off-Topic Section
Topic: Happy Birthday!
Replies: 142
Views: 51340

Re: Happy Birthday!

Hi, Wednesday 25th April I celebrated my 70th birthday. I have had my QL now for almost 35 years... half my life ! It has always been a great pleasure to use. I would never have beleived that such an object would still be functional and useful after so many years. Computing has made great strides si...
by stevepoole
Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Talent Graphics Toolkit
Replies: 34
Views: 1517

Re: Talent Graphics Toolkit

hi, Does this post refer to the Talent Graphics-drawing GRAPHIQL program ? If so, I would be interested to know if the 'Find area and FILL colour' routines could be made freeware for SuperBasic programs ? They are very powerful, and if my information is correct, are very short algorithms. (I have wa...
by stevepoole
Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: COPYRIGHT
Replies: 14
Views: 745

Re: COPYRIGHT

Hi,
Thankyou to all the contributors to this thread. The information has indeed clarified the situation.
The 'Shrink TSP' team has therefore decided to release the program under a GPL license.
Best Wishes,
Steve.
by stevepoole
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: COPYRIGHT
Replies: 14
Views: 745

Re: COPYRIGHT

The SHRINK TSP C++ code weighs in at some 65ko, but to use it there are some 11mo of associated files zipped. Maybe the easiest way to publish it would be to put it on the QL Forum, together with the SuperBasic and C68 versions ? That is, if the Forum could handle such big files. Is this possible ? ...
by stevepoole
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: COPYRIGHT
Replies: 14
Views: 745

Re: COPYRIGHT

Thankyou for your detailed replies and suggestions. In particular, Rich, our main concern is that if someone else claims our code or method, by them patenting it, we might be prevented from making it open_source... We do have many emails with code attatchments on our computers, covering the entire p...
by stevepoole
Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: COPYRIGHT
Replies: 14
Views: 745

COPYRIGHT

Hi, The 'SHRINK Travelling Salesman Program' will soon be OpenSource software. So no copyright is appropriate. However, the team wishes to register authorship, to prevent others from claiming the algorithm's code or method. This is necessary to ensure we can distribute the OpenSource without hindran...
by stevepoole
Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Stuart Honeyball
Replies: 16
Views: 1138

Re: Stuart Honeyball

What a terrible loss to the QL Community ! So may we offer our deepest sympathies to his family and freinds. This brings back fond memories of my deceased father, who liked what I was doing on my JM 128ko QL, and paid for me to buy a SuperGoldCard, which is still in terrific shape and enabled me to ...
by stevepoole
Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:56 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: C68Port - A (LONG!) proposal
Replies: 22
Views: 1368

Re: C68Port - A (LONG!) proposal

Hi Norm, For well over a year, two Quanta members and I have been converting a SuperBasic program, (well over 80 pages long) into C. We used turbo, CPort and CFix to get Cee code. But then there was the problem that CPort Cee uses many constructs which are internal to the QL, so the Cee wouldn't run...
by stevepoole
Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Some very sad news, the passing of Lee Privett / Mr Navigator
Replies: 15
Views: 1186

Re: Some very sad news, the passing of Lee Privett / Mr Navigator

Lee revitalised the Quanta Magazine. Without his hard work and dedication, the QL scene would have lost another vector of communication. I never met Lee, but knew him through his helpful emails. My deepest sympathy goes to those he left behind.
Steve Poole.
by stevepoole
Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: Odd behavour
Replies: 24
Views: 1561

Re: Odd behavour

Hi Jan,
The compatibility fix could be to modify the code to read :
a(x+1)=two( (x) )
Does this now work correctly on both systems ?
It is a pity if code tweaks are necessary, but they are better than nothing...
Regards,
Steve.

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