I’d been thinking of writing a post about the QL microdrive preservation project conducted by Simone Voltolini, Massimo Raffaele and others in Italy, but when I finally got round to it, Simone beats me to it and announces the link to his pages about the project! https://sinclairql.wordpress.com/ It’s available in English, and includes a link to […]
In addition to the BASIC version returned by the VER$ function, the operating system itself has a version number. We’re probably all used ot the two or three letter (or in the case of Minerva 4 character) version number such as the ‘JM’ or ‘JS’ ROMs. QDOS version numbers are normally a 4-character string, such […]
Latest version of David Westbury’s PHGTK graphics converter released.
I was sent an unusual set of documents and programs recently. David Denham has put together a set of documents and procedures to help with converting the wealth of older BASIC listings out on the internet to QL BASIC. The documents list just about every keyword imaginable in the older PC BASICs (the document is […]
The Tyche ROM is a 64K QDOS ROM image, actually an update to QDOS for an unreleased QL successor system. It was developed by Jonathan Oakley, formerly of Sinclair, QJump and QView/Minerva fame on the QL scene. The name ‘Tyche’ is apparently pronounced as “tie-chee”. I first became aware of this ROM in the early […]
Thanks to the work and commitment of people like David Westbury, there has been a lot of interest recently in the newer versions of Toolkit 2 supplied with disk interfaces such as the Trump Card. Users have successfully separated the Toolkit 2 from the disk interface ROM, although it’s not always straightforward since the toolkit is […]
(Warning:This is quite a long posting!) Recently someone asked why I insist most of my newer software needs Window Manager 2? He went on to claim that it discriminates against users of a BBQL (black box QL) by forcing pointer environment onto everyone, and either version 2 of pointer environment or SMSQ/E at that. This […]