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 […]
Aren’t we blessed in having the wonderful QL Users email mailing list and QL Forum as ways for QL users old and new to keep in touch? QL Forum in particular keeps attracting new members (345 members at the time of writing, the latest user having the intriguing moniker of ‘StarshipUK’!). Every time a milestone […]
If, like me, you thought it wasn’t possible to run a copy of Minerva 1.98 (the most recent widely available version) on the QL emulator for Windows and Mac OSX)called QemuLator (http://www.terdina.net/ql/q-emulator.html), think again. Thanks to Per Witte and Derek Stewart on QL Forum, it became evident that the only reason that I was unable […]
I’ve issued a minor update of the SMSQ/E manual, version 1.03.
Nine of us got together for a mini-workshop at Urmston, near Manchester on 7th February.
It’s some time since I’ve released a new QL program, so I’m very pleased to announce the release of my Q-Bar taskbar and start menu system for SMSQ/E or QDOS with pointer environment version 2 or later. Q-Bar features an auto-hide taskbar, which displays a list of running jobs and lets you pick or remove […]