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by danielj
Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: software
Topic: RISC OS relicensed: now under Apache 2.0!
Replies: 11
Views: 228

Re: RISC OS relicensed: now under Apache 2.0!

Nothing to stop ROOL taking it and relicensing it under GPL :)
by danielj
Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: software
Topic: RISC OS relicensed: now under Apache 2.0!
Replies: 11
Views: 228

Re: RISC OS relicensed: now under Apache 2.0!

My main bugbear with the license was essentially that Castle took your IP for free and could sell it for profit or do what they wanted with it... That would put me off contributing. That and the DDE... If they'd GPL'd it then we'd not end up with closed source builds. I'm assuming there was a reason...
by danielj
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: software
Topic: RISC OS relicensed: now under Apache 2.0!
Replies: 11
Views: 228

Re: RISC OS relicensed: now under Apache 2.0!

The elephant in the room here is the DDE - if that's not opened up they're still requiring people to pay to contribute :(

d.
by danielj
Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Mystery mod.
Replies: 5
Views: 221

Re: Mystery mod.

Those are the Vertical/Horizontal Sync signals - I guess they were using it with something that needed them separate rather than composite...

d.
by danielj
Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Alternative 32-bit operating systems
Replies: 26
Views: 2237

Re: Alternative 32-bit operating systems

I think Jules Richardson has the ARX source... Suffice to say he's never been willing thus far to let anyone have a copy.
by danielj
Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4869
Views: 336445

Re: Today I received.....

:D - yes, I will, I just need to get the bits in and find some of that magic time stuff!
by danielj
Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4869
Views: 336445

Re: Today I received.....

Yup, I just requested them to do 3x1 panels and that's how they arrived. :) If there's any problem they usually email you cancelling the order, I confess I was quite surprised they didn't and it worked!
by danielj
Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4869
Views: 336445

Re: Today I received.....

30 of these :?
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by danielj
Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Northampton (starting an Acorn System 2/3 refurbishment)
Replies: 19
Views: 360

Re: Hello from Northampton (starting an Acorn System 2/3 refurbishment)

Prime wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:52 pm

On a related note it was also suggested that the Atom forum was renamed to suggest this hint, admins!
Done :)
by danielj
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Cheap web-modem for the beeb/master (and arc if ya like!)
Replies: 117
Views: 4110

Re: Cheap web-modem for the beeb/master (and arc if ya like!)

Smileys go a long way :)
It is just code that was there already. As I think I said somewhere else though, I'd recommend considering the zimodem fork I've got here:

https://github.com/drdpj/Zimodem

It's better firmware with more features. I've just not implemented hardware flow in hardware yet...
by danielj
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Cheap web-modem for the beeb/master (and arc if ya like!)
Replies: 117
Views: 4110

Re: Cheap web-modem for the beeb/master (and arc if ya like!)

Yes. You can pick it up ok with ATA and words appear on the ESP serial typed on termianl, but that is about all you can do currently. wasnt sure if you had anything else in mind. Answer that question. Thanks. You really need to learn how to sound less demanding! It's a fork of open source software....
by danielj
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Cheap web-modem for the beeb/master (and arc if ya like!)
Replies: 117
Views: 4110

Re: Cheap web-modem for the beeb/master (and arc if ya like!)

Of course, it's just a serial link - so long as you can display what they're sending.
by danielj
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: (Yet another) A5000 restoration
Replies: 3
Views: 214

Re: (Yet another) A5000 restoration

Good work. Hot air would have got it off without lifting pads - you can't really get surface mount components off with soldamop as it won't remove all of the solder underneath the legs...
by danielj
Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Cheap web-modem for the beeb/master (and arc if ya like!)
Replies: 117
Views: 4110

Re: Cheap web-modem for the beeb/master (and arc if ya like!)

Random question, what was the telnet server for? Not really mentioned int the docs unless I missed something. Was this for some future expansion?, or came from code sniffled from somewhere? It was in the original software. Not documented as I never played with it. I'm fairly sure if you telnet into...
by danielj
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Rust on Master keyboard
Replies: 1
Views: 75

Re: Rust on Master keyboard

You could attack it with something like krust? I'd personally get them out as it'll be around the inside edges of the holes...
by danielj
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: SCSI2SD on the Victor 9000
Replies: 19
Views: 1274

Re: SCSI2SD on the Victor 9000

Hello! No - I managed to get it to format, and set the label, but there were things that it wasn't quite doing properly, and it wouldn't partition (it was failing on some responses to some checks by the looks of things). The real problem (despite the guy who does scsi2sd being really helpful) was th...
by danielj
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: RiscPC600:battery leak
Replies: 12
Views: 280

Re: RiscPC600:battery leak

So, the CMOS IC could be dead, that's quite common after it's been pickled. The other bits that go are the fine tracks around the resistor packs/logic ICS next to the SIMM sockets - check those circuits too, and the connections back to the VIDC20.

d.
by danielj
Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: RiscPC600:battery leak
Replies: 12
Views: 280

Re: RiscPC600:battery leak

by danielj
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: Music 500/5000 software/music
Replies: 45
Views: 875

Re: Music 500/5000 software/music

Bring them to abug and we'll demould them gently before inserting them :)

d.
by danielj
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: This is not a language
Replies: 38
Views: 826

Re: This is not a language

Ergh... OK - the only other thing to change out (as you've said you have no test gear) is IC10? It's a 74LS259, and should be fairly easy to get hold of?
by danielj
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: software: other
Topic: What will stop ADI2 accessing DFS Track 0?
Replies: 17
Views: 354

Re: What will stop ADI2 accessing DFS Track 0?

The driver installs weirdly in windows 7 and 10. Find the Bosa driver in devices (USB serial I think) and then update, have disk, point at the kryoflux driver directory.

d.
by danielj
Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:52 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: BBC B repair help
Replies: 9
Views: 263

Re: BBC B repair help

ICs 31 and 32 are immediately responsible for controlling ic 3 - I'm not saying replace, but can you check they're behaving as they should (not studied the schema long enough to work that bit out myself)? That's where I'd start looking at this point.

d.
by danielj
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Difficulties extracting zip / adf files to DOM
Replies: 18
Views: 221

Re: Difficulties extracting zip / adf files to DOM

Just get a standard one:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/232081793751

We can walk you through flashing it and pimping it!

You'll also need a USB A-A cable:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/261435344163

:)

d.
by danielj
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: software
Topic: Difficulties extracting zip / adf files to DOM
Replies: 18
Views: 221

Re: Difficulties extracting zip / adf files to DOM

Fear not Nutter - pedantry sometimes appears. Asking is the right thing to do, and none of us are psychic (most of us are silly). BeebArc is indeed mentioned as something that can cope with archimedes disc images in many places. Alas I'm not sure how to use it. I really do recommend the gotek route ...
by danielj
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Repton: The Lost Realms
Replies: 12
Views: 362

Re: Repton: The Lost Realms

:D
by danielj
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: software: other
Topic: What will stop ADI2 accessing DFS Track 0?
Replies: 17
Views: 354

Re: What will stop ADI2 accessing DFS Track 0?

No :( but if you bring it along next month I'll bring the kryothingy along and we can try and pick it apart?!

d.
by danielj
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Repton: The Lost Realms
Replies: 12
Views: 362

Re: Repton: The Lost Realms

Errr - it was never released on the electron AFAIK?

my bad - it was. It'll be DFS &1900?

d.
by danielj
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: wanted
Topic: Repton: The Lost Realms
Replies: 12
Views: 362

Re: Repton: The Lost Realms

Message Arcadian on this forum! :)

d.
by danielj
Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: How to Health Check My BBC Master (128/512)
Replies: 27
Views: 529

Re: How to Health Check My BBC Master (128/512)

If I were you I'd invest in a couple of £12 gotek floppy emulators, then you can just dump the images on a USB stick and the beeb will treat it like a normal disk drive :)
by danielj
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: wanted
Topic: Repton: The Lost Realms
Replies: 12
Views: 362

Re: Repton: The Lost Realms

You need to buy the physical copy to get the image. Try messaging Arcadian on here?

d.