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Richard Russell
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Re: Viewdata Service

Post by Richard Russell » Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:35 am

Richard Russell wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:18 am
I'll fix it anyway when I next update BBCSDL.
I've now released BBCSDL v0.23a with the fix, although since John has made a change at the server end you probably won't actually see any difference in behaviour in practice - telesoftware downloading should 'just work'. I've also updated the standalone Android client for Telstar, which can be downloaded from here; you may need to enable installing apps from Unknown Sources.

The Telstar client supplied with 'BBC BASIC for SDL 2.0' runs on Windows, Linux, MacOS, Raspberry Pi, Android and iOS.

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TELSTAR Videotex Update

Post by John_Newcombe » Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:01 am

Telstar now includes national and international weather forecasts on page 290.

Enjoy!

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Re: Viewdata Service

Post by Soruk » Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:05 pm

Very nice.

Just a couple of things, the weather description shows the pressure where I am at 1,000 inches! That sounds a little high, the Yahoo Weather page shows it's 1,000 millibars.

Also, on your main menu, you have a small typo in "parliament" - you're missing the 'a'.

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Re: Viewdata Service

Post by John_Newcombe » Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:32 pm

Damn those editors :).

Many thanks, I will add the changes to this weekend's deploy.
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Re: Viewdata Service

Post by John_Newcombe » Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:17 am

John_Newcombe wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:32 pm
... I will add the changes to this weekend's deploy.
System now updated with improved weather service and typo corrections.

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Re: Viewdata Service

Post by Richard Russell » Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:46 pm

On request from a user I've updated my 'telstar.bbc' client to allocate much more memory for the downloaded telesoftware (for convenience it downloads to memory rather than directly to a file). You can now download files up to 4 Mbytes or so (there is an MP3 file of that size at CCl4) but you need to be patient because that amounts to more than 11,000 frames! The updated client is in the v0.23b release of BBCSDL.

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Re: Viewdata Service

Post by John_Newcombe » Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:08 pm

Its here, genuine late holiday deals. you know you want it...

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Re: Viewdata Service

Post by Soruk » Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:45 pm

Just to advise, when googling the 0845 number shown on the holidays page, I came to Balkan Holidays contact page, and they're offering this number for reservations: 020 7543 5555 - can this be changed as 0845 numbers are insanely expensive to call these days compared to landlines or mobiles. (The 0845 130 1114 number is not listed on his page, google seems to imply this is an old number)

Edit: Maybe the entire content is old - the posts have 2012 dates!
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Re: Viewdata Service

Post by John_Newcombe » Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:50 am

The data and numbers comes from the Balkan holidays rss feed. Looks like the feed may be out of date. I may have to withdraw this holiday page. Thanks for letting me know.

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Re: Viewdata Service

Post by John_Newcombe » Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:24 pm

More pages updated, more content, system information and some success at accessing the system using Torch Uniview software running under CPN.

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