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Re: Viewdata Service

Post by Soruk » Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:12 pm

scruss wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:40 am
Please don't go as far as some friends of mine who are recreating the authentic 300 baud BBS experience over VOIP …
:lol: I've not attempted to simulate BT's trade mark, of randomly adding line noise...

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Re: Viewdata Service

Post by Richard Russell » Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:45 pm

Soruk wrote:
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I've not attempted to simulate BT's trade mark, of randomly adding line noise...
I did something similar in order to test the error detection and retry mechanism of my telesoftware code....

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Re: Viewdata Service

Post by colonel32 » Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:41 pm

I founding holding my thumb over the ESP antenna is a great way to introduce random errors :)

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Re: Viewdata Service

Post by Soruk » Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:37 am

Hi,

Small buglet in your new pre-emption code (where you can start typing before the screen is drawn)...
On the weather map page, the landing page for *290#, if you press # before the page is completely drawn, you're returned to the main menu instead of the location entry screen.

(And a typo, on page 97a you're missing a : after https)
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Re: Viewdata Service

Post by John_Newcombe » Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:21 am

Soruk wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:37 am
Hi,

Small buglet in your new pre-emption code (where you can start typing before the screen is drawn)...
On the weather map page, the landing page for *290#, if you press # before the page is completely drawn, you're returned to the main menu instead of the location entry screen.

(And a typo, on page 97a you're missing a : after https)
Many thanks, will take a look.

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Re: Viewdata Service

Post by John_Newcombe » Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:12 am

Soruk wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:37 am
Small buglet in your new pre-emption code (where you can start typing before the screen is drawn)...
...
(And a typo, on page 97a you're missing a : after https)
The typo is fixed and will get deployed today. The '#' routing issue will take longer. The same problem exists when reading news that has follow on pages that are accessed by pressing '#'. Its a routing error thats always been there but shows up now that the pages are throttled to allow 'type-ahead' to work.

May thanks for letting me know about this.
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Re: Viewdata Service

Post by trixster » Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:18 pm

Hi John,

Has anything changed on your glasstty.com:6502 viewdata service recently that might cause the following problem:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/jzcipg5g98z53 ... 8.MOV?dl=0

It’s almost as if the beeb is stuck in a continual refresh loop. My FreeFi232 board seems to work normally on both my beeb and Master if i access another viewdata service such as fish.ccl4.org, or a bbs like particlesbbs.dyndns.org, so I can only assume something has change wrt glasstty.com
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Re: Viewdata Service

Post by Richard Russell » Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:37 pm

trixster wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:18 pm
I can only assume something has change wrt glasstty.com
It seems to be fine when accessed from my telstar.bbc program (supplied with BBC BASIC for SDL 2.0).

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Re: Viewdata Service

Post by Soruk » Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:10 pm

Richard Russell wrote:
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trixster wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:18 pm
I can only assume something has change wrt glasstty.com
It seems to be fine when accessed from my telstar.bbc program (supplied with BBC BASIC for SDL 2.0).
Similarly, it appears to be fine when accessed from my telstar program shipped with Matrix Brandy.

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Re: Viewdata Service

Post by trixster » Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:39 pm

Hmm. Anyone with a freefi232 or a wifimodem able to check to see if it works ok? Maybe it’s an issue with my freefi232? The same problem occurs on both my master and bbc b so I don’t think it’s an issue with my beeb.
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Re: Viewdata Service

Post by trixster » Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:30 pm

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Post by trixster » Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:19 pm

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Re: Viewdata Service

Post by oPless » Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:54 pm

I get a similar thing with the emulator and tcpser.

Just Buffer Off flashing crazily.

Not tried other viewdata services as yet.

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Re: Viewdata Service

Post by shifters74 » Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:10 pm

Is the source available for telstar???

I am interested in having a read of the python code!

thanks

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Re: Viewdata Service

Post by John_Newcombe » Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:47 pm

At some point I will open source the code, I will post here when I get around to it.

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Re: Viewdata Service

Post by John_Newcombe » Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:54 pm

trixster wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:18 pm
Hi John,

Has anything changed on your glasstty.com:6502 viewdata service recently that might cause the following problem:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/jzcipg5g98z53 ... 8.MOV?dl=0

It’s almost as if the beeb is stuck in a continual refresh loop. My FreeFi232 board seems to work normally on both my beeb and Master if i access another viewdata service such as fish.ccl4.org, or a bbs like particlesbbs.dyndns.org, so I can only assume something has change wrt glasstty.com
I think that this is because the modem is set to Telnet mode? I don't have one of these modems but from memory I think its ATNET0 to turn it off.

Telstar isn't a Telnet server, although it does have a Telnet parser designed to absorb any Telnet negotiation. I suspect I have a bug in the parser.

Just as a point of interest, Telstar throttles page responses to 1200 baud, however, if a Telnet type client is detected by the parser Telstar runs at full speed.

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Re: Viewdata Service

Post by coxs » Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:25 pm

Just got Telstar working on my Beeb. Absolutely fantastic. Thank you so much for making this service.

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Re: Viewdata Service

Post by John_Newcombe » Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:55 pm

coxs wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:25 pm
Just got Telstar working on my Beeb. Absolutely fantastic. Thank you so much for making this service.
No problem, glad you like it.

Full directory of pages can be found here https://glasstty.com/wiki/index.php/TELSTAR_Directory
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