Category Archives: QL

QL-SD, QL-microSD and (S)GC battery

QL-SD So, a short update on QL-SD, I have spent another few hundred Euros on parts and everything has arrived except the package with the SD-card connectors, which seem to be lost in the mail. These are needed for the double-SD adapters, which I expect will be pretty popular. Instead of waiting for them to… Read More »

QL-SD update

Just a slight update before I go on holiday for a week. The design of the MDV adapter board has been finalized and I already have the PCBs here: The board can be built into four different configurations of which I will probably offer two: Single slot drive using a ready-made daughter board soldered onto… Read More »

Cueshell – The definitive file manager for the QL

24 years ago Albin Hessler released his file manager Cueshell into the world. It was and still is one of the most advanced programs for the Pointer Environment ever written, featuring a Multiple Document Interface (smaller directory windows within the larger application window) and drag&drop file management. Managing large directory trees became incredibly easy and… Read More »

QL-SD news

(Summary at the end if you’re not interested in the details) Some people know that I’ve been working for quite some time on making the QL-SD work with the late Stuart Honeyball’s masterpieces, the GoldCard and the SuperGoldCard. And I seem to have succeeded, but the way to success took a lot more time than… Read More »

Debugging Minerva

Martyn Hill recently discovered a bug in later versions of Minerva, but couldn’t quite pin it down. I thought it might be nice to write up a little tutorial about how I try to tackle these kind of problems. The most important thing of course is being able to reproduce the problem, which was the… Read More »

Sandy SuperQBoard – now in HD!

A few years ago I got my old QL system out of storage and into working condition, but after 20 years of using QPC I completely forgot how much of a pain it really was. I never owned any of the Gold Cards, in fact all my BBQL hardware (640KB internal memory expansion, a 192kb… Read More »

QMenu v8.03

Thanks to Jochen Merz I can now release a very new version of QMenu (menu_rext), along with the original manual: QMenu download page Earlier releases done by me had a few annoying bugs which I was now able to track down. The problems actually were not located in the QMenu source code itself, but Jochen… Read More »

Toolkit II – The sequel

Update v2.32 (2018-03-04) The basic problem is that TK2 already didn’t quite fit into 16KB during its last official versions and it became a lot worse once I packed in all the new features available in SMSQ/E. To make it fit again I had to remove something and I chose the network driver code, last… Read More »

QMake released for free

This has been a long time in the making, actually I wanted to do this many years ago, but the day is finally here: QMake is here for everybody to enjoy. QMake is a “make” tool which basically takes a linker file as input, collects all files that make up the executable and assembles any where… Read More »