|Re: Available now: HP 50g with HELP for *all* commands integrated into the O.S.|
Message #28 Posted by Software49g on 11 Jan 2012, 1:58 p.m.,
in response to message #27 by Nick_S
> much more convenient that wading through the manuals
> to find what arguments a given command requires
The help I coded contains the stack diagrams for *all* commands.
> It would be nice if HP would licence an on-line help system
> like this to distribute with the calculator.
They have my telephone number.
*But* HP has done *nothing* for the 50g in the past three years.
So, unfortunately, this allows only one conclusion: HP has very, very little interest in the HP 50g.
As I have said before, updating the HP 50g with a higher resolution screen and adding some more flash memory inside of it wouldn’t be to hard to do including compatibility to the vast amount of software that exists already. (Remember: Customers do not buy hardware, they do not buy software either. Customers buy solutions.)
But apparently HP does not want to be successful with the HP 50g as they did everything they could to be *not* successful with it in the past, which is really a pity as everything one would need is already there respectively has already been written.
HP *could* update the 50g easily, I would estimate that updating the machine could be done in three to six months, but again, HP has shown very, very little interest in this marvelous machine, which is really a pity IMHO.
Anyhow, most likely I will now add the flags description to the HELP for *all* commands integrated into the O.S. and then anybody who wants it can have a *full* substitution for the manual *inside* the calculator which means that using it will get a lot easier.
And, as I said, it is possible to add anything you want, even long explanation texts including graphics. So if someone provides me with some good ideas of what else should be in an integrated help I could add it.
As the help entries are fetched from the SD card the possibilities are endless...