|Re: WP 34S: New release on SF|
Message #5 Posted by Paul Dale on 20 Feb 2012, 2:26 a.m.,
in response to message #4 by Les Wright
Please let us know about all and any problems with the firmware and the manual. They will be addressed.
Yes, version 3 is a significant improvement over version 2. The flash management is out of sight better, not to mention having more free flash for users. We've separate programs, more functions, better accuracy for some functions, double precision and more. I definitely think it is worth buying a new overlay and letting v2 die quietly :-)
The version 3 overlay is pretty much fixed. We're arguing over SHOW & up arrow (alpha case change) on the ON button, so a trivial change might happen. However, we're well aware of the need to not alter the overlay so don't expect to need a new one even if things do change. Currently the up arrow enters the register browser and SHOW displays the full mantissa. We're thinking of changing this so that SHOW enters the register browser and up arrow does something else. The reason being is that f-shift and g-shift x<>y <( and )> display the mantissa in single precision mode, the parts of the mantissa in double and shift around the integer display. Thus the current SHOW behaviour is redundant.
The outstanding question is what to put on the case shift up arrow (if anything). Any suggestions?
We also have a (very) small number of free character bitmaps available, any suggestions here?