|Re: Greetings from the Allschwil Meeting 06|
Message #16 Posted by Raymond Del Tondo on 30 Oct 2006, 5:45 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by Matthias Wehrli
it was a very nice meeting!
Thanks to all who participated, and a special thanks to the host (Matthias) !
There were very interesting presentations related to emulators (Emu),
mass storage (MLDL 2K), and even a presentation from real life (Theodolite with HP-41).
I'll just indicate my contributions:
For those happy guys who own a W&W HP-41CY (or RAMBoxII),
there's a solution to recover the W&W RAMBox OS
on units where the OS had been deleted,
and/or the RAMBox contents have been corrupted in any way:
The CY INIT module!
It's plug-and-play, you have the option of just restoring the OS,
optionally installing the CCD OS/X, or just clearing the other pages.
The CY INIT module restores both banks, of course.
Other topics which were prepared for presentation,
but were only shown or explained in the smaller circle
in the later evening, include:
The new CCD OS/X concept,
which consists of a CCD OS/X base module,
and optional specialized plug-in modules.
The plug-in modules can reside on any page in the address range of
the HP-41, and will find the base OS/X, regardless of its location.
One plug-in is the IL/X, which concentrates
various HP-IL related functions into one 4K module.
The IL/X module includes functions from the Extended I/O,
Extended IL, CCD module, and some more.
The IL/X will be published in the near future.
Next topic: The HP-48 SpeedUI reloaded!
The SpeedUI package for the HP-48 has been dramatically enhanced.
The new version wasn't presented in Allschwil,
however it will be released to hpcalc.org in the near future.
Old users of SpeedUI should definitely upgrade to the new version,
and people interested in SpeedUI should try it as soon as the version 7 arrives at hpcalc.
In case anyone wonders what that orange box on pic IMG_5252.JPG should be:
It's a CMT Multicase, which lets you connect the HP-41, HP-71,
and HP-48 together for data exchange with only one adapter unit,
and which lets you output display messages of any connected calc
at one central point, the built-in *HP-IL Display* !
For data exchange between the three worlds (41,71,48),
you actually need either the 82164A or the CMT HP-IL RAM disc,
or even a PC with HP-IL card and serial port.
But the Multicase is just the all-in-one solution;-)
A nice data exchange example, not from real life, but working:
The HP-71 had the SuDoKu solver from Valentin Albillo installed,
the HP-48 had my SuDoKu solver (SDK48) installed.
To compare run times of the different SuDoKu solvers,
you could enter a suitable 9x9 matrix on the HP-48,
then send it to the HP-71, and start both solvers
with the same matrices.
Edited: 30 Oct 2006, 6:42 p.m.